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Beauty & MOMness - Lesson 1: The Essentials

Being a mom can really place a significant effect on every aspect of a woman’s life. My life has turned a complete 360 from daily routines and challenges, to newfound lifestyle, goals and adventures. A lot of people say that getting married will change your life and more when you step into parenthood. They say it is the end of everything that you used to be/to do/to have in your singlehood. That can be right on many things and some can just be re-kindled or even taken at different heights. ;)

Here comes Beauty and Momness – this is a series of classes which aim to re-discover confidence and enhance beauty in all Moms. The first class is specifically designed for Moms who consider themselves a novice to skincare and make up. This was held on February 4, 2017 at the Evia Lifestyle Center. This workshop is very hands on and intimate. The table were classified by skin type and each had an assigned make up artist from Unified MakeUp Artists of the Philippines to assist Moms with questions and putting on make up.

I put on some skincare and some make up but nothing beats taking the lead from the Pros and an inspiration to a fellow Mom and Beauty Vlogger (also this class’ Beauty Ambassador), Nina Pepper Rayos from Oeuvretrends (lifestyle/beauty vlogger). I’m more of trial and error with the products and make up I wear. I always second guess (hit-or-miss, if you will) when it comes to the skincare and make up department ever since. What more when I finally became a full time Stay-at-home Mom to a full time Working Mom (and has had no help since December!). Honestly, who gets the time to do ALL the skincare steps and to even put on makeup before heading out the door!

The program started late due to technical difficulties but it didn't hinder us, Mommies, to be excited for the class and to try out make up products from L.A. Girl cosmetics and Benefit. The program was hosted by our pretty and fun Momprenuers: Camille Manalo and Chiko Cambal (from Mommievents). It was formally opened by Krystal Padua from Evia Lifestyle center. Cha Tiangco, head of Unified MakeUp Artists of the Philippines, facilitated the make up tutorials, techniques and tips with her team of UMAP to assist each "skin type" table. There were speakers from NU Skin who also spoke about skincare and gave tips as well. Blogger/Vlogger Joy Tagle from Mrs. Tagle spoke about being a stay-at-home Mom; she shared her joys and challenges as a SAHM and she provided tips on surviving the SAHM life. Vlogger Nina Rayos gave inspiration to us, working Moms and how she started with her passion for make up. There were also mini games and raffles in between speakers to perk up the audience. The participants had a great time, lots of learning while having fun and lots and lots of giveaway and goodies! 

Attending this workshop helped me renew my knowledge on skincare and make up. After this workshop, I have a newfound drive to put effort and to care for myself because who else will? Not to mention the incredible and generous goodies from their lootbag! Can't wait to try them ALL! (Brewing up a beauty blog/vlog entry? Tell me what you think in the comments section). 

My "after" shot - applied what I learned from the practical application of the class. I got helpful tips from Kit, our MUA from UMAP, about applying "gradient" eyeshadow. I still have a long way to go so here's to my blended eyeshadow for my daytime/office look. I tried the Benefit Porerific line on my face, Benefit Mascara and Eye "brow-scara" (I forgot the name sorry!). On my cheeks, I used L.A. Girl cosmetics Glow palette. Good tip on blush: the higher the better so it can give the face that instant "facelift"! Facelift means turning back time and getting that "youthful" look. 

To cap off this post, here are a few key items I learned from the workshop:

1.       Know your skin type so you’d know how to take care of it. Investing and putting the right skin products can help you maintain nice skin which can be easier to work with when putting make up.

2.       Makeup is more of enhancing beauty, not changing your looks. Save the full made up look for special occasions and for the pros to do.

3.       Invest in waterproof products if you can since we live in a humid, tropical country with higher chances of makeup melting, wasting, fading away.

4.       Always go for products that are water-based and has less to none alcohol content so it won’t be harsh on your skin.

5.       There are also types of makeup looks for your age, look, and skincolor so find what suits you. Bright colors can be reserved for occasions unless that’s really your brand of style. Neutral brown colors are suitable for everyone.

6.       You don’t need A LOT of makeup since you’re not a makeup artist anyway. Unless you’re a hoarder! LOL

7.       Always check the expiration date and never use those products that are past their date to avoid infections or skin irritation.

8.       When you think you are alone when it comes to feeling “losyang” (or dowdy) and even made excuses for it, you’re not alone!

9.       It’s all about the blending, patting and tapping. "Rubbing" makeup products is a no-no so  “strong” looks can be avoided and end up looking like a bruha than a beauty!

1.   It’s never too late to learn something  new as long as you’re willing.

Beauty and MOMness Sponsors

I’d like to include the list of sponsors in this event who were generous on giving away so many items in the lootbag/beauty kit AND  let us try their products:

1.       Most make up products from LA girl cosmetics
2.       Benefit PH
3.       Ellana Cosmetics
4.       Biore
5.       Inglot
6.       Suesh 
7.    Discounts, promos and trials from DermaGold, Perfetto Salon & Spa, Ayumi Eyelash, Benefit. 

This event also had a Mini Beauty Fair where shoppers can check out products from Mompreneurs and the event sponsors with discounts, promos and deals worth the steal! 


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