This year, one of my resolutions/goals , was to learn how to put make up properly especially how to do my kilay! I never paid attention to how the eyebrows can define ones fez! I only noticed it when I always see the beautiful eyebrwwos f Eli (The Painter's Wife) and Jackie and Eli will always make pansin our kilay! Nakaka-conscious but it's for a #BetterMe!
My current make up stash
Eli recently ventured into a new career, a professional make up artist! Ang bongga lang! And I always wish I have some party to go to so I could have myself made up by Eli!
A brief background on Eli: "I’ve loved makeup since I found out what it is. Probably about 6 years old.
Went into formal training at The Makeup Secrets School, which is a school directed by Myrene Santos, MAC Affiliate Artist.
Under Myrene, I was in the makeup team for Trumpets’ Bluebird and hair team for Grease."
Eli asked us why we were there that day. I want to learn how to do make up on my own. I was never the kikay girl. Yes I have make up but I only buy what I know how to use. I was part of my high school and college's dance troupe. I always asked someone from my group to help me put my make up on so it's really a high time that I learn to do make up properly. And the most important one: "Bawal Maging Losyang!" I was super excited for this workshop and to really apply (which I've been doing after the class) what I've learn and not just doing it in my mind. Heehee!
Then we are asked to lay out our make-up : Eyes, Face and Lips.
My humble collection of make up!
I really get overwhelmed with make-up and that is why I love Eli's workshop because we work with what we have then just buy what we need after the workshop. For me, I need to practical. If hilig mo talaga mag make-up and you'll be able to use and make sulit your make-up purchase then go ahead! :)
You only need what your life needs. Hear that?
But before putting on our make-up, one must have have a basic skincare. Do you have a skincare regimen? I've always been on and off on my skincare but growing up with acne, I've tried a lot of brands and now I stick to what works. For me, it's important to tone and moisturize. And this can serve as your primer!
Jenny of My Mommyology was our model for the day! Eli put on moisturizer/primer then (liquid) foundation and may difference talaga! We were able to touch and poke Jenny's face hihihi.
Hi Jenny!Next step is the eyes! Shucks! The most challenging one for me! I asked Eli to buy me the Naked II palette for me last year but I've only used it thrice. I followed how Eli taught us during class and the one time I asked her on FB message on how/what colors/shades to use and how to apply! There are also YouTube tutorials but I've yet to try it!
Tips on how to put on eyebrows! I've been practicing this ever since.
Beauty Box Corp was generous enough to sponsopr us K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow and Eyeliner
Eli using K-Palette on Jenny
For applying eye shadow, you need to find your crease. That will serve as your guide kung hanggang saan lang si eye shadow.
Eli showing Chessy her crease
Next step naman is the cheeks, how to contour, highlight and blush. Eli taught the proper way of putting on blush! On the apple of the cheeks lang!
See the cross section there? Tat's where you apply the blush
And last but not the least step is the lips! And there's a new rule in wearing lipstick...
I've always been afraid of colors when it comes to make up so I stick to the basic pink or peach. And now ko lang na-realize na I look patay pag walang lipstick! My mom always says that kaya lagi siyang may baong lipstick!
Tadaaah! Ang fresh lang ni Jenny!
And after absorbing all those information and before us students apply our own make-up, lalamon muna kami! Casa Marcos served us really great food. BOS was so jealous kasi he like Spanish food especially paella!
Casa Marcos in Forbeswood Heights
Casa Marcos started in 1940 with tis first resataurant in Roxas Boulevard. Then opened another one in Gilmore Avenue in 1983 then to Tomas Morato then it eventually cclosed in 2000. The re-opening of Casa Marcos was partly brought about by the regulars of Bread Bag Pandesal Bar in Ortigas where it served some adopted dish from Casa Marcos. After the clamoring of their loyal clients, Casa Marcos was reborn.
Muffin Galvez, owner of Casa Marcos tells us the history and story of Casa Marcos
And now on with the food! Feast your eyes with some Spanish goodness!
Their famous pandesal! Soft and malaman!
Almejas. Baked clams topped with melted cheese and garlic bits. Super sarap with their special sauce!
There was also Gambas which goes great with their mini pandesal!
Who doesn't love steak?!
We were also served pandesal sandwiches! This was the kesong puti, tomato and lettuce. Add some pesto before taking a bite!
And to cap off the super yummy lunch was this bread pudding with ice cream on top!
After that filling lunch, we did our own make up kaya there's no photos anymore! But I made the effort of applying make-up every time I go out lalo na my eyebrows! Hihi!
Thank you Casa Marcos for the venue and the great food and YBS and Eliza Ypon for hosting this #BetterMe session!
And to show you my kilay and fez are the photos below! Super easy to use K-Palette on my eyebrows kaya I always use it!
I have to excuse na for saying I don't know how to put on kilay!
And no more excuse not to do a selfie in the car after putting on make up! Hihihihi!
Thank you Eli for that Make-Up class! I;ve never been more confident with putting on make-up! As in! Super super thank you! Kaya mga muthers, remember, bawal maging losyang! It's never too late to learn how to put on make up! Eliza conducts Personal Make Up Seminar.
The more merrier!
Eli also does hair and make up for your special occasions. Range is Php2500-Php3500 depending on the requirements. She only uses quality brands like MAC, Urban Decay, Tarte, Smashbox, etc. You may contact her through her mobile: 09178173547 and email:
Currently, she is Myrene's assistant for the Hair and Makeup Department of Priscilla Queen of the Desert in Resorts World, and MAC Guest Artist for the production too. :)
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