Irene

I love getting clients from all over the world, and Irene is my first one that’s based in Dublin, Ireland. She’s actually already married to her husband years ago, but they decided to go home and have a bonggang church wedding last year. Looking at the photos, who knew that she already has two kids? Irene certainly looks like a newlywed to me!

Airbrush makeup by Kris Bacani, wedding makeup artist

Hair by Alex Leyson

Photos by Wally Gonzales Photography

Shot at Bellevue Hotel


I love Irene’s glow here. Thanks to airbrush makeup! Nice hairpiece, too.

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Ayz

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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Izza

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

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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Bethany

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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Jannice

Jannice is one of my Singapore-based brides, yet again (See, kumikitang kabuhayan talaga ako because of Singapore!). I spent the whole day with her during their prenup shoot in Tagaytay a few months before the wedding, so I was quite comfortable with her already by the time we met again on her wedding day last December.

If you ask me what I really envy about other people’s features, I envy those with long eyelashes. I usually convince my brides to wear false eyelashes on their wedding day because it really makes the eyes look more awake, but since Jannice had such enviable lashes, I didn’t need to put any. As for me the inggitera, I’ll just have to make do with trusty Maybelline mascaras to do the job of lengthening mine.

Here’s her before photo:

And after:

Airbrush makeup by Kris Bacani, wedding makeup artist

Hair by Dimple Callada

Photos by Nice Print Photography


See their on-site photo AVP also by Niceprint here.

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Rose

Rose is my Texas-based bride. Her wedding was pretty special to me because it fell on my birthday. I definitely don’t mind spending my birthday working as long as I have awesome clients!

We were able to test the smokey eye look she wanted during their prenup shoot (check out the vintage themed photos here), so that’s what I also did for the wedding in Punta Fuego Batangas, sans the red lips to make the look softer.

Here’s her before photo:

and after:

Airbrush makeup by Kris Bacani, wedding makeup artist

Hair by Dimple Callada

Photos by Niceprint Photography

Shot at Club Punta Fuego, Batangas

Hello birthday girl! Sinong bagong kulot??

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Esel

All I really wanted were rain boots. But what I got in return was a family of bridal clients and personal makeup students! 2 years ago I was lusting for Plueys, these uber funky rain boots that I’ve seen on some of my friends. The inggitera that I am, of course I have to have my own pair. I was hesitant to order online because I wasn’t sure what size I have to get, so when I saw that the seller’s house is near where I live, I asked if I could fit them first there before I buy. Good thing she agreed, or else I wouldn’t have met Esel, the Plueys queen herself.

After I bought my pair, she referred me to her sister Kari, whom I did makeup on for her wedding. Kari and their other sister Risa also enrolled in Makeup Designory Manila‘s personal makeup class, which was taught by me. And then lastly, Esel also booked me for her very own wedding. It really is all in the family 🙂

I love the atmosphere of Esel’s wedding, it has an earthy and homey feel to it. It’s simple and unpretentious as you’ll see in the photos. But first, the requisite before-and-after!

Before:

and after:

Airbrush makeup by Kris Bacani, wedding makeup artist

Hair by Dimple Callada

Wedding Gown by Monique Lhuillier

Photos by Jeff and Lisa

Busy-busyhan. Thanks Jean, Via, and Dimple for helping me out!

Risa made her hairpiece and that of the entourage’s.

Also did Risa’s makeup. Check out more of the awesome stuff she’s selling here!

Funky paper flowers. I like!


Congrats Esel and Gelo!

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Juvy

Juvy is one of my Singapore based brides. Recently I’ve been getting wedding clients from Singapore one right after the other! I was joking with my hairstylist that if ever we’ll work there, I don’t think we’ll have a hard time getting work because we already have a good network of Pinoys there. Kumikitang kabuhayan pa rin!

Juvy and I didn’t have trial makeup, but I’m happy and relieved she liked what I did. It helped that she has such a lovely face that’s a breeze to work on. I think the other suppliers, from the florist to the photographer, will agree that working with Juvy and her husband Joel was that too– a breeze. Congrats Juvy and Joel! 🙂

 

Airbrush makeup by Kris Bacani, wedding makeup artist

Hair by Alex Leyson

Photos by Jar Concengco of Campfire Media

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Be A Vintage Vixen This Christmas Season

A few days ago FemaleNetwork.com and Purbeauty invited me to do a holiday makeup tutorial for them. Check out this step by step guide and channel your old Hollywood glam this Christmas!

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