Archive for March, 2012


Ayz is (yet again!) one of my Singapore-based brides. I just met her on the day of her wedding in Tagaytay because we didn’t have trial makeup, which as always, makes me a bit worried because I still have this fear that those who didn’t have trial with me might not like what I do on the wedding day. Though when I finally met Ayz, my worries were eased because with a face that cute, how can a makeup artist go wrong? Check out her cuteness in the photos!

Airbrush makeup by Kris Bacani, wedding makeup artist

Hair by Alex Leyson

Photos by Zye De Guzman

See I told you, cuteness!

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Minimalism is all the rage nowadays, so on the few times I see something unabashedly ornate it never fails to  leave me in awe. Exhibit A: Izza’s wedding. From the delicately designed Veluz gown to the Spanish-era Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar venue, every detail in this Filipiniana themed wedding was just bursting with intricacy, you can’t help but just say “wow!”

Here are some photos I took of the place, and you’ll see what I mean:

This mosaic is on the ceiling. Simply amazing.

The bridal room.

The bathroom. I can live here!

Casa Binondo, the grandest house.

If ever you’re thinking of having a Filipiniana themed wedding, you HAVE to have it at Las Casas.

Airbrush makeup by Kris Bacani, wedding makeup artist

Hair by Alex Leyson

Wedding Gown by Veluz Reyes

Photos by Mango Red

I think this is the only shot of her that I can see the detail of the makeup. MangoRed please take more beauty shots! :p

I love the wallpaper.

with her breathtaking gown

Lovely back detail.

I was behind the photographer when he was taking this, and I can’t help but stare. Ang ganda eh!

Also did her mom’s makeup. Natural for Izza, smokey eyes for her mom.

The parasols were a nice touch.

You can view the awesome same day edit video by Bob Nicolas here.

Hands down, this is definitely one of the best weddings I’ve done makeup on, where everything just exudes old world elegance. Congrats Izza and Nic!

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Liz is one my Singapore-based brides. Her wedding was held in Meycauayan, Bulacan, which I really like because even though it’s out of town, it’s actually easier for me to go here than to go to Makati since I’m from Quezon City. Farther, yes, but no traffic!

Liz’s main concern was her eye makeup. She said that almost all those who did her makeup make her piercing eyes look too strong, which makes her look mataray. So I just put minimal eyeshadow, diffused her eyeliner, and didn’t put false eyelashes anymore to soften her eyes. The result: she looked doe-eyed instead of mataray in the photos.

Here’s her before photo:

and after:


Airbrush makeup by Kris Bacani, wedding makeup artist

Hair by Alex Leyson

I wasn’t able to get the name of the photographer, oops!

Alex putting final touches

pwede na ring bride si Mommy!

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I got to know Bethany through her husband/financial guru extraordinaire Melvin. I gave makeup and image enhancement seminars to some corporate clients under Melvin’s training company before (special shout out to those I’ve trained in BPI!). Plus, I owe him a lot because he jumpstarted my knowledge in personal finance. Given its importance, I really don’t get why we’re taught lots of useless subjects in high school and college but not how to handle our own money. He gave me a valuable and enlightening crash course 2 years ago on how to invest my hard earned (a.k.a. katas ng makeup) money wisely, so now I can proudly say that not only do I have a makeup portfolio, I have a financial portfolio as well.

So, back to Beth. I did a smokier version of the natural eye makeup I did during her trial and tinghun, and Alex put her hair up in a simple updo, which really suits her as it was able to show off the detail of her gorgeous gown’s neckline. Alex said her eyes resemble Sam Pinto’s, and I agree!

This wedding also turned out to be great because I got to work with photographer John Ong. A few weeks before this we worked together for the first time in a prenup shoot in Bellaroca, and I told him I wonder why I’ve worked with a lot of Imagine Nation photographers in my weddings but never with him. So we were surprised that merely a few weeks after, we’d bump into each other again!

Airbrush makeup by Kris Bacani, wedding makeup artist

Hair by Alex Leyson

Gown by Cecilio Abad

Photos by John Ong of Imagine Nation Photography

Congrats Beth and Melvin!

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