About the Artist
Isabel is a professional freelance makeup artist who has had experience in weddings, debuts, film & TV, fashion editorials, as well as commercial & print ads.
Although only starting her career formally in 2008, she has since made up the famous faces of local celebrities such as Ms. Jean Garcia, Carla Abellana, Geoff Eigenmann, Bianca King, & Daiana Menezes, among others. Isabel has also been prettifying an ever-growing number of brides and debutantes from local and international locations as far as California and Hawai'i in the United States.
Despite her small size and child-like looks, her talent, perseverance, and professionalism have allowed Isabel to steadily advance her career. She was invited to be a guest makeup artist and speaker for Paul & Joe during the Paris-based makeup line's various events in 2010.
In 2011, Isabel served as the sole makeup artist of Ms. Jean Garcia for the multi-awarded Cinemalaya film "Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa". She also, at times, stepped in as makeup artist to actors Rocco Nacino & Paolo Avelino. In her 3 years in the industry, Isabel has worked with the likes of celebrity fashion & advertising photographers Xander Angeles & Jay Tablante, as well as international award-winning film director Alvin Yapan.
Since she was younger, Isabel has been fascinated with how makeup can transform a face--any face--into something beautiful. Her love of makeup started early, sneaking her mom's lipstick out of the dresser & applying it on her nanny's face. At the tender age of 7, she was given her beloved first tube of lipstick from Sanrio, & it seems she never looked back.
After graduating with a Business Management degree from Ateneo de Manila University & almost a decade of working in the advertising & marketing industry, she finally decided to formally pursue her true passion. Isabel graduated with a Certificate in Makeup Artistry from the prestigious Center for Aesthetic Studies in Makati City, where she was mentored by professional makeup gurus Jen Delica, Jomar Nebriaga, & Mari Wild. She has attended professional workshops by international makeup artists organized by Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, MAC, and Paul & Joe Beaute.
"I'd like to think that I help you see yourself for the beautiful person you really are. Through the makeup I do, I encourage you to glow with the confidence you should have had in the first place. The best version of yourself will unfold and you'll never have a shy moment in front of the camera again."
- Isabel Arches
©Isabel Arches Makeup Artistry. 2008-2013.