Friday, February 24, 2017

January ~ February Guestings at MAC Cosmetics

Hello everyone! It's 2017 and I still couldn't keep my sh*t together! Anyways what's new?
The hectic yet dreadul and fun December left me extremely exhausted til January, but it's such a nice welcome for a new year to be back at my favorite playground/beauty haven.


Yep I'm talking about M.A.C. Cosmetics.
I was thrilled once again to receive a call and a request for duty from my Estee Lauder/MAC family.
I've already notified the HR head that come January and I'll be working with them as a guest once again. So for January I had two guestings with my MAC Family at Alabang Town Center. 


The fun part? I was with pro mua Marsie whom I haven't seen for a long time. The bonus part is that I get to chat with pro mua Jazel Vergara and we clicked right away. Also, I had a great time hanging out with M.A.C. Artist Marybelle, Bobbi Brown muas Neal Vicente and Jacob Guatiz  and Fredah of Hermes plus Miss Estee of Estee Lauder.


I had two guestings with M.A.C Alabang and there's another thrilling thing that happened when February came. I received a message from the Store Manager of M.A.C. SM Mall of Asia for another guesting, another home! :) Thanks again to my sis Marsie La Sangre. I got this wonderful referral from her.

This time, I've had a total of 10 guestings with them, the most I've had for a month and it was such a good training ground for me. M.A.C. Mall of Asia is more dynamic since the store's bigger. 


You'll encounter more foreigner, yep really from Asian countries to American, African and European. My skills have definitely hone up more since I've experienced working with NW tones, plus it helped me speed up my makeup application for each client. Did I mention I'm more confident now to work with their product and my wishlist to have all those dreamy MAC makeups were too long.


I get to test more products and use it on my clients, I was also given a sales quota and a product payment in return that I will request by the end of the month and probably receive it a month or two from now. If you wanna ask how much is the product payment, it's a whopping 2,500 worth of prod per day! :) 


It was definitely such a blessing and I was asked by my fellow muas how to become a guest artist, I've tried to help some but still the decision for their stores to ask for your guesting still relies with their head office at Estee Lauder Cosmetics. I've referred a lot but they're still on the waiting list. Please be patient and soon you'll all experience to become one. I've posted on my previous post the responsibilities of a guest and the perks. You can read it here: My Experience As A MAC Guest Artist

One thing I love about being a M.A.C. Artist that I'm also experiencing though I'm a guest is that you get to wear the most stylish black clothes you have and the most bad ass beat face. You are actually required to wear the most impeccable look as YOU ARE A MAC ARTIST. You are also treated fairly as a regular MAC Artist with your fellow co-artist and bosses.

One of my fave outfits of all time:


My MOTDs



Heart's day at the store! Red rose from my husband :)


I'll be blogging more about my guesting and soon I hope it's all about my new MAC products! Looking back from my previous blog posts (back when I first started blogging) I've always wanted to be where I am now. You just don't quit on your dream (though I wanted to quit many times). All we need is a little "push". Ciao!
XOXO, Miss Vixen








Monday, November 28, 2016

Glam Fairies Makeup Artistry

Hello lovelies! 2016 is about to end, can't be thankful enough coz 2016's disrespectful af. Just kidding, Although so many twist happened early this year, the latter part has been a blast and two of my dream/life goals came true. I guess the love for makeup and face painting won't end til 2017, and hoping the full blast status will happen more in the following years. I really do think my calling has to do with brushes, palettes and faces.


I would like to share with you first the MAC products I got, and I'm planning to be a guest makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics again by January. My MAC family has been asking me if I could work with them anytime soon, but I couldn't drop off all the makeup gigs from weddings to special occasions. I miss everyone at the store, and I miss working and playing at the same time, not to mention the free makeups I could get. So dreamy!

I actually chose those makeups I could use everyday, or for my brides... and I want more!!!
Visiting my MAC Family, with my little one that looks exactly like his dad.
Now for the fun part!!! I've found another family, more of like sisters from another mother!
After searching for a glam team for a long time since I hate working alone, I'm now collaborating with makeup artist Ella and hairstylist Kristine. We share a lot in common, our love for makeups, photo shoot, making women look beautiful, and.... food!

so here, I'm with Kristine. Ella isn't into pictures and due to some personal reasons
I'm still gonna wait for the time I can post her pic. :)
I've been doing my own makeup for more than a decade and it feels so weird yet ticklish (and I love it) that someone's doing it for myself. Ella is one of the most talented makeup artist I've met, not to mention her pretty expensive makeup collection and a she's so amusing. She never fails to crack me up almost everyday!



Ella and I have different techniques and signature look and we love helping each other out, giving tips and exchanging makeups! I envy her precise makeup application and how neat the finish is.
She loves using airbrush foundation on me and I love how I look pore-less in person. :) I even tell her my secret to soft smokey eyeliner and more.


Since every two weeks we get gigs and makeup sesh, I can practice more and improve my skills though sometimes my hand and my wrist joint won't cooperate. This coming December will definitely be the busiest month for the Glam Fairies. There will be weddings and Christmas parties.
Now I would like to share with you my pretty clients from our makeup session this week.




and after every makeup gig and makeup sesh here's the after math pic. I can't... anymore :)


For my next blog post it'll surely be about the upcoming Dutdutan Version of Imus, The Tatak Sumi Etivac event. I'll be one of the host and you know guys how much I love tattoo conventions and competitions. If only my mom won't kill me I'll be the Kat Von D of the Philippines.


Til next post!



Saturday, October 1, 2016

Brewed TV's First Short Film: Panaghoy (Lamentation)

Who knows that soon I'll have a slight future in acting?

Brewed TV has officially published their first ever short silent film "Panaghoy", and that familiar looking girl that portrays the role of the "other woman" is yes. none other than me. Though I took the lead role, there's a heartbreaking twist at the end of this 6 minute film.


Directed by Mr. Bhoriz Vicente of Grafeine Studios and through the wonderful cinematography of Mr. Jerel Travezonda, the "hits me right in the feels" film was just filmed in one day, story revolves around three characters. Filming was just indoor and outdoor (nothing fancy), day and night setting, and the teaser was immediately published the next day. 


I had fun but I find filmings so tiring. I was just asked to throw up coz I was supposed to be drunk, and cry coz I was hurt, but dang! as soon as I got home I immediately passed out. What more for celebs filming 60 episode of a teleserye or a 3 hour sci-fi movie with special effects makeups and prosthetic? I don't think I can endure such long time of waiting and prepping myself up! But then, though everything has been slightly tough, it turned out great!

Who knew that crying would be so damn easy? I just had to look at my husband (he's behind Direk Bhoriz) and remember his stubborness and bahm! the tears just fell effortlessly.

For the release of the full clip, we aimed for the peak hour on a Saturday night. Watch the tear-jerky full clip here:

The suppport and feedback was overwhelming for the first film! Kudos to all of us Direk Bhoriz Vicente, Mr, Jerel Travezonda, Mr. Kevin Regalado, my leading man in the film Mr. Jek Sotolombo and Miss Six Bomb Beige Elorde of Eat Bulaga. May we have more films to shoot! excited and looking forward for the next!

Also thanks to Miss Mich Liggayu for showing some love and suppport!



I was also asked by my dear friends on Facebook about the breakdown of products (makeups) I used as they said it was on point/on fleek!


PRODUCT DEETS:
FACE: Skindinavia Primer Spray, Naturactor Cover Cream in 171, Revecen Face Control Foundation in Nude Beige, Mac Select Sheer Powder in NC30, Revecen Mineral Powder in Blending

BROWS: Kissbeauty 3D Brows, Makeup geek eyeshadow in Mocha, Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Taupe

EYES: Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Mocha (crease), Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Corrupt, Mac eyeshadow in Texture, Heroine Make liquid eyeliner, Christian Dior Iconic Mascara, Ardell False eyelashes in Demi.

CHEEKS: NYX Contour and Highlight palette, Nars Blush in Orgasm, Becca Shimmering Face Perfector in Champagne pop

LIPS: Mac Kinda Sexy (for day look), NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen (night look)

Brewed TV will soon feature true to life love stories and more and every followers were encouraged to send their real life experiences that might touch the heart of viewers. Who knows, you might also get an acting role as they are also looking for more actors and actress. :)

Moral lesson of our first film: 

"Even a good decision if made for the wrong reasons can be a wrong decision."

Looking forward for the next film, I wonder what the story will be, or what the short film will turn out. :)



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My Experience as a MAC Guest Artist

Before I say something for this short post, let me scream OH MY GOD!! **at the top of my lungs**

Another check on my bucket list. I've been dreaming about this all my life, to be a MAC Artist even just for a day. Many girls would definitely agree since it's every girl's dream as soon as they reach the age of 20 and start swooning over makeups, don't forget the aspiring and even pro MUA's goal, for sure.


It was a life long dream that I just don't know how to accomplish since I can't commit on working 6 days a week, but I'm still considering if I really want to become a full time, full pledged MAC Artist.

So it started when I bumped into Miss Marsie La Sangre and I've found out she's a guest artist for MAC. It usually lasts for 4 to 5 days only, and you have an option if you want product payment or monetary payment. I've been endorsed at MAC Rustan's Alabang and everything happened smoothly and swiftly. I was on duty for five days (Sept.1-5)


I've already met my co-Artists the day before and should I say I never felt at home with a job for a long time? I've met the manager Miss Jane, Ethel and Aron, and they encouraged me to apply the next day as they said I'm already welcome, just have to push with my plans. :)

FIRST DAY

I went to Estee Lauder Cosmetic's Office first for my interview and got my pass/ID at Rustan's office in Oppen Building. Wearing a corporate all black (should I say corporate goth style?) with high heels and full beat face, I was requested to start my with my first day asap. As soon as Miss Ethel handed me the brush belt, I was like "Dang! So this really is it!"


My first day wasn't really hard, or should I say I didn't have a hard time coz I totally love what I'm doing. By the way, fones were not allowed for Rustan's employees so I only get the chance to have my picture taken with the gang whenever my hubby visits me at the store.

THE JOB

Just like the MAC Artists, I'm there to assist the beauty needs and queries of each client, do some makeovers, give tips, techniques, suggest products and make every clients feel welcome and at the same time purchase more of what they're planning to get. :) On my free time I help maintain the store by helping them to clean, arrange the cosmetics display and even the stocks on each shelf. Still, it's such a fun task. More importantly, it's a plus if you know the products by heart since most clients ask for your opinion, best shades to get and more. I even exceeded my quota!


THE PERKS

You get to experience all MAC products and brushes! It's like every three hours I change my lippie color, retouch my makeup or add more colors to it. One time I went on a glam goth mode and used Instigator lipstick mixed with Sin for an ombre look and most clients bought it! If I'm not in the mood for dark shades I reach for Please Me lipstick or Back in Vogue retro matte liquid lipstick.


You'll also meet new friends from the fragrance/perfumery and even from other Estee Lauder Cosmetics Companies.

More pictures!


With my new friends Ethel and May.





The whole gang (minus Miss Jane) L-R: Angel, Ethel, Me, Aron and May.


The person who never fails to support me with my craziness these days, my husband. :)


Looking forward for my next guesting with MAC or other ELC companies.
If you're a MUA and you want to become a guest artist, let me know so I can also help you become one. I was also given a chance and was given help so might as well return the favor to my fellow MUAs.


Going goth: The beautiful combo of matte lippies Instigator + Sin


 You can reach me though my FB page or IG account  if you got questions, I would love to help y'all!

XOXO