Ask Nikki: The Morena Make Up Tutorial

YES. I've done glutathione shots to get whiter.

BUT only for a role! In 2010, I was cast to play Elle Woods for Legally Blonde the Musical and the only way the blonde wig won't look absolutely ridiculous on my very Pinay features is if I whiten up a little bit. Soon after our last show, I hit the beach and was back to my normal morena self in no time.

Like bold morena advocate, Bianca Gonzales-Intal, I've had my fair share of being bullied because of my color. I've been called "nognog" or "negi" or some other nasty name. I've hear people say morenas look dirty, or it doesn't look good on screen. But there's something about olive/bronze skin that I've always found sexy. And in a sea of half breeds in Philippine television, I choose to wear my colour proud. Enhancing it, even, with whatever new tanner or shimmer I find in the market.

So here's a make up tutorial for you, my fellow morena. :) But be forewarned! I am no expert. I have never had any formal training in doing make up so please don't expect that I get the proper technique or terminology right. I am but a student to the many amazing make up masters I've had the privilege of working with (my favorites being Ken Pagaspas, Steven Doloso, Jigs Mayuga, Albert Kurniawan and Leo Posadas). I keep one eye open while they do my make up. That's how I learn. Shhh....


Here are the products I used for this look:

Laura Mercier Raidance Bronze Primer

Mac Studio Fix Powder in NC 35 and NC 40

Happy Skin All Eyes on Hue in Hazelnut

Mac eyeshadow powder in Espresso

Happy Skin blush in Sunset Kiss

Happy Skin Sculptacular contour palette

Happy Skin Eye Love View eyebrow duo

Happy Skin Lip and Cheek Mousse in Fall in Love

Benefit's Coralista Lip Gloss

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