See All Of The 100 Makeup Looks Mark Qua Made For Mariel Padilla!
We all know for a fact that behind every show-stopping celebrity look, there’s always a makeup artist who put major skill, time, and effort into making the magic happen. Whether its for a red carpet, a concert, or an awards ceremony, celebrities always call for the help of a professional for flawless,detailed, and long-lasting, makeup application.
Not only are they a great help to the various actresses, singers and models that tap them for events, but they’re also a great source of beauty inspiration, product tips and tricks, and a great indicator for makeup trends to
In the local beauty biz, definitely one of the go-to makeup artist of celebrities is Mark Qua. Elisse Joson, Mariel Padilla, Rufa Mae Quinto, K Brosas, and Vice Ganda are all regulars under Qua’s magical hands. Lit-from-within beauty looks are most definitely his specialty, and his concentrated approach to skincare before applying makeup is awe-inspiring—and likely one of the reasons why all her clients have radiant complexions when we see them on camera.
If you’re an avid follower of Mark Qua, you’ve probably also noticed that he has been doing a series of looks for It’s Showtime host Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla. He calls it the #RoadTo100LooksOfMariel. It’s pretty inspiring—imagine creating 100 totally different beauty looks (no repeats!) for Mariel. Here’s a look at every single one of them. Trust us, it's worth the clicks!
Enough of us teasing! For more details on how he started this series and how he didn't run out of ideas, check out this exclusive interview that we did with him:
Metro.Style: When was the first time you worked with Mariel and how was it like?
Mark Qua: The first time I worked with Mariel was in It’s Showtime. She was a guest hurado, then she asked Mickey See if she can use me as her makeup artist. That’s where it all started.
MS: What do you love the most about working with her?
MQ: One great thing that I admire the most with Mariel is that she really has this confidence that not all artists have. She carries every makeup look so well na kahit ano pang gawin ko sa kanya kaya niyang dalhin. Nakakagana as an artist kasi ‘yun nga, she can carry anything that you do with confidence. Kaya ko naisip ‘yung 100 looks because I believe kaya ng face niya and paninindigan niya na kahit anong gawin mo "maganda ako." Hahaha! May ganun siyang aura.
MS: How did the #RoadTo100LooksOfMariel start? How did you not run out of ideas for this series?
MQ: As a makeup artist, it would be a great practice for my skills, and at the same time it’s a good practice to perfect my muse from any given angle. Ibig sabihin sa way na ‘to malalaman ko at mas makikilala ko ‘yung mukha ng muse ko, kung ano ang pangit at maganda sa kanya. And the limitations of looks for her, malalaman ko hanggang sa alam na alam ko na din ang mukha niya kahit nakapikit pa ako.
Hindi naman ako nauubusan pa so far. I practice everyday, I research before I sleep everyday ng kung ano pa pwede, ano pa ‘di ko nagagawa.
MS: What are your beauty inspirations for Mariel?
MQ: Basta laging glowing skin lang then the rest will follow.
MS: What are your makeup tips for daily glam looks?
MQ: For daily glam look, keep in mind na dapat ‘pag tinignan ka ng tao magagandahan parin sila sa’yo. Kahit super glam pa ‘yan sa tanghaling tapat, basta maganda siya, ‘yun yung major tip ko for making each look.
Lead photos from Mark Qua