Hi, everyone! I hope you guys appreciate my final piece for the FACE AWARDS PH TOP 6 CHALLENGE: ROYALTY ♛
If you're interested in the message and ideology of this video, please read below. :)
I'm dedicating this final piece to my family and to those who have supported me all the way. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for everyone who believed in me. I made sure to give it my all for this final round. It was tough and super challenging but I really enjoyed the entire process. This competition brought out the best in me. It also helped me discover who I really am. But I also wanted to tell everyone a message that is close to my heart. But first, a short story about me. :)
Growing up, I had been very timid girl; I remember walking with my face down because I was thinking that my face was too big and I also didn't feel very confident with how I looked. But I discovered makeup! I learned how to apply contour and how to use (often colorful) eyeshadow, and then my confidence started growing bit by bit! It helped me feel better looking into the mirror, and helped me get out of bed in the mornings on more difficult days. I studied and dabbled in more things makeup Youtube videos, and started to see it not just as a way to hide my imperfections, but also as a way to express myself. Before I knew it, I was subscribed to hundreds of makeup gurus! Before I knew it, I was a happier me.
But comments and labels started coming in, both online and offline. "Fake." "False advertising." "Self-absorbed." It wasn't just directed at me, it was directed to everyone I had learned makeup from; everyone who loved to wear and use it. All these talented people were made to feel bad or guilty for wearing or enjoying makeup. And I didn't think that was okay. And this is why I wanted to reach out to everyone with this message. Little by little, let's stop makeup shaming. Let's all work in stopping ourselves from judging other people based solely on how they look.
Makeup is fun! Playing with colors help bring out the different facets of your personality and moods. It's an art form! Applying makeup is not easy; it takes a lot of skill, talent and hardwork to perfect it. If you use it as a confidence boost like I do, then there is nothing wrong with that. In the end, it's our choice if we put something on our faces and bodies. Continue doing what you love. We are the kings and queens of our own selves.
When the theme of the challenge was announced, I knew what look I would be going with. I've always loved the Rococo art movement: all the pastel colors, the bows, the frills, the puffiness!!!! One of the fashion collections I drew and sewn was modeled after Rococo (in fact, I'm wearing one of the dresses I made for that collection in this video).
Baroque, the beautiful art movement before Rococo, was one that was built on symmetry and strict regulations; it was also often depicted in dark colors and themes. I loved how Rococo was a reaction to break free from that. Different, yet persistently beautiful. Rococo changed into something more flowing, peaceful, colorful and free. And in this world that is filled with so much judgement, we can definitely use the occasional Rococo-ness. :)
If you think I deserve to win this competition, then please vote for me. It would mean a lot to me if you guys could help me again. Voting is only from June 22nd to the 23rd. Thank you so much!
HERE'S HOW YOU VOTE:
Step 1: Log into https://faceawards.nyxcosmetics.com.ph/
Step 2: Find Trisha Denise Montero's entry, then click on the Vote button.
Step 3: Click the Login with Facebook, then the Continue button.
Step 4. Click vote! (Maximum number of votes per day per account is 3)
Thank you so much!!!
--------------------♛ CREDITS ♛--------------------
Video by: Biin Sanchaze & Mark Doinog of Glidesfilm
Edit, Costume & Accessories by: Yours truly, Trisha Montero
Contact lens from: Gwyshop
Wig styling by my bestfriend: Franzel Singcol
Special thanks to:
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