Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Shu Uemura Beauty Workshop

Shu Uemura recently held its exclusive beauty workshop with internationally-accredited Shu Uemura makeup artist John Pagaduan and model-turned-actress-turned-makeup artist Nancy Castiglione.

Being a Shu Uemura junkie, I also invited my friends and got our reservation right away due to limited number of slots. Special thanks to EJ and Hanna who accommodated me and my girls!

When John asked us what we want to learn, we all agreed to know everyday makeup. He initially taught us the importance of skin care featuring its cleansing oils. John asked me to model for him (of course I said yes); I didn't hesitate to give him my nod because I also use Shu Uemura cleansing oils so I know for a fact that my skin's in good hands. After clearing my face, he demonstrated the application of everyday makeup with "summery" feel with regards to Shu Uemura's Morphorium collection.

I'm not surprised to see my friend/kumare Cham there! L-R: Jovy, Cham, me and Phoebe.

Nancy Castiglione is an effective beauty ambassador! I really want to bag a bottle of Face Architect!

Glad I brought them with me! Phoebe, Cham, Kim, Susie, me and Jovy.

My best friend Phoebe doesn't look like she just gave birth. She's still the same Phoebe I know--sexy, beautiful and hot! Kim, as expected, strut her fashionable self. I like her royal blue flats!

My solo picture turned out to be a bloop, thanks to Jovy! Hahaha. Btw, I wore this cute tee with sequined animal-print sleeve from Tee Party, SM Department Store, black and white polka dot shorts from Topshop, yellow beaded necklace and a red pair of loafers from PabDer.

With Nancy Castiglione.

We received a box of Shu Uemura freebies: a red:juvenus set. Yaaaaay! Thanks, Shu Uemura! I'm looking forward to see John more often because I will soon enroll for a makeup workshop with Cham. I ♥ Shu Uemura

Photos by: Kim Gabriel


  1. Hi Marianne! Thank you for visiting my blog, i hope you don't mind me posting the photos from the event. Yeah, sayang we didnt get to talk, am a bit shy in real life eh. haha. hopefully i'll see you again in other beauty events, promise i'll chat you up! ;)

    ps. you looked pretty before and after the "make-over"! :D

  2. Hi Georgina! :)

    Thanks for visiting mine too. Oh, go ahead, you can use the photos. Sana you can share some beauty events that you know, we can go there together. I think magkakasundo tayo! :)

    Aww thanks! I liked John's makeup! Been practicing it. :) Btw, I like your cardigan. I am a big fan of sparrows and the like! See you around, G! :)