Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Philippine Fashion Week 2013 Beauty Highlights

Fashion is no forte of mine and my comfort zone is with jeans, sometimes shorts, and a tee. Despite the lack of fashion know-how, I still enjoy looking at runway photos since I like scrutinizing the models' makeup looks. And speaking of runway photos, I've been looking through these photos from Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2013 from a couple of weeks ago. To my disappointment, I wasn't able to go this year (I did get a couple of invites to two shows but alas, I got confused with the invites somehow - will not go into any more details about it. HA!) but hey, there's always next year. ;)
Oz Go makeup
My favorite collection was "The Librarian" by Oz Go.
So what makeup looks dominated the runway this year?

All Shades of Pink
Pink always looks good on anyone when you're wearing the right shade of course. It's the most wearable lip color so I'm not surprised that this was a common look that week.
Penshoppe makeup
Ruben Santos makeup
Ruben Santos
SM Ladies’ Fashion and Parisian Shoes makeup
SM Ladies’ Fashion and Parisian Shoes
Coral eyeshadow
Coral is so lively and gorgeous against medium to warm skin tones and it's not everyday you see women wear this standout eyeshadow color.
Eric Delos Santos makeup
Eric Delos Santos
Jun Jun Cambe makeup
Jun Jun Cambe
Dark Red Lips
I'm an all year round fan of dark lipsticks since it gives off such a bold and confident statement.
Happy Andrada makeup
Happy Andrada
Randall Solomon makeup
Randall Solomon
Norman Noriega for JAG Origins makeup
Norman Noriega for JAG Origins
Return of the Gloss
I don't like wearing lip gloss because it's so impractical especially when you're commuting to and from work like me but on the runway, you'd definitely spot these women from a mile away with those fiercely shiny pouts. What I've learned from looking at these photos is that when the whole face stays matte, you can  easily elevate it with some lip gloss.
Oz Go makeup
Oz Go
Russell Villafuerte makeup
Russell Villafuerte
Xernan Orticio makeup
Xernan Orticio
The blue green eye shadow may be wearable but even though the avant-garde multicolored lips aren't, I think this is still one of the brighter and more adventurous looks from this year's runway.
Lizanne Cua makeup
Lizanne Cua
I loved Michael Cinco's collection and I love how the make up blends perfectly with his clothes. Makeup never looked more expensive when you have crystals adorning your face, too. You don't have to wear crystals on your face if you want to get the same pizazz as this runway look. You can use sparkly eye shadows or glitter mascara and liner instead.
Michael Cinco makeup
Michael Cinco
Smokey eyes/Bleached brows
Who doesn't like a good smokey eye? It's so modern and sexy and with bleached brows like Lisbeth's, the contrast makes it even slicker .
Jerome Salaya Ang for Jag Origins makeup
Jerome Salaya Ang for Jag Origins
What were your favorite makeup looks from this year's Philippine Fashion Week?

*Images courtesy of Status

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | Categories: ,

Friday, June 7, 2013


Thanks to the Met Gala - and now MAC- for putting the spotlight back to punk.
MAC punk couture promo pic
MAC is definitely on the bandwagon right after the MET Gala's successful (and some unsuccessful) punk-themed beauty and fashion looks. They've released their "limited edition" Punk Couture Collection which is comprised of dark shades - shades which I am a BIG fan of. But be warned, these products are actually permanent stuff they already have and they're reintroducing/repackaging it as a limited edition deal. I think their promo pic is gorgeous though.
MAC punk couture collection
(L-R) Boot Black liquid eye liner, Blacktrack fluidline, Dark as Night pro longwear lipglass, Darkside lipstick, Cyber lipstick, Dark Angel nail lacquer
Any thoughts on this "collection"?
*Images courtesy of MAC

Posted on Friday, June 07, 2013 | Categories: ,

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

On-screen Portrayals of Lois Lane

The love interest of Superman's life - Lois Lane is beauty and spunk in a high-flying (no pun intended) reporter's suit.
henry cavill amy adams man of steel
I'm excited to see Supes back in the forefront and it's about damn time. Henry Cavill (The Tudors, Immortals & The Count of Monte Cristo) is donning the red cape & a slicker suit with the famous Superman sigil and Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), as director, is doing much needed damage control after Bryan Singer's (boring) Superman Returns. I have a number of reasons why I have high hopes for this film: 1) I like Snyder's style of editing films, 2) Christopher Nolan's name is attached to the movie, 3) the cast (Russel Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner & Diane Lane to name a few), and 4) this gorgeous teaser trailer from last year.
amy adams as lois lane man of steel
Amy Adams would portray the very first ginger-haired Lois Lane.
Now thoughts on the upcoming movie aside, we also have a new Lois Lane. I think Lois is one of the more modern and relatable comic book heroines. She's a strong female character and a brilliant and accomplished journalist with a Pulitzer Prize under her belt. Amy Adams has proven to be a versatile actress (Enchanted, The Fighter) so I'm looking forward to see her own portrayal of this persistent, sometimes pesky, investigative reporter. Take a look back down memory lane with me and see the "Lois Lane" actresses I've watched on the big and small screen.

Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns, 2006)
kate bosworth as lois lane in superman returns

Erica Durance (Smallville, 2004-2011)
erica durance as lois lane in smallville

Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, 1993-1997)
teri hatcher as lois lane in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
During the 90's, Dean Cain made one cute Clark Kent/Superman.
Margot Kidder (Superman, 1978; Superman II, 1981; Superman III, 1983)
margot kidder as lois lane in superman movies

It's exactly a week from today before the premiere of Man of Steel (and more importantly, Philippine Independence day!) so get your movie/DC comics geek caps on and see you at the theatres. ;)

*Images courtesy of Wikia & Rotten Tomatoes
Posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 | Categories: