Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Model: Patricia

Daniel Tan invited me for a photoshoot with model, Patricia.  She was very sweet and really works great in front of the camera. We also had fun with the "instant hairdo" poses! Hmmm... she looks a bit like Maxine Magalona, doesn't she?

Model: Patricia Buhat
Hair and Makeup by Patty Aricheta
Daniel Tan Photography

Location: Daniel Tan Studio
               P. Guevarra, San Juan

Monday, March 19, 2012

URC 2012 Calendar

It was way back late last year that we were asked to do hair and makeup mostly on the kids for the 2012 Calendar. And here are the photos... enjoy!

The persons which I did hair and makeup on are marked with an asterisk (*).

JANUARY: Alyssa Macaraig, Jamaica Dairo*, and Ysa Viduya*.

FEBRUARY: Louise Gupit*, Nikko Ines and Precious Ines*.

MARCH: Ian Sermonia and Bea Sermonia*

APRIL: Rayantha MadriƱan*, Rykel MadriƱan, and Yaree Yumig*

MAY: Adanoa Viduya*, JC Fernando, JM Fernando*, and Gabby Mosuela.

JUNE: Ellyn Lee*

JULY: Barney, Icca Ilagan*, and Nikki Ilagan.

AUGUST: Yzha Cubilla* and Adrienne Angchanco.

SEPTEMBER: Yaree Jumig*, Jedi Jumig*, and Nicole Abella*.

OCTOBER: Bobot Acupan* and Jilliana Ebora*.

NOVEMBER: Irie Miguel, Miguel Mosuela*, Angel Mosuela* and Gabby Mosuela*.

DECEMBER: Luigi Magadia*, Mr. Gerry Magadia*, Isabel Magadia and Mrs. Magadia*.


Jason Mirapiles Photography
Hair and Makeup by Patty Aricheta and Beverly Tanyag
Coordinators: URC Flour Marketing Department
Fashion Stylist: RJ Roque
Graphic Artist/Group: H.I.P.
Location: Summit Studio

Engagement: Tom and Marj

Kiss me.

My friend photographer, Bryan Villamor, sent me the peg a few weeks before this shoot. And asked me, can we do this theme for them? I opened the attached photo...

...and I'm like "Are you kidding me?! I love it!" but of course that was not my reply to his email... haha! I just got ecstatic and replied "sure!". I later learned that Tom works in the US Air Force while Marj works as a nurse in Singapore. Hence a Pearl Harbor theme!

In their uniforms

For their next look, they decided to wear something with Red, White and Blue outfits. Marj with an American flag theme while Tom with a Philippine flag theme (notice the little Philippine flag right there). The couple was so much fun to work with and very relaxed.

American flag and Philippine flag themed outfits.


Makeup by Patty Aricheta
Hair by Gloria Cruz
Photographer: Bryan Villamor
Location: Villamor Air Base

For more photos:


BTS: Daniel Tan Photography (pt2)

Hi guys! So here's the continuation of my work with Daniel Tan...

After I'm done with Lily's makeup, next on my workstation is another young model Holly (Erin White). She has very nice fair skin. As per instruction of Miss Eughie Teng (Managing Director of Elite Manila), I did very natural and fresh makeup on Holly too.

No makeup yet, but she still looks so pretty!

Me at work
Hairstyling by ate Glo.

I failed to get Holly's "after" photo. But I gotta tell you she looks gorgeous! Will definitely post her photoshoot photos once I get the copies.

I also did Robbie Becroft's makeup.

Before and After: Robbie Becroft

And that wraps up my visit in Elite Studios. I had fun and I met new friends too! Jen Chua and Fashion Stylist, Shane Alebastro.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Model: Lily


Makeup by: Patty Aricheta
Hairstyle by: Gloria Cruz

BTS: Daniel Tan Photography (pt1)

Recently, I got invited by Daniel Tan to be the makeup artist for his photoshoot in Elite Studios. He's a professional photographer and Nikon Ambassador. I was so excited to work with him again. You gotta love his refreshing works, check them here. Thumbs up!

Gloria Cruz (hairstylist) and I arrived in A Venue 45 minutes before the appointment, so we had enough time to have our breakfast first before heading to the studio.

Minutes after we had set up our workstations, a beautiful 6-footer girl walked in and we suddenly felt like Hobbits. Ms. Eughie Teng (Managing Director of Elite Manila) instructed me to do natural and fresh makeup a la "Ponds", our first model just arrived...
Meet Lily, a young Russian model who specializes in catwalk. She told me that she's been modeling for 5 months. She's very shy and apologized that her English is very bad, but I told her not to be sorry and that maybe she can teach me some Russian words instead. She's very sweet and taught me how to say "Hi!" (Privet!) and "How are you?" (Kak dela?) in Russian. She was giggling when I was trying to repeat the pronunciations, I hope it don't sound bad! But I'm glad the Russian beauty loosen up while I was doing her makeup.
All dolled up

Hairstyle by Gloria Cruz

Doing retouches before the photoshoot. See how tall she is?
I will be posting Lily's photos next...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Bonbon Pink

I've been craving to get a really nice pink lipstick which is perfect for daytime and daily use. Thanks to Nikki of Ask Me Whats for sharing her favorite pink lipstick, I had a little trip to the lipstick counter and grabbed this shade to try.
Let's try this on!

Maybelline's ColorSensational lipsticks (Php299).

What I like...
  • Keeps my lips moisturized
  • Has SPF15
  • Very rich pink color
  • Catchy name.... Bonbon Pink!
What I don't like...
  • It gives a little hint of shimmer. It's not really bad, but I just find that a bit unexpected.

Since I get to like so many things about this lipstick, I give it 4 kisses!

Tips: If you are planning to wear a pink lipstick, do not overdo it with the eyeshadow. Too much pink on your face wouldn't look flattering. So take it easy and try on some neutral shades. Especially if you're wearing this for casual or daytime.

I must say that I'm getting addicted to lipstick specifically pink shades. I want more! And I'm still searching for... The One! Hehe.

What's your favorite PINK lipstick? Please share it with me! Would love to try your favorites too.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Suesh Small LED Vanity Mirror

Last week I got this really cute vanity mirror from Suesh!

Check it out!


It's a small hand-held vanity mirror with LED lights installed! When folded, it's approximately a bit bigger than my Blackberry phone, very portable! So, you don't need to go anywhere else to find a light just for you to retouch your makeup!

NOTE: Do not look through the mirror in between the lights, because it'll hurt your eyes.
Use the opposite mirror instead, so you can enjoy the lighting slightly from underneath or on the side.

It's so cute that you'll surely adore it too! You can also choose from the available plain colors and animal-printed designs! Php380 each.

Check out their website:

Suesh Makeup Toolkits branches:
  • #34 Wilson St., Greenhills, San Juan
  • Ground Floor, Trinoma Mall, North Edsa, Quezon City
  • Lower Ground Floor, Alabang Town Center

Do you guys already have this in your kikay kit? Tell me about it!



Saturday, February 4, 2012

Basic Makeup Tools

Insert Black Eyed Peas song:
Let’s Get It Started in heeeere!

Wouldn’t it be nice if you keep that song in your head while you read this post? Hehe.

Question: How much do you love makeup? This much? Or thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much? 
I know most girls love makeup and all the kikay stuff… it’s a girl thing! Right? But not only makeup, we also need the right tools for the job.

Here are the BASIC makeup and tools you need:

There are brush sets for personal and for professional use. When you buy, you can feel the texture of the brushes before purchasing, just to check it's softness and if it doesn't shed.
I honestly got the “personal set” plus some single brushes I purchased from different brands when I was in makeup school. But when I graduated, I finally bought the professional set as a gift for myself. I highly recommend Suesh, not only because most makeup artists uses this brand but because I know the quality of their brushes is really good.

There’s no need to buy all the shades available at the makeup counter. Panic buying?Haha! Relax! You will only need light, medium, and dark shades then you can simply mix them together whenever needed. For personal use, make sure it matches your skin tone.

Creamy but lightweight concealers are meant to even out the tone of the skin. Choosing the wrong shade can either highlight or darken a spot. Nobody wanted to look like a dalmatian! ;p

This is to set your makeup. A loose powder or pressed powder that matches the shade of the skin. Don't get yourself look like an espasol so careful using a white loose powder!

The beautiful colors are calling our attention, I know most of us are such a sucker for these! You can buy them in singles and quads. But for makeup artists, the best is to get them in palettes! Test the colors' pigmentation, one layer of application should already show colors. Don't be a victim and settle for some brands where you applied 10+ layers of eyeshadows already and the color is still white. Of course, I’m exaggerating but you get what I mean?

These are available in liquid (try Avon), gel/cream (you can check E.L.F. or Maybelline), or pencil (I’ve read that Ever Bilena is suggested by most). I recently purchased 1 Ever Bilena eye pencil. Will post my review after I test it. 

Black and brown colors are commonly used. Better if it’s waterproof with volumizing and lengthening formula. I use Maybelline and I love it!

Pink and peach shades of blush are enough. As for contour, you gotta have the matte finish and must look natural as possible when applied. Do not get the shinny (shimmery splendid?) ones unless you want a bronzed look.

This should match the shade of your lipstick for definition and durability.

Red, pink and nude colors are good to start with.

Facial tissue, wet wipes, cotton swabs, makeup remover, eyelash curler, false lashes, lash adhesive, lip balms, disposable applicators, sponges.

This is the most important thing before anything else. But this will be easy if you really love what you’re doing. Unless you’re having a bad day, keep this quote in mind: “Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.”

So there you have it! I hope this helps you in building your makeup kit! You can also use this list if you're planning to go to a makeup school.

Good luck!



Monday, January 30, 2012

MAKE UP FOR EVER La Boheme Spring 2012 Collection

Floral motifs, butterflies, vintage, 70s fashion, ethnic influences, embroidery, free-spirit, art... everything that describes a Boho-chic is like an overload of happy thoughts! Don't you agree?

"MAKE UP FOR EVER draws from this trend and creates a glam gypsy collection"! This includes the Color Fever palette, Rouge Artist Natural lipstick in Red Coral (Folk) and Peach Beige (Boheme) and Aqua Eyes (Gypsy).

So excited that I got the gorgeous palette and Folk shade lipstick!

The limited edition palette is placed in a cardboard box with colorful patchwork designs. It was mentioned that these beautiful details are pieces collected by Dany Sanz from her travels. Oh lovely!

This pretty is opened with a purple silk ribbon.
An iconic flower stands out in this collection.

Color Fever eyeshadow palette features 2 pearly and 4 sparkly finish eyeshadows in a new baked formula. It can be applied dry for a sheer and natural look; or wet to create a more intensified look.

These pearly and sparkly eyeshadows in pastel tones gives a fresh look which can be worn daytime or evening.
Swatches (without primer):


Rouge Artist Natural lipstick in Red Coral (Folk). The whole look of this product is customized with a Bohemian design. The retractor has this beautiful imprints of leaves plus the flower icon on the MAKE UP FOR EVER logo can be seen on the cap.  So pretty!

It gives this sheer natural finish and feels so light. It is also a plus that it doesn't give that sticky feeling on the lips due to it's "melt-away" formula. Now, who ain't gonna love this?!


Aqua Eyes La Boheme in matte dark brown shade (Gypsy). This one also has the gypsy-inspired design on the cap. I have read good reviews about this eye pencil and gotta have it soon. You can never go wrong with waterproof eye products.

Photo Courtesy


La Boheme Spring 2012 Collection!
  • Color Fever eyeshadow palette - Php2,300
  • Rouge Artist Natural lipstick La Boheme - Php1,280
  • Aqua Eyes - Php980

MAKE UP FOR EVER branches:
  • Level 3 Shangri-la Plaza Mall
    • Tel. no. 569-5235
  • B:8 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global Taguig City 
    • Tel. no. 856-5243

A huge thanks again to miss Grace Ambrocio.



Saturday, January 28, 2012

MAKE UP FOR EVER La Boheme Theme Day!

Hello! How did you guys spend your Saturday?

It was a beautiful sunny Saturday morning and we were invited to come in our 70's Bohemian look for the MAKE UP FOR EVER's La Boheme Theme Day which was held at the Bonifacio High Street. I decided to wear this Bomehian top which I got from Forever 21, paired with a mini skirt, bangles and strut with my high wedge shoes from Rusty Lopez. For my makeup: it's a green eyeshadow, yellow highlights and blue shades to contour my eyes, pink blush and orange-ish lips. I'm so loving this theme!

Trisha, model, me and miss Yuki

I got there just in time and was able to meet other makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts who were so nice and friendly. Special thanks to their Marketing Executive, miss Grace Ambrocio!

Ms. Grace Ambrocio

This event is mainly to introduce to us their limited edition Le Boheme Palette, La Boheme Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick and Aqua Eyes La Boheme (pencil). Miss Yuki showed to us how it is done using the whole collection.

...and I'm lucky to get this limited edition collection for myself. I shall share with you guys the swatches on my next post.


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