Lipstick Junkie

Emily Quak


“I started by blogging about my daily life as did everyone in college. It was only when I started to use it as a place for creative expression, rather than just to document my life, that the blog took on a life of its own. I realised my true passion was beauty.”

emily quak VISUAL MASTER


“After step-by-step make-up pictorials, the next logical step was YouTube. It took me a long time to work up the courage to finally film a video; I’ve been trying to improve my channel and my make-up skills ever since!”


“Unless you’re going for a dramatic look, it’s best to balance out your make-up. With a dark lip, go light on the eyeshadow. If playing with smokey eyes, tone down lips with a subtle nude.”

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Wearing fire engine-red lips

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“Strong eyes go with nude lips really well.”


“Every woman wants that perfect red lip. All skin tones look great in a fire-engine, true red. If you want to expand your colour wardrobe, I suggest orangey and plummy reds for warm skin.”

emily quak nars

Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Descano, RM85

emily quak Bobbi Brown Art Sticks

Bobbi Brown Art Sticks, RM88 each

emily quak Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Magenta Muse

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Magenta Muse, RM75


“Lining slightly outside the lips adds definition and an illusion of plumpness. It makes such a difference yet doesn’t look overdone.”


“Choosing the right colours according to your skin tone (warm or cool) helps to create a healthy glow; the wrong colours make your skin look dirty and worse, sickly. To determine your undertone, use silver and gold aluminium foil and hold them up against your skin. Take pictures, then look through to decide which colour makes you look healthier. If it’s gold, you’ve got warm undertones; if it’s silver, you are cool.”

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Images: Studio D.