Flores de Mayo has always been one of my favorite traditions in Philippine culture. Not only does it commemorate the month of flowers and the Santacruzan, it also celebrates all things floral and feminine. As a child, my family would travel to the province to participate in these festivities during the month of May and I would watch as my female relatives would prep and get dolled up in beautiful gowns and pretty makeup. I was probably three years old when I was first exposed to these customs and I was instantly fascinated by the transformative power of styling and color.
In this day and age, women from all walks of life still embody the spirit of these traditions in their everyday beauty rituals. Floral and plant based products are popular and will continue to be in trend because of their gentleness to the skin and their natural, soothing properties. And who doesn’t love floral scents? This week, Pop-Up Beauty shares the best flower-inspired makeup, skincare and fragrance picks to use not just in May, but throughout the year as well.
NUXE Body Melting Shower Gel
Enriched with plant-based ingredients, this soap-free shower gel with Orange Blossom and Almond Blossom Petals cleanses skin gently. Mild enough to use daily and leaves skin soft and hydrated while respecting its natural balance. Apply this Fondant Shower Gel in the morning and evening to moist skin. On contact with water, the gel texture transforms into a fragrant floral foam. Skin is left feeling supple and smooth without tightness.
SHISEIDO White Lucent MultiBright Night Cream
Today, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments aren’t the only way to solve multiple discoloration problems. This night cream harnesses this power with this product’s overnight restorative factors. Shiseido has developed SAKURAResist Technology, which suppresses melanin production and helps reduce spot production. The key ingredient of SAKURAResist Technology is derived from the Japanese cherry blossoms known for their creamy, pinkish-white complexion. The result is clear, bright skin that exudes a natural radiance.
ORIGINS Calm To Your Senses Face Mask
Stress can be defined as the brain’s response to any demand. When stressed, the skin’s ability to hold water decreases and the aging process accelerates. Origins’ Calm to Your Senses, stress-relieving facemask helps soothe and calm skin and boost skin’s moisture levels. This relaxing 10-minute mask features a stress-relieving Lavender essential oil blend which helps to soothe and relax the mind, while natural hydrators restore moisture.
L’OREAL PARIS Color Riche Collection Star Velvet Pinks in Rose Lotus
Discover the perfect pink for your skin tone and achieve a sophisticated youthful look with the seven delicate shades of Color Riche Collection Star Velvet Pinks, inspired by different blooming flowers. This Signature Lipstick endorsed by L’Oreal Paris woman Jennifer Lopez is a deep-mauve pink shade that flatters most skin tones. Developed by L’Oreal Paris laboratories to create perfect pink shades with a balance of micro-fragments of pearls and pigments that give just the right color intensity, avoiding the chalky effect that gives an unnatural finish.
Jolie Fleur Verte Eau De Parfum
Introducing Jolie Fleur, a collection of three unique fragrances inspired by the flowers and colors in Tory Burch’s garden: rose, lily of the valley and tuberose. Jolie Fleur Verte captures the crisp green color and dewy aroma of lily of the valley with hints of mandarin, neroli oil, and jasmine that open up into soft scents of lily of the valley. This tomboyish and easygoing mix is presented in a beautiful glass bottle with a fretwork top and green accents.