Rustan's Beauty Addict Event10:08 PM
My go-to place when I want to indulge with make up is Rustan's. If you've been reading my hauls in the past, you'd probably know by now that Rustan's carry most of the make up and skin care brands (Nars, Clarins, etc) that I ultimately love and use to death.
So imagine my delight when I got invited to the launch of Rustan's Beauty Addict card which entices all the beauty enthusiasts out there to shop for their favorite brands and get extra perks in doing so. Yes, for its second season, Rustan’s The Beauty Source upped the ante with Beauty Addict Masterpiece.
The city’s most glamorous women, including Phoemela Barranda, Mika Lagdameo Martinez, Iya Vilania, Bubbles Paraiso, Ruffa Gutierrez, CJ Jaravata, Alyanna Martinez, Maggie Wilson Consunji, Rissa Mananquil Trillo and Mariana Henud, gathered for an interactive evening with their favorite beauty brands: Chanel, Clarins, La Prairie, Sisley, Nars, Diptyque, Annick Goutal, Estee Lauder, Clinique, La Mer, Benefit, Bobbi Brown, Guerlain, Hermes, Murad, Perricone, Lancome, Mac, L’Occitane, and Acca Kappa, among others. Inspired by modern art, the event was dressed in intricate origami patterns and awash in bright pops of color—and the activities were just as creative! Makeup, skincare and fragrance counters allowed guests to get creative in expressing their love for all things beauty, regaling them with generous freebies, fabulous makeup sessions and relaxing treatments.
At Chanel, guests made their own palettes using yummy chocolate balls designed to look like the brand’ iconic pearl-shaped eyeshadows. Nail Polish brands, OPI and Deborah Lippmann, gave out free manicures and notepads, which they painted with their favorite shades. At L’Occitane, guests satisfied their sweet tooth with free cotton candy designed like artwork. Free makeovers were in full force with complementary glam sessions from Benefit and Estee Lauder and quick brow fixes at Bobbi Brown. Clarin’s literally combined beauty and brains with their All Time Must Haves Memory Game. Participants were challenged to match cards with images of Clarins products, in order to take home their coveted must-haves. On the other hand, Dermalogica offered a Speed Mapping Skin Analysis plus free samples based on one’s skin type. For fragrance fans, a generous bar was set up for endless testing of sultry scents from Acca Kappa, Diptyque, Annick Goutal, Rance, Montheme, Hierbas de Ibiza and Gendarme. When navigating the counters, some relaxing body pampering was also in order. Guests head over to La Mer for hand and arm indulgences using the brand’s opulent body cream.
Aside from collecting their own beauty look, guests were winded down to live music from DJ Badkiss, an eye-popping performance by dancers dressed in geometric-print costumes and refreshing drinks from Belvedere.
Everyone was also encouraged to do something beautiful for a worthy cause. Using lipstick, inspiring messages of hope were written on the Signed With Love freedom wall. For every note, Rustan’s donated a P300 pledge to ICanServe, a Philippine foundation of breast cancer survivors promoting early detection.