Shiseido, a global brand that creates continuous innovations in beauty by combining the most advanced human science with exquisite aesthetic elements is celebrating Women’s Month with series of events that will inspire women in bringing out their beauty from within. This year, Shiseido is holding its 2nd International Beauty Fair.

The Shiseido International Beauty Fair, which was established last year, is an institutionalized event that revolves around the theme of “empowering women through beauty”. The special activities that are exclusive to this event are:

• A masterclass makeup and skincare workshop conducted by Nakka, highly-trained beauty consultant that flew straight from Shiseido Japan and chief makeup artist Carmel Villongco where we learned the secrets in achieving flawless, healthy and glowing skin. They also discuss advanced, yet wearable, make-up techniques to enhance your natural beauty. As a bonus, Shiseido gave personalized course certificates to all attendees.

Chief Makeup Artist Carmel Villongco conducted a makeup demo and workshop using Shiseido's Spring makeup collection.

• Skincare analysis and consultation using Shiseido’s state-of-the-art skin diagnostic tools like Skin Visiom and Skin Sensor which instantly measures skin’s actual age (versus your real age), moisture level, melanin concentration, immunity of the skin and facial skin’s turn-over rate.

Ms. Naka Maeda, a seasoned beauty consultant from Osaka, analyzed my skin using their very own Shiseido app in her iPad.

1st step was to choose two of my major skin concerns

The app immediately came up with the suggested Shiseido products to target my skin dilemmas 

• Beauty Simulator that mirrors the state of your skin once you’ve started on the right skin care regimen plus it simulates a chosen makeup look using Shiseido’s newly-launched makeup collection without having to take out your makeup .

L: Bare skin; R: Simulated makeup looks Carmel chose for me. You can change the shades and even the intensity of the colors!

L: Brighter Spring shades; R: Natural neutral tones

• Complete Shiseido Makeover that includes eyebrow reshaping and personalized makeup tutorial that touches on balancing techniques specific to your face proportions.

Shiseido's beauty stylist in action

This is one of the few times I had my makeup done by another person. 

I chose a simple makeup look appropriate for a day meant for strolling at the mall. 

Thank you Marilyn for my Shiseido Spring makeup look!

If you want to have your makeover done by her, you can see her at Shiseido boutique in Century Mall, with a minimum spend of P5,000.

The Spring/Summer concept highlight for Shiseido is “Glowing Beauty” as they launch a slew of new products that aims to revive skin’s glow from within this season. 

Included in the list are Shiseido Bio-Performance Glow Revival Serum, Shiseido Glow Enhancing Primer, Shiseido The Makeup Perfecting Stick Concealers and a lot more. 

Aside from makeup, these are my three top skincare picks from their Spring launch: Ibuki Multi Solution Gel (a quick fixer for stressed skin), Perfect UV Protector Wet Force (better formulation that acts better when you're in water!), Vital Perfection White Circulator Serum (for those pesky acne scars and sun spots).

The 2015 International Beauty Fair will run in different malls within the metro this month:

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