Pre-Party Prep: 5 Quick Hacks to Glowing Complexion


March 30, 2016 | BY Hayden Ng

We’re less than two weeks away from this year’s Fashion Hall of Fame, which means it’s time to bring your beauty game on.

A pesky pimple, dull and dehydrated skin can kill our party mood instantly. The solution? Skincare and makeup that will help hit refresh for your complexion in time for the party on 8 April.


Estée Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB All Day Wear Liquid Compact SPF 50/PA+++

With Singapore’s humidity, it’s hard to get your makeup to behave throughout the day and that’s why it’s common that your complexion turns oily easily. Enter this new double wear cushion by Estée Lauder. Besides offering the usual SPF protection and hydrating ingredients, this lightweight liquid compact is sweat and humidity resistant, and it controls sebum secretion to keep your makeup intact even in our warm weather.


Clé de Peau Beauté Hydro-Softening Lotion

When it comes to skincare, your skin deserves the best and Clé de Peau Beauté gets it; which is why there’s a new and precious ingredient for this hydro-softening lotion — the illuminating complex EX. Extracted from rare platinum golden silk and Japanese peals, the complex targets external damage and repairs past traumas that have been registered by the skin cells. As a result, with healthier skin cells, your complexion is finally able to shine brightly.


Shiseido Vital-Perfection White Circulator Serum

According to Shiseido, the formation of dark spots is controlled by an “inner melano shield”. Simply put, this shield acts like a “gate” in the skin and when it’s broken, stubborn spots begin to surface. To prevent this, it’s important to keep this “gate” strong by ensuring that there’s sufficient basement membrane proteins and heparan sulfate — the two essential building blocks of the skin’s “inner melano shield”. This new anti-ageing and whitening serum boasts a “Shield Builder WT” ingredient that boosts heparan sulfate and repairs the basement membrane proteins to build a stronger defense for the skin. This way, it becomes tougher for dark spots to appear on the skin.  


Simplicité Botanic Gel Mask

Acne and redness are symptoms that your skin is under stress. This “mix-it-yourself” mask might resolve your problems. Suitable for all skin types, it’s made from organically grown herbs including elderflowers and calendula to pacify irritations. And it’s simple to use: Mix the contents with hot water to create a mask paste. Before it dries up, apply a thick layer of the warm paste onto your skin. Allow it to sit for five minutes before wiping it off with a damp cloth.


Chanel La Solution 10

It’s not uncommon for beauty brands to add a truckload of ingredients to their skincare; after all, the more the merrier right? But for the scientists at Chanel, their latest innovation, Chanel La Solution 10, contains just 10 ingredients. After 117 trials, this comforting moisturiser is formulated to suit sensitive skin and to counter the effects of pollution and climate changes. It also addresses common conditions like redness and roughness with its key ingredient — silver needle tea extract which is hailed for its skin restoring and strengthening properties.


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