RAISE TEMPERATURES EVEN HIGHER IN BREEZY, SKIN-BARING SUMMER PIECES
Sexy yet delicate: flaunt your figure in a cropped top with a garterized hem to show off your curves without revealing too much
White eyelet cropped top by EVE THE LABEL, white braided bikini bottom by FOREVER 21, layered beaded bracelets by SFERA
This summer, invest in swimwear separates with unconventional embellishments and details inspired by nature like puka shells and leaf prints
White wrap-around blouse by WAREHOUSE, bronze and white beaded necklace by FOREVER 21, tan bikini bottoms with puka shell straps by EVE THE LABEL
Sizzle in a low-cut maillot that’s stylish in more ways than one. Tightly lace up the front for a more modest, summer-in-the-city look, or leave laces untied to bare more skin
Blush lace-up maillot by EVE THE LABEL, stacked bracelets by FOREVER 21
COMING OF AGE
Take a demure bralette from boudoir to beach by allowing it to peek through a low-side playsuit
Sheer bralette with floral appliqué by EVE THE LABEL, white playsuit dress by FOREVER 21
Pairing a lilac bikini bottom to an ensemble in soft neutral shades adds the perfect punch of color
White floral spaghetti strap top by SFERA, lilac bikini bottom by EVE THE LABEL
Serving Face: Maine Manalansan
AUGUST 19, 2016
http://lofficielmanila.com/beauty/serving-face-maine-manalansan/ Makeup is a ruse, a distraction, a way of hiding one’s self — or at least, that’s what most people seem to think. Contrary to that, we believe that makeup can be a way of expressing one’s self and (dare we say it) of being authentic. READ THE ESSAY ‘IN DEFENSE OF HIGH MAINTENANCE MAKEUP’ HERE
ART DIRECTOR, YOUNG STAR; MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR. MANILEÑO; FREELANCER
How long have you been interested in makeup?
Just last year. Before, I really couldn’t be bothered with even a Chapstick. Marga Buenaventura from Young Star influenced me to watch a bunch of YouTube videos everyday, and then I fell into a black hole of Jaclyn Hill and NikkiTutorials makeup videos. I got interested in trying out the products because I really only started with eyeliner in College, and then I learned to do full makeup from the YouTube videos. I like the process.
How would you describe your relationship with makeup?
This is the first decision I make in the morning and it’s important to take control of the rest of my day. It’s therapeutic for me and it’s also a form of self-expression, but I don’t wear makeup solely because I want to feel good about myself. Looking good is just the bonus. For me, it’s a form of art and therapy.
What do you think are some common misconceptions about women who love using makeup?
People say that we’re maarte or insecure, but they don’t really know what goes on behind it or what our motivations are behind it. We all have different reasons and I think it’s shallow to judge others by the way they look in the first place. Makeup is just another layer that you have to go through to get to know a person. It’s better to just go straight in being interested with the personality and not just the looks.
What’s the hardest part of your makeup routine?
The hardest part is when I try to use liquid lipstick, because there’s so much to do like you line your lips and all. I guess it’s also therapeutic because there are so many steps but just trying to get the lines right is something I can’t do. Maybe I’m just an eye person and I like to blend the colors. Removing liquid lipstick is also difficult like for the Kylie Lipkit, you need an oil-based product to take it off. I’m very low-maintenance, I just use wipes and Cetaphil.
On the other hand, what is the best makeup-related compliment you’ve ever received?
I like it when people tell me that my eye shadow is blended really well, or if my eyeliner is “on fleek” because this took me years of practice. I like it when people compliment the details because I see this as art, so, when I blend it really well it’s also an accomplishment for me. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JP TALAPIAN
HAIR BY MONG AMADO
STYLING BY ALYSSA CASTILLO
FASHION BY EVE THE LABEL, COTTON ON BODY, SLEEPY HEAD, AND THE PURITAN FURNITURE BY SPACE ENCOUNTERS
SPECIAL THANKS TO SHANNE LAURON AND JASMINE SEALE EVE THE LABEL. EVETHELABEL.COM