“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it” - Confucius
Spring is such a joyous, uplifting season, don’t you think? That particular earthy, rich scent of nature waking from its winter sleep, tinged with the lighter essence of the first flowers popping up; the colours changing from subtle shades to vibrant primary hues; the very air seeming to be charged with the promise of renewal and fresh starts…
In celebration of this spirit of newness, Santhya dove into her make-up bag for her favourite products to create three looks that are grounded in the spirit of Spring as well as in our guiding vision of finding contentment in less.
Using what you already have, be it in your make-up bag, wardrobe or home, need not be boring or limiting. On the contrary, it can be joyful, refreshing and stimulating - just like Spring at its best!
The vivid hues of the first tulips and primroses came to my mind when I saw the juicy lipstick shade Santhya had picked for the first look. On her warm, darker skin tone it popped into zesty life, immediately elevating an otherwise simple make-up.
• YSL Top Secrets Instant Moisture Glow Primer
• YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation in shade B 70 Mocha
• YSL Touche Éclat all-over brightening pen in shade 3 Luminous Peach
• Mac Cosmetics Lipstick in shade B 37 Lady Danger
I mixed it with LUCAS ‘ PAPAW OINTMENT to achieve shiny lips.
In contrast, the second look is focusing on the more muted colours of early spring. A gentle wash of glistening mink over the eyelids, combined with a barely there pink on the lips. A dreamy effect that taps into the romantic aspects of Spring.
• Bobbi Brown Sandy Nudes Eye Palette
(Duty-free exclusive; you should be able to find this in Duty-Free at any larger airport)
• Kiko Milano Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in shade 05 Rosy Brown
• Bobbi Brown Lip Pencil in shade Cocoa
• Mac Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in shade Global Glow
Often the biggest statement is no big statement at all. I love the quiet impact a stripped back beauty look can have: just glowing skin, flushed with a hint of dusky petal colour - as if you brushed past a blooming rose bush and it left its subtle mark - and a dewy highlighter.