It doesn’t make sense to have a wardrobe full of clothes you don’t wear and drawers full of makeup that’s never used. But most of us are guilty of both. Well, I definitely am! I had quite a clear-out recently and it’s amazing how good decluttering and throwing out old makeup makes you feel. I’m also thinking it may be time for a makeover! Working out how to use your leftover clothes, if you can make use of recycled clothes rather than buying new, and what else you need for a practical wardrobe is much easier with a personal shopper or stylist. And getting advice from makeup artists in Singapore on new makeup products and techniques (the natural makeup look is in) will make you feel like a new woman. Or even a new man!
Keen to know about some of the makeover gurus here? Read on!
Get a Reoutfit!
SERA MURPHY – aka The Reoutfitter – will help you find clothes that fit your personal style, that you’ll wear over and over, that will last, and that will style well with pieces you already own. Sera’s always had a passion for thrifting, recycled clothes, vintage apparel and accessories. And she believes clothing is a huge part of our lives. “It makes us aspire to be the best version of ourselves. Everyone can look and feel their best while also being conscious of our environmental impact.”
The Reoutfitter has its own preloved items to shop, and also offers a range of makeover consultations and even a personal shopper service for new or recycled clothes.
The Closet Reoutfit
Sera will declutter what doesn’t fit you and your lifestyle any longer. She’ll also identify the key missing pieces. It could be creating new outfits using what you already own through re-styling or altering pieces to suit you better.
The Full Reoutfit
Create a style that works for your lifestyle and personality. This experience is designed around your specific needs and gets you a full overhaul of your look followed up by online shopping, look-books, style advice for up to six months and more!
For those who have a clear understanding of what they need or are missing, and just want some good feedback and advice, Sera also provides a personal shopper (in store and online shopping) service.
Makeup trends for 2023
Makeup should be fun! It should also be something you look forward to using often. And, as exciting as the trends for 2023 sound, each one of us loves finding the right products and simpler, less time-consuming techniques to apply them.
FALAK AMAAR KHAN is a makeup artist in Singapore. She talks us through the trends – and how to own them “effortlessly”!
Soft, shimmery shadows and graphic coloured liners (best for hooded eyes) are going to rock the makeup scene in the new year.
Swipe some shimmer on those lids using the Ethereal Eyes Eyeshadow Palette from Makeup by Mario. And create a more open space on your eyes using the Fenty Beauty Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner in your favourite shade.
Natural makeup look
Skin-minimalism is the way to go, which means barely there foundation. But don’t fret! You can look flawless with a natural makeup look too. Working with thin layers of products, a lightweight dewy setting spray and a good translucent powder to set the creams in place in sunny Singapore is key to that fresh, flawless complexion.
Make Up For Ever HD Skin Foundation, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder and Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray are my top recommendations for this look.
Multi-use products for cheeks and lips will be carried into 2023 for a draped or sun-kissed blush application (depending on your face shape and preference) and adding a dab of colour to the lips keeping the look monochromatic and subtle.
Stila Complete Harmony Lip & Cheek Stick comes in a beautiful array of shades.
Lips from mild to bold
Lips will be more or less your call! From the Korean lip tint to a full, bold glazed lip, anything to brighten your mood will do. Mattes however, won’t be major this year.
Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Lipstick is a hot favourite for those who want colour longevity as well as a glossy finish. For those who prefer to keep it milder, Amplio Beauty Lipluscious Gloss is subtly pigmented with a comfortable finish.
Hiring a makeup artist in Singapore
If you’re looking for a makeover for a special occasion, FIONA BENNETT is the go-to makeup artist in Singapore. Fiona’s Instagram account showcases countless celebrity faces and shows how she creates these gorgeous looks. Her signature style is flawless skin and contouring the face to make it appear lifted and youthful. She also uses warm bronze tones to create that “just back from Europe” glow.
Several years ago, Fiona decided to follow her passion in hair and makeup. So she honed her skills at a respected makeup artistry school. After only a short number of years, she has quickly risen to become an industry favourite makeup artist in Singapore, partnering with television presenters, musicians, actors and magazines. With the natural makeup look in vogue “I love skin to look natural and luminous,” she says. “And I want to accentuate my client’s natural beauty.” As a true beauty and makeup addict, Fiona has carefully curated her favourite brands, products and tools in her hair and makeup kit.
Weddings are one of the most satisfying aspects of her job. “It gives me so much pleasure to be part of their big day. When I’m told its the most beautiful they have ever felt, it’s very rewarding”. It begins months ahead of the wedding at the trial, when Fiona creates mood boards and experiments with colours and looks with the bride-to-be. Sharing that trust and vision will put any bride’s nervousness at ease!
Fiona’s golden rule when working with any client is to be a good listener and pay attention to the brief at hand. She’ll make sure you feel confident to dance the night away till the early hours of the morning looking picture perfect.
Email or call to make an appointment for a makeover, or for a special occasion makeup artist.
9028 2885 | IG: @MakeupByFionaBemail@example.com
For new or recycled clothes and more makeover ideas keep a look out on our style and beauty pages.