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Friday, November 30, 2012

Makeover! Michelle Got Better!

Meet Michelle...

Michelle is my friend who works in an IT company in Makati. She’s one of the few people I know that’s able to maintain work-life balance. She loves to travel and hangout with friends.

She has a very bubbly personality and people are drawn to her because of that. She’s a very dear friend of mine who’s always there for me.

In return, I decided to give her a makeover to update her look that is easily achievable and that you can also wear everyday.

Michelle's makeover are separated in several sections for easy navigation:

Michelle's Eye Make-up
Michelle's Skin
Michelle's Lips
Michelle's Hair
Michelle's Style Guide

Keep on reading to know the step-by-step makeup application I did for her.
For Michelle’s look, I wanted to highlight her eyes so that when you see her you will be drawn easily to her eyes. I am going for the look that she can wear everyday in the office so I use all matte eyeshadow. Then I use peach and pink blush combination to compliment the baby pink/nude lipstick that I painter her lips with.

Michelle's Eye Make-up: Everyday Fresh Look!

Follow the steps below to achieve her eye make-up.

Step 01:
Prime the entire eye area (enclosed in white outline as shown in the photo above) with NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone using medium size concealer brush. Then gently pat as you spread the primer to even out the application.
Step 02:
Using Flat Eyeshadow Brush like Artnet 112 or Flat Blending brush like Mac 217 wash the eyelid (enclosed in white outline as shown in the photo above) with Kryolan TV Brown Eyeshadow (matte). It's OK not to blend the eyeshadow yet.
Step 03:
Then line the upper lash line (enclosed in white outline as shown in the photo above) with Maybelline Expert Eyes Soft Khol Eye Pencil in Black. Smudge Eyeliner using brush like Fanny Serrano brush 14. Then add and blend the line softly with Fanny Serrano Total Eclipse Eyeshadow (matte) using small brush like MAC 228.
Step 04:
On the outer V (enclosed in white outline as shown in the photo above) apply Fanny Serrano Total Eclipse Eyeshadow (matte) using E.L.F. professional eyeshadow brush.
Step 05:
Apply Kryolan Highlight Eyeshadow (enclosed in white outline as shown in the photo above) starting from the brow bone and blend the eyeshadow (matte) towards the crease using blending brush like Artnet 154 or MAC 224.
Step 06:
Then line the lower waterline (enclosed in white outline as shown in the photo above) with Maybelline Expert Eyes Soft Khol Eye Pencil in Black.
 Step 07:
Smudge the pencil that goes beyond the  waterline and add Kryolan TV Brown Eyeshadow on the lower lash line (enclosed in white outline as shown in the photo above) using MAC 224 brush.
 Step 08:
Then add Fanny Serrano Total Eclipse Eyeshadow on the outer lower lash line (enclosed in white outline as shown in the photo above) using small MAC 228 brush. Blend it gently with the eyeshadow applied on the lower lash line but stop before it reached the middle area.
Step 09:
Using MAC 201 eyeliner brush, apply Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner in Black on the upper lash line (enclosed in white outline as shown in the photo above).

Then Curl your eyelashes with Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler. Apply 2 coats of Maybelline The Magnum Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara (let the mascara dry for 3 to 5 seconds before applying the second coat) from roots to tips (do not wiggle when applying when you want a more natural finish). Add false eyelashes to your liking.

Below is the finish look:

Finished Eye Make-up with Eyes Close.
Finished Eye Make-up with Eyes Open.

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For Michelle's Skin: Fresh Flawless Skin!

Note: Step 01 should be skin prep and I will write about this on separate blog entry.

Below are the steps to achieve "Fresh Flawless Skin":

Step 01: I prime the entire face using Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer in 001.
Step 02: I use L'oreal True Match Foundation in N7 on her skin. Slowly building the foundation up as needed using The Body Shop foundation brush and stipple the foundation using MAC 130 brush.
Step 03: I put on concealer on under-eye area, corners of the nose, corner of the mouth and spot correcting on areas that need concealing using MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC35. Make sure to blend it well with the rest of the skin.
Step 04: Then set the foundation and concealer with Kryolan Translucent Powder.
Step 05: Then I put Maybelline Peach blush from the apple of her cheeks towards the temples using Nars Yachio brush. And finish it off with Maybelline Pink blush on the apple of the cheeks for that healthy looking flush.

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For Michelle's Lips: Sexy Pout!

Note: You should put lip balm like Carmex after skin prep.
Below are the steps to achieve "Sexy Pout" lips:
Step 01: Line the entire lip area (upper and lower lips) with Etude House Lip Liner in Natural. Purse lips together to distribute lip liner evenly.
Step 02: Apply Kryolan Lipstck in Pink. Purse lips together. Repeat this step twice or thrice depending on how long you want your lipstick will stay.
Step 03: Set lipstick by pressing tissue in between your upper and lower lips.
Step 04: Apply another coat of Kryolan Lipstick in Pink.
Step 05: Apply Etude House clear Lip Gloss in the Middle of your lower lip.

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For Michelle's Hair: Sexy Volumes!

Tip: Start with Hairstyling so that you will have enough time to set your hair rollers. Then finish hair after you finish applying your makeup.

Below are the steps to achieve "Sexy Volumes" Hair Style:
Step 01: Spray hair with water to make it damp.
Step 02: Apply hair mousse.
Step 03: Blow dry hair using Babyliss hair blow drier and round large pig hair comb.
Step 04: Then separate hair into different groups. Then curl each group of hairs using Babyliss hair curler or Babyliss flat iron. After curling or ironing each group of hairs use rollers and roll each group and set it for few hours. Use large size rollers on hairs near the face and medium size rollers on the back.
Step 05: After you finished curling and putting hair rollers, spray it with Hair Spray to help the hair hold the curls.
Step 06: If the hair is all set, remove the hair rollers. Then slightly brush the hair with large paddle brush.

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Style Guide: Michelle's Looks!

I collaborated with fellow stylist James Reido to mix and match Michelle's wardrobe. We asked Michelle to bring her favorite clothes, shoes and accessories so we could help her update her wardrobe without her spending another cash for another stuff.

Below are the looks that we created for Michelle:

Look 01:
Party Dress from Landmark - Php 300.00 to Php 350.00 price range
Accessories from Divi - Php 100.00
Shoes by Primadonna (Landmark) -  Php 1,500.00

Look 02:
Cocktail Dress from Landmark - Php 400.00
Accessories from Divi - Php 100.00

Look 03:
From Look 02 just add Gray Blazer from Maldita (Glorietta) - Php 1,500.00 to Php 2,000.00 price range

Look 04:
Party Dress from Divi - Php 200.00
Accessories from Divi - Php 100.00

Look 05:
Upgrade look 04 by adding Black Blazer from Maldita (Glorietta) - Php 1,500.00 to Php 2,000.00 price range.

Images: Henry Anima II
Hair & Make-up: Henry Anima II
Styling: James Reido

What do you think of Michelle's look? Please leave a comment.
Also for alternative products to get this look just leave a comment and I'll give get back to you.

Hope you like the look and the tutorial, I am looking forward for your comments.


  1. This is definitely the best make up tutorial i've ever seen :) very nice, specific and doable :) keep it up!

    1. Thank you Irina, I'll do my best...

  2. Nice detail PapaH. You think you can do one for me? :) kiddin' keep it up!

    1. Thanks dennise. Oo naman. Just tell me when you are aready.

  3. Wow henry this is so helpful! Ang galing-galing!
    But how about the kilay??? Hehhehe

    1. For her eyebrows I use wet n' wild ultimate brow kit powder in Ash Brown. I use the lighter one using MAC 208 brush. I first fill in the highest point of the arch towards the tip of the eyebrow before filling in the part near the nose.

      Tip: Try to draw the shape first and check if you like it before putting more eyebrow powder. It's always easier to pack colors than removing the excess. I hope this helps.

    2. Thanks for the tip sa eyebrow. i badly need it, mahina ako jan hahaha! it's either super kapal ng application ko or di ko gusto yung shape nya. - Mich

    3. You're welcome, practice lang and in time expert ka na.

  4. Wow Henry! I feel so proud to be a part of your blog. Well, really, you are simply amazing! Galing ng hands mo hahaha. Sa uulitin. :)And i think you could already start setting up your own make up class pati studio for photoshoots, kering keri for business (Swak senyo ni James!) :) Love yah friend and thanks again for letting me have this makeover! Love love love :)

    1. Aw you're welcome Michelle. Thank you din for letting me...

  5. Nice kuya! :) very detailed and doable too! Total make-over talaga, from head to her get-up ha... I'd love to check on this blog for more tutorials po! :D Thanks for sharing this to me.. :)

    1. Thanks Eds, follow this blog to stay updated.

  6. Thank you Henry!!!! I regret not having a make up session with you while you were here in Canada :(

    1. You're welcome... may next time pa naman...

    2. Looking forward for the "makeup session"... Keep on inspiring us! All the best....

    3. Thanks ate cham, keep on visiting ha... see you soon...

  7. Hey henry its so nice to see you do a makeover for a friend :-) great job!

    1. Thanks, I hope you write your name so i can properly thank you.

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    1. Thanks Suzie... Kaw din sa blog mo...

  9. This is just excellent Henry!! Now hindi ko na kailangan itext ka lagi for tips about sa mga makeup products na ginagamit mo sa amin at kung paano iapply haha! This is really helpful. Sana maging kasing galing kita mag makeup someday hihi! Thanks so much and all the best!! :)

    1. Keep on reading sa mga entries ko para makakuha ka pa ng tips sa mga tutorials ko to come. Thanks sa pagvisit.


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