Uchiide in Manila

8 Apr

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I never thought this day would come when I would finally meet the Artistic Director of Shu Uemura, Kakuyasu Uchiide-San.  He was here for a few days last week to celebrate with us the 10th year of Shu Uemura, Philippines! 🙂

Here are some snapshots that I took with my Iphone.

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During our training/makeup check for the big night! 🙂

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Uchiide-San demonstrates one of Shu Uemura’s most difficult mode makeup looks called “Peacock”. Amazing.  Amazing.  Amazing.

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Uchiide-San also showed us how to do the “Flaggy”. Wooooow. That’s all I can say.

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Special dinner with Uchiide-San and Team Shu Philippines at Bistro Filipino by Chef Laudico.

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Food was fantastic!!! My personal favorite… the Sinigang Martini 🙂 I did not expect that! 🙂

The next day, (the big day), our call time was 9am at Mango Tree, Bonifacio High Street.  And what is the first thing we all need???

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Spot the artists.

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With my good friend and super talented makeup artist, John Pagaduan 🙂

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This was my assigned mode makeup look for the big night… Masquerade 🙂 A million thanks to my beautiful model, Michelle Panemanglor 🙂

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All set 🙂

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Michelle, ready to rock n’ roll!

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Here are more of the mode makeup looks for the big night done by my amazing teammates and dearest friends 🙂 That’s Angelique Dinglasan doing her thang (top left), makeup by Omar Ermita (top middle), makeup up by Angelique (top right), makeup by Angie Cruz (bottom left), makeup by Sharon Soledad (bottom middle) and makeup by Patrick Alcober (bottom right). Amazing job, guys!!! I failed to take photos of the other models because it was crazy backstage but you should have seen the works of art that Claire Diokno, John Pagaduan and Hannah Pechon did!!! 🙂  Congratulations to all of us.  We survived.  LOL!

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More backstage snapshots 🙂

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With my gorgeous gals, Claire and Angelique 🙂 The show will begin in 15 minutes 🙂

I didn’t get to take photos of the show itself.  Haha! But it was awesome!!! Trust me! 🙂

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Dinner is served.  YUM.

I really feel so blessed that I was given the chance to meet Uchiide-San.  He is an inspiration and a true artist.  And even though he was so tired from all his photo shoots and events, he would always have a smile on his face!  (And wouldn’t turn down a photo with his biggest fans! Hehe!)  This is definitely one of the highlights of my makeup career and I will never forget these two days!  It brought our team closer, it challenged us to do more than our best and most of all, made a fan girl like me sooooooo happy to be in the presence of one of the greatest makeup artists, Uchiide-San! Thank you 🙂

Special thanks to Nina, Nadia and Karen of Shu Uemura, Philippines!!! You girls made it all happen 🙂

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Fan girl mode!!! 🙂

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