The relationship women have with makeup has always been a mystery to us guys. We just can’t seem to fathom how women can put so much effort and cash into something they’ll just wash off within the day (unless they want to damage the skin they’re trying to make look better). It all just seems so ironic and confusing to us. Though, seeing how good, makeup artist, Instagram model, and painter Angela Martinez looks in these photos does provide a convincing argument to why makeup is worth all the hassle. Hopefully, she can help with our confusion.
When did you start doing makeup professionally?
"When I was just starting out, my sister Mandy (Martinez), as you probably already know since you guys featured her just last month along with Andrea (Beldua), is a photographer, would bring me to her shoots so I can do makeup on her models."
Do you remember your first makeup gig?
"Yes, uhm, it was okay, ha ha! It was a casual portrait shoot for one of her clients and, uhm, I think I’ve improved a lot from then, ha ha!"
Did they complain about anything?
"Oh no! She actually really liked it. But looking back at it now, I see a lot of things I could’ve done better. I could have used a lot less makeup for it since the model had really light skin and you could really see all the details and colors put onto her face, which was an unfamiliar experience for me, who’s used to doing makeup on darker, tanned skin women like my sisters and myself."
Most guys don’t really know much about makeup so we’re really curious about why some women are really into it.
"Well, for me, people use makeup to enhance certain features they want to highlight. Makeup is an art form and mode of expression for me. It also gives a lot of people confidence. I used to almost never go out if I didn’t have any makeup on, and now I don’t really mind going bare faced."
Do you think guys should be more knowledgeable about makeup?
"Yeah! When girls ask guys about how they look, they usually want to know what you guys really feel. Though sometimes, [girls] can be a bit “bipolar” and we just want you to say we look good but then we take it as, “Oh, so I only look good when I have makeup on? Is that it?!” So you usually want to feel out the situation before saying something, ha ha!"
Photographer Andrea Beldua Stylist Kristine Toribio Makeup Angela Martinez Hair Marie Tan
This story was originally published in the October 2017 issue of FHM Philippines. For more on this story, grab a copy of the magazine.
Minor edits were made by the FHM.com.ph editors.