Seek The Uniq: Pretty In Print

I was commissioned to do the hair and makeup for the latest campaign for Seek The Uniq entitled “Pretty in Print” featuring the beautiful Ann Umali.

Ann, was crowned Miss World Philippines 2009 and represented the country at the Miss World pageant later that year.

She is known for her smoldering eyes and amazing cheek bones.

Pretty in Print | @annumali for @shopseektheuniq |

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You see Ann here rocking prints, the latest release from Seek The Uniq.

Print is pretty powerful.

Photos by Bliss Mabini.

Modeled by: Ann Umali

Hair and Makeup by: Tor Torre


Ann Umali




@annumali | #BeautyShot

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Hi have known Ann for years. I first knew of her when she won the Miss World Philippines crown back in 2009. I first met her backstage at one of the shows where booked.

Over the years, I have managed to work with her for a few Seek The Uniq campaigns.

This soft spoken woman has an amazing face with cheek bones to die for. When working we usually talk about pageantry, our common denominator.

She still continues to model and is happily married with one beautiful baby girl.

My #beautiful playmate for today @annumali | #TorTorreBeauty

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Christi Lynn McGarry

I had the pleasure of working with Christi for two campaigns for Seek the Uniq entitled “Coconut Republic” and “Deck The Halls… Or Floors”.

I first met Christi on a casting session for a different project. When I saw her walk into the studio, I exclaimed “Christi Lynn McGarry, as I live and breathe!”. She was nice enough to return the hug I gave her.

I was a bit disappointed she didn’t make the cut for that project.

A few months later, when I was seated at the head office of Seek the Uniq waiting for the model to arrive. I was ecstatic to see Christi walk through the door that day.

It was a good day.

@christi.mcgarry X @tortorre X @shopseektheuniq

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Seek The Uniq: Deck The Halls… Or Floors Campaign

I was commissioned to do the hair and makeup for the latest campaign for Seek The Uniq entitled “Deck The Halls … or floors”; this was in conjunction to the 2018 New Years Celebration.

This ad features the beautiful Christi Lynn McGarry, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2015. This stunning beauty was First Runner up at the Miss Intercontinental 2015 in Magdeburg, Germany.

@christi.mcgarry for @shopseektheuniq | 📷 @steadybliss | #TorTorreBeauty

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You see Christi here sprawled on the floor surrounded by confetti.

This campaign is about celebrating the new year with polka dots and bold fashion choices.

Photos by Bliss Mabini.

Modeled by: Christi Lynn McGarry

Hair and Makeup by: Tor Torre

Seek The Uniq: Coconut Republic Campaign

I was commissioned to do the hair and makeup for the latest campaign for Seek The Uniq entitled “Coconut Republic”.

This ad features the beautiful Christi Lynn McGarry, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2015. This stunning beauty was First Runner up at the Miss Intercontinental 2015 in Magdeburg, Germany.

@christi.mcgarry for @shopseektheuniq | 📷 @steadybliss | #TorTorreBeauty

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This campaign featured lots of bold colors paired with prints that seemingly invites you to spend a day leisurely under the shade of coconut trees.

Photos by Bliss Mabini.

Modeled by:Christi Lynn McGarry

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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Janella Salvador

I met Janella Salvador on the day of our shoot. I have never met her before that and I was a bit nervous. It was coupled by the fact that I had to had regional approval to get this job. So it was a big deal.

But all of that nervousness was set aside when she started singing while Janet, the hair stylist, and I was doing her hair and makeup. She placed us in a very relaxed atmosphere.

This was the print shoot for Olay Natural White.

There was a very strict hair and makeup requirement that had to be followed. And one must abide. Less is always more.

I managed to bump into her print ad on line and it dawned on me that this photoshoot made it to the Olay Billboard that she starred along side Pia Wurtzbach and Charo Santos.

Here are some photos of Janella linked from my Instagram Page.


Hillarie Parungao

I was lucky enough to have been booked for a job and my talent was Hillarie. Seen on the photo above was taken before the tape started rolling. That’s the hair stylist, Janet Saberon , Hillarie and I.

The first time I worked with Hillarie was when she was around 19 years old. That’s around 6 years ago. She was only a supporting character at that time. Now, I’m so proud of her achievements. Her light and bubbly character has never changed even after becoming Miss World Philippines 2015. She’s fun, talkative and full of energy!

Here are some of Hillarie’s Snapchat videos she took while we were prepping for the shoot.

@mariahillarie 's #snapchat series at 6am today | paging @jannet_saberon07 |

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Coleen Perez

I was booked as the makeup artist for a DIY Hair coloring product.

I was told than the main talent was to arrive a little after lunch. So we shot crucial scenes before her arrival.

I remembered that I was checking some of my brushes when Coleen burst through the door, and we both exclaimed “Beh, ikaw pala!”(Babe, it’s you!). Being an actress,I have met Coleen a number of times in GMA Network.

This was the first time we have worked together. It was quite a grueling shoot, because anything shot with hair involved takes a while. Kudos to Aiky for a job well done on Coleen’s hairstyle for that day.

To see our Liese tv commercial, click here.

Here are some “on set” photos of Coleen and I.

Coleen Perez
Behind the scenes
Coleen and I
Coleen and I
Coleen Perez
Coleen on set