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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Channel Pantone's 2018 Colour With These Ultra Violet Makeup Products

5 Jan 2018 by Chew Hui Ling

Remember when rose quartz and serenity were literally everywhere in 2016? Looks like our favourite two-tone duo has competition – enter Pantone’s 2018 colour of the year, Ultra Violet, a vivid purple shade that looks downright ethereal. We can’t wait to incorporate this cosmic hue into our beauty routine!

Scroll through the gallery to shop our roundup of Ultra Violet-inspired picks.

Featured image credits: jennbischof, anneloesdebets on Instagram

Will you be rocking the Ultra Violet trend? Try it out and show us your interpretation by tagging us on Instagram – we’d love to see how you’d wear the look!

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Get Party Ready With These Colourful Makeup Looks

22 Dec 2017 by Chew Hui Ling

The holiday season is officially upon us! Whether you’re hanging out with the girls or hitting the town for a glam night out, these bold statement looks are sure to turn heads wherever you go. Let the party begin!

#1 Seeing Red

Red-Makeup-Tutorial

There’s just something about a classic red lip that gives you an instant dash of Hollywood glam. We’re obsessed with this RiRi- approved shade of crimson, which looks even more amazing paired with mahogany-toned eyeshadow brushed across the lids.

Get the look:

(From left to right) Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint, $36, Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in Outlaw, $28, Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Bang, $39, Tarte Tarteist Metallic Shadow in Revel, $22

#2 Pretty In Pink

Pink-Makeup-Tutorial

With millennial pink having a major moment now, why not try a monochromatic take
on the trend? To match your high-gloss pucker, sweep on a vibrant wash of pink high on the cheekbones and over your lids for a flushed yet dewy look.

Get the look:

(From left to right) 3CE Face Blush in Shy Shy, $30, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Lilac Geode, $62, Canmake Candy Wrap Lip in Cherry Sherbet, $13.17, Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Softlight, $52

#3 Feeling Blue

Blue-Makeup-Tutorial

Blue is one of the most intimidating hues to pull off, but it makes for an edgy and striking look when done right. If you aren’t quite daring enough to go all out with a single shade of blue, try blending in similar cool tones such as lilac or turquoise across your peepers for a multi-dimensional effect. Let your eyes do the talking!

Get the look:

(From left to right) Make Up For Ever Artist Rogue Lipstick in Matte Brick Red, $35, NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Blue Jeans, $10, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Dazzled, $47, Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette, $72

#4 Yellow Fever

Yellow-Makeup-Tutorial

For a wearable twist on the golden hue, go for colours with yellow undertones such as corals and nudes that are flattering on every skin tone. Dab on a shimmery eyeshadow, pucker up with an apricot pout and paint a tiny heart under your eye for a cheeky accent – and you’re all set!

Get the look:

(From left to right) Etude House Be My Universe Multi Palette in Golden Galaxy, $25.90, Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Oil Lip Gloss in Peach, Please!, $29, 3INA Eye Gloss 502, $23, NARS Single Eyeshadow Shimmer Finish in Night Star, $38

Photography: Vicky Andhika
Hair and makeup: Gigi Sng using Urban Decay Cosmetics
Art direction and styling: Chew Hui Ling
Model: Julia P / Mannequin

This article was adapted from the December 2017 issue of Teenage.

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