From The Straits Times    |

In case the festive music dominating the airwaves hasn’t already clued you in – the glitzy festive season is upon us. With the season of merrymaking in full swing, many of us would find our calendars to be filled with a plethora of holiday functions from friendly gatherings to dinner parties. If you’ve found the perfect party dress, the glossy eye makeup look might just be the finishing touch to your holiday get-up.



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Rather than opting for the traditional shimmer shadow this festive season, amp up your holiday look by pairing your makeup with latex-look lid. The glossy lids look is extremely versatible and can be worn with a matte lip or a bold bright lip colour. For a more dramatic night time look, team your glossy lids with highlighted skin and a defined lip.



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While glossy lids might come off as a little intimidating, because it’s different from the matte and shimmery eyeshadows that we are used to, recreating the look is actually incredibly easy. All it takes is tapping some lip gloss or balm on top of your eyeshadow. Just make sure, whatever you use if safe for the eye area. To prevent your eye makeup from smudging, tightline your eyes with smudge-proof eyeliner that wouldn’t budge even when it comes into contact with the gloss.



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Before you write the trend off as being way too sticky for your liking, here are some products that are made specifically for you to create the wet-but-not-oily eye makeup look.


3ina The Eye Gloss 500 ($23)

This eye gloss comes in four different colours including a clear shade. Simply swipe the applicator straight across the lids for a high impact shine or dab the product on your lids with your fingertips for a subtle glow.


Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss ($34)

This innovative pudding-like gloss, applies like a gel but dries like a powder with a wet look finish. The metallized pink shine and champagne hues will redefine your timeless smokey eye.


NYX Lid Lacquer (US$7)

Lacquer is not just for your nails. For that ultimate eye gloss shine, the lid lacquer can be worn on its own or mixed with glitter on the lid.