“Hello, you there? Send nudes.” (Not what you think…)
Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk makeup line is the perfect nudes you should be sending to any girl. If you haven’t heard, the #PillowTalk makeup range has EXPANDED, WOOHOO! We’re now talking about pinky nude shades for all skin tones – fair, medium and dark – there’s something for every girl.
About Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury is a renowned makeup artist who wants to “make every woman the most beautiful version of themselves”. She has worked with some of the most incredible people in the fashion and beauty industry from world-class photographers to A-list celebrities and models. (Think Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, and Natalie Portman to name but a few.) Of course, not forgetting iconic publications like Vogue UK, US, Paris, China and Brazil, and many more.
She believes in the power of makeup and hence established her own makeup range to empower women. As she rightly put, “give a woman the right makeup and she can conquer the world”.
When it comes to fragrances, Yves Rocher may not be the first brand that springs to our minds. However, did you know that the brand carries a wide range of perfumes made with botanical ingredients? I am current addicted to the Yves Rocher Garden Party & Eau Fraiche Rose fragrances – they smell SOOOOO good!
Since we’ve just welcomed springtime not too long ago, these 2 fragrances are perfect for the season. Think clear blue skies, lush greenery full of delicate blooms. These perfumes make me feel immersed in the freshness of Spring, much like the Elizabeth Arden White Tea ones.
Estée Lauder, L’Oréal and Luxasia carry international beauty brands that we are all familiar with. These beauty giants may house some of the best skincare brands, but sometimes, it takes a local to truly know what our skin need. With Singapore being in a tropical climate, it is hot and humid all year round. Local skincare experts show us how to take care of our skin in this highly unpredictable weather.
I’ve rounded up 4 local skincare brands that every Singaporean girl should check out:
Hydrate and moisturise – what’s the difference? Well, the Drunk Elephant F-Balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial shows you what it means to do both! I’ve been using the F-Balm™ ever since I laid my hands on it, for about 2 weeks now. Being in air-conditioned environments most of the time dries out my skin big time. Ever since I’ve started using the F-Balm™, I find that my skin feels less dry and looks much healthier too!
About Drunk Elephant
If you’re new to the brand, Drunk Elephant (DE) is a “Clean Compatible” skincare brand founded by Tiffany Masterson while combating her skin issues. The products are made in the U.S. and do not contain the “Suspicious 6” (Essential Oils, Drying Alcohols, Silicones, Chemical Sunscreens, Fragrances/Dyes, SLS). DE’s focus is about biocompatibility, pH levels, safety, continuously making sure that active ingredients are at efficacious levels. The skincare line also seeks to remain respectful and always supportive of our skin’s acid mantle.
Fun fact! Drunk Elephant derived its name from a myth that says elephants get drunk when they eat the fruit that has fallen from Marula trees!
Applying sunscreen is a vital step to our skincare routine, especially in Singapore’s hot tropical climate. There are tons of sunscreens out in the market, which make us spoilt for choice. Being Asian, should we select Western brands or continue to trust Asian brands? What about cost vs. effectiveness? Does it mean expensive sunscreens perform the best?