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Treat Yo’ Self: 7 Beauty Splurges

Got to glow? From skincare prep to your-skin-but-better foundations, we show you the way towards achieving a luminous, radiant complexion.

Not many of us are blessed with perfect, glowing skin but that’s alright, to be human is to be beautifully flawed. For those who missed striking the genetic lottery of luminous, radiant skin, getting there takes relentless effort. We’re talking clocking in eight hours of sleep every night, staying hydrated, committing to exercise, a clean diet AND to top it all off, a meticulous skincare routine.

For those kick-starting a beauty regime to achieve your #skingoals, the road ahead may seem like a daunting one. What products do I add to my beauty arsenal? Do I adopt the 10-step Korean skincare routine or do I do the bare minimum with toning and moisturising?

Fret not, here, we take you through the products to add to your beauty shelves and the ways of working them into your beauty routines to set you on your path towards the radiant skin we all wish we were born with. And for the ones in search of a cheat sheet to mimic that glow, we also have recommendations for your makeup arsenal.

Suqqu moisture Serum Cream

Yoyo won’t quit singing praises about Suqqu’s skincare range and this luxurious serum cream is one of her favourites. It absorbs quickly into the skin as would a serum and leaves behind a velvety smoothness typical of a cream in its wake. Infused with shea butter, your face will feel supple to the touch and smell great after application, which is always a plus.

Suqqu Moisture Repair Essence

After applying the Serum Cream, add a few drops of Suqqu’s Moisture Repair Essence and gently tap it all over your face. The active ingredients in the essence penetrates deep into the skin to promote metabolism, restore radiance and recondition the muscles by softening layers of the skin.

Suqqu Moisture Hydro Lotion

The final step would be to slather this firming hydro lotion onto your face. The Suqqu Moisture Hydro Lotion boosts the benefits of the essence and enables your skin to produce moisture from within. Infused with watercress extract, this formula enhances circulation and clears up your complexion.

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation

Now that we’ve covered skin care, let’s talk makeup! This fluid foundation is a cult favourite and for good reason. It gives you medium coverage as well as a radiant complexion that lasts throughout the day. It’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. Furthermore, this foundation is sweat-proof, so you don’t have to worry about it melting off your skin when you’re out and about in the hot, hot sun.


Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation

Alternatively, if you just need to blur pores and even out your skin tone, this tinted moisturiser will do the trick. Even for those with dry flaky skin, this moisturising foundation will leave your skin looking healthy with a natural finish. This is a win for those of you who want your skin to appear smooth as satin!

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer

Concealers go a long way in brightening up your complexion and we recommend this high coverage concealer that effectively conceals the uneven skin tones and pigmentation. Anti-aging powerhouse ingredients such as hydrolyzed collagen and Vitamin C also work their magic to minimise the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Highlighter & Balm Duo

Finally, to top it all off, take your glow to the next level with this truly transformative highlighting duo. The creamy highlighter, which contains the most minuscule flecks of shimmer, glides onto the skin like butter on bread. To finish, layer the transparent balm to intensify the radiance. Formulated with hyaluronic acid as well as aloe and argan oils, this duo stick also does its bid for skincare. On the days when you prefer a more dewy look without shimmer, the balm will leave you with a subtle yet noticeable glow.

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