Earlier this month, I was asked to be a key makeup artist for Canada Philippine Fashion Week in Toronto, Canada. I was more than excited to be a part of the fashion week festivities for two reasons. First, runway makeup is so much fun to do. And secondly, I am of Filipino heritage, and I’m also Canadian!
Canada Philippine Fashion Week (CPFW) is a showcase of the best in haute couture, style, innovation, culture and creativity of the Philippines. It is dedicated to the promotion and development of Filipino fashion talent in the Philippines and Canada, all for a good cause – the Kol Hope Foundation for Children, a charitable organization that helps children with disabilities in both countries.
I was delighted to hear that MAC Cosmetics would be providing the makeup for all the shows…that is a lot of makeup! My old co-worker and friend Kim Timbol, was the Associate Makeup Director for CPFW. We worked together at MAC for many years. Under her direction and along with some other MAC artists, past & present, we braved the wild and crazy backstage scene, getting all the runway models ready and looking their best.