Color Coding!

Apr 5, 2007
Whether you're a fair lady or a golden-skinned goddess, the right skincare will help your true colors shine through.

There used to be a time when fair-skinned women dominated the Philippine silver screen. Film legends such as Gloria Romero, Rosa Rosal, Nida Blanca, and Susan Roces all had creamy alabaster complexions. But stars such as Lolita Rodriguez and Nora Aunor proved that there was room for morenas in show business.

We've got two young stars who both love their respective skin tones. GMA-7 teen stars Megan Young and Jackie Rice share their secrets for highlighting their best assets: their flawless skin!

From brightening lotions to tan-emphasizing make-up, Megan and Jackie show us how to make the most of their own natural complexions.

JACKIE RICE: MESTIZA

Jackie, who now has a couple of product endorsements under her belt (a local skincare brand and a trendy clothing line), is surprisingly down to-earth.

"I do use products, but sometimes, I just use plain soap to wash my face," she laughs. "But now, I have to put more effort in my routine because the lights and late nights can get harsh."

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She says she has only recently learned to take better care of her skin: "I use baby oil to take out mascara, and I just keep my face clean all the time." For Jackie's fair skin, make-up artist Omar Ermita uses fresh, ethereal colors and a strong lip color. "For maximum impact," he explains, "since the dark color provides drama, in contrast with her white complexion."

MEGAN YOUNG: MORENA

"I'm generally low-maintenance," Megan says. "I like going out with a fresh face, with just a little cream blush on my cheeks to bring out my natural color."

Megan, who takes care of her skin with a regular cleansing routine and regular trips to the derma (Calayan Surgicenter for her), goes for sheer, bright makeup to emphasize her tan.

Her number one beauty secret? "I always make sure to take off my makeup at the end of the day so I won't get zits, and I exfoliate regularly." She also applies moisturizer and toner to keep her skin clean and clear.

For morena skin, Omar Ermita recommends orange-based hues to make a well-bronzed complexion pop. "But stick to hues you're comfortable with," he warns." Even if a makeup artist thinks that orange would look good on you, if you're not confident enough to use it, you just won't pull it off."

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