Our journey through beauty and wellness education…
This month saw the birth of a new Home Office-based event series, ‘FP How We’. The concept? Our employees are invited to attend monthly events that feature beauty tutorials, meditation, skin nutrition discussions, and yoga classes to support a collective journey through beauty and wellness education. Last week our first event highlighted beauty tutorials — how to create fun, fresh looks that can take you from day to night. We reached out to 4 of the makeup artists on duty to talk a little about natural beauty and which of the products were their faves.
The FP How We event signified an openness to evolve. All of the ladies were enthusiastic about trying something new and coming up with better solutions to common issues like dry, undernourished skin, and playing up their natural features, including dealing with eyebrows. Natural beauty points inward and not to the exterior. What people see on the outside should be a reflection of what’s going on inside. Care for yourself, for others and this beautiful world that has been entrusted to us. I think that’s a great place to start! And remember that makeup should be fun…don’t take it too seriously.
Some of my favorite products:
RMS Eye Polishes in rich metallics
Smith & Cult lip glosses (great colors and not sticky!)
I think natural beauty is embracing who you are and as you are. The truth is, there is no such thing as perfection. You are perfectly unique in your own way. Makeup is a fun way to enhance your natural beauty by playing with textures and colors. It’s no different than using fashion — your clothes, shoes, jewelry, and all the things that make you feel good. Rather than covering yourself up with layers of makeup and hiding who you are, use it as a styling tool to liberate yourself and enhance YOU in all of your gorgeousness. If that means a bold and bright statement lip or a thick winged-out eye liner, or a bare and fresh face. Go for it and have fun with it! The sky is the limit.
My 3 favorite products:
I loved using the Pai Rose Hip Oil. Rose hip is notorious for skin hydration, anti-aging properties and luminosity. This formula feels nice because it’s a dry oil.
The Henne Rose Lip Scrub is wonderful, helping to exfoliate dead skin from your lips year around. The rose-infused sugar scrub is easy to use and makes your lips feel and look delicious!
Lastly, I love the Beauty Fix Balm. It’s made from young coconuts and is a multi-use product. It can be used on your lips as well as a highlighter on your cheek bones, eye lids for a glossy look, your cuticles…anywhere you want to give hydration. I think there’s nothing more beautiful and radiates health than luminous skin.
The beauty event was a great way to introduce a natural approach towards makeup, focusing on what suits each individual person! It allowed me as a seasoned artist to give back what I have learned in my career! What a pleasure to have each guest leave my chair with a technique that she could use on an everyday basis, to enhance her personality and features! Natural makeup, to me, is enhancing one’s features without overpowering, and without too much fuss! But natural can also incorporate a flirty eye or a bold lip! It’s just how makeup is used, always remembering a little can go a long way!
My three stand-out products:
Pai Rose Hip Oil. It leaves the skin hydrated and creates a nice glow! Also leaves the skin with a great canvas for foundation and concealer.
RMS Living Luminizer. This highlighter delivers a radiant aura to the face without looking too shimmery and fake!!
Eyeko Black Magic Lash Boost. This mascara doesn’t clump — it defines each lash. It’s also a very inky black color which I love in mascara!!
I really enjoyed meeting and working with the women behind the brand. It’s always a pleasure to do makeup on those who are excited to learn about beauty and try new techniques. So many women struggle to embrace what makes them uniquely gorgeous. I love having a role in showing them how to enhance their natural beauty. That moment when I finish makeup and my client looks at herself in the with pride because her skin and eyes are glowing absolutely makes my day.
Three favorite products:
Obsessed with RMS Lip2Cheek in ‘Spell’ — it’s an incredible multi-use cream and a universally flattering shade.
RMS Uncover Up is such a perfect product for women who like to use their fingers to lightly apply concealer. It blends seamlessly, provides light buildable coverage and adds a subtle radiance to skin.
RMS Eye Polish in magnetic is the perfect tint for a subtle glow on the lids.
+ Check back in April to see where we head next on our ‘FP How We’ journey!
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