Lately, I’ve had a beauty awakening of sorts. While I’ve always been interested in makeup and skincare, I never bothered experimenting much (save for a short-lived Harajuku Girl phase in my late teens). I’ve never really deviated from a certain look until recently when Collection Cosmetics invited me to attend an exclusive makeup workshop. While there, I learned how to mix and match various colours to create different looks. No more same ol’ looks for me!
Collection Cosmetics is one of the bestselling makeup brands in the UK, and it has recently launched in Singapore. During the workshop, I was blown away by the wide range of colours and products. What I liked about the products was how user-friendly they were – for example, the Hotlights Lipgloss came fitted with a built-in light and mirror so you can touch up your lips even when you’re out clubbing! Ingenious, right?
Another product that wowed me was the Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner, which came in assorted bright hues. Think of a gel-liner with tiny glitter particles embedded within to create eyes that dazzle (quite literally).
During the workshop, we learned how to create a Pop Diva look. There are three key elements of the look – heavy eye makeup, bold lips and candy-pink cheeks. To start, I prepped my skin with Cover & Go Foundation and Concealer Duo. This is another ingenious product – it’s a foundation that comes with a concealer in a matching shade, so you don’t have to hunt around for a separate concealer.
For my eyes, I decided to go all out with a graphic eyeliner which is currently very on-trend. Here’s how I created it – first, I drew a thick block with the Extreme 24hr Felt Tip Liner Black then used a Q-tip lightly doused with eye makeup remover to erase away parts of the block. That created the thin, zigzag line that I desired. I also added a zing of colour by lining my lower lash line with Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner and blending Bedazzled eyeshadows on my eyelids.
For my cheeks, I swept on Blushalicious on the apples of my cheeks and Way To Glow bronzer in the hollows of my cheeks to create a more contoured face shape. Finally, I stained my lips with a couple of different lip colours together to create a hot pink pout.
Check out my completed look below!
By the way, there is currently a contest to vote for the participant with the best Pop Diva look. Please click “Like” here to show your support!
Collection Cosmetics is available at Watson’s at Ngee Ann City.
About The Author: Vanessa Tai is a founder of Material World who has previously worked on magazines Simply Her and Cosmopolitan Singapore. Now a freelance writer and a full-time contributor to this website, the 26-year-old dreams of attending every single major music festival before she turns 30. Follow her on Twitter @VannTaiTweets.
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