“With every swipe, replace the glow of a Juice Cleanse, a Yoga Class or a visit at the Infrared Cabin.”
There’s a photo of me as a child, I believe I must be around two years old. I’m gazing into the camera with a slightly confused look on my face, holding a lipstick in my hand which I’ve – from the look of it – just drawn all over my entire face. This explains the irritated expression because whoever took the photo must have been laughing pretty hard.
In any case, the look on my face seems to ask, “What’s so funny?” Because in my world, this beautiful colour which, according to my definition at the time was invariably called ‘purple’, no matter the actual shade, deserved only the largest of canvases. And my face was just the beginning.
There are two explanatory approaches to account for the origins of this masterpiece: either I wasn’t aware of where lipstick was supposed to go and instead simply chose the next available space to pursue my urge to paint, or I had an idea of the correct use, from watching my mother apply it, but was simply too Picasso to adhere to conventional placement of the mouth on the face.
At this point I’m sure I’m not the only one to have pulled such a photo from the family archives. We were all young once, eagerly taking advantage of even the smallest windows of opportunity to give in to our childhood impulses, away from the watchful eyes of our parents. The lipstick incident is definitely among the top 10.
And so, consider this look an homage to this rambunctious time, and one which proves it’s still ok to draw all over your face with lipstick, especially when it’s basically a nourishing highlighter in lipstick form. Intrinsic (vegan) from Axiology is (extremely) creamy and highly moisturizing, made with oils such as Avocado, Grapeseed und Coconut and, thanks to its shape, allows for effortless application of a glossy, golden glow with the flick of the wrist, exactly where you want it. For this look, we’ve used it on the eyes, lips, cheekbones and just above the cupid’s bow (this last one is a tip from Claire Ralston’s Clean Routine). With every swipe, you can replace the glow of a juice cleanse, a yoga class or a visit to the infrared sauna – an ideal new entry in the ‘No Time For’ category.
Moreover, I do find it pretty amusing to imagine one sitting in a café and reapplying a fresh coat of lipstick, only to continue work on the rest of the face, and I wonder just how many men and women will have a childhood flashback at the sight of this.
After Glow is before Glow!
Foto: Powder Paper