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New Blog Is Now On

Hey everyone, this is going to be my last post in this blog. I moved everything to and will be writing there from now on. Please please follow me there for more of the stuff I do and more makeup tips, tricks, and reviews. 🙂

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I’ll be out of the country August 18 – September 9, 2012. For inquiries, you can email me at I will get back to you within 24 hours 🙂

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My hairstylist Alex and I thought of the same thing upon meeting Sheryll for her trial hair and makeup: “Parang  mataray to ah.” Halfway into our trial, we realized we were too quick to judge and our thoughts were easily proved wrong. Sheryll is a certified babaeng bakla, and is very easy to get along with. We were able to agree right away on the look that she wanted. Looking at the photos, she’s oozing with sweetness. How did we ever think she was mataray? 🙂

Airbrush makeup by Kris Bacani, wedding makeup artist

Hair by Alex Leyson

Photos by Ferdie Flores of Megapixels

Modelesque shoulders. Work it!

Balai Taal has one of the best views of Mt. Taal.

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I got to know Joy through her husband Jeff, who’s my friend from college. Jeff and I were both cheerleaders in Ateneo, and it’s nice to know that he met someone who’s as crazy with basketball as he is. They met, get this, through Twitter. Talking about Glee. How’s that for a love story? This got me thinking. Joy, how will you tell your story to your grandchildren 30, 40 years from now? “Nakilala ko lolo niyo sa Twitter, yun yung uso dati eh, kailangan lahat ng sasabihin mo hanggang 140 characters lang…” and then proceed to explain how a hashtag works. #LoveOnLine? Possible!

Airbrush makeup by Kris Bacani, wedding makeup artist

Hair by Alex Leyson

Photos by Mot Rasay of Framed Up Production

Preps at Alpadi Estate in Antipolo.

Alex finishing off Joy’s vintage inspired hairstyle.


Celebrity na celebrity!


Love this last shot.

Congrats Joy and Jeff!

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Check out Joy’s wedding blog here.

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Malou (And Why Jo Rubio Should Do Your Wedding Gown)

Malou, as you’ll see in the photos below, is a classic Filipina beauty. With her amazing morena skin and modelesque height and features, she can easily represent Philippines in Ms. Universe. Move over Shamcey! It was a breeze doing her makeup because all I really needed to do was simply enhance her glow.


I rarely talk about other wedding suppliers here in my blog at length, but this is the least I can do for Jo Rubio, wedding gown designer extraordinaire. I first worked with him  about 3 years ago, and it was always good to know when a client of mine gets him to do her wedding gown because Jo’s creations never fail to impress me and anyone who sees them. They’re always impeccably created and detailed, the result always romantic and ethereal. I guess he likes my style too, because he has referred me to several of his clients who asks him his advice on who to get as their makeup artist. It’s too bad that I can’t do the same with him because whenever brides-to-be have their trial makeup with me, they already have a wedding gown designer. So, to brides-to-be reading this and who still don’t have a designer in mind, please do me a huge favor and consider Jo Rubio !

Airbrush makeup by Kris Bacani, wedding makeup artist

Hair by Alex Leyson

Gown by Jo Rubio

Photos by Henry Villanueva

Malou’s glowing even without makeup.

Always love working with this guy.

Congrats Louie and Malou!

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She Boldly Goes (People Asia Magazine)

I’m a fan of tribal and animal prints, so I’m loving this fashion editorial 🙂

Makeup by Kris Bacani for Makeup Designory Manila

Hair by Elaine Ganuelas of L’oreal Professionel

Styling by Kai Magsanoc

Photos by Darrel Pobre

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To Diamond Feliciano

To Diamond
I said before that I truly felt bad for you after my blog post went viral.  It was never my intention to cause you so much pain.  I sympathize with you for all the negativity hurled on you by the people who read my blog post.
I pray that you’ll be able to move forward after this.

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Dream Designers (Martha Stewart Weddings May 2012)

In three shooting days, I got to see prominent wedding designers’ masterpieces side by side each other. I got to compare their style and aesthetic, it’s so hard to choose which one’s the best for me!

Makeup by Kris Bacani, Pong Niu for MAC Cosmetics, and Albert Kurniawan for Nars

Hair by Eddie Mar Cabiltes and Borge Aloba for L’oreal Professionel, and Miki Kierulf

Styling by Jae Pickrell

Models: Jasmine Maierhofer, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, Fatima Rabago, Bea Soriano, and Luisa of Mercator

Photos by Lilen Uy and At Maculangan

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I will be in Koh Samui, Thailand for a month long yoga teacher training certification. Instead of calling/texting me thru my mobile phone, please get in touch with me thru I will get back to you within 24 hours.

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MARY KAY Top Picks

This post is long overdue. I’ve been constantly working with Mary Kay Cosmetics for about 4 years now, and they’ve been sooo generous with me, they give me a lot of products to try out that I’m having a hard time using everything! Here are my top picks from this brand:

1. Timewise Liquid Foundation

Before, I find their yellow-based foundations still a bit too pink, but they got it right this time with their Timewise line. The shades have just the right amount of yellow in them, making them more Pinay friendly.





2. Concealer

The concealers come in small tubes, but they’re uber pigmented and creamy so a little goes a long way.






3. Mineral Blush in Shy Blush and Strawberry Cream

These 2 cheek color shades are a staple in my bridal kit. The Shy Blush is a dead ringer of Nars Orgasm, and Strawberry Cream is just the right shade of pink that will make anyone look blushing. Both have just enough shimmer to have that much coveted glow.

4. Cream Eye Color in Pale Blush and Iced Cocoa

Cream form + powder finish = No creases! Pale Blush and Iced cocoa are perfect for everyday natural look.

5. Creme Lipstick in Hibiscus

For those blah days or when you’re just lazy to put on full makeup, just swipe on this puta pink shade and you’ll instantly feel pretty and made up!





6. Timewise Moisture Renewing Gel Mask

When I tried it out, my face was so touchably soft and smooth after, it really is a moisture miracle in a tube. It instantly hydrates, softens, and smoothens the skin, and is great for all skin types. Mary Kay has great skin care products, and this is definitely one of my favorites so far.





Mary Kay Cosmetics is a direct selling brand, so it’s available thru their Beauty Consultants. Go here for more details or if you are interested in selling them.