12 Best Sunscreens For Every Lifestyle

11 Nov 2017 by Teenage

We can’t stress enough the importance of incorporating sunscreen into your skincare routine. Need suggestions on the best sun-blocking products? Here are the top picks from Teenage Beauty Awards 2017! 

For the Sporty Ones

Sunplay Ultra Shield UV Body Mist SPF 130/PA++++, $21.90

 Sunplay Teenage Readers Choice Sunscreen
Not only does it have the highest SPF and PA values, Sunplay Ultra Shield UV Body Mist sunscreen boasts a non-greasy residue with anti-aging properties and an ability to retain moisture for your skin! It’s packaging is just as impressive – an aerosol can for a spray-on application that will achieve an even layer of protection without getting your hands dirty. Effective and practical, it’s no wonder this trooper won our Reader’s Choice!

Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster SPF 50+/PA+++++, $39.90


Packed with a blend of beauty essences, the Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster does more than its fair share of reflecting UV rays. It contains Bulgarian rose essence to correct uneven skin tone, turmeric to reduce acne and scars and hyaluronic acid for a moisturising boost.

ORBIS Sunscreen Super SPF 50+/PA++++, $25

ORBIS-Sunscreen-SuperSurfactant free and tested to minimise allergies, the ORBIS Sunscreen Super works exactly like how it’s named; made of super fine particles for a super water-, sweat- and sand-proof, coverage for any outdoor activities.

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+ / PA++++, $18.90

The Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel formula recently got an even better upgrade, with improved water- and sweat-proof properties that’ll absorb easily and stay on all day sans any stickiness. Having a day out in the sun? You know which sunscreen to grab! 

Neutrogena Beach Defense SPF 70/PA++++, $28.90

 Neutrogena-Beach-Defense-Lotion-SPF-70-198gHead to the beach and emerge unscathed from tan lines and sun burns with the Neutrogena Beach Defence, which offers you up to 80 minutes of worry-free fun under the sun! The oil-free formula caters to outdoor elements and holds up well against sea water.

For The Beauty Lovers

ASTALIFT White Perfect Clear UV Solution SPF 50+/PA++++, $72

Astalift-White-Perfect-UV-Clear-Solution-SPF-50+-PA++++,-$72-for-30gA lightweight cream bursting with Vitamin C that helps rejuvenate the skin while doubling as a make-up base, the ASTALIFT White Perfect Clear UV Solution even has a colour-changing UV sensor attached to its cap that’ll tell you when it’s time to reapply a fresh coat of sunscreen! 

 Su:m37 Sun Away Multi-Effect Sun Block EX SPF50+/PA+++, $61

Teenage Choice Sum37 Sun-Away-Multi-Effect-Sun-Block-EX
Does sunscreen ruin your usual make-up routine? The Su:m37 Sun Away Multi-Effect Sun Block EX doesn’t just protect you from a bad tan, it corrects uneven skin tone with a whitening effect and doubles up as a primer that helps make-up adhere to your skin longer sans any white cast. Which is why it’s hands down our winner for the Teenage Beauty Awards 2017!

Sugargoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50, $42

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Offering SPF50 sunscreen, shine control and a makeup setting spray all in one bottle, the Supergoop! Defence Refresh Setting Mist makes it way easier to reapply sunblock without ruining your makeup. Just spritz on and you’re ready to go! 

For the Traveller

LANEIGE Marshmallow Sun Cushion SPF50+ / PA+++, $36

LANEIGE_Marshmallow_Sun Cushion_SPF50+PA+++UV protection has never been so convenient and travel-friendly! The Laneige Marshmallow Sun Cushion is packaged like a compact cushion so you can fortify your UV defence anywhere throughout the day with a gentle dab to the face. Their formula is soothing and mild, so even those with sensitive skin can enjoy this fuss-free product.

Nature Republic Provenence Calendula Ice Puff Sun SPF 50+/PA+++, $27

Nature Republic Provence Calendula Spf 50 Ice Puff Sun 100ml

A sunscreen that can literally cool you off, Nature Republic Provenence Calendula Ice Puff Sun pumps out a watery gel that is icy to the touch, which helps soothe skin, and reduce midday puffiness. It’s also extremely portable, with a bottle packaging that comes with a locking mechanism to prevent spillage and a simple pump for a hassle-free application on-the-go.

IDS Non-Tinted Sunscreen SPF50 / PA +++, $69

IDS Non-Tinted Sunscreen SPF50 PA+++, $69 for 50ml
The IDS Non-Tinted Sunscreen has a sheer and lightweight formula that creates a powdery matte and oil-free finish! It comes in a convenient pump bottle with a cap that fits easily into your bag.

For Everyday Use

The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi Protection Essence SPF 50/PA++++, $34.90


UV rays aren’t the only aggressors that can damage our skin; environmental pollution from our urban lifestyle can also trigger redness and cause dullness. The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi Protection Essence forms a protective layer on your skin against harmful sun rays and external pollutants. 

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Have A Cosmic Christmas With ETUDE HOUSE's Be My Universe Collection!

9 Nov 2017 by Johanna Teo

Get ready for a cosmic Christmas with ETUDE HOUSE’s galaxy-themed beauty collection!

ETUDE HOUSE’s affordable and quality K-beauty products have earned a very special place in our makeup addict hearts, and it doesn’t hurt that their collections always come in the prettiest packaging! First teasing their Be My Universe Christmas collection back in October, the K-beauty giant had fans ready to shell out for the “milky way galaxy-inspired” range, luscious lip colours, glittery eyeshadow palettes and all. And while Christmas collections tend to take on similar themes (note the gold, glitter and all-round sparkle), ETUDE HOUSE’s limited edition offerings stand out as the perfect stocking stuffers for all ages. Scroll through the gallery to see the entire collection! 

Will you be adding the ETUDE HOUSE Be My Universe collection into your Christmas wish list? Tell us your wish in your the comment section!

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4 Simple Tips To Pull Off Brightly Coloured Mascara

6 Nov 2017 by Johanna Teo

Hold on to your lashes – it’s time to up your eye makeup game with rainbow swipes of coloured mascara! Scroll through our gallery for our top product picks, and read on for tips on pulling off this bold look. 

#1 Use A Lash Primer


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Coloured mascara will show up on light-coloured lashes without a hitch but not so much for dark Asian lashes. Before swiping on your brightly hued mascara, prep your lashes with a white lash primer – it’ll add volume and length while providing a canvas for bright colours to pop. Also, apply mascara with a zig zag motion to give your lashes that extra volume and oomph. 

#2 Keep It Simple 

With such bold colouring around your eyes, keep the rest of your makeup neutral to avoid clashing. In contrast, if you’d like to rock an amped up look, go for a monochromatic look by pairing your eyeliner and lippie to your mascara colour of choice. Either way, you’re gonna slay it! 

#3 Default To Blue


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Have no idea which colour to use? When in doubt, pick blue; it’s a universally flattering shade that’ll be easy on the eyes, especially for beginners. As a rule of thumb, remember that purple, blue and green shades complement brown eyes, whereas red, pink and peach hues will warm up cool complexions in a jiffy. 

#4 Layering Is Key

Wanna rock coloured mascara and yet keep it appropriate for school or work? Achieve a playful yet subtle look by first applying dark mascara before loading up colour on the very tips of your lashes. This way, you’ll still have a hint of colour without going overboard! 

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Would you rock the coloured mascara look? Share your thoughts in the comment section!

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Nintendo Fans Will Love This Shu Uemura X Super Mario Bros Christmas Collection!

30 Oct 2017 by Johanna Teo

Get the best of both beauty and gaming worlds with this original collab between shu uemura and Super Mario Bros, so get ready to level up your beauty game! 

Gallivant around Mushroom Kingdom with Mario and Luigi to rescue Princess Peach – throw in Japanese beauty pioneer shu uemura into the mix and you’ll have one of the top christmas collections of 2017 to look out for. Think character-stamped lippies to a cute eyeshadow palette decked in ’80s-style designs to pixel-printed cushions and more. Browse our gallery to see the entire collection! 

All products are available exclusively online at from 1 November, and at shu uemura standalone stores at ION, BUGIS, JEM and Vivocity boutique from 10 Nov and at other stores from 15 November.

 What’s Christmas without a gift from Sephora’s totally extra holiday collections? From dreamy travel-friendly kits to keep your pals gorgeous on the go, to super luxe beauty palettes for your squad’s resident makeup addict, your friends will definitely go gaga for this year’s christmas stockings! 

Tarte Treasure Box Collector’s Set


Perfect for that friend who’s always hunting for new makeup products, this lust-worthy gift set comes with the brand’s most coveted items: their best-selling eye shadow, liner, mascara, cheek and lipstick formulas in all new shades.

The Tarte Treasure Box Collector’s Set retails for $85 and will be available from 1 November onwards 

Smashbox Lipstick Survival Kit


 Power up that pout with Smashbox’s bestselling lip and liner shades, plus a lipstick transformer that immediately gives cream lippies a smooth and matte finish.

Lipstick Survival Kit retails for $88 and will be available from 9 November onwards

This Works Christmas Kits


With hectic schedules and never ending assignments to keep up with, its inevitable for one to feel overwhelmed – which is where This Work’s Christmas collection (from $24 onwards) come in. Choose from three different stocking fillers, each containing mini stress relievers. We’ve got our eye on Sleep Tight, a mini ‘first aid kit’ that consists of the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, Sleep Plus Pillow Spray and Stress Check Roll On, which contains stress-busting ingredients like Lavender, Camomile and Patchouli, to improve and promote sleep.

This Works Sleep Tight retails at $24 and will be available from 9 November onwards

First Aid Beauty Mask Diaries Series


Comprising three iconic masks – the Facial Radiance Intensive Peel, 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask and Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask – and one moisturising cream – Ultra Repair Cream – prep for the best slumber party ever with this ultimate masking collection!

The First Aid Beauty Mask Diaries will retail for $59

Zoeva Opulence Eyeshadow Palette in Blooming Bouquet


Deck your eye makeup in blooming glory with Zoeva’s Opulence Eyeshadow Palette. Expect rich shades from rosy copper to silky ivory to vibrant blues in matte and metallic finishes, great for that understated yet super atas look.

Zoeva Opulence Eyeshadow Palette retails at $42 and will be available from 7 November onwards

Becca Apres Ski Eye Lights Palette


Fans of Becca’s highlighters will be delighted with the limited edition Apres Ski Eye Lights Palette, which features Becca’s iconic Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter formula customised specially for your peepers! Including seven gorgeous shades in two luxe finishes – satin-matte and high-shine – look out for two holiday inspired shades aptly titled Toasted Marshmallow and Hot Cocoa that’ll create totally delicious looks for the season! 

The Becca Apres Ski Eye Lights Palette retails for $68 and will be available from 2 November onwards

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 3


Create your perfect light no matter the time of day with Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Edit that packs everything that’s needed to finish, brighten, contour and highlight your skin, in one simple compact. Featuring two exclusive shades of Ambient Lighting Blush, one exclusive shade of Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder and three cult favourites, there’s no excuse not to up the highlight game now!

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 3 retails for $140 and will be available from 9 November onwards

 Dr.Jart+ Holiday Best Kit


Combining their most well-loved products into one glorious gift set, Dr.Jart+ will help even sensitive skin achieve that gorgeous holiday glow. And this kit will take care of your skincare needs from start (with the soothing Dermaclear Micro Foam) to finish. After cleansing, apply the Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer to brighten and hydrate skin. Those with dry complexions can continue on with Ceramidin Cream, a moisturising skin that’ll penetrate skin to improve hydration from within. Then, finish off your base with the Premium BB Cream, a high-end BB cream that gives the complexion a revitalised finish. 

The Dr.Jart+ Holiday Best Kit retails at $59

Verb Daily Care Daily Renew 


Save your pal from dealing with bad hair days in as easy as three steps! The Verb Daily Care Daily Renew kit will hydrate, rejuvenate and protect tresses from damage, while its intriguingly-named Ghost Oil is a “vanishing daily restorative oil that revitalises hair from roots to ends”. There’s no excuse not to have amazing hair now! 

Verb Daily Care Daily Renew retails at $49

Nudestix Creator’s Palette 


Take a lippie outta your favourite influencers’ makeup kit – six to be exact. The limited edition Nude(ART)IST Box set by NUdestix contains six custom-created lip shades ranging from vintage-vibing nudes, fresh corals and rich cocoas, by beauty gurus like Karen Yeung (@iamkareno), Jaleesa Moses (@saythelees) and more. Created in Nudestix’s popular Magnetic Matte Lip Color formula, these multi-tasking gems are extra long-wearing, super pigmented, and transfer- and kiss-proof. Talk about having a next level pout! 

Nudestix Creator’s Palette retails at $89 and will be available from 9 November onwards

Sephora Collection Winter Wonderland


Sephora’s plethora of Christmas stocking fillers are pretty hard to beat – so trump the game with their Winter Wonderland advent calendar that reveals a beauty surprise for every day in December! Think liquid lipsticks, sleeping masks, lip pencils, mini eyeshadows… You’ll be the best secret santa ever! 

The Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar retails at $69

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda

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Possibly our favourite on this list, Too Faced’s first ever limited edition year-round agenda and makeup palette combo will help keep both your BFF’s life organised and her makeup on point! The Boss Lady Beauty Agenda contains 24 matte and shimmer eyeshadows, a highlighter, bronzer and blush, mascara and even the fan favourite Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipstick, along with the leatherette organiser – perfect for any makeup lover on the go! 

What’s your favourite Sephora holiday gift set? Spread the early Christmas cheer in the comment section! 

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