After immediately reserving our wedding church and reception venue, I've realized that the third reservation we did last January was for my make-up hahaha :-) It only shows how much I love make-up!
Why not, right? Bridal Make-up just like our wedding gowns is a very important factor in any wedding. true? yes!
I remembered chatting with Mica a lot of times before the actual booking. Asking her how much she would charge for bridal hair and make-up and started browsing her FB for pictures of her bridal clients. I started getting really excited from then on! I guess the reason why I got her is because I really saw how good she is with what she does. Just like any job, make-up should be done with passion. I believe that if you love it, knowing it will naturally follow. Also, I remembered asking my good friend Lester and he said, "si Mica? ok yun! good choice!" so how can I ever be wrong with her?
When I started writing this blog, I knew that Mica is going to be a favorite here. One, because she is also a bride and getting married this year! Two, because she is a professional make-up artist who has done a lot of weddings already. Three, she is a professional model who has posed for a lot of wedding magazines. and lastly, just like me she loves WEDDINGS! :-) so more stories of Mica here intheroadtoidos, that's for sure!
Two weeks ago, I asked her if I can write about her make-up hahaha and started asking how she started and here's her story:
My mom hardly leaves home without makeup (Color of the eighties! Ahahay!). As a kid, we would get punished for playing with her lipstick. I wasn't interested in using it as makeup though. I was an artistic kid. So I drew everywhere (My sisters and I ruined a complete Hardy Boys’ book collection by drawing on all the pages.) In fact, I wanted either to take up fine arts or architecture. I even joined interschool art competitions and won over the irate boys who drew detailed robot stuff. I just knew that I loved drawing—and up to this time, I still do.
Then when I was 16, my mom pushed me into modeling. I was hesitant because I was shy (Insert violent reactions here). But with my mom, being the Anabelle Rama stage mom that she was, encouraged me to continue. And so for years, a lot of different makeup artists have painted my face (I'm 32 now). In the long process of it all, I have picked up tips and techniques from them all. I have also worn makeup the wrong way and eventually learned through a series of trial and error with horrendous photos as evidence (Burn! Burn!).
My mom also shared a lot since she does makeup for weddings herself as a side job. She’d always show me new stuff she bought and would even give them to me after much begging. Her best gift to me was a complete set of makeup brush and a huge palette of eye shadow and blush. I felt like a true artist after that. I was all geared up and ready to paint faces!
It was time to experiment.
My willing victims where found during the time I went to work for an advertising agency. I remember that I was always helping my officemates put on their makeup. I also helped them pick out cosmetics that suit them.
Funny enough, I wasn't wearing makeup unless I had to model or have a shoot or feel like it. I loved putting makeup on other people but I kept my face plain and simple. I wasn’t that into makeup just yet because I didn’t find it integral in MY life.
Around 2006, my passion for makeup suddenly grew (In knowing yourself through the years, you’ll find your passion). I devoured every makeup book I could get my hands into. Years of working in advertising paid me enough to afford the makeup brands I so lusted for. Slowly, my makeup obsession and collection grew.
Now I can't leave without my basic makeup: Groomed eyebrows, curled lashes, blush and lipstick (I am a believer of BB cream, too!).
When I am asked how I chose this profession my short of the long answer is this: I’m an artist who chose to make every face a canvas for a beautiful masterpiece.
sharing with you guys some of her brides:
Bride Vanessa Julian
True as it is, Mica loves what she does. Knowing now that her mom is also a professional make-up artist only shows that the love for make-up is already in Mica's genes. I'm really, really! excited for our trial make-up and of course the actual make-up for my wedding day. More so, I know I'm in good hands! hahaha :-)
This is Mica's thoughts about bridal make-up:
Making people feel beautiful is very fulfilling but making brides feel amazing is an even more gratifying feeling. I love ALL my brides. They exude a certain kind of aura and beauty that makes my makeup adhere perfectly to their blissful faces. And it is just overwhelming to know that I am, in a small way, part of a lot of people's milestone in their lives. That alone makes my heart sing and my mission in life (beautifying people) very much worth it,
So brides-to-be if you still haven't decided on who to get for your make-up, I suggest you get in touch with Mica. You can contact her through her facebook fan page at The make-up of Mica or look for Mica Tuaño.