Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The wonder that only Nilo Cruz could do.



Nilo Cruz
ONE of Philippine showbiz best kept secret is Nilo Cruz, a man behind those glamorous and box office stars before they face camera and its audiences nor TV, Print and even movies. Cruz is a professional commercial make-up artist whose main goal is to make the local celebrities look more beautiful on screen through the magic of his hands and his make-up.

Cruz two decade  career start as a on call or even a stand-by singer in noon time show in ABS-CBN, he is a winner of DZMM Hamon sa Kampeon followed by Sang Linggo nAPO sila ‘Pop-Pinoyan.  After joining singing contest on TV he becomes the regular studio make up arist of then Masayang Tanghali Bayan host Mickey Ferriols.  He was notice here on how clean and fast he can do a make up to a star, and because of this he became an overnight sensation to stars especially for noon time host on TV looking for a good make-up artist.

During our interview, Nilo admit to us that he never had any formal background or study about applying make-up, the undergraduate of AB English in Jose Rizal University used to hang out in different parlor or salon of his friends, and by seriously observing he was able to learn and develop his own techniques, style and creative way of applaying make up, putting eyelashes, and even hair cut too. “ Ang kaibahan ko sa ibang make up artist siguro ako yung mahusay na sa make up at nag-gugupit pa, and siguro grabe lang ang creative  or imaginative mind ko”added Nilo.
With Mommy D. (Dionesia Pacquiao)
Since his stint in noon time show of  ABS-CBN, Nilo a resident of Mandaluyong City become a mainstay in Make-Up Department and later was appointed as the Head of it from Sang Linggo nAPO sila up to Pilipinas Win Na Win. Nilo also start joining different cosmetic and beauty Make up Competition and was able to represent Philippines in an International Competition as well. He did well in those competitions and become one of in demand Make-Up artist of his generation. From TV to pageants, to billboard ads, Magazine cover, Theater play, concert, fashion show, TV Commercials shoot, wedding, debuts and he even venture into movies as prosthetic make-up artist. Among his works in Film are the Kung Fu Diva and Enteng Ng Ina Mo where he won Best Festival Make Up in Metro Manila Film Festival in 2011.
Special make up for Enzo Pineda.

Through his talent and skill he was able to see the world, he venture in coordinating with Celebrities in doing show’s abroad in different states in US, Europe  and even in Middle East as long as there are Filipino Communities.

The following are Cruz regular celebrity client; Ai-Ai Delas-Alas,  Kim Chiu, Pokwang, Gabby Concepcion, Aljur Abrenica, Charice,  Jay-R, Kris Lawrence, Steven Silva, Rodjun Cruz, Melissa Ricks, Maja Salvador, Iya Villania, Bituin Escalante, Isay Alvarez, Robert Xena, Frenchie Dy, Ima Castro and Jasmine Trias during her stint in Manila.
When asked how people describe her works, Nilo just simply quote Kris Aquino’s description of his product, “heavenly perfection”.

Here is the list of Nilo’s achievement in different competition;
·        * Filhair 1990, Fantasy Make Up, 1st Runner Up.
·      *  Asia Pacific Hairdresser & Cosmetology Competition Association 1998, Ladies Hair Cut and Blow Dry Competition, 1st Runner up.
·        * HACCAP 2005, Open Hairstyling Make-Up Competition, 2nd Runner up.
·         *Filhair 2013 Bridal Make-Up Competition, Grand Champion
·       *  Hair Asia 2013,  Best Commercial Make-Up
·        * Hair Asia 2013, Creative Hair Style, 1st Runner up

For inquiries you can contact Nilo through his email address nilo_cruz2001@yahoo.com
Dermcare Ad.

Dermcare Ad during the shoot.


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