The third and final segment from our #BeEnviedPH series is G-L-A-M. Yes, sometimes you need a ‘squad’ for it, but hopefully you gather from this post that you can get ready for your close-up by yourself. Xandra and I watched and observed the #EstéeLauderPH artists and learned what to use for our gorgeous red carpet looks.

DSC9110Let’s start with my standout feature in these shots, the bold red lip. When it’s up to me, I don’t normally choose the crimson hue, but this time it outshined (literally!) my expectations and really worked in the photos. The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick amplified my mouth with high intensity color and it also created that favorable plumpness with its multifaceted pigments. No fillers here, Kylie Jenner! The 6-hour wear is perfect to last you through launches, premiers or whatever event it is that you’re getting made up for.     Another product that will ensure your look keeps for long is the Perfecting Loose Powder. I use this a lot when I do my own from home as it controls shine, hides pores, all with a sheer finish; it fuses your makeup into smooth flawless perfection. When I know that pictures will be taken, I like my face to have depth to it rather than a flat layer that will only get washed out by those big, bright, flashes. After mentioning this to Franco, he suggested using two shades of Pure Color Blush for my cheeks so that the luminous glow from both would build for definition – it’s easier to contour with different shades, as you can’t really do it with only one. Whether it’s my intense puckers or Xandra’s smoldering smoky eye that you like, I’m confident that you, too, can preen yourself up and be camera ready in 3…2…1… *click*


FACE Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup, Perfecting Loose Powder

EYES Pure Color Envy Sculpting Eye Shadow Palette in Captivating Cocoa, Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Onyx, Double Wear Stay-in-Place Brow Lift Duo in Soft Brown, Sumptuous Waterproof Bold Volume Lifting Mascara

#LipstickEnvy Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Envious

CHEEKS Pure Color Blush in Sensuous Rose, Pure Color Blush in Peach Passion


Tremendous thanks to BJ Pascual, blo, Tan Gan, Vania Romoff and our favorite Estée laudies [read: ladies] Mira and Erika!

PHOTOS :: BJ Pascual MAKEUP :: Franco Ferrer (P) & Angie Saul (X) for Estée Lauder PH HAIR :: Sarah of blo Blow Dry Bar DRESSES (P&X) :: Vania Romoff