Makeover Mania

I love doing makeovers! It’s my favorite part of my job (okay, there are lots of things I ❤ about my job). But really, seeing women transform and try out different looks is so much fun. I did a lot of these back when I was the beauty editor of Cosmopolitan Philippines. I’ve even ambushed random women at the mall to ask them if they wanted a free Cosmo makeover! That was funny…and kinda awkward. And just so you know, these girls are super brave, because they had no control over what look I would give them. They’d just find out on the day of the shoot—just like in ANTM.

Here are some of the favorite makeovers I’ve done throughout the years:

My first makeover shoot! Maika is one of my faves because she was the best Cosmo intern ever and just such a sweetheart! Check out thejuicebarista.com! It's her new business—fresh juices that are good for your body and skin.

My first makeover shoot! Maika is one of my faves because she was the best Cosmo intern ever and just such a sweetheart! Check out thejuicebarista.com! It’s her new business—fresh juices that are good for your body and skin.

Jennifer was quite brave because I literally ambushed her at a mall. She was so game and curls like this weren't even trendy back then. Everyone wanted long, straight hair.

Jennifer was quite brave because I literally ambushed her at a mall. She was so game and curls like this weren’t even trendy back then. Everyone wanted long, straight hair.

Cereb was on the Cosmo staff back then and she wanted to rebond her wavy strands. We opted for layers just below her chin to soften her features and add a hint of femininity.

Cereb was on the Cosmo staff back then and she wanted to rebond her wavy strands. We opted for layers just below her chin to soften her features and add a hint of femininity.

At first, Zeanne didn't want to chop off her long locks, but I managed to convince her. Afterwards, she was the most confident gal at the shoot.

At first, Zeanne didn’t want to chop off her long locks, but I managed to convince her. Afterwards, she was the most confident gal at the shoot.

Megan's blunt bangs and hip hair color instantly transformed her into an eye-catching "It" girl. Love, love, love!

Megan’s blunt bangs and hip hair color instantly transformed her into an eye-catching “It” girl. Love, love, love!

Wondering if all my makeovers been hits? As far as I know, YES! But that’s because I’d spend days studying their photos, face shapes, and researching different looks that would suit them. I’ve had maybe two girls grumble a bit post-cut, but after about a week, they usually call me and say that they love their new look. Phew! Sometimes, you just really need a bit more time to adjust. There were also girls who eventually went back to their old ’dos, but that’s cool. What’s important is that they had the guts and confidence to change their look—and show it off to the entire country! For me, that’s super impressive.

To all the ladies out there who trusted me with their precious hair and allowed me to give them a makeover, thank you once again! I hope you had as much fun as I did. ♥

P.S.
If you want a makeover, have a beauty dilemma, or just need help with your get-pretty routine, shoot me an email and tell me all about it! Maybe we can work together or go on a beauty date. Click here to find out more.