From The Straits Times    |

In this V-Day series, we asked beauty insiders and Her World Tribe members to pen heartfelt letters addressed to their most cherished makeup, skincare, and hair care products.

“Dear Crème de la Mer,

I first met you in 2002 when my skin was going through a rough patch. Despite cycling through various steroid creams and dermatologist-recommended skincare, none of them worked miracles like you. 22 years on, you remain a mainstay in my vanity.

Dear EPION Clinic Calm Balm,

I thought I’ve seen (and tried) it all with all my years of being in the industry. That is, until I met you. I was blown away by your ability to hydrate chapped lips, ashy elbows and cracked heels. At any given time, I have at least a dozen of you in my drawer. You’re indeed the gift that keeps on giving.

Dear MAC Cosmetics Every Wear Face Pen,

You’re proof that good things come in small packages. I’ll never understand how such a high-coverage foundation can be housed within such a sleek, travel-friendly tube. You go on like a dream; can be easily thinned out or built up for added coverage. On top of that, you boast an impressive shade range.”