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Regardless of your budget, you won’t have to resist beauty shopping this month. This shopping guide we’ve compiled gives you the heads up to the newest products that you can either put an investment in, or purchase at an affordable price.

Splurge: Vivid lip colour that multi-tasks


The new Chanel Rouge Double Intensite (SGD49) comes with two ends: one’s a liquid lipstick and the other’s a sheer, shiny gloss. It promises intensity, longevity, and comfort. Available in four different shades: Shocking Pink, Plum Desire, Light Rose, and Pink Twist – colours that most people can easily fall in love with, its beautiful packaging also makes it easier for you to part with your money. They’re limited edition, so grab them before they’re gone.


Save: Super versatile eyeshadow palette

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Eyeshadow palettes are usually the most exciting product in any makeup collection, but they can be very pricey too. Thankfully, the new Kate Trap Impact Eyes (SGD27) from its new Autumn Winter collection is available at a reasonable price, without compromising on quality. This eyeshadow palette is designed for achieving the look of larger and more defined eyes and each palette holds shades that complement one another so you can create a look with them easily. There are five palettes carrying different shades that you can choose from and they will be available from November 2015 at selected FairPrice Finest, FairPrice Xtra, OG, John Little, Sasa Cosmetics and Watsons, together with other products in the collection like an eyeliner, CC lip cream, lip treatment and BB cream.

Splurge: Face highlighting palette with skincare benefits

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From Laura Mercier, the new Candleglow Luminizing Palette (SGD120) contains two highlighting powders and four eye colours that are formulated to give your complexion a touch of radiance. On top of being a makeup palette, the product also contains vitamins A, E and C to offer antioxidant protection against free radicals, which probably justifies its higher price tag. If you need more reasons to snag this gem, you’ll probably be happy to know that 100 per cent of proceeds from the sale of this palette will go to the Singapore Children’s Foundation, as part of TANGS’ “Shop for Good” movement from now till 1 November. The palette is sold exclusively at TANGS at TANGS PLAZA.

Save: Sunscreen that brightens skin

Lip Hop Ultra Whitening Sun Protection Lotion

Call it the sun care expert: the fun-looking Lip Hop collection, is a new line of sun care products by Guardian, and has been dermatologically-tested and proven to provide sun protection and skincare benefits. The products are formulated in Korea and we are particularly excited about the Ultra Whitening Sun Protection Lotion SPF80 PA+++ (SGD12.90), which doesn’t just offer high SPF, but also contains Melavoid Whitening Factor, Hawthorn, and Acai Berry to brighten the appearance of skin, soothe skin after sun exposure, and provide antioxidant properties, respectively. You’ll also like that it has a non-greasy texture and gives a cooling effect on the skin immediately. Check out the entire range of products at any Guardian store.

Splurge: Foundation that offers coverage and radiance

Enamel Radiant Cream Compact Foundation

The dilemma of picking a foundation that provides either good coverage or radiance is gone. You can have the best of both worlds with the new SK-II Enamel Radiant Cream Compact Foundation (SGD105). If you’ve been a fan of the brand’s Facial Treatment Essence, you’ll be glad to know that the same star ingredient – Pitera – is also infused in this foundation. Thanks to the unique formula that makes sure coverage and lightness are both achieved, you’ll find that the foundation does its concealing job well, without making the finish look too heavy and dull. Consider investing in the Artisan Perfecting Brush (SGD119) too; this brush is designed especially to help you achieve flawless-looking finish when used with the Enamel Radiant Cream Compact Foundation.

Save: Body scrub that exfoliates and nourishes

Naturals by Watsons Beeswax Body Scrub

Many may associate the idea of a body scrub with luxurious indulgence. But this treat can really be as accessible as SGD6.90. We are talking about the Beeswax Body Scrub from Naturals by Watsons. Like the rest of the products (body wash, body lotion and hand cream) in this Beeswax collection, this product is made from the finest beeswax from the United Kingdom produced by honeybees. Rich in vitamin E, the Beeswax Body Scrub uses natural walnut and apricot powder to gently exfoliates skin to leave skin feeling nourished and smooth. It’s free from parabens, mineral oils, silicones, and colorants and is available at all Watsons stores.

Splurge: Moisturiser with healing properties

Splurge Moisturiser First Aid Beauty Sensitive Skin

If your skin is irritated, sensitive, and inflamed, the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Barriair Cream (SGD36) may be the solution for you, Containing ingredients like Triple-Weight Hyaluronic Acid, Colloidal Oatmeal, and Vitamin E, the moisturiser protects skin from environmental aggressors and helps replenish its moisture reserves while soothing and fortifying skin. The First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Barriair Cream at Sephora.