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editors' picks 2018

The insiders have spoken: These are the must-try buys that our editors have tested and raved about.

Cosmetics
Face
Cushion Foundation
WINNER
SILKYGIRL MAGIC BB CUSHION SPF50/PA+++
Specially formulated for Asian skin, this has brightening and hydrating ingredients. It’s lightweight, and according to our judges, it also evened out skin tone – an effect that lasted throughout the day.
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Face
Compact Foundation
WINNER
REVLON COLORSTAY PRESSED POWDER
Our editors testified that this was easy to apply and gave skin a natural-looking matte finish. The powder stayed on all day without caking or oxidising, and still looked fresh at the end of the day, despite having gone through two weddings.
Tips +
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Face
Liquid Foundation
WINNER
L'OREAL PARIS INFALLIBLE 24H LIQUID FOUNDATION
This liquid foundation's hydrating properties gave skin a very natural-looking finish, and is long-wearing to boot. It also helps that its packaging looks good!
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Face
Concealer
WINNER
L'OREAL PARIS TRUE MATCH CONCEALER
Her World Online associate beauty editor Melissa Chew says,
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Face
Blusher
WINNER
MAYBELLINE MASTER FLUSH CREATOR
This holds two tones that can be used on their own or blended.
Tips +
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Eyes
Eyeshadow Palette
WINNER
CATRICE THE NUDE BLOSSOM COLLECTION EYESHADOW PALETTE
This was the go-to palette for our judges. The pinkish nudes are great for everyday wear, and you can even use some of them as highlighting and sculpting shades for the face.
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Eyes
Eyeliner
WINNER
DEJAVU LASTING-FINE A FELT LIQUID EYELINER
The editors likened this to a permanent marker for the eyes – you don’t have to worry about the colour slipping or sliding as the day wears on.
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Eyes
Mascara
WINNER
DEJAVU FIBERWIG ULTRA LONG MASCARA
Clump-free, even application put this mascara ahead of the rest in the market. Lashes looked visibly longer and slightly curled, without the use of an eyelash curler.
Tips +
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Eyes
Eyebrow Liner
WINNER
LB 3-in-1 Eyebrow
This ticked all boxes for Shape editor Estelle Low.
Tips +
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Lips
Lip Colour
WINNER
SKINFOOD TOMATO TINT LIPSTICK
According to the judges, this is very moisturising, smells great and best of all, has great colour pay-off for a lip tint.
Tips +
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Lips
Matte Lipstick
WINNER
SILKYGIRL MATTE JUNKIE LIP CREAM
Matte lippies can be drying, but not this one. Comfortable on the lips, the highly pigmented colour did not smudge even after a meal and a drink.
Tips +
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Nails
Nail Polish
WINNER
SALLY HANSEN COMPLETE SALON MANICURE
This polish gives the look of a professional manicure without you having to step out of the house. A few swipes is all it takes to get an opaque pigmented colour.
Tips +
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