Mystical make-up: Designer explores skincare’s ancient roots

14 : 01 : 2014 Sarah-Linda Forrer : Egyptians : Beauty

Eindhoven – For her graduate work at Design Academy Eindhoven, Sarah-Linda Forrer looked to the ancient Egyptians and their beauty customs to create a set of skincare tools.

‘The ancient Egyptians regarded beauty as a sign of holiness, they were pioneers of embellishment,’ says Forrer. ‘For them, cosmetics were not only used for aesthetics but also had a magical and ritual purpose.’

In her Morphologies collection, Forrer turns to natural materials such as alabaster and lava to create tools which can be used to mix oils and powders and which can also help to cleanse the skin.

‘Trophies of imagination, Morphologies connects beauty and spirituality by bringing another dimension into our everyday skincare rituals,’ says the designer.

LS:N Global has found that alchemy and all things mystical are becoming reference points of inspiration for beauty. For more, read our Dark Alchemy design direction and see a similar project, Alchemy by Nina van Bart which also focuses on beauty rituals.