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Concealer or foundation–which goes on first?

POWDER is your friend. Make sure brush/sponge is evenly coated with powder to avoid erasing cream concealer that you’ve already applied.

It was quite literally Foundation Day at Joya Loft’s South Tower after Bobbi Brown’s makeup team finished converting the space into a “house of foundation,” where the brand’s makeup base range was showcased.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Look sleek and polished despite the heat


Finally, summer is here, with the scorching heat and the glistening sun. Whether you’re heading out to the park to eat ice cream or going straight to the beach to frolic in the refreshing waters of the sea, it’s time to bring out your breezy dresses, floppy hats, chic sunnies, pretty sandals and, of course, fresh-faced makeup looks.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

Tricks of the trade

FELIX Nguyen

Felix Nguyen, international makeup artist for Bobbi Brown cosmetics, never stops moving.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Many ways to wear matte


“From the Oscars, and now the Seda hotel, let’s all welcome Janice Daoud, one of NARS’ lead makeup stylists; it’s a special position designed to communicate François Nars’ ideas and values,” says Rustan’s Sevrine Miailhe by way of introducing the beauty expert they flew in.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Makeover treats for mallgoers

MAKEUP artist Krist Bansuelo, Suesh general manager Sheryll Kim; Suesh co-owner Suzanne Tan, event host Lexi Schulze

Suesh Cosmetics recently painted its SM Megamall branch rosy, very much like a lovely woman’s newly made-up face, and launched its partnership with Korea’s Mizon Cosmetics. Suesh will carry exclusively Mizon’s affordable and high-quality makeup and skincare products that are tailor made for Asians.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Dare-to-bare makeup

REVLON Nearly Naked Makeup and Pressed Powder

With the new Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup and Pressed Powder, dare to bear with a foundation that’s so light it practically melts right into your skin for completely undetectable coverage.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

The makeup look that never goes out of style


On March 14-23, in celebration of Women’s Month, SM Megamall will be holding its annual Mega Beauty Fair, a celebration where female guests are entitled to blowouts, beauty workshops and a much-awaited photo exhibit that features the most current faces in the industry today.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Makeup must-haves from a lifestyle writer-turned-brand manager

Makeup must-haves from a lifestyle writer-turned-brand manager

Girls with charm like Shauna Popple can’t seem to get out of the lifestyle circuit. A former writer for Tatler magazine, she is now the brand manager for Brand Gateway, which handles Linda Farrow Vintage. I decided to feature her top 10 favorite beauty must-haves. We can all use a new tip or two from each other anyway.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

How Elphaba gets her green look–and how you can do it, too

MAC COSMETICS’ guide to a “Wicked”- inspired look

The venue was filled with mirth as the audience, composed of beauty editors, bloggers and makeup artists, watched Kellie Ritchie wield with gusto what looked to be a four-inch-wide flat paintbrush—the kind you use on walls—on Ali Calder’s face.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Jerry Johnson, makeup artist to Renée Zellweger, Hilary Swank and Paris Hilton: ‘Let go of the fear’

JERRY Johnson

Laura Mercier’s global makeup artist Jerry Johnson was happy working in a ceramic shop in Soho, glazing and painting, until he was invited by a friend to help her out and do makeup for a fashion show. Hesitant at first because he’d only painted on cups, he nevertheless took on the challenge, and has been painting on people’s faces ever since.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Hey dude, why not makeup as Valentine gift for your GF?


Women wax poetic over powder textures, creams and lip shades the way men discuss to death basketball plays and well-placed punches in MMA. Knowledge of sports stats and stuff won’t benefit you at all as you hit the malls looking for the perfect gift for your girlfriends.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

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  2. Noli Yamsuan, Cardinal Sin’s ‘official’ photographer: ‘I could smell the aftershave lotion of the Pope’
  3. Palawan favorite getaway of show biz celebrities
  4. Fashionistas flock to designer’s wedding
  5. Joe de Venecia visits the Queen Mother of Cambodia
  6. President Quezon was born here–and so was Philippine surfing
  7. A tale of two Priscillas: my mother Prissy and Chona Recto Kasten
  8. This is not just a farm
  9. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  10. Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  1. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  4. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  5. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  6. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  7. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  8. Prince William fuels speculation of second royal baby
  9. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  10. This is not just a farm
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?


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