Humble fridge and pantry staples have been influencing our style and beauty choices on TikTok of late – from the Mediterranean-inspired tomato girl aesthetic to ‘90s-inspired cherry cola lips. Ahead, we break down four different mouth-watering makeup trends, and how to recreate each look.
With Tomato Girl makeup, you can be as understated or as bold as you would like. Take a leaf from this monochromatic look – if red eyeshadow is too much for you, try a subtler wipe of russet eyeliner.
The Tomato Girl exudes a carefree insouciance with sun-kissed skin and ruddy tones on the cheeks, eyelids and lips. They make a strong case for embracing earthy, shimmery eyeshadows like the ones found in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Fall Romance Eyeshadow Palette, $88. Subtly define the eyes with KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner in Trooper Satin Black, $36. Pat a crimson lipstick like Estee Lauder Pure Color Hi-Lustre Lipstick in #333 Persuasive, $56 onto the pout with fingertips for a just-bitten effect.
We’ve seen plenty of ‘90s trends making a comeback, and the return of lip liners is long overdue. To bring the look into 2023, opt for cherry-red, high-shine glosses and stains to let your natural pout peer through. To prevent your lipstick from bleeding, outline your lips with a brown or burgundy lip liner before taking the colour around the rest of your lips.
True to its name, the Cherry Cola palette is centred on red. Pick a deep red lipstick like the Burberry Kisses Liquid in #93 Russet, $60 and use a similar maroon-leaning tone like the Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Longwear Gel Eyeliner in Compassion, $33 and Chantecaille Luminescent Eye Shade Wild Mustang in Roan, $98 on your peepers, then complete the look with a matte cushion foundation such as the Yves Saint Laurent Le Cushion Encre De Peau Foundation, $108.
This trend is characterised by juicy, moisturised lips, inconspicuous eye makeup and clean skin with that enviable, incandescent glow. Like most natural makeup looks, recreating that glass-like sheen boils down to expertly applied skin prep. Look for skincare products like Charlotte Tilbury Magic Water Cream, from $59; Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Brilliance Serum, $425 and Sulwhasoo The Ultimate S Cream, from $320 that are loaded with hydrating hyaluronic acid and brightening vitamin C.
For an added hydration boost, follow up with an extra layer of hydrating primer. You can also go for tinted moisturisers or water-based foundations for a second-skin finish.
Drawing inspiration from your morning cup of joe, this invigorating trend brings together elements of warm, creamy browns on the eyelids, cheeks and lips. In addition to being a versatile look, latte makeup is also flattering on all skin tones. As a rule of thumb, choose products that are two to three shades darker than your skin tone. If you have cool undertones, you can go for browns with a hint of orange or yellow like caramel or camel. Those with warm undertones can look for browns with a slight tinge of purple or grey like taupe or champagne.
Start off with a skin-loving base (we recommend Guerlain Parure Gold Skin Matte Foundation, $154, that is enriched with 24-carat gold and white peony extracts to illuminate and smooth skin). Top it off with Guerlain’s finely-milled Parure Gold Skin Control Compact Foundation, $154 that melts into the skin effortlessly to impart an airbrushed finish. Warm up the eyes with Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Quad, $85 ($45 for the case). before finishing off with a cocoa lip like Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Color in #159 Solaire, $87.
Hair: Aung Apichai, using Kevin.Murphy
Makeup: Lasalle Lee, using Dior Beauty
Models: Chloe Lau & Sophia Begum/MANNEQUIN
Coordination: Letty Seah
Photography: Athirah Annisa
Art Direction & Styling: Adeline Eng