Calyxta Crew

Editorial tEAM

GRETCHEN GATAN – Managing Editor

Gretchen is a writer, makeup artist, and the beauty and lifestyle blogger behind Greta’s Junkyard. Her love for beauty all started when she discovered the wonders of doing her brows with a good eyebrow pen. Despite her girly ways and obsession with skin care, she loves watching wrestling and gets competitive while playing Ultimate Frisbee.

MAAN FERNANDEZ – Editorial Assistant

Maan loves her a good brow pencil, mascara, tint, and anything pink! She has combination skin, so a trusty oil blotter is all she needs to keep her t-zone in check. She’ll never get too old for a trip to the amusement park, and a half-dozen basket of Garlic Parmesan wings is the key to her tummy!


Margaux is a radio DJ (99.5 PlayFM), a voice talent, event host, and the Art Director for Calyxta. Her love for makeup began in 5th grade when her mom first let her wear lipstick to her sister’s 6th grade promotion. The rest is history. You can catch Margaux with a bold eye look one day and a crazy lip color the next to show off her sometimes EXTRA personality.

MING BAGAFORO – Graphics and Media Artist

Ming is Calyxta’s crazy in-house Graphics and Media Artist. You may have already seen her in some of our quirky Product Reviews and Videos. Her favorite Calyxta find is the CLIO Kill Black Brush Pen Eyeliner, which she uses for her signature Ming-liner look!

Beauty Contributors


Agoo is a certified beauty junkie. She was the Beauty Editor of Preview Magazine from 2000 to 2012, and is now Unilever Philippines’ Beauty Expert. She married her college sweetheart, Andy, and is mom to painter, Lo, and slime maker, Dre. Her fave Calyxta find? Anything Glossier!


After more than a decade as an editor in celebrity and parenting magazines, Frances Sales retired to be a mommy to her three happy boys. Thankfully, technology has allowed her to keep working as a lifestyle writer, a beauty editor, and a parenting blogger. Her favorite finds (and beauty secret) are Korean products – all of which she hoards from Calyxta!


Tita Pacita of is a lifestyle, culture, and fashion & beauty writer from Manila. With her wisdom and almost thirty years of life experience, she likes to share what she knows and give unsolicited advice, true to her Tita ways. Her makeup choices are primarily based on instinct, and, believe it or not, K-Beauty.


Tamara Pineda, or Tammy (for short), is a professional makeup artist who has worked with a number of global makeup brands. Her naturally bold brows and cute dimples are definitely what make the Calyxta Crew swoon over her. You can catch her work at @tamaradoesmakeup on Instagram.


Inna Valera is a makeup artist who specializes in semi-permanent makeup. She’s obsessed with all things beauty, and her favorite go-to look is a soft smokey eye!