If you’re an adventurous beauty junkie and dutifully follow the #beautytrends hashtag on Instagram, you would surely have seen that the glossy makeup look has made a loud and clear comeback as one of the season’s hottest trends. We’re not just talking about a lustrous, high-shine, plump pout from the ’90s – this reinvention of the classic glossy look takes over the entire face.
There is a fine line between looking glossy and looking oily – the former gives off a healthy, radiant glow, while the latter makes you look like a greasy mess. The fear of going from glam to sham may cause you to think twice about trying this new look, but we’ve narrowed down six holy grail items that’ll help you nail a fresh and dewy look. And you’ll definitely be happy to know that none of the recommendations cost more than SGD12, which means you can give this trend a whirl without breaking the bank.
1. e.l.f. Cosmetics Face Primer
Sure, we already know that primers keep makeup locked in all day long and smooth out the skin’s surface. But guess what – the right primer can also give your makeup base that added glow. The e.l.f. Cosmetics Face Primer transforms your face into a flawless, smooth canvas, ensuring that your makeup stays in place all day. Use the Hydrating Face Primer for an extra dose of moisture to achieve that glowy, oh-so-pretty natural glow.
Extra tip: If you don’t need much coverage, using the primer alone will give your skin that glossy sheen that you see on runway models.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Face Primer retails at SGD8.40 on Shopee.
2. Wet N Wild MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter
Accentuate your features and give it that glossy sheen with the Wet N Wild MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter, which is available in three shades: Halo Gorgeous, Halo Goodbye and Guilded Glow.
Halo Gorgeous comes in a light rosy shimmer, bringing a natural glow to your cheeks. Apply a peanut-sized amount of Halo Goodbye down the nose bridge and Guilded Glow around your jawline to really elevate your look.
This highlighter from Wet N Wild retails at SGD14.90 usually, but is discounted to just SGD11.17 on Shopee.
3. FOCALLURE Baked Bronzer/ Blush
To give your face some dimension and accentuate those chiselled cheekbones, blush and bronzer are definite must-haves. Add some warmth to your face and get that gorgeous sun-kissed glow with the FOCALLURE Baked Bronzer, available in two different shades. Add a flush of colour to your cheeks with the FOCALLURE Baked Blush and achieve that perfectly natural glow from within.
FOCALLURE Baked Bronzer/Blush retails at SGD2.80 and is available in six shades.
4. Palladio Lip Gloss
A staple in every girl’s handbag, lip glosses add dimension and create that coveted plump aesthetic, giving the illusion of fuller lips. Whether you prefer a subtle shimmer or high-shine glam, lip glosses are the first step towards achieving a glossy makeup look.
When it comes to achieving the glossy lip look, consider the Pallodio Lip Gloss, which is enriched with five beneficial herbs (Ginseng, Green Tea, Gingko Biloba, Chamomile and Aloe Vera) and fortified with anti-oxidant Vitamins A, C, D and E). The lip gloss also comes in 16 different shades, giving you many options to go with any outfit. Best part? You can get it at under SGD2 on Shopee!
5. A’pieu Kissable Tint Balm
Let’s face it, nobody enjoys having a pair of dry, chapped lips. Tinted lip balms add a touch of colour and moisture to your lips, keeping them looking and feeling their juiciest. The A’PIEU Kissable Tint Balm is loaded with nourishing ingredients such as shea butter, lemon oil, and jojoba oil, ensuring that your lips stay hydrated with a fresh shade of healthy.
Use it on its own for a subtle glossy look or under your favourite lip gloss to prime your lips and to help the tint last longer.
A’pieu Kissable Tint Balm retails at SGD8.90 on Shopee.
6. Colourpop Super Shock Shadow
This season, it’s all about wet-look eyes. Colourpop’s revolutionary Super Shock Shadow delivers bold colour and fine glitter in one swipe without creasing, fading or fallout. Coat your lid with a metallic shade like Ladybird or I Heart This for that wet, latex-like finish that’ll amp up any makeup look. Tip: apply a clear balm or oil on top for that extra glossy finish. Just make sure whatever you use is safe for the eye area!
Colourpop Super Shock Shadow retails at SGD7.36 and is available on Shopee.