The beauty pros and their picks


An impressive gathering of top beauty experts met up for the “Glam Session” event at SM Makati where they generously shared their latest makeup tricks and trends with women of all ages, as well young individuals aspiring to be makeup artists themselves.

Bambi Fuentes

Among those spotted at the event were Bambi Fuentes, Jesi Mendez, Fanny Serrano, Jigs Mayuga, Jake Galvez, and Jing Monis, who, besides sharing tips with guests, also showed them their favorite picks from among 200 local and international cosmetic brands at the store’s beauty section.

Fuentes, who pretties up the likes of Marian Rivera-Dantes and Geli de Belen, counts as favorites, Kiehl’s Lip Balm, Maybelline Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner, and Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer. For the artist, the purpose of makeupis to build confidence: “If you feel good about your appearance, it will show in how you carry yourself.”

Mayuga, who is known for his ability to transform looks with the wave of his hand, has for top picks, Happy Skin Moisturizing Matte Lippie and NYX Eye Concealer. His top tip: “I believe in a holistic approach to makeup, which means taking care of one’s skin, eating right, getting enough exercise, and having a great life/work balance.”

Coinciding the Glam Session was the launch of the SM Beauty Pro Card, which gives patrons special discounts, first dibs on new collections, and exclusive invitations to events.


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