Just a few minutes away from my place in Makati, is the first pro makeup artist go-to “secret” that my friends told me about. Formerly called Media Makeup, Proface Palettes and Pigments is tucked away in the G/F Unit of 102 Evekal Building, 855 Antonio Arnaiz Avenue, (Beside Export Bank) Legaspi Village, Makati City.
The professional brands any artist needs to create the best results available at Proface (for short) include Ben Nye, Face to Face /Makeup International -set up 25 years ago by internationally recognized and awarded makeup artist Walter Schneiderman, “developing and supplying cosmetics to meet the ever exacting standards of the professional media industries”. Also available –Temptu and TSZ Airbrush Makeup (the first airbrush technology and brand brought into the Asian market in Taiwan by the TSZ sisters, pronounced like the “ts” in “its”) equipment and supplies. TSZ is also available at Belle and Cat and is distributed by Makeup Artist, Denise Go at ProMakeup Central Manila- along with other professional brands, contact numbers: 09189285850 09173207500. ProMakeup Central delivers free in MM for purchases worth P3,500 or more!). Pick up a bottle of Beauty So Clean -wipes and spray (the world’s first makeup sanitizer, which I use to keep my kits and products clean and longer lasting) and they are the exclusive distributor of Taz Merah kits and bags. (Taz Merah also offers private label services as well as makeup kits, chairs, lighted mirrors and equipments under their Brand). Find brush aprons and holders, transparent totes and set bags, organizers, sets of lashes at p650 per box of 10, empty palettes (Japonesque, Make Up For Ever and others), hair pins, Special FX starter kits for in-kit FX like aging, gashes, bruises and cuts at P5,200 and prosthetics by Proface.
There’s even a makeup station that new and veteran Makeup Artists alike can use for their clients or just to practice and hone their skills for just P300 per hour, including use of the professional cosmetic palettes and products available there!
I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting the owner and makeup artist, Ms Jennie Delica, who is currently working on the set of the latest Bourne Legacy movie filming in Manila. Yes, she gets up close and personal to those handsome beings(!) But if I had any questions or needed help, the friendly Ms Lina Marcelino, seen in the picture (above) is always around to ask.
Contact the store Cell. 0920 417 2340/0949 162 7607 and pop in to shop for yourself.
See you again soon, Ms Lina!