Looky! I’m on the cover of Makeup Magazine’s July-August 2014 issue! This is actually just its second issue and the first that showcases this new look/redesign so I’m more than honored to be chosen as its new cover girl. I don’t know if you’ve seen it already but its a free magazine, available at your favorite salons and coffee shops. (Click here to find out where.)
Since this is Makeup Magazine, guest editor-in-chief Isabel Roces wanted my cover look to be a total makeup transformation. None of my usual sweet girl-next-door makeup but more sultry and mature makeup that’s perfect for fall. I must admit, I was a bit scared at first–especially when I saw the lipstick shade makeup artist Lizzie was going to use on me. You all must know by now how I avoid dark lip colors like a plague. Not that I think they’re ugly (I’m always secretly jealous of girls who can pull them off) but I just never thought they suit my features. But hey, I’m a trooper. Shooting editorials with concepts that are different from my usual make me excited. I welcome them wholeheartedly because it’s not everyday you get to play pretend and dress-up. So, I just closed my eyes and hoped for the best. Surprisingly, I liked how the lippie looked on me. I don’t know if it’s just Lizzie’s magical makeup hands but it worked! I just might start experimenting with darker lipstick shades soon.
This particular issue of Makeup Magazine focuses on the rainy season so to go with my sultry makeup, stylist Chanda dressed me in the cutest coats and umbrellas. Inside this issue, you’ll find tons of interesting stories and editorials to help beauty addicts battle the rainy season. Aside from my cover story which I won’t spoil, you must watch out for celebrity makeup artist Robbie Pinera and actress Cheska Garcia-Kramer’s beauty tips and must-haves. I won’t spoil those either because you must grab a copy to read the articles for yourself!
I will, however, share with you the final photos of me that made the cut and a few behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot, including one of me munching on snacks like the little miss piggy that I am while everyone else was fussing about around me; and one where stylist Chanda is lifting my dress’ skirt up for the sake of getting the shot while my assistant Clariss panics about my underwear getting exposed. Ohhhh the glamorous life of fashion, right? Either way, it was a quick and fun shoot, thanks to Makeup Magazine’s easy-going team. Thank you once again for choosing me to be your cover girl! I’m beyond flattered and I hope I didn’t disappoint. Fingers-crossed!
P.S. I’m still sporting my light blonde hair here because these photos were taken from a while. Do not fret, I still have my dark hair now.
Stylist: Chanda Espiritu and Valerie Hernandez | Guest Editor-In-Chief: Isabel Roces | Makeup Artist: Lizzie Oren | Hair Stylist: Celine Ner | Photographer: Advan Ramirez | Videographer: Mark Madriaga
Watch the video below for more behind-the-scenes action!