With the implementation of the circuit breaker extension, it seems like we’ll be spending the next month working from home. This could mean two things for beauty fiends: some may be despondent over the lack of occasions to doll up, while others may gleam at the chance to experiment with hit beauty trends and new makeup colours. We’re not sure about you, but we’re definitely the latter.
And this may not be the first time you’re hearing this, but sprucing up your style during #WFH might just give you that boost of energy to start a day. After all, nothing beats choosing a cute outfit and popping on some makeup, especially if you’re looking to regain a sense of normalcy from pre-WFH. Plus, you’ll look like you put in effort for those Zoom meetings with your boss and who knows, you might just find your new go-to makeup look.
Read on to find out what lucky colours to incorporate into your beauty regiment this month.
Lucky colour: Pale blue
When it comes to funky eyeliner colours, we’re used to navy, grey or even dark purple. This month, opt for something totally unique and try the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner in Blue Me Away, $39, that’s sure to make a statement.
You can sweep it over your lash line as per usual and draw a thick wing to really stand out. But if you’re looking for more of a subtle pop of colour, pop the liner on your waterline to give the illusion of brighter and wider eyes.
Lucky Colour: Sky blue
Want an intense eye look that’s sure to get heads turning? Add this blue shade into your list of must-try eyeshadow colours and pair it with some smoky brown shades so that it blends effortlessly into your crease without any harsh lines.
The Nars Single Eyeshadow in Baby Jane, $33, has a matte finish that delivers intense payoff. Tip: wet your brush before applying the eyeshadow to achieve an extra vibrant colour that lasts all day.
Let’s get real, naturally glowy skin is really hard to achieve, even with tons of skincare goodies. So why not add a natural-looking highlighter (these are the best highlighters for Asian skin tones) into your makeup regiment for that effortless, radiant-looking complexion?
We love the Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed Highlighter in Prismatic Amethyst, $60 – it has an ultra-buttery texture that easily blends into the skin and stays on all day due to its long-lasting formula.
If you’re a no-makeup makeup kind of girl, incorporating a light purple shade into your makeup as an eyeshadow or a lipstick may be a bit of a stretch.
So why not spruce up your nails with a home manicure in the Nails Inc. NailPure ’10-free’ Nail Polish in It’s Too Cool To Be Kind, $17.This rapid-drying and longwearing polish creates a high-shine finish that is resistant to chips and helps boost keratin production for healthier, stronger nails.
Lucky Colour: Light green
Green is another shade that you may find difficult to use in an everyday makeup look. So we’ll cheat a bit with this option: the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm, $50, is your best bet to incorporate green into your beauty routine without having to experiment with a colour you might be otherwise unfamiliar with.
This cleansing balm effortlessly melts your makeup away without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. The infusion of antioxidants and papaya fruit extract also helps to bring hydration to extremely dry skin.
Lucky Colour: Smart white
We tend to skip on the sun protection when we’re working from home, but did you know that you still have to protect your skin from the harsh rays that can enter through open windows?
If you’re not a fan of the strong sunscreen smell, try the 3CE White Milk Cushion, $42 – use it as the last step in your skincare routine to prep your face for makeup. It also has SPF 50, which means your skin will be well-protected from the harmful rays while being moisturised and hydrated all day.
Lucky Colour: Light grey
If there’s one makeup product that can take your look from au naturale to glam in an instant, it’s definitely an eyeliner. But instead for the usual black liners, try something that’s been a beauty trend for a while now: grey liners.
Our pick is the Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eyeliner in Meteorite Grey, $30. It’s a gel pencil liner which is easier to control and a great option if you want to blend out the liner for an effortless smoky look. Remember to pop some pigment onto your waterline too for an extra fierce cat eye.
Lucky Colour: Woody brown
If you’ve got light, sparse brows, this one’s for you. The Fenty Beauty Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler, $32, is a must-have to make you look awake and put together especially if you’ve got an early morning Zoom call to attend to.
The waterproof brow pencil is also thin enough to easily draw thin, hair-like strokes onto your brows to mimic naturally fluffy brows. Don’t forget to use the styler on the other side to brush your brow hairs upwards for effortless natural-looking brows.
Lucky Colour: Pale orange
Are you a fan of nude lips? Well, so are we. Nude shades are versatile and can never go wrong. As nude shades are usually pink, why not opt for a light orange shade that’ll switch things up a little?
The Nars Audacious Lipstick in Lili, $46, is the perfect pale orange shade to add to you makeup routine. The satin finish feels light on your lips, and it glides on effortlessly for easy, on-to-go application.
Lucky Colour: Deep purple
Purple may seem like a daunting colour to put on your lips, but nothing says glam-gothic like this dark purple shade. The Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick in C505, $35, will immediately amp up any makeup look, making it for excellent conversation starter at parties (after circuit breaker ends, of course).
This paraben-free lippie has a satin, high-precision bullet for easy and precise application, so you can apply your lipstick quickly without fussing over a lip liner.
Lucky Colour: Light brown
If there’s one shade of eyeshadow that you’ll always need to have on hand, it’s light brown. From a smokey eye to a natural crease shade, a brown like this would never go wrong.
Try the Tom Ford Beauty Private Shadow in Blonde Venus, $52, a matte versatile shade that works perfectly to blend out any harsh shadow lines on your lids.
Lucky Colour: Light green
The Laneige Water Glow Base Corrector in Light Green, $59, acts as a primer and concealer to cancel out redness and uneven skin tone, making complexion radiant and smooth. Bonus: it works well for all skin types, from dry, combination to oily, so you can use it without worrying about its compatibility with your skin type.