Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer, $42
A collective chorus of “finally” was heard across the island as the cult concealer recently landed in Sephora (online and in stores). The creamy concealer is easy to blend and offers full coverage – you really need very little – to conceal stubborn blemishes and extremely dark circles, and sets to a matte finish that doesn’t look cakey. With the wide range of shades, it can also be used to contour and highlight.
Dior Capture Youth Intense Rescue Serum, $152 for 30ml
Formulated to relieve dry skin of its symptoms, including tightness, flakiness and itch, this oil-serum is made with argan oil and tamanu butter, which are both rich in fatty acids to nourish skin and rebuild its lipid barrier. In addition, it is also infused with super antioxidant iris extract, which neutralises the hazardous effects of free radicals so that the skin is better equipped against environmental assaults. Perfect on its own or mixed in with the Capture Youth Age-Delay Advanced Creme, use it as an overnight treatment and wake up to healthier, more resilient skin every morning.
Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner, $18.90
Fans of the classic winged eyeliner look will definitely know of the staying power of Heroine Make’s Smooth Liquid Eyeliner. With the brand’s Super Keep Polymer and Water-Resistant Film, it withstands water, perspiration, sebum and tears so it looks immaculate from the moment you put it on till you decide to remove it. When the time comes, it dissolves easily with eye makeup remover and warm water, so you don’t have to tug at your delicate skin around the eye. The super fine 0.1mm brush tip also makes it easy to create the thinnest, most precise flick. It’s now available in a brown-black shade, which doesn’t have red undertones like the existing brown shade, yet isn’t as harsh as the black shade.
HERA Sensual Tint, $43
Ultra-versatile, this lip colour enables you to create literally any lip look you desire. Thanks to its high concentration of fine micro pigments in a lightweight cream texture, one coat of it cocoons lips in a conditioning veil while leaving lips dressed in vibrant colour. The best part? You can easily layer it on for a saturated effect or blend it out for a subtle, stained effect. Plus, it is also made of adhesive jelly wax, which coats lips evenly and ensures that the colour payoff stays vibrant for hours. We also love the new applicator tip, which enables you to achieve precision effortlessly if you’re going for a bold look, or blend seamlessly for a gradient “just-bitten” effect.
Chanel Les 9 Ombres Palette Quintessence, $139
Inspired by the brand’s Global Creative Make Up and Colour Designer, Lucia Pica’s travels to Japan and South Korea, this limited edition eye palette encases an extensive range of shimmer, high-shine, matte and cream textures. Comprising of shades like gold, platinum, beige, brick red, brown and blues, the shades are versatile enough to be used alone or layered as Pica had intended allowing you to create myriad makeup looks.
L’Oreal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Colour Ink, $21.90
Can a lipstick be matte, comfortable and longwearing all at the same time? Yes, if it’s the L’Oreal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Colour Ink. Swipe on the oil-in-water formula for a weightless, pigmented velvety matte wash of colour that lasts minus any flaking or smudging or drying of lips.
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream, $89 for 50ml
Specially created to support your skin’s natural repair mechanisms which kick in while you sleep, this night-use face cream detoxifies and destresses the skin so you wake up to a more clarified and soothed complexion. Made with peach leaf extract and Fresh’s Super Lotus ingredient, it infuses skin with antioxidants to enable skin to recover from accumulated environmental hazards. Over time, skin’s barrier becomes reinforced for firmer, more resilient skin.
Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream. $105 for 30ml
Formulated to deliver all the benefits of a potent-strength retinol product without the potential irritation, this retinol cream targets cellular renewal to reduce and soften the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage over time. Moreover, it is supplemented with a combination of peptides that help improve skin elasticity and firmness while vitamin F and a blend of fruits and botanical oils help replenish skin with moisture and antioxidants for healthier, more supple skin.
Medicube Moisture Relax Calming Ringer Mask, $19.90 for a box of five sheets
Made to suit all skin types including sensitive ones, this gentle yet effective mask soothes irritation-prone skin with its blend of tea tree and Centella Asiatica extracts. When combined, these two ingredients have a synergistic effect, providing a pore-tightening effect while speeding up skin repair. Also available are the Moisture Hydra Ringer Mask (which contains hyaluronic acid to plump skin), Shining Toning Ringer Mask (which boosts skin radiance with its blend of vitamins and antioxidants), Revital Nourishing Ringer Mask (which firms and regenerates skin with peptide, royal jelly and propolis extracts), so there’s something for every skin need.
Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser, $52 for 150ml
Packed with French green clay, white clay and bentonite, this cleanser packs serious punch in thoroughly removing makeup, waterproof eye makeup, sunscreen, sebum, pollution and dirt. Yet, it remains super gentle on all skin types, as it is fortified with rice and olive oil esters, which balance skin’s moisture-lipid levels.