This feature was published in the Philippine Star’s Allure section on May 10, 2015.
MANILA, Philippines – Mothers have always been the epitome of beauty, grace and pure love. They are God’s precious gifts to mankind. As a woman enters the stage of motherhood, it can’t be denied the transformation and life-changing experience it brings.
Jane Zaleta-Dimaunahan, a former child star now a mother to two beautiful teenagers Christiana and Chanel, echoes this incomparable experience. She draws a lot of inspiration from motherhood.
“Motherhood taught me to look at the bigger picture all the time especially when it comes to decision-making. I learned how to prioritize my children’s needs over my own. I also became optimistic and more prayerful because more than anything else, motherhood is all about lifting up your children every day to the Lord,” she says.
Jane finds it fulfilling and rewarding to see her daughters excel in school. This allows her and her husband, former cager and now Blackwater Elite assistant coach Aris Dimaunahan, to go up on stage with their daughters every year to receive their awards in school.
As a busy working mom, Jane, who works as a patient experience officer at St. Luke’s Global City, has a knack for time management. She ensures her children are well taken care of even if she leaves early for work every day. She also finds time to take care of herself by working out and jogging. Jane makes it a point that her family spends quality time together and does the things they love like watching movies and playing basketball.
Christiana, 14, also proves how the love for sports keeps a strong foundation in her relationship with her mom. “My ultimate bonding with my mom is when we work out together. We do boxing and jogging, and I think it’s the time when we get to show who we really are,” Christiana shares.
When it comes to mother-and-daughter’s beauty routine, they love to keep it simple. Jane always reminds her daughter that “less is best.”
But for a mother who is always on the go like Jane, putting on a little makeup goes a long way. For a flawless look, she starts with Ever Bilena Makeup Cake, which helps hide skin imperfections and evens out skin tone. This makeup cake helps cover blemishes and maintains the face shine-free as it absorbs excess oils.
On days Jane needs to add a hint of color on her cheeks, a few swipes of Ever Bilena Blush Me Blusher does the job best. It comes in a handy packaging with a brush for easy and fast application. Jane usually goes out with a neat set of brows. She ensures they are well shaped by filling in the sparse areas of her brows with Ever Bilena Matic Brow Liner in Earth shade. Its creamy texture and good color guarantees a total brow makeover.
Lastly, she counts on Ever Bilena Magic Lipstick for its long-lasting color on the lips. “I use it especially when I’m working out. It doesn’t easily wear off,” Jane muses.
Besides focusing on the physical aspect, Jane is always keen on displaying self-confidence by always wearing a smile — a beauty secret she also imparts to her daughters. “I always tell them that beauty is in the eye of the beholder; and that they have to be confident,” she says.
Christiana, on the other hand, shares the same thought: “Mom wants us to be confident because you become beautiful when you know how to carry yourself. You don’t have to pretend to be someone you’re not. Just be yourself.”
Jane shares one of the life lessons she wants her daughters to live by. “Honesty is important. When caught up in a compromising situation, it’s better to tell the truth than make up stories,” she concludes.
Photography by Rita Abiog • Styling by Nasia Cammayo • Hairstyling and Makeup by Mary Jane Dorotan, Elma Oraye and Claudine Dizor of Ever Bilena