Tag Archives: Shu Uemura Makeup Associates

Training with Mister Kimura-San and Team Shu

8 Nov

Learning never ends.

  I was so looking forward to this day.  It was the day when we would finally get to try using Shu Uemura’s Holiday collection 2012! 🙂  Not only do we get to try the newest collection of Shu Uemura but we also had a talented guest makeup artist/trainer from Japan, Mr. Kimura-San! 🙂

I just couldn’t wait to see the collection!!! 🙂

My sister from another mother, Claire 🙂  We were both so giddy with excitement checking out all the goodies in the bag! 🙂  First thing we found… the two kinds Karl Lagerfeld False Eyelashes.

What a beauty! 🙂

With my sisters, Angelique, Omar and John! 🙂  Sayaaaaaa!  Parang blockmates lang!!! Where were you guys when I was in college?!?!

Checking out the stuff at the trainer’s table 🙂

And now I unveil Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Holiday Collection 🙂  I’m sure you guys have already seen or even tried the collection since our launch.  Mr. Kimura-San taught us how to use and maximize this collection! 🙂

Check this out!!! Limited edition Mon Shu eyelash curler!!! 🙂 soooo cute!!! I want to use this as a bag charm!  And also so I can curl my lashes anytime. LOL!

Yey! Snacks for the training 🙂  Hungry makeup artists… not a pretty sight. Hahaha!

And now, may I introduce to you, our awesome trainer and makeup artist, Mr. Kimura-San! 🙂 Such a rock star. Haha! 🙂

The first time I’ve ever seen the team so quiet and attentive 🙂 hehehehe

We each had our own models for hands-on training 🙂 Thanks for taking my photo, Claire!

My model for the day was Mercy.  Just finished doing her base 🙂

Mr. Kimura-San going around to check our work.  He was a great teacher, very helpful and was very patient to answer all of our questions 🙂 Of course, we can’t live without Nadia, our translator 🙂

After doing the base makeup, time to break for merienda first! Woohoo! 🙂 Break na kaagad?! Hehe

Definitely one way to make us makeup artists happy… FOOD 🙂

Okay, ready to move on with the training… Happy tummies!

Mr. Kimura-San will now start the demo using the first eye and cheek palette called the smoky velvet palette 🙂

He started with the socket line…

Then filled the whole lid with the olive green shade.

Also applied under the eyes and highlight on the browbone and inner corners of the eyes.

Blended beautifully.  He told us that we don’t have to use all the colors in the palette all at once or it’s just going to look messy.

Mr. Kimura-San used the blush on the apple of the cheeks.  That’s the one on the bottom right of the palette 🙂

Included in this collection are four gorgeous shades of lipsticks!

Luxe Burgundy and Parisienne Pink.

Celebrity Beige and Mon Shu Red.

Mr. Kimura-San is now applying Mon Shu Red 🙂

The Associates checking out the first look 🙂

And John… with his favorite brush! Hahahahaha! 🙂

And now using the prestigious bordeaux eye and cheek palette 🙂

Love the color of this painting liner 🙂

Mr. Kimura-San doing a demo on the other eye 🙂

Now it’s our turn 🙂

Mr. Kimura-San fine-tuning what I did to Mercy 🙂

The finished product of the eye makeup after it was Kimura-Sanified 🙂

So happy with the palettes!  Easy to use and the colors definitely suitable to most women! 🙂  Can’t wait to use these palettes on my clients! 🙂

Omar practicing on Angelique 🙂

Yeeeeey!  That was such a fun and very informative sesh!!!

Thank you for the opportunity to be trained by Mr. Kimura-San! 🙂 He was awesome!!!

John and Omar mingling with Mr. Uchiide-San and Mr. Karl. LOL! 🙂

Team Shu Uemura Philippines! 🙂 (not the complete team though)

It’s your turn to try this awesome collection!!! Will be available again in stores very soon! 🙂

Happy Thursday, friends!!! 🙂

Tsuya Skin: Japan’s Word for Ideal Skin

26 Sep

I always look forward to our training sessions by Shu Uemura 🙂  I obviously love the brand and get really excited when they have something new… 🙂  And I get to see my team mates whom I love to bits 🙂

Each station was beautifully decorated with flowers, lamps and petals… But do you see that pretty little bottle over there??? 🙂

Oh my gosh, so scientific… I never really liked Science growing up. Haha!

With my beautiful, “fresh” team mates all in white 🙂  (Pwede na bang maging soap detergent endorsers? Ang bango!!! Haha!)

From the left: Angie Cruz, Me, Claire Diokno and Angelique Dinglasan 🙂

AND HERE IT IS… Are you ready for this??? Presenting the newest skin care product of Shu Uemura…

TSUYA SKIN.  Which means “IDEAL SKIN”.

Shu Uemura always believed that “beautiful make-up starts with beautiful skin.”  And this is sooooo true.

Now what makes someone’s skin ideal?

“We analyzed  more than 5,000 individual cases of Asian woman’s skin to scientifically understand what is needed for skin to be perceived as ‘ideal’.  We found that ‘ideal’ skin came down to six key parameters: SMOOTHNESS, PORELESSNESS, TRANSLUCENCE, AN EVEN TONE, A FINE TEXTURE and GOOD SKIN COLOR.  When all these factors are present, skin radiates beauty… this is what makes ‘ideal’ skin.  In Japanese, we call this ‘Tsuya Skin”.  – Team Shu Uemura

The newest cleansing oil of Shu Uemura is called Ultim8 (Ultimate) 🙂

Tsuya contains a miracle molecule called Rhamnose that can apparently reactivate skin’s youth power switch.  This will help the skin regenerate 🙂

So what does Tsuya promise to give you???

Perfect and ideal skin in just seven days 🙂

Lovely set up for our training sesh 🙂

With our hot momma, Nina Solano 🙂

After applying a few drops of Tsuya Skin all over the face in the morning, it is best paired with this Tsuya Skin UV Under Base 🙂

Accredited Shu Uemura make-up artist, Patrick Alcober had all the right answers 🙂 And there’s our lovely trainer, Nadia, listening to Patrick’s insightful answers 🙂

Claire’s extensive collection of Shu Uemura brushes… *sigh*

Patrick doing the demo on Cecille Ramos, who has perfect skin 🙂

The very talented make-up artists of Shu Uemura: Gee Vee, EJ Mallorca, Riza and Roy at the back 🙂

The very next day, I started my 7-day challenge 🙂  I started applying Tsuya Skin every morning and night 🙂

All you need is this much for the whole face 🙂 I really loved how this serum smelled and felt on my skin.  After applying this, I always feel instantly hydrated.

After applying Tsuya, I applied this UV Underbase 🙂 It already has a little bit of coverage to cover up my blemishes 🙂 I set it with some loose powder 🙂

This is all you need for the whole face.  Even less, if you just want a very, very thin layer of this UV underbase 🙂

I’ve been using Tsuya Skin serum for over a month now.  Every morning and every evening.  I honestly couldn’t tell if my skin was really improving.

I only realized that my skin was really improving when my husband suddenly said recently, out of the blue one morning before I left the house, “May photo shoot ka ba? 🙂  As in papakuha ka rin ba ng picture?  Parang ang flawless mo today…” LOL! 🙂 Naaaaaaaaaks!!!  I thought, hay naku, binobola na naman ako nito.

“Seriously… Are you going to have your photo taken today?” – Dante.

Hay naku, tama na, Dants, TAMA NA. 🙂

AND THAT MY FRIENDS, is the true test of the product. LOL!  If your husband actually notices something different. GOOD different. HAHAHA! 🙂

No, but really, my husband is my ultimate “judge” without him trying to be 🙂  Everything he says, whether he likes it or not, affects me greatly. LOL!  Like for example, when he says, “You did something different with your makeup today”, that is his nice way of saying, parang may mali. LOL! 🙂

So you could just imagine how happy I was when he said the magic word… “flawless”!  And I immediately thought…

OMG.  It actually works.

Please take time to watch this video to have a better understanding of  Tsuya Skin 🙂

Tsuya is our little secret 🙂  Don’t tell your boyfriends or your husbands about Tsuya ha!  They’ll soon notice a different glow in your skin… Just wait for it… 🙂