Trend alert: Color play, 5 ways

Maureen Manuel, Kai Magsanoc
Here's how to get the season's hottest looks


MANILA, Philippines – The only makeup trend that we see every season is healthy, beautiful skin. This puts an emphasis on having a healthy diet, a good amount of exercise and the right attitude to deal with everyday stress.

With healthy skin, you already have a good base with which to work different kinds of makeup and create different looks. Freelance makeup artist Diane Lorenzana shows us how to create different looks to reflect your ever-changing moods.

1. THE LOOK: Bright red lips

The fastest way to get noticed is to wear red lipstick. Red lips are a classic.

READ MY LIPS. Denim jacket, Miss Selfridge. Midriff top, Topshop. Denim shorts, Folded and Hung.

Seen at: Missoni, Rochas, Dries Van Noten, Jason Wu, Prada 

Products used: Mac cherry lip pencil and red satin lipstick 

Make-up tip: Line the lips using the lip pencil before filling it in. Use foundation or concealer to fix smudges.

2. THE LOOK: Feelin’ blue

Go for something different: try lining your lash with a bright color, like blue. You can also place this on your inner lash line, whether at the top or bottom. 

NO FEAR OF COLOR. This look will surely draw attention to beautiful eyes 

Seen at: Altuzarra, Stella McCartney

Products used: Urban Decay eye primer potion and blue eyeliner

Make-up tip: Use primer to make the eyeliner color pop more. 

3. THE LOOK: Brown smokey eyes

This is the smokey look perfect for daytime. If you want to go more sexy and seductive, go for black.

SUN-KISSED. Top from Folded and Hung

Seen at: Lanvin, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Vera Wang, Versace

Products used: NARS duo eyeshadow in Surabaya, Laguna Bronzer and Orgasm blush; Mac Rice Paper eyeshadow; Make Up Store Crust lipstick; Maybeline Black Cell eyeliner

Make-up tip: Stick to one or two brown shades. Highlight the brow bone. 

4. THE LOOK: Natural

The skin also needs a break from heavy, layered makeup. This allows you to show off your natural, healthy glow.

NATURAL BEAUTY. Cropped jacket and denim shorts, Folded and Hung

Seen at: Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Balmain, Diane von Furstenburg, Jill Sander, Marni, Narciso Rodriguez, 3.1 Philip Lim, Rag and Bone, Rodarte, Valentino

Products used: Mac Studo Fix powder, Mac Melba Matte powder blush, Montego Bay pure matte lipstick

Make-up Tip: Keep it matte, if you want to achieve a natural glow. Stick to peach-pink tones. Powder foundation is a nice alternative to liquid foundation. Use a wet sponge to create a sheer effect.

5. THE LOOK: White-out

This look can make eyes seem bigger. White eyeliner also makes eyes brighter and adds a certain glow overall.


Seen at: Marc Jacobs, Giambattista Valli, Louis Vuition, Bottega Venneta

Products used: NYX white jumbo eye pencil, Mac coffee eyeliner pencil, Maybeline Cat-eye mascara, Bobbi Brown blonde eyebrow pencil.

Make-up tip: Use white eyeliner on the inner lash line and brown eyeliner on the outer lash line to make your eyes pop. Curl lashes and apply mascara.


1. Folded and Hung – Level 1, Glorietta 1, (0917) 599-6398 / 501-3010

2. Topshop – Level 1, Greenbelt 3, (02) 756-1542 / 756-1563

3. Miss Selfridge – Level 1, Greenbelt 5, (02) 728-4105


Styling by Maureen Manuel. Photography by Adrian Gonzales. Modeled by Sirene and Natasha Sutton. Make-up by Diane Lorenzana. Hair by Blanche Guarino. Shot on location at Vinyl on Vinyl, The Collective, 7274 Malugay St., Makati City.

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