Asian Persuasion - Eastern Inspired Beauty Trends

For the last few months at Kohl Kreatives HQ we’ve been super busy basking in the Year of the Rooster- a whirlwind of food, family reunions and fireworks, not to mention a major source of beauty inspo! Our founder Trish grew up in Hong Kong, so the vibrancy and variety of Chinese culture is something that is close to our hearts, and interwoven into our brand’s DNA. With this in mind, we’ve come up with four fabulous looks to liven up your spring and pay homage to Chinese tradition! Snuggle up with a cup of jasmine tea, have a read and incorporate some colour into your routine. Comment your own tips below- we’d just love to hear all about what you come up with!

Rooster Red [mugeek.vidalondon.net] There’s nothing like a pillarbox red lip to ensure all eyes will be on you for your next night out; and interestingly this also happens to be China’s traditional hue of luck and prosperity! Try our ‘Hong Kong Heat’ shade from our matte liquid lipstick range for the ultimate red-hot colour hit. Our super-pigmented product will keep you going all night with no touch-ups needed, and we’ve made sure to keep the formula mega-moisturising too. Use the small rectangle brush to line your lips, and to flawlessly fill them in. Such a bright red lip can get overpowering matched with the wrong eye makeup; keep it classy, not brassy, with smoky brown shadow and maybe just a lick of liquid liner with our small rectangle brush for the perfect vintage-inspired cat eye!

Rooster Red [mugeek.vidalondon.net]

There’s nothing like a pillarbox red lip to ensure all eyes will be on you for your next night out; and interestingly this also happens to be China’s traditional hue of luck and prosperity! Try our ‘Hong Kong Heat’ shade from our matte liquid lipstick range for the ultimate red-hot colour hit. Our super-pigmented product will keep you going all night with no touch-ups needed, and we’ve made sure to keep the formula mega-moisturising too. Use the small rectangle brush to line your lips, and to flawlessly fill them in.

Such a bright red lip can get overpowering matched with the wrong eye makeup; keep it classy, not brassy, with smoky brown shadow and maybe just a lick of liquid liner with our small rectangle brush for the perfect vintage-inspired cat eye!

Feather Fantasy [ tommybeautypro.com  For the ultimate stand-out style hit, we’ve taken inspiration from the rooster himself. Stick on some editorial-worthy feathery false lashes for a dramatic look just perfect for a New Year night out to that ‘edgy’ club your friends keep trying to drag you to! Have a trawl online; these are available in every colour and pattern available to perfectly set off your complexion. Try bodyjewelleryshop.com for a sizable, super-cheap selection! This look is all about the eyes, so combine with pared down, natural lips using a dust of nude eyeshadow on your lips with our square brush. 

Feather Fantasy [ tommybeautypro.com 

For the ultimate stand-out style hit, we’ve taken inspiration from the rooster himself. Stick on some editorial-worthy feathery false lashes for a dramatic look just perfect for a New Year night out to that ‘edgy’ club your friends keep trying to drag you to! Have a trawl online; these are available in every colour and pattern available to perfectly set off your complexion. Try bodyjewelleryshop.com for a sizable, super-cheap selection! This look is all about the eyes, so combine with pared down, natural lips using a dust of nude eyeshadow on your lips with our square brush. 

Berry Burst [ranker.com ]   China’s food markets are an integral part of the hustle and bustle of national celebrations. Always bedecked with luminous lanterns, these appear in local squares for families to stock up for the holidays. Seasonal fruits are a top choice here, used to make succulent sweets, dessert soups (it’s a thing!) and pastries- get with the program and look good enough to eat with our beautiful ‘Macao Mania’ berry-hued shade! We think it’s just beautiful combined with lustrous golden shadows try with our medium rectangle brush to softly buff into your crease; bringing out the bronzy warmth of brown eyes or providing a popping contrast with blue, green or grey.  

Berry Burst [ranker.com ]

 

China’s food markets are an integral part of the hustle and bustle of national celebrations. Always bedecked with luminous lanterns, these appear in local squares for families to stock up for the holidays. Seasonal fruits are a top choice here, used to make succulent sweets, dessert soups (it’s a thing!) and pastries- get with the program and look good enough to eat with our beautiful ‘Macao Mania’ berry-hued shade! We think it’s just beautiful combined with lustrous golden shadows try with our medium rectangle brush to softly buff into your crease; bringing out the bronzy warmth of brown eyes or providing a popping contrast with blue, green or grey.

 

Gleam'N'Glow [Pinterest.com] One thing China has always been famed for is its beautiful jewels: snowy white pearls, zesty pink coral and vivid, vibrant jade, with everyone from Hilary Clinton to the Queen of Spain stopping by Beijing to pick some up! Follow their lead with our gorgeous ‘Beijing Bliss’, a glowing coral that will be just perfect teamed with an illuminated silver brow use your smallest rectangle brush for this simple highlight for a day at the office, or a jade green statement eye to pack a punch at night!    

Gleam'N'Glow [Pinterest.com]

One thing China has always been famed for is its beautiful jewels: snowy white pearls, zesty pink coral and vivid, vibrant jade, with everyone from Hilary Clinton to the Queen of Spain stopping by Beijing to pick some up! Follow their lead with our gorgeous ‘Beijing Bliss’, a glowing coral that will be just perfect teamed with an illuminated silver brow use your smallest rectangle brush for this simple highlight for a day at the office, or a jade green statement eye to pack a punch at night!

 

 

Jennifer Skipper