Merz Aesthetics® and Vanguard Aesthetics celebrated their beauty partners’ milestones of achievements on a beautiful night filled with blooming flowers
In the tapestry of life, milestones are the vibrant threads that weave our unique stories together. These significant markers hold immense value, allowing us to reflect, appreciate, and celebrate our journeys. However, they are more than mere numbers of wins; it’s a symbol of growth and endurance.
Hosted by Merz Aesthetics® with Vanguard Aesthetics, the pioneer behind Ultherapy®, the recently held Tala Awards last October 5 at Shangri La at the Fort, Manila, had an evening of celebrations and recognitions. This momentous event is an annual celebration of recognizing the outstanding performance of their partner dermatologists, aestheticians, and beauty and wellness clinics.
The time to bloom
Inspired by the flourishing beauty of flowers with the theme: “Confidence to Bloom”, this year’s rendition of the event was the biggest one to date. Exquisitely held in one the five-star hotels, the grand ballroom became an idyllic garden fit for the influential beauty experts.
The guests, dressed in their iterations of Filipiniana floral attire, stepped into the bridgeway adorned with a trellis of blooms. In the hallway, they enjoyed some delightful treats, cocktails, a photo flora booth, and a 360 selfie camera to welcome them to a lovely evening.
Host Issa Litton welcomed the esteemed guests to a delightful evening, where a mesmerizing flower performance captivated the eyes of many, followed by an introduction to Merz Asia Pacific Regional Associate Vice President, Regional Commercial, Raymond Ong.
At last year’s Tala Awards, it was all about stepping back into the light—rising above the pandemic’s uncertainty. Ong shared, “In the past year, one certainty stands out: constant change.”
With change comes the growing acceptance of non-invasive procedures. When patients embrace self-love, they become more receptive to innovative technologies and ideas.
“Standing here today, we celebrate the milestones we have all achieved together in the past year. We have indeed grown and blossomed into confidence champions for our patients to look better, feel better, and live better,” said Merz Asia Pacific Regional Associate Vice President, Regional Commercial, Raymond Ong.
The power of authenticity
The sumptuous dinner was served, and the evening continued with the certification of over 100 Ultherapy®clinics nationwide. Ultherapy®, the non-invasive skin lifting and tightening procedure, leads Merz Aesthetics’ eminent portfolio. Issa Litton then invited Ultherapy® ambassador Ellen Adarna onstage to share her campaign, “No Bad Takes,” and her journey on self-care, empowerment, and authenticity.
“The campaign embodies my journey, not just with beauty and aesthetics, but with celebrating me. It’s my goal to share this kind of confidence and empowerment with everyone,” the actress shared. “The ‘No Bad Takes’ campaign is about achieving your best self without the need to change yourself [or undergo] invasive treatments.”
Adarna further discussed the value of Ultherapy®‘s authenticity. While many similar machines claim the same level of efficacy, there is a reason why it solely remains the gold standard* in non-invasive skin lifting and tightening.
The Ultherapy® ambassador shared some important details on spotting the authentic Ultherapy® through the Seal of Authenticity, the clinic’s Certificate of Authenticity, the Authenticity Crystal, the Authenticity emblem found right on the machine, and the Patient Certificate of Authenticity.
Stars of the night
Merz Aesthetics® and Vanguard Aesthetics awarded many of their partner beauty clinics and doctors with a long list of accolades to give honorees their well-earned stars. But the one that shone the brightest was The Aivee Clinic, which took home the highest and most prestigious Overall 7-Star award.
Presented by Merz Asia Pacific Regional Associate Vice President, Regional Commercial, Raymond Ong, and Vanguard Aesthetics Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Ng, this most coveted and notable title is given to a commercial leader in the Philippines that empowered countless others in their confidence to bloom journeys.
“May you always inspire Filipinos to be the grandest, fullest, and most beautiful version of themselves,” Vanguard Aesthetics’ Chief Executive Officer Ryan Ng said.
With their outstanding performance and global recognition, The Aivee Clinic took home a total of six awards for the night. Aside from the Overall 7-Star Award, Dr. Aivee and Dr. Z Teo also won the 7-Star Ultherapy® Transducer Award, 7-Star Merz Pure Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Award, 7-Star Merz Easy Adapt Hyaluronic Acid Filler Award, 5-Star for Ultherapy® Control Unit Award and a 3-Star Merz Regenerative Biostimulator Award.
“This [Tala] award represents a relentless dedication to strive for excellence. It represents the tireless efforts and unwavering commitment of an entire team that strives daily to achieve one goal,” Dr. Aivee remarked. “It reminds us that consistency, perseverance, and a passion for what we do can yield remarkable results.”
“This award represents a relentless dedication to strive for excellence. It represents the tireless efforts and unwavering commitment of an entire team that strives daily to achieve one goal,” Dr. Aivee remarked. “It reminds us that consistency, perseverance, and a passion for what we do can yield remarkable results.”
Furthermore, The Aivee Clinic continues earning prestigious accolades in the Philippines and Asia Pacific. Last October 24, at the 8th Golden Record Awards by Merz Aesthetics® Asia Pacific, held at the Capella Hotel in Bangkok, the clinic won the most coveted award: the Accelerated Growth Award for Ultherapy® Transducers, Category B. Dr. Z Teo and Dr. Aivee Teo were grateful for this massive recognition as they hope to bring more of their innovations and expert approaches to the Philippine medical aesthetics industry.
Back at the Tala Awards, the other big category winners for the night were Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations and HOO Dermatology, who both accepted the Overall 3-Star Award.
Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations took home a total of five awards. Aside from the Overall 3-Star Award, Dr. Kaycee Reyes also received the 7-Star Merz Easy Adapt Hyaluronic Acid Filler Award, 5-Star Merz Pure Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Award, 3-Star Merz Regenerative Biostimulator Award, and 3-Star Ultherapy® Transducer Award.
Meanwhile, House of Obagi (HOO) won four awards: the Overall 3-Star Award, 5-Star Merz Pure Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Award, 3-Star Ultherapy® Transducer Award, and 3-Star Ultherapy® Control Unit Award.
The Merz Aesthetics® Tala Awards 2023 was one for the books—an inspiring gathering celebrating successes, growth, and partnerships by going above and beyond to help Filipinos look better, feel better, and live better for a brighter future.
Fabi, Sabrina G. et al. “Optimizing Patient Outcomes by Customizing Treatment With Microfocused Ultrasound With Visualization: Gold Standard Consensus Guidelines from an Expert Panel.” Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD vol. 18.5 (2019): 426-432
Merz Aesthetics® and Ultherapy® are registered trademarks of the Merz group of companies. To view the complete list of accredited Ultherapy® clinics and learn more, you may visit ultherapy-asia.com. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
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How to Recreate Liza Soberano’s 2024 SAG Awards Look Using Filipino Beauty Brands
Still reeling from Liza Soberano’s glam look at the SAG Awards? MEGA lists down the makeup products from Filipino brands that have similar shades and finishes
While dressed in a splendid Pamella Roland Pre-Fall 2024 ensemble and ornamented with Le Vian Jewelry, Liza Soberano cemented her place in Hollywood with her first-ever attendance of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. From her charming red carpet interviews to her GLAMbot appearance, it’s safe to say that the actress made an impact, with help from wardrobe stylist Maeve Reilly, makeup artist Melissa Hernandez, and hairstylist Renz Pangilinan. If you’re still as enamored by Liza’s glam look as we are, here are the details you need to know to recreate it.
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Notably, Melissa Hernandez is a makeup artist under The Wall Group who routinely works with Hollywood celebrities, like Olivia Rodrigo and Sydney Sweeney. For the Lisa Frankenstein actress, the makeup artist opted for a soft glam look that would subtly enhance Liza’s natural beauty. She also revealed in an Instagram post that she used Maybelline products to achieve it. If you don’t have the actual Maybelline products in hand, we also listed alternatives from Filipino makeup brands.
For Liza’s base, blush, bronzer, and highlight, Melissa used the Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in 310, Instant Age Rewind Eraser in Medium, Cheek Heat in Fuchsia Spark, Lasting Fix Banana Powder, City Bronzer in Medium, and Master Chrome in Molten Gold.
For Filipino makeup, to perfect your complexion and add an alluring flush, look to Teviant Beauty’s The Ultimate Skin Master Foundation in Trench, Lucky Beauty’s Ethereal Liquid Pigment in Poppy, and Issy’s Active Concealer in MW2.
For powder contour, loose powder, and highlight, check out Vice Cosmetics’ Aura So Sculpted in Toasty Cocoa, BarenBliss’s Soul-Matte Loose Powder in Medium Mango Sorbet, and Strokes Cosmetics’ Face Flash in Gold Rush.
As for Liza’s eye makeup, Melissa used The City Mini eyeshadow palette in Rooftop Bronzes, Master Precise liquid eyeliner in Brown, and The Falsies Lash Lift mascara.
For local alternatives, you can look to DAZZLE ME’s World Traveler Eyeshadow Palette in Arabian Nights for the gorgeous brown shades and gold shimmers, plus Happy Skin’s Generation Happy Skin Pretty Easy Budge-Proof Liquid Eyeliner in Brown and blk Cosmetics’s Daydream False Lash Waterproof Mascara to enhance your eyes.
Kiss and Tell
To complete the makeup look, she then applied Color Sensational in Magnetic Mauve to line her lips and the Super Stay Ink Crayon Lipstick in Achieve It All. Meanwhile, Liza’s eyebrows were kept natural-looking and brushed up, so you can use whatever products you like to tame your own into shape.
For a similar-looking result to Liza’s lip look at the SAG Awards, you can check out GRWM Cosmetics’ Lip Contour in Ann and Happy Skin’s Off Duty Lip Cloud Matte Lipstick in Honeymoon Glow. Both have matte finishes and result in a pinkish-mauve hue.
Altogether, the products worked to make Liza ready to face the flashing lights and shutters of the cameras on the red carpet. These particular products are also effective yet uncomplicated to use, so anyone from beginners to beauty experts can rely on them to look good.
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That said, it’s important to remember that since they are mattifying, it’s best to prep your skin with moisturizing products to make sure the products cling to the skin properly. And since the desired effect is a soft and subtle glam, it’s best to use as little product as possible. Go easy on the cream product and blend until your complexion looks flawless and apply the powder products where you need them most.
Like Liza, apply your bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks, your jawline, and close to your hairline to add some depth and dimension to your face. For a subtle enhancement, the metallic highlighter was also kept to the high points of Liza’s face and applied with a light hand, so it’s best to do the same on your cheeks, inner corners, brow bone, and nose. The star of this look is the soft brown cat eye, light matte eyeshadow, and matte lips.
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Keep these product lineups and tips in mind, and you’re all set to rock the red carpet like Liza!
Photos: LIZA SOBERANO and PAMELLA ROLAND (via Instagram)
Featured Image: LIZA SOBERANO (via Instagram)
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Angel Aquino Finally Reveals the Secret to Her Timeless Beauty
Learn more about the award-winning actress’ refreshing approach to skincare that nourishes both the skin and the mind
This is an excerpt from MEGA March 2024 Main Beauty story.
With a profile that has been turning heads since the ’90s, Angel Aquino continues to be a timeless-beauty muse to many. Her secret? Embracing a skin-first beauty philosophy. “Clean skin is my best makeup,” she tells MEGA. “If I have good skin, I feel confident and I don’t have to put so much makeup on. I just like to keep it clean, hydrated, and protected, and then I’m ready.”
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As for the key to a youthful gaze? One of her most trusted makeup artists, Muriel Vega Perez, explained “The skin around the eyes is more delicate than in other areas of your face and body—the exact reason why it needs more care.” He continues, “Application of non-comedogenic under eye creams and hydrating masks can benefit many. Apart from that, the right treatment can be more face-changing.”
The key to positive aging? “Just try to tiptoe your way to aging, handle it as graciously and gracefully as you can,” Angel Aquino says. “Yes, aging is inevitable. But be mindful enough to tell yourself that what truly matters are the lives that you are going to touch today, the differences that you can make, and if you can make somebody smile and feel good today. That’s what you should count and not the years that go by.”
The mind-skin connection
The skin often reflects what’s going on below the surface, like a canvas that communicates the intricacies of our mental well-being. “I used to take myself too seriously and I decided—f*ck it!” Angel confesses. “I just want to have fun, I want to know fun, I want to live fun, and I guess that translates to my overall aura—it becomes more youthful. Overall, it’s the mindset.”
Read more about Angel Aquino’s ultimate beauty secret in MEGA’s March 2024 issue, now available on Readly, Magzter, Press Reader and Zinio.
Photographed by GIAMPIERO GASTALDI. Creative Direction PATRICK TY. Sittings Editor AGOO AZCUNA-BENGZON. Photography Assistant SELA GONZALES. Art Direction BRIE VENTURA. Makeup MURIEL VEGA PEREZ OF CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ. Hair MARK IBARROLA. Fashion H._.WAA, MARXS YEUNG, OKEY.
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Published Date: Thu, 29 Feb 2024 01:45:00 +0000
MEGA Man’s Best Dressed List at the 30th SAG Awards
The SAG Awards 2024 presented another level of men’s fashion on the red carpet. Explore who made the cut in our MEGA Man’s Best Dressed List, from Glen Powell to Jeremy Allen White
I nominate you. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards 2024 is special in a way that it’s an awards ceremony where actors themselves champion one another. It proved to be a night of excellence, as leading men graced the red carpet in their most impeccable ensembles. From classic sophistication to daring innovation, MEGA presents the standout looks that define masculine elegance at this event. This is MEGA Man’s Best Dressed List.
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Matt Bomer captivated onlookers in a sleek ensemble by Boss, accentuated by the IWC Schaffhausen watch and Jewels Afficianado lapel pin. His understated yet refined style set a high bar for sophistication on the red carpet.
Glen Powell exuded masculine charisma in a dark brown Brioni suit, complemented by a Tag Heuer watch. With precise tailoring and meticulous attention to detail, Powell epitomized classic Hollywood style at the SAG Awards.
Tyler Jesse Williams
Tyler Jesse Williams made a baby-blue statement in Amiri, embracing contemporary flair. His vibrant choice stood out as a testament to the evolution of men’s style, showcasing the power of color done right.
Taylor Zakhar Perez
Taylor Zakhar Perez turned heads in Louis Vuitton, forwarding strength with a touch of worldly charm. His confident demeanor and impeccable style made him a standout on the red carpet.
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Jeremy Allen White
Jeremy Allen White brings out effortless chef-cool in a Saint Laurent outfit. With its sleek lines and otherwise lounged style, White’s ensemble captured the essence of contemporary chic.
Colman Domingo brought a dose of urban edge in rose to the SAG Awards red carpet in Off-White. His approach to fashion presented his unique sense of style, as seen in the blazer’s detail at the front. Highlighting his individuality, his distinctive style shone through, particularly in the detailed design of the blazer’s front.
Dominic Sessa showcased classic style in a Zegna suit. Sessa made this everlasting silhouette look understatedly sophisticated, looking Old Hollywood himself.
From classic tailoring to next-level designs, MEGA Man’s Best Dressed List at the SAG Awards 2024 celebrates the diversity and elevation of men’s fashion on the red carpet. These leading men have redefined masculine elegance, leaving a lasting impression with their impeccable style choices. It’s exciting to think where men’s fashion will go next.
Photos: THE WALL GROUP, RED CARPET SPACE, FRAZER HARRISON, WARREN ALFIE BAKER
Featured Image: THE WALL GROUP
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Published Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 06:51:51 +0000
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