The Makeup Wizard

Hi folks! I’m back! After nearly a week of being disconnected, I’m back to blogging!! HOORAY!!! (Thank you Manong Internet Connector Dude) You’ll have to bear with me, I’ll have to post pictures from our wedding in installments..hihihi. The Catilos have been kind enough to indulge us (eager beaver newlyweds) so we just have to wait a bit for the official photos! We have hundreds of pictures, all of which I’m dying to post here—so  get ready for a tsunami of pictures in the next 2 weeks!Hahaha!  

This morning, I’d like to say THANK YOU to a good old friend, Jasmine Mendiola. I’ve worked with a lot of brilliant makeup artists through the years–but for my wedding, it was important for me to choose a trusted friend. Jasmine is already well known in the wedding industry and I guess it’s a bonus that we’ve known each other since college. But more than just her “name”, I  chose her because of her actual work. I’ve had several shoots with her under different conditions (outdoor, indoor, aircon, under the heat of the sun) and her makeup has always been flawless. Malinis at Makinis, that’s how I would like to describe her work. 
For all the brides out there, it’s important that you choose your makeup artist carefully. To put it ever so bluntly, this person will have your face as hostage on the most important day of your life!!!! Even girls with the most delicate features ala-Natalie Portman can become victims of  poorly executed make-up, so take your time in selecting a makeup artist. Pick someone whose work is consistently excellent—this is something I can say is Jasmine’s strength. She exerts the same effort on regular folks like me as she would on big shots like Tessa Prieto or Solenn Heusaff. 

I honestly believe that makeup artists (the sweet & considerate ones!)  are God’s gifts to brides and I truly felt this on my wedding day because Jasmine literally held my hand all throughout my preps! She never left my side, keeping me calm and composed 🙂 Thank you so much Jasmine! I pray that God will continue to use you to touch the lives of more brides!
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Special thanks to Donna Viola Andrada of MUD Manila and Sprint Asia for providing makeup products for my wedding. And my deepest thanks also to Marie Tan for working on my HAIR!
I’m giving away a gift certificate for a PERSONAL MAKE-UP CLASS 
worth Php9,800 
and a whole loot of make-up as well!!!

1. Click the LIKE and TWEET buttons below. 
2. Answer this simple question: “What’s your favorite facial feature and how are you able to enhance it?” Tweet your answer to @jasminemendiola and add the hashtag #MUD”

“Hi @jasminemendiola I love my eyes so I always add a bit of white eyeshadow to enhance my chinky eyes! #MUD”
Contest ends on December 1. The winner will be notified via Twitter by Jasmine Mendiola. 

9 Responses to The Makeup Wizard

  1. Hi Patty, wowowow! i’m so excited to read your wedding posts…

    Congratulations to you and patrick!!!

  2. Hi Patty…

    You have such talented friends! Alessa, Sheila, Jasmine…etc…all of them are creative and so inspiring! Thank you for introducing them to me through your blog! I am a big fan of your friends’ works too. 🙂


  3. Patty! 🙂 Congrats! 🙂
    Congrats on your makeup too! 🙂 You’re pretty na kasi so you don’t need much makeup & it’s good that your makeup artist did a great job in giving you a natural look 😀

  4. I’ve waited long for this post ate Patty! You look very happy and pretty. Thank you for the giveaway, I feel very guilty for flooding Ate Jasmine’s twitter, but I really wanna win this. Big time! 🙂 God bless you and Kuya Pat. 🙂