Reviews

She’s my favorite HMUA. When I want to look my best, I have to say that the only person I trust to do my make up is Nina Dumpa. She did my make up on my wedding day and her team made sure I looked like a blooming Mom to be on my maternity photo shoot. When my sister and I were given our own cooking show, we made sure to book Nina right away. She made us look young and fresh on camera. Our last project with her was when she did our make up for our new cookbook, Eat Clean Love. Nina Dumpa is truly the best!

Barni

Simple yet elegant style of makeup. I first met Nina way back 2009 and that was the first time she did my make up for a company anniversary party. And I found her craft beautiful and amazing, there is simplicity into it yet you can see elegance. By that, I became her loyal client until the last party I attended to, my wedding day. She help made me feel confident and more beautiful without putting too much on my face. Not that much money too spend, great quality and professionalism is her thing.

Mercy

She is patient. Nina did my make up in several occasions and she made me look and feel beautiful every single time. She can do the deep sophisticated colors and the light, very natural look. She is patient. She was open to suggestions regarding the look I wanted and can achieve different looks/styles.

Sandy

We only trust her when it comes to our makeup. Ms Nina is a pleasant person to work with. I first met her in 2010 when she did our make-up for my sister’s debut. She made us feel comfortable and beautiful! Whenever she does my make up, I always get the best compliments because she only enhances my own beauty and didn’t transform me to look like someone else. She’s professional and has a good eye for details. She would consider how I would like to look but also suggests what looks good on me. She has been our go-to make-up artist whenever we have events to attend to. We even flew her from Manila to our province just to do my sister’s make up for her wedding! We only trust her to do our make-up because she is the BEST! I’ll even book her to do my make up for my own wedding! Can’t wait!

Ays De Velez

Silver Wedding. Hey Nina if only you were able to hear all the praises about the way I looked and presented myself on my wedding day surely, you will be overwhelmed. You made it possible and I’m so grateful. Yes, So happy that my wedding day was so memorable. Fitting any bride who wanted to be most beautiful on the occasion, I would like to extend my thanks to some people who made it a reality. To Nina Dumpa, you are not only very professional you are a great artist! Thanks so much.

Cyles Fajardo

Nina did a wonderful job on my makeup for the day of my wedding. I absolutely loved the makeup. It was so natural and lasted all day, which was fantastic. If there are things that have to be absolutely perfect on your big day, one of them is your make up. It has been five yrs then and i am still thanking Nina for that fabulous work she did. I definitely found the right MUA!

Donna Garcia-Quejano

Magic Touch. I would absolutely recommend Ms Nina because she is truly a professional, creative make up artist and she is by far the best makeup artist I have ever worked with. She always delivers style and imagination with a beautiful manor, what ever the look, what ever the occasion, you will not be disappointed. She is fun and you will always be impressed, definitely book her for weddings, groups and parties. You will feel amazing after her magic touch and she gives great tips on how to look after yourself too. A must!

Ivy A.

Job Well Done!!! Nina Thank You so much for the job well done on my wedding day. My Husband really loved my makeup and my in-laws loved it too! They will recommend you daw sa mga friends nila. Di ako nagkamali sa pagpili sayo. I am very comfortable working with you. I hope we will be together again. I am going to enroll your class with my assistant so see you soon.
Thank you again!

Ces Torres

Fabulous Transformation!!! Thank you very much for another wonderful transformation. You did an excellent job with me and my mom. We are also very thankful that you are always on time and very professional when it comes to cleanliness. You don’t scrimp on all your make-up products which is good for sensitive skin like ours. I’ll always have you in mind when the occasion calls for being fabulous. You are so easy to talk to and so down to earth. We love you and we love your work! God bless you, Nina!!!

Artist Extraordinaire. Being unsure of what to expect for our prenuptial makeup session, me and my bride were a bundle of mixed emotions coming into Nina’s shop. It came as a surprise to us that upon entering, she called us out and talked to us like we were already old friends. It was there we knew we made the right decision.
From the beginning till the end of the session, Nina ensured that we were comfortable throughout, and constantly asked us if we liked what we see, or if we wanted something else. Needless to say, she brought out the best (aesthetically speaking) out of us. Not one to mince words, let me quote what my bride exclaimed: “Pumasok kami dito na parang bibili lang nang suka, lalabas kami na parang artista”.
Thanks Nina. Can’t wait for our wedding makeup session =)

Dave

I’ve found my make up artist! Knowing nothing about make up, I’ve always had a hard time when it comes to attending events. It’s either I go without any make up on and feel so undone, or resort to professional make up artists and feel overdone at times, or worse, looking not myself at all. Lucky for me though, I came across nina’s touch recently. When I looked at her portfolio, I just fell in love with the no make-up look and immediately booked myself an appointment in time for my friend’s wedding. I was greatly pleased with how I looked after nina did my make up. I still looked myself, only fresher and more radiant. Satisfied is an understatement, I loved it! Plus, the make up lasted from the morning wedding until the late night post wedding party! Too, it helped that nina was very warm and friendly. She even gave a few tips on proper skincare and basic make up know how— and a free tiny lipstick, to make sure I have one handy if there’s a need to retouch.

Kaye

I’m Blessed! I wanna thank u for sharing your artistic talent with me! It’s such a great blessing to have your creative hands on my humble face… You don’t just transform someone but BRING OUT & ENHANCE someone’s own beauty! I am proud of you! It was nice & kind meeting you in Europe! Though we both have busy sched, we still made it! So happy! Thank you as well for the gifts from PI.. They’re wonderful! I can’t wait to go back there in PI & do photo shoots with you! GOD Bless & More power! Cheers to INDEPENDENT WOMEN!

Irris

My MUA for my wedding. Nina is an amazing artist, her personality shines through her work and she is truly a gift to all ladies who love to look beautiful. Her work is always unique and neat =) which i love =) she knows how to make every idea come to life through her skill and im blessed to have found an amazing artists like her =)she has done my make-up for many events and i promise! the day i get married which is a long time from now she will be my make-up artist =) nobody is allowed to touch my make-up ONLY NINA DUMPA FORVER hehehe love you nina!

Adrienne

The best MUA ever I super love your work!!! Everyone adores your work!! Even my mother in law is very pleased with the outcome. Keep up the good work! I highly recommend you to every brides to be I’m talking to. You deserve to be called one of the best make up artis ever!

Aina

I looked radiant and fabulous. I have not thanked you enough for making me look very good on my wedding day!!! Despite of my not-feeling-so-well disposition that day, I still look radiant! thank you thank you!! My pictures were fabulous because of your talent! I gave ur number to a couple of my friends because they really liked how i looked, ikaw na din daw ang kunin nila. Sayo na ako magpa-pamake-up from now on. God Bless and keep up that good work!

Kat

Fresh, beautiful and Younger looking. Thanks a lot for the job well done. I looked so beautiful and fresh and young! I’m blessed to have found you through my friends. More success to come in your career.

Christy

Beautiful Bride. Just got back from Dubai!I wasn’t able to thank you enough for making me so beautiful on my wedding… A lot of my friends just have one word to describe me – Beautiful. I will definitely visit you next time I visit Manila for my hair and makeup. Keep in touch… Ingat lagi and good luck!

Chay

Thank You. Thank you so much honey for making me look beautiful on my wedding day! I thought you can’t make it na but thank God you made time for me. See you soon and miss you already.

Wheng

Beauty Queen. Thanks! Ang ganda ng makeup ko even my best friend told me that my makeup is perfect! I looked like a beauty queen on my wedding day. I love it!

Elvie

I’m so happy I’ve met you. Thank you so much! I really love how you did my hair and make-up. I told my friends and family about you and I’m happy that my mom tried your service and she liked it. You know your craft very well. I’m so happy I’ve met you. I will surely take note of all your beauty tips you shared.

Ivy

Magic ball make-up. Thank you sooo much for my fab hair and makeup for the star magic ball!! It was really very nice. My friends asked who did it and I gave your contact. Mwah! Till next time….on my debut.

Janeena

Baddest MUA. Love you!!! You’re the baddest make up artist on the face of the earth! Thanks for making me look fabulous! I don’t know what I’d do without you!

Geneva

Feel special and looking so good. Maraming maraming salamat sa napakagandang make-up mo sa amin on our wedding. Hinding hindi talaga namin makakalimutan yung araw na iyon kasi you really made us feel special and looking so good, the best make-up artist ka talaga and we are so happy that you were our make-up artist. We finally got our wedding album and wedding video from our photographer and we showed it to our families and friends and all of them said na maganda daw yung pagkaka-makeup mo sa amin. Kaya maraming salamat talaga. Ingat ka palagi and God bless you always.

Recilyn and Edwin

Magic ball make-up. Thank you sooo much for my fab hair and makeup for the star magic ball!! It was really very nice. My friends asked who did it and I gave your contact. Mwah! Till next time….on my debut.

Janeena

Love Story. Nina is very, very professional and detailed. I love the creative touches that she makes. Arrives on time (if not early). Very accommodating!

I was browsing through phbb.com.ph’s website when I came across the ad by Nina’s Studio. I was instantly wowed by her before and after phots. So the next thing I did was inquire on her rates. She responded right away. That was the beginning of a string of emails between the two of us up to my wedding day.

I would think of myself as an artistic person and Nina’s style clicked with my personality. I knew that I would book her at the time but I told myself not to be too hasty about it.

First of all, it was really hard for me to choose a hair and makeup (HMU) artist because I live in the United States and my wedding was in the Philippines. If it were up to me, I’d do a trial makeup from a few HMU artists before choosing the right one. Unfortunately, I did not have that luxury. Ms. Nina was very nice in reassuring me that I need not worry because we’d work together until I am satisfied with the look that I wanted for my wedding. So… I booked her last December 2008 (or was it Jan 2009?). Yeah, it took me that long.

Come my trip to the Philippines, we had the trial makeup. Ms. Nina’s work impressed me right away. I sent her the picture of Taylor Swift’s hairstyle from the video “Love Story” around a week before we met. She told me that she studied it before our trial. I can’t believe how dedicated she was.

That same day, me and my husband were going to have our prenuptial photo shoot. Ms. Nina also did the (for the lack of better word) “makeup” for my husband – who was initially uncomfortable with the thought (I understand… guys don’t like the thought of having makeup on their faces). But Nina again, did a great job and made him comfortable about it. I’d also have to add that Nina’s makeup really looked great on the prenup photos.

Mina