You don’t have to break the bank to look and feel beautiful; these beauty products cost less than $30 each!
Made with peppermint and coconut oil, this handcrafted lip balm helps to soothe and soften your lips for a healthy pout.
Revitalise dry and tired skin with this gentle moisturiser from Hada Labo, which deeply hydrates and balances skin moisture.
Get your complexion ready for the rest of your makeup with this primer. With two formulas, the Tone-Up Primer helps to colour correct skin according to your needs, while the Pore Primer helps smoothen out skin.
Specially formulated for sensitive skin, this lightweight BB cream covers redness and imperfections without feeling cakey on skin.
This lengthening mascara features two types of bristles on its wand – short ones to reach lashes on the lower lash line, and longer ones to coat and lengthen upper lashes.
With an improved formula, this high-coverage foundation is infused with a blend of vitamins C, E and B5, providing skincare benefits while imbuing skin with a beautiful, natural finish.
This soft and hydrating cleansing facial sheet effectively removes even waterproof makeup, without tugging on skin.
This multi-purpose oil improves the appearance of existing scars, hydrates dry skin, and even lightens stretch marks with continued use.
The Fixing Eye Shield forms an invisible layer over your eye makeup to prevent it from smudging or sliding.
This gel-based sunscreen absorbs into skin quickly without leaving any white cast – ideal for use under makeup.
Gentle and hydrating, this micellar water removes makeup and impurities effectively without the need for rinsing – perfect for busy women.
Instantly revive dullness and fatigue by brushing on this highly-pigmented blush on the apples of your cheeks.
This lip stain is formulated with hydrating ingredients to give lips a natural flush that stays, without drying it out.
Formulated with enzymes to break down keratin within pores, this powder cleanser clears blocked pores and promotes healthy, flawless skin.
With 24 nude shades to choose from, the Lip Lingerie glides on creamy and smooth, and lasts all day without transferring.
This mousse cleanser dispenses a rich, luxurious foam, which wicks away excess sebum without drying skin out.
Infused with natural charcoal actives, this clay mask removes impurities in the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed.
The La Roche-Posay Serozinc simultaneously hydrates skin while keeping it looking matte and fresh all day.
The K-Palette 24H Tattoo Liner is more than just a waterproof eyeliner. Formulated with hydrating ingredients, this liquid liner nourishes the lash line, so eyelids and lashes don’t feel dry.
At only $6 a piece, you’ll thank yourself for having multiples of this brow pencil in your purse or on your desk for brow emergencies.
We’ve raved about this liquid lipstick countless times because we still can’t believe they only charging $19 for an amazing product. It glides of easily and doesn’t leave lips feeling dry, plus its pocket-friendly price means it’s easier for you to own more shades. (Psst… they have 100 shades of these by the way.)
It’s hard for skin to stay matte in our weather but the Bourjois Air Mat Pressed Powder keeps skin looking shine-free without weighing it down. Blot away sweat and excess sebum with a clean tissue and then touch up with the press powder to keep skin shine-free for longer.
It’s normal for the body to feel dehydrated after a workout – besides drinking loads of water, load up on hydration on skin with the CliniqueFit Workout Face + Body Hydrating Spray. This handy spray refreshes skin instantly and can be used to cool down the skin on your body as well.
In case you haven’t heard, Pony Effect is now available in Singapore. The makeup brand of Korean makeup guru Hye-Min Park, (or better known as her moniker, @ponysmakeup), features loads of eye makeup products, including the Grind Sparking Shadow. To use, turn the outer rim to grind up the eye colour into loose pigments.
Want a natural sun-kissed glow without the UV damage? A dust of bronzer will do the trick. Using a fluffy brush, swipe on a figure three on the side of your face from the side of the forehead, towards your cheekbones and then along the jawlines.
It might not look like much on the pan but this 3INA highlighter goes on as a shimmering bronze highlighter that shows off the cheekbones without looking like a crazy disco ball.
Available in a handy stick format, this cream blush colour from ETUDE HOUSE applies like a dream. Apply with the fleshy part of your palm (below your thumb) for natural-looking flush.
Containing a blend of 13 natural oils along with skin-loving ingredients like propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts, this face mist hydrates skin quickly and seals in moisture.
At just $10 a pack, these cleansing wipes are a steal. Besides taking the day’s makeup off, we also like to bring these along when it comes to a dedicated makeup shopping day. What else are you going to use to clean off swatches?
Formulated with tea tree oil, this full-coverage foundation covers up all imperfections and keeps sebum at bay. Its lightweight and matte finish keeps skin looking fresh all day.
Text: Tan Gin Yee, Additional Reporting: Arissa Ha The Singapore Women’s Weekly
A print version of this article can be found in the February 2018 issue of The Singapore Women’s Weekly.