June 29, 2019 – Vinz Lamorena
If you scroll through the Instagram feeds of Dutch model Romee Strijd and Brazilian beauty Lais Ribeiro, you’ll notice that their makeup game plan is quite simple: Tamed brows, flushed cheeks, and a nude lippie.
It’s unfair how gorgeous they look despite putting on less layers of makeup on their skin. Whether they’re brunching or seen on the red carpet, they go for that almost-bare and fresh face look.
“When you’re going for a natural makeup look, I think it’s really important to go through skincare beforehand, just to prep your skin for the makeup,” Romee told alike. “Moisturize and hydrate yourself by drinking lots and lots of water, too. I also watch what I eat, cause when you go for healthy food, that’s really good for your skin.”
Fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel Lais revealed that her beauty regimen consists of slathering coconut oil generously on her skin and hair. “It’s no secret you need to get a lipstick that you can use on your lips, cheeks, and as an eyeshadow as well,” the model said.
Lippie formulations today have transformed the makeup staple into convenient multisticks that, in turn, has given birth to the monochromatic beauty trend. Now Lais gives us a Beauty Pop makeup hack we can try for yourselves: Putting Penshoppe’s newest line to the test and using it to give your cheeks and eyelids a pop of color or a neutral base.
Among the things these two friends can agree on, it’s the fact that they can’t go out of the house without wearing a neutral lippie. Their top picks from the beauty line’s 18-piece collection are Legally Nude and Prim & Proper. For a bolder color choice, they say the intense neon coral Wild Child is what first comes to mind.
“It’s all super natural. There are 18 different shades, so for every skin tone there’s a color for you,” Romee said. The beauty of Penshoppe’s lipsticks is that you can easily layer it for more pigment, adding a statement lip to your look. But you can also opt for lighter dabs for an easy MLBB finish.
Romee also shared that being an ambassador for the local brand is an even better experience since she’s sharing it with a close friend. “Our instinct is to text each other first when we find out we’re working together,” she said.
Lais and Romee have both had stellar careers in the fashion industry. The two have earned their angel wings and shared numerous runways together. “You have to continue having dreams, be it the next billboard or a next campaign that keeps you motivated,” Lais said. “You have to be hungry to be better and better as a model.”
Photos by Vinz Lamorena
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