BEAUTY EDITOR’S FAVES
The best skincare and makeup drops that got us excited.
The best skincare and makeup drops that got us excited. Now, go buy. By Penelope Chan
1. Medavita Huile D’Etoile range, from $35
The four-product range of shampoo, hair mask, oil serum and leave-in conditioner contains botanical extracts to boost hair health and shine. A few sprays of the Dreamful Leave-In Detangling Conditioner pH 3.5 ($50), which contains moringa, linseed, cyperus and sacha inchi oils, helped detangle my coloured hair and gave it shine and softness. At Beautebynature. com, and #B1-76 Parkway Parade, Level 3 Takashimaya D.S. and Level 1 Isetan Scotts.
2. Clarins UV Plus [5P] Anti-Pollution SPF50 PA+++ – Translucent, $76 for 30ml; $103 for 50ml
The sunscreen is my pick for the hot weather ahead. It goes on easily, doesn’t feel greasy or sticky, and doesn’t cause foundation to pill. Its star ingredient, organic mango leaf extract, protects skin against UV rays, atmospheric pollen, indoor and blue light, as well as photo pollution.
3. Gucci Beauty Rouge De Beaute Brillant, $53
Bold colour, high shine and 24-hour moisture – this hybrid lipstick cares for your lips with hyaluronic acid, flower oils and fruit butters. Apply a few layers for seriously pigmented shine. Comes in 15 shades.
4. Glowfully Deep Sea Glow Serum, $63
My skin feels parched on stressful, hectic days, and the sun and pollution make it worse. This serum has a marine-based formula to hydrate skin and lock in moisture: vitamin A-rich velvet horn, a type of seaweed, for deep hydration that lasts; and Antarcticine, from the glaciers in Antarctica, to smooth lines and wrinkles. At Glowfullyskin.com
5. Drunk Elephant Sugared Koffie Almond Milk Body Scrub, $40
Almond milk, powdered coffee beans and brown sugar smooth skin, while plant oils like marula deliver moisture and softness. It rinses off easily too. At Sephora
6. M.A.C Studio Fix Tech Creamto-Powder Foundation, $59
The new formula contains hyaluronic acid, and is light and comfortable to wear. You can go from gently blurring imperfections to full-on coverage. It glides on smoothly, doesn’t fade, crease or cake, doesn’t budge against sweat and humidity, and gives up to 12 hours of wear. Comes in 12 shades.
7. Two Lips Wipeout, $18 for a box of 20 wipes
These feminine wipes are so versatile that I always stash a few in my bag. The cotton wipes, which are biodegradable but non-flushable, are alcohol-free, and help cleanse, moisturise and soothe skin with its antibacterial and antioxidant formula. Besides the feminine area, they’re great after a workout or to refresh your face on humid days. I love the rosemary and geranium scent too. At Strip outlets and www.twolips.vip