Daily Archives: Feb 20, 2009

Exclusive Interview with Ongina from RuPaul’s Drag Race

Thanks to MAC Cosmetics, I got to interview my favorite contestant from RuPaul's Drag Race, the stunningly gorgeous and oh-so-funny Miss Ongina! Growing up in the Philippines, Ryan Palao, a.k.a. Ongina, was just a flamboyant little boy. When his family moved to the US, he was introduced to the idea of Halloween. Being completely fascinated by it, Ryan started dressing...

Backstage Makeup Breakdown: 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2009

Makeup artist Ayako working for NARS Cosmetics created a look with wispy lashes and translucent matte skin at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2009 show. The inspiration came from the mythical spirit of rock and roll, while the hair and makeup was created to emulate Tao Okamoto’s look, a Japanese model in Phillip Lim’s Fall 2009 collection. Fused together, Phillip...

Backstage Makeup Breakdown: Nanette Lepore Fall 2009

"The look uses shades of rose gold in a bohemian traveler sort of way," said MAC makeup artist Polly Osmond of the makeup that was spotted at the Nanette Lepore Fall 2009 show. To achieve the beautiful gilded look, Osmond applied shades of brown and rose gold on the eyes and left the cheeks slightly flushed and lips looking...