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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



Janine Taylor, June Alegrado, Jackie Lotzof, Frances Siao, Ina Ronquillo and Christine Pelaez

The NUSTAR Ballroom, a magnificent venue at the NUSTAR Resort and Casino in Cebu, sets the stage for last night’s first-ever NUSTAR Ball.

Black was the color of night at the Zee table.

Glamorous guests from Manila and Cebu converged at the NUSTAR Ballroom, an exquisite venue within the NUSTAR Resort and Casino in Cebu. The evening unfolded with a seated 5-course dinner. The opulent feast started with Beetroot Salmon Gravlax, adorned with caper berries, caviar, set with delicate edible flowers; and a main course of Compressed Pork Belly with Crackling Skin and Baby Scallops. Another highlight was the auction of coveted items like Dior and YSL handbags, a limited-edition Bulgari watch, and an exclusive 2-night stay in Nustar’s opulent 3-bedroom villa—complete with a private pool and a dedicated butler. The charity evening benefited the Cameleon Association, an NGO based in Iloilo City created in 1997 that developed a global approach to act on the causes and effects of sexual violence against children.

Nora Sol, Beth Go, Frances Siao and Marylou Ong

Ina Ronquillo, Maryanne Aboitiz and Jackie Lotzof

Designers Jun Escario and Philip Rodriguez

Philip Rodriguez with NUSTAR Malls two power ladies: May Adolfo and Joanna Salazar

Lana Osmeña with Mariquita Yeung

PJ Castillo and Kaye Abad with Cary Santiago

Drew Sarmiento with LV Manager Adrian Decuigan

Cary Santiago with Eva Gullas

Manila socialites Julie Boschi and Ching Cruz with June Alegrado

It was a night of elegance, luxury, and unforgettable memories as ladies in long gowns and gentlemen in black ties danced the night away.


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May 10 – Cebu City  |  Step inside a world of opulence where gold shimmers and diamonds sparkle. BVLGARI, the renowned Italian luxury brand, is celebrated for its exquisite gemstone jewelry, thin watches, perfumes, and leather goods. With a legacy dating back to 1884, BVLGARI has become synonymous with elegance and craftsmanship. The newest BVLGARI boutique opened last week at the sparkling The Mall at Nustar Resort and Casino, fast becoming the shopping destination for discerning consumers.

Eva Gullas, Jeffrey Hang, Jaja Chiongbian-Rama and Butch Carungay

Jeffrey Hang, BVLGARI’s Regional Marketing Director for South East Asia, flew in from Singapore to welcome guests. “We are happy to unveil BVLGARI to the Cebu market. This is the company’s 140th year, and BVLGARI celebrates this landmark with the Aeterna High Jewelry Collection in Rome this coming May 20, attended by all our global ambassadors like Zendaya and Black Pink” Jeffrey shares with us. The collection will be available in SE Asia later in the year and in the Philippines at the end of the year.

Leading the ribbon cutting was Joseph Muñoz (commercial director of Bulgari Philippines, Jeffry Hang (regional marketing director of Bulgari South East Asian operations, Pia Wurtzbach-Jauncey (Bulgari Ambasadress and Ms. Universe 2015), Allan Teo (chief operating officer of NUSTAR Resort and Casino and May Adolfo (mall director of NUSTAR Cebu).

Pia Wurtzbach-Jauncey, BVLGARI’s local Ambasadress and Ms. Universe 2015

Sheila Osmeña-Go and Jaja Chiongbian-Rama

Spotted at the event was Joseph Muñoz, Commercial Director of Bulgari Philippines escorting Pia Wurtzbach-Jauncey, BVLGARI’s local Ambasadress and Ms. Universe 2015, Allan Teo, Chief Operating Officer of NUSTAR Resort and Casino, Howard Go, Summit Media’s CEO and his wife, Cebuana Sheila Osmeña-Go as well as some of Cebu’s young fashionable set like Claudia Bezza Yeung, Marjay Ramirez, and Danessa Onglatco.

 Cebu’s Fashionable Set

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The Qipao As Interpreted by Innovative Filipino Designers: PHILIP RODRIGUEZ

The Qipao, an iconic symbol of Chinese fashion, takes center stage as we celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Wood Dragon. This singular closely-fitted garment crafted from the most opulent silks originated in 1920’s Shanghai. ZEE fashion editor Oj Hofer, has sought the creative insights of some of the Philippines’ most innovative designers for their interpretation of the elegant Qipao, also known as Cheongsam.

Cebu’s esteemed designer, Philip Rodriguez, pays homage to imperial attire with this stunning yellow silk brocade qipao. While adhering to the traditional cheongsam silhouette, Rodriguez infuses a touch of sensuality by incorporating see-through silk tulle panels along the waistline. Known for his timeless designs and culturally respectful creations, Rodriguez’s attention to detail is unparalleled. His embellishments are intricate and exquisite, showcasing impeccable taste and luxurious design without veering into ostentation. Take, for instance, his cheongsam for the Year of the Dragon. While it may seem daring compared to traditional sensibilities, Rodriguez maintains elegance by delicately veiling the wearer’s skin with sheer tulle on the cutout side panels. The front slit of the dress is cautiously calculated to strike the perfect balance between modesty and allure “I design for women who possess sophistication beyond their years, “ Philip emphasizes. “My clothes are crafted to evoke a sense of beauty and allure, leaving her feeling exquisite and confident.” As a seasoned designer, Rodriguez consistently achieves harmony in his designs. His qipao for 2024 seamlessly blends elements of royalty and sensuality, luxury and practicality, reflecting his mastery of the craft and his ability to create pieces that are truly elegant and well-balance.

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