Trend alert: Pastel peepers are perfectly pretty – baby blues and powder pinks are so fun, flirty and feminine.
Having said that, you should think of coloured eyeliner as the cosmetics equivalent of say, a bejewelled ballroom gown – piling on your 20-carat Fred Leighton or Harry Winston haute joaillerie is just overkill. Translation: Keep it simple and keep it going.
Here are several other crucial caveats to KIV if you want to avoid looking clownish. For one, if you know you’re going to be pulling an office all-nighter, give pink pigments the pink slip – all that red around the eyes is only going to draw attention to tired, bloodshot eyes. Second, it would be prudent to steer clear of shimmery shades, as frosty formulas will only serve to amplify puffiness around the lids.
Got that? Good. Click through for more tips and tricks to try in order to “zhng up” your makeup repertoire without veering into tacky territory ...
PHOTOGRAPHY: VEE CHIN MAKEUP: LARRY YEO, USING MOONSHOT HAIR: TERENCE LAI/HAIRLOOM, USING GOLDWELL ART DIRECTION: NIKI BRUCE & EUGENE QUEK MODEL: CUI HAN YANG/MANNEQUIN