While being called a tomato may not sound all that cute, especially given our slightly traumatic memories of being called a tomato-face after PE classes, this fruit has become the main topic of this summer’s most fashionable makeup look.

Due to an increase in European summer vacations, “tomato girl” makeup has become the most popular beauty aesthetic, with the hashtag being viewed over 120 million times on TikTok at the time of writing.

With “tomato girl” makeup reigning supreme as the ideal late-summer makeup, we’ve put together a list of everything you need to know about this juicy, sun-soaked look that’s flooding our feeds.

What is “tomato girl” makeup

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Credits: @彤巧儿/Xiao Hong Shu, @youglowgrrl/TikTok

No matter how ridiculous we find the ever-changing trend-naming cycle, such as latte makeup and cherry cola lips, we have to admit that there are cute looks, and “tomato girl” makeup is one of them.

Think fresh natural skin, rosy cheeks and lips that look like they’ve just bitten into a ripe tomato. That is the epitome of the It girl look this late summer. Add some faux freckles into the mix, and you’ll be all ready to hit the beach and live your Mamma Mia fantasies!

How to achieve the “tomato girl” makeup

To achieve the perfect “tomato girl” makeup, there are three main points to follow: brick-red blush with matching lips, plenty of highlights, and speckles of faux freckles across your face.


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Ripened tomato cheeks and matching lips

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Credits: @myvideobuddy/TikTok, @missaicadominic/TikTok

Your cheeks will undoubtedly steal the show here. To achieve that effortless, I-just-woke-up-with-rosy-cheeks look, you’ll need a cream blush that can double up as a lippie.

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Left: Nudestix Nudies Bloom in Poppy Girl, Right: CANMAKE Cream Cheek in #16 Almond Terracotta

The Nudestix Nudies Bloom in Poppy Girl is a multi-purpose stick that instantly adds a healthy pop of red flush to your cheeks, eyes, and lips. It not only looks great on all skin tones, but it’s also convenient, and its long-lasting non-sticky formula will keep you looking fresh-faced and glowing all day!

Another option is CANMAKE Cream Cheek in #16 Almond Terracotta, a brick red colour that will bring out your sophisticated rosy glow from within. Because of its squalene and amino-acid based emollients, it will apply smoothly on top of foundations, and its gel-like texture will melt seamlessly into your cheeks and lips.

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DV tip: Apply the blush across the bridge of your nose and up to the high points of your cheeks to look like you’ve been kissed by the sun while casually strolling to your local Italian food market, just like the star herself – Hailey Bieber.

CANMAKE Cream Cheek #16 Almond Terracotta (2.2g) retails for RM59.34 and is available at Lazada. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see updated price.

Nudestix Nudies Bloom in Poppy Girl (7g) retails for RM158 and is available at Sephora.

Highlight your high points

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Left: Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo, Right: Wet and Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

To appear as if the sun is naturally reflecting off your face, highlight the high points on your face subtly.

Thanks to its weightless, cream-powder hybrid formula, Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo has become the talk of the town. This unique semi-sheer base is loaded with superfine shimmer and it melts into your skin effortlessly when applied, keeping you gleaming all day on your European summer vacation!

Despite being inexpensive, Wet and Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder delivers an ultra-pearly finish and an easy-to-blend formula that has won many fans. The silky smooth, highly pigmented powder creates an all-over summer glow that’s perfect for the beach when applied to the cheekbones, brow bone, and cupid’s bow.

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo (2 x 3.5g) retails for RM195 and is available at Sephora

Wet and Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder (5.4g) retails for RM44.90 and is available at Watsons. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see updated price.

Faux freckles


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Freckles are essential for bringing out the earthy, wholesome essence of the “tomato girl” makeup. While it may sound difficult, drawing faux freckles on your face is actually easier than it appears, thanks to @nyxxshi’s TikTok hack.

She begins by mixing any brown eyeshadow powder with water in a container. Then, she dips her brush into the liquid mixture and taps it against another brush to spray little specks onto her face to mimic freckles. She then uses powder to set the faux freckles onto her face.

Her natural result has us reaching instantly for our brown eyeshadow palettes so we can try this hack ourselves!

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However, if you’re a perfectionist and prefer to have more control over where your freckles appear, you can dot them onto your face one by one with any liquid liner.

CLIO Kill Brow Dual Tattoo Pen Set is our favourite because it is designed to last three days on your brows like a temporary tattoo, remaining even after cleansing with water. The brush pen makes it simple to draw in the freckles in detail, while the fluorescent pen tip makes it quicker to fill in large areas.

For those who are planning to spot the “tomato girl” makeup on your European summer vacation, CLIO Kill Brow Dual Tattoo Pen Set will definitely be your go-to as you won’t have to draw them every morning.

There’s also a remover pen included so that you can easily change the location of your freckle without ruining your adorable makeup!

CLIO Kill Brow Dual Tattoo Pen Set retails for RM68.50 and is available at Shopee.

Feature image credits: @彤巧儿/Xiao Hong Shu, @sunnigl/TikTok, @missaicadominic/TikTok