Making it in Makeup
HOLLYWOOD, CA – Apart from my girlfriend carrying me to Sephora, one other thing I remember greatly about professional makeup is when I hosted a big university event. There would be thousands of people watching, my face would be shown on the big LED boards, and gazillion lumens had my eyes burning to its core. The production told me what and what not to say, what and what not to wear – but they did not say I had to wear makeup, until it was 30 minutes before the show.
Of the many times I have hosted, that was the only time I wore makeup while hosting because I really never cared for it. I was only convinced when a staffer commented that I look pale and that Diane Lorenzana would be doing the makeup. Two things: I need color. I trust Diane Lorenzana.
Diane Lorenzana and I are from the same program in college. I know her to be a very professional and artistic individual. She is assertive, opinionated, but is very genuine and a humble person, with a bucket full of life’s positivity. I also find her humor my cup of tea. We were both exposed to the principles and praxis of multimedia – from journalism, advertising, management, radio, television, film, and theatre. She is well-exposed and well-trained that she had her phases of earlier fame in the university. Diane Lorenzana, even before she graduated and has started in the industry, has already made a name for herself as a professional makeup artist. Prior her move to the United States, Ate Diane had worked at events and had Filipino celebrities for clients such as couple Melai and Jason Francisco, beauty queens Catriona Gray and Valerie Weigmann, and veteran actress-activist Boots Anson-Roa. She has been very active in the Philippine Fashion Week, and jumped on opportunities at the LA Fashion Week as she arrived here in the US.
“Now, I am working with a startup production company that believes in my craft, so with that, I want to be able to shoot a movie in the Philippines eventually. Since I’m also working on set and now I’m part of a work study program at a special effects makeup lab, I’m gathering more knowledge on the craft and what it takes to run a studio/school so that one day soon I’ll be able to establish one in my home country.”
I like it when she mentions the Philippines so I asked her how her being Filipino helps her in the industry.
It’s elating to see Ate Diane in this developing phase of her life. She is moving towards new challenges, conquering Hollywood, breaking the glass ceiling, not just for her but for her people. I admire her passion and her tremendous discipline. If only more Filipino artisans could have her characters, I am sure more Filipino faces will get over the phase of difficulty and find success wherever they are in the globe.
This is to seeing more of your name in makeup credits in Hollywood. Cheers!
For more information on Diane Lorenzana: https://www.facebook.com/dianelorenzanamakeup/
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