Homegrown brands Happy Skin, the country’s favorite skin-caring makeup and Plains and Prints, local fashion retail giant, recently launched a collaboration with an original line of makeup and clothes that truly exude the fun and friendly vibe of both companies. The event, held at Mango Tree restaurant in BGC, celebrated all things fun, feminine and forward thinking with the launch of a capsule fashion collection by Plains and Prints that centers around five exclusive and distinct prints.
“We were inspired by Happy Skin’s newest products, so we took our collection to the next level by infusing prints and colors that exude a fun, young vibe into our clothes,” explains Roxanne Farillas, co-founder of Plains and Prints. The brand has been collaborating with local designers, celebrities, and reputable skincare brands in the past decade so it’s no surprise that it decided to team up with local cosmetics brand Happy Skin to create a product that represents the friendly and playful nature of both brands. Young personalities – MTV VJ Aryanna Epperson and upcoming model Sabina Gonzalez – were chosen to represent this groundbreaking beauty and fashion collection, following the footsteps of their respective mothers, fashion icon Jenni Epperson and Supermodel Tweetie De Leon-Gonzalez.
Happy Skin’s newest product range in collaboration with Plains and Prints is something that makeup fanatics have been searching for. The Glisten Up! Cheek Sticks includes three cheek sticks available for purchase in two kinds of limited edition strobing kits. The collection includes a highlighter, blush and contour cheek stick.
Rissa Mananquil-Trillo of Happy Skin says, “Glowing skin is the newest fashion accessory. You can achieve it with strobing, the latest beauty trend that highlights features you want to brighten up, but at the same time, make you look like you have little to no makeup on.”
I’ve had the chance to work with these products on the set and I have to say the texture and color payoff is amazing. The Highlighter Stick in Champagne shimmers with a golden pink iridescence that gives the skin an instant glow every time. The Contour Stick in Taupe is a cool brown slate shade that gives dramatic results that is easily blended into the skin to create a slimming effect on the face, mimicking the effect of shadows.
Happy Skin co-founder Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez explains the popularity of makeup sticks. “More and more women are leaning toward them, because they give the ultimate beauty payoff by being so convenient – you don’t need tools to use them, just apply directly on your face and blend with the warmth of your fingers.”
The kit even includes its very own “Strobing Cheat Sheet” so everyone can get that photo-ready look effortlessly.
Position yourself in front of an adequate light source like a window or a vanity mirror with lights. Begin by applying the blush stick on the apples of your cheeks. Next, swipe the highlighter stick on the bridge of the nose, the center of the forehead, high on the cheekbones, above the upper lip and a little on the center of the chin. You can even use the highlighter to emphasize your shoulders and collarbones.
Finish by applying the contour stick on the hollows of the cheeks, around the forehead, on the sides of the nose toward the eyebrows, along the jawline and on the corners of the chin. Remember to blend everything with your fingers or with a damp sponge to soften any hard edges and make the look as natural as possible.
Apply sparingly in the beginning especially if you are not used to working with creams. It’s easier to add more product than to erase a big mess when working with creamy products. Once you are happy with your results, set your makeup with a dusting of loose or press powder. It’s that simple!
Get the Plains Made Pretty Collection at zalora.com.ph and at Happy Skin’s stores and beauty counters, and Plains & Prints’ stores.
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