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Dollface Cosmetics Lookbook: Butterfly

I’m so sorry I haven’t been blogging as much (mostly sorry to myself)!! Praise God, I never thought I’d be given so much work opportunities. They’ve been keeping me really busy. I’ve even had to decline a number of jobs just to keep a healthy work-life balance (editing takes me a looong time coz I tend to get OC with my own works on a regular work day), PLUS I’ll be embarking on a new journey which unfortunately calls for me to stop accepting any more jobs. ๐Ÿ˜€ YES it’s a smiley face because it’s good news actually! I’ll talk about it in a few months time.

So while my prewedding album is uploading to the printers, I’m so happy to blog about old work some of my beauty works in collaboration with talented makeup artists!!

Presenting two of Youtube’s famous beauty gurus from the Philippines:

Beauty Gurus Noe Villagonzalo and Ana Victorino

And because I’m such a supportive friend, I will post my favorite makeup videos from their respective Youtube channels ๐Ÿ˜‰

Noe’s brow tutorial coz she makes really nice perfect brows. This is the first impression I loved about her makeup.

Ana’s runway look blew me away. Love how simple and beautiful it is.

This photoshoot was forย Dollface Cosmetics‘ end of the year lookbook last year. I say it so many times I’m probably like a broken record, but it’s always a pleasure to work for Dollface. The shoots don’t end up feeling like a job and Pearl gives me all the artistic freedom so I looove it. I think this is what makes photographers the happiest, that they’re free from any box that tries to limit their imagination and personal execution of shoots. Of course, it helps when your creative directors already have great ideas as foundations to begin with. :)

Dollface Cosmetics S/S Lookbook 2012

Dollface Cosmetics shows you how to rock the vivid and neon trend that’s hot this summer.


Again, it was a pleasure working with Pearl Sarcauga, the young super entrepreneur behind Dollface Cosmetics. She is an amazing, very driven businesswoman in her early 20s. It was also the first time I actually got to meet Eden Villarba, the electric fashionable style from Chic in the Tropics who did a great job styling the lookbook. And of course, shy newcomer Queenie from Wafer Models Philippines.
Great team! :)

We shot at the Dolled Up Studio on a Sunday. I used my trusty old flash and medium-sized soft box with a white background and we were all good to go. Felt so great to do something creative again. I’ve been super busy with work and a sideline business, this blog entry is even old news. Altho kinda half knocked-out, I’m forcing myself to blog because this entry has been procrastinated for as long as I can take.

Our simple set.

Make-up palettes for all.
Eden checking out Facebook. We were on live stream during the whole shoot! Did you see us?

Masterfully perfecting that winged eyeliner effect. The secret is revealed: use tape!

The pretty studio where you can check out the make-up and have lessons in Eden’s Place.

Taking BTS shots in between make-up and styling changes. Elo.

This weekend I’ll be shooting for an online accessories brand which I’m so proud about! They have beautiful hand-made pieces that suit all kinds of occasions. For now I’m keeping it a secret, but stay tuned to check out their S/S campaign which I am so excited to shoot for on Saturday.
model: Queenie of Wafer Models Philippines
photographer: Anne Lorraine Uy
make-up artist / layout: Pearl Sarcauga of Dollface Cosmetics
stylist: Eden Villarba of Chic in the Tropics
shot at the Dolled Up Studio located at the Ground flr of Eden’s Place corner C. Rosal & Acacia St. Brgy. Camputhaw, Cebu City.

DollFace Cosmetics: Girls of Summer

More photos [here]

Models: Steffi and Crystal Aberasturi
MUA: Noe Mae Villa-gee/COLORismyweapon & Maricarl-Janah/Make-up by Janz
Styling/wardrobe: Jacklyn Uy of What A Girl Wants
Concept/Production Manager: Pearl Sarcauga
Photo/Post-processing: Anne Lorraine Uy (me)
Assistant/Comic Relief: John Borga

This summer, I was able to work with the amazing DollFace Cosmetics. They have wonderful make-up palettes in a wide range that’s easy on the pocket without compromising quality! Check out these two beautiful Youtube make-up gurus’ creations on sweet and sultry looks.

Noe Mae Villa-gee goes sweet for Crystal Aberasturi.
(who’s currently going for Miss Mandaue. Here’s how you can support her)

Maricarl Janah goes sultry for Steffi Aberasturi.

Be sure to check out the Youtube channels these talented girls! You might get your own inspiration for make-up art and have fun experimenting with your look this summer. It’s always fun to try something new!

Natural beauty sisters.

In honesty, this was one of the most difficult shoots I’ve ever done. The weather just did NOT cooperate. It was always gloomy, murky and sudden drizzles of rain would come and go. We would shoot for a while then hide under trees, shoot again then use the reflector as shade. The natural lighting certainly did not make things go smoothly, but I tried to save the photos as much as I could. Certainly glad they turned out well enough.

Keeping it Sweet.

Despite all the obstacles, it was a lot of fun working with Pearl (very cool owner of DFC), Janah, Noe and John. Lots of laughs especially with my comedian assistant/lighting master around. We had lunch at Sunburst together with the models’ mom after hair and make-up. I have to say these girls are very lucky to be supported so much by their parents. Dad drove them to the assembly place and mom keeps watch of them all the way. Oh, and mom also plays talent agent.

Bringing it Sultry.

Did I mention how young these girls are? Steffi is 16 and Crystal is 18 years old. Steffi was crowned Sinulog Festival Queen just this year. Promising futures these girls have.

Fly like a butterfly~

Styling was all by Jackaye of WAGW. I’m loving their floral ensembles this season! I’ve made a recent purchase myself at the store too. Got myself a boho beach dress fit for summer. Teehee.

Flower child.

I’d be honored to work with DFC again in the future. Hope to be able to get one of those palettes and brush sets!

It’s a wrap!

If you guys are interested, here’s a BTS video. Props to Janah for the editing and compilation. More power to local Youtube make-up gurus!


Will catch up on some work to be done these coming months. I’ve yet to shoot my photostory :( Other than that, I’ll be shooting for the summer campaign of a local shoe brand and an exhibit that will be on display at the SM Art Gallery. To top it off, I have to work on my travel photos from my recent trip to America, the Beautiful! It’s only the start of the year but I’ve had a lot of surprises already. Thank you Lord. :) Hope everyone is having a great summer too.