Friday, January 16, 2015

Portfolio: Christmas 2014 Shoot (A Closer Look)

Back in November 2014 I planned a little photo shoot with the concept of Christmas I've always wanted to do looks for the Holiday season and I had much time on my hands this was also made possible by our photographer Sir Gio Pesodas of Mangga Studio Cebu and my beautiful models Nina, Naomie, and Chad who are cousins apparently modeling and pretty faces run in their blood. I want to show you more photos and also list down the makeup I use for the shoot I use very specific makeup during shoots because I have to take note of the flash and lighting.

 I do the models hair and makeup, style the look if I provide the clothes and accessories and make the props and decorations for the set like the gifts and signs. 

Chad, Nina Maey, and Naomie Lee

Model: Chad
Dress and Shoes: Models Own
Necklace: Forever 21

Model: Nina Maey
Dress and Shoes: Models Own
Earrings: SM Department Store

Model: Namoie Lee
Shoes: Models Own
Earrings: WWW (SM Department Store)
Headband: Follie

Products Used:
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser

Revlon Photo Ready
Loreal True Match

Contour and Highlight:
Fluff Contour Kit (SumWear Co)
MAC Bronzer "Solar Riche"
San San HD Concealer

San San Two way cake #3
San San Two way cake #2

Second Love Eyebrow Compact #2
Pinkies Collection Eye brow Cake #3

LA Girl Pro Primer
Smashbox Sudio Pop Eye Palette
MAC Pigment "Tan"
MAC Pigment "Whisper of Pink"
MAC Pigment "Heritage Rouge"
Avon Black eyeliner pencil
Maybelline Hyper Curl Mascara
Jazzy Collection Eyelash Glue

And a lip palette I made I can remember what I mixed. 

Photographer: Sir Gio Pesodas
Location: Mangga Studio Cebu
Models: Chad, Nina, Naomie
HAir and Makeup by: Yours truly Steph G

Every shoot and job is a new learning experience for me and attending makeup school really helped me in this shoot because I did the looks quicker and I was more organized. I should have made more decorations because the set is so big and white and I think the ones we had didn't quite fill up the space so next time I need to prepare more props and decor. Thank you to my models and awesome photographer for always helping make my visions into reality.

Thank you for reading!
Take care!

With much love,


  1. nice;)!



  2. Aww you're so good on what you do Steph! I would definitely contact you when I need your magical hands to make me beautiful! Haha :)

    Janine | Lime & Life

  3. Wow ,stunning! Love it :)

    Happy Saturday!

  4. Cute dresses!

  5. Ahh, they look lovely. xx


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  7. I love the pictures! :) Agree though that it could use more background decor, but still, they look really nice as they are :)

    May Maybelline Baby Skin na primer pala! I'll look for it! :)

  8. Wow great job! :) I love it~

  9. Cute blue dress :) M&MFASHIONBITES

  10. fun idea for a shoot, good that you got to organise it for some practice :)

    Away From The Blue

  11. Awesome job as always Stephy!!!! models looked so pretty!!!!

    love lots,

  12. Wow! You really have amazing skills. All of them look so pretty. :)

    The Pink Lemonade Girl

  13. ooo all of them are so so pretty, did they use these photos for an ad cause it surely looks like one :)
    i think minimal background worked naman nag-pop out lalo ung pretty-ness ng models :)