About the Artist
Nanan started experimenting with colors since he was twelve (12) years old. During high school at Xavier University
(Ateneo de Cagayan), he started honing his inherent love for makeup by being the official makeup stylist of various theatrical plays. In college, he revolutionized the looks of his co-members of
the university’s dance troupe (La Salle Dance Troupe) for various interschool dance competitions, concerts & performances.
The colors coming from him are what they call beyond colors. He believes that talents are born, not made. He sees beauty as a tool for physical enhancement and continue to believe that it still comes from within. Every person is beautiful and beauty spells the uniqueness in every person. Makeup will simply enhance the splendor of the person. Nanan have done several makeup stints, among which are the magazine covers for View and Celebrity Connect, fashion editorials for View, Chalk, You, Manila Bulletin and BusinessMirror, fashion shows & print advertising of Furla, Maldita, Mossimo, MSO, BNY Jeans, Logitech, Hoseki Jewelry Show, Promil, United Colors of Benetton, Nescafe, Unilever, Personal Collection & Citibank. Edgar Allan’s 25th Anniversary Show, Avel Bacudio Show, Face of Manila 1998 & 1999, 1st Metro Wave Summer Model Competition, Campus Face 2006, Ambush 2008 and Project Nanivon season one also owe the fantastic makeovers to his Midas touch.
When not doing anything, he loves to look at every person he sees or encounter inside the malls, in the church, in schools, or even at the stations of the Light Rail Transit. His mind works in a thousand and one ways on how can he possibly enhance the person’s looks. Where does he get his inspiration? He would name the phenomenal makeup stylist Kevin Aucoin, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown and Hollywood actresses Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Kate Bosworth, Drew Barrymore & Naomi Watts.
He further believes that each person is a masterpiece. Makeup is beyond physical beauty. No one can transform beauty; you just need to enhance the physicality of every person.