MAC Cebu's Grand Opening and Glitter & Ice Collection Launch

MAC at Rustan's Ayala Center Cebu

I was ecstatic at the thought that I'd be seeing Cebu again. For me, Cebu is such an ideal city with it having the tranquil feel of a province but also the fun and liveliness of a city. Seeing mountains everyday and fresh air while I still get my shopping fix at the nearby malls is heaven! Cebu for me is like no other...

What's great is that I came back to Cebu to witness the official opening of MAC Cebu located at Rustan's, Ayala Center and the launch of the Holiday collection for 2011, Glitter and Ice!

But I'm not new to the Glitter and Ice Collection. :) My best friend, Cam, gave me her early Christmas gift that consisted of MAC Ruby Woo, Half n Half and she surprised me with the latest Glitter and Ice Collection lipstick, Soft Sable! :)

And when I got to Marriott Hotel Cebu, situated just beside Ayala Center, there were more gifts waiting for us! It's the best hotel if you want to be close to the biggest mall in the city... and of course, to the MAC Store!

It took a lot of effort not to hop to the bed and take out all the goodies from the bag!

I sorta... did! Hehehe!

The packaging of the Glitter and Ice Collection immediately got to me. I love anything white and I'm so happy to have these babies with me!

And look, more Giftables from MAC

Khymm and Raine, beauty bloggers turned MAC Makeup Artists! Congratulations, ladies!

Raine prettifying a client. :)

Raine retouching Sophie makeup. :) How cute, right? Both of them are soo pretty!

I love the recreation of the campaign for MAC Glitter and Ice Collection that MAC Cebu prepared for everyone! They had figure sklaters in rollerblades impressing mall patrons and it caused quite a crowd at the busy Ayala Mall.

Makeup demo of course is a part of the show, where Owen Sarmiento made a demonstration of daytime to night time look using really wearable colors from MAC Glitter and Ice Collection. He also noted that ingredients used from MAC Collection have biominerals that are great for the skin. :)

the famous beauty blogger Khymm of Cebu, now turned makeup artist for MAC finds fulfillment in this new endeavor! It's always been her dream to do this and she couldn't be happier.

Sophie stole the spotlight that night, earning raves for her fabulous makeup as much Jigs stole the show with lots of fans wanting to have their pictures taken with him.

Sophie of the and September of Philippine Star and Garage! Just look out those two megawatt smile! The launch really got to us and increase in endorphin was happening to everyone.

Hollie of and makeup artist and proprietor of Dollface, Pearl!
These two girls are love. Ever so sweet!

Hollie, Janah, and Eden

Raine for MAC, Christine Roa, Khymm, Hollie and I!

With Sophie are Christine, Khymm, Hollie and Raine.

Sophie and I with Cebu beauty Bloggers and MAC Makeup Artists.

I'm on sugar high by this time... How did I get so lucky to have been in Cebu, witness this successful launch and meet these wonderful ladies!

The beautiful Kelly Misa for Philippine Daily Inquirer and Celebrity Makeup Artist, Jigs Mayuga!

Me with September! Estee Lauder brands have a way of getting us both together! :)

Fangirl Sophie with her favorite host and model, Kelly Misa. :)

"Stolen" shot of Sophie of me looking at some of my favorite lispticks from MAC. I stocked on Lady Danger. Thanks to Jigs for the recommendation.

Ridge, 1/3 of the MAC Cebu Makeup Artists is only 19 years old. He reminds of Kurt in Glee. He's so skilled at color artistry and he knows MAC inside and out. Look for him when you visit MAC Cebu!

MAC pigments are love!! :)

Me trying on one of MAC's Giftables Ice Parade Lip product collections and Sophie came home with it. :)

BFF Sophie, looked spectacular that night with her smokey eyes, MAC Peachstock lips and fabulous bouncy curls!

Jana and Sophie modelling MAC Glitter and Ice Collection.

Pearl of Dollface with Sophie!

Mel, Owen, Kelly, Gay, Kirsten and Jigs - the Manila Group who came over to Cebu for this wonderful launch!

Janah and Mac of

Janah, Mac and I

Thanks, Pearl, for the cookies! Ate them all!!

Cebu's fabulous beauty queens!

Kirsten with Sophie. :)

Kirsten Brito, Brand Coordinator; and Kelly Missa for Philippine Daily Inquirer

Jigs Mayuga, Celebrity Makeup Artist; and Imelda Lerma, ELC Business Development Manager

Owen Sarmiento, MAC Philippine's Resident Trainer

Sophie Uy and Shen Gee, beauty bloggers

The launch and opening was very successful! 

It's been awhile that I went to an event that I didn't want to end. I was having so much fun checking out the collection as well as my MAC favorites. I loved talking to the beautiful Cebuana beauty bloggers... and boy do Cebuanas know how to shop! So happy to have met Christine, Mac, Hollie, Janah, Khymm, Raine and Reg (i'm so bad at remembering names. kill me). This is one experience I will always tresure. So happy I took so much pictures! Thanks to Sophie for lending me her camera! :)

Thanks, MAC Philippines, for taking us with you!

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  1. OT: I've been reading your blog for a long time now and it was the first time last night that i have seen you speak -- your nivea video btw. i love how soft spoken you were! keep up the great work miss Shen! :]

  2. The mac lipstick package comes in white! So adorbs! :D

  3. The Beauty Junkee17/12/11 8:51 PM

    ah! si khymm! been wanting to meet her. she's one of my first- ever cyber friends. :) great launch! :D

  4. Getgorgeous1418/12/11 8:54 AM

    I  love the packaging!!! 

  5. What an amazing event! Lucky you!

  6. finally MAC in my city! 

  7. At may solo pic pa talaga ako ha?! LOL di ako famous noh! So happy na meet na kita in person =)

  8. OMG it was such an honor and pleasure meeting you Shen! Hope life will allow you to come visit Cebu again and stop by the M.A.C. Counter! Thanks so much for coming :D xx Ridge

  9. It was lovely meeting you, Shen! I was so excited that I've mistaken you for someone else. Haha! I hope to see you again soon :)

    By the way, I grabbed two of your pictures. I hope it's okay. I'll credit properly :)

    Thank you! ♥

  10. was so happy to finally meet you Shen. Hope you and Sophie will come back here in Cebu and have a looong chat with us....hehe


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