Announced yesterday on Singapore Budget 2018, every Singaporean is slated to receive between $100 to $300 at the end of this year. “Where would you spend this sum of money,” you ask? Depending on how much you receive, we have the best beauty products you should invest in.
If you are receiving $100...
#1 Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, $83
We know you’ve probably been eyeing this for some time, but could never justify owning yet another Naked palette. This 12-shade eye shadow palette comes up to less than $7 per shade, plus it’s a lot more versatile than it looks, so spending a portion of your SG Bonus on this doens’t seem like a bad idea at all.
#2 Skin Inc My Daily Dose of Glow, $98 (20 ml)
This lightweight, anti-ageing serum contains chlorella, vitamin A and hyaluronic acid to brighten skin and hydrate it.
#3 Too Faced Better Together Ultimate Eye Collection, $95
The collaboration between Too Faced and Kat Von D is quite literally, the best of both worlds. Eye shadow from the Too Faced side of this palette allows you to create natural, wearable looks, but layer the ones from Kat Von D to pull off dramatic eye looks.
#4 Hourglass Modernist Eye Shadow Palette, $95
LIke melted chocolated in a pan, the Hourglass Modernist Eye Shadow palette is really a thing of beauty. Plus, the fact that it doens’t have individual pans means it’s actually easier to blend the colours. Just pick up the pigments in between two colours and blend at will!
#5 Fresh Rose Face Mask, $95
The Fresh Rose Mask is an indulgent treat for parched skin, plus the delicate rose scent from actual rose petals you can find in the jar makes the mask session relaxing for your mind as well.
If you are receiving $200...
#1 SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence, $199 (30 ml)
$200 is a lot of spend on beauty products, but you should really invest in the GenOptics Aura Essence because it boosts the overall radiance of your skin, while preventing dullness and pigmentation.
#2 Allies of Skin Clarity Creator Kit, $188
As a beauty writer, I try out loads of products but hardly ever stick to one, much less empty it. But the Promise Keeper Blemish Facial from the Allies of Skin Clarity Creator Kit is an exception. It keeps pimples at bay, unclogs pores and help skin remain clear and blemish free.
#3 Revitalash Advanced, $156 (2 ml)
It’s not hard to get long lashes if you’re disciplined enough to put on Revitalish every night before you go to bed. This eyelash serum strengthens your lash follicles to prevent fall-outs, allowing them to reach new heights (and length).
#4 Shiseido Vital-Perfection Wrinklelift Cream, $160 (15g )
If wrinkles and fine lines are your concern, then you should invest in a good wrinkle cream. The Shiseido Vital-Perfection Wrinklelift Cream targets expression lines like nasolabial folds and crow’s feet to visibly reduce it’s appearance, effectively taking years off your face.
#5 13rushes The Signature Kit, $178
Swap out your old makeup brushes for these amazing ones from 13rushes. These cruelty-free brushes are made with synthetic bristles, and promises high performance application that rivals natural bristles. There are 13 brushes in this kit, so you can basically toss out all your old brushes.
If you are receiving $300...
#1 The History of WHOO Bichup Ja Yoon Cream, $296 (60 ml)
This luxury brand is fit for a queen. Inspired by the court royal secrets of ancient Korea, this cream contains Oriental herbs to boost circulation and improve skin texture and hydration.
#2 Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX Light, $298 (60 ml)
The Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX Light has a much lighter texture that is suitable for our humid weather, but at the same time, still packs all the ginseng goodness you would expect from their signature cream from the same range.
#3 ReFa Carat Face Massager, $280
Powered by a small solar panel, the ReFa Carat Face Massager emits microcurrents into your skin as you massage to help firm skin and improve circulation.
#4 Clé De Peau Beauté Intensive Eye Contour Cream, $300 (15 ml)
This luxurious eye cream comes with a platinium-coated massager that boosts penetration, as well as improve blood circulation around the delicate eye area. The multi-benefit eye cream targets signs of ageing common around the eye area like sagginess, dark eye circles, dullness, wrinkles and dehydration.
#5 La Mer Crème de la Mer, $290 (30 ml)
The brand’s signature cream is ranked number 12 on the list of most expensive substances by weight according to Business Insider. Price aside, the Creme de La Mer was created by Dr Max Huber to soothe a burn from an accident he experienced in a laboratory. It was so effective that he decided make it available for sale, and the rest is history.