Turtleneck top and dress, H&M. All jewellery, model’s own

Go semi-matte

It’s the new buzzword in K-beauty, and a much friendlier take on matte makeup without losing its modern edge. The HERA Black Cushion SPF34/PA++ ($75), the brand’s most popular cushion foundation, leaves a fresh, clear and subtly matte finish, thanks to its Matte Finish Gel texture, and blend of amino acid derivatives and mica powder. To complete the look, swipe puckers with the brand’s new Rouge Holic Matte lipstick ($45) that’s as comfortable as it is vivid in colour.

Shine, not glisten

The luminosity that we want here is more about a healthy glow than preternaturally dewy glass skin. To achieve it, try the HERA UV Mist Cushion Cover ($65) that’s enriched with what the brand calls Blooming Oil for a fresh, natural-looking lustre. The highly pigmented and moisturising Rouge Holic Shine ($45) offers luminous lip colour to match.

Dress, Max & Co. Turtleneck top, H&M

Punch those puckers

A bold lip is one of the easiest ways to switch up one’s look. Newly launched in August, the HERA Rouge Holic Cream collection of lipsticks ($45 each) is an extension of the Iconic Rouge Holic line and offers a sophisticated finish and a vibrant shade selection. Set this against semi-matte skin using the brand’s signature lightweight yet full-coverage Black Cushion SPF34/PA++ ($75).

Jacket and turtleneck top, Boss

Rethink the tint

The great thing about lip tints: their lightweight texture and long-lasting wear that makes them perfect for those who have to be camera-ready 24/7. The not-so-great thing: They tend to be equally light on colour. Not the HERA Sensual Tint ($43) though – it comes in fun hues like this coral orange and is highly pigmented for intensity.  To also get you Insta-ready: the HD Perfect Foundation SPF15/PA+ ($65), which is high coverage enough for UHD-level resolution.

Photography Stefan Khoo, assisted by Vincent Ng & Arabelle Zhuang Styling Jonathan Chia Hair Junz Loke/Hairloom, using Kevin Murphy Makeup John Lee/Fac3inc Model Kelly Raphaelle

This story first appeared in Female’s August 2018 print issue.