Apparently, ordering in isn't the only way to satisfy your food cravings. Makeup artist Chuchie Ledesma, for example, turned her fleeting thoughts about street food into a full spread of awesome beauty looks that'll either make you hungry or you make you want to get glam.
Chuchie tells Preview that the concept came along because she and photographer Wilmark Jolindon wanted to challenge themselves for their next shoot. "We took the unusual route, which was to take inspiration from the first thing that crossed my mind—kwek-kwek. So the concept of Pinoy street foods started from there," she says. "We chose three that we [thought] would look poppin' when translated into a beauty look, thus [we went with] taho, kwek kwek, and iskrambol."
Curious how it turned out? See the photos below!
1. Kwek Kwek
This eye makeup look was obviously inspired by everyone's favorite flour-covered quail egg treat. Chuchie covered the models lids with that all-too-familiar shade of vibrant orange, blended in a soft-edged circle to match the food item. That said, our favorite part is definitely the orange falsies, which just took the entire look home (or should we say to the street?).
Since the team was set on making these foods fancy, their take on taho centered around the sago—a.k.a. tapioca pearls. One side of the model's face was sprinkeld with the luxe, non-edible kind though, resulting in a gorgeous heap on her cheek and ear.
3. Ice Scramble
The scramble-inspired look was less literal, and it might just be the most coppable of them all. With a mixture of blush, cosmetic-grade powder, and chunky glitters, Chuchie achieved a '70s-inspired draped blush look that's high on texture and shine. The soft pink eyeshadow look tied everything together, but so did the small pieces of confetti!
Which was your favorite look? Let us know in the comments below!
Photographed by Wilmark Jolindon
Art Direction by Jobo Antonio B. Nacpil
Makeup by Chuchie Ledesma
Hair by Mong Amado
Model: Victoria of New Monarq