Archive for January, 2011


Haydee is very hesitant with putting on makeup. “Nagmumukha akong bakla!” she told me. I think she just echoed the sentiments of a lot of women who had traumatic makeup experiences in the past. It’s extra challenging to convince women like them, and I’m so happy that I proved Haydee wrong. I think it’s just a matter of finding the colors that complement her skin tone and applying it in such a way that it enhances her features rather than completely changing them. I did a natural look on her, but still made sure there’s emphasis on the eyes. She looks so romantic and very much of a girly-girl in the photos! =)

Here’s her “before” photo:

and after:

Airbrush Makeup by Kris Bacani

Hair by Dimple Callada

Wedding Gown by Cecilio Abad

Photos by Jamie Lihan of Imagine Nation Photography

I love these next series of shots– very candid =)

Congrats Haydee and Jose!

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Gem, just like my other brideĀ Camille, is based in Singapore. We often chat in Facebook, so even though I’ve seen her only twice (during her trial makeup and wedding itself), it’s as if I’ve seen and been with her lots of times already!

Gem wanted to make her eyes chinita eyes bigger so I did soft smokey eyes on her. She requested that I put shimmery highlight eyeshadow on the inner corners of her eyes to make it somehow “twinkle”. This is actually one of my favorite techniques, I’ve been doing it on myself since I was in high school. It makes your eyes look more awake and bigger, you often see artistas rocking this look.

As for her hair, she just wanted it down. To suit her vintage theme, Dimple made a deep side part and made soft curls, very reminiscent of Veronica Lake. After hair her was done, Gem said “Ang bait ko tignan!” And indeed, she does! =)

Here’s her “before” photo:

and after:

Airbrush Makeup by Kris Bacani

Hair by Dimple Callada

Wedding Coordination by Special Events by the Planner

Flowers by Dylan of Vatel Manila

Photos by Atty. Raymond Fortun

Namimintana. Hahaha =)

Lovely flowers from Dylan of Vatel Manila

Dimple putting the birdcage veil. I like the black detail on Gem’s wedding gown, it makes the gown unique.

This album wouldn’t be complete without Meepo, Gem’s uber adorable pomeranian. I was very tempted to put him inside my makeup kit and bring him home! Oh and check out Gem’s cute Lego watch. Since I am forever an inggitera, Gem’s gonna buy one for me in Singapore =) Thanks Gem!

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Bambi is probably one of the most enthusiastic brides I had. I think it took me double the time to do her makeup because every time I did something she likes, she says “Yipee!” with matching clapping of hands. Concealed her eyebags. Yipee! Smokey eyes. Yipee! Perfect shade of lipstick. Yipee!!! She could have probably bounded up and down the makeup chair a bit. How I wish all of my clients were this appreciative!

I did away with the usual natural look because Bambi wanted smokey eyes to make her chinita eyes bigger. This look really suits her because for some reason, not only does her eyes look bigger with smokey makeup, she becomes doe-eyed, as you’ll see in the photos.

I’ve also made her a Makeup Designory (MUD) Cosmetics convert. She liked the products I used on her so much she bought thousands worth of it from me, and she’s ordered another batch again. Go here to know more about MUD. =)

Much to my disappointment (and Bambi’s relief), my camera didn’t have any battery during her wedding day so I wasn’t able to take before-and-after photos. Bambi even said, “It really is my lucky day!” when I realized my camera would be useless for that day. Good thing I was able to grab these photos from the official photographers.

Airbrush Makeup by Kris Bacani

Hair by Dimple Callada

Wedding Gown by Camille Garcia

Photos by Gian and Fidji

I am absolutely addicted to my Makeup Designory eyeshadow palettes!

Gotta love Bambi’s doe eyes =)

Hindi siya mahilig uminom noh?

Hinding-hindi talaga! =p

I loved Bam’s wedding gown made by my good friend Camille Garcia. She was my classmate in Ateneo and years after, who knew we would be working together in the wedding industry?

Ikaw na ang bride.

Also airbrushed Bambi’s sister’s makeup

Congratulations Bambi and Glenn!

The newlyweds with Dimple, me, Camille and her bf Neil. I look so haggard!

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