Don’t settle for predictable makeup and hair – we turn to the experts for simple tips on how to transform your look for different occasions BY ARISSA HA & ELIZABETH LIEW
Part-ponytail and partbun, this hairdo exudes professionalism, without the stiff upper lip. Start by taming frizziness and loose strands with the L’Oréal Mythic Oil, $29 (100 ml), before tying a high ponytail. Then, start twisting the ponytail to create a sleek bun, securing it with bobby pins. The ends of the ponytail are left loose so the hairdo looks polished but not too severe.
Earrings from Swarovski. Jacket from Maje. Blouse from Bimba Y Lola. Bag from MCM.
To give definition to the eyes, makeup artist Larry Yeo uses a wash of taupe like the Cosme Decorté Eye Glow Gem in BR384, $35, over the lids and then, using colours from the DIOR Backstage Eye Palette in 001 Warm Neutrals, $83, he adds dimension to the eyes. A brown eyeliner and a few coats of mascara are then used to define the eyes. The rest of the face is kept natural with the Revlon PhotoReady Insta- Filter Foundation in 200 Nude, $34.90, with just a tinge of blusher and rosy pink lipstick, to keep this work-ready makeup looking clean and professional.
Shirt; jeans and bag, all from Sandro.
The Braid-y Brunch
For makeup that lasts, turn to the HERA Black Cushion, $75, to even out skin tone. Weekends are also perfect for experimenting with colours and the berry tones from the Urban Decay Born to Run Palette, $76, complement the LANEIGE Ideal Blush Duo in 5 GingerBerry, $39, to create a fresh, youthful makeup look.
Braids and soft curls are an amazing combination for creating a feminine look. Lock the shape in place, but keep it from looking stiff with a molding hair spray like the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Hair Spray, $13.90 (312 g).
Earrings and necklace, both from Swarovski. Dress from Max&Co.
An olive green smokey eye adds interest to the eyes without taking away attention from the lips. Larry uses the Revlon Colorstay Creme Eye Shadow in 735 Pistachio, $18.90, as the base before adding on the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Color Shadow in M322 Khaki, $24, to set the colour.
Hairstylist Den Ng of PREP Luxe applies a lightweight hair oil prior to heat styling to protect hair strands. To create volume, Den uses the ghd Platinum, $395, to add texture for this glamorous party look.
PHOTOS: VEE CHIN / MAKEUP: LARRY YEO, USING DIOR BACKSTAGE / HAIR: DEN NG, USING L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL/ PREP LUXE / MODEL: NATALIA B/MANNEQUIN / STYLING: JOSIAH CHUA, ASSISTED BY MISATO KATO