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Saturday, May 07, 2016
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A very special face wardrobe is what we we have this month.On the heels of the first Face Wardrobe, I wanted to feature a polished look inspired by a woman whose role as a mother has made her a voice and an inspiration to many. Inspired by her role and experiences, she began her blog in 2013.  Since then it has grown into a platform that champions values and advocacies closest to her heart.Michelle Ressa-Aventajado known by most as the mom behind ...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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 This Face Wardrobe pairs a matte red lip with a flawless warmed complexion.  It may come as a surprise or not that the most frequently asked question I receive from Manila Clients is, "How do I wear red lips?"  It seems to be the greatest apprehension which consistently arises when conducting image consultations.As an image consultant (specializing in beauty), this was indeed a big surprise.  The color red when it comes to beauty is the quintessential ...

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Monday, October 05, 2015
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Last Sept. 29 Tuesday, I hosted a private event at Dior called Skin Wardrobing.  Taking off from last May's highly succesful Face Wardrobing, Skin Wardrobing is aimed mainly on the way we "dress" our skin with the right products in order to achieve the perfect canvas we desire.In the house of Dior,  Fashion and Beauty are inseperable.  Similar to couture Skincare and Make Up also require a certain savoire-faire on "dressing your face" with its own wardrobe. ...

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Monday, May 25, 2015
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Dior Presents Cristina Madara and the Face Wardrobe Last May 12, 2015, I had the amazing opportunity to share the Face Wardrobe in collaboration with Dior.  I have worked closely with the brand as a creative consultant since 2013 but this event truly marked the work and collaboration which working closely with the brand has produced. On a hot and otherwise intolerable summer afternoon in Manila, we gathered the country's most discerning beauty editors, ...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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Last March 28, 2015 I had the wonderful opportunity to share my beauty and image expertise to a younger audience than I usually cater to.  I was invited by Michelle Aventajado of www.mommainmanila.com to give an image and beauty workshop to young women or teens.  Athough this may have been the first time I have conducted  a workshop of the like, it has been a long time coming.  Since the beginning of my private image and beauty workshops, mom's have already ...

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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Welcome to Curated Beauty by CM  At the heart of my beauty philosophy and mission as am image consultant are products that are the tools that help us achieve different looks to fit our needs and lifestyles.  Products and tools are one of the three foundations in being able to successfully achieve any given look (whether natural or glam.)  So much of what I do as an image consultant, is to educate women on how to use tools and the proper products to ...

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Japan.  The country known as the "Land of the Rising Sun" and for its cuisine, fresh fish and intricate attentiont to detail (such as its art of flower arrangement the Ikebana), has always been a place of interest to me.  But living in North America in past years, it was always not in the intetnirary when I would come back to Asia because of the limited time frame I had. This past week I was able to finally make my way and this time not just in ...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Dear Friends, Welcome to my new home and improved website!It is with great joy that I share this better platform with you, after many months of labor and hardwork.  Celebrating this momentous occassion with me, I have been blessed to have worked with some of the most respected global beauty brands and we have collaborated in creating for you the first Curated Luxury Beauty Box in the Philippines.  Each of the items were meticously handpicked to represent ...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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Hello Beauties! These are the products I used in my Illamasqua Video for a defined pretty in pink look.  I used a mixture of high and low products to achieve this polished look.  My skin credits largely go to Illamasqua (both products largely very effeective for filming in HD). Face of the Video Products Used: Primer: Illamasqua Hydraveil Foundations: Illamasqua Skin Base in 10.5; Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation in RF 233 Concealer: Kanebo ...

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Sunday, May 18, 2014
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Good Afternoon Ladies & Gents, Face of the Video Products Used: Dior Dream Skin Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation in 233 Cle de Peau Concealer in Ocher Horglass Ambient Lighting Poweder in Diffused Light Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flash Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown Dior Rosy Tan Palette Dior Waterproof Kohl Liner in Noir Dior New Look Mascara in Black MAC MSF in Light Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 389 Kiss Me ...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Dear Friends, Streamlining my selection and collection of beauty has meant being able to share "one-of" limited edition pieces or a few of my recommended holy grail products which are not available in Manila that I have multiples of. Most products discounted off retail. So Take them while you can! All products especially in original packaging have never been used or barely. They will nevertheless be sanitized before purchase or shipping. For ...

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
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It was a bright crisp spring morning on the 28th of March, when I made my way to the heart of downtown San Francisco (Union Square), to meet with the Dior West Coast team in a private engagement arranged by Dior Philippines. I have been doing events and creative consulting for Dior Philippines since the last quarter of 2013 and my recent trip to the West Coast was an opportune time to have me experience and get a sneak peak of much of the upcoming ...

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Friday, January 17, 2014
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Last Saturday, 18th of January 2014, we held the second Dior Beauty Fitting Event at the Dior Beauty Flagship at Rustan’s Edsa Shangri-La.  In partnership with Dior Philippines, we once again conducted a Dior Private Beauty Fitting Event, which is a Private Personal Beauty consultation for clients from Skincare to Color (makeup). The goal of the event is in keeping with the brand’s philosophy  to allow women to best achieve a look that is in keeping ...

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