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Thursday, May 1, 2014


I RECENTLY had the privilege of meeting celebrity makeup artist Jigs Mayuga, whom I’ve admired for years for his stunning work in the country’s top fashion magazines. At a recent MAC Technique makeup workshop attended by fellow beauty enthusiasts and makeup artists, Jigs demonstrated two looks inspired by the brand’s Spring/Summer 2014 trends.

The first look was about enhancing a sun-kissed complexion, perfect for summer. Here’s how to get it:

• Skin was thoroughly prepped with ultra-moisturizing skincare products to make the face look naturally radiant. Only minimal concealer was applied on redness and problem spots.

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• Jigs began with the eyes by blending a long-wearing paint pot in soft beige with gold pearl all over the lid using a synthetic brush. He blended out the edges very well then used a bronze eyeshadow on a fluffy dome-shaped brush to define the crease.

Using a fluffier brush helps eliminate harsh lines.

• Skipping eyeliner, he curled the lashes at the base, middle and towards the tip of the eyelash before generously applying mascara. Not using eyeliner can be less of a hassle in the summer when everything seems to be in danger of melting. Just define lashes with waterproof mascara.

• Using a brush, he showed where the brow should begin in line with the bridge of the nose, arch at the outer corner of the iris, then end at the point where the brush hits when held diagonally across the outer corner of the nose and the eye. He brushed brows with a spoolie in the direction of hair growth, then defined the middle area of the arch the most, feathering a darker brown pencil inwards. He used a blonder pencil towards the bridge of the nose, and then a brow pen to define the tip. He went around the edges of the brows with concealer on a brush for a cleaner look.

• While working on the brows, he laid the brush against the face to check that things were even. Jigs advised not to obsess with making brows exactly alike, because most people don’t have perfectly symmetrical faces. “They don’t need to look like twins, just cousins,” he said about shaping brows.

• For this look, no blush was used. To bring facial features forward and bring light to the face, Jigs recommends using highlighter on the tops of the cheekbones, and a little on the bridge of the nose.

• Because the rest of the face was kept very simple, Jigs focused color on the lips.

He began outlining with a reddish lip liner from the center of the bottom lip, then worked his way around. He applied bright orange lipstick with a brush, blending well with the lip liner so that the lips looked defined but not in different shades.

Check back here next week for the second makeup look and more tips from Jigs Mayuga.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on May 02, 2014.

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