Everyone has had their fair share of heartbreaks and ways to cope with it.

Whether you’re all about showing your ex what he’s missing out on or simply taking time to indulge in some self-care, the new “revenge makeup” trend may just be what you need to mend your broken heart.

Keep scrolling to find out what all the buzz is about.

What is “revenge makeup”?

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To put it simply, “revenge makeup” is a bold look that makes you feel empowered. So think of strong and dark colours that give off a boss vibe.

Many variations of this look have popped up on the internet and there is no set version for you to follow.


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That being said, most TikTok users focused on their eye makeup; think long lashes, cat-eyes, thick eyeliners, and smokey eyeshadows.

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Lips are also emphasised with a lip liner for definition and a bold colour that pops. Bright red and deep berry are popular choices that deliver a seductive look.

Don’t forget to contour your cheek bones and nose bridge make them extra defined so that the entire face looks sharp.

Looking for products that can help you achieve the perfect revenge makeup look? Here’s a little nudge in the right direction.

Products that are great for creating “revenge makeup”

Real Techniques 1991 Everyday Essentials Eye Set

A good eye look can only be pulled off with the right set of tools and here’s a set of eight brushes for you create the perfect smokey eyes.

It includes a small, dense brush that’s great for blending, as well as a flat-tipped brush for you to define your waterline or the outer corners of your eyes with a dark eyeshadow.

Real Techniques 1991 Everyday Essentials Eye Set retails for RM189.90, available at Zalora

CLIO Pro Eye Palette

Get this versatile palette that delivers dazzling pigment and finishes. It comes with 10 shades in a range of matte, glitter, and shimmer finishes.

No matter which variation of this palette you pick, each palette comes with several dark shades that are great for creating bold-looking eyes.

Plus, it’s known for its powders that set well, so rest assured that application and blending are going to be a breeze.

CLIO Pro Eye Palette retails for RM81.21, available at Yesstyle.

KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner

A pigmented and budge-proof liquid eyeliner is essential for creating sleek cat eyes. Pick up the iconic KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner that’s known for its liner tip that delivers ultimate precision.

Its formula is also highly-pigmented and suitable for long-wear so you’ll be sporting your thick and bold liner all day.

KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner retails for RM115, available at Sephora.

KissMe Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara

Swipe on this best-selling mascara for those long and fluttery lashes that pair well with your strong eye look. You’ll love that this has a smudge-proof formula that won’t budge even under sweat or tears.

Plus, it also has shape-memory polymer in its formula to lock in the curl of your lashes, as well as natural ingredients like cameillia flower oil and royal jelly to keep them healthy.

KissMe Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara retails for RM63.60, available at iHerb.

Pat McGraph Labs MatteTrance Lipstick

We couldn’t resist adding this iconic lipstick to the list. The MatteTrance Lipstick is one of the best-selling matte lipsticks that delivers a highly-pigmented formula and come in a line of bold shades.

Its formula is infused with optical diffusers so the appearance of fine lines will be blurred out, as well as spherical particles to provide a smooth film of colour. Plus, each shade gives a lightweight opaque coverage, thanks to its combination of saturated pigment and powder film.

Shades we recommend include Elson 2, the brand’s iconic rich red shade, and McMenamy, a deep burgundy.

Pat McGraph Labs MatteTrance Lipstick retails for RM200, available at Sephora

Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit

It’s impossible to talk about lipsticks and lip liners without mentioning Kylie Cosmetics. The brand’s owner, Kylie Jenner, is known to be obsessed with luscious lips so it’s hard to deny that this brand knows everything there is when it comes to lipsticks and lip liners.

Be empowered by their bold shades: Hollyberry features a luscious deep purple and Boss is a pure bright red shade.

Frame your lips with the lip liner that features a creamy and water-proof formula, before swiping on their matte liquid lipstick that’s hydrating, comfortable, and lasts all day.

Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit retails for US$32 (RM138.16), available at Ulta Beauty.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Here’s an option for newbies to lipstick. If you find it hard to master bullet lipsticks or liquid lipsticks, you’ll love that this one comes in a jumbo crayon design that makes application easier.

Since it’s easy to grip and handle, even an amateur can effortlessly fill their lips with its bold colour. We’re also in love with the high colour pay-off each swipe provides.

On top of that, its formula boasts a combination of unique silicones and emollients to provide a creamy texture that lasts throughout the day.

We recommend trying a blood red shade like Dragon Girl (Taylor Swift uses this lipstick in this shade too!) or Red Square, which is a bright orange-red.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil retails for RM115, available at Sephora

ColorPop Lippie Pencil

If you’re on a budget, ColorPop has your back with their best-selling lip pencil. This lipstick pencil can be paired with a lipstick or used independently to line and fill in your lips.

When the pencil gets blunt, you can sharpen it to make your application more precise. Maintain it properly and you’ll get clean lines that don’t feather, giving you a perfect pout, all day, every day.

This high-impact lipstick comes in various shades but we recommend you go for Frenchie, a vivid red or Flattered that is a deep plum.

ColorPop Lippie Pencil retails for S$9.52 (RM31.18), available at ColorPop.

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