By Donna Mae  //  Make-Up, Tips  //  11 Comments

I joined the LOOK & LEARN MAKE-UP SEMINAR of FANNY SERRANO by NATASHA last July 21, 2010. I learned a lot of MAKE-UP TIPS from the guru himself FANNY SERRANO. Armed with my Lumix lx3 camera, pen and notebook I wrote all the TIPS and “trade secret” FANNY SERRANO shared and took pictures as well.

For me as a Make-up Artist wannabe :) I try to absorb and gather all the tips I can get to improve my “craft.” And of all the new things I learned I want to spread and share them with you.

Tools I saw FANNY SERRANO used and he said you must have are:

  • candy, mint, bubble gum
  • hand sanitizer
  • facial tissue
  • wet ones
  • cotton buds
  • johnsons baby oil
  • twiser
  • water gun
  • towel
  • head band
  • gown (like malong for client that will use tube top gown to cover their neck with make-up as well)
  • brush set
  • sponge (Fanny uses SEA WEED sponge)


  • Practice, practice, practice – Fanny Serrano when he was just starting he shared that he used to practice in a piece of paper stick on the wall and he draw eyes, eyebrows and nose then imagine that it is the face of the client. Make-up artist are like painters but their canvass are faces.
  • Exercise your hands – to make it flexible, light and soft. Like pianist they warm their fingers up to make it flexible and soft.
  • Hand Sanitizer – alcohol can make your hands dry according to Fanny. Before he always use alcohol to clean his hands as a result it’s dry and looks older than the other skin of his body.
  • Know your client – you must also know a little about your client her lifestyle and  the way she presents herself so that your make-up will compliment her perfectly.
  • SPEED – respect your clients time. They have parties, shows, and weddings to attend to. Compute the time allowance you do the make-up and the time your client suppose to arrive to the party or wedding.
  • Blending – make-up is all about blending. Different colors must not have any demarkation line. Color should compliment each other.
  • BRUSHES – invest on good quality brush set
  • CONTOUR – contour using foundation NOT blush
  • CLEAN – clean foundation remnants brush eyebrows before drawing with the eyebrow pencil. Make sure brushes are always clean.
  • TEST – try the eyeshadow at the back of your palm first. Painter use palette to mix paint color MUA use the back of their palm. :)
  • Put concealer and foundation up until hair line, ears, neck and side of nose
  • Use old angled brush to put mascarra to the base of the eyelash
  • If eyes get teary use cotton buds to release the tears.
  • After putting on eyebrow pencil brush it to eliminate pencil look
  • Sharpen eyebrow pencil shaped like chisel so that it’s thin and wider

make up tips from FANNY SERRANO

  • Use colorless mascarra to stroke eyebrow hair
  • In putting make-up start small and then just add bit by bit. It is better to add than erase a make-up.


  • Learn and find a great concealer and foundation that will fit you or your client perfectly. Eyeshadows go for any color
  • Put eyeliner starting from the outer corner of eyelid
  • Put gloss at the center of lips only
  • Focus on cheek bones to lift sagging looking face.

FANNY SERRANO “MAGNET” CONCEALER is WATER PROOF He sprays water after putting on concealer and cake foundation to have a fresh looking face. (see my post review on FANNY SERRANO CONCEALER HERE)


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11 Comments to “Make-up TIPS from FANNY SERRANO”

  • thanks for sharing .marami ka talagang matutunan kay fanny serrano.no doubt he is one of the best make up artists in the country…

    • Yes lit defintely no doubt talaga he is one Philippines best make up artist,fashion and beAuty guru ngano wala ka didto?? Try his affordable line of make up products will do a blog post about it nice talaga as in

  • wow! :) very informative sissy! :) galingg!!!!

    • Thank you sissy not yet done may part 3 pa ako hehehehehe mwah

  • im also like you, a make up artist wannabe but what what our difference is you are my future guro..after reading your blogs it added my eagerness to make ups.. now i learned the basic do and donts..thanks for the info don..keep spreading what you have..=)

    • Awts!!! Heart warming naman sinabi ko king hehehehe sure watch out for it may part 3 pa yang post ko about fanny serrano hehehehehe yes yes will share all I know mwah thank you very much for all your support

  • Practical tips for everybody.

    Nice post Dons! :)

    • thank you ri :) g summarize ko 4 pages of notes ko to this :) ahihihihi

  • lovely tips gyud =)

  • does this make-up apply to men too?

    • Some Faust yes like the concealer fanny said men actors used it saw kahut un Lang ok na make up for men is very simple Lang usually concealer and powder plus light lipstick ok na

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