Exactly a month ago, I got to score an invite to the MAC Technique Workshop at SM Mall of Asia. It was the second MAC invite I have ever gotten, but unfortunately I didn’t have the time to attend the first one because it came on such short notice (and I had no idea how to drive to Fort back then LOL I’m so geographically challenged).
The guest speaker that was invited for the workshop was the famous local celebrity makeup artist, Ms. RB Chanco. I checked her out online and she has a REALLY impressive profile—first and foremost, she’s an alumna of my alma mater, the De La Salle University – Manila; second, some of the people in her extensive celebrity client roster are Kris Aquino, Kathryn Bernardo, Julia Montes, Julia Barretto, Erich Gonzales, Bianca Gonzales, Maja Salvador, and even Manny Pacquiao; and third, she started her craft as a senior makeup artist at MAC Philippines in the year 2000 and was trained at certified MAC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur in the year 2002. Amazing, right? I wonder how it must feel to be THAT successful in the makeup artistry field!
Anyway, the focus of the makeup workshop was the basic day-to-night makeup look using MAC products (obviously), specifically those from the newly released MAC Fantasy of Flowers Spring 2014 collection (all of which honestly did not seem appealing to me at first, until I saw them applied on the model). It was pretty basic, indeed—around 95% of what was taught was probably not anything makeup enthusiasts would not know, but the fact that Ms. RB Chanco executed every step in such a swift manner and provided benchmarks of where you should exactly apply the makeup was very useful. It gave me an insight on how the professional makeup world worked, and I’m sure it did the same for others, as well.
Scroll down for the step-by-step photos I took of the makeup model’s transformation!
For the transition from day to night makeup, the main goal to achieve was to intensify pretty much everything that was already applied during the day makeup look, paying extra attention to the eyes and lips.
To conclude this post, check out the gallery below to view a photo of me with Ms. RB Chanco and the model, plus a bunch of other photos I got taken with my MUA friends at MAC SM Mall of Asia! It was really cute how they were all “Ms. Erika picture tayo!” (let’s take a picture) to me. :lol:
…I guess that’s about it! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and viewing the photos as much as I enjoyed writing and shooting the pictures. I can’t wait to attend more events like this (although it would really be nice if they set a better venue next time) so I could write and learn about more!
How about you, my lovely readers… have you attended a similar event or workshop? How was it? Go ahead and share your experience(s) below! :)