LOOK CAMERA- READY ALL THE TIME
Too exhausted from the many Singapore FashionWeek activities to keep to a consistent beauty routine? Give your skin a dose of hydrating and brightening goodness with a bottle of SK- II Facial Treatment Essence.
The multipurpose, water- like anti- ageing serum can be used in many ways to perk up a dry and dull complexion. Use it after toner in your daily ritual, or as a quick fix for puffy eyes and lacklustre skin.
The night before a big event, soak several cotton pads with the essence, seal them in a ziplock bag, and pop it in the fridge. The next morning, place the cotton pads over your eyes or face for five minutes to reduce puffiness and redness, as well as hydrate and soothe instantly.
Keep skin looking radiant, flawless and not cakey with Nars Aqua Glow Cushion Foundation SPF23/ PA++ ( available in six shades). This hydrating cushion compact feels weightless and gives a medium, buildable coverage. It also boasts Triple- Force Anti- Pollution Complex that is said to keep out air pollutants, which can irritate skin and leave you with a weakened skin barrier ( read: red and itchy skin). SK- II Facial Treatment Essence, $ 204 for 160ml and $ 259 for 230ml. Nars Aqua Glow Cushion Foundation SPF23/ PA++, $ 68.
When running from show to show, keep your makeup on point with a gorgeous statement pout. To keep your lips looking as pristine and stylish as possible with minimal touch- ups, make Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment your lip companion. The long- wearing liquid lipstick comes in 20 shades and leaves an incredibly rich, saturated hue that doesn’t budge. It’s easy to use and dries quickly, leaving a weightless, even, matte stain. Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment, $ 40.
MAKE A HAIR STATEMENT
Your hair can make or break your look. After towel- drying, mist a heat- protecting spray all over before blow- drying and styling hair. Whether you have a pixie cut or a long bob, the easiest way to set your look is to use a holding hairspray like L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni. Art Air Fix Extra- strong Fixing Spray. Hairsprays have lighter textures compared to hairstyling gels, so they’re also easier to shampoo off at the end of the night.
If you prefer a more textured look, try L’Oreal Professionnel French Girl Hair By Tecni. Art Messy Cliche Texture Definition Spray. If you are going with a wavy hairstyle, you can opt for L’Oreal Professionnel Hollywood Waves By Techni. Art Siren Waves Defining Elasto- cream to define and smoothen your curls. Clockwise from left: L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni. Art Air Fix Extrastrong Fixing Spray, $ 28, Hollywood Waves By Techni. Art Siren Waves, $ 32, and French Girl Hair By Tecni. Art Messy Cliche Texture Definition Spray, $ 28.
Complete your look with a fragrance from Oo La Lab – you can either create your own unique custom- blend fragrance, or buy an existing scent off its shelves. Don’t overwhelm your fellow guests with something too overpowering though. We recommend the Floral Green Aldehyde Eau De Parfum, a fresh clean scent with notes of flowers, moss and wood. If you prefer a woodier scent, try the Chypre Woody Eau De Parfum. This fruity- woody fragrance opens with fruity notes and dries down to a warm, woody- musky hint on your skin. Oo La Lab Floral Green Aldehyde Eau De Parfum, $ 88, and Chypre Woody Eau De Parfum, $ 88.
THE PRESSURE TO LOOK FABULOUS AT SINGAPORE FASHION WEEK (SGFW) CAN BE INTENSE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE RUBBING SHOULDERS WITH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITIES AND SOCIAL MEDIA STARS. HERE ARE FAIL-SAFE TRICKS TO LOOKING PICTURE-PERFECT WITH MINIMAL FUSS. BY SIMONE WU