Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Anna de Leon and Tracy Ley Orencio – The Beauty Mavens
Filipinas are inherently beautiful and have a natural interest for grooming and beauty. But here are two Filipinas in the UAE who have taken the category from mere daily ritual to life passion and advocacy – Anna de Leon and Tracy Ley Orencio.
A trained make-up artist, Anna de Leon is a beauty advocate. Since 2009 she has been conducting Faces by Anna de Leon, an annual Make-Up Workshop, which teaches women the fundamentals of skincare, and the art of bringing out your best through make-up. Anna also conducts, Up Close and Personal, her one-to-one make-up classes, while at the same time promoting her Woman by Anna Make-up Brushes that allow women to afford high quality make-up tools. Anna shares, “I’m grateful to all the beautiful women, whose faces I was privileged to touch. They make my passion for bringing out the best in every woman I meet alive!”
Tracy Ley Orencio is renowned for her very popular beauty blog “Ms Tracy Ley.” Hailed in the UAE as Miss Teen Philippines 2004, she is more than just a pretty face. Tracy is also a fierce beauty savant who helps her followers try out the latest beauty trends, a fitness enthusiast who shares her wealth of understanding on cross and eating healthy, on top of being a hard working corporate woman and a doting mom. According to her, “I just love sharing my ideas with everyone, especially anything to do with beauty products, make-up, skin care, having a healthy lifestyle and just being a woman. I think it’s important that an individual never stops learning. Be yourself and most of all, be real and be true. I believe that when you love life, it will love you back.”