For the makeup, I took inspiration from this other photo of her from the same photoshoot. She had soft brown smoky eyes, high brows, and strong contour.
I took those three elements, although I made it more dramatic because it was a night gala, and also because Pia is just that pretty that she can survive on less makeup than me. Heck, she doesn’t even need makeup!
For my rendition, I went stronger on the eyeliner and the lashes. I also had glitter going on on the lid area. But I kept the eye makeup generally as soft as I can while keeping the hues intense. I also didn’t apply as much blush as I usually would and focused a lot on contouring. For the lips, I mixed Maybelline Color Jolt in Stripped Down and Creamy Mattes Lipstick in Nude Nuance.
As for the program, it was short and sweet. It was just all about awarding the winners for the various categories for the year.
And there was, of course, a very important moment of appreciation for the peeps of E! Philippines for staging this kind of event. To stage it once was already a big deal, so it’s amazing they’ve kept at it for four years now. There were also executives from E! Singapore who provided regional support for the endeavor.
And weeeelll the rest are selfies!!! Usually, it’s what happens hahaha. As traffic has been worsening from its already deplorable state, a lot of people aren’t into attending events in general anymore. And realistically, a lot of people only do blogging as a side hustle and have a day job, or are still going to school, so it’s school or work that would have higher priorities in the person’s schedule. To add, this is also the only blogger event that I can think of that is of this scale wherein almost everyone is actually there.
With Rems and Kaycee. I just saw Kaycee the day before the ball, but Rems, it was my first time meeting him!!! I had a lot of fun watching him on TV, so it was amazing to meet him in person.