Beauty gurus aren't born overnight. In the case of celebrity makeup artists Albert Kurniawan, Jelly Eugenio, and Mark Qua, it took a combination of skill, grit, and the incredible ability to set trends to become some of the most sought-after names in the beauty industry today. And after years of handing out countless product recommendations, it was only a matter of time before they created their own—a reality now being materialized in Teviant's Artist Collection.
Albert, who founded Teviant, wanted to collaborate with Mark and Jelly to showcase their artistry. "It's time for us to uplift the glam teams of the Philippines," he tells Preview. "[They] are the ones setting the trends, to be honest, and it's time for [their] voices to be heard." Hence, the trio joined forces to create products that will allow anyone to recreate their signature techniques—all of which, coincidentally, have to do with perfectly made-up cheeks.
Teviant Artist Collection
Although Albert knew from the beginning that his brand needed cheek products, he felt the need for additional insight from other artists that he respects. "I chose Jelly and Qua because, first of all, we are really close, and the two of them really believed and supported Teviant since day one," he explains. "And I see [them as two of] the most relevant makeup artists at the moment."
Mark and Jelly were incredibly hands-on in the project, giving Albert their builds on the formula he created. "Since Teviant is not only Italian FDA-approved but American and Japanese FDA-approved as well, we have to create the formula ahead of time," he continues. "They helped me create the finish that they like, tweak the formula a little bit, and choose the colors. They also helped me choose the concept, the names, the shades, and the type of packaging."
The decision to make not just singles but duos came naturally. The Glow to Glass highlighter palettes, for example, can provide two kinds of glow: a subtle highlight and an extreme glassy effect. Meanwhile, the Sculpt to Bronze palettes have a matte contour powder for sculpting and a bronzer with hints of shimmer to warm up the complexion. The Blush to Flush duos come in multi-finish pairs as well. "The idea is to give the customer the freedom to choose and [control their glow]," says Albert.
To cater to different Filipino skin tones, they also decided to have a duo for morenas (tan skin), chinitas (yellow-toned complexions), and mestizas (cool-toned skin), creating a total of nine palettes. The makeup artists took charge of one category each to match their specialties. Blush to Flush was Albert's, whose intricate eye looks on Heart Evangelista and Kim Chiu gave him the mastery of a subtle flush. Glow to Glass went to Mark, who's known for crafting the dewy complexions of Elisse Joson and Barbie Imperial. Sculpt to Bronze was under Jelly, whose transformative glams on Nadine Lustre and Catriona Gray never fail to make rounds online. Ahead, we learn about each of the collections that complete Teviant's Artist Cheek Collection.
Teviant Blush to Flush Palettes
"As a makeup artist, it's really a struggle for me to find a blush that stays all day long," Albert explains. Which is why, for his trio of duos, he ensured that the blushes would provide maximum pigmentation and wear. According to him, all the palettes containing a combination of apricot oil, aloe vera essence, and burdock oil are in the blushes, which will serve to balance the skin's sebum production while soothing it to be in the best condition for makeup.
All shades were created to create a natural flush and radiant cheeks. Rosette includes a dusty rose blush with a subtle gold sheen and a peachy pink color with gold shimmer. Arancia is a duo with a matte saddle hue and a golden coral. Anemone is the rosiest of them all, composed of a bright berry pink and an apricot rose with golden undertones.
TEVIANT Artist Collection Blush to Flush Duos, P995 each, Lazada & SM Makati
Teviant Glow to Glass Palettes
Whether you want a soft glow or full-on glass skin, these duos curated by Mark Qua have you covered. But apart from providing a custom glow, the Glow to Glass palettes also claim to have a silky feel that creates a crystal-like effect on the skin. The Resin duo has an ivory shimmer and a pearlescent soft gold; Astral includes a pale nude shimmer and an opal frost; Florid, meanwhile, holds a soft champagne shimmer and a rose gold highlight.
TEVIANT Artist Collection Glow to Glass Duos, P995 each, Lazada & SM North Edsa
Teviant Sculpt to Bronze Palettes
"Contour is definitely the one that defines the whole face," says Jelly Eugenio. But instead of using only one product to sculpt the face, he swears by a two-step process—"I like using a bronzer first so that the skin is warm, and then I just apply the contour so you don't see the edges." That's why for his cheek duos, the top pan holds a bronzer with a hint of shine while the bottom pan holds a matte color for sculpting. The result? A multi-dimensional contour. Choose among the Morocco, Palermo, and Mykonos palettes to craft one that's perfect for your skin tone.
TEVIANT Artist Collection Sculpt to Bronze Duos, P995 each, Lazada & SM Megamall
Which duos are you picking up?
The Teviant Artist Collection will be available on Lazada starting today, September 30, and will be in stores on October 2.