June 1, 2016
We have to deal with the disappointments of not having everlasting make up everyday. Sure, we look perfect in the morning; but come evening, our washed-out face greets us when we peer cautiously into the mirror. Before we know it, we are sheepishly finding excuses when our friends pull out a camera to take a much dreaded selfie.
Keep these 5 essentials in your bag whenever you are out and these worries will be unfounded. Heck, you’ll be the one pulling out the camera during your next event.
1. Your trusty eyeliner
More often than not, the perfect eyeliner you have so painstakingly drawn in the morning smudges before you can make it to the end of the day. Carry along your favourite pencil eyeliner in your bag all the time and you can touch up the faded lines. Try Revlon’s ColorStay™ eye liner and bid farewell to eyeliner mishaps!
Revlon ColorStay™ eye liner, $17.90, available at Watsons, Guardian, and leading supermarkets and hypermarkets.
2. A lip balm
This one’s for everybody out there. Your lips are bound to show some horrid cracks if you are not careful with a constant lip balm application. Even the copious amount of lipstick you smother your lips with won’t hide them.
Our favourite has to be Fresh’s Sugar tinted Lip Treatment lip balms with Sunscreen SPF 15. Guys, your lips are now protected from the never-ending blaze of Singapore’s sun.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, $34, available at Fresh stores and Sephora stores.
3. A lipstick (or two)
Your lipstick’s bound to disappear after lunch or just from sipping coffee alone. No matter how long lasting your lipstick might be, bringing one or a few in your bag will always be a lifesaver. A pop of colour on your lips will be a total game changer – even if your foundation or concealer wears off, it will prevent you from looking all washed out by the time you head out for a fun night out.
Try Clinique’s signature chubby stick for a comfortable and easy application that will leave your lips with a natural and healthy sheen. Alternatively, if you prefer to have a bold matte lip, try NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creams that are available in several enticing shades and a smooth applicator that glides on easily.
Clinique Chubby Stick™ Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm, $26, available at Clinique counters and Sephora.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, $13, available at Sephora. nyxcosmetics.com.
4. A handy compact powder
There’s no need to reason with this one. A compact pressed powder is definitely a necessity you have to bring around. It reduces the shine you might have on your face after a long day out, and it also hides your tiny imperfections. A simple touch up will ensure you appear more polished and refreshed for whatever’s lined up.
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Pressed Powder, $64, available at Sephora ION Orchard, Sephora Ngee Ann City, and the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Loft. makeupforever.com/sg.
5. A lightweight blusher
Yes, we know. The blush we all have on in the day disappears into nothing; and what’s left is a pale face lacking the perfect flush that we meticulously applied on our cheeks in the morning. It’s always good to carry a compact blusher or a bottle of blush tint, so you can have that pop of colour wherever you go. Find a compact blusher kit that already comes with a brush for convenient, on the go applications. Our favourites are Guerlain’s Rose aux Joues Tender Blush (it also comes with a cute brush in the casing) and the all-time favourite Benetint Cheek and Lip Stain by Benefit.
Guerlain Rose aux Joues Tender Blush, $75, available at Guerlain counters and Sephora ION, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Suntec City Mall.
Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek and Lip Stain, $54, available at Benefit Cosmetics counters and Sephora.