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Top Supplier: Wedding Makeup Artist: Jackie Majica Flores

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As a lady and more, as a freelance model I am really into flawless look during my pictorials.  It would be good to find a makeup artist that will not just conceal and contour your face then put colors on it like a canvas painting, but someone who’s committed to enhance your natural beauty without making you look like a zombie. Just 2 years ago, I discovered a makeup artist that does a certain kind of “magic” to her every client.  I am completely amazed on how she creates stunning looks with subtle hue of makeups suited in every occasion.

As a model, looking flawless on photos is a must, but sometimes our skin is not perfect, that's why one great touch from a makeup artist is needed to create what is lacking.

“I love natural beauty, and I think it’s your best look, but I think makeup as an artist is so transformative.” -Marina and the Diamonds

By the professional service name “MAJICA- Makeover by Jackie in Creative Application” (‘ma-hi-ka’ which literally means ‘magic’ in Filipino), Jackie can give magical makeovers from everyday look to high fashion, to avante garde, and of course, to her specialty, bridal makeovers!!! Whenever I see her Facebook posts about the brides she were able to take care during their special day, I can’t help but to imagine my own wedding, with her as my makeup artist.

everyday look

everyday look

high fashion

high fashion

avante garde

avante garde

One of my favorite before and after photo from her creations. The bride's eye are in its perfection!

One of my favorite before and after photo from her creations. The bride’s eye are in its perfection!

I really love the natural looking makeup she always give to her clients. The look that is very radiant and mesmerizing. The before and after photos of her clients makes me feel astonished on how she were able to bring out the best in everyone of them.  Also, she has her own way on how to conceal those “insecurities” ladies might have. Pimples, dark spots, freckles, scars… name it! She has a solution to it.

The dewy look of some of her bride on their wedding day.

The dewy look of some of her brides on their wedding day.

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perfect hairstyles made by MAJICA…

Her “recipe” on how to create that dazzling look on her every client might be explained by the trick she posted on her page:  “Ask how she wants to look like on her wedding day and let your future bride speak her mind. That way, not only that you know what you will do but you and your bride will meet half way as you both agree upon each other’s thought. It will definitely give an amazing result!”

I must say that listening to the clients’ wants is her key in creating satisfying results from the makeovers she did for them. Being treated as a queen is what every lady wants on her wedding day and that what her magical touch gives them.

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Apart from all the affirmative opinions on her creations, she also has some achievements that will assure you on the quality of service that she can provide. Just this year she was able to made it to the Mary Kay Top 10 Makeup Artist for Dream Beautiful Contest. Also, recently, she and her team was awarded by being the Top Booker on Wedding Congress Philippines in Over-all and Make up Category, that happened last Nov 8-9, 2014 at PICC Forum Tent. I must say that they will not give and trust her with those titles for nothing, right?

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Aside from the fact that Jackie is a great makeup artist which the photos and her credentials can readily testify, I myself can say that she is also a good person. I was able to meet her years ago when I won in one of the online contests she hosted. (You can read my post about that here: MAC Pink Nouveau Satin) While giving me a makeover, she made me feel comfortable by telling stories, asking my opinions, and treating me as someone that seems to be not so new to her. I really appreciate that. I think her charm is one of her assets to easily set rapport to her clients that will eventually create a good team up for a special event- where everyone can freely express their ideas and opinions to achieve the optimum quality of the craft.

The dedication she has in every craft she makes is something that no amount of money can buy. Definitely, she just not give magnificent makeovers during those wedding events but service at its finest to every bride that actually deserves it!

Want to be her QUEEN? Check this out!

Want to be her QUEEN? Check this out!

*To witness how the “magic” lives on from MAJICA, you can visit her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/MAJICA-Makeover-by-Jackie-in-Creative-Application/305407772830763?pnref=lhc

*You can also check out her website: https://makeoverbymajica.wordpress.com

*Photo credits to the owners. All photos are grabbed from MAJICA’s facebook page.

My First Makeup Workshop by Anne Bismonte

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I love the confidence that makeup gives me.” –Tyra Banks
That same quote applies to me. I must admit that I don’t really have a good skin. I have lots of pimple scars and still suffering from hyper pigmentation because of the treatment I am going through due to acne. But as of now, I am really trying so hard to find out my own skin care routine and improve my skin.

Even with this, I am still pretty sure that I can’t do away with makeup (maybe not now or soon). Since I am dealing with different people every day, I would like to always look presentable at work and school.

I been trying out different techniques in using makeup and also learn so many of those from Youtube and reading beauty blogs yet it seems that I want to have that first- hand knowledge that I can really  use for myself. One of my projects this year is to attend workshops that will help me gain the knowledge I actually missed out during my younger years. I really want to explore and know more especially about basic in makeup application.

I have my own share of makeup dilemmas. I been put to shame and ridiculed about how my foundation or eye shadow or blush on went beyond what others expect or just because it didn’t suit me well. Maybe I just grew tired of those and want to atleast cut off those embarrassing moments. That’s why I finally decided to join a basic make up workshop.

I read about an afternoon workshop from the page Makeup by Anne Bismonte. The slots immediately run out and I am lucky to catch the last slot. Finally! I was registered to Ms. Anne Bismonte’s workshop. Her credentials and portfolio in makeup artistry is enough for me to trust her knowledge on that particular aspect that I want to unfold. Nevertheless, I attended it.

The official poster of the workshop.

The official poster of the workshop.

I arrived early at the venue. I don’t actually intend to be early but I guess I was not able to contain my excitement about the workshop, plus the fact the venue happened to be nearer than I expected. It was a Saturday afternoon and there was no traffic (when I actually need it.lol!)

Nevertheless, the workshop went well. The atmosphere was comfortable. The speaker, Ms. Bismonte made some jokes in the middle of the discussion which makes everything light and easier. Everything that was written on the poster was covered. From the basic, the skin care routine to make up application. She also had a demo on how to apply a day and night make up just by changing the hue of the eye shadow.

The FREE Make up buffet

The FREE Make up buffet

Our pretty and young model

Our pretty and young model

Ms Anne Bismonte as she conduct a makeup demo

Ms. Anne Bismonte as she conduct a makeup demo

At the end of the workshop, we (the participants) had the application of all that we learn during that afternoon. And here was my before and after shot.

Before

Before

After

After

I know I need more practice especially with my eye makeup. But I have faith that with practice and perseverance I can achieve a good make up for myself.

My co-participants as they do their make up like a PRO!

My co-participants as they do their make up like a PRO!

What I personally love about the workshop was the first part which tackled about the skin care routine and familiarization of different kinds of makeup brushes. Since, I personally went there because I believe that I need to use make up to cover up my imperfections and to be more confident, I still consider the fact that I must go to Level  0… and that is how to take care of what’s beneath those layers of makeup. Also, knowing the purpose of each make up brush enlightens me on how I can actually maximize the use of it. Just like what I learned in journalism, “You cannot break the rules, unless you know them.”

Ms. Anne Bismonte as she talks about the use of different makeup brushes

Ms. Anne Bismonte as she talks about the use of different makeup brushes

And because I was early, I saw Ms. Anne Bismonte in other perspective. She was so hands on with the workshop. She was the one together with her husband prepared everything needed by the participants. She was really accommodating and very considerate with other participants who came a little bit late. We actually spend few minutes waiting for them, as she went around and trying to be familiar with the other participants. And that made me admire her more.

It was a very productive day for all of us! Another big check on my bucket list! Yey!

It was a very productive day for all of us! Another big check on my bucket list! Yey!

What I learn during the workshop will help me personally to be more confident about myself. It also give way for me, as a model to have a new skill that I can use during my photoshoots.

Our loot bags :)

Our loot bags 🙂

The very soft brush set from Beauty cosmetics is easy and convenient to use. I heard that it also have a very affordable price!

The very soft brush set from Beautycosmetics Brushes are easy and convenient to use. I heard that you can get it in a super affordable price! Yay! What a steal!

The earrings makes me go gaga over the loot bag. Yay! Wait for an OOTD with it!

The earrings makes me go gaga over the loot bag. Yay! Wait for an OOTD with it!

I am glad that now, I am atleast equipped with Makeup 101. Having that makes me feel more certain about my exploration when it regards to colors and blending, contouring, highlighting, shaping and experimenting with my very own canvass.

Woooh! A certificate! I feel so proud! <3

Woooh! A certificate! I feel so proud! ❤

How about you sweeties? What is that something that you really want to know more? Hope to read from you soon.

*Some pictures grabbed from the MUA’s FB page Makeup by Anne Bismonte. For make up gigs, collaborations and events you may contact her at the same page.

Valentine Kisses’ Birthday Giveaway

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I really do love online contest and giveaways… Just like it awakens  my competitive side. Today, I randomly browse the web and found this one by Valentine Kisses (I love her blog name!) I immediately follow the blog not just because of the giveaway but because I think its worth reading 🙂

And yes! She’s up for her birthday giveaway and she will be giving 62 items for a lucky winner. The giveaway runs until April 30. So hurry and try your luck!

A sneak peak of Valentine Kisses’ Birthday Giveaway

You can visit her site and see the complete mechanics of her giveaway here: http://xoxovalentinekissesxoxo.blogspot.com/2013/04/valentine-kisses-birthday-giveaway-win.html