The holidays are the best excuse to hoard some beauty swag – whether you’re treating yourself or finding the perfect gift for your favourite babes. Here are some of the most covet-worthy holiday makeup releases that made it onto our wish list.

Fenty Beauty Chill Owt Holiday Collection

Fenty Beauty Chill Owt Holiday Collection

We may not have winter in Singapore, but Rihanna just gave us more reason to celebrate all things icy with the Fenty Beauty Chill Owt Holiday Collection. We’re talking frosted hues, smouldering metallics and iridescent shimmers that will bring out your inner ice queen. Get lit with the Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette ($74), complete with seven gorgeous chrome shades to create a melt-worthy look. But the ultimate chill comes in the form of the Avalanche All-Over Metallic Powder Set ($139), which is filled with ultra-pigmented shades packaged in mini jars to keep you glo’d up wherever you go.

shu uemura 2018 Holiday Collection

shu uemura 2018 Holiday Collection

Sweeten things up with the shu uemura 2018 Holiday Collection! Partnering up with luxury chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat, the Japanese beauty brand combines two of our favourite things – makeup and chocolate – into one irresistible gourmet collection. This includes their Rouge Unlimited lippies ($38) in delicious flavours like Deep Cranberry and Salty Caramel; as well as the Ganache & Praline Eye Palette ($98) featuring an assortment of chocolate-inspired hues. The best part? Everything smells like chocolate. Yum!

ETUDE HOUSE Tiny Twinkle Holiday Collection

ETUDE HOUSE Tiny Twinkle Holiday Collection

Add a touch of sparkle to your getup with the ETUDE HOUSE Tiny Twinkle Holiday Collection, featuring some of their greatest makeup hits reimagined into shiny little ornaments that would make the perfect stocking stuffers. The star product is the Tiny Twinkle Shadow Palette ($39), which is available in three different palettes of warm, neutral and cool hues that you can mix and match. If that’s not enough to sate your glitter obsession, complete the look with the Tiny Twinkle Mirror Holic Liquid Eyes Mini 3 Colour Kit ($34), consisting of three metallic liquid eyeshadows packaged in a lovely Christmas bauble.

Aprilskin’s Holiday Glam Edition

Aprilskin’s Holiday Glam Edition

Turn on the glam with Aprilskin’s Holiday Glam Edition ($55), which contains two of their bestselling products – the Perfect Magic Cover Fit Cushion and Perfect Magic Dual Eyeshadow – to get you all decked out for the occasion. What’s more, the gift set also includes an LED hand mirror that will come in handy for touch-ups on the fly. Great for party selfies too!

The Body Shop Christmas Gift Collection

The Body Shop Christmas Gift Collection

Inspired by the wildlife of the forest, The Body Shop Christmas Gift Collection is perfect for the animal lover on your list. Surprise your favourite night owls with Olivia The Owl ($36), which comes filled with bath-time treats for them to indulge in during their late-night routine. That’s not all; this fun gift set can also be transformed into a roly-poly money box after. How clever is that?

innisfree The Green Christmas 2018 Limited Edition Collection

innisfree The Green Christmas 2018 Limited Edition Collection

When all else fails, you can’t go wrong with some handy-dandy hand cream. As part of the innisfree The Green Christmas 2018 Limited Edition Collection, the Perfumed Hand Cream Miniature Set ($24) comprises six Jeju-inspired scents to suit your every mood: Guesthouse Laundry, Peach, Raspberry, Pink Coral, Yuja Tea, and Autumn Leaves. And it doesn’t hurt that they are decorated in a range of merry colours and joyful illustrations. Super cute!

Too Faced 2018 Christmas Collection

Too Faced 2018 Christmas Collection

The Too Faced 2018 Christmas Collection is everything a beauty junkie could ever ask for. Where else can you find a Christmas tree made up of makeup palettes? Consisting of three individual eyeshadow palettes, three face products and a Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara, the Christmas Tree Breakaway Makeup Palette & Mascara Set ($72) allows you to gift the palettes separately, or combine them into the shape of a Christmas tree.

Sephora Collection Holiday 2018

Sephora Collection Holiday 2018

Sephora’s range of seasonal exclusives just gets better and better every year. In this edition, they came out with a plethora of enchanting treats for their Sephora Collection Holiday 2018 – think holographic highlighters, glitter pots and star-shaped lip glosses to celebrate the holidays in style. But what truly steals the show is the Once Upon A Night Palette ($69), Sephora’s blockbuster palette that is composed of 130 shades ranging from matte textures to satin finishes to shimmery colours. Now you’re all set to dazzle!

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It’s that glorious time of the year where we get to dress up and go all out with makeup – and what better way to get into the Halloween spirit than a dark, gothic look to complete your outfit? We’re talking jet black eyeliners, moody eyeshadows and hyper-matte lippies that will last through the night. Ahead, we sussed out 8 of our go-to Halloween beauty products that are so dark, your ominous presence will be sure to send chills down another’s spine.

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uninvited, $36

 Stunna Lip Paint

What’s a goth look without a good ol’ black lipstick? If you’re looking for a lip product with insane staying power, look no further than the Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in the Halloween-perfect Uninvited shade. This long-wearing liquid lipstick lasts up to 12 hours, so it’ll not budge even after several rounds of blood-red punch – no touchups required.

Shu Uemura Matte Supreme in BK01, $43

Shu Uemura Matte Supreme in BK01

If you fancy a bolder look, the Shu Uemura Matte Supreme in BK01 is sure to leave an impression. Besides promising insane colour payoff in a single sweep, its smudge-resistant formula also leaves your lips feeling weightless, comfortable and ever so party-ready throughout the night.

Kat Von D Beauty Dagger Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, $32

Kat Von D Beauty Dagger Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

A trusty black liner is all you need to transform yourself into your desired Halloween character — be it amping up the feline drama with a fierce cat eye, or adding some creep factor to your costume with a zombie-worthy look. Step up your eye makeup game with the Kat Von D Beauty Dagger Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, which comes equipped with a 30-degree slant tip that makes it suitable for various eye shapes.

K-Palette Real Strong Eyeliner in Super Black, $21.90

 K-Palette Real Strong Eyeliner in Super Black

The last thing you want to worry about is to end up with a zombie-raccoon eye, which is why having a long-lasting liner is crucial for party nights. As the name suggests, the K-Palette Real Strong Eyeliner comes packed with an intense formula that can withstand even the wildest shenanigans.

Kat Von D Fetish Eyeshadow Palette, $86

Kat Von D Fetish Eyeshadow Palette

With a dazzling array of 24 velvety-smooth colours, the Kat Von D Fetish Eyeshadow Palette has all the shades you need to create the perfect makeup look. From metallic glitters to creamy mattes, this highly-pigmented palette is a must-have in your Halloween arsenal. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the packaging is just as ready for Halloween as we are!

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Carbon Matte, $33

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Carbon Matte

The folks at MAC can do no wrong when it comes to their eyeshadows – we headed straight for this neutral black shade that will help you to create the coveted smoky eye. It’s also effortless to apply and blends on your lids like a dream, which means you don’t have to brush on multiple layers just to achieve the look.

Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow in Glam Noir 84, $38

Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow in Glam Noir 84

Your Halloween get-up isn’t completed until you add a little glitter. Infuse a touch of gothic glam to your look with the Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow in an iridescent finish that will definitely catch the eyes of every partygoer in attendance.

Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier, $57


Before going all out with your SFX looks, prepping your skin is essential in ensuring that your makeup stays put throughout the night. The Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier works wonders in reducing excess sebum and helps to prevent foundation from slipping off, all while leaving your skin with a cool, refreshing finish.

Featured image credits: thetrashmask and luvekat on Instagram

What makeup look will you be rocking this Halloween? Show us your gothic creations by tagging us on @TeenageMagazine

It’s time to swap out the summer glow for dramatic hues and bold colours. This fall season, take a cue from these Instagram mavens on how to create the perfect autumnal beauty look.

Femme Fatale


A red lip is always in style, but take a page out of makeup artist Pony’s (@ponysmakeup) beauty book and put a sultry spin on it for a Snow White-worthy, just-bitten pout. Scarlet hues with cooler undertones will look extra flattering on a brighter complexion – just make sure to add a flush to your cheeks so you won’t look washed out.

Tip: You want the focus to be on your lips, so keep the rest of your makeup simple. A sweep of blush and a coat of mascara is enough to complete the look.

Get the look:

Etude House Double Lasting Foundation, $32
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette, $83
K-Palette Real Strong Eyeliner, 21.90
3CE Soft Lip Lacquer in Change Mode, $23
Studio 10 Lip Perfecting Plumping Gloss, $56

Baby Pumpkin Spice


It’s the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice – and there’s no better time to spice up your beauty routine than now. Rather than a full-on monochromatic look, pin-up model Miss Bo (@_missbo) incorporated pops of blue and yellow to play up the peepers. Top it off with a punchy burnt orange lip and of-the-moment space buns for a Baby Spice-approved look!

Tip: Load up on the contour! For extra definition, you can also apply it on your hairline and jawline for an overall sculpted look.

Get the look:

M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, $56
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Quickie Cream-To-Powder Contour Stick, $49
TOO FACED Better Than False Lashes Extreme, $53
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cobalt and Pure Gold, $12 each
Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in On Point, $40

V For Violet


Ultraviolet is having a huge moment as the 2018 Colour of the Year, thanks to the Pantone folks. Beauty YouTuber Risabae (@risabae_art) updates the look with a subtler take on the royal purple-blue hue, accenting it only in the details. Oh, how about an ultraviolet manicure to add to the mix?

Tip: The secret to looking flawless like Risabae? A good primer that not only locks down makeup, but smoothens out your complexion to create an airbrushed finish.

Get the look:

Huda Beauty Mattifying Primer, $55
IT Cosmetics Brow Powder Powder, $42
Marc Jacobs See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow in Glitz Glitz, $38
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlight Powder, $42
Cosmicqweens Velveret in Space Cake, $24

Sunset After Dark


What’s fall without some dark, vampy lips? Rocking a straight-up gothic look can be a little intimidating. Instead, social media darling Nyané Lebajoa (@nyane) serves us golden goddess vibes with a sunset-inspired look that’s both smouldering and utterly sophisticated.

Tip: If you’re not ready to commit to black lipstick, go for shades with reddish or brown undertones, which are slightly more wearable.

Get the look:

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, $48
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Transformer, $21
IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes Extensions Mascara, $38
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette, $100
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in True Grit, $42

This article was adapted from Teenage Vol.30 Issue 2.

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First came the space buns, then came the scrunchies and hair clips: and now we have the iconic tinsel hair trend of the ’90s making its shiny comeback – just in time for the festive season ahead.

These sparkly tinsel extensions (twinkle hair, icicle hair, glitter highlights, whatever you want to call it) had their major moment in Hollywood when Queen Bey sported this head-turning ‘do at the 2010 Grammy Awards. However, it wasn’t until recently that K-pop idols began jumping onto the nostalgia train, with everyone from Taeyeon to Sunmi starting to incorporate these shimmery strands into their tresses. Ahead, check out how some of our favourite Korean stars are wearing this #Lit look!



Even though the tinsel trend works well on all hair colours, we think it looks especially mesmerising on pastel tones, such as Heize’s mermaid-esque lilac locks!



Sunmi is one of the first few artistes who started weaving in these multi-coloured strands for her ‘Siren’ live performances – and we’re obsessed with how pretty it looks against her sleek brown tresses.

SinB (GFriend)


You can’t go wrong with some bling on jet-black hair. A few carefully-placed tinsel pieces are enough to give you an understated yet striking look like SinB!

Jinsoul (LOONA)


The coolest thing about tinsel is that it’s incredibly versatile on all kinds of hair textures. Take a cue from Jinsoul, who worked in a dash of gold glitz into her loose blonde waves for a laidback, undone vibe.

Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation)


Lastly, who can ever forget Taeyeon’s glittery mane during her legendary set at HallyuPopFest? Just look at how gorgeous her hair looks glistening in motion!

If you’re looking to switch up your hair this season, hair tinsel is a wearable and creative option to give your mane a magical makeover. Now you’re all ready to dazzle!

If you thought your caffeine addiction was bad, just wait till you get your hands on ETUDE HOUSE’s latest fall collection – aptly titled COFFEE TO GO, NO SYRUP.

Coffee lovers are about to get a major pick-me-up in the form of an eye palette, a blush and four lip products with delicious names like Whipping Cream Dolce Latte, Vienna Strawberry Latter, Dry Orange Bianco and No Sugar Americano. Coffee and makeup? Talk about a match made in heaven! 

Play Colour Eyes #CAFFEINHOLIC, $35.90


What’s better than an extra shot to your iced latte? Make that 10 extra shots – the Play Colour Eyes #CAFFEINHOLIC palette features nine to-die-for hues ranging from subtle nudes to soft browns to rich reds. No matter what your go-to coffee order is, there’s sure to be a colour that suits your craving.

Lovely Cookie Blusher, $12.90

ETUDE HOUSE Coffee-To-Go Lovely Cookie Blusher

The perfect colour to get you into the mood for fall, the Lovely Cookie Blusher comes in a rich pink-brown shade that will help to perk up your complexion like how a good cup of joe in the morning does.

Dear My Lips Talk, $17.90

ETUDE HOUSE Coffee-To-Go Dear My Lips Talk

Whether you’re a No Sugar Americano or a Vienna Strawberry Latte kind of person, you’ll be hooked on the new Dear My Lips Talk capsule range. Deliciously named after your favourite coffee beverages, the new range consists of four statement shades in a creamy, lightweight formula that lasts throughout the day – and these stay on after coffee too!

The ETUDE HOUSE Coffee-To-Go collection will be available from October 2018 at all ETUDE HOUSE stores islandwide, Lazada and Shopee. Get ’em while they’re hot!

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