Bridal Collection 2018

Bridal makeup is close to my heart. I did my sister’s and one of my best friend’s bridal makeup and it feels so special to be with brides on one of the most memorable days of their lives, especially if the bride is someone close to you. There is pressure in doing bridal makeup, but it is very rewarding especially when your brides give you a note of appreciation or when the groom tells you that you made his bride the most beautiful version of herself. For this bridal shoot, I was so happy to finally be able to work with my sister-in-law and talented wedding fashion designer, Hallie Vy Yeo, for her 2018 collection.

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Contour on fleek for Jodie in a beautful beaded cape number.
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All brides should glow on their wedding day.
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A gown fit for a queen, and berry soft lips for a that first kiss as husband and wife!
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Less is more, don’t you think? 
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Brown smokey eyes and pink nude lips is a perfect balance of a sweet and defined look.

Photography: Charisma Lico

Hair: Jay Wee

Gown: Elizabeth Hallie Vy

Makeup by yours truly ♥

Glow Makeup Workshop

Achieving luminous skin has never been this hot! (but nothing will still beat the Manila heat!) Call it what you want, the glass skin or the dewy dumpling is the look you would want to try right now. Last May, I had my first solo makeup workshop, no collaborations, just me and my slight obsession with the glow.

This is the glass skin look I did for a bridal shoot that I wanted to teach my students:

The key to glowing skin happens before the makeup. I use a serum or an essence and a moisturiser on dry areas of the face, avoiding the naturally oily parts of the skin and areas with large pores. I top it off with a light to medium coverage foundation, use a cream blush, and add a generous amount of highlighter. I dust powder only on my t-zone and sides of the nose. Voila! I get a fresh and glowing base!

I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this workshop and all our generous sponsors, this event will not be possible without you. Thanks Calyxta for lending us your cool space once again. It’s always a safe makeup haven for us! Thank you Belo for our gift cards, it will surely  help our participants achieve glowing skin. Belo helped me clear my forehead bumps. Thank you Nuxe for the goodie bag and your continuous support. I’m happy that our winners will get to try your famous dry oil. It’s my favorite post shower oil before I go to bed! It smells divine and keeps the skin soft. Thank you Benefit for the fab goodies and prizes. My participants are always happy to receive goodies from you. Thank you Boggy for assisting the ladies and for being my co-makeup artist. Thank you Cathy Ang for always taking lovely photos. Thanks Olga for being so nice to work with. Last but not least, thanks Little Red Riding Hood styling for our summer backdrop!

Check out what went down in my Glow Workshop:

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Makeup demonstration with model Olga.
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Ready to learn!
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Good idea, Aileen!
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After the demo, participants Hallie and Nica went ahead to do their own makeup.
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Boggy, my co-makeup artist, and I teaming up to help our participants.
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Demonstrating eye shadow application on hooded eyes
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Anna is doing it right! The best lighting for makeup is natural day light.
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Alexa working on her brows because we all know that kilay is life.
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My fab co-moms having a cute selfie.
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Boggy assisting Tina with highlighter.
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All smiles before applying glossier cloud paint for a luminous cream blush.

Olga’s natural makeup look with a lit from within healthy glow:

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Cheek highlight on Olga
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Glowing in all the right places – cupids bow, bridge of the nose, chin, and cheek bones.

My glowing participants:

Congratulations to our instagram winners:

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Class Photo

To my participants, from the bottom of my happy heart, thank you for joining the glow makeup workshop! I had so much fun teaching all of you! I hope you learned a lot from my glow workshop. Always shine and, remember, don’t let anyone dull your sparkle!

xoxo

Anj

Beauty Bar Summer Cult Favorites

Welcoming the peak of summer with these awesome products available in Beauty Bar! The first brand the caught my interest was Not Your Mother’s. I first heard about it from my hair stylist friend, Mycke Arcano, as he recommended this brand for it’s volumizing hair powder. It is a brand that creates salon quality products at reasonable price points. DSC08057

Hairstylist Daniel first applied the Love For Hue colour hair protectant that was formulated to treat coloured hair. After curling my hair, he finished off my curls with the She’s a Tease volumizing hair spray because I have thin and limp hair. Love it!

I got feedback from friends too about how much they love their dry shampoo! 🙂 This looks like such a promising brand, with great reviews!

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Another product that I love is Sun Bum! It’s perfect for me, since I am such a beach bum. I have tried their sunscreen spray and I love that it smells like coconuts and is infused with vitamin E and an antioxidant to fight premature skin ageing.

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It’s my first time to come across this brand, but it had me at Pawpaw. I use a pawpaw balm in my makeup kit to deeply moisturise lips! Excited to try my multipurpose balm that claims to moisturise lips and skin, smooth unruly brows, and soften cuticles.

Last but not least is Full Brow. It’s a one stop shop for all your brow needs — they have a brow smudge, crayon, and powder! What stood out for me was the brow wax. It seals brows for a long lasting wear, perfect for the beach! It’s also formulated with castor oil to nourish the brows. Another product that I liked was the highlighter pencil. It’s luminous but not glittery, it gives you a nice dewy glow!

All these items are available in Beauty Bar. You may also visit their website here. Happy shopping! You won’t regret having these summer cult favourites in your beach bag!

XOXO

Anj

 

 

6 Ways to Apply Eyeliner

Applying eyeliner is one of the most challenging makeup skills to learn, but do not fret because there are many different ways to do it. I can think of more than 10 ways to do an eyeliner, but in this video I will demonstrate the simplest way to apply it for an everyday on-the-go look, perfect for the makeup novices out there, and also a more advanced look when you have a little more time to prepare for a night out or an event.  The best tip that I can give you is to get pointed cotton swabs that will help you easily erase mistakes (because we all make mistakes), sharpen the edges, and make the wings aligned. Another advice is do not be too hard on yourself because practice is really the key to applying the perfect eyeliner.

Mother’s Day Makeup By My Kids

Thank you Calyxta Beauty for making us a part of your Mother’s Day video shoot! My kids really enjoyed doing it, they said “It’s the best day ever!” They think they’re now famous because they’re in YouTube. lol! Check out my runway look – lots of pink and a dash of holographic glitter! I’m just happy that I didn’t end up looking like Anabel. haha!

BadGal Bang!

Benefit just launched their most recent product — BadGal Bang! It’s a 36 hour volumizing mascara, another addition to their super curling and lengthening mascaras. I tried it on during the event after giving my lashes a good curl, and lo and behold, major volume!!! To make sure the curl holds, I curled my lashes again from the roots to the tips for that bulletproof hold. Voilà! It was like wearing natural false lashes! A little product goes a long way,  so with just a thin coat, this is what it did for my eyelashes:

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It separated my lashes and added volume too!

Benefit launches are always so much fun! They always make it more interactive and exciting by hosting fun games for the guests! For this event, we had to play Space Bingo to claim a special prize!

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My prize for completing the Space Bingo! OMG so cute! It lights up too!

Both my daughters wanted it so I gave them time to discuss how they’re going to solve this issue. lol! They came up with a borrowing schedule! Problem solved!

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It’s hers from Monday to Wednesday. lol! This is life with 2 kids! Now, she’s the coolest little space girl in school!
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What’s in the goodie bag?

Thanks for having me at the launch, Benefit! The BADgal mascara will be making it’s way in to my makeup pouch! So far, it’s my favourite Benefit mascara. If you want voluminous lashes, then this BADgal mascara is for you! 🙂

Belo Be-YOUTH-iful

        What are my best anti-aging tips? I have 2 words for you, skincare and exercise. Let’s make it 3 and add wine to the mix! lol! Having a regular routine for your body and skin can make a world of a difference in keeping yourself looking youthful. To stay physically fit, strong, and healthy, I do indoor spinning, zumba, and boxing for my cardio. For toning, I do yoga and synergy 360. So, how do I manage to take care of my skin? Being a mom, makeup artist, and entrepreneur, I need to find time to take care of myself despite my busy schedule. Just like a cup, I fill myself with things that make me happy, because how else will I be able to pour anything out of an empty cup? One of my favourite places to have my ME time is in Belo.

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Lovely reception area of Conrad branch

        Lately, I have been trying to improve my skin texture. Contrary to what people think, I do not have flawless porcelain skin. During my adolescent years, I would get breakouts just like any normal teenager. My perpetual problem area is my forehead because it’s the oiliest part of my face, and that’s where I get those annoying little bumps which are actually white heads. For the past month, I have been going to Belo to treat my skin problems. Following the doctor’s recommendations, these are the treatments that I have done:

Hydra Facial

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The bottles attached inside the machine contains the serums needed for the hydra facial.

The Hydra Facial is an all in one facial that exfoliates and hydrates. The machine simultaneously exfoliates the dead skin and expels serums to treat the skin. The machine expels salicylic acid to clarify the skin and remove oil. I have combination skin so my t-zone gets oily and because of this, my forehead and nose are prone to white heads and black heads. After that, the machine applies glycolic acid to soften black heads and white heads for an easier extraction and cleaning. The cleaning part is the most unpleasant part of the facial, but it is important to do this in order to get rid of the white heads, black heads, and acne. No pain, no gain! The next day, my forehead bumps got smaller. Last step of the facial is when the skin is bathed with hyalaraunic acid as it brightens, hydrates, and plumps the skin. It’s the best serum for anti-aging! It’s good to have a facial once a month to unclog the pores.

 

Revlight

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A week after my hydra facial, I followed up with the Revlight. Revlight uses light beams as high energy pulses to remove skin pigmentation and discolorations like acne marks and sun spots. It also improves skin texture, minimizes pores, and removes fine hairs. As we age, our collagen production slows down. Revlight promotes collagen growth underneath the skin, that is why it is a good anti-aging treatment as well. The procedure wasn’t painful for me — it just felt like quick tiny flicks of the rubber band. It took about 10-15 minutes to finish, and Dr. Jetty from the Fort clinic made sure that my skin got as many pulses as it can take! Thank you, Dr. Jetty!

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      I also applied their CHAT medicine for two weeks. CHAT stands for: Clindamycin – it prevents black and white heads and an antibacterial for pimples, Hydroquinone – whitens skin, Alum – minimises pores, and Tretionon – exfoliates the skin. I stopped using it because my skin became red, but after one week, my skin peeled and looked so much clearer! That’s why I will start using it again every other night to slowly reintroduce it to my skincare regimen.

       Here is a summary of the treatments I had to achieve my results: 2 Hydra Facials, 2 Revlights, and 2 weeks of CHAT medicine. Remember, we all have different skin types and conditions. What you need may be different from what I need. Now, let’s make this social media official — Without further ado,  here is my before and after photo: (no filter, no edit!)

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Before and After

       I have no foundation, just eyebrows. You know me, kilay is life. lol. In just one month, my forehead bumps diminished! See how smooth it is compared to before?! Go ahead and zoom it! Yay! I’m so happy! My skin also looks healthier, more plump, less oily, and more youthful! These days, I’m usually wearing very minimal makeup, as in zero foundation — just concealer, lip and cheek tint, and brow product. That’s really my ultimate skin goal, to wear minimal makeup and be comfortable with my bare skin. I always tell my makeup students that beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin, that makeup is best applied to enhance beauty and not as a mask. The most expensive foundation cannot hide bumps, it can conceal redness/discoloration, but not bumpy texture.  I  believe that with skin care, prevention is key! Take care of your skin before you see wrinkles and sun spots! I’m in my 30s now and it’s never too early or too late to address your skin woes.  Be patient, find what works for you, and invest in your skin. Take care of your mind, body, and soul so that you will always look and feel youthful.

Thank you Belo for taking care of my skin! For those who have skin concerns or simply needs a little pampering, book an appointment with them here: Belo. Goodluck and I hope you will also have great results like I did!

xoxo

Angela Yeo