Archive for June, 2011

What A Girl Wants

Did makeup for this online campaign of What A Girl Wants. They have branches in Robinson’s Galleria, Ayala Center Cebu, Limketkai Cagayan De Oro, and SM City Cebu. Fab, fab clothes and accessories! ๐Ÿ™‚

Makeup by Kris Bacani

Styled and Modeled by Kryz Uy, Camille Co, and Laureen Uy

Photos by Edric Chen











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We were joking during preps that Julie’s wedding is a bigating wedding. Why? Mabigat ang gown. Mabigat ang veil (which, excuse you, were studded with hundreds if not thousands of Swarovski crystals. Julie would correct you lest you mistake them with mere sequins or beads :p). Mabigat din daw ang false eyelashes. And not to mention there’s also bigating ninong, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan! We were very afraid that she would buckle down under all that weight, but thank God she managed to walk down the aisle gracefully.

Special thanks to Kristina, Julie’s sister and my batchmate in high school, for referring me to Julie:)

Airbrush Makeup by Kris Bacani

Hair by Alex Leyson

Wedding gown by Albert Andrada (Who, excuse you again, is theย Royal designer for Fujairah, UAE. He only designs gowns for the queen and the princess, but since Julie’s ninong is his brother, he agreed to do her gown. So there, another bigatin– bigating designer!)

Photos by Sheila and Jorem Catilo

What were we laughing about?

natural-looking false eyelashes are a bride’s bestfriend ๐Ÿ™‚ and hey, these aren’t heavy at all!

do you see what I mean by bigating veil?

my fave shot, makeup-wise ๐Ÿ™‚

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Deanna is my US-based bride. Her trial makeup with me a week before the wedding was quite a riot! Her mom, who hands down is the coolest and most bakla mother -of-the-bride I’ve ever met, was telling me and my hairstylist Alex a lot of stories about their family that really cracked us up. I knew right then and there that hers would be a very fun wedding to work on. And true enough, it really was. ๐Ÿ™‚

Airbrush makeup by Kris Bacani

Hair by Alex Leyson

Photos by Nice Print Photography



She has such a very cute face!

with her very kalog of a mom ๐Ÿ™‚

Congrats Mario and Deanna!

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2011 marks the year that I realized with dread that I actually am old enough to get married, without people assuming that I got knocked up if ever I do announce right now that I’m getting hitched. Friends who are as old as me (I’m turning 26 by the way) are one by one tying the knot starting this year, as in the case of Ralph and Trina.

Ralph was my teammate in Ateneo’s Blue Babble Battalion (One big fight!), I was a cheerleader then and he was from the band. Ralph and Trina met in Ateneo too. To complete the, erm, blue-ness of this wedding, Philip Sison, a familiar face in UAAP basketball games as he is one of the mainstay photographers there, was the one tasked to take the wedding photos. We used to go to his website to grab photos of us cheerleaders during halftime, and it was such a delight to finally meet him. ๐Ÿ™‚

Airbrush makeup by Kris Bacani

Hair by Alex Leyson

Gown by Veluz Reyes

Photos by Philip Sison

Congrats Ralph and Trina! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I have been fixated on buyingย Plueysย rain boots for the longest time, and I finally decided to buy a pair mid last year to make me look rainy day-chic in time for bahaย season. I bought from owner Esel de Sagun (I chose the design in the photo below– you will usually find me wearing these babies at the slightest ambon), who referred me to her sister Kari who was then looking for a makeup artist for her wedding. Who knew a pair of rain boots could get me a wedding gig? ๐Ÿ™‚

Airbrush Makeup by Kris Bacani

Hair by Dimple Callada

Gown by Cary Santiago

Photos by Nelwin Uy

The breathtaking gown by Cary Santiago. We were joking during the preps– “Kailangan tong i-prusisyon sa Ayala Avenue!”

I also did the makeup of the girls of the de Sagun Family

Kari looks every bit like a royal princess– take that Kate Middleton!

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More Cosplay Stuff (for Digital Photographer Phils Magazine)

After these cosplay shoots, I got to do another cosplay-themed one, this time for Digital Photographer Philippines (DPP) Magazine. I haven’t checked out the mag though, and I don’t know which issue it came out, so let me know if you’ve seen these so I could hunt for a copy. ๐Ÿ™‚

When doing cosplay makeup, the most important thing you have to remember is to make the eyes look abnormally huge, like those of anime characters. How? There’s lots of tutorials in YouTube, but here are some tips:

1. Make the model wear contact lenses that make the pupils larger. This alone will instantly make the eyes seem bigger.

2. Pile on the false eyelashes. For the upper lashline, I usually put 2 falsies on each eye, one on top of the other. You also have the option to put falsies on the lower lashline, to make the eyes look cartoon-like.

3. Extend the whites of the eyes (what do you call them scientifically?) by putting white eyeliner on the waterline. If you want to make the eyes look bigger, you could extend the eyeliner all the way on the lower lashline itself, just like what I did for this shoot.

Makeup by Kris Bacani

Models: Kaye Razon and Janeena Chan

Styling and Photos by Tricia Gosingtian

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