Get H.E.R.’s Cover Beauty Look
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Get H.E.R.’s Cover Beauty Look

LEVI’S x SAMI MIRÓ denim long coat, denim dress, HOME BY AREEAYL earrings. Photography by SHAIRA LUNA

Longtime makeup artist Marissa Vossen shares the exact makeup products she used for the cover shoot.

When H.E.R. was given the role of Belle in the 30th celebration of Beauty and the Beast, she became the first Black-Filipino in history to play the beloved, legendary Disney princess. Her allure and confidence was on full display as she rocked out in a performance that was watched by millions last December.

As this month’s cover girl for Vogue Philippines, H.E.R. shows a beauty of her own. In the spread shot by Shaira Luna in Cabanatuan, the singer-songwriter showcases textured waves with skin-focused, natural makeup. 

Gabi brought with her her longtime makeup artist Marissa Vossen to the shoot. “I met Gabi when she was twelve,” Marissa recounts. “Ray connected us. He needed some photos done and that’s how it started–when she could only do like blush, mascara, and lip gloss.” Vossen has been doing Gabi’s makeup for more than a decade. 

As a makeup artist who has created countless makeup looks for the Oscars, Emmys, and Billboard, Marissa has a love for creating a natural glow with pops of color. Over the course of the shoot, she, too, has rendered these looks on Gabi.

JUN ESCARIO cerulean balloon sleeved dress. Photography by SHAIRA LUNA

Beauty Breakdown

Beginning with H.E.R.’s eyes, Marissa wanted to create a bronzy and soft finish. “We winged it a little bit, because her eyes look pretty when you add a little bit of a wing,” Vossen shares. “I did a brown toned wing instead of doing it with a liner. I did it with shadow so it’s softer.” The makeup artist used brown tones from Urban Decay’s naked reloaded neutral eyeshadow palette, a Pat McGrath ultra glide eyeliner in black coffee to give Gabi a subtle yet visible wing, L’Oréal Paris’ unbelievabrow brow gel and brow stylist definer in dark brunette to keep brows in place, and L’Oréal Paris’s L’Oréal Paris’s telescopic original waterproof lengthening mascara in black to lift her lashes. 

As for Gabi’s lips, Marissa kept it simple by drawing shades close to skin tones. “We kept a glossy neutral lip–almost her lip tone and enhanced it a little,” she explains. In a minimalist fashion, Marissa used the L’Oréal Paris’s paradise glow hydrating balm-in-lipstick in nude heaven and topped it with M.A.C. Cosmetics’s Lipglass for extra shine. 

Meanwhile, Vossen envisioned an all-natural radiance for Gabi’s skin, which is in line with her taste and style. “Always glowy–that’s her thing–very youthful fresh skin,” the makeup artist says. 

Marissa’s arsenal of skin-shine products included the L’Oréal Paris’s true match foundation in 7.5 W Golden Chestnut as base, the L’Oréal Paris’s true match eye cream in a concealer in W5-6 medium and C7-8 dark for coverage, the L’Oréal Paris’s true match super-blendable powder in W7 caramel beige, C7 nut brown, and C8 cocoa, and the L’Oréal Paris’s infallible tinted loose setting powder.

For adding tints of color and elevating H.E.R.’s glow, Marissa also used the Pat McGrath electric bloom divine blush, the L’Oréal Paris’s glow paradise lip and cheek tint in everlasting coral, and Chanel Poudre Lumière illuminating powder in warm gold.

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