COLINA Salon owner and CEO Marlou Colinba and Hunger Games star Dakota

COLINA Salon owner and CEO Marlou Colinba and Hunger Games star Dakota

SUMMER is here, the season of weddings. Right now, brides and their entourages are getting ready to walk the aisle. As they do, they must keep in mind a few important things: wedding day is going to be one of the longest, most photographed and scrutinized days of their lives.

Therefore, they need a make-up that will last for hours and hours, with colors that are real and true, pretty and fresh, that can withstand the most unflattering camera angles.

Enter Colina Cosmetics, created by Marlou Colina, celebrity make-up expert and owner and CEO of the popular and respected Colina Salon chain.

Colina Cosmetics are true and real colors and they last longer and stay longer in the face, maintaining freshness and natural look with minimal touch-up needed.

When applied in Marlou Colina’s signature style, the effect is truly dramatic.

Marlou is known for his clean and natural finish, and high-definition application that is important for photographic purposes. Most make-up applications fail under the harsh camera lights, with disastrous results that may never be undone.

Not Colina Cosmetics. This newly minted make-up line promises real and true colors that last for a long time and keep you beautiful all the way with minimal touch-up.

”The Colina Cosmetics is really good for keeping your good looks all day,” Marlou said. “The best quality of this make-up line that I designed is that it’s actually very good for Filipina skin.”

Colina Cosmetics is just the right beauty product for make-up artists and stylists who are looking for the perfect beauty product for their clients. Right now, more and more beauty professionals are ordering this line for their weddings, debuts, and photo shoots. Colina Cosmetics has the variety of colors to match every theme, look, and skin texture. Its line has a protective SPF 15 factor to add as sun shield for your skin.

Celebrity make-up expert Marlou Colina adds ”The Colina Cosmetics is really good for keeping your good looks all day. The best quality of this make-up line that I designed is that it’s actually very good for Filipina skin. When I try it on my Filipino clients, I am so surprised with its appealing upon application. I think our skin tone is well adapted to this line. But of course, the Colina Cosmetics has a variety of selection and it can match all types of skin. You see, skin match is very essential in any make-up line.”

Recently, Colina Cosmetics was promoted at Filipino American’s favorite Sunday show “The Adobo Nation” with the 2013 color—Emerald Green. Marlou Colina presented this vibrant color as the most trendy eyeshadow for this year of the Water Snake.

The Colina Cosmetics is now exclusively available in all Colina outlets. Marlou Colina is also offering group tutorial sessions for estheticians, make-up artists and cosmetology students.

And his cosmetics line is another recent achievement for Marlou Colina, has been making inroads into the mainstream entertainment scene. In the recent Oscars, he did the hair and make-up of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein (Lord of the Rings, Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained) and his family.

His Philippine celebrity clients include actress and TV host KC Concepcion and singer Martin Nievera, among others.

Beauty guru Bicky Belo has also partnered with Colina Salons in a series of “Beauty and the Best” talks that were launched to great acclaim late last year.

Marlou himself hosts two highly popular TV show segments: “Colina Salon’s Beauty Menu” at TFC’s “Adobo Nation” and “Colina’s Beauty Express” at TFC’s “Balitang America.”

Despite his newfound successes in the wider world, Marlo vows to continue serving his loyal client base. The same quality service, care and value will remain, he assures.

Colina Salon is a proud partner of the Filipino community. It sponsored the highly successful Side A concert with guest KZ Tandigan live at The Grove of Anaheim on April 21; and Fides Ecclesiae, a musical based on the lives of newly canonized saints Kateri Tekakwitha and Pedro Calungsod (the second Filipino saint).

Now, Colina Salon is again on board as a proud sponsor of the upcoming comedy concert “For Da Laffs,” starring standup comedy standouts Pokwang, Pooh, Chokoleit and K Brosas and showing on June 28 at Alex Theater in Glendale and June 29 at Pala Casino in San Diego.

Colina Salons are located in Long Beach at 3505 Long Beach Blvd. Suite 2E, Long Beach, CA 90807 (between 36th and Wardlow), tel. no. (562) 988-3101; and in Rancho Cucamunga at 6753 Carnelian St. #6, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (inside Island Pacific Supermarket), tel. no. (909) 944-8596.

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