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A Gift from Kyoto’s Spring

A Gift from Kyoto’s Spring

Whenever I’m in Kyoto at this time of year, I delight in the the snowy hush of winter. As I walk its cobblestone streets, I look for one of my favorite signs of a beautiful spring to come: the vibrant, pink blossoms of the Japanese Plum trees.

One bright, crisp morning, I was lucky enough to spot these plum pink blooms, peeking from a snow-powdered branch. As the golden sun illuminated their blush-toned petals, my heart was filled with wonder by these hopeful flowers. In that moment, my spirits were lifted by the blossom’s unique gift of cheer and I wanted to share its beauty with my friends.

I turned to my dear friend and talented makeup artist, Matthew Vanleeuwen, to help me capture this moment of inspiration. Matthew, who has created beautiful, glowing looks for his celebrity clientele and countless editorial features, has a deep understanding of color undertones and what shades flatter individual women. Together, we studied Japanese Plum Blossoms and looked to the natural, blush-toned hue found on the lips of my geisha friends to create a beautiful lip color for every woman.

Sunrise: A Plum Blossom Limited Edition 23-karat Gold Illuminated Lipstick is our gift of love to you. Its cool pink brings a natural blush to lips, like the natural flush of a baby’s lips, and a fine hint of 23-karat gold combined with Silk and Plum extracts provides a hydrating, creamy lustrous finish that wears beautifully all day.

This plum pink treasure has quickly become an everyday favorite of mine. I can wear it comfortably during the day, and if I find myself at an event that requires sophistication and glamour, Sunrise: A Plum Blossom complements the occasion perfectly. Our geisha-inspired Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick will always endure as my signature lip color for occasions that require a more striking statement.

I am honored to share Sunrise: A Plum Blossom Limited Edition 23-karat Gold Illuminated Lipstick with you. Like Kyoto’s precious Plum Blossoms, this limited-edition lipstick is available this season only. It is my hope this treasure brings you the same hopeful wonder that these flowers brought me, and a smile.   

Victoria Signature

Victoria Tsai
Chief Treasure Hunter

Published February 4, 2016
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