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Prestige Beauty Awards 2016: Make-Up

We put over 100 beauty products to the test in our first-ever Beauty Awards. Here are our top picks for make-up.

1. Best Liquid Liner
Faux Fayc Fauxliner
Winged eye tips are easily achievable with this liner largely due to its firm felt-tip. Application is also precise.  “Unlike most other liquid liners, this one did not bleed into the creases of the skin, or smudge,” says Jiang.

2. Best Cover-It-All Concealer
By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer
With its fluid texture, it  doesn’t take much effort to apply and blend this concealer into the skin, especially at the under eye areas. “I love how it provided sufficient coverage,” says Jiang.

3. Best Oil Make-Up Remover
Shu Uemura Skin Purifier: Brightening & Polishing Gentle Cleansing Oil
Upon contact with water, it transforms into an emulsion that effectively removes all traces of make-up. Even with its efficacy rate, skin’s moisture levels are duly maintained. “My skin also feels hydrated after use,” says Ow.

4. Best BB Cushion Compact
Laneige BB Cushion Anti-Aging SPF 50+ PA+++
The formulation  not only covers fine lines and blemishes, it also helps to achieve an even-looking skin tone. “It helped to give my skin a dewy appearance and it  boasts good coverage,” says Goh.

5. Best Hydrating Lip Gloss
Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-in-Oil
The oily texture of this lip gloss allows it to glide on easily and gives lips a healthy shine. “It moisturises  without any of that sticky feeling and the colour stays on, even after meals,” says Ab.

6. Best Multitasking Mascara
Nars Audacious Mascara
Designed with a lash-catching brush that has 200 bristles and hooks, this mascara leaves no lash untouched. It
lengthens, curls and adds volume while not being too over the top. “My lashes appear longer and thicker,” Goh shares.

7. Best Primer
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++
This primer gets make-up to stay throughout the day. Its anti-ageing formula  boosts collagen production helping skin to appear youthful.
“It also contains sun protection, which is great for busy women,” says Ab.

8. Best Foundation with a Dewy Finish
Lancôme Absolue Sublime Rejuvenating Essence Foundation
It glides on like magic and conceals blemishes well. Containing camellia oil, it also helps skin to stay moisturised throughout the day. “This foundation provided great coverage and left my skin looking dewy,” says Jiang.

9. Best Do-It-All Lipstick
Shiseido Perfect Rouge
All it takes is one application to achieve an intense colour pay-off. Puckers are also kept hydrated for hours, thanks to hyaluronic acid that locks moisture in. “The colour is vivid and lips feel smooth,” says Ab.

10. Best Compact Powder/Foundation
SK-II Enamel Radiant Cream Compact Foundation
The dual colour of this compact conceals imperfections and gives skin a luminous glow. A breeze to apply, it also didn’t appear cakey. “My skin appeared  bright, supple and youthful after application,” observes Jiang.

Our Judging Panel

Genevieve Jiang – Managing Editor, Prestige Magazine
Suhana Ab – Society Editor, Prestige Magazine
Dr Karen Soh – Medical Director, Privé  Clinic
Carmen Ow – Director, Clydesbuilt Group of Companies
Alicia Thian – Executive Director, Bank of Singapore
Katiana Sukamto – Associate Director, Marina Bay Sands
Dexter Ng – Creative Director, Duo Hair Salon
Cindy Goh – Freelance Make-Up Artist

More results from our Beauty Awards here:

Best hair care products
Best fragrances
Best skincare products
Best body care products