Good skin is always trendy. While choosing the right coverage is important for covering blemishes, the finish is also crucial in achieving flawless-looking skin.
Level 1: Matte Glow
This type of foundation finish is best for those who have oily skin types, who want an overall matte finish, without looking shiny. Try using a matte finish foundation and a highlighter with subtle sheen instead of glitter.
TRY: shu uemura Unlimited Foundation, $72.
Level 2: Lit-From Within Glow
The trick to achieving a lit-from-within glow is to actually dust on your highlighter before adding on a layer of sheer cushion foundation over it. Otherwise, a foundation with a luminous finish would also do the trick.
TRY: NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation, $56 for foundation, $20 for case.
Level 3: Go For Glow
The easiest way to add glow is to use a highlighter after putting on foundation but for a natural-looking glow, use a foundation with a dewy finish, as it will catch the light better. Alternatively, you can also add a few drops of facial oil into an oil-based foundation for the same effect.
TRY: Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Touché Éclat All-in-One Glow Foundation, $79.
CALL OF THE SIREN
Red lips are not only sexy, but can help you feel powerful and confident as well.
HERA Rouge Holic Exceptional in 333, $46. Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in Rouge Ultime, $40. Armani Beauty Rouge D’Armani Matte in 400, $55. shu uemura Rouge Unlimited Matte Lipstick in RD161, $38. Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick in HyperRed, $46.
SMOKE AND MIRRORS
Vary the intensity of your smokey eye by layering your eye makeup. Stick to grey eye shadow for a soft smokey eye. Create definition by blending out some kohl eyeliner to form a dark base, before applying your eye shadow to intensify. For a touch of glamour, add some glitter eyeliner near the corner of your eyes.
1. Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Gunmetal, $30.
2. Kat Von D Anti-Precision Eyeliner, $28.
3. NUDESTIX Magnetic Eye Color Pencil in Night, $39.
4. NARS Quad Eyeshadow in Silver Screen, $80.
Believe it or not, plump and au naturel lips are actually in fashion. Use a lip scrub to exfoliate and a lip mask to keep your pucker hydrated through the night.
Step 1: Scrub
Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub, $50.
Step 2: Volumise
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lip Volumizer, $48.
Step 3: Restore
Sulwhasoo Essential Lip Mask (Moisture), $58.
Step 4: Hydrate
Frank Body Lip Balm, $18.
Eyelash extensions are uncomfortable and mascaras are too hard to remove. Get your dolly wink from falsies instead – they give your peepers the drama, without the fuss.
A peachy flush is the perfect balance of feminine, without being too girly. Plus, this warm tone is suitable for most Asian skin tones.
1. Milani Rose Blush in Blossom Time Rose, $19.50.
2. MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Face Colors Pressed Powder in #302, $32 for blusher, $4 for case.
3. Shiseido Makeup Minimalist WhippedPowder Blush in 03 Momoko, $48.
4. Chanel Joues Contraste Blusher in 440 Quintessence, $72.
BIRDS OF PARADISE
Eye makeup on the runway resembled finger paintings and is incredibly easy to recreate. Just use the cream based eye shadow of your choice and smear or dab them on the eye lid as you please. Easy peasy.
TEXT: ARISSA HA / PHOTOS: SHOWBIT