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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: ​​

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 …

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 …

Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star 006 UltraViolet Blue Review

“WARNING: UltraViolet Blue pigment can cause a temporary staining of the skin.” We have not come across any eyeshadows with a warning label, until the legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath‘s Dark Star 006 UltraViolet Blue. Then again, so many things about this set of eyeshadows are different. 1) The packaging: With the holographic bag and sequins as stuffing, it is a visual feast from the get-go. Perhaps this is eyeshadow the aliens would wear? ​​ 2) The pigment: The star of this set is obviously the UltraViolet Blue shadow. This is pure metallic sparkling blue pigment. Full-on colour in one swipe with finger or brush. Use with eye makeup primer to prevent staining of the skin, says the instructions.  The others; Astral White, Mercury and Dark Matter pigments, do not disappoint. These sparkly metallic colours come through easily. We have never seen a darker black eyeshadow 👌🏻. Buildable and blendable. The lighter colours are beautiful as highlights or all over the lids. And all with minimal fallout, so it does not get messy during application.  …

Dr Barbara Sturm skincare review

Popular with Hollywood celebrities, Dr Barbara Sturm is a German doctor who turned her expertise in orthopaedics into innovative solutions for an aesthetic practice and skincare line. She is known for her MC1 “blood cream”, for which a trip to her clinic is necessary. Fortunately, Dr Sturm also has a superb skincare line that is now available on Net-A-Porter. When we met over lunch last week for a tete a tete, she urged me to try only her products for a week, just to see what a difference it would make to my skin. And I’m glad I did. The made-in-Germany line is relatively simple, with all the basics to keep the skin healthy. The Eye Cream is a lightweight creme containing macadamia seed oil, antioxidant-rich purslane ferment extract, glycerin, radish root ferment. It is absorbed easily and immediately plumps up the skin; and leaving it so the entire day. The skin on my undereye area gets crepe-y and dry extremely easily, so I am pretty impressed with this eye cream. The Hyaluronic Serum is …

Three Cosmetics launches in Singapore September 15, 2017 at Tang Plaza

The cult Japanese beauty label (which Asian beauty junkies worth their salt all love), Three Cosmetics, will be available in Singapore from September 15 at Tangs Plaza. Its first store in Singapore is also the first outside of Japan to offer the signature Three Rhythm Spa, a massage created to stimulate the body’s own rhythm and balance. The brand is available in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan as well. The Tangs store in Singapore marks Three’s seventh location in Asia and 35th store outside Japan.    Three is known for it skincare formulas blended with botanical oils and other extracts. Watch a clip of the press launch and the complete product line that will be sold at the Tang Plaza store. ​​

Laneige Fresh Calming Morning Mask 

Once again, Laneige proves that it is ahead of the beauty game. The brand launched its best-selling Water Sleeping Mask in 2002, so women too busy living their lives can indulge in a fuss-free leave-on mask.  This summer, it launches its new Fresh Calming hydrating range, featuring a “Morning Mask”. More than just another mask with a catchy moniker, the Morning Mask is a first with its texture and formula. Dispensed through a pump can, it is a relatively viscous mousse emulsion that envelops skin in a cushiony gel. It sinks into skin with a few minutes of massaging.  I was really impressed with the texture. Besides the dense foamy facial wash of Japanese brands, I’ve never tried anything else quite like this Morning Mask. Moisturising and soothing, it is a multi-tasking all-day mask and moisturiser that prepares skin for makeup. I also tried using this as a night mask, and it worked just as fine. The next morning, my skin looked clearer, and matte; signs that show it is balanced. The Fresh Calming Morning …