JOPIE SANCHEZ

MAKEUP 101:

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Recently, a colleague interviewed me for research on a story she was coming up with. One of the questions that piqued my interest was “What advice do you have for aspiring hairstylists and makeup artists?” I had so much to say about it. I think she might have been overwhelmed…

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When I was starting my career in hair and makeup, one of the most memorable moments was the shoot for my first-ever solo print ad. Apart from the fact it was going to be seen everywhere, it was a big deal, because I did not obtain the contact through my…

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My first encounter with red lipstick was in my senior year of college. I had to find a red lipstick that would fit my role for a play. It was the typical, worldly, vain, flirty character and I figured the best way to translate that for the audience with one…

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I recently had a shoot in Korea for an upcoming indie film. It’s my first-ever shoot out of the country and my biggest concern was the cold. Winter in Korea falls between the months of December and February. January, when we had our shoot, was well smack in the center.…

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A few days ago, the fashion industry mourned the passing of renowned Filipino designer and “Fashion Czar of Asia,” Pitoy Moreno. He brought formal Filipiniana to the international spotlight. One of the things I have read about him that resonated with me, was his reply as to why he chose…

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Giving Ryza Cenon and JC Santos that golden glow of the islands Last week, I talked about Beauty Resolutions. Things I have planned for 2018, things I want to achieve — future talk. But this week, I want to go back a bit into the later part of my 2017…

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A few days into 2018 and I wonder, how have your resolutions been going? I’m sure you have them. Most of us do. People usually welcome the New Year with a clean slate. We start off with this positivity that we wish to inspire us the entire year. Treat it…

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Hey, January! Elsewhere, it is still winter season. People on my feed are either in the US, Japan or Korea enjoying the cold and snow. The closest we can get to that here are retail stores with products brought from abroad that feature winter collections, their store window displays of…

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If your 2017 has been as complicated as mine, I am sure you’re looking forward to 2018. Well, New Year’s is just a day away! (Yay!) Wear stripes. Wear polka dots. Keep money in your pockets. Jump at the stroke of midnight. Feel great and ring in 2018 with this…

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I recently attended the wedding of a kabarkada, where I happened to be part of the entourage as a bridesmaid. Normally, I would not go to great lengths to prep for a wedding. I would just make sure I had nice makeup on, fix my hair, and wear the required…

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