In the increasing fashionably snazzy world of art and fashion, studded by the flavour-of-the-moment celebrities who are supposed to up the buzz barometer wherever they go, make-up artists ‘come and go’……but who are ‘Michelangelos’ of the ‘Make Over’ world?(to appropriate some much-quoted RuPaul!!)And, of course, that all-important question: Who are the best artists to look up to?
Inspired by myriad muses, they work in different hues and showcase several styles. Yet, their highly individual brush strokes are infused with a sense of conviction, a show of strength. Make-up artists zoom in on the variegated palettes and mindsets of attitude-high fashion designers, glossy magazine editor bullies, stylists and photographers who demand perfection with no ifs and buts.
When a group of artistic individuals gathered together, what consistently emerges is a colourful quilt of personal quests, creativity and backgrounds of taste
1. JESSIE TABLA
JESSIE TABLA’s resume’, demonstrates a host of techniques and make-up wizardry with modern sensibilities. A favorite choice, Jessie creates an illusion on the face, a mannequin-like, sculpted, couture visage.While the rest of the novices learnt how primer is more a moisturising base rather than foundation, Tabla enjoyed the favors from the top fashion designers like MICHAEL CINCO, FURNE ONE and EZRA SANTOS.His works are clean, pretty and cinematic. Cutting above the mainstream, his timid personality resonates the feeling of his works speaking and defining his craft.
JESSIE TABLA photographed by EROS GOZE
2. GENE GINNO ALDUCENTE
His strokes are framed, architecturally measured and heavy. Described as edgy, he is one favorite make-up artist by equally edgy and demanding fashion designer FURNE ONE. Gene delivers, he restructures fierceness and resurfaces eclectic canvas to compose a total look to a picture perfect blend of modern colours. Presently at the height of his career, he is into TV productions, magazine collaborations and styling…the McQueen of the Make Over WORLD.
GENE GINNO ALDUCENTE: Photograpged by EROS GOZE
3. JOJO DANTESPADUA
Working with local as well as international clients, Jojo’s works highlight his artistic collages of flattering, highly cutting edge and beyond the norm palette of artistry. He experiments, he blends and exaggerates. Getting make-up cliche’ that traditional is passé, Jojo is just too happy experimenting with exciting new make-up looks to get that glam edge.
A sharp contrast to the coy, his works are dramatic, glossy and texturized.
JOJO DANTESPADUA photographed by EROS GOZE
Photos by MARIYAH GASPACHO