I didn’t realize that I still had a bunch of makeup photos stocked up from the past few months so let the backlog begin, all of them actually featuring the same girl, Jazmin Reyes. I’ll start this with the first time I got to use one of my favorite lipsticks, even if I’ve actually never worn it on myself. It’s just so perfectly violet that it’s automatically a favorite.

WordPress, meet my MAC Heroine lipstick.

20140611-IMG_0923 20140611-IMG_0925 20140611-IMG_0926 20140611-IMG_0992Felt a little adventurous and decided to give more attention to one of the products I seem to have been taking for granted – blush. Jaz’s cheekbones were perfect for a little bit of high and hot pink blush effects. I should really experiment on blush more often, now that I think about it. Damn, that means I need to spend even more money on makeup. It just never ends, huh???

Not that I’m complaining. ;)

Photos, as usual, by Arthur Tan.

Check out this look on my Behance as well: http://bit.ly/TiNHPB

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L’Oreal False Lash Butterfly Mascara

A few weeks ago L’Oreal sent me some makeup to try, especially their new mascara, the False Lash Butterfly Mascara, said to be their #1 mascara in Europe. I tried it on today and I can definitely see what the hype is all about. I’ve grown to become really picky when it comes to my mascara because I used to wear stage makeup, which means it had to be able to withstand sweat, the heat of the lights on and off stage, while also making me feel like I had false lashes on ’cause my eyes are too wide for cheap false eyelashes sold on the market (huhu).


This mascara makes me wish I still had to wear stage makeup ’cause it really would have been perfect for that. The wand is quite unique; it has two sides: one has the normal, fine toothed comb, while the other side is the same fine toothed comb, but the teeth get longer towards the end. I suppose this is so that the lashes are longer at the corners, which is how I always like my mascara done. L’Oreal makes it easy – instead of applying it normally, and then adding more using the tip of the wand on the outer corner, all you have to do is apply it one way. It also goes on really black in one go, so I swiped it about three times to get the desired false lash effect.


L’Oreal also sent in an eyeshadow quad and a pencil eyeliner, both of which were perfect to use for the stage makeup look I was going for. Both the quad and the pencil eyeliner worked so well with the mascara.


IMG_6778-2One other thing I love about this mascara? No spider-lashes, even when zoomed in. :)

L’Oreal posted a look/tutorial video using the same mascara recently, and pay attention to the model!

Does she look familiar? It’s Chesca, the same model from my Summertime Sadness shoot with Tim Arafiles. Girl’s gone big time. :)

Many thanks to Arthur Tan for taking my photos! :)

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Summertime Sadness

The months that lead to summer weren’t all too bright and shiny, and I remember seeing this photo on Instagram that said, “Take your pain and turn it into something beautiful.” And the best way I know how to turn something into beautiful is through makeup, and that was the beginning of this concept for a fun shoot with friends. Summertime Sadness, the Miley Cyrus BBC Radio One Live cover, was also the song of our trip to HK last April for some weird, random reason.

The beginning of a portrait series based on song lyrics. Check out the captions for Summertime Sadness references. :)


Got my bad baby by my heavenly side


High heels off, I’m feeling alive


Like the stars miss the sun in the morning sky


Photography – Tim Arafiles http://www.timarafiles.com

Model – Chesca Floirendo

Makeup – Nicole Ceballos

View the full set here :)

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Last week, I had the great pleasure of shooting with Bardo Wu for the first time. Rarely do I get to do a photoshoot with a male model just for fun, and this chance was one I definitely wouldn’t miss. I would like to take this moment to share that this was the first time I did body makeup/contouring, not that he needed much help. Thanks Bardo. :D

Everyone, meet Daniel Velasco

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Check out this entry on my Behance as well! And like Bardo Wu Photography on Facebook. :)

This summer is the best opportunity for me to get started on some portfolio work and collaborations with the best artists I know. This is the first of many summer portfolio projects I’ve done, and if you’re interesting in collaborating with me either for video or makeup, contact me through 09178725917 or ceballos.nicole@gmail.com!

Nicole x

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Happening tonight, January 30, at Amber Ultra Lounge!

I did that makeup for this poster and this was probably the easiest, breeziest and fastest shoot for a poster I’ve ever done. We took longer doing the makeup than the actual shoot! I did this gig pretty much on the fly since I really just didn’t feel like studying that night, and I’m so glad I took it. You can’t really see the work I did, but wow, I really don’t care ’cause I’m too pre-occupied by the photomanip going on here. How. Just. HOW?? HUHU.

Anyway, here are some of the outtakes where you can really see the work I did.


Many thanks to Suzie Agustin for getting me for this shoot!

Photos and photo manipulation by Arturo Enriquez

Modelled by Veronica Javier (aka Georgina Wilson x Jessica Mendoza)

Check out this entry on my Behance too! :)

Ahhh another shoot tomorrow! Excited and elated and grateful for everything.

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