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YSL Beauty Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara
If it’s volume that you want, then it’s YSL Beauty’s Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara that you’re after. Its sleek and sophisticated tube gives an inkling to the full experience one can expect from within it: its oversized yet lightweight wand enables smooth and good control during application. With a long-lasting formulation that promises an all-day smudge proof wear, a single swipe yields a lifted, fluttering look that’s perfect for an everyday look. But give it another swipe of the luxurious formula and you’ll discover the ease of build—towards a voluminous fringe, best for days you need to double up on the glam.
YSL Beauty Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara, $55, available at TANGS at Tang Plaza
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Sisley Phyto-eye Twist in Rose Bronze
To draw attention to your eyes without unnecessary drama, Sisley’s Phyto-eye Twist in Bronze will do the trick. Aside from its gorgeous subtle glimmer it imparts, the product’s buttery soft texture is a dream to work with as it glides on the eyelids with such ease. We also appreciate that the make-up formula is infused with green tea, white lily and camellia extracts to help nourish and strengthen the delicate skin around the eyes. This way, you can remove the long lasting formula without worrying about damaging the area.
Sisley Phyto-eye Twist in Rose Bronze, $60, available at Metro
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Urban Decay Cyber Naked Eyeshadow Palette,
Urban Decay’s Naked Eyeshadow Palette, $67, is back, this time with a Cyber edition that’s set to transport your eye looks into cyborg-worthy realms. From peachy-mint Cyberspace to brick red with icy blue contrast pigments in Y3K, these 12 shimmery neutrals, gleaming pastels and reflective colour-changing duo chromes offer varying levels of iridescence and vibrancy, all in the brand’s signature velvety vegan formulas that are highly pigmented, ultra-blendable and made to be used wet or dry. And if you want a galactic foiled effect, mist the tapered brush with the All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray.
Urban Decay’s Cyber Naked Eyeshadow Palette, $67, available at Selfridges
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Sisley Sisleÿa L’intégral Anti-Age Anti-Dark Spot Serum
Sisleÿa L’intégral Anti-Age Anti-Dark Spot Serum, $620. We covet radiant skin, but how does that actually happen? Here’s where science meets the sophisticated artistry of Sisley’s formulations. After researchers discovered that the skin’s surface reflects 10 per cent of the light that hits it, they took a multifaceted approach in boosting its radiance. In addition to incorporating ingredients such as Lansium extract to disrupt melanin production—which is responsible for hyperpigmentation and dark, patchy areas—they also added minerals to boost oxygenation and cell respiration as well as wild rose extract to reduce sallow tones. The serum also improves collagen production, which acts like an internal ‘mirror’ to help reflect the light absorbed by the skin. The smoother the skin’s surface, the denser and more reinforced the dermis, and the more luminous the complexion appears.
Sisley Sisleÿa L’intégral Anti-Age Anti-Dark Spot Serum, $620, available at Metro
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Incorporating acids and retinols into your skincare routine is great. But excessive use can cause the skin barrier to break down, leaving it unable to protect itself against environmental aggressors such as pollution and damaging UV rays. Instead of reaching out for another acid-infused serum, consider one that is infused with potent antioxidants such as Olay’s Regenerist Antioxidant Serum instead. What this lightweight formula can do with just one single use, is deeply hydrate the skin and build its resilience thanks to the blend of antioxidants such as vitamins B3 (also known as niacinamide), C and E . It also improves radiance, while reducing texture and the appearance of lines, which we love. Simply layer sunscreen over this formula to ensure that your skin is well protected before leaving your home, and you’re all set to go about your day.
Olay Regenerist Antioxidant Serum, $54.90, available at Watson’s
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Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Advanced Serum
Putting the healing powers of Mother Nature to the test, Professor Bernard Descottes, a pioneering French surgeon, used honey in bandages for over 25 years to treat his patients’ wounds. The impressive results of honey’s ability to accelerate the healing process served as inspiration for Guerlain researchers who zoomed in on treating micro-tears in the dermis and damage to the skin barrier that can exacerbate the appearance of wrinkles and skin laxity. After all, according to Guerlain‘s director of research, Dr Frédéric Bonté, “skin that heals poorly from within is skin that ages faster.” Enter Guerlain‘s updated Double R Repair & Renew Serum, which is geared at initiating skin repair to energise, lift and sculpt the face. How, you may wonder? By incorporating bio-
Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Advanced Serum, $326 for 50ml, available at Tangs
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U Beauty Resurfacing Compound
Almost three years into the pandemic and our skin still isn’t used to us wearing face masks, especially in this hot and humid climate. To keep texture and bumps at bay, consider adding U Beauty’s Resurfacing Compound into your skincare routine. The lightweight treatment employs the power of AHAs, including glycolic, lactobionic and mandelic acids to unclog the pores and smoothen any unwanted skin texture. Hydrating and moisturising ingredients like aloe extract, hyaluronic acid and plant seed oils help to build and strengthen your skin barrier, so your complexion is able to both resist excessive damage and appear plumped and healthily radiant. The formula also contains retinol, which is great if you’re also looking to prevent signs of ageing from appearing prematurely. This powerhouse of active ingredients is potent, so we recommend using it every other day so you can get the best out of it without harming your skin.
U Beauty Resurfacing Compound, $179 for 30ml, available at Net-A-Porter
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MZ Skin Hydrate & Nourish Age Defence Retinol Day Moisturiser SPF30
Very rarely do we come across retinols that are formulated for the day for fear of sun damage and ingredient degradation. However, MZ Skin defied that rule and concocted a nourishing daytime moisturiser which includes the ingredient. Despite its rich texture, the souffle-like cream melts into the skin easily, leaving it deeply moisturised without leaving a tacky film behind. The formula has skin-loving goodies like shea butter, squalane and glycerin to thank for that. By midday, you will notice your complexion appearing more refined and feeling a lot softer. The best part? There is sun protection infused into it, so you don’t have to worry about sun damage for the first few hours of the day. For those who are concerned about sensitivity, we highly recommend reapplying sunscreen every two to three hours.
MZ Skin Hydrate & Nourish Age Defence Retinol Day Moisturiser SPF30, $235 for 50ml, available at Net-A-Porter
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RYO Hair Loss Expert Care Perfume Shampoo in Seoul Sunset
When it comes to Singapore’s humid climate, our tresses and scalp often bear the brunt of it. In the worst case, oil and sebum start to build while you’re left battling with an itchy scalp. Korean purveyors in the hair loss department RYO have created a solution—Ryo Hair Loss Expert Care Shampoo, to treat and invigorate your scalp. Comprising the brand’s powerful elixir of Korean ginseng and other nourishing herbs, the shampoo restores and cleanses your mane from root to tip. It is also dermatologically proven to eschew irritation and any head odour within. Our top pick from their key scents in the line-up? The Seoul Sunset, which sparks musky notes of bitter orange and sandalwood, lined with a floral finish with gardenia and freesia.
RYO Hair Loss Expert Care Perfume Shampoo in Seoul Sunset, $24.90 for 585ml, available at Guardian
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Byredo Flavoured Lip Balm in Bergamotte de Bahia (Limited Edition)
A deeply moisturising lip balm that is 100% natural and vegan formulated? Sign us up. Byredo’s silky smooth lip balm nourishes the lips with a blend of moisturising botanical butters and waxes like sunflower, rice bran and shea, as well as conditioning oils such as castor, jojoba, olive and avocado. This is especially useful for those who incorporate retinols and acids into your skincare, because these ingredients can leave the lips flakey and ashy as a result. This is also amazing as a moisturising lip primer, as it allows lip colours to stay on for longer. If you ask as, we love swiping this luxurious formula as an overnight lip treatment because you can be sure to wake up to smooth, baby soft lips the morning after. The limited edition collection comes in three different flavours and metallic casings, and our favourite is the Bergamotte de Bahia for its soothing aroma.
Byredo Flavoured Lip Balm in Bergamotte de Bahia (Limited Edition), $74, available at Escentials
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Aesop Exalted Eye Serum
Fortify the fragile eye zone with Aesop’s Exalted Eye Serum, $145. Enriched with vitamins B3, B5, C and E, they synergistically work with humectants such as panthenol and other botanicals to combat dull, patchy skin exacerbated by stress, pollution and dehydrating environments such as air-conditioned rooms or airplanes.
Aesop Exalted Eye Serum, $145, available at Aesop
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Drunk Elephant’s A-Gloei Maretinol Oil
Retinol has a bad reputation for being sensitising and yet remains a holy grail ingredient for reducing fine lines, stimulating collagen production and clarifying skin tones. Finding that sweet spot between the two is Drunk Elephant’s A-Gloei Maretinol Oil, $105. This vegan retinol elixir ensures high efficacy without causing any unpleasant inflammation or irritation, thanks to the infusion of antioxidant- and omega-rich virgin marula oil that richly replenishes moisture while soothing and supporting skin renewal. The result is a healthy glow that’s restored from the inside out.
Drunk Elephant A-Gloei Maretinol Oil, $105, available at Sephora
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Patrick Ta Beauty Major Sculpt Creme Contour & Powder Bronzer Duo
Serve endless face with the help of Patrick Ta, brand founder and celebrity make-up artist to stars like Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, Adriana Lima and Olivia Munn. His signature looks accentuate one’s features with the perfect balance of contour, highlights and flesh-toned shades, and a good product to start off with is the Major Sculpt Creme Contour & Powder Bronzer Duo, $58. This buildable, blendable pair adds depth and dimension both naturally and dramatically, leaving miens seamlessly chiselled, especially when applied with the Major Sculpt Contour Brush.
Patrick Ta Beauty Major Sculpt Creme Contour & Powder Bronzer Duo, $58, available at Patrick Ta Beauty
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Byredo Astronomical Mascara
Lift, lengthen and curl with Byredo’s Astronomical Mascara, $74. The volumising vegan formula and silicone bristles help offer lacklustre lashes a boost. Made with 91 percent natural ingredients, it’s Byredo’s cleanest mascara yet.
Byredo’s Astronomical Mascara, $74, available at Escentials
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Dior Forever foundation
Dior Forever, the brand’s first high-coverage foundation line, has gotten an upgrade after 15 years of icon status. The evolved formula boasts no-transfer, life-proof wear in the sense that it remains like a second skin even when faced with heat, humidity and factors of fatigue, featuring double the concentration of floral extracts that combat inflammation, preserve hydration and supports oxygenation within the skin while also helping to protect against blue light damage. Dior Forever, $94, comes in both a matte finish and Skin Glow luminous one, both of which have skin-soothing, radiance-boosting and texture-refining properties.
Dior Forever foundation, $94, available at Dior Beauty
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KVD Beauty Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer
KVD Beauty’s TikTok viral foundation, Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer, $43, is now available as a long-wearing concealer. Its antioxidant-rich formula containing apple extract and ultra-concentrate InterLace Pigments help to keep your skin smooth and hydrated while minimising the look of blemishes and dark circles. It also corrects discolouration. To get the most out of spot concealing, let the product sit on the skin for 30 seconds before blending it out with a damp beauty sponge or small brush.
KVD Beauty Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer, $43, available at Sephora
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Dermalogica Circular Hydration Serum
Hydration is key—and Dermalogica’s latest in-bottle magic is here to prove that once and for all. The Circular Hydration Serum is their latest addition to the Dermalogica Daily Skin Health range and it’s one we’re in favour of permanently adding to our routines. Should you find yourself in the camp of dry or dehydrated skin, this weightless serum is one to spread over your visage for a good soak of deep moisture. Packed with hyaluronic acid for enhanced penetration of the skin’s surface, the formulation is also boosted with polyglutamic acid that recharges the skin’s ability to draw moisture from within. Extracted via a pipette tube, it’s a fuss-free and easy way to control and dispense the amount of product that goes onto your skin. A slightly thicker layer during your night time routine will have you rising to a thoroughly supple and well-hydrated visage in the morning.
Dermalogica Circular Hydration Serum, $80 for 30ml, available at Selfridges.
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Christian Louboutin Loubimar Eau de Parfum Légère
A summer fragrance to snag this season is Christian Louboutin’s Loubimar Eau de Parfum Légère. Stunning flacon aside, the scent does wonders in bringing freshness and sensuality to the table with a blend of sparkling citrus notes, indulgent musk and seductive white florals. What makes this scent unique is the salty accord, which reminds us of slow, relaxing walks by the beach during sunset. Heady yet romantic, this scent works best for dinner dates on a weekend.
Christian Louboutin Loubimar Eau de Parfum Légère, $440 for 90ml, available at TANGS at Tang Plaza
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Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleanser
A little goes a long way with the Dr. Dennis Gross cleanser. Loved by skincare enthusiasts and beauty editors alike, the Alpha Beta AHA/BHA Daily Cleansing Gel guarantees brighter, more radiant skin just after a couple of uses. You’ll never have to worry about your skin being stripped of its natural glow, as the cleanser gently removes excess oil, make-up and surface impurities while also exfoliating away dull, uneven cells to smooth out the appearance of pores and fine lines.
Harnessing the power of natural moisturising ingredients like willow bark and snow mushroom extract, your skin will thank you for choosing this paraben and sulphate-free cleanser. Fit for all skin types ranging from sensitive to oily skin, this cleansing gel is gentle enough to use every day while yielding drastic results.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleanser, $61 for 225ml, available at Sephora.
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Serge Lutens Parole D'eau Hand and Body Cleansing Gel
With Serge Lutens, your mantra is clear: the day only begins after a thorough cleanse punctuated with a mesmerising scent. Adapted from the signature Parole D’eau parfum, this hand and body cleansing gel easily foams up with a splash of water—lathering a burst of citrus notes along with a clean and invigorating aroma. What we do love is that it’s a gentle wash that’s not too overpowering. To prolong the scent, spritz on a Matin Lutens fragrance and you’re all set.
Serge Lutens Parole D’eau Hand and Body Cleansing Gel, $86, available at Escentials
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Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Brûlant Shimmering Body Oil
Fancy turning heads at your next trip to the beach? Consider spritzing Tom Ford Beauty’s Soleil Brûlant Shimmering Body Oil for an all over sparkle. The lightweight formula is infused with olive, jojoba and safflower seed oils to condition your skin while the golden specks imparts a gorgeous shimmer. We also love that the soft amber and floral fragrance lifts our mood effortlessly with every whiff. Alternatively, apply this glimmering formula before you leave home on a casual day out. We promise, you’ll be left feeling like a million bucks whether you’re having lunch with the girls, running daily errands alone or doing dinner with the beau.
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Brûlant Shimmering Body Oil, $175 for 100ml, available at TANGS at Tang Plaza