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Under S$50 makeup and hairstyling buys: Slick hair, graphic eyes and statement lips

Spend less, buy more to get statement lips, eyes, and hair this season without breaking the bank. Looking on-point has never been this easy.

While you can’t (and don’t really want to) experiment much with skincare, makeup and hair trends are an entirely different story altogether. There’s always a new Instagram-chic hairstyle to try out, a hot colour that you want to add to your stash of 30 other lipstick shades, and who can resist multi-eyeshadow palettes, really?        

This is why you’d want to spend less and buy more when it comes to recreating the latest hair and makeup trends off the Spring 2019 runways. And we’ve done the homework for you: Play with pastels of a different kind on your face, make art around your eyes, gloss up your lips to the max, and have a good (wet) hair day.

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SEEN AT: Gucci, Proenza Schouler and Victoria Beckham

GET THE LOOK: The old-school way to getting your hair looking “wet” was to use copious amounts of gel. But hey, it’s 2019 and you don’t want your tresses to feel and look gross and gunky.

Abyssian Hair Serum, S$15 for 15ml. (Photo: Abyssian)

In real life, you’d want a softer and more wearable take on the wet hair trend, so “cheat” with a hair serum. Apply Abyssian hair serum on freshly washed hair. The bonus? Your hair stays frizz-free and is less prone to breakage. 

Ouai Hair & Body Shine Mist, S$47. (Photo: Ouai)

If you want more gloss and shine, spritz on Ouai Hair & Body Shine Mist. It has diamond powder to tame flyaways and give your locks a healthy shine.


SEEN AT: Dior, Missoni and Valentino

GET THE LOOK: Forget safe eye makeup – you know, clean and thin eyeliner, nothing but mascara, and all the looks we usually associate with Spring. It’s about making a fun statement. The floating eyeliner trend (half-drawn motifs, suspended lines in the eyelid crease et al) was strong at Dior and Self-Portrait. 

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Eyeliner, S$19.90. (Photo: L’Oreal Paris)

Pencil in some eye art yourself with Etude House Super Slim Proof Brush Liner and L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Eyeliner.

Innisfree Powerproof Pen Liner, S$15. (Photo: Innisfree)

On the other end of the spectrum was the super glittery and neon dramatic winged cat-eyes at Valentino and Versace. Highlight your eyes easily with Innisfree Powerproof Pen Liner.

Tarte Tarteist Pro Remix Double Take Eyeliner, S$37. (Photo: Tarte)

If you love your two-in-one products, Tarte Tarteist Pro Remix Double Take Eyeliner has a metallic gel pencil on one end and a black liquid eyeliner on the other end, which makes this even more of a value-for-money buy.

READ: Multi-purpose beauty products: Spend less, buy smart, look better than ever


SEEN AT: Jeremy Scott, Maison Margiela and Valentino

GET THE LOOK: At Jeremy Scott and Valentino, models’ pouts were plastered with real gold foil or painted thickly with glitter. But how do you rock rich, ultra-glossy lips for everyday life? 

Sephora Collection Holographic Lip Gloss, S$19. (Photo: Sephora)

Use the Sephora Collection Holographic Lip Gloss, which has light-reflecting pearls that give off different hues depending on the angle.

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche 24K Gold Lipstick, S$19.90. (Photo: L'Oreal)

Or apply your fave regular lippy and slick on a coat of L’Oreal Paris Color Riche 24K Gold Lipstick for a touch of gold shine.


SEEN AT: Anna Sui, Carolina Herrera and Marc Jacobs

GET THE LOOK: Pastels are Spring-centric and so, they bloomed all over the Spring runways; but this time, different ways. At Anna Sui, gradating metallic pastels were worn from the brows to the cheeks, while Marc Jacobs’ models had pastel eye makeup to match their hair colours. 

Things were less avant garde at Caroline Herrera and Jonathan Simkhai, where pastels were used sparingly but prettily on blushing cheeks or girlish lids.

Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palette, S$35. (Photo: Pixi)

If you want to experiment with an entire spectrum of pastels, Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palette goes from nude beiges to wearable pinks. 

Nars Single Eyeshadow in Firenze, S$33. (Photo: Nars)

Or start on a smaller scale with Nars Single Eyeshadow in Firenze.

READ: 7 key Spring trends, tips on how to wear them IRL from a makeup artist

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