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.

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 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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Highly Affordable Cult Beauty Brand 3INA Is Now Available In Singapore!

19 Oct 2017 by Johanna Teo

Cult beauty brand 3INA (pronounced ‘Mina’) is finally in Singapore! Whether you love experimenting with bold and bright colours or prefer subtle yet polished hues, this fun cruelty-free brand will keep your makeup totally on point without breaking the bank. Scroll through our gallery to check out the highlights (no pun intended) you’ll be adding to your beauty wish list. 


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You can now shop 3INA online or at physical stores located at ION and Tampines Mall. 

What products will you be adding to your shopping cart? Let us know in the comment section! 

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Fellow beauty addicts, are you ready for the gorgeousness that is Fenty Beauty’s first-ever Holiday collection? We have the full deets of what you can expect from this “hyper limited” collection that has “glitter on glitter on glitter” – as per Queen RiRi’s wishes. 

As we had reported back in September, Fenty Beauty would be releasing its limited edition Galaxy Holiday collection come 13 October, and it’s safe to say that this release is guaranteed to be yet another sell-out collection. Scroll ahead to find out everything we know about the upcoming drop!

Cosmic Gloss Lip Glitter, $28


Fresh off the tails of RiRi’s universally-approved Gloss Bomb is the Cosmic Gloss Lip Glitter, which promises to be as luxuriously sparkly as it sounds. Touted as a “triple-threat fusion of pigment, glitter and gloss that takes sparkle to astronomical new heights”, each gloss in this four-shade range is packed with iridescent shimmer to give your pucker a multidimensional look. Get ready for those ridiculously sparkly lips hun, ’cause your pout is gonna be lit in just one swipe!

Eclipse 2-in-1 Glitter Release Eyeliner, $30


Gone are the days where we’d have to painstakingly choose between a matte eyeliner vs a sparkly one. Enter the Fenty Beauty eclipse 2-in-1 Glitter Release Eyeliner, which promises an intense metallic finish that can also be transformed into a “surprising glitter effect” upon gentle rubbing (when it’s dry of course). Two gorgeous effects for the price of one? Sign us up please!

Starlit Hyper-Glitz Lipstick, $28


For all of the shine but none of the dryness and grit, dip your pucker in the Starlit Hyper-Glitz Lipstick. Available in four lustrous shades, this creamy lippie glides on smoothly with all the chrome sheen you’ll ever need. And it’s highly buildable too – simply apply and layer on till your desired level of sultry. 

Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette, $82


All that glitters isn’t just gold – there’s the Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette in the mix as well. With what’s described as “14 celestial-inspired colours” (we kid you not) that range from sheer, glittery topcoats to mysterious smoky hues, this versatile palette will have eyeshadow aficionados going crazy with the amount of colour + glitter combos at your disposal. Fenty Beauty’s pro-tip? Wet your brush before applying your eyeshadow for an even more intense look. Va-va voom!

Galaxy 2-Way Eyeshadow Brush, $36

Custom-made for the Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette, this super soft, synthetic 2-way eyeshadow brush is shaped perfectly for picking up and layering on all the glimmer and shine that comes with that magnificent eyeshadow palette. While we’re sure there are other brushes that would do the job just as well, there’s nothing like using a perfectly matched set to glean further satisfaction. 

The Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Galaxy Collection will be available for a limited time only starting 13 October at Sephora outlets islandwide, and

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8 School-Appropriate Makeup Tips From Beauty Gurus

9 Oct 2017 by Lynette Goh

Get through the school day looking super fresh (and with minimal touch-ups!) with these beauty guru-approved tips. 

#1 Hairspray on ’em brows?!

Want full, natural-looking brows that’ll easily stay on throughout the day? Try Kathleen’s trick – using hairspray! In this video, Kathleen brings us through her brow routine step-by-step and how she achieves the long-wearing feathery brow look. And if brow gels don’t provide enough hold for you, she recommends a moulding compound (it’s a hair product!) and a strong hold hairspray, which will take your brows from day to night flawlessly. 

#2 Primer helps your makeup stay on longer

You would think that it is an unnecessary layer, but primer actually helps hold your makeup for the entire day. Not only will it help your makeup go on smoother, the type of primer you pick (oil-control, colour correction, pore minimising…) sets a proper base for your foundation. It might not be the cheapest product to have (out of your makeup routine), but there are many affordable ones out there such as: Maybelline’s Master Prime Blur  and Rimmel’s Stay Matte Primer

#3 When it comes to your mascara wand, less is more

If you’re having trouble with clumpy mascara or if you find that your mascara smudges/transfers throughout the day, check out this video by makeup expert Wayne Goss, where he dishes easy tricks for lushes lashes. The first tip he shares is to wipe excess product off the mascara wand (to prevent clumping), which seems like a no brainer but is surprisingly a step that most might miss. 

#4 Build your foundation without caking it up

Achieving full coverage without getting ‘cake face’ is possible. Here, Desi explains in detail how to conceal acne spots by ‘sheer-ing’ down the foundation to give off a luminous finish for the rest of the face whilst only layering product at the problem areas. While we’d advise letting your skin breathe (especially days with pesky breakouts), her tips definitely come in handy in a pinch. 

#5 Get That Flawless Concealer

Do you often find yourself frustrating over too-thick concealer that constantly looks cracked or creased? All-time makeup guru, Pony, has the perfect solution: layer concealer directly on your makeup sponge before dabbing on your under eyes to give off a flawless, clean look. We think it is such an ingenious idea because that not only saves you more time, it also gives off the natural, blended look by controlling the amount of product that gets onto your skin. You can always build it up if you think it has not fully covered ’em dark eye circles.

#6 Blush is life 

Blush = health. Yes, you heard Karen right. Dab on that blush on the apples of your cheeks and a little on your nose bridge for a healthy flush. And voila – a quick way to look ‘alive’ even after pulling an all-nighter. 

 #7 Use multi-purpose products

Always on-the-go and need a quick fix? Convenience and speed is key – Christen uses a bronzer for both contouring and eyeshadow to “warm up” her face. The idea is a clear winner: one product, multi-purposes, saves space and costs! We also know of lip tints doubling up as a blush, and cheek sticks that are used as lipstick and eyeshadow. Trust me, it’s a win-win situation.

#8 Shining bright like a diamond

It’s totally normal for your mug to get shiny throughout the day, especially around the T-zone. While the traditional solution would be to turn to blotting papers, Nikkia Joy recommends applying translucent powder before applying your foundation. 

What are some of your trusty makeup tips for a back-to-school makeup look? Let us know in the comments section!

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