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Armani Beauty Designer Essence-in-Balm Mesh Cushion
This essence-in-balm mesh cushion offers an instant veil of light to the skin, filtering minor imperfections in favour of an effortless, even-toned complexion. Composed of over 30 per cent of water and protecting skin from UVA and UVB rays with SPF 50 PA+++, the foundation also contains blue pigments and pearls to counteract dullness. Glycerine, hyaluronic and encapsulated water form a milky drops essence to offer the skin a fresh, cool-touch glow. Tap it on the skin for light coverage, rub it with the angled applicator to warm and soften up the formula for medium coverage. And for a professional high coverage finish, wipe over skin to pick up a greater amount of formula on the angled applicator—brilliant for applying product around hard-to-reach corners such as the nose and under the eyes. “The cushion that delivers a tailor-made coverage for maximum radiance. Perfect for those looking for a higher coverage but still want to look natural,” says Linda Cantello, Giorgio Armani International’s make-up artist.
Armani Beauty Designer Essence-in-Balm Mesh Cushion, $120; available at Tangs
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Augustinus Bader, The Body Lotion
Three decades spent with burn victims as the University of Leipzig’s head of stem cell research led Dr Augustinus Bader to develop an innovative gel that could heal third-degree burns, sans the need for surgery and skin grafts. Helping young children who were suffering from the trauma of burns gave Dr Bader the impetus to research regenerative treatments in tissue engineering and stem cells. And today, we enjoy the fruit of his labour in the form of this dream body lotion enriched with vitamins B5 and E, this lotion deliver instant moisture and comfort to the skin—especially dry and itchy hands affected by over-cleansing and harsh hand sanitizers. It’s fast-absorbing and effortlessly glides across the body to leave it soft, smooth, and supple.
Augustinus Bader, The Body Lotion, US $72.75; available at Net-a-Porter
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La Mer The Concentrate
A must for when your skin is uncontrollably irritated or sensitised, La Mer’s The Concentrate forms a barrier over fragile skin to rebalance and rebuild the complexion. Drawing on science and marine-inspired ingredients such as sea kelp and Miracle Broth, as well as antioxidant powerhouse, lime tea concentrate, this sumptuous barrier repair treatment is a win for its soothing and skin strengthening properties.
La Mer The Concentrate, $290 for 15ml; available at Sephora
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Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Lipstick
A new pro-tool for your purse, this new lip bullet is held like a pen and glides over the lips to cloak it in a veil of pure colour. Inspired by the effortless gesture of a lip brush, this new pro-tool lipstick is held like a pen and delivers skincare and make-up benefits through its Blurring Complex of light-reflecting pigment to help smooth and hydrate the lips, and nourishing with 100 per cent camellia oil. Available in 30 shades—we’re partial to 166 Poised Rosewood seen here—you’re sure to find one that suits your every mood.
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Lipstick, $35; available at Sephora
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Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Meltaway Cleanser
If you’re after an effective oil-free cleanser that dissolves waterproof make-up, dirt, oil and other gunky impurities without stripping the skin, you might have met your match with this hypoallergenic cleanser. Safe for all skin types—even sensitive skin—you have the option of rinsing this hyaluronic acid, marine algae, and aloe-infused cleanser with water or using a damp reusable microfibre cloth to remove traces of the day. Just remember to apply it on a dry face and massage it in until all make-up is dissolved, as you would with a cleansing balm.
Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Meltaway Cleanser, $46; available at Sephora