Iā€™m Kristel. I vlog. I blog. Professional makeup artist based in Manila. 300 hours training in Make Up For Ever Academy, Seoul, South Korea. I live makeup, you have no idea.

Beauty and Geekery Collide: FaceBookIt ft. LOTR The Return of the King

Hello everyone! I'm pretty excited to share today's project.

Elaine reached out to me last month about doing a FaceBookIt collaboration for It was supposed to happen last July but I could only try photography on weekends, not all weekends at that, and the inital look I came up with was very hard to photograph.

After a few botched attempts, I resigned to tweaking the look. In fairness, I like the tweaked look better!

For my feature, Elaine gave me complete creative freedom on the look and book to choose. I was choosing between Sybil, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Picture of Dorian Gray and ROTK as my favorite books. I went with The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien because it had the prettiest cover.

Here's the final look alongside the inspiration cover. For my thought process, makeup used, more photos and Elaine's own take, head on over to the post at

This post is a Transformation Collaboration, where I go crazy on the makeup with other inspiring people. Click here for more posts under this tag.

Click here for a smattering of FOTDs.

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