Behind the celebrities’ flawless selfies, beautiful billboards, gorgeous editorials and well-executed endorsements are the makeup artists who make sure that they are picture-perfect in every angle. These unsung heroes have one job: to make your favorite stars shine even brighter by getting them all dolled up as they sit on their makeup chairs. Below, the most sought-after bunch this 2015 trusted by the industry’s biggest stars:
Main muse: Kathryn Bernardo
It’s no secret that Denise Ochoa is the Teen Queen’s go-to makeup artist. She’s also the same talented MUA behind Kathryn’s breathtaking Preview September cover where the 19-year-old star sported two contrasting yet equally beautiful looks. Her celebrity clientele includes Bea Alonzo, Julia Barretto, Janella Salvador and many others.
Main muse: Maine Mendoza
If we’re to name 2015’s biggest breakout star, that would no doubt be Maine Mendoza—and behind her signature look is a makeup artist who knows all too well how to bring out her natural beauty. Other than Yaya Dub, Juan Sarte’s biggest clients also include Judy Ann Santos, Iza Calzado, KC Concepcion and more.
Main muse: Liza Soberano
Ever wondered who’s responsible for dolling up Liza Soberano? Yup, you guessed it! Giving us one breathtaking selfie after another, Mickey See makes sure that all his muses always look their best. His list of celebrity clients also includes Maja Salvador, Kristine Hermosa, et al.
Main muse: Heart Evangelista
One of the prettiest faces in the show biz industry trusts only Albert Kurniawan. And yes, we’re referring to Heart Evangelista-Escudero who enlisted this makeup genius’ expertise even on her wedding day. Other celebs who also regularly sit on his makeup chair are Megan Young, and Kim Chiu.
Main muse: Toni Gonzaga-Soriano
Another celebrity bride who had a trusted MUA by her side during her big day was Toni Gonzaga-Soriano. With the help of Krist Bansuelo and his flawless bridal makeup artistry, she was a glowing bride as she walked down the aisle. Other celebs who often rely on Krist, too, are Lovi Poe, Maricar Reyes, and Maine Mendoza.
Main muse: Anne Curtis
The National Sweetheart’s secret weapon? A glam team that always has her back! Making sure that Anne is always at her prettiest, Robbie Piñera has never once failed her in the beauty department. Other celebs who trust his makeup artistry are Georgina Wilson, Janine Gutierrez, and Solenn Heussaff.
Main muse: Angel Locsin
Making Julia Barretto #JustJulia and simply beautiful during her 18th birthday celebration was a makeup artist whom she trusts. Lala Flores, the same MUA behind the stunning looks of Angel Locsin, Sarah Geronimo and Jennylyn Mercado, has cemented her rightful place in the industry by making her celebrity clients feel more confident with every stroke of her makeup brush.
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Main muse: Isabelle Daza
This talented makeup artist has the It girls to back up her portfolio. How can you not be a busy bee when your working calendar’s filled with bookings from the likes of Georgina Wilson, Isabelle Daza, and Martine Cajucom? She’s the Diaz girls’ fave, we tell you.
Main muse: Megan Young
Another busy bee who’s responsible for the double-tap worthy looks of Megan Young, Julia Montes and Denise Laurel is Tin Duque. From their fresh no-makeup looks to their sultry smoky eyes, this skilled MUA has mastered the art and is clearly doing a spectacular job in her craft.
Main muse: Sarah Geronimo
Glamming up the Popstar Princess for most of her shows, Gela Laurel is one of the most trusted in the beauty biz. Apart from Sarah Geronimo, she’s also to be applauded for the picture-perfect looks of Sarah Lahbati, Iza Calzado, and Liz Uy.