Attention, attention: We’ve got the best skincare tips and essentials to share with you! If there’s one thing we absolutely love to do – it’s peeking into a someone’s beauty regime – especially if that person is a major influencer and expert in the industry. At our last #Girlboss lunch, we gathered a group of inspiring women from the beauty scene in Singers and of course, we couldn’t leave without getting the low down on all their beauty essentials, skincare must-haves and favourite treatments. Read on to find out what all these beautiful women never leave home without.
Alli Sim, Aromatheraphy Artisan and Founder of Mmerci Encore
I know some ladies are pretty intense with their seven to nine-step beauty regime, but I don’t really have the time (or patience!) these days. I cleanse my skin with Face Shop’s Rice Cleansing Foam, dab on some La Roche-Posay retinol-infused eyecream, slap on a moisturiser from my doctor, and La Roche-Posay sunscreen. I follow this up with Laneige’s BB cushion compact and follow up with a light dusting of Nars loose powder. Brows are filled with Dior pencils. I love Guerlain, Nars, Yves Saint Laurent and Dior for their colours and textures. As a finishing touch, I spritz on Mmerci Encore’s Invigorating Facial Mist – the rose and chamomile essential oils are really comforting and cooling on the skin.
Weina Leong, Luxola
I find it important to prep your skin before putting on makeup. As age catches up with me, my beauty purchases have shifted more evenly between skincare than makeup as opposed to being more focused on makeup in the past. There is a common misconception that we don’t have to moisturise because of the humid Singapore weather but there is definitely little truth in that. I like moisturising with a fast absorbing face oil like the Radiance Face Oil by Balance Me. For filling in my brows, I tend to use grey eyeshadow from this Edward Bess palette instead of using brow powder and lastly for lipstick to spice up any look, I’ll reach out for shades from Julie Hewett or Red Burlesque.
Felicia Soh, Managing Director of Crème Simon
I am pretty much a simple gal when it comes to skincare and beauty, so my philosophy is always less is more. I strongly believe that if beauty starts with good skincare. Coming from someone who battled dermatitis since 10, I truly believe it’s important not to be taken by the marketing hype and empower yourself to find out more about the beauty products you choose to use everyday. Once you achieve natural clear skin, all you really need is just need a light touch of colour (ideally achieved through exercise!)
Teo Shi Hui, Shu Uemura
I go for facials once in a month to pamper my skin. For daily pampers, I find myself turning to the cleansing oil every night for a swift and luxurious makeup removing experience. Albeit insignificant to many, I consider these little treats as a nice pamper! Nothing gives me a greater sense of satisfaction than seeing my makeup being removed in just a matter of seconds!
Astrie Sunindar-Ratner, Founder/Director of Beauty Candy
I haven’t found a good facial place in Singapore but I’m launching Beauty Candy’s beauty services in the new outlet opening in August at Mandarin Gallery! My all time favorite spa in Singapore is at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. I go there for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries and I go to Kim Robinson once a week to get a blow out. Andy has cut my hair for almost 8 years now and he is the only person that can cut my bangs! Not to forget Adept at Serene Center – I love going there for a good foot and back massage!
Joelle Pang, Founder of Get Klarity
Being an entrepreneur, it means that I’m always on the run and trying to get the most done in the shortest time possible! What I can never live without is my tinted sunscreen (which serves as as functional foundation) and my tinted lipbalm (once again serving multi-purposes).
Lynsey Lim, Founder of Handmade Heroes
My ultimate beauty essential is our Drop Dead Gorgeous Dry Shampoo. I carry it with me everywhere I go and travel! It’s a true hair-saver for my otherwise very flat and limp hair, especially in our hot and humid Singapore weather!
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