Author: Beauty Gazette

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Light Lipstick

Described as luminous and hydrating, Make Up For Ever isn’t lying about its new range of Artist Rouge Light lipsticks. Said it before and we’ll say it again. Make Up For Ever makes some of the best lippies out there. This new range that is made for the woman who prefers to wear her makeup colours lightly but beautifully, (or just for subtle makeup days) does not disappoint. The Artist Rouge Light Lipstick goes on translucent but with a clear and even colour; in two to three coats.  Application is smooth and easy; feels moisturising but not cloting or sticky.  Lightweight with a super glossy finish. Love. TBG picks: L206, a bright berry fuchsia; L500, a dusky sexy rose nude; and L501, a deep aubergine.

Skin Inc Serum-Infused Night Oil

To conplement its serums and masks, Skin Inc has launched its own dual water-and-oil formula. To lock moisture into the skin and protect it, the Serum-Infused Night Oil (S$98) contains lavender essential oil, Japanese yuzu seed oil, olive oil, as well as Vitamins A, B12, C, E and amino acids. The oil is relatively thick and viscous; but with the hydrophilic serum, it smoothes nicely into the skin. Best used at night, cooler climes, or for those with drier skin. You could even mix it into your liquid foundation for extra hydration and glow. The best part about this face oil is how well it blends with the brand’s best-selling Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask to become a thicker gel-emulsion that drenches the skin in moisture.  Watch: ​​

Mamonde Micro Lip & Eye Remover 

Infused with the lotus flower extract, the new Mamonde Lip & Eye Remover is a gentle but effective water-based makeup cleanser. It does not strip the skin of oils, and gets rid of long-wearing foundation at the end of the day; especially the pigment stuck around the corner of the eyes. Lightly hydrating and slightly viscous, you could even use this formula as an on-the-go, non-rinse face cleanser. For a more thorough cleansing, try the Triple Multi Cleansing Foam with Iris extract.  This cream cleanser gently exfoliates, with a slightly oily emulsion to get rid of stubborn makeup; but leaves skin squeaky clean. Best used on oily/ combination skin. Mamonde is now available at Sephora Singapore stores. 

Aesop Hwyl EDP

The latest fragrance from Aesop is an olfactory hideaway from the steeliness of urban landscapes. One or two (or three) pumps of Hwyl will spirit your imagination away to a deep Hinoki (cypress) forest with its earthy, smokey incense layers with a hint of spice and dried citrus. Cypress, frankincense, vetiver. An intense EDP that is as perfect on cashmere as it would be on crisp linen. Hwyl is the third fragrance in Aesop’s stable, after Marrakesh Intense and Tacit. Aesop collaborated with Barnabé Fillion, who developed Marrakesh Intense in 2014. For inspiration, Barnabe took a walk amongst 300 year old Hiba trees in an ancient Japanese forest. And now you have that moment bottled in Hwyl on your dresser. Landscape photos: Aesop

Clarins Multi-Active Range Review

Concocted for the busy over-achiever, Clarins’ new Multi-Active range is blended with potent botanical extracts and antioxidants for maximum skin-regenerating effect.  What we’re really impressed with at first touch are the comfortable and soothing textures of the new moisturisers in the Multi-Active day and night collection. Each feels cocooning and cushiony on the skin, wrapping it in moisture and goodness. These formulas target fine lines and other early signs of ageing. Multi-Active Jour for normal to combination skin is a light gel cream. Contains encapsulated teasel for targeted performance, as well as myrothamnus extract for its water-retaining property. Multi-Active Jour for normal to dry skin has a richer, soothing gel-cream texture. Multi-Active Nuit for normal to combination skin is a light creme made with the same encapsulated teasel, and ginger lily that stimulates the synthesis of collagen. The formula for drier skin is richer, but does not leave a cloying film on the surface of the skin. These moistuisers leave my skin generally brighter and clearer; and hydrated for longer. I find that I get …

Lush opens its largest Singapore store at VivoCity

Lush Cosmetics’ fifth boutique in Singapore is also its largest one.  When picking up gifts, this store is where you should head to.  It has the brand’s widest range of products; from the perfumes, fresh face masks and bath bombs to the face creams, solid toothpaste, and other personal care products. Click here for a virtual tour of the store. Lush VivoCity is located at B1-04, 1 Harbourfront Walk.

Fenty Beauty Review

If you’re still undecided on Rihanna’s anticipated Fenty Beauty line, here’s what you need to know.  The collection is inspired by her own needs. Rihanna’s camera-ready “Fenty Face” is a three-step routine: mattify, highlight, blot. So the line comprises of the Prof Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer (S$48), Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (S$50), Invisimatte Blotting Powder (S$44), and Paper (S$26) for shine-free skin. And there are at least 10 kick-ass highlighters in the line. The formulas are fuss-free. Lightweight, easy-to-blend, and buildable for everyday wear. Available in matte and shimmer textures, the Match Stix (S$37 each) range is creamy and multi-purpose for the lips, cheeks and eyes. And we love how the packaging for the Stix range is magnetic and click together for convenience. We like: Chilli Mango, Riddiic, Mocha, Trippin, Yard Lyfe, Rum. The Kilawatt Freestyle Highlighter/Duo range is also multi-purpose for the cheeks and eyes (S$50 each). Used as a highlighter, the Killawatt has a killa shine. As eyeshadow, the pigment is subtle enough for layering, but pack a punch when more strokes are added. Be …

Estee Lauder raises awareness on breast cancer: 25 years on

Every October, Estee Lauder goes all out to bring attention to breast cancer.  In 1992, Evelyn Lauder, the daughter-in-law of the brand’s founder, launched a campaign to encourage women to take better care of their bodies and health. She handed out pink ribbons at the brand’s counters, and later founded the non-profit Breast Cancer Research Foundation to benefit research on the disease. Today, Estee Lauder continues its good work.  More than $70 million has been raised to fund breast cancer research, education and medical services. This month, it rolls out limited edition pink products, with a portion of the proceeds going to the foundation.  Our pick from the lot: the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum with the pink ribbon keychain ($163), $20 from each bottle sold benefits the foundation. Breast Cancer Examination tips:  – Women above the age of 20 should do a self-examination of their breasts every month. Those aged above 40 should get a clinical breast examination once a year; while those 50 and above are encouraged to go for a mammogram …

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask

Luxurious. Cocooning. Pampering.  No other way to describe this new double-layered Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask: Gore-Tex material (found on waterproof windbreakers) on the outside to seal in the goodness of the mask; and a soft and pulpy inner sheet that soaks up the serum while adhering comfortably to the skin. And this is not another drippy serum sheet mask; instead, it is slathered in a viscous white cream emulsion that contains eight times more anti-ageing ginseng extract than its bestselling Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX. The formula comprises of skin-stimulating saponin from ginseng root, and skin-energising ginseng flower extract. For the mask to better fit the contours of the face, it comes in two parts that are individually packed for the upper and lower half.  When all you want to do is shut down after a stressful day, just wrap your visage in this Creamy Mask, forget your woes, and turn off the lights.  Apply serum first, then flip the mask on for 20 minutes. It did not dry out even after I …

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty launches at Sephora Ion, Singapore on Sept 8

Here are some Wild Thoughts. Popstar royalty Rihanna will be launching her long-awaited makeup collection, Fenty Beauty, on September 8, 10am at Sephora Ion, in Singapore.   The cosmetics line is a collaboration with LVMH’s Kendo division, which also helms the other runaway hits: the makeup brands of Kat Von D  and Marc Jacobs. The teasers on social media so far show Shine-Bright-Like-A-Diamond (and a million bucks) highlighters; and subtly flattering eyeshadows and lippies for all  skin tones.  Watch the just-released campaign here. And get ready to claw your way through the crowds to get your hands on the collection. Or fill your cart here. Sept 8 update: The range comprises of – 40 shades of Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (S$50) 1 universal Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer (S$48) 30 magnetic Match Stix Skinsticks, in both matte and shimmer finishes to contour, correct, conceal, highlight and blush (S$37) 6 cream-powder hybrid Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters for face and eyes (S$50) Invisimatte Blotting Powder (S$44) Invisimatte Blotting Paper (S$26) 1 universal lip gloss known as Gloss …