Beauty

16 Holy Grail Products For Beauty Newbies

6 Jun 2016 by Venetia Sng

If you’re new to makeup and don’t have a beauty regime (yet), no worries ’cause we’ve got you covered from head to toe. Tried and tested, read on to find out why these products are worthy to be hailed as holy grail products!

Makeup

Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer, $54

Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer

In Singapore’s humid weather, makeup would often ‘melt’ off our faces once we’re out in the open for too long, making it frustrating for every lady who has spent so much effort putting it on. With a long-staying makeup primer like Benefit’s The POREfessional Face Primer, appearance of pores and fine lines will be minimised for matte, flawless skin all-day. This lightweight balm can be applied over or under makeup, but we’d recommend under if you don’t wanna mess up the rest of your face.

Laneige BB Cushion [Pore Control] (SPF 50+ / PA+++), $59

Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control

We’re sure you’ve heard of BB cream and Laneige upped the game even further with the BB Cushion. Instead of having to squeeze out the product, dab the puff on strategic spots and blend it all over your face. What we also love about this BB Cushion is that not only does it refines and covers up unsightly pores, it also protects your skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation, $53

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation

Foundation powder is not a must for youthful skin, but if needed, the Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation provides weightless coverage with a luminous, semi-matte finish. The best part? Although Urban Decay claims that the powder can last for eight hours, many reviews have testified that it can actually last up to ten hours without caking up in our mad weather. Awesome or what?

Nars Orgasm Blush, $50

Nars Orgasm Blush

NARS Orgasm Blush is the best-selling blush of all-time, and it’s not hard to see why. Worldly recognised as a cult classic, it offers a natural, healthy-looking colour that immediately brightens up your complexion. And with its strong pigmentation, just a light application and it delivers a high-intensity yet natural-looking flush.

Etude House Drawing Eye Brow, $5.90

Etude House Drawing Eyebrow

Not all cult/holy grail beauty products have to be expensive, and Etude House Drawing Eye Brow is a great example. Fill your brows with the fuss-free pencil and then use the brush on the other end to neaten up those brow hair. It’s so good, you don’t really need anything else for your brows.

L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Black Lacquer, $20.90

L'Oréal Paris Super Liner Black Lacquer

When it comes to black liquid eyeliner, L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Black Lacquer is possibly the only liquid eyeliner we’ll ever use. First, you don’t have to apply it multiple times to achieve that black – once is all you need. Second, you’d be impressed by how fast it dries on your lids – no more fanning half-closed eyes! Third, the sponge tip pen gives good control to the user and allows creation of fine lines or thick sultry flicks. Last but not least, it doesn’t smudge even on the oiliest lids! Are you sold yet?

Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara, $34

Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara

Say bye bye to smudging mascara with Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara! This waterproof mascara is probably one of the best we’ve tried so far. It has survived morning workouts, weekend yoga sessions and even a few laps in the pool! It simply won’t budge even in extreme sweaty or wet conditions. Also, the brush ensures clump-free application and there’s added fibre in the formula to enhance volume.

VDL Expert Lip Cube SPF10, $35

VDL Expert Lip Cube SPF10

How many of you find it hard to apply lipstick due to the blunt shape of the product? VDL Expert Lip Cube SPF10 makes applying lipstick as easy as ABC. The cubic shape reaches and covers all angles of your lips with ease and the lipstick maintains its shape from beginning to end. And that’s not all! It’s highly pigmented, long lasting, slides on like smooth butter and contains SPF10 to protect the lips from ageing.

Skincare

Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover, $24.90

Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover

Out of all the makeup removers we’ve tried, Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover is easily one of the best. It removes the toughest waterproof makeup like a breeze. All you need to do is to pump the jelly-like serum onto your hands, spread and gently massage the makeup off your face, wash it off and you’re all done! The gentle formula reduces tugging and protects the skin from an otherwise harsh cleansing motion. 

Murad Clarifying Cleanser, $56

Murad Clarifying Cleanser

For those looking to reduce blemishes and prevent future breakouts, Murad Clarifying Cleanser is the one for you. This cleanser combats acne and skin breakouts by washing away pore-clogging grime, oil and irritants plus treat and prevent acne breakouts all at the same time! Leaving your face feeling clean and minty fresh after wash.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, $20.90

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Keep your skin supple with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel! Their unique water gel formula absorbs quickly and has the long-lasting intense moisturising power of a cream, leaving your skin hydrated round-the-block. Best part is that it doesn’t feel sticky on our skin and can be worn under makeup, which is perfect for our humid weather!

Vaseline Healthy White SPF24 Triple Lightening Body Lotion, $11.80

Vaseline-Healthy White Spf 24 Triple Lightening Body Lotion

We cannot emphasise enough on how important it is to moisturise and protect your skin against the harmful sun rays. How convenient it is to have a body lotion that does just that? Instead of having to put on a moisturiser and sunblock separately, all you need is Vaseline Healthy White SPF24 Triple Lightening Body Lotion – plus it doesn’t leave any sticky residue/feeling!

Hiruscar Post Acne, $22.90

Hiruscar Post Acne

As we get older, scars and dark marks left by acne tend to recover slower as our regenerative rate slows. No frets ’cause you can get rid of those awful scars and marks with Hiruscar Post Acne gel! The anti-bacterial formula helps lighten dark marks, improves the appearance of depressed scars and prevent acne recurrence. Just be diligent and apply it onto the affected area two to three times daily. 

THEFACESHOP Real Nature Face Mask, 5 for $10

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We never step out of THEFACESHOP without buying a handful of face masks. Their wide range of masks literally covers your face with all sorts of benefits like Aloe Vera for calming and soothing the skin, Pomegranate for better skin elasticity, Avocado for revitalising dry and rough skin, Honey for regaining skin radiance, and so many more! 

Nails

Butter London Patent Shine 10x Lacquer, $28

Butter London Patent Shine 10x Lacquer

Though Butter London Patent Shine 10x Lacquer is a tad bit pricey for a nail polish, you do get what you pay for! It is chip resistant, protects and strengthens nails, has a gel-like finish, can last up to 10 days, and best of all, doesn’t need a base and/or top coat. All you need is one coat of this lacquer and it achieves the opaqueness that you’d usually get from two to three coats with a regular nail polish. 

Sally Hansen Nail Polish Remover, $6

Sally Hansen Nail Polish Remover

When it comes to nail polish remover, we definitely need a good one that won’t ruin/dry out our nails and Sally Hansen does just that. They offer so many kinds of removers to cater to our different types of nails, like a Salon Formula for sensitive and artificial nails and Strengthening for weak and thin nails. Our favourite has to be the Extra Strength as it removes the nail polish super quickly without harming our nails!

We want to know what are your holy grail beauty products! Share it with us by commenting below!

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H&M Beauty To Launch In Singapore!

19 May 2016 by Venetia Sng

We’ve been wondering when H&M will be bringing their range of lust-worthy beauty products to Singapore, and guess what? The full line of 700 over products will be launching at H&M Orchard Building (first in Asia) and the make-up range at H&M Raffles Place at the later part of the year! *throws confetti*

Featuring an extensive line of cosmetics, body, skin and hair products, you can expect a spectrum of colours for the eyes, lips, nails, carefully curated palettes, a full range of bases and concealers catered for all, nail products, beauty tools, styling products… and the list goes on! All of which are beautifully packaged in minimalist designs and incredibly affordable to boot, what’s not to love? 

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There will also be a Conscious range of eco-friendly sustainable beauty products which is a reflection of the Conscious fashion line that has been around for a while. Plus a premium bodycare line for the beauty-addicts out there.

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We can’t wait to get our hands on the collection already! Are you as excited? Let us know in the comments below!

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10 Adorable Pouches For Your Makeup

10 May 2016 by Venetia Sng

Raise your hands if you have a super worn out cosmetic pouch in your bag. Though we typically wouldn’t spend as much on a makeup pouch compared to an actual bag, it doesn’t mean that we can’t own a pretty one right? Here are 10 delightful yet affordable makeup pouches you can get!

#1 Eyeko Collectible Makeup Bag, $35Eyeko-Makeup-Bag-Sephora

#2 ASOS Neon Mesh Makeup Bag, $17.15ASOS-Neon-Mesh-Makeup-Bag

#3 New Look Sassy Patent Makeup Bag, $17.13New-Look-Sassy-Makeup-Bag

#4 New Look Pom Pom Cosmetic Bag, $17.13New-Look-Pom-Pom-Cosmetic-Bag

#5 Topshop Holographic Makeup Bag, $19.90Topshop-Holographic-Makeup-Bag

#6 Topshop Mono Makeup Bag, $23.90Topshop-Mono-Makeup-Bag

#7 H&M Makeup Bag, $9.90HM-Makeup-Bag

#8 Looking Good Makeup Bag, $59.90Looking-Good-Makeup-Bag

#9 Herschel Chapter Cosmetic Bag, $41.45Herschel-Chapter-Cosmetic-Bag

#10 Dogeared It’s A Wonderful Life Pouch, $33.16Dogeared-Its-A-Wonderful-Life-Pouch

Which bag do you have your eye on? Let us know in the comment box below!

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THEFACESHOP x Kakao Friends Collection

22 Apr 2016 by Venetia Sng

Love Kakao Friends and THEFACESHOP? From sun care to hydrating mask sheets, you can now own THEFACESHOP x Kakao Friends beauty products! They are so cute, we just want to buy everything!

Mono Pop Eye Palettes

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Daily Muzi, Lovely Apeach – $30.90
Each palette comes in 8 wearable neutral nude colours which works will with every skin tone!

Natural Sun Eco

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No Shine Hydrating Sun Cream SPF40 PA+++, $25.90
This versatile sun cream protects the skin from both UVA and UVB rays and works as a mattifier and a pore smoothing primer. Hydrating the skin and absorbing excess shine at the same time!

Photogenic Sun Blur SPF50+ PA+++, $22.90
Leaves skin looking bright and flawless with a hazy, soft-focus effect like a photo!

Baby Sunscreen Cushion SPF34 PA++, price unavailable
Though this is made for babies, it’s the perfect cushion-type of sunscreen for people with skin prone to irritation as the washable formula washes off with water and requires no cleanser!

Hand Cream

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Apeach (Cherry Blossom), Muzi (Rose), Tube (Green Tea), Neo (Berry), Frodo (Apple) – $7.90
Though we don’t need five tubes of hand cream, we do feel like buying all flavours, just because.

Concealer Dual Veil

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Ivory Beige, Neutral Beige, Apricot Beige, Natural Beige – $21.90
Prefect duo of liquid and cream stick concealers for flawless skin.

Melting Color Lip Creamer

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Sweet Tube, Fresh Muzi, Cute Frodo, Lovely Apeach, Twinkle Neo – $16.90
Coloured lip balm which melts onto your lips for a smooth coat of sweet yummy moisturising colour. Formulated with sugar, it literally sugar coats your lips!

Character Mask Sheet

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Neo (Resilience), Muzi (Soothing), Frodo (Moisturising), Tube (Brightening), Apeach (Hydrating) – $4.90
Have some fun while pampering your skin at the same time! Try a different character at the end of each day and your weekdays won’t be boring anymore!

THEFACESHOP x Kakao Friends Collection is now available in stores!

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MAC Good Luck Trolls Collection

19 Apr 2016 by Venetia Sng

MAC is working with the movie Trolls to launch a limited edition collection this 12 August at all M∙A∙C stores! We are loving the super fun and colourful range and can’t wait for the launch already!

The Good Luck Trolls have evoked love and joy since the 1960s. We are so happy we can put the spotlight on them again. M·A·C Cosmetics celebrates pop culture and fantasy – and brings these enchanting characters to life – through this eclectic, bright-hued collection.

James Gager, Creative Director 

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LIPSTICK, $36.00
Can’t be Tamed sheer lime yellow (cremesheen)
Sushi Kiss mid-tone coral cream (satin)
Dance Off Pants Off frosted hot pink (frost)
Midnight Troll rich blue (matte)

LIPGLASS, $35.00
Bubble Butt magenta w/ fine pink and blue glitter
Twerkquoise transparent sky blue w/ fine pink reflect
Saint Germain light cool pink
Glitter Grunge sheer berry w/ extra fine silver sparkle

EYE SHADOW, $34.00
Paradisco bright pinky-coral w/ pearl (frost)
Black Tied black w/ silver sparkle (velvet)
Silly Vanilly white w/ very fine silver glitter (satin)
Suns Out, Buns Out mustard yellow w/ pearl (veluxe pearl)
Atlantic Blue cobalt blue (matte)

PIGMENT, $46.00
Chartreuse frosted chartreuse green

GLITTER, $46.00
Fuschia fine fuschia glitter

REFLECTS GLITTER, $46.00
Reflects Transparent Teal very fine reflective teal glitter
Reflects Purple Duo very fine reflective violet glitter

BEAUTY POWDER, $50.00
Glow Rida iridescent powder matched in Beauty Powder, Beige
Play it Proper pastel soft pink w/ sparkles

CHROMA CRAZE, $41.00
Tease and Thank You bright cobalt blue
Good Luck Locks bubblegum pink

BRUSH, $92.00
187SH Duo Fibre Face Brush

Which product do you have your eye on? Let us know by commenting below!

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