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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Of Marriage and Make up

As a 22 year old single girl, marriage may very well be the farthest thing from my mind. But not for some of my friends, as there are already quite a few who got hitched or are getting engaged! Sometimes I go into panic mode and start thinking that I should find myself a boyfriend fast, if I don't want to end up sad and alone forever haha.

But since that's not bound to happen anytime soon, I'll stick to attending my friends' weddings which is just the perfect excuse to getting all dressed and made up.

My good friend from college, Q got married a couple of weeks ago in Bacolod City. I took the first trip out to Bacolod on the day of the wedding, and because I woke up late I wasn't able to do my make up before leaving the house and I had to do it in the ferry during the hour-long trip (good thing I didn't have seatmates, haha). I also did my friend J's make up.

The wedding was very nice and intimate, held in a small chapel away from the city. It was just the bride and groom's family members and a few close friends. It was followed by a garden reception held at their residence. If I were to get married someday, peg ko talaga ang wedding ni Q! Hehe.

The wedding dress, designed by Q herself...

Pictures from the reception...

The lovely bride, Q

And the very happy couple... Mr and Mrs. G!

 So now on to the kikay part of this post... If you want to see how J and I look like sans make up, check out this photo:

@ Cafe Bob's

For myself, I chose to do a neutral eye and a bold lip:

First, I primed my face using Loreal's Base Magique primer to make sure my make up stays put until nighttime. Concealed under eye circles using Coastal Scents Camouflage Palette. I then applied Maybelline Aqua Gel Foundation in Natural Beige all over the face with a foundation brush.

I applied a pale gold shade from lids to browbone, then used a soft matte brown eyeshadow to countour along the crease. After doing the eyeshadows, I put Elf Eyeliner in Brown, following a thin to thick pattern as I went along from the inner part to the outer part of the eye. Curled my lashes then added 2 coats of Estee Lauder More Than Mascara. To define my brows, I just used a dark brown eyeshadow and a slanted brow brush to fill in and shape.

With a slanted blush brush, I used the Soft Pressed Powder Pink Blush from Clinique's Color Surge Eyeshadow duo on the apples of my cheek. Didn't do any contouring at all; I just wanted a nice, soft glowing look.

I exfoliated my dry, flaky lips with a toothbrush, then filled in the entire lip area with Stila Lip Liner in Contour no. 2, which is a deep red shade with brown undertones. I layered Wet n Wild Lipstick in 522 A (Dark Wine), which has a silk finish, on top to offset the super matte look of the lipliner. 

J, who is averse to all things girly and is practically allergic to make up (and i mean that figuratively), just wanted to enhance her over-all look. She didn't want strong colors, just something that didn't require so much products.

I used Celeteque moisturizer for J's dry spots (the areas around her nose) then applied Maybelline Aquagel Foundation in Natural all over her face using a wedge sponge just to give her sheer coverage, while covering problem spots.

I used a fleshy matte shadow from lids to browbone, then a shimmery brown gray shadow to contour. I lined her eyes with Elf Liquid Eyeliner in Black. I curled her lashes and used 2 coats of Maybelline Great Lash Mascara for enhanced but natural-looking lashes. For her brows, I just filled in the sparse spaces using Etude House's Drawing Eyebrow.

For a subtle, flushed look, I just dabbed Allue (from HBC) cheek tint on her cheeks.

She didn't want any pinks/reds so we settled for a nude lip using Ever Bilena Matte lipstick in Mauvey.

Photo credits to: J.K.V.G


  1. I love your make up, Chin! I will try L'oreal Base Primer soon, looks good... Do you have a twitter account?

  2. thanks doc! :) yup2 im on twitter, my username's chinchinvito. DM me nlng your email ad para i can send nlng the e book also.. pero it's only book 2 doc, ang book 1 hard copy gd ara sa akon hehe :)

  3. omg! what do you use on your hair? it's so healthy and shiny!! i'm stuck with a flat head and extra dry ends coz my hair is acting up at the moment. any recommendations?

    btw, i love you outfit here ;)

    1. hi dear! thanks!! actually my hair's really flat and limp too haha those are just hair extensions :) check out the 9th pic in this post, thats what my hair really looks like lol