Say Hello To Our BBFs*

A round-up of our fave beauty finds of the moment.

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A round-up of our fave beauty finds of the moment.

*Beauty Best Friends

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, $61 

It looks like my skin, just better. It’s oil-free but keeps my skin hydrated and radiant all day. It’s also buildable and covers blemishes with a natural finish.

Edeline Lee, 25

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For Beloved One Advanced Hyaluronic Acid GHK-Cu Moisturizing Serum, $68 

This lightweight serum is a must-have for all skin types. Not only does it flood skin with moisture to keep the natural barrier healthy and strong, it also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits thanks to copper peptide. It’s easy to layer with other skincare and keeps skin comfortable and dewy.

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IGK CRYBABY Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum, $47 

A hair serum with UV protection? Yes, please! A serum-in-oil treatment, it smooths hair and frizz without leaving a greasy finish. It also has a sweet scent, which is great if you're looking to freshen up second-day hair sans a dry shampoo.

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Gallinée Face Vinegar, $42 

The smell definitely takes some getting used to. But my skin seems to love it—I patted it on and it absorbed really quickly. While I didn’t see a super noticeable difference, my colleagues claimed my skin looked clearer after a few days of use.

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C-Plus by IDS Skincare, $150 

This is a must-have in my skincare routine. It contains vitamin C and collagen, which is great for my acne-prone skin. It not only lightens my acne scars, but also improves my skin texture and brightens my complexion.

Christine Liu, 30 

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ETUDE HOUSE Double Lasting Foundation, $33.90 

With medium coverage and an easy-to-blend formula, this foundation is hydrating, evens out the skin tone and is also very affordable! Definitely my go-to base product for long days, as it's pretty light and doesn't feel heavy on my skin at all.

Lee Jia En, 22

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Kat Von D 24-Hour Super Brow Long Wear Pomade, $29

If you want to create the illusion of fuller brows, this is what you need! Applied with a brush, this pigmented and creamy formula deceives even the most observant person into believing that I've more than 10 strands of hair on each brow. My fave part? It's cruelty-free!

Shaista Dinis, 23

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Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Balancing Facial Oil, $41 for 8ml

The oil is really lightweight, so it doesn't wear heavily on my sensitive skin and doesn't feel like it's clogging my pores. But what I love most about it is its scent—it smells like a fresh bunch of dainty flowers.

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Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, $50

As someone with oily skin, I finally found a suitable oil-free foundation that doesn’t make my face appear patchy after a long day. While this foundation is lightweight, it covers my acne scars and stays on all day despite the humid weather in Singapore. The coverage is perfect and leaves my skin feeling less oily at the end of the day.

Clare Ching Shi Hui, 22

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