Seek The Uniq: Word On The Street Campaign

I was commissioned to do the hair and makeup for the latest campaign for Seek The Uniq entitled “Word On The Street”.

This holiday collection is about statement pieces that make “trekking the concrete jungle and urban adventure.”

This collection is about Volume, Prints, Stripes, and Color.

As suggested by the Chief Stylist, Anne, the eyes were to sport a smokey violet look. With a damp brush, I applied a solid wash of color unto Karina’s lids and to enhance her eyes. The eye shadow was from Nars. Unfortunately, I can’t remember its name because I transferred it to a palette and I could not find the notes for that specific palette! If I do find it, I will re-edit this entry.

I added cake eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line which I smudged to create a soft smoky appearance. I added a hint of black eyeshadow at the outer corner of her eyes for a bit of definition. I did not add lashes because Karina already had eyelash extensions. I matched the lip color to Karina’s lips. This way all the attention was concentrated on her eyes.

I kept Karina’s skin fresh by matching the color of the foundation to her skin using Bobbi Brown’s BBU Palette. It’s my go to palette when I am working with a woman of color. Click here to read my blog about it.

I used Glossier’s Cloud Paint in Haze to for a pop of color that almost matched her eye makeup. I added some golden highlights, Inglot AMC Face and Body Illuminator #62 on her skin for a dewy finish.

To see more of the ” Word On The Street” collection, click here to be routed to the Seek The Uniq web page.

Photos by Bliss Mabini.

Modeled by: Karina Padial

Hair and Makeup by: Tor Torre


Hannah Ledesma for Star Magic Ball 2017

I had the privilege of doing Hannah‘s makeup a few weeks ago for the Star Magic Ball 2017.

Her makeup look was a total “360” of the look I created on her two years ago. Click here to see my blog about it.

A few days before the event, Hannah and I had discussions on what her look should be. She wanted her “look” to be fresh and simple; a reflection of her personality. Hannah also showed me a photo of her gown. It was voluminous and white. I decided it was best to keep her makeup look simple but elegant.

I found out on the day of the ball that Hannah’s gown had LED lights on them.

Here’s the complete beauty breakdown of Hannah‘s look:

I started by using a face mask (from Sephora) on Hannah . I then used a toner formulated for dry skin and followed that up with an eye cream (both from VMV Hypoallergenics).


Primer: RMK Makeup Base

Foundation: A combination of RMK Liquid foundation in 101, 103 and 105.

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard.

Blush: A combination of Glossier Cloud Paint in Huff and Haze.

Highlighter: Inglot AMC Face and Body Illuminator in 61.


A combination of  MUD Cosmetics Zero Powder and Ben Nye’s Banana Powder. As a finishing, Guerlain Meteorites.

Bronzer: Nars Bronzing Powder Laguna


Primer: Nars Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base

Eye Shadow:  Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Amethyst

Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink

Mascara: Maybelline Hyper Curl Mascara

Brows: MAC Cosmetics Eye Brows in Fling and Lingering

Eyeashes: Combination of small, medium and large individual lashes from Ardel.


Lipstick: Hannah’s own.

Body: Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer Body in Glow Enhancer.

Hair was created by : Rey Arciaga


I hope this entry was insightful.

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