Best of Beauty: Our February Favourites
Chinese New Year snacking has left your skin in a limbo? Do not panic, because now you can banish (and conceal) any unwanted pimple residents on your face with our favourites of the month.| March 3, 2019
It is easy to feel overwhelmed shopping for skincare and beauty products when you’re not sure what’s going to work for you or not. It’s like a gamble, except that the losing prize is skin breakouts, smudged makeup and cash gone with the wind. If you’ve had your fill of gambling from the past Chinese New Year already – for our friends across the Atlantic, friendly gambling at family gatherings is an actual thing – maybe it’s time you started shopping on the safe side. Listed below are our monthly favourites – tried, tested, and loved. Take a scroll and see whichever catches your eye. Good skin days guaranteed.
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum
We are dreaming in shades of pink yet again. To get the ball rolling for February’s favourites, we have Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum. It is a safe for all skin chemical exfoliant that helps with the appearance of pores, uneven skin tone and textures, and overall radiance. When used daily, you’ll be able to see a visible brightening effect in a month. Yes, it was that quick. However, the only teeny tiny downside is that there will still be an overall stinging sensation during your first few uses, but it goes away very quickly. If you feel like giving this product a go, but have sensitive skin, you may choose to use it on top of moisturising serums to dilute it slightly.
Dior Holy Peony Perfume
This perfume is for days when you’re feeling like spring the most. It’ll transport you into a meadow where rows upon rows of peonies will grow and surround you. It is a light, refreshing fragrance that also has hints of wood and musk. The fragrance is mainly composed with notes of rose, peony, red fruits and apricot. Holy Peony is a romantic perfume, but also refreshingly youthful and sweet. It’s also an incredibly light scent that’s pleasant enough to wear even on the hottest, most humid days on our island. Dior’s La Collection Privée fragrances are known for their stellar ingredients, so we can guarantee that you’ll leave the house smelling extra luxe.
Clé de Peau Beauté Protective Fortifying Emulsion
Suncare is such an important step in achieving the perfect skincare routine. It’s also crucial when it comes to helping makeup apply beautifully, too. One of our favourites at the mo has got to be Cle De Peau’s Protective Fortifying Emulsion. It’s an ultra lightweight sunblock emulsion that’s perfect for applying right before you start on your makeup. It doesn’t leave a grey cast too, which oddly enough seems to be the case with other suncare products we’ve tried. Not this, though. Cle De Peau has also always been known to be at the forefront of luxurious beauty products that promises to pamper your skin. Luxury and suncare, now that’s a power duo we can get behind.
Skin Inc. My Daily Dose of Vitamins ABC+ Serum
Skin Inc’s My Daily Dose is a miracle serum that is designed to balance and detox your skin for a healthy, lit-from-within glow. It works perfectly as a night repair serum and its formula addresses tired and stressed-out skin. Inside, there are three types of data-formulated vitamins to give your skin what it needs: Vitamin A for anti-ageing and anti-pollution benefits, Vitamin B for balance and boosting, and Vitamin C for clarifying. It’s a triple powerhouse meant for a complete skin renewal. We love how hydrating it is and how smooth it goes onto our skin. Its gel-like consistency doesn’t dry tacky, which is a big bonus for extra humid cities like ours. Give it a try, the My Daily Dose bottle’s size is just right for a 28-day cycle. If you’re looking for a daily night serum that’s going to revamp your skin routine fast, this could be it.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer
Has Fenty Beauty ever done us wrong? The answer is in its newest concealer launch that we can’t stop obsessing over. From the get-go, we knew in our hearts that this would be our daily go-to concealer. For a product that dries matte, it sure does blend beautifully. The consistency isn’t extremely cakey, too, considering its amazingly high coverage. It’ll tackle anything from dark spots to eye bags, and even pigmented scarring. It sits well when set with powder, and will stay put throughout the day. Even in this heat, the concealer hasn’t budged from our faces at all. But, to be fair, we expected nothing less than a top-notch miracle product from a brand like Fenty Beauty. The rave is real.
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