But who can blame us, really? These creamy, milky nude shades are oh-so-flattering on every skin tone, and they come in the plushest textures. Case in point? Viral “milk tea jelly” lipsticks that leave our lips looking glossy and plump.
And while these social media favourites flaunt flashy packaging and nourishing formulas, some of them aren’t too kind to our wallets. Thankfully, we came across the Taiwanese makeup brand 1028, and it offers not just affordable “milk tea” lippies, but blushers and eyeshadows too!
1028 Opium Poppy Velvet Gloss
A popular product from 1028’s Opium Poppy range, the Matte Velvet Gloss in 01 Dear Rose is a gorgeous rosy “milk tea” shade that’s neither too loud nor subtle.
Each liquid lip formula from the collection boasts rich colour and a lightweight yet creamy texture that settles to a velvety matte finish on the lips.
You’ll be pleased to know that each shade in the range was designed to complement our yellow-based Asian skin tones, so take your pick from five other shades like 02 Butter Peach, 03 Brick Nut, and 06 Sweet Taupe – a beautiful nod to the ’90s.
1028 Opium Poppy Matte Blush
Blush can be really tricky, especially if you’re new to makeup. But 1028’s Opium Poppy Matte Blush makes everything way easier with their delectable “milk tea” tones that let you dial up the saturation slowly, so it’s absolutely foolproof.
The blusher comes in three soft shades: Baby Nude, Cotton Pink, and Soft Fig. We recommend Baby Nude, a pastel “milk tea” hue that enhances instead of compete with the rest of your makeup look.
1028 Opium Poppy Eyeshadow
Of course, your makeup look isn’t complete without eyeshadow, and 1028 has two palettes to offer: Purely and Envy.
For a cooler-toned palette of “milk tea” pinks, rose, and burgundy, go for the Purely palette. Each pan features pigmented powder that’s petal-soft and glides on smooth for a matte finish.
Meanwhile, Envy is a warm-toned eyeshadow palette comprised of peach, coral, and terracotta shades – an ode to the poppy flower that blooms under the glow of sunrise.
All images courtesy of 1028