5 Beauty Benefits of Applying Lip Liner

2017 has seen the rise of lip liners, as more and more beauty gurus in Singapore recommend the use of these heaven-sent products. While working on your classic lipstick can do you just fine, some lipsticks are difficult to use in defining the rim of your pout. This is where having a lip liner can be a life saver – since you’ll be provided with easy outlining skills like a piece of cake.

Defined lips complete your make-up look for the day. If you’re still deliberating whether owning a lip liner is a good decision, here are some of the known benefits of applying lip liner.

1. It defines and shapes your lips.
If applied well, a lip liner can easily define and give shape to your lips. This will allow you to achieve that perfect pout you are going for. For those with uneven-shaped lips, a lip liner can also be your next best friend as it allows you to shape your lips the way you want it to. If you’re seeking to step up your lipstick game, owning a lip liner can bring you a step closer towards your beauty goals.

2. It makes the lipstick last longer.
Lining your lips with a lipliner is proven to make your lipstick last longer. Some lipsticks fade and require frequent retouch after drinking or eating something greasy, but if you apply lipliner beforehand, the color is expected to last longer on the lips. Think of the lip liner as the eye primer to your eyeshadow palette, and the primer to your foundation.

The use of lip liner helps block moisture, which may be the reason why the product helps your lipstick color last longer than usual.

3. It makes the lips look attractive.
With Instagram-worthy lips like that of Kylie Jenner and other social media influencers, it’s not uncommon for us to desire that same full, attractive lip look. These plump lips are viral nowadays. Without a doubt, full lips do look sexy not only in camera but also in person. Defining your lips through the use of a lip liner is your ticket to achieve that well-defined, full plump lips!

4. It creates contours.
Who would have thought contouring can also be done on your lips? Using a lip liner can provide the perfect illusion of having nicely-shaped lips, that is if the product is applied properly. It’s a little tricky to learn, but once you master the right way of applying lip liner, your lipstick game won’t be the same again. It also helps reshape the lips to look bigger, fuller, and more even.

5. It can also be used as a lipstick.
A lip liner isn’t just used for lining the rims of your lips. As a matter of fact, you can make use of your lip liner as a lipstick by filling/coloring your lips in after outlining the shape. Doing so also creates a matte effect – which is perfect in achieving beautiful lips!

The Top Singapore Beauty Products of 2017

From lipsticks and gloss, to foundation and mascara, we’ve narrowed down the list of the best beauty products Singaporeans loved in 2017. These make-up products were designed for every day use, and they made the cut for being the best ones out in the market.

Serving as a favorite by many, it isn’t too late to head over to your nearest department store to check the availability of these products. Let the inner beauty goddess in you shine!

1. Shiseido Synchro Skin-lasting Liquid Foundation
Considered as the foundation of the future, this Liquid foundation from Shiseido has been well-reviewed by many professional make-up artists across Singapore. The product can tell which areas of your face needs to be mattified, and it also points out the areas which require hydration. Priced at 74 SGD, consider this foundation an investment for your skincare and beauty needs!

2. Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear Makeup Base
From the name itself, Dior’s Forever & Ever Wear Make up Base is expected to keep your make-up game strong for hours and hours! Another icing on the cake? The product also doesn’t settle into fine lines hours after application. It blends perfectly under matte foundations and feels incredible on the skin. A make-up base that’s lightweight, it definitely gives your skin a smooth and nice appearance.

3. Urban Decay Vice lipsticks
With 100 shades to choose from, you will definitely find the right lipstick shades for everyday and special wear. Urban Decay managed to launch a wide selection of Vice lipstick shades, all of which are designed to complement all skin tones. The lipsticks have been well-received by makeup junkies! This collection also features six finishes: from matte, metallic, creamy, and sheer.

4. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
One of the most popular eyeliners in the States, the Kat Von D Tattoo liner is a true crowd pleaser even in Singapore. It also enjoys its fame for a good reason. The satin black-colored tattoo liner is easy to apply on the eyes, and the product can be built up further after a couple more swipes. The tip of this liner is also easy to use, which makes it perfect for eyeliner beginners.

You don’t need to worry if you have oily eyelids, too – as this tattoo liner is expected to stay put for hours only at a justifiable price.

5. YSL Beauty Le Cushion Encre de Peau
This gorgeous fluid formula is based off the elegant Encre de Peau Fusion ink foundation, so you can expect the same sheer and silky finish. The satin dry-down is also considerably dewy enough to pass off as “real” skin – helping you effortlessly achieve that natural glow. Not only that, this YSL product is ensconced within an Instagram-worthy compact which your make-up pouch will love!

How to Effectively Detox Your Beauty Routine

When we talk about “detoxing,” we often refer to alcohol and food. We see it as something we need to do when our body needs to rest from overindulgence. However, there are other things that need detox just as much as your stomach – our hair, nails and skin. Practising natural beauty isn’t just a fad that people started taking notice in 2016. It’s an industry-wide move and is something you can greatly benefit from. With that in mind, we listed down some of the chemicals you should look out for so you could easily and effectively detoxify your beauty routine.

1. Parabens
Paraben-free products has been one of the buzz-worthy phrases when it comes to promoting natural skincare movement. Parabens are preservatives used to delay bacterial growth in products – which sounds like a good thing – but are also believe to mimic oestrogen hormones and are related with an increased risk in breast cancer.

2. Formaldehyde
You might recognize this chemical as something that’s used to preserve dead bodies – not exactly something that you’d want to put on your skin. It’s a common disinfectant, fungicide, germicide and preservative that can be found in various cosmetics, such as nail varnish and body and face moisturizers. The same with paraben, it’s also linked to an increased risk of breast cancer so it’s better to ditch it as early as you can.

3. Phthalates
This common solvent is often found perfumes, hair sprays and nail polishes, as it helps in preventing these products from getting too stiff. According to health experts, however, phthalates is a hormone-disrupting chemical associated with breast cancer, interference with reproductive development in male foetuses, and even premature breast development among young girls.

4. Coal Tar
Charcoal may work wonders on your skin, but actual coal will not. Some studies found that coal tar is associated with bladder, kidney and lung cancer, as well as skin tumours. So watch out for this chemical, especially on hair dye labels and get rid of products containing chemicals like carbo-cort, coal, tar, coal tar solution, naptha, estar and petroleum benzin.

5. Anything Synthetic
Whether its colours, flavours or fragrances, opt for products that tout all-natural versions instead of anything synthetic. According to health experts, synthetic colours often come from coal tar and petroleum sources, and are suspected to be a skin irritant, human carcinogen and are even linked to ADHD in children.

Detoxing your beauty routine isn’t that challenging to do if you just know what chemicals to avoid using. So keep these chemicals in mind and ensure that your beauty arsenal is clear of any of these harmful substances.

Timeless Beauty Looks

Trends come and go. They change constantly and truthfully, it’s getting a bit hard to keep up with the latest fashion and styling trends. With the purpose of making every girl’s life a bit easier, we present you beauty looks that never go out of style.

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Rosy red lips

You can now stock up on different shape of red lipsticks because we’re here to tell you red lips will always be ‘in’. It makes any woman look stylish and sophisticated. Wearing red lips alone can make you look very put together. The right shade of red lipstick will brighten up your whole face.

Smokey eyes

Smokey eyes are a big trend because it makes the eyes pop. It gives off an edgy and mysterious vibe to the wearer. It will also highlight the color of your peepers.

Winged eyeliner

The perfect winged eyeliner is very hard to achieve but women desire to master this trick because it creates a big change in our look. It elongates the eyes, making it stand out and gives an instant oomph factor to our entire face.

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Defined eyebrows

Gone are the days when women wanted to make their eyebrows as thin as possible. Cara Delevingne inspires us to embrace our thick eyebrows and make it more defined. Defined brows frame our face so make sure to keep your eyebrows groomed properly.

Deep side part

A deep side part to limp hair can give extra volume and body. It makes us look sexy and glamorous. It adds an instant wow factor to plain and simple hair.

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