The Lipstick Effect

 

Beauty is escapism. It’s always been that way. Think of how lipstick sales spiked after the 2nd World War. And how many of us have sought solace in the comfort of our beauty routines as a balm for our anxiety throughout the pandemic. Whilst my personal skincare philosophy doesn’t permit much frivolity (function is the priority!) I do feel that working hard on my skin allows for a little more free spiritedness in my make-up routine. And if spending a bit extra on an Hermès lipstick makes me feel good in these difficult times, so be it.  


So in this week’s IGTV I wanted to share the cosmetic treats that have been lifting my spirits as I put together a look for a date night (Valentines’ is just around the corner!). Beautiful design, elegant formulation and flattering finishes are common threads throughout, making these brands firm staples in my toolkit. 


Skin

Skin prep:  Flawless Moisturiser 

Primer:  Flawless Daily Sunscreen

Lips: Flawless Lip

Surratt Dew Drops Shade 4 

Laura Mercier Secret Concealer Shade 2

Nars Soft Matte Concealer Vanilla

Beauty Blender Mini and Classic

IT Cosmetics Airbrush Concealer Pen

Eyes

Surratt Relevee Lash Curlers

Surratt Expressioniste Brow Pencil Brunette

Surratt Brow Pomade Deep Brown 

Surratt Noir Lash Tint 

Surratt Lid Lacquer Hadaka

Cheeks

Stila Convertible Colour Camellia

Atelier Westman Face Trace Biscuit

Lips 

Flawless Lip

HERMÈS Rose Ombré Satin Lipstick

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