Back In the Makeup Industry ♥

Hey everyone! I know you know how stagnant I have been lately in the course of doing makeup. You see I was very much preoccupied with a lot of things since I am already in my Junior year in college. That would include my hectic schedule in class due to the numerous amount of school work given to us in class. Moreover, I have been through a lot of tough times as well. If you follow my twitter account, you’ll see loads amount of drama pertaining to my teenage life. Its not necessarily easy juggling my makeup career together with some love-life drama and school work.

Anyway, I know you might be wondering why I titled this blog as such. Well, thanks to the org fair that I attended in school, I got to be given a chance to do makeup again. So the story goes this way, my friend, Zharmaine wanted me to try out for the UST Mediartrix Organization, the largest theater org in UST. Just in case anyone is asking, and to those who do not know, I am taking up AB Economics at the University of Santo Tomas. Going back, I auditioned for the Visual Teams that’s more inclined to doing makeup. From then on, I was surprised that I got accepted because I haven’t really had any shoot or gig for quite a while now. Below is a picture of the makeup look that I did to my friend, Zharmaine that got me a spot in the Mediartrix Family.

After getting accepted in the Mediartrix Family, I got a text message that I was appointed as their Assistant Makeup Head for the upcoming minor production titled as, “Reality Mang”. I was surprised by how many people still think that I have it in me. I honestly wanted to give up makeup already since I was being so stagnant about it, but through this one event in my life, I was given another chance. I have my friend, Zharmaine to thank for this because it was her who pushed me into going back in the industry. So thank you so much, Zha! I owe you a lot on this one. ❤

Below are the details of the minor production, by the way. This is of course, if you are interested to watch.

Another factor that triggered my entry back into the industry would be the upcoming intercollegiate school pageants. As you may have seen in my Facebook Page, I have been a makeup artist for almost a lot of school pageants now. Mostly coming from my society, which would be the Artlets Economics Society. They have pretty much given me a lot of opportunities when it comes to showcasing my talents in the makeup field. I have done quite a few photo shoots with them that paved way for me to also participate in being a makeup artist for a candidate in the pageant itself. With that said, my blockmates asked me to do the makeup for our Male and Female candidates in the upcoming pageant. This was an x-deal shoot since I pretty much was testing myself on whether or not I should go back in the industry.

Thankfully, the shoot was a success and I was able to prove to people that I still have it in me. That I am still a credible makeup artist. I basically did a smokey eyed makeup look on our female candidate paired with a neutral lip color to fit the Hunger Games theme. As for our male candidate, I just enhanced his features through the power of contouring. This is to highlight his manliness. I pretty much paralleled their look to the characters of the Hunger Games Trilogy. I don’t necessarily go for the editorial peg when it comes to shoots that have themes. Especially those that require simplicity. Its better to make the model look as if he or she is really a part of the said peg. Its more realistic that way for me. Plus it coincides well with the requirement of the photographers. If it was an editorial shoot, I would definitely follow what needs to be done. However for this one, I just kept it simple. ❤

Below are the pictures of the pageant photo shoot. Outdoor shots were done by Mr. Kevin Bayona, and as for the indoor shots, they were taken by Mr. Dean Astilla. 🙂




Getting back into the industry is not easy as it seems. I personally have had my fair shares of criticism from people, but from there I had that drive to learn more. I don’t want to quit doing makeup because it has been my passion ever since I entered college. That is why I will still push through with my dream of being a Professional Makeup Artist. My dream doesn’t end here because I know I can still do more. Who knows? My work of art may just be in the cover of a magazine someday. No one knows what the future holds for me, and that is basically why I am still here to strive harder to reach my dreams. That’s all. I hope you had fun reading this blog. There is more to come soon, I promise. :> Take care and never stop reaching for your dreams! :”> ♥


Claire Stephanie P. Lingan, Freelance Aspiring Professional Makeup Artist ♥


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