Heart Evangelista, Megan Young share makeup tricks they learned from Albert Kurniawan

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Heart Evangelista (left) and Megan Young are two of Albert Kurniawan's celebrity muses. Heart has worked with Albert since he started pursuing his career in the makeup industry in 2008. Meanwhile, Megan had makeup training with Albert in 2013 before she competed at the Miss World pageant.

Heart Evangelista and Megan Young have mastered the art of doing their own makeup.

This is all thanks to Indonesian makeup artist Albert Kurniawan, who recently celebrated his 10th year in the beauty industry.

On Wednesday night, November 28, Albert celebrated this milestone with his closest friends and family at the Makati Shangri-La.

He also launched his first-ever make-up collection in collaboration with his long-time celebrity muse, Heart, for his beauty brand called Téviant.

In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Albert shared some of his makeup tips for Filipinas of all ages. 

Best known for fusing Balinese and Filipino makeup styles, the makeup artist's biggest tip for Pinays who recently started learning how to do their makeup is to not be afraid of experimenting with colors.

He told PEP.ph, "It's just makeup after all, so do not be afraid of trying any colors or texture.

"If you do not like it, you can just remove it and redo everything from the start.

"An eye makeup is like an extension of you to portray somebody else, you know.

"It's a dose of your expression, you know."

Albert is also Heart's mentor when it comes to doing her own makeup.

The Kapuso actress echoed Albert's suggestion of not being afraid of colors, but she added, "keep it classic and clean."

The My Korean Jagiya star admitted that she was initially intimidated by wearing bold colors and experimenting with her makeup looks. 

"Every day it's changing, but lately, I've been loving all the looks especially like today.


"He did my make-up and put a glitter liner. Gusto ko yun 'cause very modern yet classic, and I like that."

Albert has also been training Pinay beauty queens before they fly out of the country for their pageants.

Megan, who won Miss World in 2013, said one makeup tip she learned from Albert was the importance of blending—a skill that actually applies to every part of your makeup, including foundation, blush, contour, and eye shadow, among many others.

She said, "Find out what works for you and then blend, blend, blend whether it's eye shadow or foundation."


Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.





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