Author: Beauty Gazette

Fenty Beauty Stunna Review: Lip Paint Uncensored

Fenty Bauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color πŸ’‹Watch Clip to see how pigmented it is: pictured in video is one dip, one coat πŸ’‹ Super true bright red that looks exactly like it does in the hefty glass bottle πŸ’‹ Flattering on all skin tones πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸΏβ€β™€οΈπŸ’‹ Texture is completely matte πŸ’‹Not completely smudgeproof, but that’s how the sexiest red lipsticks are; it ends up somewhere πŸ’‹ That said, it is difficult to totally remove without a waterproof makeup remover πŸ’‹ The applicator is round-tipped, almost like like the tip of the little finger. So as you apply, you tend to over draw a little bit and get fuller-looking lips πŸ’‹ Available online @sephorasg from 12 noon Nov 26; and in Sephora Singapore stores Nov 27.

Skin-perfecting duo: Infinity Kose Tight Lift Base, One by Kose Moisture Rice Power Moisturizing Serum

A serum rarely gives the immediate buzzy feeling of soothed and quenched skin. So I was pleasantly surprised by the slightly viscous and milky One by Kose Moisture Rice Serum (S$74 for 60ml). The star ingredient is a rice and rice bran extract fermented for over 90 days, with yeast and lactic acid to produce amino acids, peptides and saccharides. The formula is said to boost the skin’s ability to retain moisture. After one use, it left my skin moisturised and supple for longer. This will be incorporated into my beauty routine in the morning. Easily absorbed, it is best used on just-cleansed skin before a moisturiser; or if you have normal to oily skin, on its own. The Infinity Kose Tight Lift Base (S$55) is a perfect complement. The words “Tight Lift” caught my attention; imagine a lifting veil on the skin to keep it firm and tight the entire day. I felt the slightest tightening sensation after slathering this tinted make-up base. It spreads like a relatively thick sunscreen (it contains SPF30 PA++), …

Lush Holiday 2017

Colourful, cute, indulgent, and smelling like a fun time in the bath, it is easy to pick out soaps and bath bombs for people you care for at Lush this Xmas. The Beauty Gazette picks the cutest from the latest Holiday lot. The Snowman Bubbleroon, pictured above, S$15. Sicilian lemon, lemon myrtle oils, cocoa and Fairtrade shea butters, soya milk powder.             Photos: Lush

Laneige Delights Pop Holiday Collection 2017

There are many reasons to love the year-end Holiday launches. And limited edition shades and value-for-money deals are just a few of them. Laneige’s year-end collection for 2017 ticks all the right boxes. First up, you get a good deal. Like this Holiday Sleeping Mask Set ($39): A set of three mini sleeping mask jars for plump skin. Next, the colours are pretty. Case in point: The Holiday Ideal Shadow Quad – Flash Gold Pop (S$42) : Sparkly and pearlescent eyeshadow for the office and drinks. Holiday Cushion Blusher – Roly Pink Pop (S$32): For an airbrushed flush and glow. Holiday Two Tone Tint Lip Bar – No.1 Lovely Pop and No.2 Chic Pop (S$32 each): Laneige’s signature two-tone lip bar, infused with its Lip Sleeping Mask ingredients to keep the pout moisturised and hydrated. The two looks that you can create from this set of makeup are wearable for both the boardroom and that Tinder date. Available at all Laneige stores, Lazada and Zalora. Photos: Laneige

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Gingerbread Man

A good liquid and matte lipstick is hard to find. And the Too Faced Melted Matte Long Wear Lipstick is one of them. It goes on opaque in one dip one coat, super long-lasting (through meals and drinks, especially when you stay away from oily food), with a completely matte finish. Does not feel too drying on lips either, and applicator is easy to use for precise strokes. If you are thinking of giving this lippie a shot, no better time to buy the limited edition Gingerbread Man shade. The toasty terracotta shade is very flattering and suits most skin tones; packaging is cute, and smells like fresh-from-the-oven-cinnamon-sprinkled Gingerbread πŸ˜‹ Available at Sephora.

Shu Uemura X Super Mario Bros, Holiday 2017

Every year when the Christmas season rolls around, Shu Uemura launches a make-up collection inspired by the year’s most influential pop culture icons. There were the fashion-inspired Karl Lagerfeld (Shupette) and Yazbukey launches, the artsy Takashi Murakami ones; and even film auteur Wong Kar Wai’s one year. In 2017, Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros take centrestage as the game makes a huge comeback. But even if you aren’t the sort to be excited over a pixelated computer game character, it would be worth your while to get your hands on this super-cute collection. Apart from the adorable packaging, the palette comprises of both metallic shades and those with fine shimmer. The colours are on-point too: plum, bronze terracotta, gold and nude-pink for the eyes; pink and peach with subtle gold glitter for the cheeks. Perfect accents for a party look. The Dual Stamp-me Eyeliner comes with an oh-so-cute black star stamp at one end, and regular liquid eyeliner applicator on the other. The rest of the collection are classics;Β like the award-winning lash curler, and Rouge Unlimited …

Aesop Holiday 2017

Inspired by social experiments (as usual, everything else that is not obviously related to grooming or beauty), Aesop’s Gifting Sets are as stylish as always. Perfect for sprucing up your own Millennial dresser with monochromatic hues, clean lines and hip font type; or for that friend who has everything. And the grey felt box makes for a great travel pouchette. The Beauty Gazette’s pick from the range: Proximity. The basic essentials: Fabulous Face Cleanser, Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream, and Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser.

Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Babyfacial

When you flip open the box of the Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial, you see the words: I wanted something that didn’t exist…so I made it myself. – Tiffany Masterson, founder Indeed, we haven’t seen formulas quite like Drunk Elephant’s. The Babyfacial exfoliating mask is a potent one with 25% AHA and 2% BHA blend of glycolic, tartaric, lactic, citric and salicylic acids to smoothen the surface of the skin. The acids are balanced with a mix of chickpea flour, pumpkin ferment, matcha, milk thistle and apple. Once a week, apply a thin layer of the mask on clean skin, leave on for 20 minutes, and wash off with water. It gave my face a slight tingling sensation but it was bearable. Especially when the results are worth it. Immediately after, my skin looked smoother and clearer; the mask got rid of all the patchy dead skin. The acids do leave the skin drier, so make sure your replenish it with a hydrating serum and heavier cream immediately after. Also, if your skin is intolerant, it …

Laneige Time Freeze Essence EX and Intensive Cream EX

When you’ve had a late night and have to wake early (and look alive), all you need is skincare that would plump up and smoothen the skin immediately before makeup application. Laneige’s Time Freeze Essence Ex (S$90) and Intensive Cream EX (S$95) seem to do just that. The Essence is a viscous serum which feels like a lightweight day moisturiser. Containing hyaluronic acid, it quickly adds a layer of satin smoothness and suppleness to the skin. Thus creating a perfect smooth base for foundation application. The Intensive Cream is best used on drier skin. The rich water-and-oil formula boosts the absorption rate, keeps skin moisturised for longer while smoothening the appearance of fine lines immediately. Good as a night cream as well. Add these to your bag of quick skincare-fixes for the Morning After.

Decorte AQ: Revamped and Reformulated

Luxury skincare transports you to another realm of calm, quiet, and comfort after a long day. The Japanese label Kose’s new Decorte AQ (Absolute Quality) range does just that. Launched in 1990, AQ was created as a premium range in the Kose Cosme Decorte stable. The textures and scents are formulated to relax the mind, and boost the effectiveness of the skincare ingredients. The latest products all contain white mucuna known to boost energy and reduce stress levels; white birch sap for its healing properties; as well as the night-blooming cereus for its exceptional white floral scent that takes anyone to a blissful state. Indulgent, soothing, and easily absorbed by the skin, the 10 products in this line are perfect for a home facial session before bed. Dim the lights, put on a scented candle, and get that night beauty ritual going. TBG‘s picks: AQ Lotion (S$148) with white birch water and glycerin. Lightweight and keeps the skin supple and soft; good as the first step in the beauty ritual. Or just add a splash …