I’m Iya and I’ve been a full-time makeup artist since 2016. I also dabble in digital marketing and graphic design, but makeup artistry’s my bread and butter. ♡
I was born and raised in Metro Manila and I graduated with a Tourism Management degree from the University of the Philippines.
My initial career path was in Marketing, but after spending 4 years in the corporate world, I decided to take the leap and pursue a career in makeup artistry.
“…But I happen to love beauty, I love the way people look, and I love making women look beautiful.” – Bobbi Brown
In 2016, I enrolled in HD Makeup Studio & Academy’s ‘HD Beauty & Fashion Makeup Course” under internationally-trained hair & makeup artists, Sir Jeave Gabiana and Ms. Stephanie Chua-Sing.
After my formal makeup training, I had the privilege of apprenticing to celebrity makeup artist, Rick Calderon.
I’ve always been a proponent of natural-looking makeup. I lean towards using subtle and corrective makeup techniques instead of using makeup to drastically alter and transform the face.
The end goal is always to give my clients a fresher, more radiant version of themselves without looking unrecognizable.