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Glow Recipe Strawberry BHA Pore-Smooth Blur Drops
Pore care takes centrestage in 2023. The K-Beauty brand presents a unique take with the latest addition to their fruit-centered line—a skincare-makeup hybrid that acts as both a treatment and primer. Its capabilities encompass the refinement of enlarged pores; the reduction of excess shine; and the prolonging of make-up wear for up to eight hours. A pea-sized amount is all that is required for users to witness optimal effects: a soft-matte finish that enables make-up to glide on like a dream.
Glow Recipe Strawberry BHA Pore-Smooth Blur Drops, $51, available at Sephora
2 / 20
KVD Beauty Good Apple Full-Coverage Transfer-Proof Vegan Serum Foundation
Finally, a foundation which beats the heat. KVD Beauty’s masterful formula creates a liquid foundation which is lightweight, providing impressive coverage without clogging the pores while holding up to heat and humidity. Its silky texture melts seamlessly into the skin to blur pores and conceal other blemishes and provide a natural, skin-like finish. To apply, pat on with a sponge and layer for full coverage. For seriously budge-proof wear, dust the Lock-It Blotting Powder over to seal in the look for the day.
KVD Beauty Good Apple Full-Coverage Transfer-Proof Vegan Serum Foundation, $64, available at Sephora
3 / 20
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss
An icon, reinvented. The latest rendition of the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss boasts a 90% natural-origin formula equipped with a gleaming, mirror-like shine; optimum hydration; and amplified volume for a head-turning pout. Available in 31 varied hues and two distinct saturation levels — Transparent and Intense — the maison leaves no room for doubt that the newest Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss is the pinnacle of versatility and comfort. For those looking to enhance the natural colour of their lips, pair the classic 001 Pink with the Dior Addict Lip Glow for a plump, pillowy effect that play directly into the ‘My Lips but Better’ trend.
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss, $59, available at Dior
4 / 20
Farmacy Wake Up Honey Eye Cream with Brightening Vitamin C
Bent over our screens for hours on end, it seems like everyone’s battling tired eyes these days. Take Farmacy’s eye cream as a wake-up call: its star ingredient is tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, a highly stable and potent form of Vitamin C which visibly brightens the eye area. The formula is backed by caffeine and cranberry peptides which depuff, and a tantalising hit of honey to deeply soothe and nourish tired peepers. Packed into a rich, luxurious cream which spreads like butter, gently pat a pea-sized amount (between both eyes) onto the eye area in the AM and PM to reveal bright, gleaming eyes.
Farmacy Wake Up Honey Eye Cream with Brightening Vitamin C, $74, available at Sephora
5 / 20
Melixir Skincare Vegan Vitamin C Hydration Cream
Oily and combination skin types are sure to benefit from this powerhouse of a moisturiser. Its potent amalgamation of green tea extract and black cumin seed oil boosts skin elasticity and soothes sensitised, irritated complexions, sinking into the skin to provide much-needed hydration without leaving behind any residual stickiness. In short: an ideal fit for Singapore’s hot and humid shores. Eco-conscious individuals will also be pleased to know that it is both paraben- and cruelty-free, with only plant-based ingredients utilised.
Melixir Skincare Vegan Vitamin C Hydration Cream, $80, available at Sephora
6 / 20
Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette in Cherry Smoke
It’s love at first sight with the Tom Ford Beauty Eye Colour Quad in Cherry Smoke. Four new shades unite to tell a story of glamour and sensuality, empowering us with the option to choose from a satin, matte, metallic or shimmery finish. For a bolder look, use a damp brush to swatch these juicy shades on your lids. For softer days, work towards an ethereal, buildable look with a dry brush to create a multi-dimensional plum finish.
Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette in Cherry Smoke, $152, available at Tangs
7 / 20
Le Labo Ambroxyde 17
Embrace the theatrics of Le Labo’s Ambroxyde 17 Candle as warm woody notes dance in unison with jasmine and moss. In an ode to ambergris, Le Labo extends its soulful touch in creating a compelling candle worthy of your attention. If you’re already a lover of the brand’s iconic Another 13 perfume, consider this our invitation to bask in the moreish nostalgia that is Ambroxyde 17.
Le Labo Ambroxyde 17, $116, available at Le Labo
8 / 20
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Highlighter
We get that it may be hard to leave the blinding 2016 highlight era behind. Yet the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter is making a convincing case with its ultra-pigmented swatch of sparkle. The powder highlight provides a silky finish that adds a special oomph to your make-up look. Boosted by light flex technology and smoothing emollients, dust this highlighter on all the high points of your face for a multidimensional, blurring finish. Presented in seven shades—yes, including Pillow Talk—there’s plenty for every skin-tone to enjoy.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Highlighter, $78, available at Sephora
9 / 20
Dr Barbara Sturm Intermittent Fasting Supplement Set
Survivors of the intermittent fast are familiar with the nausea and restlessness that can often ensue. Thankfully, this relook into wellness has never been more convenient, courtesy of the Dr Barbara Sturm Intermittent Fasting Set. This nutritious set is your answer to a balanced, anti-inflammatory and healthy lifestyle. It contains electrolytes to ensure sufficient hydration, omega-3, a mixture of vitamins, trace elements and minerals, and magnesium for an all-rounded sustainable approach to fasting.
Dr Barbara Sturm Intermittent Fasting Supplement Set, $450, available at Dr Barbara Sturm
10 / 20
Guerlain Orchidée Impériale The Micro-Lift Concentrate
Guerlain’s latest addition to its cult Orchidée Impériale collection is an anti-ageing miracle. Those seeking a lifted, sculpted, firmer mien can look to Guerlain’s Orchidée Impériale Micro-Lift Concentrate, where peptide-concentrated micro-fillers, high-precision micro-sculptors, and the high regenerative power of orchids join forces. With a single pump of the lightweight balm, your skin is bathed in the beauty of longevity—as the potent serum aids in reducing the appearance of fine lines. A fitting companion to your gua sha routine, massage this concentrate in circular motions, tapping it in around your cheekbones, eyebrows and forehead to achieve the fullest results.
Guerlain Orchidée Impériale The Micro-Lift Concentrate, $803, available at Tangs
11 / 20
Chanel N°1 Rich Revitalizing Cream
Sure, Singapore’s hot and humid climate may often negate the need for a heavier moisturiser, but if you’re looking to protect your skin on the plane or in colder weather, Chanel N°1‘s Rich Revitalizing Cream is just the ticket.
As the name suggests, Chanel’s deeply moisturising, pro-youth cream provides the nourishing powers of a rich cream with its star ingredients: red camellia extract, red camellia oil and ceramides. This synergistic formula works to actively smoothen the appearance of wrinkles on the face, neck and décolleté while simultaneously comforting and defending the skin against environmental damage and frigid weather. Happily, the product is refillable and comes in sustainable, bio-based packaging.
Chanel N°1 Rich Revitalizing Cream, $115, available at Chanel
12 / 20
Givenchy Irresistible Eau de Parfum
Givenchy’s Irresistible Eau De Parfum is like the first embrace of a lover: utterly enchanting, mesmerising and warming all at once. A luscious accord of rose topped by an infusion of pear and ambrette, the heady scent opens you up unto a sweet sensation that envelops you instantly—before cascading into the velvety smoothness of blond wood. Dancing between its musky base and a bright, effervescent trail of florals, a spritz of this parfum is a joy to bask in and will leave you feeling in tune with all of your senses.
Givenchy Irresistible Eau de Parfum, $192 for 50ml, available at Sephora
13 / 20
The Body Shop Long Game Brow & Lash Serum
If you’re not one of the lucky few who were born with naturally thick and luscious eyelashes, you’re probably familiar with the myriad ways in which we mere mortals search for ways to achieve them. The Body Shop’s new collection of cosmetic launches boasts an unassuming but impressive secret weapon: its lash serum, which also works its magic for brows. Packed in a recyclable vial with a blush application for ultimate precision along the lash line, this serum is packed with natural hair growth agents, including Jamaican black castor oil. Non-sticky and non-greasy, the lightweight formula is suitable for any time of the day—as the first step in make-up prep or as the last step before going to bed.
The Body Shop Long Game Brow & Lash Serum, $45, available at The Body Shop
14 / 20
Farmacy Niacinamide Night Mask
With most typical facial masks, the hassle comes knocking when we would have to eventually scrub it off. A sleeping night mask? Not so much, plus you’ll get to arise with smoother, brighter skin. With the help of 10% niacinamide, hydration comes enveloped in the Farmacy Niacinamide Night Mask. An extra boost from panthenol also benefits your skin’s moisture barrier—restoring and soothing any irritation or redness from environmental stressors. To use, spread a thin layer of the mask with a spatula as the last step of your nighttime routine.
Farmacy Niacinamide Night Mask, $76 for 50ml, available at Sephora
15 / 20
NARS The Multiple in Orgasm Rush
Fresh from the NARS Spring 2023 collection comes the familiar multipurpose make-up stick, revamped. This season, NAR’s The Multiple comes repackaged in a mute pink, perfect for the everyday coquette girl. If you’re looking for the perfect accomplice to your summer tan, reach for The Multiple in shade Orgasm Rush. The warm deep rose leaves a kiss of fine gold shimmer that works beautifully on medium to darker skin tones. The cream-to-powder formula melds beautifully, making it perfect for your eyes, cheeks, lips, and body with its lightweight finish. Swipe it directly on-the-go or use a brush to ease in the pigment for more control.
NARS The Multiple in Orgasm Rush, $60, available at NARS
16 / 20
Fenty Beauty Icon Velvet Liquid Lipstick
Haven’t you heard? Subversive lips are the new in-thing. RiRi impresses us yet again with Fenty Beauty‘s latest unveiling of the new Icon Velvet Liquid Lipsticks—as sported by her in shade ‘The Mvp’ during the Super Bowl. The collection features five juicy pigments that range from everyday wear to bold stunning swipes. The shade that left a lasting stain on our hearts? Bread Winn’R. This gorgeous formula oozes like whipped chocolate—a non-drying matte that remains resilient in the face of humidity. Consider this your sign to widen your lip collection beyond the usual pink and red hues. This year is all about redefining the boundaries of beauty, how bold do you dare get?
Fenty Beauty Icon Velvet Liquid Lipstick in Bread Winn’R, $43, available at Sephora
17 / 20
Founders Beauty Phyto-Positive Peppermint Potion
The perfect serum does exist, and its found in the Founders Beauty’s Phyto-Positive Peppermint Potion. The evidence is in the ingredients list, which boasts the powers of niacinamide, cucumber, licorice, reishi mushroom, chamomile, squalene, raspberry, aloe vera—need we say more? Incorporate this into your night-time routine to give yourself that much-needed hydration boost after a busy day out. Alternatively, this works beautifully to sooth and de-puff if you often struggle from post-sleep bloat.
Founders Beauty Phyto-Positive Peppermint Potion, $116, available at Founders Beauty
18 / 20
Dior New Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau De Toilette
Since its initial release in 2014, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet has become the go-to floral fragrance perfectly encapsulating a youthful and flirty sensuality in a beautiful pink essence. Dior now reinvents this iconic eau de toilette as the perfect customisable gift. Inspired by Couture, a silver pin clips up to three beautiful charms of your choice to the silver jacquard bow that completes the flacon. Crafted with the sweet floral scents of Damascus Rose and Peony, the fragrance is underscored by fresh white musk and completed with the radiant zest of Bergamot shining through—the perfect feminine scent for any occasion.
Dior New Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau De Toilette, $286 for 150ml, available at Sephora
19 / 20
Aesop Lucent Facial Concentrate
An aromatic boost to your skincare routine—this luxurious serum has it all and more. Packed with vitamin c and b3, niacinamide, rose petal oil, and more, this bottle boasts a well-nourishing potent blend. If you’re one with normal to oily skin, incorporate this into your routine as a multifaceted serum that hydrates, and balances. If your skin leans towards dry, reach for this as the ultimate lightweight vitamin booster.
Aesop Lucent Facial Concentrate, $157 for 60ml, available at Aesop
20 / 20
The Face Shop fmgt New Bold Velvet Lipstick
The ideal lipstick: well-pigmented, moisturising and easy to use. And with The Face Shop’s latest fmgt New Bold Velvet Lipstick, we’ll say it certainly ticks all those boxes and more. Dreamed up with eight different oils—from sunflower seed to black bean and apricot kernel—the formulation ensures your pout will be kept plump and hydrated throughout the day. On the pigment front, each of the 11 available shades will give way to a striking, unique shade of its own but our favourites might just be the Nudy Apricot and Brick Chilli; the former a perfect base for achieving a graduated look.
The Face Shop fmgt New Bold Velvet Lipstick, $22, available at The Face Shop