Chic Makeup Looks for Every Occasion

What’s Hot | 18th Oct 2021 | 5min read

If you’ve ever seen those TikTok and Instagram videos of influencers comparing how they did their make-up in 2016 vs 2021, you’ll know that full coverage foundation, heavy contouring and matte liquid lipsticks are so yesterday.

For 2021, less is more. Think dewy skin, monochromatic multipurpose products (lip, cheek and eye colour in one) and a rosy flush.

Achieve that soft, elegant look that embodies 2021’s beauty trends, whatever the occasion. Check out these chic make-up looks and try them out yourself!

The “No Makeup” makeup look for everyday wear

This look is effortless and easy to do.

It just takes 5 to 10 minutes and is ideal when you’re prepping in the morning to go to school or work.

Step 1: After cleansing, apply a thin coat of primer all over your face. Mix a pea-sized amount of moisturiser with some BB cream and apply it on your face using your fingers for a dewy finish. Dab some liquid concealer under your eyes and over any spots or blemishes and blend.

Step 2: Set your eyebrows in place with a clear brow gel. You can also use a tinted brow gel that matches your hair colour.

Step 3: Line your lids with a precise liquid liner and add a small flick to create a “kitten eye”. It’s a subtler version of the classic cat-eye and is one of Zendaya’s fave looks.

Step 4: Add a pop of colour to your cheeks and lips with a 2-in-1 cheek and lip cream for a trendy monochromatic glow.

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The “Pretty in Peach” makeup look for your next date

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A berry flush and wine-coloured lip will definitely make you look fierce.

But if you’re going out on a date, tone it down a bit with peachy, tangerine shades for a more romantic touch. Here’s how.

Step 1: For a flawless canvas, apply some moisturiser, followed by a medium coverage mineral powder and a cream concealer.

Step 2: Use an eyebrow powder pencil to trace and emphasise the natural shape of your brows.

Step 3: Sweep a light caramel shade on your eyelids as a base then top and blend with a pinkish peach shade. Most eye shadow palettes have neutral and coral shades.

Step 4: For a more lifted look, brush on an orangey blush above the apples of your cheek in circular motions until you get a subtle flush.

Step 5: Pucker up and apply a plumping peach lip gloss.

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The “Glittery Goddess” festival makeup look

Festivals are a lot of fun because you can truly express yourself through your makeup.

Experiment with colours and don’t be scared to go wild.

Create an extraordinary look by following these steps.

Step 1: You need a long-lasting base so that you can party all day and night without worrying about retouching. Go for a 24-hour liquid foundation and waterproof concealer.

Step 2: Fill the gaps in your brows with a trusty gel eyebrow pencil, then apply a glittery liquid eyeshadow for that extra oomph. If you’re more daring, line your upper and lower lids with coloured eyeliner.

Step 3: Ditch the blush and contour for a fun, holographic highlighter. Apply some on your cheeks and brow bones.

Step 4: Complete the look with an edgy metallic liquid lippy.

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The “Belle of the Ball” makeup look for special events

Going to prom? Attending a wedding or a red carpet event? No worries. Creating a classy, glamorous look is easier than it sounds. Here’s how.

Step 1: Cleanse your skin and prep with a light serum. Then apply a photo finish foundation and dab a soft matte concealer under your eyes and over spots or blemishes.

Step 2: Groom your brows and use a powder palette to fill and define your arches.

Step 3: Sweep some light lavender eyeshadow over your lids then use a nude liner to trace along your waterline to create wider, brighter-looking eyes. Apply a brown liner along the top lash line and out into a feline flick to add a dreamy definition. Finish with a coat of mascara.

Step 4: Dab a bit of dusky rose cream blush on your cheeks and blend then apply a nude pink lipstick to complete the look.

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Glow on, have a go at these different makeup looks. You’ll definitely be a head-turner wherever you go. Don’t forget to give your best pose, smile and take lots of pictures.

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