We track down the latest high-tech serums, masks and makeup to give you that even-toned, luminous and glow-from-within skin
Best Face Forward
Want a beautiful sheer glow? Look for powders and bases infused with a soft iridescence.
The Guerlain Meteroites Base, $107 (30 ml), is a colour-correcting primer which uses encapsulated Stardust Technology that releases radiance powders to blur imperfections.
The weightless Stila Aqua Glow Serum Concealer, $46, is made from ionized water and offers buildable coverage to effortlessly conceal dark circles and blemishes.
For a flawless complexion, the Diorsnow Compact Foundation SPF30 PA+++, $96 ($72 for refill), is perfectly matte, yet lightweight enough to sit beautifully on skin.
Want a selfie-ready glow? The Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo in Rosy Glow uses Photolite technology in its sheer powders to diffuse lighting for a lit-from-within luminosity.
Got 15 minutes or the whole night? These intensive masks and treatments will help to power up your beauty routine.
Wake up to brighter skin with the innisfree Whitening Pore Sleeping Mask, $30 (100 ml). Packed with the goodness of tangerine peels, it houses flavonoids and vitamins C and E.
Retinoids are known to improve skin tone and reverse skin ageing. The Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair, $190 (30 ml), contains 0.5 per cent retinol, which helps to kickstart sluggish collagen production without irritation.
Made from 100 per cent cotton, the Eve Lom Brightening Mask has whitening and collagen-inducing ingredients like niacinamide, squalane and vitamins C and E.
Probiotics are great for our digestion, so it’s no surprise they can be good for the skin. The IDS Probiotic Mask, $67 (50 ml), counters bacteria by targetting blemishes and inflammation with a Lactobacillus ferment.
A Place In The Sun
It’s tough to avoid UV exposure in sunny Singapore. We’re fans of double-duty products that smoothen and protect.
The multifunctional Astalift White Perfect UV Clear Solution, $72 (30 ml), doubles up as a makeup base thanks to its Light Analyzing Powders. Fun fact: When its cap turns purple, it means there are invisible UV rays present.
The Kiehl’s Ultra Light UV Defense Mineral Sunscreen, $72 (50 ml), is lightly tinted but goes on sheer. Its 100 per cent based mineral filter perfectly shields sensitive and acneprone skin from the sun without any irritation.
Fans of BB and CC creams, how about a DD cream instead? The For Beloved One Melasleep Brightening Daily Defence Cream (Lavender), $53 (40 ml), corrects dull, yellow undertones.
As the first shield against the sun’s harmful rays, sunscreen should be a large part of any beauty routine. Protect your complexion with the South Bridge Aesthetics Rad Protect Whitening Sunblock (50 ml).