Audacious, fun, and never lackluster — Arci Muñoz, Jessica Yang, and KC del Rosario are the ultimate #squadgoals when it comes to beauty. Browsing through their Instagram feeds, these ladies are undoubtedly beauty mavens in their own right. The three PYTs joined forces to represent the J.Cat Squad (sans fellow squad member Jach Manere who was on model duty in Malaysia) during the store launch of the L.A. makeup brand J.Cat Beauty at Gateway Mall. During the launch, we got to snag some handy makeup tips from Arci herself, like her makeup hack of bending the mascara wand for easier application and better lash coverage. But the fun didn’t end there. We spoke to the rest of the squad about all things beauty and got them to reveal the contents of their J.Cat Meow Kits, their makeup must-haves, and a beauty rule they live by. Read on below to see how our conversation went down:
What’s your go-to makeup look?
Arci: My go-to look when it comes to my makeup is just eyebrows and red lipstick.
Jessica: Brown smokey for the eyes and with lipstick, I go crazy. Brown is a basic color so I go wild on lipstick. I do nude, or like super crazy too, like dark blue or light blue. I like to do different kinds of shades.
KC: I always start with brows, contour, and lipstick. I don’t need to touch my eyes as long as I have those three. I love contour.
What’s your all-time favorite lipstick shade?
Arci: Red talaga. Red and nudes.
Jessica: Actually I just tried it earlier, it’s called Champagne Buzz by J.Cat. It’s from their Lipfinity Matte Lip Kissproof line. It’s really nice.
KC: Definitely dark pink.
What are the top 3 beauty products you can’t leave the house without?
Arci: My eyebrows, my cheek tint, and lipstick.
Jessica: Concealer, lip balm, and highlighter.
KC: Translucent powder, lipstick, and brows.
If you could only wear one makeup product for the day, what will it be?
Arci: Kilay! Kilay lang.
Jessica: Lip balm.
Can you tell us about your J.Cat Meow Kit?
Arci: It’s my daily essentials, which is mostly lipstick. Three shades of lipstick—nude, red, and a brownish-violet shade. And highlighter.
Jessica: Inside, there’s white lipstick, blue lipstick, and one purple Lipfinity, and then one highlighter that’s called Coconut Island, and waterproof mascara. The white lipstick is to mix with any lip color so that it will become pastel. I don’t advise to use it as is because it’s going to look super weird, but if you’re brave enough, you can. You can always play with it.
KC: In my kit, it’s four of the matte lipsticks. Those are my favorites, so I chose four. I also chose the glitter eyeshadow which is actually not as strong as it looks when you put it on. I also have the brow duo.
What’s your motto when it comes to beauty?
Arci: It’s meow or never.
Jessica: Just have fun with it. But make sure, after that, you clean yourself up perfectly. Don’t leave any makeup on your face before you sleep.
KC: There’s no specific type of beauty for me. As long as there’s that it-factor, then I think it’s beautiful already.