Add these latest products into your shopping list. We’re seeing many products that are made for the summer season – and that’s great for us since it’s summer all year round in Singapore!
1. Celebrate flawless foundation application
While we love how the original beauty blender revolutionised the application of flawless foundation, our hearts often break by the ugly splotches of foundation on the original hot pink beauty blender.
To spare us the heartache, the kind people at Beauty Blender just launched the BeautyBlender Nude™- the same puff in a natural, neutral shade that will make those nasty splotches less visible.
We’re not saying you should entirely skip washing your beauty blenders though! For more information on how to take care of your little puffs, check out these tips on using your beauty blender correctly!
The Beauty Blender Nude retails at SGD32 and is available at Sasa, BHG, Robinsons, and John Little.
2. Get the best out of your facial masks
To open up your pores for better absorption of the treatment to follow, aestheticians often steam the skin to prep it first. This could probably be one of the reasons why you see more dramatic results at a facial salon than home-administered masks.
To help us achieve the same effect from masks in the comfort of our homes, Origins created the Maskimizer Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer, which would prep, prime and hydrate our skin, and leave it more receptive to the benefits of the mask to follow.
Going at SGD38 for a large 95ml bottle, we’d say it’s pretty affordably priced!
3. Dual solution mask for exfoliation and hydration for when work gets hectic
Have you been in the annoying situation where your skin starts to rebel from all that additional stress caused by a crunch period at work, but you’re so worn out that you simply can’t afford a good half hour dedicated to skincare?
To shave off some time from your beauty regime, Orbis’ Deep Clay Spa promises to rejuvenate your fatigued skin in just five minutes by cleansing and nourishing your skin concurrently. It removes excess sebum and grime in the deep areas of our pores that cannot be removed by normal facial wash, and nourishes our skin with essential minerals and corrects its pH balance. This has just been launched two weeks ago and retails at SGD28, at all ORBIS stores and counters.
4. On-the-go cleansing devices for the working adult
Handy, safe, and crazily effective, the Clarisonic Alpha (for the gentlemen) and Mia (for the ladies) Fit are perfect for those who need a high-performing facial cleanser while on the go. Thanks to its travel size, it fits snugly into your travel pouch for a business trip, or into your vanity pouch for a gym session right after work. This retails at SGD250 each, and is available at all Sephora outlets, Clarisonic @ Robinsons Raffles City and Clarisonic @ Tangs at Tangs Plaza.
5. Lightweight foundation for the summer climate
This summer, Singapore seems to be plagued with a perpetual downpour. With the humidity, a lightweight, breathable foundation would make our skin so much more comfortable. CLIO’s Airwear Protexture Foundation does just that with its Air Touch Technology, which promises an ultra soft, airy touch that slides onto our skin perfectly.
It comes in two shades, linen and ginger. We’re quite pleased with the ginger shade, which seems a little darker, perfect for us tanned skinned ladies! This retails at SGD29.90.
6. Train your skin to absorb moisture better
We often hear of feeding our skin with more moisturising goodness, but rarely hear of training your skin to absorb hydrating products better. Laneige’s Essential Balancing Emulsion does just that with its special formula that contains Arginine, an amino acid that strengthens the membrane between cells to improve the moisture storage ability of the skin. With regular use, your skin will require less of your daily moisturiser to achieve plump, hydrated skin! This retails at SGD44 and is available at all Laneige counters.
7. 3-Step protection against sun damage
Extremely lightweight, Fancl’s Sunguard 50+ Protect UV acts as a mirror that deflects the sun’s UV rays through three ways: preventing skin darkening by blocking the sun’s UV rays, protects against photo-ageing and penetrates the skin with a refreshing, hydrating formula. This retails at SGD50 and is available at the Fancl counter, located at Isetan Scotts.
8. Gorgeous summer nail shades
9. Achieve an affordable matte lip look
While we love the matte lip look that has been rocking the beauty sphere lately, we think spending almost SGD50 (including shipping to Singapore) on the a Kylie Lip Kit is ridiculous. Revlon’s Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor is a great alternative for that at SGD21.90 a pop: its velvety, matte, high definition colour is surprisingly moisturising. Plus point: it comes in 6 sultry shades, because who said matte and nude always comes together? It is available at Watsons and Guardian stores islandwide.