Japanese label Three Cosmetics’ skincare infused foundation line has been extended with the new – interestingly named – Angelic Synthesis Foundation Serum (S$85). Containing botanical oils and extracts, the foundation is also made with fine powders that mattifies the skin while lending it radiance. A serum-infused foundation that supplements the skincare routine is always a good idea. Lightweight and relatively long-lasting, this foundation gives the skin a more matte finish than Three’s Flawless Ethereal Fluid Foundation. Ideal for those with an oilier skin texture or living in humid conditions. Available in ten shades, the Angelic Foundation is also free of skin-irritating UV-absorbing agents, parabens, and mineral oils. To complement this “bare-skin” makeup routine, Three also launches the Airlift Smoothing Wand concealer stick (S$55) and Ultimate Diaphanous Loose Powder (S$75).
So much has been said about Kat Von D’s signature Lock-It Foundation. Here’s what I think about it: It is pigmented and evens out redness and hides other imperfections quickly. Apparently, it can even hide tattoos too. The shades are on-point; I’m Asian with with a rosy-golden complexion, and Light 44 melds seamlessly with my natural skin tone. So I don’t look like I’m wearing foundation. Once on, the foundation does not transfer, or oxidise, and is long-lasting. I applied this foundation with warm fingertips, my favourite method to get a flawless-looking complexion. And I found this formula rather dry, without the slip that I usually prefer when blending on foundations. But perhaps its thick, paint-like consistency is what allows it to stick well to the skin. So prep your skin thoroughly with skincare before layering this foundation on. Matte finish. I prefer satin matte or dewy textures, so I spritzed on some skincare mist to add a glow to my skin. The mist also helped to add a hydrating layer on top of this …
Exclusively at Sephora Estee Lauder counters, the new Genuine Glow collection is inspired by the signature dewy-skin glow of the K-Beauty trend. The five products in the collection are all made for giving you that effortless, fresh-faced, au natural make-up look. Wear these to the gym, or just to look like you just hit the gym. These fuss-free products are easy to carry around and apply on-the-go; some are even multi-tasking. The Reviving Oil Lip Tint comes in a click-pen that dispenses the glossy gel-balm through a silicon applicator. The product is easily absorbed, and does not leave behind a greasy after feel. It made my lips feel soft and just ever so slightly poutier due to the minty formula. This product is also a lip tint, which left my lips with a natural-looking, just-bitten pink. The Priming Moisture Balm leaves skin with a silky finish, so your foundation sits better on the skin, and lasts longer. While it is hydrating, wear this primer over lotion, serum and moisturiser for best results. It also …
A beautiful dry oil.
Packed with colloidal (fine particles of evenly distributed) gold.
A bottle full of pearls. Literally.
My go-to foundation of the moment.
Calmness in a tin. If you are an organic-addict, then I’m sure you have Badger products from the US of A in your stash. If you are an organic-addict and don’t know about Badger, you are in for a treat. These balms come in handy tins and smell fantastic. They are a concoction of essential oils that melt upon the touch of warm finger tips. Then just rub the oils into the desired areas. The sleep balm helps you well, sleep…it has extra virgin olive oil, castor oil, beeswax, bergamot, lavender rosemary, ginger and balsam fir. When you are feeling panicky, or can’t sleep in a hotel room, just rub it on the temples, nostrils and chest. — The foot balm? For achey feet after a day in heela. Contains extra virgin olive oil, castor oil, beeswax, jojoba oil, essential oila of rosemary, peppermint, cardamom, tea tree, eucalyptus and balsam fir. I’ve long heard about these balms and finally got my first sniff of these at a local pharmacy. And bought them immediately. I like …
The concealer feels too dry? Need some sunscreen protection with the BB cream? I like to mix my skincare with my cosmetics for the best results.
The only cleansing oil you will need.