Local celebs who are already way ahead of this year’s beauty trends

7 hot beauty trends and the celebs who are already on top of their game

1. Metallic neutrals
1. Metallic neutrals
29 Jan 2018

1. Metallic neutrals

This is the year of the blinged-out makeup. Zoe Tay looks stunning in her recent styleXstyle shoot in high-shine, bronzed eyeshadow as the main focus. Meanwhile, Tong Bingyu glams up her sporty apparel with a dusting of sandy metallic eyeshadow over her eyes. 

How to wear it:
Want to turn heads with this look? Use one metallic shade and dab over or under the eyes, or create a gradient effect with silver or gold.

Photos: Instagram/@zoetay10, @tongbingyu

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Give Tarte’s Chrome Paint Shadow Pot in Park Ave Princess, $32 at Sephora, a try for easy, liquid metal-like application in a gorgeous shiny-bronze shade.

2. Gold highlighter
2. Gold highlighter
29 Jan 2018

2. Gold highlighter

In 2018, highlighters that give your skin a hit of golden light will be an indispensable staple in your makeup bag. 

How to wear it:
If you want to glow like Jeanette Aw and Rebecca Lim, focus on the parts of your face that attract the light: cheekbones, nose bridge, and forehead. Blend the highlighter along these lines (stark lines are a no-no) and don’t forget to dot the cupid’s bow for good measure!

Photos: Instagram/@jeanetteaw,@limrebecca

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Ri-Ri’s Fenty Beauty label practically brought the gold highlighter back into vogue. Get your hands on Fenty Beauty's Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face Set to get that coveted Amazonian glow if you’re not sure about committing to full-sized gold makeup. The travel-friendly set includes a Mini Gloss Bomb and Mini Killawatt Highlighter in Hu$tla Baby for $33 at Sephora.


5. Statement eyeliner
5. Statement eyeliner
29 Jan 2018

5. Statement eyeliner

Subtle eyeliner? Borrrriiing. (And boy, are we happy to see local stars like Richie Koh get their guyliner on.) Don't be afraid to make a statement, like Oon Shu An does, or to flaunt your pretty features, regardless of your gender. 

How to wear it:
Need a new way to style the standard eye liner? From the underline, to the double wing, to the effortless but bold ‘thumbprint’ rounded eyeliner, the simple change to your everyday makeup may be the most noticeable.

Photos: Instagram/@oonshuan, @richiekrq

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Try MAC’s new Longwear Fluidline Gel Eye Liner, $36, for a smooth and accurate application. Choose between three dark shades of the water-resistant and smudge-proof eye liner.


3. Creamy lipstick
3. Creamy lipstick
29 Jan 2018

3. Creamy lipstick

After a long reign of matte lippies, creamy lipsticks are rising to prominence once again (Yasss! Our dried-out lips are rejoicing). Many celebs are spearheading the great return of the classic creamy bullet lipsticks, including Sonia Chew and Kelly Poon. The high level of pigments in the new cream lippies make all the difference.

How to wear it: 
Make sure you use a lip liner before applying your lipstick in order to prevent embarrassing smears.

Photos: Instagram/@kellypanjiali, @soniachew

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With smooth application and great hydrating qualities, Too Faced’s new La Crème Lipstick, $34, comes in a number of stunning shades, from Naughty Nude to Sweet Maple. We also love the ultra-creamy texture of Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Lip Color, $41.


4. The K-pop ‘Glass Skin’ – but more natural
4. The K-pop ‘Glass Skin’ – but more natural
29 Jan 2018

4. The K-pop ‘Glass Skin’ – but more natural

This year, the highly coveted K-pop “glass skin” effect takes the OTT sheen down a notch. Think of skin so translucent that it glows softly – and yes, you’re allowed to let your natural skin (and a few imperfections) peek through your makeup. He Ying Ying and Jayley Woo lead the way with the best examples of naturally radiant skin – minus the droid-like shine.

How to do it:
Nothing beats actually having great skin. In the meantime, fake it till you make it. using lightweight, semi-translucent bases or colour-correcting makeup that will have your skin looking glowy without looking overly made-up or shiny.

Photos: Instagram/@hereisyingying, @jiaqiwoo

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We understand—perfect skin takes time. So until your skin achieves that desired glass-like look, use LANEIGE’s new dual tone corrector to even out skin tone and conceal flaws. The Two Tone Correcting Bar in No. 03/ Purple Blue, $38, works to illuminate dull, pigmented skin for the glowy effect.


 

6. Barely there blusher
6. Barely there blusher
29 Jan 2018

6. Barely there blusher

For the everyday look, the ease and subtlety of tint makeup is the height of “no-makeup makeup”. Aim for the “sweet” and “girl-next-door” look that Jesseca Liu and Jeanette Aw pull off so effortlessly-in part thanks to natural tints in soft pink shades.

How to wear it:
Use cheek and lip tints to sweeten your skin with the barest hint of colour. There’s no need to overdo it—the point is to have your makeup looking effortless.

Photos: Instagram/@jeanetteaw, @jesssseca

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Benefit GogoTint Cheek and Lip Stain, $54, a buildable cherry-tinted lip and cheek stain, available at Sephora

7. The Lob
7. The Lob
29 Jan 2018

7. The Lob

Want a change, but not ready to chop it all off? Follow the examples of Hayley Woo and Hong Ling, who have entered 2018 with the stylish long-ish bob. Hayley’s cut makes her look young and innocent, while Hong Ling pairs hers with dark makeup for a more mature vibe.

How to wear it:
Style your new ‘do with tops that show off your long neck, collarbone, and shoulders. Off-the-shoulder tops add elegance to your overall look. Although the Lob seems relatively low-maintenance, thicker or wavier hair types will need to blow-dry their unruly hair to submission to resist the midday frizz, while finer hair will require volume to keep it from looking flat.

Photos: Instagram/@honglingg, @hayleywoojiayi

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29 Jan 2018

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment, $39 from Sephora.

 

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