One woman’s beauty must-have can be a total fail for her bestie, simply because products should fit our individual lifestyles and beauty goals. Hence, we’ve curated these winners to suit you, whether you’re a fit girl, environment advocate, party-lover or lady boss.
1. La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, $29.90 for a pack of two.
2. Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets Rell pack, $3.90.
3. Silkygirl Magic BB Cushion, $22.90.
THE FIT GIRL
Fitness is a priority for you: Whatever your schedule, you’ll squeeze in a workout – whether it’s a quick run before breakfast or a lunchtime gym sesh. Your products need to be as efficient as you are: Effective, to cleanse away sweat and grime, and multifunctional so you don’t need to drag your makeup bag around all day. Here are three gold medallists to keep you looking and feeling fresh all day.
Before you hit the gym
Cleanse with Biore Cleansing Oil Cotion Facial Sheets, which contain cleansing oil to remove even heavy eye makeup without drying or tugging skin.
Afier a workout
Another quick once-over with the wipes afier sweafing it out, and you can go on to disguise any post-exercise redness with Silkygirl Magic BB Cushion, which contains brightening ingredients and hydrating mineral water, and is specially formulated for Asian skin.
Cool down quickly and conveniently
Whip out a facial mist like the La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water for a quick douse. You can even use this as a toner – its high concentration of selenium – a natural antioxidant – and combination of mineral salts and trace elements work to soothe skin.
TIP: Always remove your makeup thoroughly before a workout so your skin can breathe. Afier, clean off sweat and grime before reapplying to avoid nasty breakouts.
Associate editor, Shape
1. L’Oreal Paris Elseve Extraordinary Oil Lustrous Oil Serum, $23.90 for 100ml.
2. Botaneco Garden Inca Inchi & Aloe Vera Body Wash with Grape Seed & Bergamot, $7.90 for 500ml.
3. A-Derma Phys-Ac Purifying Foaming Gel, $29.90 for 200ml.
4. Derma-E Essentials Radiant Glow Face Oil, $36.90 for 60ml.
You take doing your part for the environment seriously, so you look for as-natural-as-possible beauty essentials, preferably created with sustainable ingredients and processes.
Go au naturel
Use oils to replenish the natural oils of your hair and skin. Treating weatherworn locks with L’Oreal Paris Elseve Extraordinary Oil Lustrous Oil Serum, which hydrates and nourishes with a combination of six flower oils.
For the face, there’s Derma-E Essentials Radiant Glow Face Oil. It has organic seed oils from sunflower, jojoba, pumpkin and argan kernels to soften and hydrate skin, while mineralrich mica is said to enhance your glow.
Treat yourself to a green clean
Remove oil, sunscreen, sweat and dirt after an outdoor jaunt with A-Derma Phys-Ac Purifying Foaming Gel, which has hydrating plant-based active ingredients that stop skin from drying out without a greasy formula.
For the body, Botaneco Garden Inca Inchi & Aloe Vera Body Wash with Grape Seed and Bergamot has organic aloe vera to help you feel relaxed after each heavenly-smelling shower. What will put your mind fully at ease: Knowing that this body wash is formulated with eco-certified inca inchi oil derived from a plant native to the Peruvian Amazon region, and is not tested on animals.
TIP: Use a hair oil before shampoo to treat, before styling for protection, or as a finishing touch to tame wayward strands.
Editor, Her World Online
1. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 3.0 in Wine Not, $13.90.
2. Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder, $24.90.
3. Dejavu Lasting- fine a Felt Liquid Glossy Black, $25.
4. Eucerin Dermopurifyer Makeup & Acne Cleansing Water, $27.90 for 200ml
THE PARTY GIRL
If you’re going to dance the night away, you need these things that keep you looking fresh into the wee hours: A perfect complexion and budge-proof eyeliner, and perfectly manicured fingers.
Party-ready face and fingers
Keep foundation flawless with a sefing powder like Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder. Its ultra-fine and light texture won’t get cakey. Eyeliner-wise, Dejavu Lasting-fine a Felt Liquid Glossy Black has a thin felt flp to help create the perfect cat eye. It’s quick-drying and doesn’t smudge afler you’ve applied it (even when a drop of face oil is added!), and stays on all night.
Add some colour to your party look with two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 3.0 in Wine Not – a deep wine-coloured shade. What’s more, this nail polish mulfitasks as a base coat, growth treatment, a top coat and a gel finish.
When you get home, your face will need a lifile TLC to avoid looking fired and haggard in the long term. Remove every trace of makeup and tone skin with Eucerin Dermopurifyer Makeup
& Acne Cleansing Water. Not only does it remove even waterproof makeup effectively, but it also has ingredients that are said to unclog pores and fight acne, so you don’t have to worry about breaking out afler a long night out in full makeup.
TIP: It’s crucial to wipe off every last trace of your budgeproof eyeliner and mascara with a proper makeup remover – the delicate eye area is especially prone to infections.
Beauty writer, Her World
1. La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, $29.90 for a pack of two.
2. Crystal Moist Hydra Ion+ Moisturising Facial Mask, $19.90 for a box of seven.
3. Guardian Black Pearl Butterfly Eye Mask, $2.
4. Eucerin Dermatoclean Refreshing Cleansing Gel, $23.30 for 200ml.
5. L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Stay Fresh Liquid Foundation, $32.90.
6. L’Oreal Paris True Match Concealer, $19.90.
THE LADY BOSS
If you’re the woman in charge, you need to look 100 per cent all the me, but your lack of me, the late nights, and the hours spent in an air-conditioned environment – drying out your skin – make it difficult. You need products that help you look rested and polished, even when you feel the exact opposite.
A good start
Wash with cleansers that don’t strip the skin of needed moisture, such as Eucerin Dermatoclean Refreshing Cleansing Gel, a light cleansing gel that also hydrates with hyaluronic acid.
Need more hydra on? Try the Crystal Moist Hydra Ion+ Moisturising Facial Mask, which has bird’s nest extract said to keep skin looking so and feeling supple.
For pesky eyebags, go for targeted care like the Guardian Black Pearl Bufler fly Eye Mask. The bufler fly shape helps it cling closely to the contours of the eye area, and reportedly improves the look of crow’s feet and expression lines.
If that’s not enough, hide those eyebags with L’Oreal Paris True Match Concealer. The super-blendable, buildable formula has caffeine to help treat puffy eyes, while the doe-foot applicator makes for easy and precise application.
Look fresh, stay fresh
Get a professional-looking semi-mafle finish that lasts up to 24 hours with L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Stay Fresh Liquid Foundation.
Then, stay refreshed with La RochePosay Thermal Spring Water – just keep a bofile on your desk and give yourself a spritz whenever needed.
TIP: Facial mists can be a skin-saver in a dry office – just freshen up at your desk!
Execufive editor, Her World