Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach Inspired Makeup

        Congratulations to Miss Philippines Universe, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, for winning the Miss Universe 2015 title! She represented our country incredibly well, and I cannot help but be proud of her! She was intelligent, fierce, elegant, humble, and confidently beautiful (with a heart) during the pageant, definitely the epitome of the modern Filipina. The awkward mishap of Steve Harvey when he announced the wrong Miss Universe winner made the triumph a lot more memorable. Finally, after 42 years, the Philippines wins the Miss Universe title once again!

        Today, I will be sharing with you my very first celebrity inspired make-up tutorial. This tutorial is not meant for me to look like Pia. It is just an attempt to recreate the make-up she wore during the pageant.  Pageant and stage make-up involve more contouring and strategic placing of make-up products so that the features of the face will not be washed out amidst all the stage lights. I like how her make-up looked good on stage yet still remained natural looking. Kudos to her hands on talented make-up artist, Gery Penaso, for training her here and even guiding her with her make-up through whatsapp despite being continents away from each other.

        The colours that she used, based on what I observed on TV, were leaning more on warm tones. Brown tones on eyes, false lashes, terracotta colour on the lips with bright coral at the center, and peach on cheeks. Without further ado, let me show you my version of the Miss Universe 2015 make-up! Enjoy!

Please excuse the inconsistent audio. iMovie had a glitch that I could not fix. ✌🏼️

Products used:

  • Base: RMK Creamy Gel foundation (102) and Too Faced Born This Way foundation (light beige) for slight contouring
  • Concealer: Cinema Secrets and Radiant Creamy Concealer (custard)
  • Beauty blender spritzed with MAC fix to blend make-up
  • Soleil Tan de Chanel as bronzing make-up base
  • Kiko Contouring Pencil
  • Eyebrow pencil: Shu Uemura Hard Formula (acorn and walnut brown)
  • Blush: Tarte Dazzled and Peach
  • Powder: Shu Uemura translucent powder
  • Eyeshadow: sunrise, sunset, warmth on crease from IT Naturally Pretty Palette
  • Eyeliner: MAybelline Gel eyeliner
  • Mascara: Waterproof Volum’ Express
  • Falsies
  • Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pillow Talk, KISSING stoned rose and coachella coral lipstick, and pink buxom gloss.
  • Highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (moon stone)

Holiday Look: Glitters!

       My all time favourite product to use during the holiday season is the Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner (Midnight Cowboy) by Urban Decay. It is the perfect glitter to use on the eyelids! It is also versatile – one can use it as an eyeliner, on top of an eyeliner, or all over the lids just like what I did. The best thing about it is that the glitter stays in place once it has dried. It does not dry up in the bottle and the consistency remains the same even after a year! I paired this look with a red lipstick. No other make-up says christmas like a perfect red lip! I used the classic Ruby Woo by Mac for this look.


Products used:

  • POREfessional by Benefit
  • RMK Creamy Gel Foundation in 102 and Born This Way Foundation in Light Beige as subtle foundation contour
  • Shu Uemura Hard Formula in Acorn and Walnut Brown
  • Maybelline Gel Eye Liner in Black
  • Naked 2 Palette (half baked) and Naturally Pretty Palette (Warmth, Java, Noir, Sunrise)
  • Maybelline Falsies Volume Express Waterproof Mascara
  • Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer in Custard
  • Chanel Les Beiges
  • Mac Ruby Woo

Enjoy the holidays!

A quick instagram video clip on this look can be seen at @beautylista!


Stila Eternal Love Lipstick Set

       Liquid lipsticks have been gaining popularity these past few years. They are known to be long wearing, opaque, and ultra matte. I heard good things about the Stila liquid lipsticks so I decided to purchase it when I came across their holiday set, particularly the Eternal Love Lipstick Set. It retails for P1250 in Rustans, but in the US (Ulta) it only costs $20. The set contains three colours – Baci, Ricco, and Beso. I like the consistency of the lipstick. It applies creamy (a little bit creamier than the NYX soft matte lip cream and Lime Crime velvetines) and it dries to matte. It is absolutely long wearing — the lipstick will not move at all, unless you eat with it. I actually ate carefully with it, and it did not erase the lipstick. There was a little lightening of colour on the inner part of my lips, but it did not erase it. Quite amazing, right? But of course, if you’re eating something very oily, for sure there will be some fading (oil removes make-up.) The liquid lipsticks are a lot like lip paints. They really stick to the lips, and one will need a make-up remover to get these off.

Baci is mauve nude, Ricco is deep burgundy with a hint of brown, and Beso is bright red.

Baci on my lips

I think it looks nice in photo, but in person it looks a little bit light on my pale skin. I can intensify the eyes more, or just mix it with another colour. I should try mixing this and Ricco to get a deeper colour. I like it though because i do not own any mauve nude lipstick. I paired this with a warmer blush color as Baci is very cool toned.

Ricco on my lips

Ricco is a very dark burgundy colour. Try it if you want to jump on board the current grunge lips trend. It is actually too dark in person for my pale skin. I am still mustering up the courage to wear it in person because I want to try to pull off a grungy look!

Beso on my lips

Beso is a classic bright red lip colour. It is the easiest to wear among all three lipsticks. It is also part of their permanent liquid lipstick line.

        I was pressed for time when I was taking pictures of the liquid lipsticks, and like I said, these were hard to remove, so I was not able to take a photo of Beso on the same day. I tried it the next day, and just took a photo with my iPhone, hence the inconsistency in lighting.

           The applicator of the liquid lipsticks were nice and bendable. What I do is I swipe off excess product inside the tube before taking applicator out, and then I start applying on the center of my lips. With less product on the applicator, I then smile and stretch out my lips so when I apply the lipstick near the edges or the outline of the lips, it will go on smoothly. A little product goes a long way as these are really pigmented. Over all i think these are great if you are into matte lipsticks. They are kiss and drink proof! 💋 They work better if the lips are not dry and peeling. It lasts for 12 hours with one minimal retouch in between or after an oily meal.

Have Fun!!!