The 10-minute summer makeup look for moms on the go

Toni Pino-Oca 03/13/2018

THERE are not enough hours in a day for moms who are multitasking just to get things done. We breeze through our responsibilities with the energy of a toddler, and we somehow mastered effective ways to tick…

Beauty secrets from Cebu’s Chocolate Queen

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 04/20/2017

CEBU’S Chocolate Queen married as a teenager and now has eight children between the ages of 25 and 10. When people see her, it’s not unusual for them to say: “How does Raquel Toquero Choa maintain her…

Make-up tips from Janice, the Beauty Fairy

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 04/20/2017

RAQUEL worked with Janice Barillo, also known as “Janice the Beauty Fairy,” to educate make-up lovers and enthusiasts of the benefits of using cacao lava and theobroma oil as make-up primer. CDN was treated to an exclusive…

Lippies fit for a princess

Hayde Quiñanola 02/21/2017

HAPPY Skin has been collaborating with local talents from the beauty and fashion industry since 2013 and now their first partnership with a global brand is giving women and young girls alike more reason to love this…

CHADY PANTALEON: A brush with beauties

Apple Ta-as 02/04/2017

Miss Universe has been chosen and Miss France Iris Mittenaere will go down in history as the third queen (the first one is Spain’s Amparo Muñoz in 1974 then Sushmita Sen of India in 1994, ) crowned in…

MAO BA?

Editorial 02/03/2017

CAKE MAKEUP A container van yard right across a mall at the North Reclamation Area is just one example that shows how Cebu lacks urban planning. Motorists, mall-goers and commuters receive their daily dose of “cake makeup”…

Faceless foundations

Francis B. Ongkingco 01/13/2017

Edward peeked into his parents’ bedroom. He saw his mom busy applying something on her face. He had learned more than once that she was not one to disturb when she was doing something. He tiptoed quietly…

Die Beautiful: More than a typical transgender’s story

Apple Ta-as 12/28/2016

EVEN before it hit the big screens on Christmas Day, Jun Robles Lana’s “Die Beautiful” had been the talk of the town, following its success in two international film festivals this year. The film’s lead star, Paolo…

Filipino brand Happy Skin opens first boutique in Cebu

Aileen Garcia-Yap 12/08/2016

Following a positive response from the Cebuano market, homegrown skin-care makeup brand Happy Skin opened its first boutique in Cebu on Thursday. Located at the first level of The Northwing at SM City Cebu, the boutique offers…

D.I.Y. Day-to-night holiday looks in 10 steps

Jude Bacalso 12/06/2016

Veteran makeup artist Vanessa Gamus, a favorite for destination weddings, lays down some basic steps (and a few juicy insider tips and products!) to recreate her signature flawless looks for the holidays. No need to fret if…