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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!


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!!! 🙂

Shu Uemura: Finally has a BB!

8 Apr


Introducing Shu Uemura’s BB Perfector Skin Smoothing Beauty Cream!

I tried this amazing product on myself yesterday.  I used it after my daily skincare.  I applied a thin layer of this beauty cream and set it with pressed powder.  It covered all my blemishes but maintaining a sheer and illuminating base.

What I love about this product is that it made my skin seem flawless (my skin is so bad right now.)  without having to pile on foundation and concealer.  It has SPF 30 which is perfect for summer in Manila.  It lasted the whole day without caking even if I was sweating from the extreme summer heat!

It’s tinted but quite sheer.  If you feel that it’s too light for your skin tone, just set it with the right shade of loose or pressed powder 🙂


I highly recommend this product to those who have been looking for the perfect BB cream.  Love love love.

Happy Monday, my friends! 🙂

What’s New With Shu?

4 Mar


I just wanted to share with you all what’s new with my favorite cosmetics brand, Shu Uemura 🙂  It has always been my favorite brand and I’m so happy to be part of the Shu Team here in the Philippines.

Here are a few brand new products that are out now at stores. Check them out!

First is the Dual Fit Pressed Powder.


It comes with this awesome angled brush perfect for retouching throughout the day.


This pressed powder comes in three shades and each pressed powder refill comes with two different types of powder.  The powder on the right side is for anti-shine, ideal for the T-zone, and the powder on the left is for the dry areas of the skin, which is normally the cheek area.






Light Purple.

Shu Uemura also has three new shades for their Face Architect Smooth Fit Fluid Foundation.  Achieve a flawless, healthy glow and dewy finish with these foundations 🙂



New lippies and glosses from the Unmask Collection.





I am obsessed with the soft orange glow on right now 🙂  I have always been a blushing pink type of girl but when I tried using the glow on with orange hues on my clients, it just looks stunning.


New lip pencils and eye pencils.  These eye pencils can also be used as an eyeshadow when smudged and blended 🙂


Watch out for more.  I will always keep you guys and gals updated with what’s new with SHU! 🙂

Have a great and colorful week, everyone! Face the world with a smile and put on some lipstick.

Makes a whole lot of difference 🙂

Unmask & Blossom Dream

8 Feb


To all guys out there reading this post, are you still looking for something to give your girlfriends and wives this Valentine’s Day???  Well, this is so much better than a box of chocolates, let me tell you! 🙂  Meet Shu Uemura’s newest collection… Unmask & Blossom Dream!

These are the limited edition palettes with Tsuyoshi Hirano’s exclusive design.  Very pretty 🙂


You have three different palettes to choose from and all are matte eye shadows 🙂


Unmask Palette – Green

This would be my personal favorite… Unmask Palette – PINK.  It’s perfect for every skin tone and eye shape.  I am so excited to use this palette for my brides 🙂


Unmask Palette – Pink


Unmask Palette – Blue

Once again, another beautiful collection of eyeshadow palettes by Shu Uemura! And I love matte eyeshadows!  This is the perfect addition to my kit and yours! More of the Unmask & Blossom Dream collection soon! 🙂

Happy Friday, friends!!! Have a colorful weekend! 🙂

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!!! 🙂

Karl Lagerfeld x Shu Uemura x Umu

12 Oct

Last October 9, 2012, it was time to unveil the Mon Shu Girl 🙂

Karl Lagerfeld and Shu Uemura has done a collaboration for this holiday’s collection!  This was so exciting for all of us because a few weeks before this launch, we already knew what was in the collection and also were trained how to use the products.  (More of the training in my next post!)  Mon Shu Girl is the cute little girl that is on all of the packaging for this Karl Lagerfeld x Shu Uemura collection 🙂

This exclusive and intimate event was going to be held at Umu, the awesome Japanese restaurant in Dusit Thani Hotel 🙂

Yey. Yey. Hooray.

Call time was 11am.  And as most of you know, a hungry makeup artist is not really the best person you’d want to deal with. Hahaha! Sooooo… LUNCH FIRST 🙂

A feast of Japanese food was waiting for us at UMU… Ok, time to dig in, people!!! 🙂

Meet cutie makeup artist, John Pagaduan 🙂  He’ll be doing a quick demo on how to use the KL Palettes to the bloggers’ event that afternoon.  Looking fresh and radiant, sis!!! 🙂

The Mon Shu models 🙂

The Mon Shu models with their very talented artists, Patrick Alcober and John Pagaduan 🙂

Look at how cute those dolls are! Tamang tama lang yung position ni Ate sa likod… Hehehe 🙂

Wonderful set-up for dinner!

Photo shoot muna with the team habang wala pang guests!!! 🙂

With my uber talented team mates: Sharon, Angelique, Patrick, Hanna and John 🙂

With the fabulous Omar and gorgeous Angie! 🙂

Our hot mother, Nina, presenting the KL x Shu Uemura Collection.

This event wouldn’t have been possible without Nina, Nadia and Karen! 🙂  Great job, ladies!!! And looking smokin’ hot that night 🙂

My Shu Uemura family picture 🙂

With the lovely, Karen, my model for the evening 🙂

With THE Ogie from Khiel’s! Thanks to you and George for fixing my thick, unruly hair! 🙂

Presenting the collection…  More on these products on my next post!  Watch out for it!

Ladies and Gentlemen, dinner is now served.  Was looking forward to this 7-course meal at UMU.  Wonderful!

Sparkling Sake.  Ang sarap pala nito!

Appetizer: EBI DEPOU YAKI or baked prawn with special sauce and THREE KINDS OF MAKI. 1.Dragon Maki: unagi, avocado, cucumber and cream cheese  2.Soft Shell Crab Maki: rolled deep fried crab on vinegared rice 3. Umu Maki: salmon, mango, cream cheese.

Clear Soup: Tori, shitake, shimeji, oyster mushroom, gobo, spring onion, shiro kosyo or in simpler terms, it’s clear soup with chicken, assorted Japanese mushrooms, spring onion and white pepper.

Yakimono: Suzuki Teriyaki, hajikami. (Grilled seabass with teriyaki sauce and marinated ginger)

Sarada: Kaisou Sarada which is seaweed salad with onion dressing and Chawan Mushi, lapu-lapu kani nameko.

Rice Dish: Edamame Fried Rice, green soy beans and fried rice, and Yakimono (Wafu Steak, tamanegi, asupara, which is US Rib Eye Steak with onion and asparagus).

Dessert: Shiro Miso Ice Cream and Pistachio (Home-made Japanese White Beans Ice Cream with Pistachio Powder).

Thanks to everyone who took time out from their very busy schedules to be here.  Thanks for all the support!  We hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did 🙂

Me and Mon Shu Girl would like to wish you all a very happy weekend!!! The collection will be out in stores October 20, 2012 🙂

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… 🙂

Brows need a manicure, too!

6 Jul

I was so happy when I saw the new eyebrow manicure mascaras of Shu Uemura! 🙂  I always loved using these to keep the eyebrows well-groomed and also to lighten dark eyebrows for a more subtle look.

Now they have four lovely shades available! 🙂

These come in four shades: Ash Brown, Honey Glaze, Tawny Gold and Palm Beige 🙂

The eyebrow mascara wands are the perfect length and shape to groom those unruly brows.

Here is a closer look at a different angle.

Here you can see clearly the different shades of the eyebrow manicure 🙂
From left to right: Ash Brown, Honey Glaze, Tawny Gold and Palm Beige.

These shades will all go well with Filipina women 🙂  As for me, since my hair is jet black,  I like to create subtle brows by using a lighter shade.  I personally love Ash Brown and Honey Glaze.  Just the right hue for my brows. After filling in my brows with an eyebrow pencil with a similar shade of the eyebrow manicure mascara I’ll be using, I finish it off with this to keep it groomed the whole day 🙂

Try it out and see what a big difference it makes to your eyebrows! 🙂

Enjoy and happy Friday, everyone!!! 🙂