If you pulled an all-nighter before work, your colleagues can probably tell from your puffy eyes, dark eye circles and dull skin. This is when they will a) take a deep breath and pretend you look fine or b) comment on how tired you look.
Nobody loves hearing the latter because, seriously, who likes to walk around looking like a zombie? The solution: run to the nearest Sephora store and pick up some beauty SOS products.
There’s a huge range of products to choose from at Sephora, which is why we’ve gathered some of the most effective beauty products for each of the essential beauty steps.
Think of them as your daily beauty go-tos that will bring out your skin’s natural glow. Use them and get ready to hear your colleagues say, “You look good!” the next time you reach the office.
Now that is something we’ll never grow tired of hearing.
Why: When it comes to facial cleansers, choose one that’s both gentle and effective. As much as you want to wash away a day’s worth of accumulated dirt and oil, you won’t want the cleanser to rob your face of its natural moisture.
Which is why you should go for Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. Suitable for all skin types, it gently removes makeup and impurities to unveil clean skin. Look into a mirror afterwards and don’t be surprised to see a radiant complexion staring back at you. Tip: it even acts as an eye makeup remover; just gently massage it over your eye area to take off your mascara.
Why: In case you haven’t realised, all-nighters can take a toll on your skin (cue enlarged pores, rough texture and a dull complexion). While daily cleansers are great for cleansing the face, you’ll need an exfoliator to lift the impurities hidden in your pores. Exfoliators are also great for giving your face an immediate glow.
The Arcona Cranberry Gommage acts as a deep cleanser that clears clogged pores to leave skin smoother than before. It also contains antioxidants to minimise free radical damage and early signs of ageing.
Why: If Singapore’s heat and humidity has turned you away from thick and heavy moisturisers, we feel you. In fact, Skin Inc gets it too, which is why they’ve formulated this ultra-lightweight hydrating dew that instantly transforms into a watery texture when massaged onto your face.
Each pump is packed with pure Japanese Onsen Water that promises to calm red and irritated skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid and French pine bark to hydrate your skin and protect it against environmental pollution. Conchiolin protein from shellfish, also called Pearl Powder, has blurring abilities to give you a radiant and dewy complexion after each use.
Why: Sometimes, applying makeup immediately after your skincare can be difficult because of the different textures that simply don’t blend well or layer over each other nicely.
To save time and avoid frustration, reach for the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. This global bestseller is famous for its multi-purpose properties. Not only does it mask redness, it also blurs out pores, fine lines and wrinkles. Thanks to the microspheric powder in it, this primer’s texture is super silky, making it a pleasure to apply.
Why: The wonderful thing about this CC cream is you’re free to skip your sunscreen. Featuring a high SPF 50+, IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ SPF 50+ gives you both sun protection and flawless coverage.
Its colour-correcting properties act like a real-life Instagram filter, giving you that lit-from-within glow. Besides concealing facial flaws, the formula also contains collagen, peptides, vitamins and antioxidants to nourish your skin.
Why: Bronzers are great for sculpting your facial contours, but if you want your features to really “pop”, you can count on Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter. Made with coconut extracts, this hydrating formula can be used on the skin directly, or simply blend it with your favourite foundation to achieve an overall glowing complexion. Tip: if you’re using it on its own, just a tiny bit will do. Any more and you’ll risk looking like a disco ball.
Why: So you’ve been super diligent about moisturising your skin and applying a primer, but why does your makeup still stray? Our recommendation: spritz this finishing spray on your face as a final step before stepping out of the house.
Besides its oil-controlling properties, this spray also boasts Temperature Control Technology that cools down your makeup so it lasts longer. This way, you’ll find yourself blotting less often too.
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