Makeup by Say Artillero in Phil. Cosmetics Expo 2012

                                 with special guest Erich Gonzales
I waited a month just to attend this beautiful event! Why? if you are a makeup junkie & and love beauty products as well, this is a good event to attend to. Hoarding is the key word for amazing discount awaits! I am now broke but happy 🙂
I am happy to see my favorite local brand SNOE Inc. in Booth 6

A vast quality beauty products that your skin will love!

I can’t simply wait for their complete line of cosmetics, buy for my own, use it for clients and of course an opportunity to be a guest makeup artist in the future.

I also found 2 of my favorite online store there, Digital Traincase and Makeup Hub by Naturele Collezione I am so happy to spot them! shopping minus the shipping cost! Yippee, plus I have an opportunity to look and try new makeup trends.

I am also happy to meet and have a makeover by Say Atillero  a fellow beauty blogger and youtube sensation in our country. Her tutorials are easy to follow with and the products she’s using are good quality. I discovered MEMEME because of her!

with Say, as usual, sporting my naked face again so we can see the difference once she use her magic on me LOL

Whenever I go out, I don’t totally put heavy coverage on my skin and try to conceal my impurities. Ever since I experienced acne battle! I try to let my skin breathe when I have to work long hours.

I just use Shu Uemura Hard 9 brow pencil, Suesh eye shadow for contouring with no primer and Body Shop BB cream.

Without further adieu, here are more photos and comments:

Prepping my face with MEMEME primer

MEMEME Face Primer:

  • It smells good (first primer that I used with a scent)
  • Made my makeup stay for 6 hours

Then she applied MEMEME concealer then liquid foundation.

Concealing imperfections

The concealer was good and it did hide my pimple scars but not my dark circles. I also love the liquid foundation but it doesn’t give me the glow that I like from my favorite drugstore brands such as Revlon and L’oreal.

Say, didn’t put makeup on my brows and eyes as I already have neutral shades on and I don’t want to over do it.

As you can see, my impurities are still bit visible in closer look. The bumps are hard to conceal but possible with layers of makeup to achieve flawless look, I noticed that too in airbrush makeup using high end brand. Have this in mind, we are beautician not a magician haha!  The trick is, don’t do close up na lang LOL

Overall, Say did a  good job giving me a flawless finish that I like. Her hands are light too and the brushes she used didn’t made my skin react. Some brushes makes my skin feel itchy, that’s why I am very keen when it comes to tools and sanitation. OC for short!

Wish I can say something about lipstick from MEMEME, but when it comes to color and consistency, my heart still belongs to MAC, NARS,VMV and Chanel… so hard to fall in love with new brand again that gives me the satisfaction in just 3 hours.


So, thank you so much Say! I really had fun with our makeup session 🙂


Excuse me for my messy hair, I just like the way it is 🙂 Haha, so much for beauty junkie.

For more pictures go to my fan page! 🙂


Testing VBLOG!

Hello everyone!

I have new added feature for my beauty blog! I decided to enter the VBLOGGING! regardless of my puffy face, I will try my best to share you how I do makeup and random personal videos that I am pretty sure will make me laugh 10 years from now.

So, here are the first crazy videos!

August Favorites

The NO MAKEUP 100% NUDE FACE & Lipstick Mania!

(Now, you’ll see me looking like a “manang” to a glamorous chick! Thanks to makeup 🙂

Here’s my photos from yesterday!

On my youtube video, you can see snippets of my life and what I look when I don’t have a makeup so you can see the difference once I use my magical hands 🙂

Hopefully I can make a decent vblog on how to apply makeup and please do enjoy my videos because I am enjoying doing one especially when when I make my husband laugh because he is my camera man here since I don’t have the whole set up yet haha!

So excuse me for blurred shots because I am still a poor vblogger that only use apple & DSLR as a video cam haha 🙂

That’s all,

Sofie M.






Makeup Tools: ECOTOOLS Bamboo 5 piece brush set

I bought these Ecotools makeup brushes from Ivy Genato, owner of Polished in the City that sells high end and hard to find nail polishes.

Ivy Genato is a budding entrepreneur that will soon have a big name in the industry as I can see it. She is full of passion, focused and driven. Ivy also owns a nail spa which is located in the heart of Quezon City. Even the Beauty Director of Summit Media, Ms. Agoo Bengzon (which is my number one beauty source)  featured her online store and products in Instagram that gained a lot likes and inquiries.

It was a fast and easy transaction and the product was wrapped properly and arrived at my doorsteps intact 🙂

I love collecting and using Ecotools  brushes because of its fine texture and very light. It’s earth-friendly and affordable too! sad to say, there is no official store of Ecotools here. Not like in Singapore, Watsons has it. So, I have to order my Ecotools from friends abroad and trusted online store such as Polished in the City.

More reason I love Ecotools

  • Glides perfectly with any makeup brand
  • Doesn’t make my skin itchy
  • Soft bristles
  • lightweight
  • brush hair doesn’t fall easily when washing

Although majority of my professional makeup brushes that I use for clients are MAC, I also love to use Ecotools Shading Brush that blends well in powder eye shadow and Concealer Brush, hands down!

Mineral Powder Brush

Concealer Brush

Eye Shading Brush

Bird’s eyeview: BABY KABUKI

Baby Kabuki

Kabuki brush is good as a buff powder to cover the areas that needs more coverage.

Cosmetic Case

The cosmetic case has a convenient zip-top case and easily to clean too! All are handy and travel friendly.

Glad that I spotted this for my personal use.

That’s all,

Sofie M.

(This is not sponsored/paid post)

Featured in my professional portfolio:


I am very keen with skin care regimen. It is very important to have a clean “canvas” (face) as much as possible in able to have more natural polished look.

To have a healthy skin is one my main priorities because even as a makeup artist, sometimes we must let our skin breathe by not applying anything from our face.

Without further adieu, I found a holy grail from our local market. SNOE Beauty Inc. which has a wide range of beauty products! so imagine me whenever I am in their store, it’s like candy shop.

Php 199.00

Obviously I didn’t waste the last drop of EMU.CLEANSE! and that is my 6th bottle to date (Started using it April 2012) I love washing my face especially when I feel my skin is oily and need to refresh. I have oily, acidic and acne-prone skin and this is the only local brand that has a similar consistency to Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Facial Wash. Why did I compare? My skin loves Kiehl’s and when I tried EMU.CLEANSE, I switch from time to time and glad my skin has no violent reaction and I still get the result that I want and much more. I trust both brands when it comes beating the stubborn oiliness of my skin.


EMU. CLEANSE is anti-wrinkle, anti-oxidant, hypoallergenic, anti-inflammatory, damage repair, skin regenerator , skin repair, skin protection, moisturizing, non-comedogenic, whitening, anti-bacterial and pain management.

A blend of Emu Oil, Acai Berry and Singkamas that will eliminate surface impurities, protect from environmental pollutants, heal, moisturize while whitening your skin. It leaves the complexion feeling fresh, healthy and radiant!

SNOE is Available in the following locations:

SM Muntinlupa- 2nd Floor, Fashion Ave.
Festival Mall- Ground Floor Behind Jollibee
Cinderella Glorietta 3, Ground floor ( Near the cashier)
SM Valenzuela,Ground Floor Beside BDO
Market Market- Taguig ( Ground floor in front of Forme)
LandMark Trinoma
Robinsons Place Dasmarinas Cavite
Robinsons Galleria
SM Las Pinas
Shopwise San Pedro
One Pavillion Mall, #7 Duterte St., Banawa, Cebu City. (We are on the second floor of the Department store.)
SM CITY Sta. Rosa. ( Near BearCuddler by the SM Supermarket entrance)

Tony and Jackey Salons Locations
1. Tony & Jackey Magallanes- 2F Rustans Shopwise Magallanes Gate Way Paseo de Magallanes St., Brgy. Magallanes, Magallanes Village, Makati City
2. Tony & Jackey Tomas Morato- C.T.T.M Square Tomas Morato cor. Timog Ave. Quezon City
3. Tony & Jackey Makati- West of Ayala Bldg., Makati City
4. Tony & Jackey Malate- Unit H Bellagio Square, J Bocobo St. Malate Manila

Salons/ Spa
1. Beauty Glow salon- Visayas ave. QC
2. Salon 28- Pacita rd. San Pedro Laguna

YOU can also do online shopping!

That’s all!

Sofie M.

(This is not a sponsored/paid post)

also featured in my professional portfolio:

MUA Portfolio: GMA TV Show

Dear Readers,

You all know that I am so into beauty products and it really makes me happy whenever I buy and use one. There’s a euphoric feeling whenever I am learning a new skill on how to apply makeup by watching youtube videos and reading beauty manuals. Glad that my family and friends allows me to do their makeup for past years 🙂

Painting was actually my first love (read this) Now, that I am truly inspired and eager to enter the world of Makeup Artistry… I will do it with all my heart and forever. This is a talent that God gave to me which I am thankful to share to everyone. With that said, I am now taking classes for Professional Makeup to enhance my skills in all aspects of makeup techniques. Without further adieu, let me show you my first makeup gig for TV SHOW and everyone knows how tricky when it comes to film & editorial.
Model: Zeryl Lim
(Starstruck 5 Finalist, Host & Model)

Event: GMA TV Show

Zeryl with Sheena Halili

Zeryl with StarStruck V finalist Enzo Pineda

L-R -.-. Enzo Pineda, Zeryl Lim, Sheena Halili and Rocco

For inquiries, e-mail me at or contact me at: 09228163714

Like my page and see my portfolio: Sofie M. MAKEUP ARTIST

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Neutral eye makeup

After half a year of make up ban due to major break out, I am beginning to put some makeup on even just for a little. Before, I’d die before going out without any makeup on! I really think that women should never leave the house makeup-less, a little doesn’t do any harm. Please don’t scare the neighbor looking like walking dead outside. A little powder, lipstick or cheek tint will do wonders 🙂

I started wearing makeup again just this week (pity me but glory to my skin) I always opt for natural look but all beauty junkie knows that achieving this tricky simple look is not easy. Since I am always on the go, there’s no time for me to blend with other colors. Glad I found the perfect make up combination and tools to help me finish my eye makeup in 3 minutes. I don’t use mascara in regular days because I still haven’t found the most waterproof mascara to date!

On photo

Prestige eyeliner in Star

I put this in my tear duct to make my eyes more alive (thanks to Michelle Phan for this trick!)

Fanny Serrano Matte Eyeshadow in Espresso

Glad I found an affordable matte eyeshadow that has a good coverage and take note, it’s locally made! Fanny Serrano Matte eyeshadow just launched new matte eyeshadow this month. I am going to buy the best 4 neutral shade in palette that will only cost me a bullet in MAC, yes that affordable and great quality for my skin type.

Makeup Designory Blue Correcton #3

I learned this from my makeup artist Kris Bacani way back 2010. I asked her how did she camouflage my impurities (pimple marks & dark circles) in just applying one product before air brush and glad she shared it and even sell me one 🙂 Makeup Designory is available in Serendra, Global City. Tip: It’s highly pigmented and to avoid build up, add light moisturizer together with it. Use makeup brush and makeup plate to blend!

Shu Uemura 24K eyelash curler

Another cult favorite that only few has it in Manila, glad I am lucky owner 🙂 This is my 2nd 24K eyelash curler and I love it. It is similar to normal Shu Uemura eyelash curler in silver. Why I love Shu? it doesn’t hurt my eyelids and works perfectly in short lashes! with or without mascara. (Can somebody recommend me a good Mascara that won’t smudge?!)

MAC brush 252 and 217

These are the perfect eyeshadow applicator that gives an instant smokey effect! Although when using 252, it fits perfectly in blending. Not good into detailed eyeshadow artsy-fancy. So, 252 is a no-brainer brush for smokey eyes.

That’s all for simple eye makeup in Neutral color!