Eyes are the prize

Here are four essentials - eye primer, eyeshadow palette, mascara and eyeliner - that you need in your make-up pouch for a sexy eye look


Yves Saint Laurent Couture Eye Primer


I never knew eyeshadow primer was such an important beauty product.

But after trying this YSL Couture Eye Primer, I can see why it makes the list of essentials.

With our hot and humid weather, eyeshadow tends to smudge as the day wears on because eyelids get oily.

And that is one of the ugliest things that can happen to any woman.

This primer sets the eyeshadow straight and keeps the colours on your eyes long-lasting.

Available at all YSL stores.


Bobbi Brown Rich Caramel Eye Palette


Daytime smokey eyes or night-time smokey eyes, this palette gives you both.

You can create neutral to sultry eye looks with shades in creamy beige, reflective bronze and golden peach.

Match the lighter colours with the palette's two dark shades - rich copper brown and rich brown black - and get an edgier night look. The palette even comes with a dual-ended eyeshadow-eyeliner brush.

Use the angle eyeshadow brush end to apply the lighter eyeshadow shades from lash line to brow bone. Then, after wiping your brush thoroughly on tissue, apply the rich copper brown all over the lid.

Available at all Bobbi Brown stores.


Bourjois Volume Glamour Push Up Mascara


This mascara comes with what the manufacturer calls an "uplifting brush" that will naturally curl your lashes. If you use an eyelash curler with this, get ready for your eyes to pop.

The mascara applies really easily without clumping your lashes together.

If you don't have thick lashes, fret not. It has a way of making the most sparse eyelashes look thicker and fuller.

Best part is, even hours after first applying it, the formula doesn't flake. Available at all Watsons stores.


Shu Uemura Calligraph: Ink Liquid Eyeliner in Black


Thin or thick lines, you can have it all with this Shu Uemura eyeliner.

Smooth, silky and easy to use, this eyeliner gives you the line you want for different occasions.

The manufacturer says this eyeliner - which was inspired by Asian calligraphy - allows you to draw lines 0.05mm sharp to 2mm bold with precise control and accuracy.

It is also waterproof and sweat-proof. You can even refill it when it is empty. Win!

Available at all Shu Uemura counters.