If you like NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream and Kylie Jenner‘s Dolce Lip Kit but with extra longevity, don’t pass up on Indonesian beauty brand They Talk About. While most browns tend to veer towards pure ’90s brown or watered down for a more nude base, They Talk About’s Sandstone is neither. Taupe with a rosy base, this shade perfectly complements all skin tones.
They Talk About Matte Lipquid in Sandstone, $23.90 at Coma Makeup
As the go-to makeup brand for the Insta-savvy club kids, Milk Makeup never fails to impress with its bestselling holographic highlighter. Released last spring, this light-reflective peachy shade is named after Earth’s sandy neighbour. Not only will this make your face look like you got a Bali glow, you can put it anywhere around your body to have that Jennifer Lopez glow.
Milk Makeup Mars Highlighter, $32.90 at Coma Makeup
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As the Holy Grail of eyebrow products, Glossier’s Boy Brow has finally arrived on our shores. This gel-based eyebrow mascara coats hairs and fills in empty spots with a very natural finish. Never will you ever have to sharpen your eyebrow pencil ever again.
Glossier Boy Brow, $31 at Coma Makeup
Fake an eight hour sleep with Tatcha‘s famous skin mist. Filled with Okinawa red algae, green tea, rice and hyalruonic acid, you can get dewy plump skin faster than your dermatologist.
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, $35 at Coma Makeup
Indonesian beauty brand Rosé All Day does double duty for you. In the bullet, you get your lipstick and if you look beneath, you get a mini pot for extra pigment in case you run out of it! More subtle than your favourite red lipstick, this brown-based berry is safe for work.
Rosé All Day Lip & Cheek Duo in Belinda, $22.90 at Coma Makeup
Dubai-based cosmetics entrepreneur and influencer Huda Kattan knows what we want: extra, bold and fun makeup shades that aren’t too overwhelming for everyday wear. With 18 shades, you can get a bang for your buck with countless ways to jazz up your eyes.
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette, $125 at Coma Makeup
Anastasia Soare is the queen of eyebrows, but nothing can make your arches feel more complete than a palette inspired by your favourite art history era: The Renaissance. Packed with heavy pigments, there’s no turning back once you apply each colour.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance, $67 at Coma Makeup
No filter, no problem. You can make your skin look realer than Meitu as this foundation has chamomile and cucumber extracts to hide inflammation. If you ran out of your go-to Diorskin foundation, you can give this one a try. Seriously, the performance from this product delivers the results you always wanted!
Jouer Essential High Coverage Créme Foundation, $63 at Coma Makeup
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Skip the doctor’s appointments for this surgery-free lip liner from the renowned makeup artist. Thanks to its rosy nude-based pink “my lips, but better” hue, you can make everyone think that you aren’t wearing lipstick.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, $37 at Coma Makeup
Not ready to go out in public without your full-face makeup? Say goodbye to your oily tinted moisturizer with this colour-depositing powder. Not only does it match your skin, it’ll give you a camera-friendly dewy glow that won’t cause a harsh white glow against your skin.
Glossier Wowder, $45 at Coma Makeup
The hot and humid weather may be a curse on your makeup, but let Coty work its healing miracles on your melted foundation. Initially, its chalk white powder might scare you away from committing to it; however, it becomes a loose, translucent powder that will sink into your skin. If you are wondering why your little sister is so hung up on this powder, it’s because the majority of her favourite YouTube makeup artists like Manny MUA swear by it, too.
Coty Airspun Powder, $16 at Coma Makeup
Achieving sky high lashes has never been an illicit activity until Milk Makeup formulated it with cannabis oil. As a substitute for beeswax, cannabis oil conditions and volumises your lashes with its special heart-shaped fibers for that instant contact high. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly legal to use it here!
Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara, $40 at Coma Makeup
As the land of pasta, ancient history, flamboyant fashion designers and silver screen sexpot bombshells, Italy has another asset to add to its list: Kiko‘s mega popular Extra Sculpt Volume Mascara.
Built with an hourglass brush, the product is evenly distributed across your lashes to create a false lash effect without the need to grab your lash curler. Compared to most mascaras, this one leaves your lashes fluffier than your friend’s pandan sponge cake.
Kiko Extra Sculpt Volume Mascara, $27 at Coma Makeup
Get Sunkist (pun intended) with this non-traditional blush colour from Ofra. Like Tarte‘s beloved Tipsy (RIP), this blush offers the same orange-y peach flush that you’ve been craving for. Although it’s easy to look like you applied too much spray tan on your face, Ofra’s Mai Tai offers a natural glow to build your fantasy tan.
Ofra XL Blush in Mai Tai, $37 at Coma Makeup
Everyone’s beauty influencer’s go-to drugstore brand hasn’t lost it magic touch since their Unicorn Glow collection launched last summer. If you are a highlighter virgin, but aren’t ready to commit to the blinding glow look, you can settle for Wet ‘n Wild‘s Mega Glo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petal for that rosy golden glow.
Wet ‘n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals, $12 at Coma Makeup
Your favourite childhood metallics are back in a major way since Lisa Kudrow‘s (a.k.a. Phoebe in Friends) strutted down the hotel lobby in a shiny pink dress 21 years ago in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. Although this is a topcoat for your eyeshadow, you can wear it alone to pay a tribute to the ’90s.
J. Cat Holographic 3D Eye Topper, $12 at Coma Makeup
Say what you want about this super controversial makeup brand, but isn’t it a crime not to love Lime Crime? As most matte liquid lipsticks tend to dry extremely matte or settle into lines, its buttery smooth formula does neither. If you are looking for a red lipstick alternative, Pumpkin is a mega flattering burnt orange hue that won’t wash out our skin.
Lime Crime Velvetines in Pumpkin, $31.20 at Coma Makeup
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Finding a pink that isn’t too red, yellowish or pale is a challenge as most of us aren’t Snow White fair. You can thank Malaysian brand Velvet Vanity for solving this problem with its Glo With The Flo lipstick/blush tube, which will flatter all skin tones. If you have curry (or coffee) stains, its bluish base counteracts it for a pearly white smile.
Velvet Vanity Glo With The Flo in Taffy, $20 at Coma Makeup
Eyeliner might be at the bottom of your list on makeup essentials, but you cannot ignore the power of opaque long-lasting eyeliner. Formulated with a gel-base, this humidity-proof eyeliner is set to last all day.
L.A. Girl Ultimate Eye-Long Wear Eyeliner in Ultimate Black, $12 at Coma Makeup
Ofra’s supercharged setting spray is the superhero of makeup. Combating against environmental pollutants and temperature changes, the super thin film from the liquid protects your skin and makeup simultaneously.
Ofra Makeup Fixer, $28 at Coma Makeup
Miani’s Amore Matte Lip Cream might have its claim to fame as Kylie Lip Kit dupes; however, you need to look past its twin counterpart. Shiny and pigmented, yet matte, this long-lasting liquid lipstick’s bronzy rose gold hue is an alternative if you’re bored of your basic brown lipstick.
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in Matterialistic, $20 at Coma Makeup
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