With the coronavirus spreading and more of us working from home, it may be hard to find an incentive to get new makeup and skincare products to add to our collection. Here, we’ve come up with some must-have beauty picks that’ll incorporate your lucky colour of the month into your everyday routine, so you’ll finally have an excuse to spend on brand new skincare and makeup. Bonus: you can get these easily with a click of a button, as they’re all sold online.
So, read on to find out which lucky colour you’ll need to add to your beauty regiment to get lady luck on your side.
Lucky colour: Sky blue
We’re cheating a bit with this pick, but that’s because we know blue eyeshadow may not be for everyone. Instead, reach your radiant skin goals with this Herbivore Botanicals Blue Tansy – AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask, $76 for 70ml, a mask that works specifically to gently exfoliate and resurface the skin.
You may feel a slight tingling upon application but that’s normal, as the mask works deep into your pores to purify your skin and give you an even skin texture after prolonged use. The perfect start to your night time skincare routine, if you ask us.
Lucky Colour: Pale blue
Kick start your morning routine with this Radiant Blue Primer from Make Up For Ever, $70, to ensure the rest of your makeup stays on all day and doesn’t melt off, especially in Singapore’s heat.
The shade of blue helps to colour-correct, so your complexion looks even-toned, radiant and natural, which makes it perfect for light makeup days when you’re rocking a sheer tinted moisturiser. Apply the primer either with your fingertips or a precise foundation brush (here’s how to effectively clean your brushes and sponges) for a quicker, more hygienic application.
Lucky Colour: Silvery blue
If you’ve always been a fan of smoky eye looks, switch gears a little with this metallic eyeshadow that’ll still allow you to achieve the same smoky eye but with a glittery and fun twist. The Natasha Denona Metallic Eyeshadow in 11M Metallic Steel Blue, $39, is a paraben-free eyeshadow that’s so pigmented that it works great with or without a brush.
Formulated to provide a shimmery, pearlescent finish, this shade adds a pop of colour to your lids without being too dramatic. Plus, did we mention that it’s also enriched with moisturising waxes for anti-ageing (here are the 2020 Her World Beauty Award Winners for anti-ageing skincare) benefits? Add to cart, please!
Lucky Colour: Light brown
Brown is probably the easiest shade to incorporate into any makeup look because we’re always going to want thick, fluffy brows. And to achieve that? A good brow pencil. Our pick for eyebrows that’ll stay sleek all day: the Fenty Beauty Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler in Medium Brown, $32.
This long-wearing, waterproof brow pencil is pigmented, smudge-resistant and has a built-in paddle brush for easy on-the-go styling. Use a spoolie brush to comb your brow hairs upwards and draw hair-like strokes to mimic your natural hairs. Then, fill in the empty gaps for a sleek brow look that’ll stay on even after a long day at the office.
Lucky Colour: Dark purple
Take a walk on the wild side and ditch the usual shades of pink and red. Instead, try this fun purple shade that’s sure to be an excellent conversation starter at any place you’re headed to. The Hera Sensual Lip Tint in Confident Purple, $43, has a satin finish and is long-wearing, which makes it perfect for all-day wear as it doesn’t feel too heavy on the lips.
If you’re new to purple, a lip tint just like this is your best bet as it’s perfect for creating gradient lips, allowing you to incorporate your lips’ natural pink shade to the look.
Lucky Colour: Light grey
Ask any beauty fiend, and they’ll tell you that eyeliner adds an instant glam factor to any makeup look. But sometimes, a matte black liner may be too formal, especially if you’re gunning for a more casual everyday look.
We love the Marc Jacobs Beauty Fineliner Ultra Skinny Gel Eye Crayon in Dove Affair, $34, it’s a light grey shade that creates an eye-opening look without being too dramatic. Pop this on your waterline and tightline without worrying about any smudges as the tip is extra fine to allow precise application that’ll look good on both single and double eyelids.
Lucky Colour: Pure white
We know that it may be a little tough to incorporate a white shade into your daily makeup routine, so why not add it into your skincare regiment instead? Here, we have the Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro pH Foam Facial Cleanser, $29, a gel-to-foam facial cleanser that’s perfect for all skin types, especially those with sensitive and acne-prone skin.
This paraben- and fragrance-free facial cleanser forms a thick lather of foam when mixed with water, so you can give your face some gentle TLC at the end of a long day. Plus, it helps to remove any access makeup and impurities that may still be left on your face even after thorough cleansing.
Lucky Colour: Soft yellow
Ah, yellow. A shade you either adore or steer completely clear off. Here, we’ve got an option for everyone to rock this lucky colour in a more subtle way: the Ciaté London Gelology Nail Polish in Loop the Loop, $26.
This high-shine, powerfully pigmented nail polish (here’s how SQ girls take care of their nails) mimics a gel-like finish without actually having to expose your nails to the harmful UV lamps. Pop on one coat for a casual, sheer finish, or add an additional coat for sleek, pigmented look. Remember to top it off with a top coat to ensure your manicure stays chip-resistant all week.
Lucky Colour: Light red
We’ve officially found the perfect in-between shade for those who aren’t looking for a classic red pout or dainty pink lips. Here, we’ve got the Laneige Silk Intense Lipstick in Red Vibe, $36 – we love it because it’s red but not too red.
This lippie is hydrating and long-wearing, while also formulated to be extra pigmented so you won’t need to worry about mid-day touch ups. Don this shade at work or for a night out, and you’ll be sure to impress.
Lucky Colour: Golden yellow
Take a break from the usual eyeshadow shades and opt for an eye-catching colour that’ll get your makeup look to pop in an instant. We love the Shu Uemura Pressed Eyeshadow in Shimmer Yellow, $25 – it’s a blendable and pigmented shadow with pop of shimmer that’ll be perfect for work or play.
First, get a fluffy brush to blend a dark brown shade onto your crease for that smoky effect. Then, use a flat, wet brush to pack the yellow pigment onto the inner corners of your eye while blending it out towards the middle section. Add the finishing touches by popping a translucent glitter shade over your lids for maximum glam.
Lucky Colour: Light silver
What’s a list of makeup must-haves without a blindingly shiny highlighter? Our pick is the KVD Vegan Beauty Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter in Gold Skool, $42, a highlighter that’s loaded with hyper-reflective glitter that’s sure to make a statement in any makeup look.
Use a large fluffy brush and dust the highlighter onto your cheekbones, blending it towards your temples. Don’t forget to pop some pigment onto your nose and chin too.
Lucky Colour: Pale red
Pale, brick red lip shades (here are 8 red lipsticks that’ll suit every skintone) have been all the rave these days, with brands hopping on the bandwagon and coming up with more of everyone’s favourite shades. Our pick: the Dior Addict Lipstick Stellar Shine in 740 Club, $52, a hydrating lipstick that provides tons of shine and shimmer for any occasion.
Infused with natural beeswax and aloe vera ensures that the formula is extra nourishing, making it the perfect option for those who struggle with dry lips. Remember to pop this lippie in your bag for mid-day touchups as its satin formula makes it a little harder to stay on the lips for the entire day.