LIP­STICK JUNKIE For YouTube sen­sa­tion and blog­ger Emily Quak, there are no real rules when it comes to make-up. By Li Ying Lim.

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Chanel Le Vol­ume Chanel de Wa­ter­proof Noir, RM102


Wear­ing fire en­gine-red lips


“I started by blog­ging about my daily life as did ev­ery­one in col­lege. It was only when I started to use it as a place for cre­ative ex­pres­sion, rather than just to doc­u­ment my life, that the blog took on a life

of its own. I re­alised my true pas­sion was beauty.”


“Af­ter step-by-step make-up pic­to­ri­als, the next log­i­cal step was YouTube. It took me a long time to work up the courage to fi­nally film a video; I’ve been try­ing to im­prove my chan­nel and my make-up skills ever since!”


“Un­less you’re go­ing for a dra­matic look, it’s best to bal­ance out your make-up. With a dark lip, go light on the eye­shadow. If play­ing with

smokey eyes, tone down lips with a sub­tle nude.”


“Ev­ery woman wants that per­fect red lip. All skin tones look great in a fire-en­gine, true red. If you want to ex­pand your colour wardrobe,

I sug­gest or­angey and plummy reds for warm skin.”


“Lining slightly out­side the lips adds def­i­ni­tion and an illusion of plump­ness. It makes such a dif­fer­ence yet doesn’t look over­done.”


“Choos­ing the right colours ac­cord­ing to your skin tone (warm or cool) helps to cre­ate a healthy glow; the wrong colours make your skin look dirty and worse, sickly. To de­ter­mine your un­der­tone, use sil­ver and gold alu­minium foil and hold them up against your skin. Take pic­tures, then look through to de­cide which colour makes you look health­ier. If it’s

gold, you’ve got warm un­der­tones; if it’s sil­ver, you are cool.”

Nars Satin Lip Pen­cil in Des­cano, RM85 Dior Spring King­dom of Colors Pal­ette, RM250 Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Ma­genta Muse, RM75

Laura Mercier Smooth Fin­ish Flaw­less Flu­ide, RM179

Bobbi Brown Art Sticks, RM88 each

“Strong eyes go with nude lips re­ally well.”

OPI Hawaii Col­lec­tion in Aloha by OPI, RM65

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