Denice Sy + Liz Lanuzo Talk Makeup Essentials, Career Regrets, And How They Cope With Stress

We learned a lot of life lessons from them!

Cosmopolitan BEAUTYCON, the biggest beauty and wellness festival in the metro, happened from August 31 to September 1 at the SMX Convention Center. The event was a huge success, thanks to the hundreds of Cosmo girls who flocked to the event to shop the coolest brands. They also had the chance to meet and listen to the talks of their favorite celebrities and influencers!

The first two speakers from Day 1 of the event, Denice Sy and Liz Lanuzo, had a shared Q&A segment about all things related to the local beauty industry.

Denice, of Ever Bilena, talked about the *important* makeup products you need to have in your kikay kit if you're just starting out with your beauty routine. She said that you only need three things: A good base (whether it be a concealer or powder foundation), a nice pang-kilay, and a multipurpose lipstick that you can also use on your cheeks and eyes.

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Blogger, editor, and entrepreneur Liz was asked if she was always the go-getter that she is, she shared an anecdote something she regrets: Before the explosion of the "Kylie Jenner trend" Liz actually planned on creating liquid lipsticks. She had already talked to the factory, she already knew the costing, but sadly, she did not push through with it because she got scared. She said that she was disappointed that she didn't trust her instincts. Her advice for her past self and everyone in the audience? "Just go for it. You don't have anything to lose."

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As two successful women, they also talked about how they deal with stressful and overwhelming days. For Denice, she said that she "tries to take a step back and remove that emotional connection to the brand." Liz, on the other hand, focuses on her hobbies to keep her sane from her duties as Project Vanity's editor-in-chief.

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Watch Denice and Liz's inspiring Q&A segment here (they also answered questions from the audience!):

Watch Denice Sy and Liz Lanuzo's full Q&A at Cosmopolitan BEAUTYCON.

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