Behind almost every dolled up face of an artista is the makeup artist or MUA who made it possible. With keen eyes for beauty, careful hands for application, and a relentless passion for cosmetics, he or she can transform one from basically bare to flawlessly fabulous in minutes.
Here, we shine our ringlight on the work of the ever-talented and in-demand Eman de Leon—whose makeup gigs include hit shows X Factor Philippines, Pinoy Big Brother, and now The Voice Teens. The freelancer is well-trained, having studied in the prestigious International Beauty Institute in Hong Kong and Center For Aesthetic Studies in Makati. His flair for beauty landed him a long list of clients that are, unsurprisingly, some of the hottest, upcoming stars to date.
In this photo, you can see him grooming May May Entrata’s eyebrows so that they stay on fleek. He also played up her beauty look with some cat flick eyeliner, subtle cheek tint and a pink lip.
Leave it to this makeup guru to ensure guys like Maymay’s fellow PBB housemate, Edward Barber, are always #phresh even when they’re out in the blistering heat.
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Eman doesn’t just do faces. He also stroke that brush on his clients’ bods (especially if they’re about to walk half naked in front of hundreds of people)! Here, he is spraying fake tans to two smokin' hot showbiz hunks: Kirst Viray and Miko Raval. #PerksOfBeingAMUA
Sometimes it takes hours to finish a shoot. Hence, makeup retouches are crucial so that the models don’t appear haggard on cam. This is where MUAs like Eman come in; you can see him applying under eye setting powder on Chinito cutie Enchong Dee.
For her 18th birthday, Kisses Delavin also got Eman to do her face. Eman here highlighted the PBB star's naturally beautiful features with barely-there techniques: a shine-free base, curled lashes, light blush, and a lippie similar to her true shade.
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Now you know the man behind Maris Racal’s stellar look for the #MetroxStarMagic 25 collab! Here she’s seen relaxing on the makeup chair as Eman works his magic.
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Photograph from Instagram.com/emandeleonmakeup