CULTURAL POTPOURRI| Introducing SunLab’s Beauty Lab

WOMEN know for sure that they not only need to dress to impress.  They have to achieve that total look with a makeup transformation as well. SunLab, the selfie generation’s favourite lifestyle hub in Davao
City, turns “Lucky 8” this time; and unveils another exciting milestone with its newly launched SunLab Beauty Lab. Just in time for the long Christmas celebration.  SunLab is owned and operated by well-admired Davaoena entrepreneurs namely Marga Montemayor-Nograles and Sarah Claudio plus Manilena, Celine Gabriel-Lim.

The past years witnessed how SunLab developed a strong following among Davao’s young fashionistas by giving them hip fashion brands and statement pieces in fashion accessories.  This year, SunLab focuses on the beauty and skincare of Mindanaoans.

“Staying true to its heritage of carrying the latest and trendiest cult brands, SunLab Beauty Lab partners with Glamourbox Philippines, a multi-brand beauty and cosmetics retailer, and Ellana Mineral Cosmetics, a popular mineral makeup line made in the Philippines, to bring the latest, popular makeup brands to Mindanao,” informs the ever fashionable entrepreneur, Marga Montemayor-Nograles.

“We are so excited to launch the SunLab Beauty Lab and we are proud to be carrying makeup products that are made with the best quality ingredients.  These cosmetic products contain material components that are not only perfect for cover up and enhancement but also nourish as they take care of your skin,” explained Sarah Claudio.

Making their debut at SunLab Beauty Lab are Ellana Mineral Cosmetics, Eyes of Horus Cosmetics, Pop Beauty, Pixi by Petra and Ofra Cosmetics.

Elleana Mineral Cosmetics was established in the Philippines in 2006 in the quest by Filipinas for makeup that is gentle enough for sensitive skin and strong enough to withstand the tropical climate. Elleana Mineral Cosmetics are for both the mestiza and morena types.  Highly recommended are Ellana’s Let’s Make It Last Makeup Primer; and the Intensive Blend Loose Foundation which is ideal for oily and troubled skin due to its super coverage and oil-absorbing properties.

The Eye of Horus Cosmetic products from Australia are naturally formulated in the style of ancient Egyptians using plant-based ingredients and waxes.  It lengthens as it adds volume to eyelashes while it nourishes the eyes at the same time.  Selling well is its Eye of Horus Goddess Eyeliner Pencil which is available in 10 exotic colours.

Pop Beauty is created by an internationally renowned makeup artiste and singer named Sarah Strand.  The Pop Beauty makeup line allows women to express their uniqueness and individuality through one-of-a-kind colours and hues.

“Makeup to Wakeup” is the philosophy behind the creation of Pixi by Petra.  Created by respected makeup artiste Petra Strand, Pixi by Petra has become synonymous with quality, multi-functional, skin-loving products that bring out the natural and vibrant beauty of women.  Pixi by Petra is guaranteed to make women even look better.  The brand’s best selling and award winning products include the Natural Brow Duo and the Pixi Crayon Combo.

Then there is the Ofra Cosmetics from the USA which is a favourite among professional makeup artists.  One of the brand’s popular product is its Ofra Long- lasting Liquid Lipstick.

In launching its new beauty products, SunLab Beauty Lab at the Gaisano Mall of Davao held a makeup demonstration last November 22, 2014.  Davao’s top makeup artiste, Carine Bacani, conducted a “Day to Night Makeup” workshop using SunLab’s latest beauty products.  Carine Bacani is a professional makeup artiste and beauty consultant/trainer who is often hired to do makeup for formal occasions.  She graduated with a BS Computer degree from the De La Salle University in Manila.  Carine wowed SunLab’s guests with her “nude/no-makeup look” perfect for daytime; and later transformed her creation into a dramatic night time look.

Ladies, transform yourselves into gorgeous beings this season with SunLab’s beauty products.   Let makeup artiste Carine Bacani show you how.

Top Davao makeup artist Carine Bacani with model Dit-Dit Santos-Sipalay talks about SunLab's new beauty products

Top Davao makeup artist Carine Bacani with model Dit-Dit Santos-Sipalay talks about SunLab’s new beauty products

Partners Marga Montemayor-Nograles and Sarah Claudio with lifestyle writers Michael E. Dakudao and Marilyn Roque of Mindanao Times, Charisse Wong, Carine Bacani and model Dit-Dit Santos-Sipalay

Partners Marga Montemayor-Nograles and Sarah Claudio with lifestyle writers Michael E. Dakudao and Marilyn Roque of Mindanao Times, Charisse Wong, Carine Bacani and model Dit-Dit Santos-Sipalay

Dit-Dit Santos-Sipalay's nude makeup transformed into a dramatic nightime look

Dit-Dit Santos-Sipalay’s nude makeup transformed into a dramatic nightime look

Carine Bacani uses the Eye of Horus Goddess Eye Liner Pencil in Amethyst to give Dit-Dit's eyes that smoky eye effect

Carine Bacani uses the Eye of Horus Goddess Eye Liner Pencil in Amethyst to give Dit-Dit’s eyes that smoky eye effect

(L-R) Carine Bacani, Dit-Dit Santos-Sipalay with SunLab owners Marga Montemayor-Nograles and Sarah Claudio

(L-R) Carine Bacani, Dit-Dit Santos-Sipalay with SunLab owners Marga Montemayor-Nograles and Sarah Claudio

Celebrating 8 years of SunLab at the Gaisano Mall

Celebrating 8 years of SunLab at the Gaisano Mall

SunLab's makeup demo with Carine Bacani at Gaisano Mall

SunLab’s makeup demo with Carine Bacani at Gaisano Mall

Proundly Philippine-made Ellana Mineral Cosmetics

Proundly Philippine-made Ellana Mineral Cosmetics

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