Hot Pink

The pretty hue is now the biggest when it comes to eyeshadow.

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The pretty hue is now the biggest when it comes to eyeshadow. 

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What makes it even more major: it not only works with Asian skin tones, but also gives your complexion a peachy finish.

From top: RMK Face Pop Eyes in #01 Silver Gold Beige, $58. Cle de Peau Beaute Eye Color Duo in #102, $65. YSL Beauty Couture Palette Collector in Keep An Eye On Me, $105.

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SPECIAL EFFECTS

As expected from a Margiela release, this launch for its Replica fragrance range (which is meant to evoke memories) is clever in its simplicity: two perfumed bases made of dry oils for layering and customising the scents you wear. The Glow Filter helps boost vibrancy and freshness (with notes of neroli, grapefruit and rose absolute), while the Blur Filter mellows and lends sophistication with clean aldehyde, jasmine and musk. $89 each.

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FUSS-FREE FLUSH

We love these new cream blushers that are super easy to apply with just your fingertips, ultra-long-lasting so no touch-ups are needed, and which give a soft dewy glow that’s right on-trend.

Clockwise from top left: Bobbi Brown Cheek Glow Palette, $82. YSL Beauty Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo Stick. Cle de Peau Beaute Cream Blush, $65. Prices unavailable unless stated.

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MIRACLE WORKERS

The immortelle flower that never wilts joins up with an algae that never stops regenerating – to form L’Occitane’s new superpowered skincare. The French brand soups up the skin cell-renewing properties of the immortelle millesimee with the jania rubens to create its new Harmonie Divine range that consists of a serum and a cream. The Immortelle Harmonie Divine Serum ($299) is a water-based gel that contains a whopping 5,000 micro- drops of immortelle millesimee, hyaluronic acid and dill weed extract to plump skin and improve the facial contours. The Harmonie Divine Cream ($280) boosts radiance, with vitamin C and liquorice to lighten pigmentation, melting easily into skin and leaving it with a refreshing floral scent.

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DISCONNECT TO DE-STRESS
Overwhelmed by technology and digital information? The Mandarin Oriental Tokyo is launching a new Digital Wellness Retreat package (from ¥98,800, approximately S$1, 270, www.mandarinoriental.com/tokyo/luxury-spa) to help you unwind. It includes a Digital Wellness Escape spa treatment with energyclearing exercises, as well as a specially designed wellness-themed lunch and dinner. A Himalayan salt lamp will even be placed in your room to absorb electromagnetic waves, and upon check-in, you’ll be given a smartphone cover that can block electromagnetic waves.
Photography (Shu Uemura, Maison Margiela & L’Occitane) Jasper Yu / Art Direction Adeline Eng / Model Photo 123rf.com
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JOY LUCK CLUB

Our favourite beauty buys get a Chinese New Year makeover.

Clockwise from top left: M.A.C Chinese New Year Prep + Prime Natural Radiance, $68. YSL Beauty Chinese New Year Collector Palette blusher, $95. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Multi-coloured Phoenix Limited Edition, $259. Estee Lauder Limited Edition Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, $163 

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EVENING STANDARD

The skin around our eye area is about 40 per cent thinner than on the rest of our face – that’s why flaws like fine lines, dullness and signs of fatigue appear earlier and look more obvious there. A quick fix: Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask. These eye patches from the brand’s best-selling range have the same night-time skinrepairing and anti-pollution benefits that its serum is said to have, with a blend of nine anti-irritants such as lady’s thistle and white birch extracts to soothe tiredness and puffiness. They also have hyaluronic acid and rice bran extract to plump, soften, and keep skin hydrated for up to eight hours. Ten minutes, once a week, and you’re good to go. 

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IN SLICKNESS & IN HEALTH

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its popular cleansing oils, Shu Uemura’s releasing a reformulated version of the best-selling Ultime8 (the richest of the range) that’s made with eight skin-loving oils. The new Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil ($65) has three new oils (replacing the soya bean, camellia and ginger of the original): pressed Japanese camellia to condition skin and control inflammation, Korean ginseng to nourish and boost elasticity, and golden bamboo to fight free-radical damage. 

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