Every month we bring you news of the latest skincare and make-up, new beauty products, services and stores in Singapore. Take a look if you’re keen to try something new!
Hair-colouring procedures like Balayage often result in metal depositing inside the hair fibre, which can cause hair breakage and unreliable colour results. The all-new L’Oreal Metal DX is an in-salon treatment that promises to reverse damage, strengthen hair and reduce breakage. Its nine-patent technology features a key ingredient, glicoamine, a small molecule that effectively targets and neutralises metal inside the fibre, detoxifying the strands.
The treatment starts with a spray to deactivate metal deposits. After the colouring process, the anti-metal shampoo is used to cleanse and remove the deposits. The service rounds up with an anti-deposit protector and nourishing hair mask.
Try it at Blonde Boudoir, #01-16 Central Square, 20 Havelock Road.
For Sensitive Skin
Created based on its founder’s personal experience with dry, sensitive skin and eczema, Honest & Gentle offers boutique skincare featuring over 95 percent of ingredients with natural origins. Only cold-pressed carrier oils are used as they pose a lower risk of skin irritation compared to other extraction methods like heat refinery and expeller pressing. Try the night face oil ($36.90), an organic blend of shea butter, evening primrose, jojoba and olive squalene.
Red Carpet Ready
Dermstetiq Clinic is a boutique medical aesthetic clinic that specialises in clinically proven treatments and medical-grade facials using active ingredients that are safe and effective. If you’re preparing for a big event, try the Red Carpet Glowing Skin Facial, which features a combination of Hydrafacial Elite System’s patented vortex technology and hydradermabrasion for cleansing and exfoliation, plus Oxylight high-concentration oxygen therapy. This comprehensive facial helps to renew skin cells and rejuvenate the complexion. Complement the treatment with premium skincare products and facial masks customised to your skin needs.
#11- 09 Camden Medical, 1 Orchard Boulevard. 9105 7883 | dermstetiqclinic.com
Lashes and Brows
Make your eyes pop with the wide range of lash and brow treatments offered at popular beauty studio Jo Artysan! From a lash lift and tint to semi-permanent treatments like eyebrow microblading, the flagship Orchard salon is where all the magic happens. For something more realistic that complements your face and existing brows, try the Artysan Signature Brows style. Realistic hair-like strokes are carefully embroidered on your brows, resulting in a fuller, naturallooking set of arches.
111 Somerset Road, #02-44 to #02-48, TripleOne Somerset. 8889 2880 | joartysan.com
IPL at Home
If you’re looking for an easy and convenient way to remove unwanted hair on your body, try Titan Premium, a handy and portable IPL hair-removal device. Designed here in Singapore, this at-home tool uses light energy to safely remove hair while boosting collagen production, which means you’re getting additional skin tightening and brightening benefits!
Ask the Expert: How do I create an easy smoky-eye look?
Firstly, what’s a smoky eye? It’s the blending of eyeshadows to create dimension and depth through layers of colour. This can be achieved with one colour or multiples. The idea is to create a gradient starting from dark and fading it out.
Take note to keep the darkest point to the lash line. This will draw attention to your eyes. Secondly, don’t complicate it – I usually stick to three colours and a liner to make it pop. The more you blend, the more natural it looks. For sparkly colours, use your ring finger to apply; the natural oils in your skin will warm it up and make application easier.
I like to start with an all-over base colour from Amplio Tropical Singapore All-In-One Palette (Sentosa) to cover the whole lid. Next, I pick the dimension, such as Raffles for pink or Fredrica for orange. I smooth this into the squirrel’s crease of my eyes in window-wiper motions, always blending the edges. For the top layer, I can then pick any colour. For a brown smoky look, I love to use Sasha for the outer corners of my eyes. I also like to use Dempsey wet (for a more glittery look) with my angle definer brush as a liquid eyeliner. To finish, I use a clean brush to blend, and if I want a little extra impact, I line my waterline. Then a pop of mascara and you are good to go.