Get Ready To Wear Pastel Eyeshadow And A Statement Non-Brow

Courtesy of BYS Cosmetics

Courtesy of BYS Cosmetics

Local fashion weeks showed off a variety of makeup looks, but none were more enchanting than the fairytale wash of soft eyeshadow and the for-the-brave bleached brow.

Manila played host to a spate of shows recently, and the trends ran gamut from the storybook-inspired romance that played with colors and textures to all permutations of graphic liner. Here are some of the most talked about looks we saw at the BYS Fashion Week shows:

Pastel Eyeshadow

Designer Cheetah Rivera’s collection, “The Dance of the Butterflies” was inspired by Cicely Mary Barker’s illustrations and saw models walking out in ethereal metallic robes, golden terno ensembles, and fairy-like sheer dresses.

Lead makeup artist and overall head of beaury for BYS Fashion Week Gery Penaso, created the accompanying makeup looks of the shows. He explains that the most important aspect of his job is to make sure “the designers are met and most importantly the products and the brand are highlighted.”

Rivera’s show involved light washes of pastel colors against naturally blushed skin. Hair was parted with billowing waves reminiscent of Renaissance-era paintings. “The make up look is romantic, dainty-ish renaissance,” he tells Vogue Philippines. Diffused colors of pastel yellow and peach. The skin is showing the natural texture, while the cheeks [have a] pinched-flushed effect.” As for the hair, he says they kept the look clean with a mid-part “with a twist accent on the side.”

To recreate the look:

Use a shimmery, sunset-colored eyeshadow palette along with the a radiant finish foundation for a flawless glowing base.

Jach Manere for Cheetah Rivera
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Sun-Kissed Complexion

Trust former actress and makeup artist Issa Pressman to come up with not just one, but four beauty looks for the debut runway show of her ISSA line. Of the collection, Penaso says, “The show was divided into four categories and each had a different makeup look. [It was] inspired by different cities and places from around the world.” He even adds that Pressman’s show featured something he admired. “What I liked about her collection was that she featured plus size models.”

Together with Penaso, they came up with a unique look for every city in the show—London, Tel Aviv, Mykonos, and Seoul. Tying all the looks together was a radiant, golden complexion.

To recreate the look:

Highlight a golden complexion by sweeping on a shimmery bronzer on the high points of the face or mix in an illuminator to your base. For the graphic eye, any color will work but the anchor them all with loads of mascara.

Sabina Gonzalez for Issa Pressman
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Punk Eyes

Designer Thian Rodriguez is renowned for his leather work, even catching the eye of Grammy Award-winning singer Lizzo and former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach. His collection this season featured a celebration of punk and counterculture, with harness-like leather bodices, utilitarian vests and belts, and full tulle skirts. Actress Nadine Lustre closed the show with bleached eyebrows, the unlikely runway trend poised to hit the mainstream. To go along with the statement non-brow, Penaso came up with a bold look. The makeup artist says, “The look is very punk but we did very intricate graphic patterns for the eyes. No two patterns are alike. We used red, white and pink. For the hair, punk braids with colors for all; red, blue, platinum and white.”

To recreate the look:

A creamy, pigmented eye liner is the easiest way to draw on a graphic eye. Look for a waterproof formula to ensure that your makeup stays on. As for the bleached brows—best to stick to the pros for this look.

Nadine Lustre for Thian Rodriguez
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