Beauty & Style
Put your best face forward with our pick of the prettiest, sexiest, most wearable looks.
LOOK #1 Pink Pursuits – On Your Eyes If the winged black liner look is getting old for you, update it by sweeping a cream eyeshadow in pink across your eyelids. Finish o with a dab of silver at the inner corners of your eyes for a pretty, sophisticated look. Pink eyeshadow also brightens your complexion – just keep the brows defined and the rest of the face nude. PRODUCTS TO TRY: Shu Uemura Vision Of Beauty Collection Vol. 01 Brave Beauty Pink Palette, $98 Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in #108 Exaltation, $48 Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in S-852 Neon Pink, $35 LOOK #2 Pink Pursuits – On Your Cheeks Not keen on bright eyeshadows? Then pump up the intensity of your blusher and match it with a rosy pink lipstick. Keep the eyes simple with a little black liner smudged at the outer corners of eyes. PRODUCTS TO TRY: Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick in Passionate, $45 Make Up Store Marble Blush in Rosso Verona, $32 Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in #03 Roly Poly Rosy, $39 M.A.C Brooke Shields Cream Colour Base (Duo) in Cherished, $49 (Also read: 6 sunscreens that won't leave your skin sticky, streaky or greasy) Photography Wong Wei Liang Beauty Direction Simone Wu Hair Bosco Eng/Hairloom, using Goldwell Makeup Larry Yeo, using Make Up For Ever Models Kiko Arai & Vivien Ong/Mannequin A bold eyeliner adds an arty touch and perks up your eyes. Start by lining them in black for definition, then layer a rich shade like orange on top. Add lip balm or a light pink gloss, and you’re set. PRODUCTS TO TRY: Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in #03 Budding Blossom, $26 Maybelline Colorshow Crayon Kohl in #01 Spicy Orange, $8.90 Browhaus Precision Eyeliner in Intense Black, $17.90 Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm, $45 (Also read: 15 cheap and good beauty products from H&M to buy now) Nudes and browns create understated sex appeal. Add a wash of beige and taupe (a brownish-grey) over your eyelids, and brush a peach-toned blusher over the cheeks. You can go with nude- pink lips in the day, and intensify them with a sheer chocolate hue for evening. PRODUCTS TO TRY: Cle de Peau Beaute Eye Color Quad in #303, $80 Benefit Majorette cream blush, $46 Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow 5-color Palette in #03 Provocative Petal, $80 (Also read: 9 stylish top-handle bags for work to the weekend) Yellow eyeshadow is bright and may seem shocking on its own – but not if you add a splash of green at the outer corners of eyes and along the lower lashes. The yellow looks fresh and unexpected, while the green opens up your eyes. Choose a cherry lipstick to brighten your complexion and balance the yellow undertones from your skin and the eyeshadow. PRODUCTS TO TRY: M.A.C Mineralize Eyeshadow in Smutty Green, $38 Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in GR716, $51 The Face Shop Lovely Me:ex You & Eyes in #14 Fresh Yellow, $8.90 Diorshow Mono Wet & Dry Backstage Eyeshadow in #547 IT-Yellow, $49 (Also read: 4 ways to tell if your skin is sensitive) Metallic dark greys with flecks of silver shimmer look rich and luxurious. The trick to not overdoing it: Pick up colour little by little until you build up to the intensity you want. Blend well so it disappears into your eyelids. Add a swipe of lilac or light pink on the lips for a modern look. PRODUCTS TO TRY: Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Stick in Stardust, $39 Sephora Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette in No. 01 Uptown To Downtown Smoky, $36 M.A.C Mineralize Eyeshadow X4 palette in A Waft Of Grey, $74 Dior 5 Couleurs in #096 Pied-de-Poule, $102 (Also read: 5 tips to help you find the perfect bra) Intensely pigmented brows make you look fresh and sophisticated with minimal effort and fuss. Pick a shade that’s one colour lighter than your hair, and never use black. To complete your look, pair light brown eyeshadow on your lids with thinly lined eyes in black, and a nude- pink lippie. PRODUCTS TO TRY: Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Angelic Nude, $26 RMK Powder Eyebrow N in #01, $62 Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil - Waterproof in No. 02 Nutmeg Brown, $17 Make Up Store Tri Brow in Brown, $41 (Also read: How to conceal pimples in 3 easy steps) Smoky eye makeup isn’t limited to brown eyeshadows. Liven up your look with this refreshing maroon and brown combination. Start by sweeping the maroon from the inner corners to the middle of eyelids, then blend in a medium-brown from mid-lids to the outer corners. Rim eyes in black eyeliner and add mascara on lashes. PRODUCTS TO TRY: Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in RD311, $43 M.A.C Brooke Shields Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Trusted Instinct, $75 Clio Pro Single Shadow in M040 Shot, $13.90 Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in D-826 Fig, $35 (Also read: REVIEW: 3 facials to soothe and nourish eczema or very sensitive skin) A vibrant red-coral lipstick is all it takes for a look that is modern, classy and stylish. Make it perfect and precise for work while keeping the rest of your face simple – think radiant-looking skin with the help of illuminating primer, and eyes lined thinly in black, or with just black mascara on lashes. PRODUCTS TO TRY: Lancome La Base Pro Hydra Glow Illuminating Make Up Primer, $68 Chanel Ecriture de Chanel Eyeliner Pen in #10 Noir, $48 Shu Uemura Vision Of Beauty Collection Vol. 01 Brave Beauty Rouge Unlimited in Red, $33 Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick in #610 Crush, $39 (Also read: 18 things only people with bright, multi-coloured or rainbow hair understand) Instead of the usual brown to contour, a soft orange eyeshadow has the extra benefit of perking up your eyes. The finishing touch: nude-pink lips. PRODUCTS TO TRY: Sephora Brilliant Jumbo Cheeks & Lips in No. 4 Vintage Pink, $20 Clio Pro Single Shadow in P004 Bold Blond, $13.90 The Face Shop Lovely Me:ex You & Eyes in #16 Beautiful Orange, $8.90 Maybelline Big Eyes in Gorgeous Pink, $20.90 (Also read: 9 beauty counters to get your makeup done by a pro)
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