The film Sid and Aya is one of the latest Filipino movie releases to grab our hearts’ attention (even though it’s "not a love story"). The film features blockbuster movie stars Anne Curtis and Dingdong Dantes, and for those of you who have seen the film, we think you’ll agree with us when we say that Anne’s beauty looks were divine. Our June cover girl looked fresh and effortlessly beautiful in every scene that it was impossible not to take notice!
We got the details from her glam team, makeup artist Robbie Piñera and hairstylist Raymond Santiago, on how they created Aya's look:
Robbie on Aya’s makeup: "For Anne’s Manila look, we opted for a very natural makeup [look]. [I used] minimal foundation that looks almost [like] nothing on camera and just added a bit of life on the lips. But everything else is just natural and unpolished. Aya’s character is almost like Anne as a person. She can easily metamorphose into something super natural and raw, to glam, to something very unexpected.
"To achieve a natural, almost-nothing finish, I used more skincare and less makeup. The [main] products I used are La Mer The Renewal Oil for that skin-like glow (not from shimmer), tinted lip balm, and some translucent powder—but on strategic areas only and not all over [her face]. I use HD products to make the makeup look invisible on film as if it’s part of her face and not on top of it."
LA MER The Renewal Oil, price unavailable, Rustan's; BLK COSMETICS All-Day Matte Powder Foundation, P399, TriNoma; LA MER Lip and Cheek Glow in Pink Sands 02, price unavailable, Rustan's
For the Japan scene, Aya sported a slightly different beauty look—one with more color! “For the Japan [scenes], we played with her look and got our inspiration from the soft shades of cherry blossoms. When we shot [those], they were just about to bloom at that time,” Robbie shares.
"I kept the skin looking fresh and pale, adding tones of rose beige on the eyes and cheeks (a popular trend look for the Japanese and the Koreans). Lips [were] blotted in [a] rose brown tone. It looked very soft yet striking on film. I also used new shades from BLK Cosmetics that are launching pretty soon."
Raymond on Aya’s hair: "Before blow-drying the hair, [I applied] volumizer and heat protector. 'Yung crown lang ginagamitan ko ng rolling brush. [For] the rest, [I use] fingers lang. Next is the attachment [of the clip-on] hair extensions."
Raymond also had to cut the hair extensions to achieve the layered effect and to make them seamlessly blend with Anne's naturally mid-length hair. “Ginupit ko 'yung extensions for a layered effect para hindi obvious 'yung short hair. Curl big sections in different directions pero 'yung sa front is away from the face," he explains. "Tapos spray lang ng texturizer for piecey effect and hairspray." And by "piecey," Raymond is referring to that "chunky" effect that the hair has when some strands seem to clump together and form natural "pieces."
LIVING PROOF Full Root Lift, $28, Sephora.com; ALTERNA HAIRCARE Bamboo Smooth Anti Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray, $25, Sephora.com; ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray, $46, shop.nordstrom.com; R+CO Outer Space Flexible Hairspray, $29, net-a-porter.com
Love story or not, we’re totally in love with Anne's beauty looks!