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6 makeup games to make you the next top MUA

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Givenchy, the host to Ariana Grande’s “Arivenchy” campaign in 2019, used “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” to debut its iconic makeup products (like the Prisme Libre Loose powder). Source: Robyn Beck/AFP

If you’re like us, and love comparing Jisoo versus Jennie’s nude makeup looks, getting excited over Ariana Grande’s new beauty line, or obsessing over what skincare produce TWICE’s flawless skin, have we got the makeup games for you.

Forget TikTok, memes and Netflix — when it comes to styling and trying on products, head to the sites below or the app store. Whether you want to (virtually) make lipstick and eye art, watch someone else do it, or indulge in a self-care hour or two, these are the makeup games to get your MUA chops on:

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Tatcha, a Japanese luxury beauty brand loved by the likes of Kim Kardashian, invited players on a Nintendo game on a virtual self-care break. Source: Toby Canham/AFP

The Sims 4

MAC is the first makeup brand available in the iconic game. To get your Sims wearing MAC,  head to Create-A-Sim mode on Sims 4 and give your Sims a free MAC-over. Director of Makeup Artistry, Romero Jennings designed the in-game glam. 

 

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While this game is priced at US$29.99 a year, a free trial would give you 48 hours to try all the make-up looks you want. 

Drest

Next on our list of makeup games is the luxurious Drest. Hone your creativity using real-life fashion collections, hair, makeup and locations as a stylist. From now on, you can play and fall in love with
NARS Cosmetics’s Air Matte Collection in-game as well as Gucci’s beauty collection.

DIY Makeup

Developed by CrazyLabs, this is on our list of makeup games you can play on the go. You can mix crayons and coconut oil to make lipstick and eye art along with avocado masks and raspberry blushes (don’t try this at home without researching). 

The ANRcade 

Launched by Estée Lauder, this free online gaming experience was launched together with their Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Multi-Recovery Complex. The “arcade” features four fun interactive video games centred around this product.

BenefitCosmetics

Benefit hitched a ride on the Twitch highway just recently to launch their “Game Face” campaign. Their live streams featured gamers showing their go-to makeup routines as they share what playing with confidence means to them. Also, viewers get the chance to win exclusive giveaways. 

Elfyou 

Alternatively, if you’d like to take a backseat and watch others show off their skills, you can follow this account as e.l.f. teams up with big gamers like LuFu to stream hours of their favourite look with their cosmetics

If you want to turn your passion for beauty into a career, universities offer diploma and bachelor’s degrees in makeup and hair design in the US, UK and Australia.

Want to try other games? Check out our list of 2021’s best multiplayer online games to play with friends and the all-time favourite list of top 10 free online games.