The latest skincare and makeup products we're excited about
1. Supergoop! CC Screen SPF50, $60
Supergoop! has refreshed its original CC Screen with SPF50 (up from SPF30), and more tints (15 versus the original four). The CC cream + sunscreen hydrates, corrects imperfections and protects skin. Clean beauties can rest easy as the mineral formula uses only clean ingredients. In 15 shades from Sephora.sg, and in eight shades at Sephora stores.
I love the look and feel of this liquid lipstick – shiny, intense long- lasting colour that’s so comfortable to wear. It goes on with one slick, and stays on for up to 12 hours, resistant to water, rubbing and smudging (yes, mask-wearing). And while it’s on, lips remain supple and hydrated (also for up to 12 hours). In 20 shades.
3. Origins Ginzing Into The Glow Brightening Serum, $70
Green coffee seed extract, AHAs, BHAs, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid make up this vegan formula for radiance and brightening, by boosting skin cell turnover, all in an uplifting aroma of orange, grapefruit, lemon and spearmint essential oils. Big plus: The bottle is made of recyclable glass, and the pump is reusable.
4. Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Intensive Smoothing Hand Creme, $99
With all the hand-sanitising and washing I’m doing now, a good hand cream is a must – this one contains precious oils that restore and nourish dry skin. I like to apply an especially thick layer just before bed for smooth hands in the morning.
5. Nars Soft Matte Complete Foundation, $62
Full-matte foundations make my skin look cakey. This soft- matte one combines sebum control with hydration to give an even, lasting, second- skin finish that’s also transfer-proof. Balanced sebum levels also mean reduced oxidation, so the shade stays true. In 25 shades, at Sephora; Singapore is the only country outside the US to launch the foundation this year.
Sleeping masks are such a skin- and time-saver. This mask offers the hydration, glow and brighter skin we’ve come to expect of any overnight mask, with an added extra – blue-light protection. After you’ve applied the mask, give both your skin and eyes a break – go to sleep.
7. Chantecaille The Safari Chic Collection Eye Trio, $125
The brand is synonymous with animal causes, in particular, elephant conservation (founder Sylvie Chantecaille’s favourite animal). This eyeshadow palette in safari shades – soft taupe, copper and burnished gold that bring to mind African sunsets – supports Space for Giants, an organisation that protects the migratory paths of elephants.