I did the makeup for my friend’s sister’s wedding. Here’s Rachel, the bride.

She wanted a glam look for the ceremony and the reception, so I used a green-brown color combination instead of the typical browns and pinks most brides usually pick. But because it’s a wedding and I want the bride to look more natural, I had to mellow down on the boldness of the color.


Rachel Espino-James, October 1, 2011, Pangasinan, Philippines.


Foundation: MAC Studio Fix NC45
Powder: Chanel Poudre Universelle Natural + Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Mink
Eyebrows: Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Mahogany
Eye makeup: various colors form Coastal Scents palette;
Blush: FS - bronze and pink blushes

Lips: Chanel Rouge Hydrabase 50 and 45 (covered with Suesh lipstick sealer), and Estee Lauder lipgloss.