Vaness Del Moral

It all started with lipstick.

I met Vaness that way.

The first time I saw her during a taping for MARS in GMA, I said ” I like you, can I put blue lipstick on you?”. She was so game! I realized then, that she loved wearing bold colors on her lips all the time.

The lipstick I used on her that fateful day was a combination of Maybelline‘s Midnight Blue and Sapphire Siren.

Since then, every timeVaness is a guest on the show, I end up doing her lip stick. we’ve done deep plums, Ombre reds, nudes and pinks.

We connected that way.

In the middle of 2017, she asked me if I was willing to do her make up for her wedding on February 19, 2018. I was deeply humbled she chose me. I immediately said “Yes” without hesitation.

After going back and forth with ideas for her hair and makeup look, we decided to go for Hollywood with hints of 50’s glamour.

As you can see in the photos(click here), her wedding gown was in black and red, designed by the talented Albert Andrada (he designed the gown Pia Wurtzbach wore when she was crowned Miss Universe 2015). Some were very surprised by Vaness‘ choice, but frankly, it does fit her personality well. I also like it because it’s like a nod to her Spanish heritage. Very Flamenco.

Rey and I drove up to Baguio the day before her wedding. Since we got int early we headed to town for some coffee beans, brooms, strawberries. That afternoon we had a meeting with Vaness‘ team to plan a smooth “course” for the big day.

I was suffering from bronchitis on the day of her wedding. My passage ways got irritated from construction dust and construction paint + lack of sleep due to shooting during the week of her wedding.

Thankfully, with a bit of rest and doctor’s advice and antibiotics, I was able to pull through.

 

Peek A Boo! I See You! | @vaness_delmoral |

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For the wedding ceremony, Vaness and I decided to keep her look classic. I gave her a 50’s inspired eyeliner treatment and used a lot of individual lashes on her. This added drama to the eyes, but didn’t weigh her lids down.

I enhanced her wonderful cheek bones with some bronzer to add warmth and glow to her skin.

Rey and I kept her hair up in a low bun because her coat had a high neck.

For the reception, we let her hair down. A nod to contemporary Hollywood, Rey created a contemporary Rita Hayworth style. Parted on the side, with cascading waves down to the shoulder.

I changed her eye makeup into a sooty smokey eye. This wasn’t black. It was a combination of sooty browns and golds with gold flecks. Perfect for the evening.

Her lip color was changed into a red. I decided not to use a bright red on her lips because her gown was “bright”. To compliment her skin and gown,  I used a combination of three deeper shades of red to give her a nice “ombre-esq” personalized look.

Thank yo so much Bane for having us! It was such and honor! I am also very glad to call you a friend.

Dos Mil Besos en el aire!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nancy

@nancy_blanco_ and I | #makeup by yours truly #hair by @reyarciaga

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Nancy is the sister of my good friend Joshua. I was happy to have been chosen to do her makeup for her very special event.

She wanted her makeup simple and elegant. I couldn’t agree more.

@nancy_blanco_ and I | #makeup by yours truly and #hair by @reyarciaga |

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Nancy | #makeup by yours truly #hair by @reyarciaga |

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Her wedding was held at The Sofitel Philippine Plaza, and was accompanied by a very beautiful sunset.

#sunset. Best wishes Nancy and Jay.

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Here’s a photo taken during our trial makeup my boudoir months prior to her wedding:

Grendel

Grendel Alvarado | Bride | I first met @grendelgreendoll backstage in 2007 when I did her makeup for the Fashion Watch Series at the Makati Shangri-La. She was fresh from winning #phippinesnexttopmodel and I was still starting out as a #makeupartist. I was part of a makeup team that did fashion. Whenever Grendel and I were working on the same fashion show, she always sat on my chair except when other senior makeup artist got to her first. Nevertheless, I will be forever grateful for the trust that she showed me despite the fact that I was relatively new and very unsure of my skills. Thank you for making me practice on your beautiful face! Now 8 years later, she's happily married to a wonderful guy and I am grateful that she asked me to do her #makeup for her ceremony in Bacolod. It was a full circle moment for me. | I wish you luck and I wish you love. I'll visit you in Kenya ha?! Amping! | makeup by: @tortorre | hair by: @reyarciaga |

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Thank you @tortorre and mama rey for glamming me up yesterday! #chillbride

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Sunday

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Sunday was my first bride… ever. She contacted me through a former colleague. During our trial, she showed me pegs. As she handed me a particular tear sheet I said, “I did that wedding editorial.” It was my first editorial for Metro Weddings.

She then burst in excitement, exclaiming how serendipitous that moment was. She settled down and I felt her relax. I then did my job. It’s quite unfortunate that I only have these photos. The rest disappeared with a hard drive that crashed. Nevertheless,  it’s a memory cherished forever.

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By the window

 

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With flowers

 

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Husband and wife

 

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Behind the scenes

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Makeup by Tor Torre

Blenda

 

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Blenda

Blenda and I first met during the start of my career. I was assisting Patrick Rosas for the Fashion Watch Quartet Series held at the Shangri – La Makati circa 2008. Blenda is a model. She was one of those who frequently sat on my chair.

Years later, a chance meeting with McC (now her husband) at Singapore’s Changi International Airport brought Blenda and I back together. It was a privilege to be part of a very special day. Thank You for having me Blends!

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A moment

 

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All smiles

 

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By the dress

 

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Getting ready

 

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Behind the scenes

 

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Blenda with Mom and Dad

 

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At the altar

 

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Husband and Wife

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Makeup by: Tor Torre

Hair by: Noel Jimenez