Aloha Beauties! Today’s makeup inspo is brought to you courtesy Hawaiian vacay vibes. Our new travel series palette, Hangin’ in Hawaii, combines the best of this volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific with a lush mix of richly pigmented hues and finishes. Capture the essence of Hawaii and its main islands with high-shine bronzes, golds, and buttery-soft mattes in melon and spice shades.
Island Vacay Vibes
Hawaii is a fave vacay destination among many celebs. We can actually trace the Hollywood appeal of Hawaii all the way back to 1962 when Elvis shot the first of his three Hawaiian based movies - Blue Hawaii at the Coco Palms Resort on the east coast of Kauai. In recent times, Hawaii has been a celebrity magnet for the likes of former Prez Obama, Rihanna, Oprah, Emma Stone, Julia Roberts, Beyonce, and Jay-Z.
Hawaii consists of eight islands, but the most popular islands frequented by tourists include Oahu, Kauai, and Maui.
We hope you have a chance to take a Hawaiian vacay in the near future. Here are a few tips and tricks to make your island getaway super special:
When you think of Hawaii, you can’t escape the flora. The flowers that mark the islands have a life of their own - bright, vibrant and almost fake looking. Perfection can’t be real, right? Actually, Hawaii is probably the closest you’ll ever get to perfection in America. If you travel to Hawaii, the first thing that'll happen upon your arrival is getting leid ( NOT laid 😂), as in having a wreath of flowers placed around your neck as a welcoming gesture. Our shade, Lei, is a warm welcoming sun-baked citrus orange. To celebrate the fauna of Hawaii, we also created a shade named after the Hibiscus flower - a peachy dusty hue.
2. Relax like Rihanna
We all know that Rihanna likes to werk, werk, werk, werk, werk...but she also knows how to relax, relax, relax. The singer and style icon took a chill pill after recording her hit song, “Work” and spent some downtime in Kailua, Oahu. Oahu is the state capital of Honolulu and is a vibrant mix of natural and cultural wonders. One of the shades in our palette - a rich matte brown - is named Honolulu. In contrast, our shade, Maui is a softer matte brown.So while you take in the sights and bask in the sun, you can also rock the shades of this amazing destination. Relaxation also involves sipping a coconut, feasting on pineapple slices, exfoliating your feet in the sand and maybe attempting the Hula (traditional Hawaiian dance). Correlate your makeup to your experience with our gorge gold shimmers named Hula, Pineapple, and Sandy.
3. Attend a Luau
If you made it all the way to Hawaii, make sure to party like a Hawaiian! A Luau is a traditional Hawaiian party slash feast that usually involves entertainment, dancing and eating traditional foods such as poke, and poi (a Hawaiian dish made from the fermented root of the taro which has been baked and pounded to a paste). The Luau shade in our Hangin’ in Hawaii palette is a beautiful bronze shimmer to characterize the magic, power, and mystery of the Hawaiian Luau. Wear the Luau while you Hula and you’ll be set!
Ultimately, as per the name of our palette, Hangin’ in Hawaii, being in Hawaii really means you shouldn’t have to do much. A getaway is just that! Even if you spend the entire day lounging in the cabana, and sipping cocktails or coconuts, it'll be time well spent. Everyone deserves a vacay and some downtime...and why shouldn't you give yourself permission to book a flight to Maui or Oahu to chill out and relax. Seriously, do it!
Mahalo and C’ya on Social!
In Hawaiian culture, “ohana” means family, which can include blood-related, adoptive or intentional. The Ohana shade in our palette is a soft peachy-pink to symbolize the warmth and glam nature of our BH family, which includes you! Wear this color to know that we are always thinking of you. We are full of Mahalo (aka. gratitude, also the name of one of our earthy brown shades) for our BH Beauties and we hope you enjoy this chic travel palette as much as we do.