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This Is The Makeup Mistake Gretchen Ho Wished She Didn't Make

"Thinking that having thick makeup is good," Gretchen Ho says of the beauty mistake she would make back when she was younger and didn't know better. "When you’re starting out with makeup, usually kinakapalan for some reason. I would always have thick makeup, and people would always tell me, ‘Alam mo, mas gusto kita na walang makeup or super nipis lang.'"

When this star athlete ventured into showbiz, specifically in TV hosting, she was exposed to beauty tricks that work for the industry she's dabbling in, and she later realized that thicker isn't always better.     

She adds, "‘Yung inaral ko ‘yung how to do my own makeup, okay na pala ‘yung thin makeup. What’s better is I look like myself; I don’t look like somebody else."


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Gretchen Ho also tells Metro.Style that as she learned more and more about makeup, she became particular about her foundation, because as it name implies, it is the base of one's overall makeup. And if the foundation isn't good, then it could ruin the whole look. When she's on cam or at events, she goes for full-on makeup, but come weekends, she limits her cosmetics to just foundation and powder, to give her face some rest and still look fresh.

Recently, Gretchen was launched as the ambassadress of Céleteque DermoCosmetics, a collection of key makeup products—such as primer, liquid foundation, and powder—that combines the benefits of skincare and makeup. For someone as busy as Gretchen, who always needs to look well put together for work, these products help keep her fresh all day.



Included in the collection are the following:

24-Hour Photoready Matte Primer (Php 375): Not only does this minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, it also helps reduce shine for a long-lasting makeup wear with its silky and weightless formula that glides flawlessly onto your skin.

24-Hour Photoready Liquid Foundation (Php 450): Conceal blemishes and even your skin tone with this long-lasting foundation that also lightens skin and visibly irons out wrinkles with consistent use overtime. It also helps give extra hydration, for a more supple and extra smooth skin.

Dual CC Matte Powder (Php 399): Control oil in your face and achieve lighter, younger looking skin with this powder that gives a 12-hour matte and light finish. It contains minerals that hydrate and nourish skin for that healthy, youthful glow.

CC Micro-Hydrating Powder (Php 499): This product protects your skin from the harmful rays of the sun and keeps your skin radiant and well-hydrated. This sunscreen and powder in one features an auto grinding technology to make blending easy and even out all blemishes.