Tuesday, June 7, 2011

AI Fashion Show Promo AD

AD for JUNE 18, 2011
Catch these photos on the inside cover of SF Weekly!!!

(click to view full photo album)

2011 Art Institute Fashion Show - June 18

Photographer: Ian Maxion
Director: Mando Daniel
MUA/Hair: Carlen Jewelle

Photo Assistant/Video: Chris Tyler
Wardrobe: AI Fashion Department
Wardrobe Assistant: Nguyen Nguyen
Women's wear: Dallas Coulter
Men's wear: Justin Jamison

Monday, May 2, 2011

Michelle Martinez's "Euphoria" Music Video Look

"I like it when he talks to me, 
whispering I'm so pretty"
- Euphoria

Michelle Martinez


Eyeshadow Base: MAC Layin' Low Paint Pot
Highlight: MAC Vanilla
Midtone: MAC Mink Pink
Crease : MAC Sketch and Intoxicate
Corner Crease: MAC Carbon
Inner Corner: MAC Beautiful Iris
Lid: MAC Yogurt
Eyeliner: Blacktrack Fluidline
Brows: Espresso and Symmetry (two colors are better than one!)

Blush: MAC Coygirl
Bronzer: MAC Medium Deep Mineral
Foundation: NC40 Prolongwear
Concealer: NW25 prolongwear and NW30 Studio Finish
Powder: C4 Studio Fix

Lipliner: MAC Plum Pencil
Lipstick: MAC Snob
(BEWARE of this lip combo friends, the pencil is super dark and the lipstick is super light, you must blend to the best of your ability! but it's the only pencil I've found to match the coloring, sorta ;/ otherwise, go with just the lipstick)


What's so funny is that I totally called her and said "girl, who is doing your face for this video cause I am going to change your life. "  Haha, I sent her a few photos of Kim Kardashian and she decided not to do the "smokey" eye look. Which I thought was a good idea, so guess what I went with?

My favorite "pink toned" look ever! I love this look because it goes so well on cool/olive skintones. If you notice, I used this color scheme quite often, (my singing group 4PlayLynn Chen  of "Yes, We're Open"), pretty much on my fellow filipinos/asians. 

Anyhow, I had a crazy day when we did this look. I was on set at the Farmers market location and left to do Ms. Michelle, then after I had 2 prom girls. It was quite the day. Stay tuned for that blog. If I ever get to it. 


I'm on set of a film! bare with me!

miss vlogging and making vids! but i'm super busy!
hopefully I'll be back on it by May 12!
muah to all my viewers/readers/friends!

check out this vid!
"Yes, We're Open" mini-teaser

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Yes, We're Open" The Film, Lynn Chen's Makeup

Hello FaceMe Friends,
I figured that I am going to be on set for quite some  time and this probably won't be my first blog. But for those of you wondering what products I used on the lovely female lead, Ms. Lynn Chen. Here you go!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Worst Flying Experience. Ever.

Dear Virgin America, 

My name is Carlen Jewelle, a 26-year-old singer/makeup artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. I was a passenger on Flight #882 from San Francisco to Los Angeles and had one of the worst experiences, if not the worst experience, of my flying career.

I travel quite frequently for gigs and performances all over the country. I would like to say that I have flown your airline in the past and was more than satisfied. You are the type of airline that takes pride in their company and employees and it definitely shows. I actually went to the airport that day feeling at ease since I knew I was flying Virgin America as a Main Cabin Select passenger.

I had no doubts that I would be as comfortable as possible, since the employee representatives you had in the terminal were pleasant and reassuring.
In addition, the captain aboard my flight greeted each passenger BEFORE boarding time, inside the airport terminal. He even offered to answer any questions we had regarding the flight as he made his way around the terminal. It seemed a little odd to some patrons that my captain was walking around as if he were campaigning for Virgin America, but I found it endearing. It was reminiscent of the aviation experience offered to those from the early days of commercial passenger flights. I felt as if I were sitting right in an old Hollywood movie and even thought, “this is what it must feel like to have flown in the old days.”

Needless to say, I was mildly excited about the flight ahead of me.

However, I boarded the plane and saw my first hint at the experience I was about to have when the flight attendant greeting us seemed flustered. No big deal. It made up for it when the captain, again, decided to do the initial greeting - usually made by the flight attendants - before taking his place in the cockpit.

We begin take off and I proceeded to place my order on the in-flight RED menu. Apparently, I was a little too excited (more like, starved) and according to the screen I had to wait before placing my order. I proceeded to watch “127 Hours” to keep me company since I was hungry and all I had was the bottled water offered on the arm of my seat. I waited then tried once again to place my order and decided on the ‘hearty meal’ and a white peach tea.

Not only do they start serving drinks, but the flight attendant came around and even asked the two gentlemen sitting beside me what they would like for beverages. I assumed that they didn’t bother to ask me since I had placed an order through my checkout menu. I smiled at her and felt even more important since she didn’t even need to ask what I needed.

After awhile I became uneasy since the gentlemen in the middle seat and the aisle seat began finishing their beverages, so I notified the flight attendant as she passed by that I had placed an order on the screen menu and she asked what beverage I was having. I told her I ordered a peach tea and before I could say that I had also ordered a “hearty meal” package, she was out of my sight.

I waited for what seemed like ages - since I was in seat 3A and I could see everything she was doing - for my beverage. I saw her pull out a plastic bag and even announce that she would be coming around to collect any trash! I am all of two seats away, I think my peach tea would have been easier to throw at me at that point!

I hit the flight attendant call button because I was now getting impatient and a little pissed off for being neglected. I went the entire flight without a beverage and even when I had reminded her, my ordered seemed less important. When she had approached my seat to attend to the service call light, she said "Yes, how can I help you?"  Really? Did you already forget?

I had to remind her that I was waiting for my beverage and that I had place an inflight orderl!! I just told her 5 minutes ago! I felt like I was speaking to 2 different flight attendants or something. Maybe they were twins playing a joke on me, I don’t know, but I apparently wasn’t on their radar of importance. Finally, I had received my hearty meal and white peach tea. As the attendants were finishing their trash collection, the captain announced he was beginning his descent into Los Angeles. In flight time, that usually means I have about 15 minutes to make my last bathroom trip. As I stood up from 3A, the same flight attendant warned me that the seatbelt sign was on and that I should take my seat. I let her know I was just going to use the restroom and she not only told me to take my seat, but escorted me 3 rows down to take my seat. What am I a child? Did I really need to be ushered into my chair? Maybe she assumed I was a child flying solo, I am rather petite and I wasn’t wearing any makeup. Who knows, it has happened before where people have asked me if my guardian was around, but that’s beside the point.

I was perplexed. Why couldn’t I take my last bathroom break? Actually, it would have been my first trip to the bathroom, since they were not only dismissing the order I placed on RED, forgetting my order when I reminded them, but also having to give me my order when they were already collecting trash since I was overlooked the entire 57 minute flight!!! Of course my bathroom break would be delayed! I was ignored! 3 times!

Now, I heard the captain saying we were starting the initial descent, and yet I was embarrassed because I assumed that was still ample time for me to take my break.
127 hours is roughly a 2 hour movie I believe, I was near the end when we were still in the air and I could no longer hold my bladder. I looked outside to see if it was safe to walk to the bathroom, and all I saw were clouds, so I assumed that I could still make my trip and the flight attendants would understand.

As I reached the far end of the plane, the same obnoxious flight attendant yelled at me!
Yelled! “You need to take your seat right now it is very dangerous for you to be out of your seat!”

Can I just point out that no where in this phrase did she say “Miss” or “Ma’am.” I let it go because she was an older lady and assumed she was just surprised that I was out of my seat.

I told her and the other flight attendant, a nice young gentleman sitting off to the side, that I could no longer hold my bathroom break and I needed to use the restroom whether it was safe or not.

The gentleman kindly told me to be careful as I used their lavatory and hold on while I was inside, just in case. The older woman shook her head and allowed me to go in. Why was this such a crime for her? I could have gone to the bathroom 20 minutes ago when she was still collecting trash. Or I could have gone at a decent time if she had not forgotten my order 3 times!!!

As I exited the lavatory, the gentleman advised me to hold the seats as I made my way back up to my seat. I was halfway to my seat when the older woman decided to yell at me again.

“You need to take this seat, it is too dangerous to be walking down to your seat. Please take this one.” And pointed one out close to her. So, I’m halfway to my seat, but you want me to walk back the half I’ve already traveled to sit next to you, as opposed to make the last half of the 5 foot trip to take my own seat? Tell me how that makes any sense?
Please. Tell me.

I didn’t argue. In fact, I was embarrassed. I was being treated like a child. There were no hints of respectful direction in any of the sentences she had ordered me. I felt like a delinquent in boot camp. And if it were that dangerous, why would the gentleman advise me to hold the seats as I walked back up to my seat? Was she just having fun exercising her jurisdiction?

I sat there and as we landed, the flight attendant said not to get up from our seats until we approached the gate.

As soon as we approach the gate, I know that all these passengers are going to fly up from their seats and fill the aisle, making it extremely difficult for me to pass through them all the way up to 3A.
This was unsettling to me since my seat was at the very front of the plane, with my purse, my wallet, my phone and all my belongings. What if someone were to make off with all my valuables? I decided to strategically plan my walk up to my seat as we approached the gate. The obnoxious and RUDE flight attendant who now not only has forgotten about me, embarrassed me, and yelled at me, was already on her feet attending to something else. We were at the gate. I got up and AGAIN I was halfway to my seat and she yells at the top of her lungs:

“It is very dangerous to be up while we are taxing. TAKE YOUR SEAT UNTIL WE REACH THE GATE!!!”

I stopped to turn around, looked at her in shock, looked outside, and said “Are we not at the gate?” and even looked around to my fellow passengers who made me feel like I was committing some sort of crime, even though we were at the gate.

She looked outside to find that we were, in fact, at the damn gate. And guess what, everybody rose from their seats right at that moment, as I predicted and blocked my path. I could have been at my seat already if she didn’t want to play RoboCop and divert my plan to avoid the traffic.

Not only was I only 6 rows away from seat, but another obnoxious man made me feel even more embarrassed by adding his two cents. I was huffing and puffing as I waited for the traffic to flow out of the plane and he said, “You shouldn’t have been out of your seat, young lady.”

Yes, it was dangerous of me to use the restroom. But I don’t think it was necessary to treat me that way. In addition, can you please tell me how in a 57 minute flight, I was able to finish a major motion picture in my seat? I don’t think we were able to land because they were holding us in the air due to weather in Los Angeles.

So, I could have in fact, used the restroom during the trash collection and avoided this entire fiasco. Or I could have avoided this fiasco if I received my beverage and food on time so that nature would have called at the right time, and not during our “initial descent.”

I do not appreciate the way I was mistreated, forgotten and spoken to by this flight attendant.

I do not appreciate being yelled at by a complete stranger and not being formally addressed as a “Miss” or even “Ms.” This disrespect, to me, implies she assumed she was speaking to a child. Who can blame her, I do in fact look very young, but I will not tolerate being yelled at by a complete stranger, even if I were a child.

I’ve had the best experiences on Virgin America. I’ve even commended your flight attendants for being able to handle difficult situations and extremely disgruntled passengers with finesse and patience on a flight I once had to New York. The flight attendants on that flight smiled and said everything almost like a lullaby.

What did I do to this flight attendant that prompted her to be so hostile? 
I was not at all demanding, nor was I rude in my requests. I felt I even pacified the situation by taking her remarks so calmly at the time. Now I feel I may have been too meek and your flight attendant felt she could just push me around. Calling her "rude" is candy coating her description. I think I could find a better word, but I won't. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Hello friends,

In the past couple of weeks, I became really active with all my web mediums. Especially for my Youtube Channel. I've been doing full tutorials, focus tutorials and now cover songs!

Since, I’ve been getting a lot of compliments as far as making my videos a blend of a tutorials and covers at the same time, I figured I’d run with it. I’ve decided to make this a full on blog about my endeavors as a SINGING makeup artist. Which is so weird because I used to think of the two worlds as separate and now, I realized, in my life they go hand in hand.

I will give a more thorough update as far as my channel, blog and facebook page are concerned, but for now, I just wanted to clarify any construction you may see on either pages. 

I’m always all over the place, which you will definitely see all over my blog.

Good viewing and reading to you all. 


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai has many A.K.A.'s , aside from being the biggest female Bollywood star to date, she was also a judge at last years Cannes Film Festival. 

Among her titles:
India, her country - Former Ms. World Candidate. Biggest Female Movie Star
United States, my country - Model and Spokeswoman - L'Oreal, Coca-Cola and DeBeers Diamonds, etc
The World - she was the former "Ms. World" 1994

and well, since she's the Angelina Jolie of India, she's very well documented and I can definitely see how she is considered, voted, noted, labeled, blah blah...
 "the most beautiful woman in the world"

I'm not disagreeing by any means, in fact, I just want to know how they came to such a conclusion, cause she was interviewed and didn't even know that she was given that title. So, it's safe to say that she was not a "self-proclaimed" beauty. 

(Unlike Janice Dickenson, who self-proclaims she is the worlds 1st SUPERMODEL because she coined the term. I'm not going to disagree because frankly, I don't think anyone else is alive from before her time. Respectively.)

Not to mention that India is the 2nd largest population in the World. (China being first, of course.) So maybe, her countryfolk just happened to vote a lot? NO matter. She's gorgeous, I heard her eyes are like Medusa... "Look too closely and you turn to stone." 

If you don't like the Angelina analogy", it's only because she is considered a beauty in all aspects of movies, fashion, lifestyle and well, mayhem... it also helps that she married the most handsome man in India, aka India's Brad Pitt.
Although, I beg to differ : I say "ick" 

Abhishek Bachchan 

I'll say it again

"Most Beautiful Woman in the World" = Aishwarya Rai (American girl equivalent - Aisha Warry)

Well, anyway. Shit. That's a big fregin' responsibility if you ask me. I can barely walk out my house without makeup on because a few people, here and there, know I'm a makeup artist. 

Imagine if you had the title of being the most beautiful woman in the world. 
How the eff do you buy groceries? What if you just need your morning coffee? A jog, perhaps?
Sure, she has someone to do that for her... but still. Complication nation. 
Because that someone, whom she has hired to buy her damn coffee, is still expecting her to be "beautiful" all the damn time. Exhaustion. 

To be honest, 
I think this is what Kim Kardashian aspires to look like. 
Why? The woman has green eyes!! Unfair? Yes, much.

I still can't wrap my finger around this woman representing all that is beautiful in the world, much less, pronounce her name. I think it's   : Uh- ISH -war- Yuh   Rai (rhymes with EYE)
(or at least that's what I was told by the woman who threads my eyebrows, thanks Sangeeta! haha)

She is gorgeous. No arguments here. You take that title Ms. Rai. Take it.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Old Hollywood Makeup

"Getting the perfect red lip is like finding the perfect pair of stilettos."

Everyone wants a great red lip trick.
I hope this one works out for you ;)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

JLo? J-No No...

JLo must be J-high off her ass right now if she thinks she is rocking this look. Gross.
First of all.

First of f**kng all,

Ms. Jennifer Lopez, you are the poster woman for BRONZE skin. So how is it you forgot to wear your bronzer on this day? On top of that, you even chose to wear a red lip with no bronzer? really? really?

Second of all,
have you ever heard of a #224 brush from MAC? It's a blending brush, buy a couple. You can afford it.

Third, Third.... Third!!!
that ruby red lip, (aka a blue or cool tone of red lipstick) just doesn't go with your skin tone, especially since you chose to skip on the  bronzer today.

Don't get me wrong, I think any skintone can wear what they want as long as they cater the entire face to that color theme.

But if you're not going to play around the cool tones of this lip, then your warm skin ends up looking like a corpse.
cool reds - almost look pink
warm reds - almost look brown

I would say you were going for the Morticia Adams look, except you're wearing white. So it's safe to say you made a makeup boo boo here.

Go put your signature bronze face back on woman!!!

JLo... J hell no. for this look.

Moral of this FaceMe story:

If you have warm skin like miss JLo, you cannnot wear blue/cool red lipstick with absolutely no bronzer, unless you're goal is to look like Kat Von D, Amy Winehouse or frekin' Minnie Mouse for that matter.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mama Mila!

Dear Mila,

My name is Carlen, I am but a humble servant to your beauty. Will you marry me so I can paint your face all day long?

Your eyes are a makeup artist's dream.
Your skin, a sight to be seen.
Your lips...

...oh wait, that's right. I like boys.

Nevertheless, perfection to the tee. love x infinity.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Googoo Gaga!!!

This picture just makes me coo coo for coco puffs forreal. I feel like a little baby just wanting to jump out of my skin and walk and jump and talk about this photo! Goo goo Ga-gamazing! 

How is it that our lovely "Mother Monster" can look this great? I swear she looks like a model out of the Guess ads circa 1990's here.  Scratch that, she looks like Madonna ;) 

Next look on the YouTube page, for serious. 

Oh, Selena, Selena, Selenaaas!

Who the figgetty F**K did her makeup here? 

I am a huge fan of miss Selena Gomez. 
And by fan, I mean I think she's super cute because I've only seen her on well... nothing. 
(I think she's a wizard??? ) 

Either way, I'm not even mad about her with the Biebs. 
She's pretty, young and has a name I like to say over and over... Selenaaaaasss. Selenaaasssss.

Anyway, this is one beautiful girl whose face is really cute.
Almost a no fail canvas, if you ask me.
So taking her eyebrows and giving her a chola sharpie brow is just ridiculous.

And to be fair, even if the makeup artist wants to blame/credit the 20's and 30's for their barely there brow era, this is just a disaster. This is a girl in her teens, not f**kin Marlene Dietrich, for the love.

This smokey eye look is just too much for her deep set eyes, and on top of that, it has a horrible shape.
It has almost ruined the shape of her eyes, making her eyes look even more close together than they already are! not flattering at all!

Now, she just looks like she got into her mothers makeup, put too much black eyeshadow on, accidently plucked the life out of her brows, decided that pink blush goes well with RED lipstick, and on top of that... glossed her lips with her favorite flavor of sparkly shiny lip smackers chapstick circa 1994!


Let's face it, we all did some form of this in the 8th grade. I know I sure did. Except I was never famous and I was a 10 year old makeup artist, not America's tweenheart who can afford makeup artists left and right. The girl should just hire me, shiieet.

Note to Selena Gomez: whoever did this to you, should so be fired. tis all.

Moral of this FaceMe story:

"a good makeup artist should always know how to accent the proper features"
even when doing an ode to an era.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"FaceMe, Bitch." DISCLAIMER

Dear Wirld Wobe Wed,

Scratch that, World Wide Web.

First, let me start off by saying that there are two things I do best:

and BITCH.

Hands down. You will get no arguments from my friends here.
So this "Bitching Blog" or "BLitch" as I have now coined it, is going to be super raw.


Sorry for mainly two things: profanity and punctuation.

I think I'm going to apologize this one time for any
and all grammatical errors this blog may contain going forward.
Yes, punctuation and spelling are included in this disclamer, friends.

I am, from here on out, going to pledge full discretion of my opinions
as they enter my brain, fly from my fingertips
and reach this screen/page for all you readers to enjoy.
I want my opinions to be raw as possible and fresh off the FaceMe - Bitch conveyor belt,
so that this blog may be truthful to my opinons without hesitation or second thought, or
rough drafts and outlines. Those are just big headaches that creatively block the writing and BLITCHING process... NO OUTLINES. Proofreaders. etc. All this, in mere hopes of being
honestly entertaining and *crossingfingers* also interesting.

If I get any comments regarding my poor punctuation, or grammatical errors or anything of the like -
I will refer you to this entry. (you, spiteful ass)

I will not worry about the blah's of clarifications, continuity, cleverness, etc.
And I definitely will not worry about my writing,
as if this blog is going to be read and GRADED
by an English Professor from the best IVY Leagues here in the U.S. of A.

Hell NO.

I'm just merely going to speak
my piece.
my peace.
and my (insert insert Filipino FOB accent here) PACE. aka my face ;)

or your face, or her face, or whoever's face I feel like
bitching about, raving about or just plain talking about.

I hope to keep you entertained even if you don't like the content.
Feel free to lash out whenever you like, I've made all my posts available to
comments from Anonymous readers as well. I like the challenge.

Let's keep it real.

You no likey, you no read - ee. Cause you "ain't" ready.

FaceMe, Bitch.

'tis all.