Best songs to play whilst doing your makeup: Watermelon Sugar, Maniac, Mariposa and more

Best songs to play whilst doing your makeup: Watermelon Sugar, Maniac, Mariposa and more

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Text: Azrin Tan

When all else fails, music is — at times! — our only saving grace. And really, there can be no grander way to get ready for the day than a good playlist playing out loud in the background as you pat that product in. Even those 6.30 am mornings might be made better just for it alone. A solid tune won't only get you grooving to every last beat, but choose the right ones, and you've got yourself a great confidence booster that will leave you feeling like you're capable of just about anything for the day. Yes, even that perfect eyeliner wing. So here's a curated playlist of some feel-good tunes that will have you pumped up and ready to get creative with the colours on your face, whether you're trying out that new peachy blush or if you're finally in the mood to experiment with those butterfly sequins on your lids. Press play, now.

Mariposa by Peach Tree Rascals

Fun fact: The song was shot in and named after Mariposa Grove in Yosemite; one of the band's favourite places to hit up for some creative inspiration.

Favourite lyric: Hold a place till you're coming home/Show you where the garden grows

34 + 35 by Ariana Grande

Fun Fact: If the lewks from this video alone doesn't inspire you to beat your face with the latest and greatest in makeup, the catchy beats and witty innuendos will.

Favourite lyric: Baby you might need a seatbelt when you ride it/

Can I Call You Tonight? by Dayglow

Fun fact: Reminiscent of all the feel-good and funky feels. Dayglow is a self-made artist, everything from the songwriting to producing is done in his own creative direction.

Favourite lyric: I hear your voice on the phone/Now I'm no longer alone

Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles

Fun Fact: Harry himself said he hated the song for a period of time since he commenced writing it in 2017.

Favourite lyric: Tastes like strawberries on a summer evenin'/And it sounds just like a song

by Lorde

Fun Fact: With this pulsing tune, you could probably dance away to this song whilst tearing up at the memory of the one that got away.

Favourite lyric: I'll be your quiet afternoon crush/Be your violent overnight rush

Maniac by Conan Gray

Fun Fact: Conan Gray wrote this song as a form of catharsis dedicated to his psychotic exes.

Favourite lyric: Tell all of your friends that I'm crazy and drive you mad/That I'm such a stalker, a watcher, a psychopath

I Forgot That You Existed by Taylor Swift

Fun Fact: Critics say this was the perfect transition from the singer's darker 2017 album. But be it an ex-lover, a betraying friend or a dark past, we think everyone can relate to this feel-good feeling all the same.

Favourite lyric: It isn't love, it isn't hate, it's just indifference

What You Waiting For

Fun Fact: This synth-pop hit is the Korean-Canadian singer's second solo since her debut under I.O.I when she was just 15 years old.

Favourite lyric: Baby you already know/Just how I feel about you

IN A DREAM by Troye Sivan

Fun fact: The ex-Youtuber's social teasers for this album were self-edited on his iPhone in the middle of the pandemic.

Favourite lyric: But I won't let you in again/I'm gonna lock the doors and hide my shit

Blueberry Eyes by MAX ft. SUGA of BTS

Fun Fact: MAX and his wife, Emily, learnt SUGA's full rap in Korean to bring it to life in the music video. The song is actually an ode to Emily herself as they await their first child together.

Favourite lyric: Kiss you each morning/With strawberry skies/Cause I get so lost in/Your blueberry eyes