Defying Gravity. From the original Australian production. Photo by Jeff Busby courtesy of Wicked.
As Long As. Photo by Jeff Busby, courtesy of Wicked.
For Good. Photo by Juho Sim, courtesy of Wicked.
A couple of weeks ago I attended the MAC Wicked Greening event at their boutique in Glorietta.
I got to witness the application of Elphaba’s green make up. I’d say the whole face took less than half an hour.
Ali Calder is this international production of Wicked’s Elphaba understudy.
Wicked’s make up artist Kellie Ritchie demonstrated the application of Elphaba’s green make up using all MAC cosmetics. The green body paint isn’t available commercially. It is part of their PRO line.
With Ali Calder and Steve Danielsen who plays Fiyero, the leading man. They rushed back to the CCP shortly after this event to prepare for that evening’s performance. Which I got to watch.
With Estee Lauder’s Country Manager Mel Lerma. My first friend since birth.
This face chart shows how you can do a MAC Wicked-inspired look with emphasis on the eyes using shades of green.
That evening after the MAC Wicked Greening event, we had dinner at the Diamond Hotel then proceeded to the CCP to watch Wicked.
I had to ask a reader to take my photo. (After he took a photo with me. So sweet. I love meeting you guys.)
It was a treat to watch the production with Manila’s top editors and writers – Cheche Moral, Agoo Bengzon, Jane Kingsu and Cai Subijano.
That night I got home and found this note in my bedside. From Lily. She knew I was watching Wicked without them. And made sure I knew how she felt. Haha.
So a few days after, I chanced upon some good seats for a Yolanda benefit from Tessa Prieto. I bought three tickets for Soph, Lily and my Mom for the January 31st show. They loved it. All three girls are singing show tunes everyday.
Wicked is showing in Manila until March 9th. For more information on Wicked in Manila, click here. For updates from MAC Cosmetics, click here.