I created the melasma makeup effect on the three acting supports. It was quite a challenge because all three ladies had beautiful skin beside some minor issues, like freckles and age spots. I used their natural “spots” to my advantage by building the melasma look around the area.
This was one of the most challenging makeup look I have ever created.
The front laced wig was secured in place by some spirit gum and was tied tighter than usual on the talent’s because the poor man was tied on a rig the entire shoot. My hair stylist, Rey, and I made sure that it would not come undone at any given time.
The most difficult aspect was the mustache and the beard. When this was shot in 2011, there was only one shop that sold mustache pieces in manila. Prior to shooting, I individually attached hair extensions that were cut to the prescribed length, crimped and sprayed with white to “age” the mustache and the beard.
It took the hair and makeup team a little over two hours to finish the look on our talent.I unfortunately lost all photos of this shoot when my old MAC G4 died.
Nestea Lemon TVC
Agency: Publicis Manila
Production House: Straightshooters Media Inc.
Producer: Babes Reyes
Director: Gian Mawo
EP: Raissa H. Carrelli
LP: Marie Go
Assistant Director: James Sales
DOP: Monchie Redoble
Production Designer: Debbie Villanueva
Propsman: Thee Propsman
Post House: EO+
Colorist: Aurie Anden
PM: Bea Angulo
I stated in a post on Instagram that this was one of the most challenging projects I have ever done. The resetting of hair and makeup was affecting me psychologically. It was like I was in a twilight zone of sorts! *Laughs*
Don’t get me wrong, I did love working on this project because I gained many insights on how to make makeup stay longer. I have to say, the only casualties were the four sets of false eyelashes I had to change.
The lead talent for this project was Filipina – Australian Nina Robertson. She was so game for this shoot, kudos to her! Her job was not easy but she committed to it and sailed through.
This project was shot in two days. The first day was dedicated for the splashing scenes and the second day was for the rest of the story.
The other two talents I met on the second day was the dashing Igor and the cute Eljohn. The scenes took place on a small street at the BGC.
Speaking of talent, there was one scene where I made it into the final film. The stand by area was quite far, and it was too tedious running away from the set and going back to do some retouching once the word “cut” reverberated throughout the set. So I decided to play a part in the crowd. At the 2 second mark, you’ll see my bald head and my ass. *Laughs*. Such is life on set.