From versatile illuminators to idiot-proof powders, these makeup products will perk up your face (and mood) for that after-hours shindig better and faster than those pre-drinks G&T.
1 YSL Beaute Touche Eclat White, $62
A popular backstage trick to brighten up the peepers: Use a white pencil. This allows one to easily recreate the same effect – and more. Just blend at the inner corner of the eyes, top of the cheekbones and cupid’s bow for instant luminosity.
2 Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Invisimatte Blotting Powder, $44
Blot excess shine on the fly with this compressed translucent powder that won’t cake up on top of existing makeup. (P.S. It won’t creep into fine lines, clog pores or add a white cast to one’s complexion either.)
3 Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Cushion, $81
Ideal for touch-ups on the go, this corrects targeted areas and intensifies coverage where needed in just a few pats. The lightweight fluid also helps to smooth, plump and hydrate skin.
4 Make Up Store Strobe Glow, $51
This luminiser’s fluid texture makes it easy to apply and blend using just fingertips. Works over bare skin, on top of existing makeup for touch-ups, or mixed with another liquid base for a pearlescent glow.
5 It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Concealer, $42
Designed specifically for under-eye coverage, this concealer contains light reflecting pigments to impart a healthy radiance by diffusing fine lines and brightening the eye area. The best part: a little goes a long way.
6 Cover FX Correct Click, $28, Sephora
Those who like going bare-faced still appreciate minimal coverage. This line of colour correctors comes in various hues, including peach, lavender and green, to even out skin discolorations such as blue spots, sallow skin and redness respectively.
7 My Burberry Blush Palette, $94
Fake a fresh-from-exercise flush with a light wash of this limited edition pink blush, which boasts flattering warm undertones, and leaves a satin finish over the apples of cheeks.
8 Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder Aura Gloss in Honey, $60
A dab of gloss works wonders to brighten the complexion. This multi-tasking illuminator contains light-reflecting golden pearlescent powder that casts a flattering glow when used on lips, cheekbones and the nose bridge.
Text: Karen Tee