There’s nothing quite like a classic red lip to spice up your beauty look. Whether you’re rocking a romantic ruby shade on a hot date or adding a touch of auspicious red to your Chinese New Year outfit, pucker up and paint the town red with our top lippie picks.

ETUDE HOUSE Cherry Moisture Lip Glow in RD301, $12.90

ETUDE HOUSE Cherry Moisture Lip Glow in RD301, $12.90

If a lip gloss and a lip oil had a love child, the ETUDE HOUSE Cherry Moisture Lip Glow would be it. Packed with rosehip oil, jojoba seed oil and sweet almond oil, it lends a natural hint of colour while keeping your pucker moisturised. Although it has a slick texture, we like that it doesn’t come off as tacky and sits comfortably on your lips. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it smells and tastes delish!

THEFACESHOP Flat Velvet Lipstick in London Red, $16

HEFACESHOP FLAT VELVET LIPSTICK IN LONDON RED, $16

We love a good lipstick bullet, but there’s just something about the Flat Velvet Lipsticks from THEFACESHOP that could easily turn us into flat-topped converts. Thanks to its angular tip, it allows you to create a more defined lip look with a semi-matte finish that lasts. Get it in its signature London Red hue for extra oomph.

Tarte Color Splash Shade Shifting Lipstick in Body Surf, $33

Tarte Color Splash Shade Shifting Lipstick in Body Surf, $33

If you’re looking to dazzle your date on V-Day, slap on the Tarte Color Splash Shade Shifting Lipstick in this mesmerising copper metallic shade that’s to die for. Tip: layer it over a crimson lip for a swish of glimmer and off you go to steal the show!

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Bawse, $42

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Bawse, $42

For a long-wearing pout that stays poppin’ all day, you can’t go wrong with the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick. Swipe it on for a fuss-free red hue that stays put comfortably for hours on end.

M·A·C Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Metallic in Love Weapon, $39

M·A·C Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Metallic in Love Weapon, $39

For maximum glamour, the M.A.C Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Metallic glides onto your lips smoothly and dries to a matte metallic finish that will not smudge, budge or transfer mid-smooch. And with a name like Love Weapon, this lippie is pretty much made for Valentine’s Day!

3INA The Chubby Lipstick 100, $16

3INA The Chubby Lipstick 100, $16

For those who are dining out on V-Day or on the go during the CNY festivities, take this Chubby Lipstick from 3INA for a spin. This easy-to-use chubstick comes in a handy pen-shaped format that lets you draw on lip colour in seconds – perfect for midday touchups!

shu uemura Laque Supreme in RD05, $43

shu uemura Laque Supreme in RD05, $43

If you’re going all-out gloss queen mode, it doesn’t get anymore luxurious than the shu uemura Laque Supreme, which is formulated with special technology to offer high-shine and super pigmented colour in one swipe. We dare you to pick up the signature lacquer-red shade that’s sure to turn heads wherever you go.

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From shimmering highlighters to glitzed-out eyeshadow palettes, unicorn nail polishes to holographic hair foams – there’s a lot to look forward to from Sephora’s latest crop of Spring 2018 beauty launches. Here are the products we’re raving about the most.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Vanilla Quartz, $58

BECCA SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR PRESSED IN VANILLA QUARTZ

For an instant glow up, look no further than the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in a gorgeous Vanilla Quartz shade. Infused with multi-toned pink pearls, we love how this oh-so-creamy highlighter delivers a natural pop of radiance without making you look like a glazed donut.

Cover FX Shimmer Veil, $44

Cover FX Shimmer Veil

Turn up your sparkle for the upcoming festivities with the Cover FX Shimmer Veil, which is formulated with a crease-proof cream texture and comes in six iridescent shades: Halo, Celestial, Amethyst, Moonstone, Magic and Soleil. The best part? It’s multi-functional so you can use it on your eyes, lips, cheeks and wherever you want to add some bling.

Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick, $66

HOURGLASS VANISH FLASH HIGHLIGHTING STICK

We’re already obsessed with the cult favourite Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – but as if we needed another reason to show ’em more love, the beauty giant drops the brand new Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick that comes in five shades for a poppin’ glow. Plus, it’s packaged in a stick form that makes it portable enough to just toss in your bag and whip out for a quick fix anytime.

IGK Foamo Holographic Hair Foam, POA

IGK FOAMO HOLOGRAPHIC HAIR FOAM

When it comes to hair colour trends, we’ve pretty much seen everything from granny chic to all-out rainbow. But the latest craze sweeping the Insta-world is perhaps the most magical one yet. We’re talking holographic hair – and no, you don’t have book a trip to the salon to achieve this multi-tonal look. One pump of this foam wonder can instantly turn your everyday mane into a rainbow of shade-shifting pastel tones. Simply slater a dollop of product onto a comb, run it through your strands, and voila

Nails Inc Sparkle Like A Unicorn Nail Polish Duo, POA

NAILS INC SPARKLE LIKE A UNICORN NAIL POLISH DUO

Your mythical dreams are about to come true thanks to Nails Inc. Bring on the holographic magic with the Sparkle Like A Unicorn Nail Polish Duo, which consists of two high-shine polishes for double the unicorn fun: Rainbow Wishes and Dream Dust.

Nudestix Rock N’ Roller Easy Eyeliner Ink, $37

NUDESTIX ROCK N’ ROLLER EASY EYELINER INK

Love the look of liquid eyeliner but not quite sure how to apply it perfectly? Enter the Nudestix Rock N’ Roller Easy Eyeliner Ink, which comes with a roller ball applicator that allows you to create a variety of looks with ease – whether you’re going for a traditional cat-eye or fancy rocking a full-on metallic look. Perfect for beginners!

Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eye Shadow Palette, $76

TOO FACED CHOCOLATE GOLD EYE SHADOW PALETTE

If there’s one thing Too Faced has it clear, it’s that they certainly aren’t messing around in the palette department. Now, the brand has upped the ante by combining two of our favourite things into one solid palette: chocolate and real gold. The result is a deliciously decadent array of matte and metallic finishes that promises insane colour payoff in just one swipe.

Too Faced Diamond Light Highlighter, POA

TOO FACED DIAMOND LIGHT HIGHLIGHTER

Now, this one’s a real gem that Queen Bey will be proud of. Shaped like a gemstone, the Too Faced Diamond Light Highlighter is made with real crushed diamond powder and light reflecting pearls to create a “rainbow diamond fire glow”. Ready to shine bright like a diamond?

Tarte Chrome Paint Shadow Pot, $32

TARTE CHROME PAINT SHADOW POT

Amongst all the new makeup must-haves Tarte will soon be blessing us – from shape-shifting lippies to killer contour palettes – what we’re most thrilled about is the Tarte Chrome Paint Shadow Pot, which is touted as the brand’s most pigmented eyeshadow formula yet. And trust us when we say a swipe of your finger is all you need to achieve the mirrored lids of your dreams – no brushes needed!

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With more and more people championing the green movement, beauty brands are also starting to take a sustainable approach for their products. Not only is the use of natural ingredients better for your skin, you’ll be doing Mother Earth a huge favour as well. Here are some eco-conscious cosmetics brands you need to check out.

NYX

Known for its wildly affordable array of cult favourites such as the Total Control Drop Foundation ($26) and Soft Matte Lip Cream ($15), NYX’s commitment towards sustainable beauty is no secret either. Although it has fallen under the L’Oréal umbrella since 2014, rest assured this PETA-approved brand still remains 100 per cent cruelty-free and no animal testing is involved in any of their formulations. And while L’Oréal is a company that conducts animal testing, it’s worth noting that they’ve since signed an agreement to start developing eco-friendly solutions.

Kat Von D

 

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We love Kat Von D for her forward-thinking makeup brand, but what really impressed us was her dedication in sticking to her animal-friendly guns. A champion for animal rights herself, Kat has since begun reformulating her entire line to be completely vegan, including the Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($31), Tattoo Liner ($32) and Lock-It Foundation ($56) – just watch out for the #VeganAlert label. Back in August, she has also announced on Instagram that she’ll be rolling out a brand new set of vegan makeup brushes and we can’t wait to get our hands on ‘em!

Fenty Beauty

When you’ve got a universal makeup line designed for “woman of all shades, attitude and cultures” that’s run by Rihanna, there’s no reason not to support Fenty Beauty when it delivers every bit of the hype. But wait – it gets better: just when people were questioning whether the socially-conscious brand is cruelty-free, the pop star coolly responded to a Twitter DM about animal testing with “You callin’ me an animal?” and proceeded to plug the #CrueltyFree hashtag on Instagram. RiRi did that!

Tarte

 

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Certified vegan and cruelty-free, Tarte offers an eco-friendly range of beauty products made with all-natural ingredients such as the bestselling Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Foundation ($60) and Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil ($33). In a move to give back to the environment, Tarte also has partnered up with the Sea Turtle Conservancy to raise awareness for these marine creatures through their Rainforest of the Sea Collection. Beyond Mother Nature, they contribute to organisations like Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes and & Step Up amongst other initiatives too.

Handmade Heroes

 

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From whipping up DIY face masks at home, to eventually creating her very own organic skincare brand, Lynsey Lim is the proud #GirlBoss behind Homemade Heroes. No stranger to our beauty aisles, the homegrown brand emphasises on quality over quantity by producing only a small selection of must-haves like the Cocolicious Luscious Lip Scrub ($9.90), Drop Dead Gorgeous Dry Shampoo ($14.90) and French Green Clay Face Mask ($14.90). Oh, and did we mention it’s also paraben-, preservative- and synthetic-free? No better way to #SupportLocal!

Katfood

 

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Another local skincare line we’re obsessed over, Katfood specialises in just about everything coconut – coconut oil body scrubs, coconut flour dry shampoos… you name it – handmade with organic ingredients to ensure the best quality. However, do take note that these products are “designed not to last” and don’t contain any chemical preservatives, thus they typically come with a shorter shelf life. Not that it should matter, we’re pretty sure they’ll be emptied soon enough and that means more reason to stock up on more Kat treats!

Featured image credit: Alex Rosu | This article was adapted from Vol.30 Issue 1 issue of Teenage. 

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Want to look your best for the new school year? We’ve got you covered. Strut through the hallways looking fresh-faced and totally fabulous with these simple beauty tricks!

1) Start with foundation. But rather than caking on a full face of foundation that looks overdone, opt for a lightweight yet long-lasting formula that will give you flawless coverage throughout the day. Cushion compacts are great because they’re so handy – just toss it in your bag and whip it out for touchups on-the-go!

ETUDE HOUSE Any Cushion All Day Perfect

Try: Etude House Any Cushion All Day Perfect SPF50+ / PA+++, $32

2) Keep it minimal. Skip the foundation if you only have minimal trouble spots on your face. All you need is a small amount of concealer to cover any areas of concern such as blemishes, sun spots or dark circles – and you’re good to go!

CATRICE Liquid Camouflage

Try: Catrice Liquid Camouflage, $5.90

3) Shape your brows. Having the right brow shape does wonders to one’s overall appearance. Start by tweezing any stray hairs that are out of place, then filling in your brows with an eyebrow pencil one shade lighter than your natural hair colour.

Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil

Try: Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil, $42

4) Amp up your peepers. If a traditional cat eye looks too harsh for school, why not try a subtle take on the winged liner look? Trace a fine line along the upper lashes and create a sleek flick at the corner of the eye. Messed up? Simply go in with q-tip dipped in makeup remover to clean up smudges around the area, and voila!

essence Super Precise Eyeliner

Try: essence Super Precise Eyeliner, $4.90

5) Fake it till you make it. If clumpy mascara is not your thing, swap it out for a pair of falsies instead. These faux ones look super natural and won’t melt under the heat, all while giving your lashes instant volume.

Muse & Co Everyday Eyelashes

Try: Muse & Co Everyday Eyelashes, $2.95

6) Achieve a natural flush. To cheat an all-natural look, adding a hint of colour to your cheeks will do the trick. Sweep on a soft coral shade to the apples and blend it out with your fingertips for a flirty flush.

Sephora Blush To Go

Try: Sephora Blush To Go, $19

7) Go sheer on the lips. For the perfect everyday lip, we recommend a sheer lip balm that delivers a pop of colour while keeping your pucker hydrated all day long. If you want to rock a bolder look for after school, layer the colour for a more vibrant tint and blot it to set the application.

3CE Bebe Color Lip Balm

Try: 3CE Bebe Color Lip Balm, $25

TIP! After a long day at school, don’t forget to remove your makeup. Leaving a full face of cosmetics on may lead to breakouts, so be diligent in getting rid of the grime to maintain a healthy complexion. No better way to get your glow on!

Photography: Vicky Andhika
Hair and makeup: Gigi Sng
Styling: Chew Hui Ling
Outfit: H&M
Model: Lim Eik Joo

This article was adapted from Teenage Passport To Your Future 2018.

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We Can't Stop Squealing Over The New innisfree x Snoopy Collection

11 Jan 2018 by Chew Hui Ling

What better way to ring in the Year of the Dog by releasing an entire makeup range inspired by everyone’s favourite beagle? Partnering up with the beloved Peanuts character for a limited edition collection, the K-beauty brand hopes for the world to “love more, laugh a lot and dream big” in 2018. ‘Nuff said – just take all our money, Snoopy!

The canine-themed range features a myriad of skincare, makeup and even body products, from collectible cushion cases to pastel nail polishes – all in pawfully adorable designs that will make you squeal in delight. Don’t forget to get your hands on the limited edition Orchid Purple Box as well, which comes with mini versions of the Orchid Enriched Cream, Orchid Eye Cream, My Body Daphne Body Cleanser and Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask (Calming) in a travel-sized beauty bag.

Scroll through the gallery to view the entire collection!


The innisfree x Snoopy Limited Edition Collection will be available at all innisfree stores islandwide from 15 January 2018 to 28 February 2018, while stocks last.

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