Make way, it’s Queen Catriona Gray entering her makeup guru era ??
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is a woman of many titles. A role model, advocate, ultimate life goals and now, adding to the list is makeup artist! It’s a known fact that in the pageant world, you have to perfect your signature beat on your own as they usually don’t allow glam teams to join you for the stretch of the competition, particularly the preliminaries and coronation night.
For a perfectionist like Catriona though, even with life after the crown, she still loves a good ‘ol snatch, which she can do by herself. Fun fact: she did her makeup at the Miss U 2018 finals with only just a compact mirror and iPhone light! Her longtime makeup artist Jelly Eugenio, known for his precision, passion, and yes, that ✨plakado✨ face beat, shared their convo yesterday where he basically gave her a masterclass in a matter of minutes. For those in the know, he was also responsible for training Catriona before competing for the crown years back. So, this is like a refresher for the two, but much more conceptual. Peep their conversation below and learn a thing or two to get the beat down. (Meanwhile, we still can’t perfect our cat-eye ?)
It’s not the first time though as the duo’s been doing this for years, because when Queen Cat has engagements overseas or a beauty emergency, she can do things herself, with the guidance and final sign-off of Jelly, of course. In fact, the feline eyes and bold lip combination has slowly become her signature look and more queens have followed suit. A true trendsetter.
How do you even rock smokey eyes without looking like a raccoon? With a clean base, the key is to not overdo it and please, blend, blend, and blend all the way. Like what Jelly tells her, just follow your eye shape. He even drew a sample look via chat. And can we talk about how Catriona does it so quickly and perfectly, too?
And that’s how you do it, folks. Here, we echo Jelly Eugenio himself, “It’s so good.” Tens, tens, tens across the board!
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