On her wedding day, a bride has the effortless kind of beauty that's beyond words. She has a different kind of glow that mirrors how she feels inside.
Jey Marasigan-Gonda of Beauty by Jey Make Up Artistry is a professional makeup artist who aims to enhance that kind of beauty. Her goal is to make brides look their best on the most important day of their lives by giving them inspired transformations that captivates.
Jey's experience on her wedding day led her to pursue a career in dolling up brides. She shares, "On my own wedding in 2009, I didn't get a professional makeup artist due to budget constraints, so I decided [to ask a friend] to do my makeup." According to Jey, she didn't like the way she looked. Since then, she vowed that she won't allow other brides to feel the same way that she did on her wedding day.
Jey knows that a bride wants to look and feel at her most beautiful. She begins her work by first assessing the face structure of her brides. She then analyzes their features and skin types so she would know which makeup to use, and which parts to highlight and downplay. Her favorite look for brides is the soft, natural look--she wants her brides to look fresh and sun-kissed without the heavy layers of makeup.
Having been in the business for more than four years, Jey has learned all she needs to know about makeup application through constantly practicing and studying the techniques of fellow experts in the field. To keep her skills updated, Jey continues to practice and try out new products offered by top makeup brands. In addition, she also attends workshops and seminars to keep abreast of the latest trends.
Jey's passion for her work springs from her personal promise that no bride should feel the way she felt on her wedding day. With her dedication to the craft, she continues to change lives, one bride at a time.