Posts Tagged makeup designory manila
1. ORLY NAIL POLISH, P349.75
Before I became I makeup artist, I specifically remember the 2 times I had a professional manicure and pedicure: my junior prom and my sister’s debut. Putting on nail polish never really appealed to me; I see it as a time consuming, unnecessary task. Now, I can’t live without it! As a makeup artist and makeup teacher, my hands are always captured in photos (especially wedding photos) and people always look at them whenever I do makeup demos. So every two weeks, I go to my suking nail spa for mani-pedi to make sure that my fingernails are always clean, polished, and coated in a pretty shade (I couldn’t do my own mani-pedi even if my life depended on it). The spa charges more if you want to use premium nail polish, so I just bought my favorite Orly shades since I know I’ll be using them over and over again. My staple shades are:
Country Club Khaki. A “greige” shade (gray + beige), or as my friend put it, my bangkay-gray shade. :p
I am not a fan of metallic shades, but this one really appealed to me:
Pretty, no? Purbeauty people, are you reading this? SPRINT ASIA PEOPLE, ARE YOU READING THIS??? This would make a very nice Christmas gift! Hehe
2. BEN NYE LOOSE POWDER, P300-400
I’m so happy more and more professional makeup are now available here in Manila through Purbeauty. One that I was looking forward to for a very long time is Ben Nye Cosmetics, an affordable yet densely pigmented line of makeup. Last week, I finally saw them displayed. I will be buying this after I’m finished with my Kryolan loose powders:
Ben Nye Loose Powder in Banana. The powder is very very fine, and at P300, it’s really affordable.
3. MAKEUP DESIGNORY CHEEK COLOR IN GLOW, P925
A dead ringer of Nars’ orgasm, but with less shimmer so it’s perfect for everyday. Very pigmented, too.
3. BDELLIUM TOOLS 10 PIECE BRUSH SET WITH BRUSH ROLL, around P5,000
I was able to use these brushes last week when I taught the personal makeup class, and the quality is good. At around P5,000, the price is not bad at all. It has the basics covered. Plus I like the brush roll, which is very utilitarian chic. Some of my students bought this and they’re very happy with it! I recommend this a starter brush set for newbie makeup artists, and as a personal set for makeup addicts/junkies.
4. GRAFTOBIAN LIP COLOR PALETTE, P1,500
Here’s another professional brand that is worth checking out. Most makeup artists I know carry Graftobian in their kit, and they’re satisfied with its performance.
If only I don’t have yet the shades in this palette, I would have instantly bought this. The color selection is perfect for bridal work. Other palettes are also available with different color selection.
5. GRAFTOBIAN HD PRO POWDER PALETTE, P5,000
I’m buying the refills for this palette. My Makeup Designory co-teacher Georginna Desuasido convinced me to buy these, and I will definitely! I like the full coverage it gives.
7. DOLLFACE EYESHADOW PALETTE, around P850
Who hasn’t heard of Dollface? With a whopping 88 colors in a palette and with an unbeatable price to boot, this is the go-to brand for makeup artists and junkies who don’t want to shell out on pricey eyeshadows yet. The color combinations are endless!
What are your favorite products from Purbeauty? I’d love to hear from you!
Purbeauty is located at the 2nd floor of Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about PurBeauty, given that this store is the home of Makeup Designory Manila, the makeup school where I currently teach. It has been open for almost a year now and earlier this year I’m there almost everyday, so this post is long overdue!
Aside from it being MUD Manila’s headquarters, it is a haven for MUAs (Make Up Artists and yes, Make Up Addicts also) and the go-to place for all things kikay. The following makeup equipment are available here:
You can also find the following brands here:
Speaking of Makeup Designory, I dropped in the ongoing Diploma Class by co-teacher Georginna Desuasido.
I missed you, Ginna! The students learned all about eyeliner, mascara, false eyelash, and lipstick application earlier. I’ll be teaching the Diploma night classes on January 2012, so for those interested to enroll, you may call Purbeauty at 8469016 and look for Alexis.
I’ll be posting my top picks from this store next, but for now I’ll leave you with my haul for today. I have Purbeauty gift certificates and I decided to spend them on new Revlon lip colors for my kit.
Gorgeous, aren’t they?
PurBeauty is located at 2nd floor of Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Again, something I discovered from one of my personal makeup students in Makeup Designory Manila. This palette caught my eye because of its elegant packaging, it’s actually so un-Urban Decay-like.
Since it’s called Naked, the palette mostly contains neutral/earth shades that could definitely be worn everyday when you want a natural look, and a few dark contour shades for more dramatic looks. There’s a good mixture of matte, satin, and shimmery shades here that you could easily mix and match. I’m happy there’s not so much uber glittery/frosty shades, as I’m not a fan of those when doing the natural look (blending them just makes one glittery blob). This palette is definitely something I would buy for myself, and put in my professional kit even. The 12 shades comes with 2 eyeliners, 1 brush and a sample size of their eyeshadow primer, so this is a steal at $44.
US based relatives, you know what pasalubong I want when you go back here!
I have been holding off on writing this good news for quite some time now, and it’s such a relief that I could finally share it! Makeup Designory (MUD), my prestigious makeup school in New York and the biggest makeup school in the US, is finally here in Manila! Yep, that’s right, no need to go to New York or LA or some other foreign city to get the best makeup education, because starting January 17, 2011, Makeup Designory will officially operate in Serendra, The Fort, Taguig.
And what’s even better, after interviews with the US Makeup Designory team and intensive training conducted by their Director of Education, I was chosen as one of the instructors for the Manila branch! Even though I know that I will eventually teach makeup, I never expected that such an opportunity would come to me this early. I’m really, really very fortunate to be given this chance to share my talent and knowledge in makeup artistry, and not just in any makeup school, but in definitely the BEST one to arrive in the Philippines.
So why choose Makeup Designory over other makeup schools? Here are some reasons:
1. It’s the only makeup school here in the Philippines that’s internationally accredited. If you take the 140-hour beauty makeup class and plan on working as a makeup artist abroad, your diploma will definitely be accredited.
2. Makeup education is supported by topnotch makeup products. MUD has their own line of high quality makeup which will be used during class. 3/4 of my makeup kit consists of MUD Cosmetics, and it’s what I religiously use in my projects. The whole line is also available in Serendra.
3. Is your dream career being a makeup artist? Or you simply want to learn how to do the much coveted smokey eyes on yourself? MUD will have 1-2 day makeup workshops and full diploma courses that will definitely fit your need.
4. You will have a kick ass teacher! Need I say more? =) Kidding aside, I, together with co-makeup teacher Georginna Desuasido, will definitely help you in achieving your goals. Personally, I plan to teach everything, and I mean really everything, that I have learned in New York. As I’ve said, no need to go abroad, because superb makeup education is now within your reach.
Please call 846 90 16 or 659 19 52 and look for Ann for more details on the class offerings and prices. You could also check out the Makeup Designory Manila Facebook Page and PM if you have any questions.
I’m so excited to teach! Hope you could spread this good news to your friends and relatives who want to learn how to put on makeup the right way from an internationally acclaimed makeup school.
Happy Holidays! =)