Monday, December 17, 2012

Swatch: Chanel Rouge Coco Gabrielle and Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss Exces

I know, I know, I've been such a fail blogger! I really wanted to post reviews but real life was soooooo hectic! 

I had a tiny bit of free time tonight so I decided to share some swatches the Lip I wore today! I find it a super pretty combination! 

Both products photos are from the internet! 

Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Exces
Rouge Coco in Gabrielle

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Review: Chanel Rouge Coco #05 Mademoiselle

Hey everyone!
I'm back with another Chanel Lipstick review!

Today I'm reviewing one of Chanel's most talked about Lipstick shades, Mademoiselle. I saw this in magazines and billboards on Vanessa Paradis. It was a really pretty color on her so I researched about it and read a lot of really good reviews so when we were in Singapore I grabbed a tube from duty free!

The beautiful Vanessa Paradis in Rouge Coco #05 Mademoiselle

If you want to know what I think read on! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Review: Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss #57 Insolence

I'm back for day 3 of my blogging penance! I'll be talking to you guys about my favorite lip gloss except it really doesn't feel like just a  gloss but like a liquid lipstick. 

This was my very FIRST Chanel product and I was drawn to it because of the color! This gloss sparked my love for Chanel makeup! So if you want to learn more about  Chanel's Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in #57 Insolence, read on!

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss #57 Insolence

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Review: Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet #37 L' Exuberante

To make up for my absence last month I've decided to review majority of my lipstick collection! :) 

Today's post is about my FAVORITE hot pink lipstick from Chanel's Rouge Allure Velvet collection. 

If you want to see more photos and read more about it, click here! :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Review: MAC Lipstick in House Wine

Hey Loves,

I'm back after a whole month of not blogging! I was really busy with my day job ( and didn't really have the time to write! I've been pretty active on instagram though so if you have the time, please do follow me @paulineylaya for outfit of the day and face of the day posts! 

That being said, let's jump right into today's review!

I've been on a lipstick shopping spree last month so one of the lipsticks that I've picked up is MAC's Lustre lipstick in House Wine. I'd describe it as a sheer, glossy, very wearable red. 

If you want to know more about it, read on!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Pro Kit: Foundations (Warm Skin tones)

Hello Everyone!

Today I'll be showing you what foundations I use in my Pro Kit. This was requested by a  reader so if you're interested in what I use and what I think of them read on! :)

How I organize them in my Zuca pouch! 

Monday, August 20, 2012

How To: Organize and store your makeup!

Hello Everyone!

Today I'll show you how I store my PERSONAL Makeup Collection. I've been watching loads of youtube videos of how other people store their makeup collection and I was always drawn to those who store them in a very minimalist way. I remember one of my favorite ways to store makeup was that of Wayne from gossmakeupartist see his video here.

At that time I didn't know where to buy the acrylic drawers and I knew that they weren't available locally plus if I ever bought them abroad it would be SOOOOO EXPENSIVE! Apparently the Kardashians use the same storage units. Looking up other videos I found that in the US Muji has a similar product at a lower price. 

It was only a matter of time until they had it here! :) I got my very own 5-drawer thing yesterday in MUJI ATC. It cost me PHP1,250 (almost USD30). Yet it's kinda expensive BUT IT LOOKS SO GOOD! :))) 

Read more to see how I organize my Makeup!

Bride: Raissa + Arnie SDE 6.9.12

Raissa found me online. We talked on the phone a few times and she decided to trust me to do her makeup for her wedding.

The only request she had was to contour her "siopao cheeks" as much as possible. Since I've never seen her prior to the trial/prenup shoot day I was surprised to find that the "siopao cheeks" that she was so concerned about wasn't really a big deal. (Note: If you do have siopao cheeks, be THANKFUL! because when you turn 60-onwards, you'll still look youthful!)

Here are the photos of her wedding by Pix Republik Studios as well as her very creative SDE by Reel Republik Studios!

Bride: Varlene + Rommel 6.27.12

I met Varlene at the Bridal Fair in Festival Mall a few months before her wedding. We did her trial makeup there and I also got the chance to meet her mom. We weren't sure if she was acidic (foundation reacts with the skin making the foundation darker) or not so i decided to go with her natural skin tone which actually turned out to be a mistake! She later told me that her face became darker so I made sure to remember that for her wedding.

Here's their SDE video by Vipe Studio. Look for me! :))

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Review: Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

Hey Everyone!

I've always said to myself that when I start a beauty blog I'd do tons of product reviews but going through my posts all I post about are my hauls and gigs. 

I decided to start with my personal HOLY GRAIL foundation called Silk Creme Foundation from Laura Mercier. 

Growing up I had really oily skin so I was super prone to acne I also have sensitive skin so I react HORRIBLY to certain products/ingredients. Through trial and error I found a skin care routine which controlled my oilyness and acne. So nowadays I only get acne during that time of the month or when I don't get 8 hours of sleep. 

My skin today is the worst it has been for a long long time due to the following. 1) I just had my period 2) I've been getting less than 8 hours of sleep and 3) I'm super stressed with work! Because of the disgusting state of my skin I decided that today was the PERFECT day to show you all how AWESOME this foundation is.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bride: Doja + Krypton 6.25.2012

Here are a few photos of one of my June brides. I did hair and Makeup for Ms. Doja, her sister and her mom. 

Pageant: Pro Tip + Mrs. Philippines Globe 2012 Pre-Judging July 5, 2012

I apologize for being MIA for the majority of this month! I know I've been promising to do more posts and finally put up tutorials but I've been super busy with my day job (Palo Alto Bed & Breakfast). Anyway here is Part 2 of my Mrs. Philippines Experience with Make Up Forever Philippines. 

The prep was done at the New World Hotel in Makati and I had the chance to work with my previous candidate Mrs. Steph Malibiran. Here are the after photos! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Pageant: Mrs. Philippines Globe 2012 - Press Conference June 21, 2012

Dear (imaginary) Readers,

I apologize for not blogging as much last June. It was such a busy month for me make-up wise. I had 2 weddings and two Make Up Forever events plus "real life" work was pretty hectic as well! :)) 

One of my favorite Make Up Forever gigs to date was the Mrs. Philippines Globe 2012. We met the ladies on June 21 and we kinda bonded with our candidates so we ended up doing their makeup for the following events. 

Here are the photos I took/stole of my candidate Mrs. Steph during the Press Conference.  

Mrs. Steph Au Naturel (okay fine maybe with a bit of foundation!) 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

How To: Depot Mac Eyeshadows

Hallloooo! :) Today I'll show you how I depotted the MAC eyeshadows I got in Singapore! I decided to do this today because I just bought an empty MAC palette haha! Plus having to open everything one at a time during gigs is such a hassle! So lets get started!

Monday, June 4, 2012

BTS: L Time Studios Photoshoot Day 2

This was shot May 16, 2012 at Bonifacio Highstreet on probably the hottest/sunniest days in Manila! :)) Nonetheless, I loved it. I came prepared this time! I slathered on SPF 75, covered up and brought my umbrella! :)) Here are some behind the scene photos! 

Camille Co in Awesome neon platforms!
More photos after the jump!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

BTS: L Time Studios Photoshoot Day 1

Last May 15 I had the pleasure of working with David Guison and Joyce Pring for L Time Studio's June/July Campaign. We had the shoot around Bonifacio Highstreet. It was such a hot day so I had to do lots of retouching and blotting. The heros of the day were Makeup Forever's Mat Velvet+, Nurturing Force's HD Primer and Skindinavia's Oil Control Setting Spray!! 

My little corner! :)

Debut: Lordan C.

Here are some of the photos taken during my debut gig a few months ago. I had a blast doing hair and makeup for Lordan and her sister! The celebration was held in Los Banos which was pretty far but luckily I got there just in time. 

Photos after the jump!

Artsy shot of my brushes! :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fashion: MOODS SoFA Fashion Show Part 2

I found more photos online!

Photo By: Nico Abello Gozos
Photo By: Nico Abello Gozos
Photo By: Nico Abello Gozos

Monday, April 23, 2012

Fashion: I'm back!!! :)) + MOODS: SoFA CHARITY FASHION SHOW

I feel terrible for neglecting my blog for almost a month! I blame real life for that! :) I've been so busy with the family business Palo Alto Bed & Breakfast in Puerto Princesa Palawan for the past 3 weeks or so.      

Anyway! I'm hoping I get to post more often now!! As soon as I got back I did a fashion show with Maquillage Professionel and Make Up Forever which sponsored a charity fashion show with the School of Fashion and the Arts.

The peg from Marc Jacobs Fall 2009

Dealing with the Black eyeshadow fallout! :|


With the Make Up Forever Team!

Photo By: Nico Abello Gozos

Photo By: Leo Avendaño
Photo By: Leo Avendaño
Photo By: Leo Avendaño

I'm still looking for more photos! :) I'll post them as soon as I find them! :) 

I'm so happy to be back and to be blogging again!! Expect more posts soon!! 

Always love,