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6 tips to make your chinky eyes chic

They say that when you look into someone’s eyes, you can see that person’s soul. Getting those gorgeous eyes is one way to attract attention whenever you walk into a room. I cannot stress enough the importance of defining and enchancing the eyes! How can you make sure that your presence stands out, with your eyes? We got a question about that from Twitter:   @kristineschan: Hello Jake! I love how you do Kim Chiu’s eyes! Can you give me makeup tips on chinky/chinita eyes like mine?   Working with celebrities like Kim Chiu gives me a responsibility to make them look their best, whether it’s for a photo or a TV commercial shoot. Building a relationship with any artist that I work with is essential to make my craft better. I can vouch …

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Fukuoka is fab

I flew and traveled to the land of the rising sun, and an Instagram follower readily asked about my adventure: @aisabong: Hi Jake! Tell me something about your recent visit to Japan! Is it worth going to Fukuoka? Everytime I visit Japan, I am fascinated with how they cherish and value their culture. There is something about Japan that excites me. A lot could be said about their culture and their way of life, but for me it is unique, respectful, and organized. For example, in Japan, it is a rare instance for a train to arrive late. There are even occasions when the people who are responsible actually apologize should this happen. Traveling to Japan requires a visa. Fortunately, the embassy of Japan had a relaxation of visa requirements since 2014. This …

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Luxe lips

Who doesn’t know about the Kardashians? Or have heard of them at least once? In the fashion industry, they are the most famous and sought-after family. The Kardashians are undoubtedly influential. Recently, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were included in Time Magazine’s list of 30 most influential people on the internet. Her younger half-sister, Kylie Jenner, brought back the 90’s makeup look and she is currently one of the “it” girls for the millennials. Just like Gigi Hadid, she’s everywhere. The internet went crazy when she released her first lipstick line as a part of her self-titled lip kit. Our Instagram question this week touches on the same lipstick concern.   @firenze88: Hi Jake! I haven’t decided if I should get the Kylie Lip Lit. It’s always sold out online and I …

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5 R&R tips for beauty & wellness

The rainy season is here. School is about to start. Vacation is almost over. Whether you’re shopping for new school supplies or just going out with your friends on a night out, this is the perfect time to plan for something fun and exciting. We have a question from Twitter which has something to do with making the most of these in-between times: @lyaor0306: Hi Jake, I’ve been stressing out because it’s the last few days of my vacation. Where can I go to have some well deserved R&R? If you want to spend some quality time with friends and family, and rejuvenate yourself in the process, I sure have tips for you: 1. Go on a road trip Road trips are fun! If you’re heading down south, then I know a perfect place where …

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Viva, vegans!

Going organic is a trend in today’s market. The present generation is conscious in what to eat and what products to use. Going organic is a choice, and taking that choice brings benefits to the mind, body, and soul. Among those living that choice include people who have followed veganism. Vegans or vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or poultry. They follow a strict vegan diet because of a dietary need, or for health reasons. You are not a true vegan if you still use animal products and by-products of animals such as eggs, dairy products, silk, wool, and even cosmetics. Is it time for you to go vegan? There are a lot of reasons why people adopt veganism, but the top reasons why they do is because of animal rights, the …

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Get that celebrity skin

Having flawless, radiant skin is a standard for celebrities, both on and off camera. But what fascinates most of us is that they look great almost any time of the day. Their skin looks great even without makeup. And for that, they need proper skin care to keep them looking gorgeous. We have a question connected with good skin, from one of my followers: @sweetzophrenia: How can I have that artista-looking skin?   To be honest, there is no miracle procedure to achieve that artista-looking skin. It requires work. Even I do my best to keep my skin fresh and healthy. It’s no secret that in order to have good, clear skin, you need to have a skin regimen, or your own skincare routine. For many years, I have tried and tested different …

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Traditional or airbrush?

Makeup today has evolved so far from 20 years ago, where pancake foundation dominated the main market and therefore, by lack of option, determined what women wore. Today, we have a wide range of products at our disposal, from oil-free, waterproof, smudge-proof, and even makeup that claims to make skin look younger. When it comes to a special event, be it photoshoot, wedding, or just plain fun, it is important to know which kind of makeup will suit you best. Our question this week tackles an important aspect of makeup—application. Here is our reader Nichole Austria’s question: @nicholeaustria: Hi Jake! I’m a freelance makeup artist based in Manila. Do you use airbrush makeup or traditional makeup on your brides? I have a lot of brides and makeup artists asking me what I …

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Back to beauty

Hi, everyone! And hello to my fellow millennial readers (yes, I’m also a millennial)! Let me be the first to welcome myself back in my column and I know it’s been quite some time now. I wanted to go back to one of my passions, and that is sharing my knowledge in the industry I truly love — beauty. For those who may not know me, I’m Jake Galvez, a beauty practitioner. I’ve been in the beauty industry for more than 10 years. Working with my fellow artists in this industry has helped me tremendously in developing my skills and knowledge. As part of my continuous improvement on my craft, I’m striving and innovating myself so I can impart and share what I’ve learned to fellow artists and to my clients. …

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