Showcasing brow beauty services and high caliber beauty products
When a dreamer decides to make a dream come true, the first task is to create a semblance of it being real. For wide-eyed student Momoi Supe, the dream first took shape in his 25-square-meter apartment, giving out an innovative eyebrow treatment called microblading that he discovered in Singapore and mastered in Dubai to his friends and referrals.
He gained a loyal following, as well as a reputation that precedes his supposed career path in interior design, prompting him to recognize this part-time venture is a dream coming true.
Banking on the traction that followed his services, Momoi needed to create a cosmetic brand that showcases his craft as one that is already established, renowned, and distinguished. And so began the manifestation of his dream, with a fated encounter with Design for Tomorrow long before his full transition from design to the beauty industry. This collaborative connection got rekindled at the precise moment when the brand evolution needed to happen.
Momoi was a pioneer in the eye beauty industry with his introduction to microblading and eyebrow aesthetics in the Philippines. Seeing this as the foundation of his work, this became the overall theme of the brand identity, incorporating lines and the act of dotting that mirrored the microblading procedure.
In the process of creating the identity of Strokes Beauty its subsequent cosmetic brand marketing, this pioneering spirit was brought up as being essential to the brand’s expression, noted by his desire to transition from a humble operation in a small apartment to a fully-fledged retail store in premier locations such as Greenbelt & Shangri-la. To reflect this, an already mature identity that exudes professionalism and elegance is created.
The expertise of Momoi grew over time from offering brow beauty services to providing high-caliber beauty products, elevating Strokes Beauty into a true beauty brand. Furthermore, his craft has garnered the attention of quite a significant share of the male market as well, which hinted that a new direction is to be taken.
To capture this in its cosmetic brand marketing, the yin yang symbol is incorporated into the custom wordmark, signifying the relationship between brow beauty and skincare, as well as the androgynous nature of Strokes’ captive target audience. Graphically the wordmark and the S initial were inspired by the dots, curves, and lines of the microblading process. These elements were then applied to a suite of collaterals, product packaging, signages, and communications.
The evolved brand identity puts Momoi Supe’s virtuosity, expertise, and professional accomplishments, demonstrated not just in the logo but also in the packaging design and social media communication, signaling to the Philippine beauty industry that a new wave of beauty is in motion.
Client Strokes Industry Beauty, Wellness Discipline Branding, Design, Art Direction, Packaging Location Philippines
Creative Director Ric Gindap Art Director Marlon Lacanilao Logo Identity and Packaging Designer Ma. Cecilia Inocencio Illustrator Rashina Tuazon Forward Planner Lorenzo Fresnoza