Mid-Autumn Festival & Moon Inspired Looks

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Traditional mooncakes pictured at the top, with lychee and strawberry snowy mooncakes under the knife.

Yesterday was 中秋節, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival or the Moon Festival. This Chinese holiday is a holiday held on the day of the full moon on the 8th month of the lunar calendar. On this day, we gather with loved ones, give thanks, and eat moon cakes!

Like gifts, we exchange mooncakes with friends, family, and aquintances. These delicacies are pastries composed of rich traditional Chinese filling such as red bean or lotus with an egg yolk center. However, more contemporary mooncakes have recently stole the show such as snowy (literally translated from Chinese as ice-skin) and jelly cakes. With so many innovative flavors out there the future of mooncakes is endless, but traditional mooncakes will always wear the crown in our hearts and on our tables.

To celebrate the Moon festival, I styled a moon-inspired look. This is the first time I’ve ever tried to do a cut-crease. Like contemporary mooncakes, I also wanted to spice up a Chinese-printed dress with a lace-up corset.

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An iridescent glow is a must for celestial inspired makeup! I used Kat Von D’s Alchemist Holographic Palette over my ABH eyeshadow and Fenty Beauty’s Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Starstruck on my cheeks.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

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