Since Singapore is summer all year round, the most exciting time of the year for us is definitely mid-year, when beauty brands launch their summer makeup collections. This is the time for us to go crazy with makeup shopping because we know that the makeup is made to suit our warm climates, and will help to perk up our sleeveless-top-and-shorts kind of getup. Here are six that got us hot – and it’s not just from the weather.
1. Make Up For Ever AQUA XL Eyeliner
MUFE’s new collection is the result of a collaboration effort with pop singer of Fancy, Boom Clap and Break The Rules fame, CHARLI XCX. Paying tribute to the singer and composer’s explosive creativity, this range also features unique shades apart from the usual pastels, such as satin, metallic, iridescent and diamond.
But what we love most about the AQUA XL Eyeliner is its anti-smudge effect that ensures long-wear in the summer heat. This is a must-have for us girls with oily eyelids, no thanks to the humidity!
Sold At: All Sephora & MUFE Stores
2. Kate Makeup Lock Primer
We’ve been fans of Kate’s Super Sharp Liner since the beginning of time (loyalty pledged for the past five years), so we’re really excited with the new launch of the Makeup Lock Primer, which promises to keep all our cosmetics from melting off our skin in the summer heat.
How does it all work? Its lightweight formula creates a film on our skin that is slightly thicker that other primers, which creates greater staying power for the single application of your daily makeup.
Sold At: FairPrice (Finest & Xtra), OG, John Little, Sasa Cosmetics, Watsons
3. Burberry’s London With Love Nail Polish
For all the cheerful summer hues added to our wardrobes, we’ll definitely need a good nail colour to match. Burberry’s Summer 2016 Makeup Collection features bright coral, pink and red shades in their blush, lipstick and nail polishes. Their Kisses Sheer and Lip & Cheek Bloom nail shades, however, caught our eyes out of the whole collection, thanks to its cheerful, versatile colours.
Sold At: TANGS, Sephora (Ion)
4. Laneige Brow Illusion Pencil
The Brow Illusion pencils are particularly good for the summer due to the combined texture its gel and cream ingredients give, resulting in smooth application that long-lasting effect. Now, you no longer have to worry about your brows disappearing when wiping off that perspiration! The Brow Illusion pencils come in two shades, Light Brown and Khaki Brown, with a blending brush on the other end for easier application.
Sold At: Laneige Boutiques and Counters
5. Lunasol Shining Clear Eyes Liquid Eyeshadow
Eyeshadow powder tend to crease over oily eyelids and that’s never a pretty look. Thankfully, the Lunasol turns this problem around by introducing Shining Clear Eyes liquid eye shadow. It comes in two limited edition shades: the EX01 Shining Pink (for a feminine look with shimmering pink lustre) and EX02 Shining Beige (for a glamorous look with a gold shine). Sheer, lightweight and cooling (thanks to its water-based formula), it quickly dries on the eyelids and promises to be smudge-proof!
Sold At: Lunasol Counters at METRO Paragon, OG People’s Park, Takashimaya Departmental Store, Metro Orchard Point, OG Albert Complex
6. Sulwhasoo Essential Concealer Stick
This is a concealer that applies smoothly with perfect coverage, all without that stickiness, which is a common occurrence in Singapore! It uses skincare ingredients such as Camellia and Apricot Kernel Oil to achieve deep hydration and firming, so while covering obvious flaws, this concealer stick is also helping you heal your skin.
It comes in two shades, the Medium Pink for ladies with pink undertones, and Medium Beige, for those with yellow undertones.
Sold At: All Sulwhasoo Boutique and counters