The fact that June, the month of pride and independence in more ways than one, marks the mid-year is something of a pleasant coincidence. A wave of self-awareness that runs right between two halves, June is a nice little pocket for recalibration. What exactly are we proud of? What independences have we gained and which are we still fighting for? Mid-year musings at best, maybe. But these little inquisitions have us thinking.
As the month of June dances its swan song, photographer Rxandy Capinpin whisks us away on a color-rich cloud of pride and local love: proudly homegrown beauty brands painted on a man’s face––simply because these little victories are well worth celebrating.
Not one for color? Take the spangled route instead. Trade in rich shades and delicate pastels for luxe silvers and golds. Go subtle with a dusting of highlighter across the skin or turn the dial up to 11 with full-on liquid metal lips.
Clean skin makes the best building block for unapologetic brights. Turn up the contrast and juxtapose a bare base with saturated primaries and secondaries.
SNOE Primaries Paint Palette, P1099
OUTSIDE THE LINES
Shade beyond the lids and line beyond the eyes. Go wild, get imaginative. Products are only as limited as you let them be.
Pick, mix and leap across the color spectrum to pile on multicolored products in unexpected ways.
Spice up an otherwise understated look with a finishing touch of metal. Opt for liquid lipstick in a lustrous shade or side-step the boundaries of makeup by taking liquid highlighters or eyeshadow for a spin on the lips.
Photography Rxandy Capinpin assisted by Anton Vazquez
Makeup Poi Jakosalem
Hair Edrick Paz
Model Nikolas Mazeto at Women’s Folio
Art Alexandra Lara