By Aimee L

Fans of popular Taiwanese makeup brand 1028 will be happy to know that the brand is back once again in Singapore. Especially created for Asian complexions, skin tones, and facial contours, 1028 aims to create products that help women look their fabulous best, with minimum effort.  

While I have heard of the brand before, I had never actually tried it, so it was good fun for me to pick out five of my must-have’s from the brand. The products are affordably priced, and of pretty decent quality, making them definitely worth including in your makeup bag.

Extend Curl Waterproof Mascara, $21.90

Since the pandemic seems to be never ending, and face coverings seem to have become a permanent thing in our lives, a good mascara is crucial, to prevent you looking washed out and tired. 1028’s bestselling Extend Curl Waterproof Mascara, promises to leave your lashes reaching for the sky all day with a smudge- and budge-proof formula (a must-have in our sweltering heat).

The customised tapered end brush provides an extremely smooth application, making it easier than ever to precisely define your lower lashes or hard-to-reach corners without running the risk of the wand touching the eyelids. Plus, it contains Vitamin B5 and collagen which help to repair daily lash damage while strengthening eye lashes. 

Ultra Precision Long Lasting Eyeliner, $19.90

This eyeliner, which comes in Black and Espresso, delivers precise definition in just one stroke, thanks to an innovative ultra-stable metal body that has an anti-shake function to ensure precision and accuracy. Its 0.01mm extremely thin nib and quick-dry formula allows for easy application without smudging – and the best part is that it can actually last all day. This is a good buy for those of you (including myself) who are not that proficient in drawing the perfect cat eye.

Opium Poppy Matte Velvet Gloss 01 Dear Rose, $18.90

I love the fact that this gloss was designed to complement yellow-based Asian skin tones (like mine). The colour is absolutely stunning, and while it applies like a gloss, it dries down to velvety matte veil of colour, without any uncomfortable dryness or heavy texture.

Ultra Longwear Pressed Powder, $12.90

I am not usually a pressed powder sort of person, but this mineral-based smooth and lightweight pressed powder is perfect for a natural and fresh complexion on the go. You don’t need to plaster it all over your face like a geisha. Instead use it to make your pores vanish, and your your shiny bits look less shiny.

Galaxy Eyeshadow 4-Pan Palette Infinity, $18.90

The Galaxy Eyeshadow 4-Pan Palette Infinity allows you to achieve a multi-dimensional eye makeup look with a mix of easily bendable, velvet matte, shimmer, and glitter shades. This neutral-tone quartet offers nude, milk tea and chestnut-brown shades that are easy to wear and match. The glitter may be used on the inner corners or as a topper for accented eye makeup looks, and the richness of the colour pay-off is impressive!

1028 is available at select Wasons stores, Watsons online, and the brand’s official store on Shopee and Lazada.