Product photos: Frenchescar Lim; Illustration: Shirley Chong
#1 Glam-it! Glampact, $70, from http://shop.sheshops.com.
This palm-sized compact is the star product of Glam-it!, a Hong Kong brand that offers a range of easy-to-use, multipurpose beauty products. Inside this compact, you’ll find everything you need for your face: a pressed powder, three eyeshadows, two lipsticks, a gloss, a blush, a bronzer and four makeup brushes. It also has a mirror (with LED lights, no less).
#2 Creme Simon Daily Defense UV Protector SPF50, $68, from http://shop.sheshops.com.
It’s important to load up on sun protection before heading out, and this oil-free sunscreen offers double the benefi ts by brightening skin while protecting against UV rays. If you’re a fan of lighttextured (perfect for our climate) and noncomedogenic skincare, be sure to check out the other offerings from French brand Creme Simon, which dates back to 1860.
#3 Vital Material Vital Bergamot Handcream, $35, from http://shop.sheshops.com.
Your must-have for long flights: a hydrating hand cream. This citrus-scented one from organic Japanese brand Vital Material, which specialises in hand creams, hand soaps and reed fragrance diffusers, is formulated with olive oil to keep hands soft and supple.
#4 Glam-it! Universal BB Balm, $13, from http://shop.sheshops.com.
A little goes a long way and you can use this for almost any beauty woe – it hydrates chapped lips, softens rough patches of skin (such as painful cracked heels after an entire day of sightseeing) and even tames flyaways.
#5 Algovital White Sun Protection Cream SPF50+/ PA+++, $50, from http://shop.sheshops.com.
This sunscreen from South Korean skincare brand Algovital works great as makeup base, ensuring that foundation glides on smoothly and looks fresh.
This story was first published in HerWorld Magazine May 2015.
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