Laila is a highly trained, Manila and Chicago based Makeup Artist. Her love of art and makeup started when she was 18, and in 2010 at 19 her passion blossomed into a career. She took her talent and love for the art of beauty brought her artwork to life through makeup artistry.
Laila describes makeup artistry as “painting on living canvas” she explains, “every canvas (face of a client/model) is different. Whether that be in shape, color, texture, etc. each canvas has a vision, an opinion, and a story. Each must be specially prepped and painted to create a customized and flawless application. The makeup products are my mediums, artfully layered and blended to achieve the desired effect. In makeup artistry, no canvas is exactly like another. No face is exactly like another. That is what makes it so beautiful and exciting.”
Laila has worked on a variety of different artistry styles whether commercial, print, editorial, high fashion and beauty and 2010 was when got her big break when she started working with PULP Magazine and getting published internationally. She also has the heart of teaching women how to apply makeup and how to gain a greater understanding of how they can enhance their total personality. For that reason, she started blogging since 2012.
Laila spent over 9 years refining her skills and broadening her makeup experiences through different work experiences. Now 28 years old She completed a rigorous, comprehensive certification makeup-artistry training program in Chicago and continued to acquire education on current makeup trends, techniques, and latest product knowledge. Laila in 2012 left PULP, to expand her career as a freelance Makeup Artist, and to be able to better accommodate her growing clientele.
Laila has worked with many talented photographers, Dookie Ducay, and Mark Nicdao to name a few, and agency represented models such as Elite Model Management, Mercator and more. Her work has been featured in Status Magazine, Preview Magazine, Illustrado Magazine, Explore Magazine, éGalité online Magazine, HUFF Magazine, Startyle PH, Inside Showbiz, as well as online with PreviewPH, StartstylePH, ABSCBN Online, Elements Magazine. She also worked as a Head Hair and Make-up Artist in Bigfoot Entertainment Studios show Design Genuis (Season 2) which aired internationally last December 2014. She worked with young celebrities namely Ylona Garcia, Gabbi Garcia, Maris Racal, Juliana Gomez and Mariel Rodriguez to name a few. She is also making a name for herself in the Bridal makeup industry, creating beautifully timeless looks for her brides and wedding parties while utilizing her skills with traditional makeup and airbrushing.
Today Laila is working as an Affiliate Makeup Artist for Laura Mercier Philippines, Laila traveled to various locations across Manila, supporting brand events and conducting makeup workshops to fellow artists and clients, working passionately to create exquisite makeup looks on faces everywhere and helping her clients to feel confident and look their best!