Archive for April, 2010


Kat’s wedding preps was full of laughter. Literally. I think it took me double the time to do her and her family’s makeup because we kept on laughing the whole time.  And why all the guffaws? As a single wedding makeup artist, sometimes I get proposals from the brides’ mothers to date their respective sons. Kat’s mom and her 3 sisters were so persistent in making reto (so conyo haha) to me their eldest brother the whole time during preps! At least approve na agad ako sa family diba? When I posted this story as my Facebook status message last March, some of my friends said that this is actually a good plot for a movie. The more I think about it, it does sound like a good concept for a romantic comedy!

Kat’s also got this very infectious laugh, the type that when you hear it from her you can’t help but laugh also even though you don’t exactly know what’s so funny. It’s very evident in the photos and in her smile that she’s such a very jolly person, she puts everyone in such a good mood.

Anyhoo, on to Kat’s makeup. Here’s her before photo:

and after:

Nothing beats that hearty smile =)

Here are more photos from the official photographer. I think it’s from Niceprint, I need to double check:

wedding makeup artist philippines see we’re still laughing! =)

Lastly, her gown is by Edgar Allan. He rarely makes bridal gowns now, I think he just does it for friends only. It looks so dainty!

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Ketty was one of those brides who didn’t bother to have trial makeup with me. Sometimes I feel good and not-so-good at the same time when not having a trial — good because that means the client trusts me so much that she books me based only on what she sees in my portfolio, and not-so-good because there’s really no room for error.

Turns out, Ketty was very easy to please. She knew exactly what she wanted, so it was easy to achieve the look she was going for. She wanted something like the bronzed makeup I did on Desiree del Valle a few months ago in a photo shoot with Mitch Bautista:

I can’t do the exact same thing though because I put lots of bronzer and highlighter to make Desiree’s skin glowing. And of course, the lighting in studio photography is very strong so you really need to pile on the makeup. If I do this on Ketty, it would just make the skin look oily in photos. Also, her lips are a golden shade, which will look very weird for bridal. So I tweaked it a bit and here’s the outcome. Before photo:

and after:

More photos from Ketty’s brothers, who are all photography enthusiasts:

FYI, her mom styles her hair that way ALL THE TIME =p

And here are some photos from Flickerhappy, the official photographer:

Btw, Ketty is a swimsuit designer. Her Waicoco brand of swimwear is available at Rustans. She could customize too!

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