How to look your best – even when you don’t feel it

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You can barely breathe from a blocked nose, your eyes are watery and all the sneezing and coughing has left a mountain of tissue near you. There are few things worse than a bad cold. More so when your packed schedule won’t let you sit back with a hot mug of tea and your favourite movies/books. I know you feel miserable, but the good news is, you don’t have to look it. So whether it’s a presentation you just can’t postpone or a friend’s engagement party, these are my tips to ensure you look your best.

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8 makeup and beauty tips I picked up backstage at Singapore Fashion Week

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If you’re a beauty junkie, there’s no better place than backstage at Singapore Fashion Week, or any fashion week for that matter. You get to hang around all this amazing makeup – NARS in this case, chat with and watch lead stylists at work, pick up some great tips and find new ways to use old favourites. Here’s everything I learned while hanging around NARS International Lead Stylist Jane Richardson and NARS Japan Lead Stylist Mutsumi Masaoka.
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I got the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette and it’s not what I expected

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Hi my name is Smita and I’m a makeup junkie. After a successful no-(beauty)-buy-August, I succumbed to temptation and bought, among other things, the Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette. With buttery rose and gold metallic shadows and beautiful burgundy shades it was impossible to resist. It was love at first sight – with every Instagram post, my resolve grew weaker. The swatches only confirmed what I had known when I first saw it, I wanted needed it.
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Is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette worth the $$$?

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Highlighters can be tricky to work with. Use the wrong product and you draw attention to every flaw you wanted to hide. But with the right product – a finely milled powder, in a shade that suits your skin tone, you could create magic. Think of the cheekbones you could have or pretty, wide eyes or just a warm sun-kissed glow that doesn’t look like it came from a box. So does the Hourglass Ambient Light Palette help with any of these?
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10 makeup hacks that will make your eyes look bigger

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Mila Kunis, Sarah Hyland, Zooey Deschanel, Priyanka Chopra, Eva Green, Audrey Tatou have all got one standout feature in common: big, beautiful eyes. Is it any surprise we find them all attractive? We’re wired to view people with bigger eyes as more attractive. Bigger, brighter eyes are viewed as a sign of youth and fertility, meaning if you’ve got larger than average eyes, you’re likely to look more youthful and be an instant hit with the opposite sex. Want bigger eyes? These makeup hacks have you covered.
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