Makeup and Mental Health: 4 Must-haves to Look and Feel Your Best
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Makeup and Mental Health: 4 Must-haves to Look and Feel Your Best

Makeup and Mental Health: 4 Must-haves to Look and Feel Your Best

Beauty | October 21, 2021
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Albert Kurniawan shares his top makeup picks that will help you look good and feel good—especially in these trying times.

How is the act of putting on makeup connected with mental health? My topic this week may seem a bit of a stretch to connect, but hear me out first.

We’ve been in this ongoing pandemic for almost 2 years now and I think it’s about time we move past this fear and uncertainty. Even amid these times, we too can start feeling and being more ourselves—just like before.

All this time we spent living in this pandemic era, most of us may have taken social distancing to heart by not going out of the house. And what more with the work-from-home setup being so in vogue, too! During those times when we do go out, our faces are covered with a surgical mask and face shield. Thus, a lot of the time, we’ve skipped out on putting makeup altogether.

On Looking and Feeling Our Best

Putting on makeup may sound superficial to some, but I believe that this little moment of time for ourselves—to look pretty and all—helps us look forward to the days when all will be normal again.

With that being said, I’d like to give a few tips on how to use our makeup during these times. In my professional opinion, the trend of using warm tones on lips and cheeks doesn’t bounce much light. This tends to make our skin look dull and our aura appears tired and older. And we don’t want that right?

What’s more, these times incline us to feel agitated, more tired, and even stressed. So, let’s not use tones or colors that emphasize that haggard feeling. Instead, let’s light up our face with a more vibrant color—especially on our lips and cheeks.  

Here are my top 4 picks of blush and lipstick products in cool tonesperfect for any Asian skin color.

4. Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink Lip Tint (No. 3 Pink Tulip)

Just like what it was named after, this lip tint will make your lips look vibrant. The mood it gives is just like when you receive a literal pink tulip! Formula-wise, this product is not your ordinary lip tint. It has a smooth matte moisturizing coverage that goes from light to medium.

3. Chanel Rogue Allure Velvet Extreme in 102 Modern

If you’re like me and prefer a cooler tone for your nude lipstick, then Chanel’s got you covered. This neutral peachy pink color will definitely make you look sexier! What’s more, the extreme matte yet comfortable formula will surely make your lips look fuller. It even has a sweet almond oil that will moisturize your lips at the same time! Talk about multi-purpose!

2. Teviant Lipspell in Ley

As one trendy phrase goes, “It’s my lip, but better!” For those who don’t usually go for pink lipsticks, but would like to try one, then this is definitely an entry-level pink lipstick you must have! Its natural nude shade will definitely look good on anyone, which is why I believe that every woman should have this in their kit.

What’s more, the vivid matte lipstick’s formula is rich in vitamin E and other active ingredients such as licorice, rosemary, and sunflower oil extracts. So not only will it make your lips look fab, but it will also make them healthier and look younger at the same time. 

1. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Creme in Cherries in the Snow

This is one of my go-to lipsticks when I know I have little time to beautify my client. It just instantly lights up the face! Plus, you spend less time on yourr daily makeup routine when you apply this lipstick. Perfect for women on the go!

And for those of you na hindi sanay wearing a strong vibrant color or red lips, this is the best alternative. Moreover, its formulation is super rich, as it also moisturizes. Glowing lips, here we come!

The Makeup and Mental Health Connection

I hope that in the next few months, this trend of wearing cooler tones of blush and lip color catches on. I mean, it definitely makes your face look more vibrant! And when our skin looks healthier, we glow and we feel good about ourselves. What’s more, when we exude this feeling, those around us will also feel the good vibes, making them happier and relaxed around us. 

So, going back to this article’s theme of whether we wear makeup during this pandemic, my answer is a glowing yes!

There’s light at the end of the tunnel. And I want you all looking fab with the light bouncing off all your vibrant beautiful faces as we move towards it.

For additional tips, check out my vlog about blushes in cooler tones that I think instantly make you glow and look happier:

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