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Fresh complexions with lush eyebrows and lashes seen at Cristiano Burani fall/winter 2019 

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Mascara, falsies, extensions… the quest for luscious lashes seems to be endless, but without proper care, that quest can cause more harm than good. An award-winning problem solver is RevitaLash Advanced, which acts like hair care for your eyelashes, conditioning strands with proprietary BioPeptin Complex and natural botanicals that help to strengthen and protect against breakage and brittleness. Non-irritating and vegan-friendly, this should be applied once a day—even over extensions to keep your natural lashes healthy throughout.
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"The Four Seasons Seoul provides a sleekly modern interpretation of the traditional Korean bathhouse"


Beyond sleeping masks, V-lifts and gradient lips, there is one more Korean ritual that the beauty world has yet to catch on to— jjimjilbang, or the sauna-bathhouse experience. At Four Seasons Seoul, an elevated iteration invites guests to alternate between hot and cold “baths”, then dry and wet saunas, before receiving a head-to-toe exfoliation. This perfectly preps the body to receive a deep-tissue massage like the Four Seasons Ji-Ap. A one-stop wellness destination, there are also facials, a hair salon and a nail bar, which boasts some of the fanciest manicures in the city.
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Tom Ford’s irresistible lip range just got even more covetable with the Soleil 24 Lip Blush, $55. As aesthetically intriguing as it is luxurious to use, this crystal-clear lipstick bullet boasts a deeply moisturising formula, flecked with pure 24k gold, that gives lips a gorgeous, healthy pink glow.
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In 2017,  Shiseido launched WASO, a botanical skincare range inspired by a holistic Japanese food tradition of Washoku. The Reset Cleanser Squad is the newest addition to the range, designed to detoxify the skin like juicing cleanses the body. Coming in eco-friendly packets, these oiland soap-free formulas pack plant extracts, agar jelly scrub and a Seaweed Moisturizing Complex together to gently dissolve pore-clogging impurities without stripping the skin. It comes in a set of three “flavours”: Wild Garden, with okra extract and anti-ageing beta carotene; Good Vibes, with energising plum extract; and Romantic Dream, with antioxidant-rich kiichigo (sour berry).

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"The Deep Muscle Massage with Hot Stones is a treat for anyone with an aching back and shoulders"

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A sanctuary in an otherwise buzzing corner of Orchard Road, Damai Spa is like an escape back to old-world Asia with healing philosophies rooted in Chinese, Malay and Indian traditions, fused with European techniques. A notable highlight at the spa is its use of Damai Signature Blends (customised aromatherapy blends based on specific needs) for its treatments. Try Calm to Revive and Renew, which is an energising mix of may chang, rosemary and peppermint to ease respiratory problems, sore muscles and rheumatism. The spa has also introduced  Kerstin Florian’s natural skincare for all its facials, including OxyGlow, which uses oxygen infusion and antioxidant-rich ingredients to reverse premature ageing, while the C2 Signature facial harnesses the antiageing powers of caviar and collagen to reduce fine lines.

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"Enhancing Eye Contour Cream Supreme, $345, Clé de Peau Beauté"


As Diana Vreeland once said, “the eye has to travel”—no wonder it needs special treatment. Pamper your peepers with Clé De Peau Beauté’s newly reformulated Enhancing Eye Contour Cream Supreme and all-new Vitality-Enhancing Eye Mask Supreme. Recommended as a dual treatment, the former brightens, plumps and firms with Iris Florentina Extract—a precious essence that stimulates and revitalises skin—before the mask intensifies repair and re-contouring, visibly reducing puffiness and fine lines. Both come with ritualistic application techniques, making it an indulgent skincare (read: self-care) step.
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A beautifully defined face is achieved when well-blended contours and highlights are perfectly balanced. The best thing for that? Chanel’s Duo Bronze et Lumiere, $103, which features a yin yang-like palette of peachy-beige and golden chocolate tones to brighten and shade almost any skin tone.
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"Velvet Matte Lip Color in Rouge Louboutin 001, $142, Christian Louboutin Beauty. Mica Argañaraz, the face of the campaign. The packaging is so luxurious and ornate, each lipstick is like an objet d’art"


Beyond being a creator of shoes, Christian Louboutin is an artist, one who views his beauty and sartorial masterpieces as objets d’art, built upon philosophies of sculptural extremities, ergonomic design and covetable decadence—qualities that can also be found in Christian Louboutin Beauty, which is finally available in Singapore at Tangs (not just online anymore). Think everything from the signature red lipstick shade, Rouge Louboutin in Satin, Velvet Matte and Sheer Voile Lip Color lines; to the Tape à l’Oeil Eye Color in 12 metallic and matte shades. And of course, Nail Color, with 29 hues housed in that dramatic eight-inch bottle inspired by the tallest heel Christian Louboutin ever created, the Ballerina Ultima.