Filipina brides like December weddings—balikbayans come back home for Christmas and the whole family gets together. Brides start scouting for makeup artists as early as July too, so before booking your makeup artist, it's important to schedule a trial hair and makeup first. Remember, wedding photos are forever; it's essential to look perfect on your big day.
Here, we feature real brides-to-be for a hair and makeup trial. Niña Cadiz wanted something simple; she wanted to enhance her features and look like herself on her wedding. Makeup artist Ara Fernando chose neutral hues and soft pink blush on her cheeks. Hairstylist Mark Familiara did a handcombed updo with soft hair petals at the back.
Ina Mendez had short hair and shared that it was one her concerns. Ricky Diokno did his hair magic and transformed Ina's chin length bob into a timeless updo—yes, Ricky made it possible! Makeup artist Claire Diokno focused on Ina's big brown eyes. She played up with golds and coppers on the lids then finished off the look with a pink lip.
Trina Lucero is set for her out-of-town wedding but was still unsure of what hair and makeup to do. Her only special request was to have a hairstyle that she can easily change for the reception. Rhoy Cervantes chose to give her a root lift with a bit of side-part at the front to enhance trina's face shape. He curled the ends and pinned it into petal-like tendrils at the back. Rhoy told Trina that she can just take off the pins to morph it into half-updo hair, clever idea indeed! For Trina's makeup, Bambi Barcelona kept things romantic by patting on rich browns on her eyes.
Judging from the creations of our bridal beauty team, it's totally okay to play with colors on your wedding day. If you're too afraid to wear pink, take a carnation pink tube and swipe it on your puckers. You'll be surprised at the possibilities!
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Photos by: Style Bible digital/ Yayay De Castro