Even while she’s stuck at home during the current Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ) period, Chienna Filomeno surprisingly discovers a lot about herself and life in general. She learned to experiment in the kitchen and love reading, for instance; all the while helping the government meet the needs of her kababayans by joining in her parents’ initiative to distribute relief goods. Part of her daily routine also includes exchanging inspiring messages and catching up with her Love Thy Woman co-stars.
More importantly, the actress makes time to nourish a healthier lifestyle aka self-care practice. Chie – as how friends call her – doesn’t push herself too hard with dieting to the point of starving herself. The most important thing is she maintains a clean eating habit and keeps it balanced with a consistent workout routine.
A skincare ritual is beneficial and rewarding, too. Chienna has one important reminder to girls out there – there is no one-size-fits-all skincare solution. She points out that basically, what worked for someone else won’t automatically give you effective result since we all have different skin types. “It’s quite a trial-and-error process,” she says. But, if you need a guide, Chienna shares the skin secrets and makeup routine that works wonders for her. So, know better by following her steps and tips on creating the freshest everyday makeup look!
Chienna swears by the effects of applying a good moisturizer before everything else. It does not only hydrates and smoothens the face’s surface but also helps the makeup to stay on longer. Be sure to apply the moisturizer in upward motions to avoid sagging of the skin. And don’t neglect the neck area.
Then, off to your trusted foundation! But, for girls like Chienna who prefers lightweight products, you may ditch the foundation for tinted moisturizer especially if you’re aiming for a fresh-faced glow. Apply upwards using a brush. Hide blemishes using a concealer. Set with powder in tapping motions.
For contouring, Chienna prefers a cream palette over powdered ones for a more natural finish. “The key to a good contour is blending,” she adds. This makeup trick is used to emphasize certain parts of the face like the jawline, for Chienna’s case.
Time to open up those beautiful peepers! Chienna’s tip for popping eyes is to apply eyeshadow on the lower lids. Proceed to the brows using your favorite product. For Chienna, she prefers a felt-tip eyebrow pen because of its buildable pigmentation. You can go light or dark depending on your mood.
For longer lashes, follow Chienna’s proven hack – heat the eyelash curler first using a hair dryer, then, apply water-proof mascara.
Choose a pinkish blush for a fresh and sun-kissed glow.
To achieve a glass skin look, highlighter is the best tool. You may dab a little on the inner corner of the eye to make it appear more awake; and on the cupid’s bow for a naturally pouty lips. Take that as a cue to proceed to your pouters.
Prep your lips by applying lip balm. Then, take a nude lip liner and trace the corners of the lips before wearing your no-fail lipstick shade. Dab the lipstick and diffuse the color using a brush. Lastly, lock the look with a setting spray. Voila!
Bonus tip: Chienna swears by the whitening power of calamansi. She uses the trick to brighten her underarms and other dark areas of the body, as what she learned from her mom.
If you wish to copy Chienna’s look and know the products she uses, she’s only a tweet away! She’ll be ready to answer your queries along with her six adorable dogs keeping her company.