THE SKIN ON THE LIPS IS THINNER THAN THE REST OF THE FACE, SO BE SURE TO TOP THEM UP CONSISTENTLY WITH LIGHT LAYERS OF HYDRATION
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CONSUMED BY NATURE
PHOTOGRAPHY: JEN WILDING
BEAUTY DIRECTION: PINKY
WORDS: EMILY ALGAR
There is something profoundly uplifting about a simplified version of beauty; the lightness of it, the fluidity, the way it feels like an extension of self rather than an addition. It’s a sentiment that feels pertinent to now, in the middle of (dare we say) unprecedented times. Things have felt dark, but to some degree, beauty can let some of the light back in. Not for everyone and not all of the time, but it would be remiss to say otherwise. It’s no coincidence that some skincare brands have experienced exponential growth in the throes of a global pandemic. Self-care, while hyper-contextualised and a little bit vapid, has certainly had its place amidst the chaos of this year.
It’s natural beauty cast in a whole new light – a grassroots approach to a glowing complexion. When it comes to skin specifically, moisture is paramount. Layer water-based emulsions with nourishing plant oils for a finish that’s light but luminous. And if you crave just a little bit more, go in gently with barely-there pigment. A flushed cheek, stained lip and a bare lash are the perfect no-makeup ménage à trois – just enough to give you a much-needed boost (virtually or otherwise). Finish the look with a clean, natural arch. If you haven’t grown yours out yet, now might prove to be the perfect time. Just fluff with a clear gel, and you’re done. Natural beauty never felt so relevant.
FOR SKIN THAT’S LIT FROM WITHIN, DOUBLE DOWN ON MOISTURE. LOOK OUT FOR ORGANIC INGREDIENTS LIKE BEESWAX, COCONUT OIL AND MATCHA TEA POWDER FOR A PLUMP, LUMINOUS COMPLEXION
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