Here’s our take on the latest crimson and fuchsia lippies on the market.
NEW PLACES TO GET PRIMPED
Where: #02-27 Nex (tel: 6509-0098)
Why we love it: This branch off ers the same services as the first Prive Aesthetics outlet at Palais Renaissance – such as the popular brightening Radiance Lunch Time Peel and the skin-calming Hydra Facial – so it is not a scaled-down version.
What to try: The Prive Aesthetics Omega Light Purifying Facetherapy ($235.40 per session), which involves the use of LED lights with four diff ferent wavelengths to tackle issues such as acne scars, redness and loss of skin elasticity. You’ll noticed a wellrested and youngerlooking complexion immediately post-treatment.
Cheryl W Wellness and Weight Management
Where: #05-18/18A Ngee Ann City (tel: 6694-6342)
Why we love it: Instead of promising a quick fix, it off ers up pampering treatments designed to promote gradual weight loss. Its comprehensive programmes target various concerns, from water retention to bloating, and can be customised to include meal plans.
What to try: The Flush Lympathic Drainage Programme ($600 for 90min), which includes a steam bath and the use of a thermal slimming blanket to help your body rid itself of toxins and excess water.
MAKE UP FOR EVER PRO SCULPTING LIP IN #50, $48.
“This has a rich, dark red lipstick on one end and a foam tip with an iridescent powder on the other. I applied the pigmented and long-wearing lipstick, then topped it off with the powder, dusting it onto the middle of my lips. The result? A fuller pout.” – Jaclyn Gunasilan, associate beauty editor
ZA VIBRANT MOIST DARE LIPSTICK IN PK404, $18.90.
“You get an opaque colour with just two swipes. This vibrant pink brightens my complexion and doesn’t dry out my lips despite its matte finish.” – Carina Koh, beauty writer
ESTEE LAUDER PURE COLOR ENVY SCULPTING GLOSS IN JEALOUS BLUSH, $44.
“I like that this lip gloss has a moisturising, sheer formula that makes my lips look fuller, and that the applicator tip is narrow enough for a precise application. It also has great staying power. My only gripe is the slight stickiness.” – Alyssa Dhaliwal, beauty writer at Herworldplus.com
CHANEL ROUGE COCO STYLO IN #206 HISTOIRE, $49.
“This pen-shaped lippie was a breeze to apply – the lightweight, balmlike formula glides on eff ortlessly. I love that the colour doesn’t feather, though a touch-up was needed after a meal.” – Charmaine Lee, beauty writer
SHU UEMURA LAQUE SUPREME SHIMMER IN PK05S, $42.
“The best thing about this product is the pigmented formula; one swipe is all you need for a statement pink lip with a shimmery finish. The colour also largely stayed put after lunch. Also, it's not too sticky for a gloss and felt comfortable on my usually-dry puckers.” – Jeanne Tai, associate deputy editor