You’ve heard it again and again and again: “This is this summer’s must-have,” or “So-and-so should be in your wardrobe.” Neatly put all of that advice aside and get ready to hear the truth. The summer season may mean following a certain way of dress, but god damnit, you’re no sheep; you’re a bird of paradise, ready to display your beauty for everyone to see. If you’ve always been afraid to glam up for fear of being called “too extra,” this is for you.
What does beauty mean today anyway? It’s being comfortable in your own skin, even if it means you’re going a bit louder than anyone else. It’s freedom, more than anything. Here are some tips to set you on the right path to becoming the happy social butterfly you are. Thank us later.
1. Be extra with color.
#Minimalism-inspired outfits are overplayed and passé. Experiment with bright colors and incorporate them into your daily look. Try mixing and matching basic pieces in bolder shades, like plain yellow halter tops and similarly colored pants. Don’t be afraid to add color into your wardrobe and shop for red, blue, purple, green, and orange staples.
2. Looking to accessorize? Pins, like Sephora’s, are the answer.
Necklaces, bracelets, and earrings of all shapes and sizes are key, but not everyone has tried entering the world of pins. They may be small, but these exclusive Sephora pins made in collaboration with Polly Patch can catch the eye of any passersby while still having the flexibility to match with any outfit. They come in various cute designs, such as unicorns, hearts, peace signs, and of course, makeup palettes. Place them on your shirt collars, necklines, or sleeves to bring a smile to your face each time you look in the mirror.
3. Kill ’em with #Lipstories lipsticks to complete your look.
What’s a look without the perfect lipstick? There is a loooooot to choose from, but Sephora’s #Lipstories are named after your own heart: adventures and moments you’ll want to bring with you to your dreams. Going on a brunch date? Getting ready for a music festival? Touring Hong Kong by night? There’s an exact shade for each of those.
So what are you waiting for? Grab the life you’ve always wanted to have by its beautiful rainbow horns and live the next day of your life as majestic as you’ve always imagined it.
Starting May 20, spend P2,500 site-wide and receive 2 exclusive Sephora pins. Look out for 4 more other designs over the upcoming months to collect them all.
In partnership with Sephora
Text by Denise Fernandez and Lex Celera
Photography by Miguel Alomajan
Styling by Jill de Leon and Matt Panes
Art direction by Grace de Luna
Hair and makeup by Slo Lopez
Produced by Kryzette Papagayo and Phoebe Casin