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!
Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer, $54
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover, $24.90
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Butter London Patent Shine 10x Lacquer, $28
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
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!
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