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Vicky Tsai Tatcha Founder

On the Importance of Self-Care: Vicky Tsai, Tatcha Founder

As we continue to stay home as much as possible to help curb the spread of the pandemic, The Beauty Gazette asks Vicky Tsai what keeps her going. The founder of skincare label Tatcha started her brand because she was so inspired by the classical Japanese beauties of ancient Kyoto, also known as the queens of self-care. Tatcha’s product range features skincare ingredients such as Japanese rice powder, algae and Uji green tea; and revives classical beauty rituals with a modern spin. What’s the latest beauty trend you adore? The renewed importance of self-care. Since the pandemic began last year, we’ve been dealing with so many things emotionally and it’s taking its toll on us physically, including our skin. When you’re stressed or sad your skin shows it, so giving yourself time to decompress and care for your skin and mind is a wonderful reprieve. When you feel good about yourself, your confidence comes through – to me that’s true beauty. How do you think COVID-19 has changed our beauty routines? It’s allowed many to …

Crash Landing On You: Yoon Seri’s Beauty Secrets

Clearly, you are obsessed about the K-Drama Crash Landing On You, or you wouldn’t have clicked on this link. Details of the lead character Yoon Seri’s wardrobe in this romantic drama has gotten its female fans excited. And we’ve paid close attention to her beauty secrets. 1. Use a face oil with plant botanicals. 2. Hot steam baths are great for the skin. 3. Long, smooth and straight hair is the most flattering. 4. Pink or coral eyeshadow blended lightly around the eyes, make you look prettier when angry or crying. 5. The combination of translucent and moisturising pink lipstick, groomed brows and full lashes never go wrong. 6. Simple makeup goes with all outfits; from chunky block-coloured sweaters to frilly floral dresses and sharp tweed jackets.

Beauty School: IGK founders share tips for a good hair day

Founded by a quartet of hairstylists based in New York, Miami and LA, haircare and hairstyling label IGK is one of the latest brands to hit Sephora Singapore stores. IGK’s celebrity fans include Sophia Richie, Karolina Kurkova, David Guetta, Adele, and Vanessa Kirby. Their picks? The Beach Club Volumizing Texture Spray, and Down and Out Dirty Spray for that perfect morning-after grit and piecey separation; as well as the Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm with shea butter and coconut oil to nourish hair. IGK founders Franck Izquierdo, Chase Kusero, Aaron Grenia, and Leo Izquierdo share tips on everything from getting rid of frizziness to the latest hair trends, with The Beauty Gazette. What sets IGK products apart? Aaron: The four co-founders are based in salons in three of the most trend-setting cities in the world – New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. We see what’s trending in music, fashion, even ingredients, and work them into to our products and branding. Also, we’re in our salons every day and working with clients. We listen to what our clients want and …

Beauty School: La Prairie Complexion Artists share their tips

To mark the launch of La Prairie’s cushion compact, the Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation, the brand announces three “Complexion Artists”. The beauty experts share their tips. Born in Singapore and raised in Hong Kong, Alvin has worked with celebrities including Emma Watson, Kendall Jenner, Uma Thurman, Dakota Johnson, Margot Robbie, and Milla Jovovich. With two decades of experience, the self-taught artist is inspired by veterans such as Kevyn Aucoin, and Topolino. What is the most important part of a skincare routine? Cleansing, protecting, massaging, moisturising and masks. Without proper skincare, there is no way one can get a good complexion. Knowing your skin’s needs before applying the products is also crucial. How does one apply foundation correctly? Always prep the skin first. Make sure it is clean and free of dead cells, then moisturise. Never apply foundation to the skin when it is dry. I prepare my clients’ skin by cleansing it thoroughly, and then mildly exfoliating it before applying a mask. I also massage the lymphatic notes to improve blood circulation, before starting on the makeup application. How would you describe your signature …

How to Have Better Skin Instantly: 7 Things to Do

These may seem obvious but you are probably too lazy to do them. So here’s a reminder to add these steps to your regular skincare routine, for fresher and clearer skin in 2018. 1. Exfoliate with a washcloth at least three times a week. Go for 100 per cent cotton cloths, and slough away the dead skin while washing your face. Exfoliate either in the morning or evening. You’ll have less flakey dead skin and blackheads. 2. Unclog pores with a micellar lotion or makeup remover. Every night. No stinting on this step. Especially when you slather on longwearing foundation and sunscreen. Biore makeup remover wipes, Sephora makeup removers, and Bioderma’s micellar lotion are our go-tos. 3. Invest in a magnifying mirror. A seven-time magnification glass will let you clearly see all those clogged pores. So you will conscientiously practice points 1 and 2. 4. Use a skin-softening lotion as the first step of your skincare application routine. This will really amp up the efficacy and absorption of the skincare products applied afterwards. We like …

Choi Soo Young’s beauty secrets

Girls’ Generation’s Choi Soo Young, princess of K-Pop, is now the new face of SK-II’s #OneBottleAwayFrom campaign. The 27-year-old is also an accomplished actress. She shares beauty tips with The Beauty Gazette.  What is your current skincare routine like? I focus on thorough cleansing and toning. Then I like using a lightweight and moisturising essence to pamper my skin. My current favourite is the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, because it is easily absorbed by my skin and gives me a glow with the Pitera, amino acids and vitamins. It has become a staple in my beauty routine. How do you treat the issues you have with your skin? My skin type is dry. To soothes and moisturise my skin, I like to soak a few pieces of cotton pads with lots of SK-II Facial Treatment Oil, and leave it on my face at night; like a mask. This oil is lightweight and non-greasy. It also has a fragrant lavender scent that helps me to relax for a good sleep, so I wake up with happy skin. …

How Behati Prinsloo-Levine keeps her skin glowing

Victoria’s Secret angel/ supermodel, wife to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, mom to year-old Dusty Rose, and new face of SK-II. Behati Prinsloo-Levine shares how she keeps her skin healthy and dewy, with The Beauty Gazette. What is your current skincare routine like? Now that I’m a mom, I have less time on my hands. So I prefer skincare products that are easy to use, luxurious and pampering. For me, that’s the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, which I use after gentle cleansing and toning. I love how this miracle water is packed with vitamins and amino acids and addresses all of my skincare concerns. It has really simplified my skincare routine, and is so effective in giving me a radiant and natural glow. I’m also always using the SK-II Mid-day Miracle Essence as a facial hydrating mist throughout the day to stay refreshed and hydrated. What issues do you have with your skin, and how do you deal with them? I love the beach and playing sports outdoors, so pigmentation is something that I’ve always had. I …

Actress Kelly Liao’s beauty secrets

Elegant and lithe, Taiwanese ballerina-turned model Kelly Liao (Liao Yih Suan) will be making her debut on Singapore screens in March 2018. Starring in the Mediacorp Channel 8 drama series Doppelganger, where she comes between the real-life couple Fann Wong and Christopher Lee (😱), Liao is excited about the role where she gets to show off her acting chops. “It is challenging to act as a mistress entangled in complicated relationships, but I’m so happy to be given the opportunity,” says the 33-year-old who has a Masters in Fine Arts from the National Taiwan University of Arts. In her seven-year modelling career, Liao has been the face of international brands such as Asus, Mitsubishi, Nescafe, Sapporo Beer, Hitachi, Panasonic and Uniqlo. She has also starred in various MTVs of Chinese celebrities in Taiwan and China. The former soloist at the Taipei Chamber Ballet Dance Company shares her beauty secrets with The Beauty Gazette. Sleep is very important to me. One can always tell by my face if I’ve had a good rest the night before. I …

Model-host Denise Keller’s Beauty Black Book

After almost 17 years in the industry, model-TV host-yogi (and former MTV VJ), Denise Keller definitely knows a thing or two about looking good 24/7. The 35-year-old has just returned from Los Angeles, where she hosted the Oscars Red Carpet for HBO Asia. Keller shares her beauty secrets with The Beauty Gazette. The beauty products that I cannot leave the house without are…the Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm, Sisley Sunleya Sun Care, and the Sisley Phyto-Khol Perfect eyeliner in Black. They’re simply the best products out there. The addresses in my Beauty Black Book are…Radium Medical Aesthetics for my facials, and aesthetic needs. I usually go for the Red Carpet Facial there before a big shoot the next morning. I get my locks done with freelance hairstylist Kenneth Thong; and my nails are cared by Jemima at Snails The Nail Spa. These places are special because they always have my comfort in mind. I am very loyal to the places and faces that I’m used to; and I think they have the best services in town. I …