We bring you the exclusive scoop on what’s hot and buzzing in the Expat Living beauty department this month, so you won’t be left behind. From the latest makeup and skincare launches, to the newest beauty trends and store openings in Singapore, here’s what you need to get in on, stat!
Have oily skin? You’ll love Murad’s latest product.
Bid farewell to oily skin woes with Murad’s latest blotting compact cushion, the Matt Effect Blotting Perfector ($68). Containing French green clay extract and marshmallow powder, the sheer-pink liquid formula instantly mattifies and refreshes your makeup for eight hours.
Look out for IT Cosmetics’ hot new palette
If you haven’t heard already, cult-favourite brand IT Cosmetics is launching a new, limited-edition palette in May. Yes, we’re talking about the Superhero Eye Transforming Anti-Aging Super Palette ($68), which features 12 all-new shades that are velvety and highly pigmented – a must-have in our books!
We’re eyeing this travel-friendly compact from Clarins
Pack smart and light with this convenient two-in-one Perfect Brows and Eyes Palette ($60) from Clarins. Featuring a complete eyebrow kit with mirror, to define and shape both the brows and the lids, this nifty set offers fast and easy on-the-go touch-ups.
Try indie skincare brands from Net-a-porter
Luxury online retailer Net-a-porter now carries home-grown brand Allies of Skin! Founded by Singaporean Nicolas Travis, this beauty brand is known for using powerful actives in its optimally concentrated formulas. Our pick? The Molecular Saviour Toner Mist ($53), a soothing aloe and rose water-based formula that gives tired skin an instant boost.
Also available on the site is skincare brand Vintner’s Daughter, founded by wine owner April Gargiulo. We’re dying to try the Active Botanical Serum ($183), an award-winning concoction that uses over 22 active ingredients to fight signs of ageing to reveal radiant, even skin.
Kérastase’s nature-infused haircare range
Made with 98% natural ingredients – including hand-pressed Samoan coconut and argan oils – the Aura Botanica range by Kérastase tackles frizzy and dull hair. Suffering from split ends? The Concentré Essentiel ($50) is packed with avocado oil, jojoba oil to nourish and soften dry hair.
Elizabeth Arden’s ceramide capsules get an upgrade
Behold the new Advanced Ceramide Capsules ($75 for 30 pieces) from Elizabeth Arden, which promises to take up to 10 years off the look of your skin. New to the formula is the botanical complex technology blend of alfalfa extract, lipids from olives and hydrocarbons from coconut oil to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, increase hydration and soothe skin.
Taiwanese skincare brand For Beloved Girl is in Singapore!
We love a good facemask here at EL, which is why we took notice when For Beloved Girl, sister of popular Taiwanese skincare brand For Beloved One, launched at Sephora. The masks ($16 for three) contain selected minerals such as copper, iron and zinc, to target different skin concerns.
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