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Summer is on the radar – and this season’s beauty trends are a pool party of warm colours and a whole heap of glow. So if you were thinking of going strong with contouring and matte lipstick shades, think again – because the new ASOS DESIGN Makeup drop is all about the gloss. And to help give a boost of brilliance to your usual beauty routine, here is my verdict on the range...

Here to stay

NGL, vinyl glosses are my favourite and most used beauty product. Combining the hi-shine of a lip gloss with the pigment of a lipstick, who doesn't love a two-for-the-price-of-one kinda deal? And the best part *drum roll* is there's no need for touch-ups, ever! The colour sticks around (literally) and the silky texture adds volume to your lips. Need I say more? Pat some fixing powder before applying it for a long-lasting effect.


ASOS DESIGN Makeup hi-shine liquid lipstick, $12

Back to black

Fact: eye gloss is big for SS18. But we're not talking 80s blue hues – this is the moment for a slick smokey eye. There's no need to stain your hands with an all-black-everything powder palette because this ASOS DESIGN Makeup eye gloss will give you that smokey vibe without the mess. Apply it on top of a dark cream eyeshadow for a shiny effect and finish with bold eyeliner for your going out-out look.


ASOS DESIGN Makeup eye gloss, $14

You glow girl

OK, the cute little vial might have won me over, but what I'm really excited about with the new ASOS DESIGN Makeup liquid highlighter is its pigmentation. Even better than the original formula, the ultra-shimmery finish gave me a sun-kissed natural-looking glow all day long. Forget all you know about contouring, extra highlighting is your way to go. Just tap it on both your cheeks and nose to accentuate your facial angles. 


ASOS DESIGN Makeup liquid highlighter, $18

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High brow

Just when I thought I’ve seen it all, the ASOS DESIGN Makeup brow primer brushed away all my scepticism. The reality is, this magic little tool makes your eyebrows look fuller – simply apply it before starting your usual get-yourself-a-pair-of-eyebrows morning ritual. It keeps them locked and neat, without leaving that sticky feeling gels usually do.


ASOS DESIGN Makeup brow primer, $14