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Your six last-minute yet epic looks for Halloween 2016

The ultimate product guide to achieving your best Halloween look yet.

epic looks for Halloween

Halloween’s just around the corner, with most of the parties happening this Saturday.

If you haven’t prepared your costume yet, not to fret! M∙A∙C Cosmetics just released six gorgeously crazy looks you’ll want to – and can! – do on your own at home on Hallow’s Eve. All you need is your arsenal of makeup (we have a product guide below), a dash of creativity and a trick-or-treat bag of confidence to pull these off. After all, no better time to go insane with your look than Halloween!



DESIGNED BY: Stephanie Roberts (M·A·C Lime Ridge, Canada)


SKINCARE: Strobe Cream
PRIMER: Prep + Prime Fix+
FOUNDATION: Gesso Eye Shadow / Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Softening Lotion with blending sponge
POWDER: Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish
BLUSH / CONTOUR / HIGHLIGHT: Humid Eye Shadow with 217 Brush / Lime Eye Shadow and Copper Sparkle Pigment with 224 Brush / Blacktrack Fluidline with 211 Brush (black dots)

BROWS: Brow Finisher
BROW HIGHLIGHT: Lime and Swimming Eye Shadow
EYELID: Humid Eye Shadow (inner corner) with 228 Brush
CREASE: Lime Eye Shadow with 242 Brush
LINER: Blacktrack Fluidline with 263 Brush
LASHES: Black Haute & Naughty Lash

PENCIL: Blacktrack Fluidline
LIPSTICK: Copper Sparkle Pigment / Mixing Medium Shine
FINISH: Prep + Prime Fix+



DESIGNED BY: Alicia Martinez (M·A·C Orange County)


SKINCARE: Strobe Cream
PRIMER: Mineralize Timecheck Lotion
FOUNDATION: Vibrant Grape and Gesso Eye Shadow
POWDER: Gesso, Parfait Amour and Beautiful Iris Eye Shadow / Grape Pigment
BLUSH / CONTOUR / HIGHLIGHT: Violet and Frozen White Pigment / Reflects Red and Reflects Transparent Teal Glitter with 252 Brush and 127 Brush

BROWS: Platinum Pigment / Mixing Medium Water Base
BROW HIGHLIGHT: Blacktrack Fluidline
EYELID: 3D Black and 3D Lavender Glitter
CREASE: Cinderfella and Young Punk Mineralize Eye Shadow with 242 Brush
LINER: Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil
LASHES: 7 Lash / Zoomfast Black Lash with 204 Brush

LIPSTICK: Model Behaviour Lipstick / White Pigment
FINISH: Grape and Frozen White Pigment



DESIGNED BY: Ashley Tiopo (M·A·C Toronto)


SKINCARE: Oil Control Lotion
PRIMER: Prep + Prime Skin
CONCEALER: Pure White Acrylic Paint
FOUNDATION: Gesso Eye Shadow with 170 Brush
POWDER: Gesso Eye Shadow / Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Softening Lotion
BLUSH / CONTOUR / HIGHLIGHT: Silver Fog Pigment with 217 Brush /
Basic Red Acrylic Paint / Nocturnal Liquid Eye Liner (screws) with 210 Brush

BROWS: Fascinating Eye Kohl
BROW HIGHLIGHT: Reflects Pearl Glitter with 150 Brush
EYELID: Passionate Eye Shadow with 239 Brush
CREASE: Scene Eye Shadow with 224 Brush
LINER: Blacktrack Fluidline / Black Brilliance Fluidline Eye Pencil 
with 266 Brush
LASHES: In Extreme Dimension

LIPSTICK: Frosting Lipstick
FINISH: Reflects Pearl Glitter with 316 Brush



DESIGNED BY: Fernando Lustosa (M·A·C Avenue Louise, Brussels)


SKINCARE: Lightful C 2-in-1 Tint and Serum with Radiance Booster
PRIMER: Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
FOUNDATION: NW15 M·A·C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 / Prep + Prime Skin / Golden Olive Pigment with 190 Brush
BLUSH / CONTOUR / HIGHLIGHT: Golden Olive Pigment / Plumage and Carbon Eye Shadow with 217 Brush

BROWS: Gesso Eye Shadow / Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Softening Lotion
EYELID: Dark Soul Pigment / Mixing Medium Shine with 231 Brush
LINER: Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil with 209 Brush (and to create eye shapes)

LIPSTICK: Dark Soul and Golden Olive Pigment with 316 Brush



DESIGNED BY: Belle Jackson (M·A·C UK / White City)


SKINCARE: Mineralize Charged Water Face and Body Lotion / Strobe Cream
PRIMER: Strobe Cream
CONCEALER: NW15 Pro Longwear Concealer with 195 Brush
FOUNDATION: NW10 M·A·C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 with 190 Brush
POWDER: Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
BLUSH / CONTOUR / HIGHLIGHT: Freshwater and Tilt Eye Shadow / Marine Ultra Pigment with 190 Brush, blended with 224 and 188 Brush

BROWS: Deep Purple Pigment / Mixing Medium Matte
EYELID: Dazzlelight Eye Shadow and Enlightening Pressed Pigment with 219 Brush / Parfait Amour and Moon’s Reflection Eye Shadow with Gold Glitter and 217 Brush
CREASE: Indian Ink and Stars ‘n’ Rockets Eye Shadow
LINER: Passionate Eye Shadow / Mixing Medium Matte with 263 Brush

LIPSTICK: Reflects Bronze Glitter / Mixing Medium Matte



DESIGNED BY: Georgia Cutts (Meadowhall UK)


SKINCARE: Strobe Cream
PRIMER: Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
FOUNDATION: NC15 Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation / Gesso Eye Shadow with 190 Brush
POWDER: Gesso Eye Shadow
BLUSH / HIGHLIGHT / CONTOUR: Shadester Sculpt and Shape Powder /
Dark Soul and Black Black Pigment

BROWS: Taupe Veluxe Brow Liner / Shadester Sculpt and Shape Powder with 224 Brush
BROW HIGHLIGHT: Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish with 239 Brush
EYELID: Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish with 217 Brush
CREASE: Taupe Eye Shadow with 217 Brush
LINER: Blacktrack Fluidline with 210 Brush
LASHES: In Extreme Dimension

PENCIL: Nightmoth Lip Pencil
LIPSTICK: Media and Rebel Lipstick with 316 Brush


So, which look are you going to try? Share a photo and use the hashtag #MacSlaysHalloween!

G/F Rustan’s, Ayala Center Cebu
Mountain Wing, SM Seaside City Cebu


How to Manifest Pantone’s 2022 Hue “Very Peri” in your Daily Deals as Listed by Fashion Editor Oj Hofer

Winkling the Blues Away with Veri Peri

by Oj Hofer

Very Peri Pantone 17-3938 is the color of the year 2022. Pantone’s dynamic Periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying red-violet undertone symbolizes “transformative times’, displays carefree confidence, and daring curiosity. Its presence in fashion and accessories encourages inventiveness, creativity and optimism. It is the new happy, neutral color and here’s how to fashionably manifest it in your daily deals.


Pantone 17-393 Veri Peri (Periwinkle Blue)


Vinca flower of the evergreen Periwinkle shrub.



VENETIAN BAUBLE. Murano glass bubbles to enhance mental health and optimism. Order online: https://mianivenetianjewelry.com/products/bagolo-blue-and-periwinkle-murano-glass-bracelet


PERI-CROWNED. Set an appointment with Margie Zenz at Exposé Salon at Crossroads Mall. Landline 2316550 Mobile 09088852935 www.exposehairsalon.com


DUAL DUTY. Wear the Swissgear 3576 as your daily laptop backpack or a vintage doctor-style tote. Order online: https://www.swissgear.com/swissgear-3576-artz-dr-bag-laptop-backpack


HOLY FEET. Wear Mandalas on Low-cut sneakers from Zazzle.

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Awesome Online-Exclusive Deals and Free Shipping Await Shoppers at the Newly-Launched Old Navy PH Digital Store


By Danica Ronquillo

Nothing screams “Americana” like Old Navy!

From trendy denims and soft cotton Ts to statement graphics and fleecy pajamas, Old Navy has been the first name in fun, classic fashion staples for the whole family since 1994. Known for high-quality pieces that fit every size, shape, and budget, this heritage brand has found a way to reach even more hangers in the digital age: OldNavy.com.ph.

While no stranger to the digital sphere, OldNavy.com.ph is the brands’s first standalone e-commerce, making Old Navy’s vast array of on trend apparel and accessories available to customers 24/7. The launch of OldNavy.com.ph will not only feature styles that can be found in their brick- and-mortar locations, but also seasonal essentials and online exclusives, like Old Navy’s activewear line.

OldNavy.com.ph customers can enjoy free shipping with a minimum order spend of Php 4000, as well as various deals and e-payment options to ensure everyone can be a part of the Old Navy experience.

Shoppers will still be able to find new arrivals in all Old Navy Philippines stores, including Bonifacio High Street, SM Megamall, and Shangri-La Plaza, as well as in Old Navy’s Viber community.

With this launch, Old Navy Philippines continues to be the pioneer of making comfort, quality, and style accessible to all. There’s something for everyone at Old Navy!

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37 Years of High Fashion; Arcy Gayatin leaves a Legacy of Edginess and Elegance

Arcy Gayatin: A Legacy of Luxury in Fabrication


By:  Allain Dumon Fonte 


The brand Arcy Gayatin gave the Queen City of the South a distinct reputation in the fashion industry.  The fashion line of Arcy Gayatin sets the bar higher each year for clothing luxury and fabrication techniques.


April Duenas, Nikki Gayatin and Arielle Gayatin for Arcy Gayatin—Photos by John Paul Autor from Lifestyle Inquirer.net


Araceli “Arcy” Ancajas Gayatin is the daughter Galileo Ancajas and Remedios Zanoria Ancajas who founded Cebu’s home brand, Gal’s Bakery.  Arcy went to the University of San Carlos and studied Political Science.  And just like Dr. Muccia Prada, who completed her Ph.D. in Political Science and established the luxury line of Prada, Arcy also got in touch with her artistic side and started her own fashion line.  However, it was not Prada that influenced Arcy.  Arcy was introduced to fashion and tailoring at a very young age by her mother, Madame Remedios Anacajas whom they dearly call Mama Eme.  Mama Eme was running a tailoring business back then.  It was called Arabel; named after Arcy and her sister Belma.  Ara from Araceli and Bel from Belma.  In those years, Arcy was fascinated by fabrics and was intrigued by how to manipulate the fabrics to come up with fashion-forward designs without compromising comfort and taste.


Arcy Gayatin (photo grabbed from Space Philippines Blog Spot)


After 37 years of creating haute couture pieces for the most fashionable personalities in the Philippines, Arcy Gayatin is now laying down her sketchpads and pens to rest.  As she enjoys her retirement, may be on a cruise to the Bahamas or a holiday to the Swiss Alps, Arcy Gayatin has left the fashion industry a legacy of elegant and edgy clothing ensembles that understand and define the shape of women; without compromising comfort and good taste.


Arcy Gayatin’s Pink Flamingo collection                                               Arcy Gayatin’s Sketch on a Terno


To salute the lady who brought Cebu fashion to the world, a retrospective exhibition of Arcy’s incomparable masterpieces can be seen today at Ayala Center Cebu’s The Gallery; curated by fashion editor and writer, Clint Holton Potestas, and interior and fashion designer, Jul Oliva.


BALANCE.  Arcy Gayatin is known for her perfect symmetrical lines when fabricating.  She knows how to balance edginess and class; understanding well the strength and the finesse of a woman.


RHYTHM.  Arcy’s expertise in draping and fabric manipulation can be seen in how she achieves rhythm between architectural lines and soft fabrics like silk and cashmere.


TEXTURE.  With her thorough knowledge on fabrics, Arcy Gayatin has achieved the perfection of fabrication by working on different types of fabrics and creating a single piece of art out of them. 


HARMONY.  The simplicity of the silhouette plus the intricacy of the details create a wonderful harmony, making Arcy Gayatin’s design a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.


The photos below show an up-close look at the intricacy and the exquisite craftsmanship of Arcy Gayatin’s fabrication techniques:


THE SPIDER WEB:  one of Arcy’s genius fabrication techniques.


MATCH and PATCH:  Arcy’s unique fabrication craft by patching layers of different types of lace and lace patterns


PLEATS: The perfection of symmetry in pleats on silk.


LA ROSE BLEUE:  U.P. student, Danielle Alessandra Deutsch, inspired by the artistry of Arcy Gayatin, designed this midnight blue dress.   The cabbage rose made from layers of silk organdy gave this evening ensemble a romantic appeal.

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