Interview of Susanne Manasi Persson, founder of Manasi 7
Designed and developed in Stockholm by the brand’s founder and professional makeup artist, Susanne Manasi, this natural makeup line offers environmentally friendly ingredient compositions and shades that deliver a luxurious sensory feel and extraordinary colors. Created to be customizable depending on the season and your own skin tone, the products can be mixed and matched to create new colors.
1. What is your Inspiration behind launching your very own Make-Up Brand
My inspiration is my great interest in health combined with my profession as a makeup artist. My health interest has made me aware of the important microbiome that exists both in our gut and on our skin. From this insight, I naturally developed a holistic mindset of living a fully conscious and healthy life. I started being more aware of what i put inside my body as well as what i put on it, I would rather apply products with ingredients that give some moisturizing and healing benefits that works in synergy with my skin and the environment. And so, after a period of intense work and research to create the brand I was missing, Manasi7 was born.
2. What are you suggestions for creating a daily look that is easy and quick? How can we get ready in the morning in 5 minutes for example?
I would apply the Skin enhancer mixed with All over shine Cristallo and apply all over face to create an even base. Then apply Bronzelighter Roseate on cheeks, under chin and on bridge of the nose for added glow and sun kissed feeling. Last i would curl my lashes and add All over shine Cristallo on lips as a lip balm.
– Morning look in 10 minutes
I would start the same way as the 5 minute day look, but add Precision mascara on the lashes and an All over colour of choice as blush and lip colour.
-Evening look in 15 minutes
Star applying the Skin enhancer on the eyelids as a base. Then apply the Silk finish powder on top. After that i would use the Custom eye and brow quad in Earth and clay and mix all the shades to create a smoky eye and fill in your eyebrows. If any powder falls down, you can easily just swipe it off underneath the eye. When finished with the eye shadow, start applying the base (Skin enhancer mixed with All over shine Cristallo) all over the face. Then i would apply the Bronzelighter Roseate on cheeks, under chin and on bridge of the nose, one Strobelighter of choice as a highlighter and one All over
colour of choice as blush. After that i would apply the Silk finish powder all over the face. Then finish off with curling the lashes, applying the mascara and last apply one All over colour of choice on lips.
– or something in this direction like your tips and tricks on how to use or combine the products. Since you have worked for over 20 years as a make-up artist I can only imagine you have some great tips!
Since all the cream products are mixable, it is very easy to play around with them. You can for example mix in the Strobelighters into the Skin enhancers for added luminosity and you can mix in All over shine Cristallo with the All over colours, Strobelighters, Bronzelighter and Skin enhancer for creating a more dewy and glow finish.
You can of course play around and create you own shade of the All over colours by mixing 2 or 3 shades. The Skin enhancer itself is a highly concentrated concealer that is made to be customized into your own perfect shade suitable for your complexion as it usually changes through the seasons.
3. Your advice on selecting the right shade(s) online
Most of our shades are buildable, which means you can either dab it and the result is very natural or you can apply in layers and you will get a high colour pay-off. That means that you can wear a lot of shades depending on the way you apply them. For instance our All over colour Fuchsine is a bright Fuchsia pink that is lovely on deeper skin tones, but when gently dabbed it is a beautiful “fresh natural rosy cheeks” shade suitable for very fair skin tones. So i would check the colour descriptions firstly instead of just looking at the pictures/swatches. We have both earthy neutrals and bold strong hues in our assortment.
4. What do you feel most grateful for?
I feel grateful for my health, my family and friends and that i am able to work with what i really love. I really do not need so much more than that to be happy.