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CANMAKE Marshmallow Finish Base helps your makeup last throughout the day, offers SPF 27 PA++ UV protection and leaves your skin super soft.

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Marshmallow Soft 

CANMAKE Marshmallow Finish Base helps your makeup last throughout the day, offers SPF 27 PA++ UV protection and leaves your skin super soft. Available in two types: Base M (a moisturing formula for dry skin) and Base O (an oil-block formula for oily skin). 

CANMAKE Marshmallow Finish Base, $16.90 at selected Watson’s outlets. 

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Brow Wow 

Give your brows a makeover with Benefit Brow Buster, an eyebrow tool kit that includes a brow powder, cream-gel brow colour, brow-volumising fibre gel and two brow pencils. It also includes a brow-shaping tool with an angled brush and a spoolie brush, so you can be sure you’ll have everything you need for perfect brows. 

Benefit Brow Buster, $103 at Sephora Benefit counters, Benefit Westgate Boutique, and 

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Lash Bash 

Get perfectly curled lashes with Excel Spring Power Curler, which has a 39mm curve that curls even the shortest lashes. Plus, the beauty tool has a specially moulded rubber that prevents lashes from being damaged. 

Excel Spring Power Curler, $13.90 at selected Watsons outlets, Don Don Donki and Tokyu Hands. 

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B12 Booster 

It’s no secret that vitamins are essential for healthy skin, which is why MISSHA came up with the Vitamin B12 Double Hydrop skincare series. All the products in the range (which include a booster, ampouler, cream and concentrate cream) are formulated with vitamin B12 to reinforce the skin barrier, and buckthorn fruit extract and ceramide, which work together to replenish moisture and improve skin clarity. 

MISSHA Vitamin B12 Double Hydrop products retail from $40.90 to $49.90 at all MISSHA outlets. 

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Full Coverage 

Got a busy day ahead and just won’t have the time to touch-up your makeup? Revlon ColorStay Full Cover Foundation will keep you looking fresh-faced round the clock with a single layer. Unlike some full-coverage foundations, it won’t cake and leaves a natural matte finish. It’s available in a range of natural shades including nude, sand beige, ivory, warm golden and early tan. 

Revlon ColorStay Full Cover Foundation, $33.90 at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa, major department stores and 

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Keep It Moist 

Your skin goes through a lot of stress every day, so it might be a good idea to start using a product that promotes skin repair and radiance, like BEVY C. Lumiwhite Moist Up Elixir EX. It not only keeps the signs of ageing at bay and enhances skin elasticity, but also maintains your skin’s oil-water balance while brightening your complexion. To use, simply massage all over your face and neck, and then place your palms over your cheeks so the product is fully absorbed into the skin. 

BEVY C. Lumiwhite Moist Up Elixir EX, $131 at all BEVY C. beauty counters,, zalora. sg,, tangs. com and 

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Blend Trend 

It’s about time you start shopping for Christmas presents. Not sure what to get your makeup-loving BFF? Pamper her with a Beautyblender holiday set – we all know how excited beauty junkies get over these egg-shaped sponges. It’s available in three variations to suit every budget, and comes in super pretty packaging. 

Beautyblender holiday sets retail from $32 to $108 at all Sephora outlets and 

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So Sw33t 

Looking for a refreshing beverage to start your day? Give Asmara Astri 33 a go. Made with lemongrass, Manuka honey, fresh lime extract, pandan extract and 33 other Asian and Western herbs, this yummy drink not only boosts your immunity and skin health, but has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to aid digestion. 

Asmara Astri 33, $5 at and

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Clear Skin 

Got oily and acne-prone skin? Then you’ll want to try Ést.lab PURCLEAR Acti-Biotic Normalising Cream, a moisturiser that not only controls oil, but also balances the skin’s pH level. Plus, it combats acne- causing bacteria while removing excess oil and dead skin cells, so you’ll not only enjoy a more matte complexion, but also clearer and softer skin. Key active ingredients include tea tree oil (which reduces inflammation) and mandelic acid (which clears away dead skin cells). 

Ést.lab PURCLEAR Acti-Biotic Normalising Cream, $98 at all Estetica Beauty studios and

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Very Gently 

Keep your skin clean and clear with Natio Rosewater and Chamomile Gentle Skin Toner. Formulated with a calming blend of natural essential oils, the alcohol-free, plant-based toner soothes skin and tightens pores while maintaining the skin’s moisture levels. It’s just the thing to use to remove oil and makeup residue after cleansing but can also be applied before dabbing on moisturiser. Suitable for all skin types. 

Natio Rosewater and Chamomile Gentle Skin Toner, $19.90 at Robinsons, Metro, selected Watsons stores, and 

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A good pair of flats can take us from office to dinner date in style and comfort, and if you’re on the lookout for new ones, you may want to consider this versatile pair from D&C. Featuring pink suede fabric and silver baubles, these flats will add a feminine flair to your outfit without drawing too much attention away from your other accessories. 

D&C suede flats, $28.90 at all D&C stores.