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Pinto Art Museum Wedding

When people ask me what is the most memorable wedding I attended, I would always answer, “Seth’s wedding at Pinto Art Museum.” Ironically, it was the simplest wedding I’ve been to. But the intimacy and the beauty of the place blended perfectly to create one of my favorite weddings ever.

Seth contacted me and asked me if I could do her and her family’s makeup for a simple civil wedding at Pinto Art Museum. She said she wanted a 50s vibe to her wedding and she specifically requested for vintage red lips. When I asked her what hairstyle she wanted, she said, “I’m going to cut my hair short… like pixie-cut short. So, we don’t have to focus too much on my hair.” Right then, I was impressed with her. Most of the brides I meet grow out their hair and here is Seth, cutting her hair short. She definitely was a rad bride!

It was a wedding in the morning so all of us had to get up very early. Like the usual in morning weddings, everyone was in a hurry. But everything went well. Here was Seth’s look for her wedding.

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Stepford Wives Wedding Dress!

When the photos from Rio Jones Photography came out, I was in loooooove!!! Here are their snaps:

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The beautiful bride with her dashing groom.

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I also did the makeup of Seth’s sisters and mom. Here are the looks I created for them.

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Seth’s mother

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Seth’s sister

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Seth’s sister

Here are other photos of the bride and her entourage.

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Pageant Makeup for Roselle Vytiaco

I haven’t spent much time with Roselle, but after working with her twice, I can say that she’s the kind of girl who sets her heart at her goals and does her best to fulfill them. She is dedicated to whatever endeavor she pursues, and her passion translates to professionalism. Whenever I work with her, she takes care of her own needs, and makes sure that she keeps me posted about her competition’s schedule. It’s hard to find young girls with the same quality as hers nowadays.

Roselle hired me to do her hair and makeup for Our Lady of Peace School’s annual Bb. Kalikasan. The first time I worked with her, I provided her with smokey blue eyeshadow, this time she opted for a natural look. She wanted to have light makeup with earth colors. I gave her a doll face look for the competition.

Here’s her before shot:

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Still looking fresh and pretty without makeup!

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Doll Face Makeup

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Half up-half down braids and curls

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Roselle’s gown created by her classmates. It was made from recycled materials like banig, Tipulo leaves, and even an old school uniform skirt.

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Roselle’s gown created by her classmates. It was made from recycled materials like banig, Tipulo leaves, and even an old school uniform skirt.

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Roselle with her partner. His apparel’s made of recycled materials as well.

As I’ve mentioned, Roselle’s dedicated to winning at life and she gives her 100% with what she does. She gracefully walked the stage and answered the question about environmental awareness above par. Needless to say, she won the competition and even received special awards like Ms. Photogenic and Best in Recycled Costume. Proud of this girl, and always happy to work with her!

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Screengrabbed from Roselle’s Instagram account

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Prom Makeup

I haven’t updated this site for a looooong time! You can tell because my post is about proms which usually take place during February. I find updating my Facebook page, Makeup by Noemi, more convenient. However, upon discovering that I still attract followers (chos!)  through this site, I decided to maintain it. This will be a long post, so brace yourself!

It’s always an advantage to have a teenage cousin. A huge bulk of my Facebook followers came from Arian’s network of friends. During the last prom season, most of my clients are her classmates or friends of her friends. Here’s my first client for the season, Stef (Before Shot):

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I’ve worked with Stef before for a portrait, and I’ve always loved her face because her eyes and face shape resemble Emma Roberts’. Here’s what I did for her look:

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Stef wanted to have an updo despite her short hair. I did my best to create a look for her hair that would not fall off for the whole duration of the event.

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Moving forward, after a week or so, I did makeup for Arian and her friends. My cousin Arian wanted to have a regal look, something with an Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday vibe. Here’s what I did for her (we were in a hurry so my sister wasn’t able to take her photo without makeup):
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My next prom client was Lovely. She had strong facial features so I decided to give her a brown smokey eyeshadow + dark red lips.

Before:

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After:

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Here’s my next client, Chacha Villaseca

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Bless Mae, on the other hand, wanted to have a K-Pop vibe for her look. So, I used thick false eyelashes, glittery, and smokey eyeshadow.

Before:

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After:

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Finally, here’s Betty Boop look alike, Mariz Pajadan:

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Prom season is busy season! Until next time!

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Portrait Makeup for Stef and Camille

I’ve been getting clients for portrait sessions. Of course, when you want makeup for portraits, you want to go for the timeless look. So, when your future kids look at your picture, maybe 10-20 years from now, they won’t laugh and call you crazy.haha Here are some photos from my session with Stefanie Perez and Camille Pedracio.

Stefanie had dark eyebags, so I made sure that I put a suitable amount of corrector and concealer around that area. Her eyes look similar to Emma Roberts’, and the latter has always been seen with smokey eyeshadow, so I decided to give her a similar look.

Here’s Stefanie’s before shot:

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Here are her shots during the shoot:

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Camille, on the other hand, looks like a baby doll. So, I decided to stick with earth colors when I applied her eyeshadow. Here are her shots:

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By the way, the flower crowns were made by my sister. So if you want to order some, you can also contact me. ^_^

 

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Makeup Session with Roquessa

Like most people I know, I’m a big fan of fashion photographer, Emily Soto. For this shoot, I asked my sister to mimic her style. I know, her shots weren’t as good as Soto’s, but I think she did a great job nonetheless. 🙂 The flower crowns were created by her as well (just send me a message if you want to buy one).

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After the shoot, I also became a fan of my niece, Roquessa. Apart from her beauty, what was admirable about her was her ability to take instructions fast. She was also very professional! 🙂

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Boho Bridal Makeup

Been working on having my business advertised by a wedding coordinator in Makati. I wanted to try their basic package- flyers + logo + business cards. I didn’t have enough resources to produce such, but God has been so kind to me that He gave me such wonderful, giving, and talented friends.haha Thanks to Joanna Gabiran for taking the photos, to ate Abba of The Goldfish Pool for designing the flyers, and to Mary “Reng” Tanseco for modeling for us. ^_^

Here’s Reng’s Before and After shot:

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Here are other photos Jowee took:

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Ang galeng ni Jowee and Reng! You can view other shots by Jowee here. *BTW, she’s a Vogue Italia contributor.*

And finally, here are the flyers!

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Design by Ate Abba. She also designs innovative, creative, and unique invitations, props, and backdrops. Visit The Goldfish Pool for more information. You can visit their booth nga pala at Wedding Connections.

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Some Details About the Makeup Artist

As most people have known, I’ve recently left my job as a public school teacher to pursue a career in the hair and makeup industry. I enjoyed teaching children and preparing lesson materials for them, but I knew in my heart that it wasn’t what I was meant to do. They say when you reach quarter life crisis, you’ll be on one of the major cross roads of your life. That’s when you’ll discover, if applicable, that you’re taking the wrong path or you’re getting burnt out with what you’re doing. You’ll find the path that you should take, but there are more cons than pros when you choose to take it. The biggest pro, however, is that this path will take you to unconditional happiness. Moreover, if you don’t follow it, you’ll forever live a life of misery and regret. Off topic, I think that’s also one of the main reasons why most women marry at the age of 25.

I’ve always been clueless and naive, they say. I never really had enough self-esteem to know that I’m capable of making decisions on my own. I just went with the flow. My mother told me to take this course, I wanted something else but I wasn’t motivated enough, so I just agreed with her. I then blinked and became a public school teacher. The job was hard, and the people were difficult to deal with. But as what an ancient philosopher said, “When you love your job, it wouldn’t feel like a task”. I rephrased Confucius a bit there. haha I was never happy. Whether it was a manipulative coworker, or extra work I wasn’t supposed to do, I always found more reasons to hate my job than to love it.

I wanted to become a music teacher when I was in high school, but I was too lazy to practice playing the piano. Quarter life crisis should end when you turn 25 or 26 (I’m not sure!). But in my case, since I’m naive or “slow” as what people would say, it continued on until I was 27 or 28 years old. I didn’t know which step to take. I decided to pursue graduate studies, but that didn’t turn out well. That was when I realized what I really wanted in life–why I never really put my heart into pursuing graduate studies.

I’ve always been “kikay,” even when I was younger. My sister played with trucks and toy cars while I played with barbies and rag dolls. I loved pulling pieces of cloth from my grandmother’s mattress and creating little dresses for my barbies. My mom used to put lipstick on my cheeks and smudge it to make it look like I had a not-so-subtle blush. So when I grew older and I was allowed to put on makeup, I really collected and bought as much as I can with my allowance *just so mommy wouldn’t be able to ruin my face again haha*. I ended up enjoying it. I saw myself spending hours in front of the mirror, practicing how to apply makeup. I watched youtube tutorials, and became one of Michelle Phan’s first fans. My sister would get annoyed because I always practiced on her.haha

So when I hit that cross-road, and realized that graduate studies wasn’t the right path for me, I took the other path. That path was all foggy and I really can’t see the other side, but I went through it anyway. Coincidentally, my sister had a coworker who was a freelance makeup artist. They were pretty close so she shared all her woes, and even my woes to her. She studied makeup artistry in MDA (the one in Mother Ignacia), and said it was a very disappointing experience. She advised that it was better to study in HD Makeup Studio & Academy (formerly Basement Academy) instead. I checked it out and saw that indeed, the program was better as the teachers were Hollywood educated. The tuition was cheaper and the student-teacher ratio was lower. Irregardless, I didn’t have enough money to cover the tuition.

Good thing there are a lot of loaning companies connected to public schools, but with shark-like interest of course. Well I knew that I would live a life of misery and regret if I didn’t follow my dream, so without looking back, I applied for a loan to cover my tuition fees for my makeup and hair styling classes. I had to live without savings and within a super-duper tight budget for a year and half just to pay for my shark-like loans. But I never forgot to return to God 10% of my entire earnings, and He has not forgotten to take care of me and my family during and even long after my difficult time. I couldn’t leave my job even after I finished my makeup and hair styling classes because I had to finish paying for my debts so I endured those years, secretly dreaming of becoming a professional makeup artist. I promised myself that I would leave my job as a public school teacher as soon as I pay off my debts.

Everything turned out well. I’ve left my job and I’m now building my portfolio. Of course there are still problems I have to deal with–such as the fact that I spent all my savings buying my tools and equipment.haha But I know that God will help me get through them. Serving God is not confined to ministering in the church full-time. It can also mean using your talents to glorify Him. He gave me this talent and I’m glorifying Him by doing my best at all times and by never giving half-baked work. That’s it for now. That’s my entire life in one blog entry.haha Challenges will come, but I sure am ready to face them!

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That’s me sa gilid! Yes, I look tired, and that’s because I work hard!