I Met BretmanRock!!

I Met BretmanRock!!

The first time I watched a makeup tutorial by Bretman in Facebook, I already knew that he’s gonna be big in the industry. Combine both real artistry and talent in makeup (contour and eye makeup skillz on point!!), with his comic yet real social statements on beauty, celebrities and makeup, it was easy to like and get a daily dose of inspiration and confidence from him. Such that.. a few months after, he became one Instagram sensation with 5M followers and viral super power.

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Bretman Rock at Benefit Cosmetics, SM Megamall

Watching some of his Insta (above is one fave) and Youtube videos, I knew he was a Filipino and he hinted a vacation in the country, which he really liked. It was like Pia Wurtzbach coming to the Philippines especially for a makeup addict, social media sucker, and a drag race fan (I think he gets 30% of his comedy from this) like me. So when I saw Benefit Cosmetics having a meet & greet with Bret (he’s also a global influencer for a quirky-yet-real makeup brand), I didn’t want to miss an opportunity to quite know the crazy and ingenius and gorgeous person behind @BretmanRock.

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It was clear that Bret’s social power reached the Filipino youth, makeup and social media users alike. People were lining up and screaming his name even outside the store. Benefit allowed me to interview him YAY! I was really curious on his top makeup picks, beauty tips, and his message to the young LGBT Pinoys. 

Below are some of the photos and videos I took during the Meet & Greet. 

Bret was such a sweet and empowering confidences icon! When we were introduced (of course, I’m Starstruck and I couldn’t stop looking at his eye makeup, lips, brows, everything hehe), he told me about my nice color choices for my hair and lips. He’s a real makeup enthusiast! I did the same and asked some tips and and brands he’s using.

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Bret’s favorite Benefit products.

I didn’t have much time but my last question was about his advice to the LGBT youth in the Philippines and I got really impressed by his message, the same way he inserts his smart opinions about makeup shaming, gays, bullying, etc on his fun videos.

I stayed for a little while and saw how he interacted with his Filipino fans. I must say: He’s the best! He embraced each one of them, complemented their looks and styles, and led the taking of selfies/twofies/groupies . Some fans cried and he hugged them tight and sincerely. I even heard him more excited and interested in meeting the public than doing the media/VIP interviews. This is how celebrities should do it!! =)

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Fans bringing gifts for Bret

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Before I left, I congratulated him and wished him even bigger and brighter career ahead of him. I couldn’t wait to see more from him in the coming years, and I hope that he does visit the Philippines more often because I really think we need icons like him both in showbiz and beauty industries.

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