Friday, January 27, 2012

BTS: Anniversary + Meeting Chubi del Rosario (and other big time people)

I still cannot believe that I have finally worked with people who belong in the film industry!

Yesterday, my friend, Bugel, told me that his friend needed a makeup artist and it was so nice and sweet of him to refer me. A Mr. Darwin Alegre Novicio sent me a message a few minutes after talking to Bugel. He said he needed a makeup artist for a short film they're going to shoot. I got super excited because I never got the chance to work with that kind of environment and industry. I was available and very much interested so I immediately accepted the offer! Kuya Darwin didn't tell me right away though who are the persons I'm going glam up. He just told me there's going to be one guy and one girl. He advised me that only natural and basic makeup would be needed so that's what I prepared for.

The taping day came (which was actually earlier today) and I left the house 8:20 in the morning to meet Kuya Darwin. Call time was 8:30 AM and I left the house 10 minutes before because the meeting place is just a 5-10 minute drive away from home.

We met at 7-11 Crossing Mendez, Tagaytay and then we went straight to their house because that's where the 1st scene will be taken. The stars of the short film weren't there yet, just the production staffs. I was feeling awkward at first because I was the only girl at the time but Kuya Darwin was very nice and hospitable. He entertained me by giving me heads up about today's shoot and by telling me different stories about him and by telling me that the leading actor of the short film is CHUBI DEL ROSARIO!

If you don't know him, Chubi is one of the former teen star from the very popular youth oriented show T.G.I.S. back in the 90's. He was also a part of different soap operas or teleserye here in the Philippines such as Anna Karenina and Ikaw na Sana.

When I met him, I was really starstrucked although I haven't seen or heard about him for a long time now. I was still stunned because I was a big fan of T.G.I.S. and other teeny bopper movies that he starred in to. I was surprised and really glad at the same time because he was very approachable, friendly, and also very talkative! Haha! :)

Then, I also met Yheng, the leading actress, who is very perky, cheerful, and very playful! She's only 18 years young but she is very talented and also beautiful. She is a RunCav model and a tourism student from DLSU-D. She was with her Mom, Tita Mariz, who is very friendly, very accomodating, and very bagets! I had soooooooo much fun with them. :)

I also met Kuya Homer Novicio and Ate Tin Novicio. They are couples who are both writers. Kuya Homer works for GMA-7 and Ate Tin work for ABS-CBN! Hahaha! I was sooooooo happy because I got the chance to have a little chit chat with them. Ate Tin, by the way, was the writer of the famous ABS-CBN teleserye, Magkaribal starred by Gretchen Barretto and Bea Alonzo! :)

So, anyway, the title of the short film is Anniversary. I don't want to spill here what the story is all about. I'll just let you know soon once they're done with the film. :)

Here are some behind-the-scene photos:

Yheng is such a beautiful girl!

The lady is Ate Tin, the guy in blue is Kuya Darwin and the guy with glasses is Kuya Homer. :)


Chubi playing with Kuya Darwin's cute doggie :)

So, yeah that's it! I am very thankful for this day! I had a loooot of fun! Thanks to Bugel for referring me, thanks to Kuya Darwin for hiring me and thanks to GOD for this wonderful opportunity! :)

Stay awesome my dear dudettes! :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Victoria's Secret Metallic Eyes Look I (Brown Smokey Eyes)

I have decided to create different looks using different palettes from my makeup collection. It's kinda like a series but not really. LOL! So, the first palette that I featured was the Victoria's Secret Metallic Eyes which is a really gorgeous palette. If you want to see swatches and everything, check out my product review by clicking here

So, this is the makeup look that I came up with. I did a brown smokey eyes and then paired it with peachy cheeks and peach lips.

If you want to know how I did this look, you can watch my video in my YT channel or you can just play the thumbnail below.


San San Concealer in Olive
San San Matte Finish Liquid Foundation in # 03
Wet n Wild Natural Blend in Buff
Fanny Serrano Two Way Cake in Rajah (for contouring)
E.L.F. Cheek Blush in Peachy Keen

San San Eyebrow Pencil in # 02
In2It Waterproof Eyebrow Colour in Eyebrowns
Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in French Fries
Victoria's Secret Metallic Eyes
Majolica Majorca Jewelling Pencil in white
Maybelline theHyperCurl Volum'Express mascara

Ever Bilena Famous lipstick in Watermelon
Fashion 21 Colour Shine Liquid Lipstick in # 09

I hope you liked this look. :)

Stay tuned for more looks and videos!

Stay awesome ad accomplish your mission! :)

PRODUCT REVIEW: Victoria's Secret Metallic Eyes

On my 22nd birthday, my best friend, Lee Ann, gifted me this Victoria's Secret Metallic Eyes. This is my first Victoria's Secret cosmetic and actually, my only VS makeup. I am a big fan of their perfumes and lotions but I wasn't really a big fan of Victoria's Secret cosmetics because of the not-so-good and not-so-convincing reviews about a few of their cosmetics. It's awesome though that my best friend gave me this because this is actually pretty awesome.

So, this is the palette. It is actually designed to be used for day and night eye makeup looks.

The packaging is quite sturdy, not bad at all. It's made up of sturdy carton and it has a magnetic lid so the eyeshadows are secured when you close the palette. At the back of the palette, product description and ingredients are written and other copyright stuff.

When you open the lid, you will find instructions of day to night makeup look which is useful and helpful for beginners.

The palette contains 6 different shades of eyeshadows, 1 highlighter, 1 eye liner and an applicator which I've already thrown away. For me, this palette is convenient because it's almost like a complete package. The only missing item is a mascara, right? :)

This is a closer look of the highlighter and the black eyeliner. I haven't used the highlighter yet but it's really creamy and I think it's pretty good. The cream eyeliner is not that impressive because it's not that pigmented and it's kinda difficult to apply but I can deal with it. It's still nice. It has a matte finish and it lasts for long hours.

The eyeshadows are obviously metallic. The shades are all earthy and great for smokey eye looks so, this is perfect for daily and nightly makeup looks.

I thought they're going to be chalky but it turns out that they're actually pretty impressive. The colors are pigmented and the texture is smooth so there aren't a lot of fall outs so, that's really awesome.

Eyeshadow shades:  beige, light gold, taupe, brown, pewter (dark gray/silver), gunmetal (black)

I am really grateful that Lee Ann gave me this palette because it's awesome. It's so convenient to use and I can totally bring this with me when I travel. I am going to rate this 4 out of 5 seals of approval :-D

I am not sure though how much this palette costs and I don't know yet where you can purchase one of this. But if you're interested, you can always google it. ;-)

This is one look that I created using the Victoria's Secret Metallic Eyes.

I have also used this on my Day to Night Makeup video tutorial. If you haven't seen that one yet, click here.

Stay awesome my dear dudettes! :)