Martin Bautista not too long ago acquired an replace on his résumé. The designer, finest identified for his simple, unfussy silhouettes, is now formally a makeup artist.
Bautista grew up loving makeup, discovering an affinity for it as a child when he’d pore over his mom’s cosmetics assortment.
“Her frosted pink lipstick from Lancôme was like gold to me,” he remembers.
Now, the designer is committing to his pastime, collaborating with designer pals to do the makeup for his or her lookbooks, and working with celebrities on their occasion seems to be, together with Metro Manila Film Festival’s breakout stars Hazel Perdido and MJ Jacobo from “Sunday Beauty Queen.”
The designer was candid about his love for magnificence and cosmetics: what works, what doesn’t and why the “no-makeup makeup” look wants to go the approach of the dodo.
How’d you get into makeup?
I’ve at all times been obsessive about makeup even earlier than I began designing professionally. It’s been like that ever since. I bear in mind, rising up, at any time when my lolo and lola despatched us a balikbayan field, there could be a number of makeup for me!
Were you that child who’d experiment with mother’s makeup whereas she was away?
Of course! Her frosted pink lipstick from Lancôme was like gold to me!
What’s in your makeup package now?
My private package? The ones I apply on my face: Glossier face tint in Tan, simply add some coloration to my face; 3INA three in 1 basis to cowl my pimple marks; Pat McGrath pores and skin fetish highlighter stick/balm for a little bit of spotlight and glow; plenty of Anastasia Beverly Hills forehead definer in Medium Brown to groom my brows; Tatcha camellia lip balm for the lips!
What are you into currently?
Lots of glitter! Either on the eyes or on the lips.
When you do shoots in your personal assortment, are you your individual artistic director? Do you consider garments, makeup, styling, and many others? You can basically do all of it.
Of course, I have already got the pictures in my head, like the actual ultimate look. But I additionally get pleasure from collaborating. It’s shocking the way you didn’t think about one thing and then find yourself liking the outcomes.
When you design, do you robotically consider accompanying makeup?
Most of the time.
Favorite makeup trick?
Holding your breath whereas drawing a advantageous, sharp, winged liner.
Makeup pattern you hate?
The no makeup look. I simply discover it a bit boring and unhappy. I’m not saying it’s a nasty look. It’s only a private desire. I’m not simply obsessed about magnificence, however I’m a makeup addict. There’s one thing about the course of, mixing 1000’s of colours, mixing and contouring, making a liner that’s so therapeutic and enjoyable.
Trend you’re keen on?
A glamorous smoky eye in browns, coppers, plenty of contour, a superb nude lip! Classic, stunning makeup.
If ladies ought to spend money on one factor this summer season, what ought to or not it’s?
Product you’re at the moment obsessive about?
SUQQU Japanese brushes. It’s like silk in your face.
Define your aesthetic?
Easy, undone, female.
Who is your supreme shopper?
Someone who can belief me.
Define your private fashion.
My fashion as an individual: fundamental, snug and easy.
What’s your every day uniform?
T-shirt and pants—very regular.
How did you get into design? Was there a second you have been found?
When I joined Philippine Fashion Week in 2007.
What’s your newest assortment about?
The assortment is known as “Saturn.” It’s kind of impressed by the colours and strokes and imagery of the photo voltaic system and the galaxy as seen in encyclopedias or youngsters’s books, or these diagrams you see in your science class. There’s a sense of escapism, freedom and enjoyable to the assortment. There’s a really sturdy, trendy glamour vibe to it, however at all times very undone and uncooked, not too prim and correct.
What supplies and silhouettes did you’re employed with?
The assortment is all about the marriage of custom (draping, tailoring, handwork) and new know-how (steel , plastic, plexiglass, fabrication) in trend.
You’ve been designing for some time now. How have you ever advanced as a designer?
Oh, in some ways. I’ve discovered many issues alongside the approach—coping with shoppers, troubleshooting, creating a group, operating errands, catching deadlines. I’ve change into mature in coping with completely different conditions. Experience has undoubtedly been my biggest instructor.
Who are the señora designers you search for to?
Inno Sotto, as a result of he has a really elegant and subtle thoughts, and I like listening to him when he talks, he’s very poetic.
Rajo Laurel is the nicest, most humble man, he’s like a mentor and a superb buddy to me. He has an incredible work ethic. I’ll always remember what he advised me: “Gumising ka lagi nang maaga.”
I additionally admire Pepito Albert, as a result of there’s a sense of thriller and magnificence about him as an individual and his creations.
Cary Santiago, as a result of his work is unique, intense. It’s one thing we are able to all be happy with. There’s a robust Filipino mark in it.
I additionally admire Joey Samson and Ivar Aseron, for the modernity, sharpness and creativity. But I feel they’re not but señora, they’re nonetheless a bit bit younger, upcoming señora pa lang!
Who are the younger designers to be careful for?
Brit Tripudo, for his aggressive and sturdy streetwear sensibility.
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