Liz persisted. She texted and messaged me on Facebook every.single.day. Really, really. A week before November 29th, Liz's persistence paid off as I finally said yes on one condition: that someone had to apply makeup on me because for the love of God, I can only apply foundation, lipstick and eyebrow pencil. Thankfully, Mira Villanueva of Estee Lauder agreed to do makeup for the bloggers. Whew, what a lifesaver.
Now, my problem was the dress. We were required to be in all black, and I didn't want to look like a plain Jane so I scoured Greenhills and found this lovely black A-line (perfect!) dress with a sheer panelled skirt (more on this later). Since Ferretti was sponsoring the shoes, it was great that I was also able to choose the wedge that I wanted. So everything was basically falling into place.
On the day of the event, I took half a day off work and rushed to Glorietta and had lunch with Marbbie and Krissy. I wasn't nervous yet at this time, I just wanted to get this over with.
First up, makeup. Our peg was natural and clean, and Clinique was the perfect makeup brand for this. Here's Junnel doing my makeup:
Junnel mixed 2 shades of the Pore Refining and Even Better liquid foundations in order to get a warm beige shade. He says since our skin is never just one shade all over, mixing 2 different tones is necessary in order to create the "perfect" hue. Then he patted the formula onto my skin using a wedge sponge to create that matte powdery finish.
|a multitude of Clinique products|
|the perfect base|
|adding a natural smokey eye using pink, chocolate, and gold eyeshadows|
|smokey eye + eyeliner = my eyes look bigger!|
|Dress: Shopbop | Ribbon belt: Zara | Lacey Wedges: Ferretti|
More photos of my eye makeup up close:
|Junnel, Me, Chrissy, Krissy|
We were supposed to walk for at least 15-20 seconds and pose in front for 4 seconds, but I saw some friends upfront and I WAVED! Can you believe it?! I don't think I will be able to find a decent photo of myself on the catwalk on this very momentous occasion because I waved to my friends. How showbiz! Haha!
|Kirsty Bennet, official rep from the Guiness' Book of Records (source: Rappler.com)|
|from Robby Carmona|
Congratulations to the organizers and to everyone who walked! Woohoo!
More photos below with my friends and fellow bloggers:
|Marbbie looks fierce!|
|Marbbie and I (Clinique vs MAC makeup)|
|Martha (Bobbie Brown) and Shen (did her own makeup)|
|With Alex of AVA.ph|
|Kim, Shen, Bambi, Krissy, Me, Martha, Kumi|
|Ana, Me, Ms. Cecille of Ferretti, Carizza|
Thank you to Clinique for makeup and Ferretti for my shoes. Kudos to Liz for handling such a fun event, and thank you for asking (nay, pleading) me to walk a gazillion times! It was worth it! :)
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