Nikki Guevara is a stage actress, a singer, a TV personality, and just finished taking up makeup lessons in the Make Up For Ever Academy here, so just imagine the pressure on my shoulders when I was asked to do her makeup for this photoshoot. Oh yes, my shoulders were sore for an entire week after. Hahaha!
Kidding aside, Nikki was so much fun to talk to, as she was friendly, and we had our love for makeup as our common ground. She even brought with her a traincase full of droolworthy makeup ( at least she was more organized than I am! ) , and a Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual, that I really really love as well! As I was chatting with her, I kept on sensing that she looked familiar, until out of the blue, I just asked, “are you related to Carla Guevara?” She said, “Yes, she’s my sister!” No wonder, they looked so much alike ! I remember applauding over Carla Guevara-Laforteza’s performance in Avenue Q, and looks like Nikki is also going to steal the stage just like that soon!
For the photoshoot, we agreed that we wanted to channel a Kim Kardashian vibe on her – bold, sultry, sexy, and edgy. I made her eyebrows strong, ala Kim Kardashian, lined her eyes heavily with black eyeliner for more intensity, and put on Monave Multi-purpose Mineral in Envy ( a dark green shade ) on her outer V, and Monave Multi-Purpose Mineral in Gold on the bigger fraction of her lids. Cheeks were contoured heavily, and I used Monave Mineral Blush in Vintage Lace on a contouring motion as well to further sculpt her cheeks. Lips were kept in a pale pink shade – using her favorite pink lipstick, the MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick.
Well, what do you think? Well, I think she looks beautiful!
I am looking forward to see various writeups about her as she is going to be busy with plays soon – one, with The Wedding Singer, and another one, playing the lead, Princess Melissandre, in Sleeping Beauty! She’d also be starring in “Sugo,” which is going to be aired in GMA soon. Muy excited! Let’s all watch her shine!
Special thanks to Mark Ong for the superb photos!