One peek at fashion and lifestyle content creator EJ Nacion's Instagram feed and you'll know that they aren't one to shy away from unapologetically showing off a variety of makeup looks, may it be from simple, sun-kissed makeup to bright and bold looks. That wasn't always the case, though.
EJ shares that there had been times when they were made to feel insecure about who they are and how they look. But through time, and with a little help from the creative freedom that makeup (and even fashion) allows us to have, EJ has gradually learned to embrace their identity and present who they are just as they want to, regardless of what others may say. "Time really makes you realize na, don't mind what other people will say. As long as you're happy and you're not hurting anyone, then you do you. Wala kang nilalait na ibang tao, go ka lang nang go," EJ shares.
In the Pride Month episode of Beauty & Ambition, EJ—who went from not being able to afford lipstick in high school to collaborating with a makeup giant on their popular lipstick line—shares their skincare routine and go-to makeup look while telling personal stories about how makeup helped them become more confident in expressing and staying true to their identity.
Watch the video here:
Products used in the video:
Celeteque Toner, P169, Available on Lazada
Kiehl's Vitaming C Serum, P3,900, Available on Lazada
LA MER Eye Cream, P13,850, Available on Rustan's
St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Moisturizer, P339, Available on Lazada
MAC Cosmetics Prep and Prime Fix Spray 100mL, P1,300, Available on Lazada
L.A Girl PRO Concealer Orange Corrector, P369, Available on Shopee
MAC Cosmetics Lightful C Foundation, P2,400, Available on Lazada
MAC Cosmetics 24-hour Smooth Wear Concealer, P1,450, Available on Lazada
MAC Cosmetics Extended Play Perm Me Up Lash Mascara, P1,500, Available on Lazada
Maybelline Fashion Brow Pencil, P149, Available on Shopee
MAC Cosmetics Eye Brows Big Boost Fibre Eyebrow Gel, P1,350, Available on Lazada
MAC Cosmetics Glow Play Blush, P1,950, Available on Lazada
Vice Cosmetics Aura Contour in "Confeeerm," P145, Available on Lazada
MAC Cosmetics Limited Edition Viva Glam Matte Lipstick in "VG26," P1,100, Available on Lazada
MAC Cosmetics Hint of Colour Lip Oil, P1,300, Available on Lazada
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