As Amor Powers on Pangako Sa’Yo, Jodi Sta. Maria oozes glamour and power in her lavish ensembles and rich makeup—catch her off cam, though, and you’ll see how equally good she looks in all things casual and laidback. For their Personal Style Issue this August, Metro was able to marry these two different worlds in the look they created for her: In a dress from Jerome Salaya Ang’s most recent Philippine Fashion Week collection, paired with glowing skin, full brows, and beautifully undone hair, Jodi is cool chic personified.
“We got inspiration from the latest trends which showed a lot of glowing, breathing skin with very subtle contouring, but at the same time we want to show the structure of her face because she’s really so pretty,” says Charmagne Garcia-Laconico, Metro’s Senior Beauty Editor and Editor-at-Large. “We wanted it to look unpretty, for a change—not the usual sweet, tweetums makeup you see on celebrities, and we also wanted to turn her casual personal style into a glam version without making it look overly done.”
To look as fresh and modern as Jodi, take note of these three ultimate musts, according to Charmagne:
Fuller eyebrows. “Full brows equal youthful brows: The fuller your brows are, the younger you look. It shouldn’t look drawn though so fill it up but don’t exaggerate. Invest in a good brow tamer, brow gel, or brow mascara—brush up the strands of hair so it will look more natural.”
Subtle contouring. “Severe contouring makes you age. You want to look younger, richer, so you combine subtle contouring with highlighting,” she adds. “For the bronzer blush, you want something that looks natural so you lightly sweep bronzer blush across your face from the top of your left cheek all across your nose up to the top of your other cheek.”
Nude lipstick. It used to be associated with mature looks, but with the new technology and balmy nature of today’s lipsticks, nudes are your best bet if you want to look younger and fresher. “Go for something that’s not too pale and not too lilac-pinkish, but a caramel kind of nude,” notes Charmagne.
Cover photograph by Paolo Pineda, makeup by Albert Kurniawan for NARS, hair by Jay Wee, Creative Director Rex Atienza, and Fashion Editor Eldzs Mejia.
Read more about a more powerful Jodi in Metro's August Issue. Metro is available in bookstores and on newsstands for P150. Like Metro on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Metro.Magazine) and follow Metro on Twitter and Instagram (@MetroMagPH). #MetroLovesJodi #MetroMagPH