Beauty Editor’s Faves

The best skincare and makeup drops that got us excited. Now, go buy.

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1. Milani Precision Brow Pencil, $15.89

The brows are everything now. The super-tiny nib of this brow pencil lets me quickly feather in hair-like strokes on my sparse brows, and outline the shape I want. Available at selected Watsons stores and
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2. Estee Lauder Futurist Aqua Brilliance Watery Glow Primer, $73

A makeup primer gives skin a dewy, plumped up glow that looks fabulous on video calls. This one has a watery-gel texture that doesn’t clump on skin or clog pores, and helps hydrate it, so that makeup goes on smoothly.
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3. Hera Cell Essence Biome Plus, $80 for 150ml

The skin microbiome, an ecosystem of microorganisms that live on it, needs prebiotics and probiotics to stay in balance, which helps skin health. That’s what Hera’s renovated Cell Essence does. I pat it into skin after cleansing, where it absorbs quickly and helps boost skin strength. And for a hydration boost, I place essence-soaked cotton pads (which come with the product) all over my face for a few minutes.
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4. The Face Shop Mono Pop Multi Palette Signature, $43

This palette of natural-looking shades is a good bet if you’ve started wearing eyeshadow lately. It has shades from brown to pink and coral, in three finishes (matte, shimmer and glitter), for a range of looks.
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5. Chanel Le Lift Creme de Nuit, $237

My skin has been dull and dehydrated because of my super-packed days. Chanel says that too many of such too-long, too-hectic days makes it hard for skin to repair and renew itself at night. This night cream has a rich texture that my skin loves, and helps soothe, protect, strengthen, hydrate and destress skin.
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6. Hermes L’Ombre des Merveilles EDP, from $113 for 30ml

After months of not wearing perfume, I’m now yearning for it. This beautiful, sparkling perfume of tonka bean, black tea and incense is womanly but not too sweet, with a lingering radiance. At Hermes and
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7. Zenyum Sonic, $59.90 (UP $89.90)

The sonic toothbrush vibrates 33,000 times a minute, making each two-minute brushing session effortless. The vibrations may seem jarring at first, but using the “gentle” setting helps you get used to them. My teeth look cleaner, and my gums feel nicely massaged. At and mobile app, as well as selected Guardian stores, Lazada and Shopee.
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