What you need, what you want, and what really works.

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What you need, what you want, and what really works.

Clockwise: Taylor Hill stars in Lancôme’s L’Absolu Mademoiselle Shine campaign. L’Absolu Mademoiselle Shine in 420 French Appeal and 323 Shine Your Way, $47 each; Blush Subtil in 541 Make It Pop, $60, Lancôme


Get that alluring French girl flush with Lancôme’s poppy combo: The new L’Absolu Mademoiselle Shine lipstick, and five new shades of Blush Subtil. Available in 15 luscious hues, the lipstick is infused with proxylane, vitamin E and rose oil to keep your pout plump and protected, and comes with a floral-fruity scent that might tempt someone to lean in for a kiss. Complete the look with sweeps of Blush Subtil’s superfine micronised powder pigments over the apples of your cheeks for a silky smooth, radiant colour.

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Power Fabric High Coverage Foundation Balm, $120, Armani BEAUTY


Beauty for the well-dressed woman—that’s what Giorgio Armani Beauty is all about. The signature Power Fabric collection has since been extended to a “three-piece suit”, comprising the best-selling Foundation, a new high-coverage stretchable Concealer and an innovative Foundation Balm. The latter is the perfect skin accessory for those who are on the go, with its balm-to-cream texture blurring imperfections and leaving complexions silky smooth. 

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Glossy skin that’s as dewy on the outside as it is hydrated on the inside is exactly what For Beloved One’s Advanced Hyaluronic Acid GHK-Cu Moisturizing Series promises. All five products, including the Moisturizing Serum, $68, are powered by a unique technology that works on each skin layer, with reparative copper that reduces fine lines and strengthens skin’s moisture-retention capabilities.

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Hydra Beauty Camelia Water Cream, $96, Chanel


Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Camellia Water Cream is like a refresh button for your face. Not only is it ultra-lightweight and rejuvenating, this radiance-revealing hydrating fluid boasts a potent active ingredient, Camellia Alba PFA, which helps to restore skin and maintain optimal water levels. To be applied after serum or used on its own, this cream is absorbed quickly so that it’ll sit perfectly under makeup too. 

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From top: Diorshow Pump ‘N’ Brow, $39 each; Diorshow Pump ‘N’ Volume HD, $54, Dior


If you love emphasising your eyes, then you'll love this trio of products. The Pump ‘N’ Volume HD mascara from Dior has a new combination of waxes that coats and defines strands without clumping, for weightless volume. Then, match those fluttery lashes with well-groomed arches. The Pump ‘N’ Brow allows you to build up your brows stroke by stroke for a natural effect. Lastly, finish off with the 3 Couleurs eye shadow palette. With four colour harmonies and metallic, glitter and matte velvet effects, you’ll be able to create just about any eye makeup look you desire.

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Clarins’ Refreshing Hydrating Cream, $45, is a lightweight cream-gel that combines the energy-boosting properties of goji berry extract with the moisturising prowess of fig. Acerola seed extracts and tamarind fruit acids also work to promote a fresh rosy complexion, refined skin texture and “lit-from-within” radiance all day. 

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From top: Blackpink’s Jennie is the face of the product. Black Foundation, $75, HERA


Hailing from the cushion foundation capital of Korea, HERA’s Black Cushion became an instant icon because its lightweight, matte finish helped it stand out in a sea of dewy formulas... Two years later, the brand has launched the Black Foundation and everyone’s getting in line for the promise of beautifully diffused, flawless skin. This is due to its new Magnefit Powder technology, which maintains baby-soft matte coverage and comfort for long periods of time, without drynes. Available in 12 shades optimised for Asian skin tones, use it with a brush, puff or even your fingers. 

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From left: Farewell Frizz Rosehip, Argan & Coconut Oil Blend, $41; Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel, $30, Briogeo at Sephora

Hair Talk With… 


The founder of clean hair care brand, Briogeo, on bouncy curls, nature’s goodness and how to co-wash.

What’s Briogeo bringing to the table?

We stand for clean beauty. Briogeo is a plant-based, naturally derived haircare line that is free of sulphates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, DEA and synthetic colour. Our texture specific collections provide clean solutions to hair needs and concerns like frizz, curls, damage, scalp irritation and colour protection.

How do you define “natural” beautyy?

We don’t often realise our everyday personal care products contain chemicals that have been linked to things like skin lipid damage and hormonal imbalance. All Briogeo products contain at least 93 percent naturally derived ingredients, and we cross-check the remaining non-natural (albeit carefully selected) all ingredients with the Environmental Working Group.

What’s your personal haircare routine like?

When I wear my hair curly, I love co-washing, which is about skipping the shampoo and using a conditioner to wash the hair, because curls really pop when they’re extra moisturised. I typically follow up with our Curl Charisma Leave-In Defining Crème and Frizz Control Gel for bounce and definition. If I’m doing a blowout, I’ll use our Farewell Frizz Blow Dry Heat Protectant Cream to ward off heat damage. 

Is there a hero ingredient you can’t live without?

I love rosehip oil! We use it in many of our products. It’s great at combating frizz and is rich in antioxidants to help protect the hair from environmental pollutants.

If you had to choose just one product, which one and why?

Our first, and award-winning Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask. It works on all hair types and is clinically proven to reduce breakage by over 81 percent without the use of harsh synthetics, making it unique in a sea of other hair repair products.