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While being called a tomato may not sound particularly flattering, especially since we have slightly traumatic memories of being called a tomato-face after PE lessons, this fruit has actually become the centre of the summer’s most fashionable makeup look.

Since it seems like everyone’s vacationing in Europe right now, “tomato girl” makeup has become the trendiest beauty aesthetic, with the hashtag having been viewed over 120 million times on TikTok.

With “tomato girl” makeup reigning supreme as the perfect late-summer makeup, we’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know about this juicy, sun-soaked look that’s sweeping our feeds.

What is “tomato girl” makeup?

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Credits: @彤巧儿/Xiao Hong Shu, @youglowgrrl/TikTok

No matter how ridiculous we find the ever-changing trend naming cycle, such as latte makeup and cherry cola lips, we have to admit that they’re cute looks, and “tomato girl” makeup is one of them.

Think fresh natural skin, rosy cheeks and lips that look like they’ve just bitten into a ripe tomato. That is the epitome of the It girl look this late summer. Add some faux freckles into the mix, and you’ll be all ready to hit the beach and live your Mamma Mia fantasies!

How to achieve the “tomato girl” makeup

To achieve the perfect “tomato girl” makeup, there are three main points to follow: brick-red blush with matching lips, plenty of glistening highlighter, and speckles of faux freckles across your face.


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Ripened tomato cheeks and matching lips

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Credits: @myvideobuddy/TikTok, @missaicadominic/TikTok

Your cheeks will undoubtedly steal the show here. To achieve that effortless, flushed look, you’ll need a cream blush that can double as a lippie.

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Left: Nudestix Nudies Bloom in Poppy Girl, Right: CANMAKE Cream Cheek in #16 Almond Terracotta

The Nudestix Nudies Bloom in Poppy Girl is a multi-purpose stick that instantly adds a healthy pop of red flush to your cheeks, eyes, and lips. It not only looks great on all skin tones, but it’s also convenient, and its long-lasting non-sticky formula will keep you looking fresh-faced and glowing all day!

Another option is CANMAKE Cream Cheek in #16 Almond Terracotta, a brick red colour that will bring out your sophisticated rosy glow from within. Because of its squalene and amino acid-based emollients, it will apply smoothly on top of foundation, and its gel-like texture will melt seamlessly into your cheeks and lips.

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DV tip: Apply the blush across the bridge of your nose and up to the high points of your cheeks to look like you’ve been kissed by the sun while casually strolling to your local Italian food market, just like the star herself- Hailey Bieber.

CANMAKE Cream Cheek #16 Almond Terracotta (2.2g) retails for S$15.05 and is available at Watsons.

Nudestix Nudies Bloom in Poppy Girl (7g) retails for S$57 and is available at Sephora.

Highlight your high points of your face

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Left: Fenty Beauty Positive Light Silky Touch Highlighter, Right: Wet and Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

To achieve that lit-from-within glow, subtly highlight the high points on your face.

Thanks to its glass-like glow and smooth, airy base, Fenty Beauty Positive Light Silky Touch Highlighter has become the talk of the town. This unique semi-sheer base is made of 50% pearl micro-shimmers, and becomes transfer-proof, smudge-proof, and water-resistant when applied, keeping you gleaming all day on your European summer vacation!

Despite being inexpensive, Wet and Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder delivers an ultra-pearly finish and an easy-to-blend formula that has won many fans. The silky smooth, highly pigmented powder creates an all-over summer glow that’s perfect for the beach when applied to the cheekbones, brow bone, and cupid’s bow.

Fenty Beauty Positive Light Silky Touch Highlighter (2.8g) retails for S$42 and is available at Sephora

Wet and Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder (5.4g) retails for S$11.04 and is available at iHerb. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see updated price.

Faux freckles


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Freckles are essential for bringing out the earthy, wholesome essence of the “tomato girl” makeup. While it may sound difficult, drawing faux freckles on your face is actually easier than it appears, thanks to @nyxxshi’s TikTok hack.

She begins by mixing any brown eyeshadow powder with water in a container. Then, she dips her brush into the liquid mixture and taps it against another brush to spray little specks onto her face to mimic freckles. She then uses powder to set the faux freckles onto her face.

Her natural result has us reaching instantly for our brown eyeshadow palettes so we can try this hack ourselves!

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Left: Makeup Revolution’s Freckle Me, Right: CLIO Kill Brow Dual Tattoo Pen Set

However, if you’re a perfectionist and prefer to have more control over where your freckles appear, you can dot them onto your face one by one with any liquid liner.

Makeup Revolution’s Freckle Me may be your new go-to if you’re looking for a product that’s specifically designed to draw freckles. It has a felt tip applicator for precise application and buildable pigment that allows you to draw both bold and natural freckles.

CLIO Kill Brow Dual Tattoo Pen Set is another favourite because it is designed to last three days on your brows like a temporary tattoo, remaining even after cleansing with water. The brush pen makes it simple to draw in the freckles in detail, while the fluorescent pen tip makes it quicker to fill in large areas.

For those who are planning to spot the “tomato girl” makeup on your European summer vacation, CLIO Kill Brow Dual Tattoo Pen Set will definitely be your go-to as you won’t have to draw them every morning.

There’s also a remover pen included so that you can easily change the location of your freckle without ruining your adorable makeup!

Makeup Revolution Freckle Me (5ml) retails for S$9 and is available at LOOKFANTASTIC.

CLIO Kill Brow Dual Tattoo Pen Set retails for S$26.24 and is available at Shopee.

Feature image credits: @彤巧儿/Xiao Hong Shu, @sunnigl/TikTok, @missaicadominic/TikTok