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Browse through the runway looks of Fall/Winter 2016 and it’s not hard to notice that the glowing skin and matte lips combo is favoured by leading designers. The rule: contrast radiant skin that looks well-hydrated with matte lips that aren’t dry. This look has also won its place in our hearts.

glowing skin and matte lips trend

From left: Jason Wu, Marchesa, Prada

We’re glad that this is a great everyday look that we can replicate easily. And if you’ve also fallen in love with it, here are nine new products in the market that can help you achieve it.

1. Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer

Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer

Create the illusion of perfect complexion with the help of a concealer. This creamy concealer from Kat Von D works well on dark eye circles and other blemishes. With a claim that says it’s powerful enough to even conceal tattoos, it can definitely hide any imperfections you’d want to get out of sight. This is available at Sephora at SGD37 and in nine different shades.

2. NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette


The NYX Strobe of Light palette is an affordable palette that features easy-to-wear colours. It comes with seven shades that range from a champagne shade (of course) to a lilac shade (to give a cool toned highlight) and a bronze for those of you who have tanner skin. It’s buttery, pigmented and really versatile as it would work for those with really light skin to really tanned skin. Wear the highlighting shades on areas where light typically hits your face, such as on the cheekbones, nose and chin too add radiance to your complexion.

The palette retails for SGD32 and is available at Sephora.

3. Tarte Naughty Nudes Matte Lip Paints

Tarte Naughty Nudes Collection

If red or pink matte lips, like those you saw in the model photos, intimidate you, consider nude lips instead. An addition to their existing line of Matte Lip Paints, Tarte released more of them in nude shades. So if you couldn’t find an everyday nude shade from the first Matte Lip Paint release, chances are you might be able to find one now.

The Naughty Nudes Matte Lip Paints retail for SGD32 and are available at Sephora.

4. Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Lip Tint

Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Tint (Group Shot)

Not everyone is into liquid lipsticks. If you’re one of them, how about lip crayons? The Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Lip Tint is matte, but it’s super easy to apply and it’s fast too!

This retails for SGD34 and comes in eight nude shades, and is available at Sephora.

5. Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

Cover FX_Custom Enhancer Drops

Cover FX came up with Custom Cover Drops, which is basically concentrated pigment that you can use to add more coverage to your foundation, turn your moisturiser into a tinted moisturiser, to make foundation shades darker or lighter. The Custom Enhancer Drops can be added to foundation, moisturiser or it can also be used by itself to add… A glow! Mix it into foundation to give your foundation a glowy finish, or use it on its own at the highest points of your face to catch the light.

They retail for SGD44 each and comes in six shades and are available at Sephora.

6. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick


For the longest time, the beauty junkies in the States have been raving about the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. And finally, it’s available here in our tiny little island! The formula of these liquid lipsticks are really nice. They’re not as drying as other liquid lipsticks, but they have a matte finish. It’s pigmented, but bear in mind that it won’t last through a plate of buffalo wings.

The hottest shades from this line have to be Lolita and Lolita 2.

They retail for SGD31 each.

7. NYX Lip Lingerie

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Again, another budget-friendly for liquid lipsticks that you can consider and look out for is NYX’s Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks. Just like the Tarte Naughty Nudes line, this line consists of all nude liquid lipstick shades. They retail for SGD19 each.

8. Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipsticks

Too Faced Melted Matte Lips

If you remember the first Melted Lipsticks that Too Faced release previously, they come in a tube and even though they’re pigmented with an incredible formula, they’re not 100% matte. They heard us and have released their range of Melted Liquid Lipsticks! Instead of a tube packaging, these new products come in a very unique shape, kind of pyramid-like and it has a wand.

They retail for SGD33 each and will be available in Sephora at the end of September.

9. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid

If highlighting powders are not really your thing, another option other than the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops are the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid. It works the same as the Cover FX one, but less concentrated.

They retail for SGD62 each and are available in Sephora.

10. Chanel Rouge Allure Ink

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink

Housed in its signature luxurious packaging, Chanel has come up with Rouge Allure Ink, a matte liquid lip colour that pays homage to the colour red. It has a velvety finish and is pigmented without making your lips feel or look dry. It also stains the lips as well.

The Chanel Rouge Allure Ink retails at SGD49 and will be available at all Chanel counters and standalone stores from 1 September 2016 onwards.