Instead of having a lavish celebration, Liza Soberano opted to celebrate her coming of age by giving back: The young actress brought smiles to everyone at Gentle Hands, Inc. in Quezon City, Chosen Children Foundation in Cavite, Anawim (Home Of God’s Poor) Rizal, and ICanServe Foundation in Pasig. IMHO, her generosity makes this beauty even more gorgeous—a heart of gold trumps lovely features any day, yes?
But then this altruistic lady also happens to be one of the loveliest faces in Philippine entertainment today, and her signature elegant, fresh-faced beauty style has been the subject of many “get-the-look” efforts. In honor of her 18th birthday, we run down our favorite looks and learned straight from her makeup artist, Mickey See, the essentials you’ll need to channel the Dolce Amore star’s signature au naturel style:
Base Perfect. In every teleserye, TV guesting, movie, commercial, billboard, and magazine cover, Liza’s stunning complexion is always evident. This girl doesn’t need to pile on foundation because she’s already got flawless skin.
Great skincare is a must, and Mickey reveals Liza’s two staples: Moisturizer and primer with SPF. It’s important to invest in a moisturizer that suits your skin type, because smooth, supple skin is the best foundation of any makeup look—whatever you put on will look infinitely better if you have a nice complexion, and you actually won’t need to put on a lot anymore because you’ve got skin you’d love to flaunt. To help your makeup go on smoothly, minimize the appearance of pores, and make your makeup last longer, have a primer handy; note that it’s important that it has SPF because at this day and age, you really need all the sun protection you can get.
All in the Gaze. Liza can rock any type of eye makeup—from cat eyes and wing tips to bright-colored lids. She looks simply sophisticated when in subtle eye makeup, and transforms to a glam maven when in dramatic ones.
She has angelic eyes, and Mickey plays them up with liners and colorful smoky eye looks, but whatever hues and techniques he decides to use on her, lush, fluttery lashes are constants. An eyelash curler is a mainstay in Mickey’s makeup arsenal and in Liza’s beauty routine. Nicely curled lashes open up your peepers wonderfully, so even if it’s the only eye product you use, your eyes will surely be stare-worthy.
Brows On Fleek. That’s exactly how Liza’s eyebrows always are. They frame her face beautifully, no matter her chosen makeup look for the day. Hers are well-maintained, full, and feathery but still natural-looking—key elements of any on point brow game.
Mickey always uses clear eyebrow mascara to set Liza’s brows. Brushing your brows with clear mascara makes sure the other products you previously put on are evenly distributed and softens your look for a natural finish.
Power Pout. Liza leans towards neutral shades and pastel colors for her lips, which perfectly complement her ethereal, wholesome nature and image. Sometimes, she takes a daring step into the world of bold lip color, preferring bright reds and pinks.
Just like your skin, your lips also need to be well-taken care of and moisturized to make sure your lip color adheres well. Mickey always swipes lip balm on Liza’s lips to prep them for the other products he will put later on.
Make sure to have these must-haves in your kikay kit to look as fresh as Liza 24/7, but also don’t ever forget her other ultimate essential: A big heart—because nothing beats being beautiful inside and out.
READ: Cheat Sheet: Liza Soberano-Inspired Style Equations to Master this New Year
Photographs courtesy of Instagram.com/mickeysee / Images Jana Jimenez