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We hope you're having a winning Wednesday so far! If not, these pieces of news might just make your day better. Ahead, the latest and hottest.


Facebook dating?




Is it time to delete your Tinder app? Facebook has already become a necessity to many of us, and now they're not just focusing on letting people connect with those they know, they want to help them find life-long partners, too. Say hello to Facebook Dating. Yes, it really is a thing, and you don't need a separate app for it. You can find a date through the social network's app. 


John Mayer, beauty blogger?



We all know John Mayer for his music, but his makeup tutorial on Instagram last week has given him a new title: beauty blogger. After sharing his technique on doing a smokey eye using a CHANEL eyeshadow quad, the musician has shared in an update that the French brand has sent him new products to play with.


More UNIQLO



Can't get enough of UNIQLO? You can visit them at two more stores in Singapore soon. Look out for their new branches in Downtown East and Great World City.


Virgil Abloh x IKEA



Virgil Abloh's been quite busy with many collaborations. And one of them has recently seen the light of day. Take a peek at the designer's partnership with Swedish furniture brand IKEA.


Next, catch up on Monday's roundup of news here.


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Living out of a suitcase for a few days while travelling used to be a daunting idea for us. For one, we can't give up our 10-step skincare routine, so bringing all of those bottles is non-negotiable; not to mention the gruelling process of having to choose what outfits to bring on our trip. Thankfully, nowadays, we have these double-duty makeup products that can save up some space. From multi-functional cushions to a contouring stick that doubles as eyeshadow, here are the latest dual-purpose products that you have to bring on your next trip. 


ETUDE HOUSE Any Cushion Duo 


Any Cushion Duo Case, SGD16/~USD12.07; Any Balm, SGD9.90/~USD7.47 each


Just when we thought that cushions couldn't get any handier, Etude House releases an upgraded design of the beloved compact. Instead of just featuring a single cushion foundation, the new Any Cushion Duo includes a space for a pan that can house a blush, concealer or corrector. You can choose Any Balm Blur (corrector), Any Balm Hydro-Radiant Volume (moisturiser), Any Balm Concealer, and Any Balm Cheek (blush). Or better yet, you can collect them all and swap depending on what you need to bring with you for your trip.


Urban Decay Double Team Special Effects Colored Mascara



SGD38/~USD28.67


We all want to stand out in our travel photos, but doing elaborate makeup looks require an arsenal of makeup products that you may not able to bring with you. Don't fret. There are other ways that you can amp up your beauty look like using an eye-catching mascara and brow colour. With just a few swipes of Urban Decay's Double Team Special Effects Colored Mascara, you can already do without eyeshadow or eyeliner. This product comes in colours with cream and metallic variants, so go ahead and check them out.


LANEIGE Two Tone Contouring Bar


SGD38/~USD28.67


Bringing powder palettes on your travels is always a gamble. You know that there's always the risk of breaking your beloved palette during your journey. You can eliminate that possibility by leaving your eyeshadow or contour powders safe and sound at home and instead pack a dual-purpose product that can double as a cream eyeshadow or contour stick. For this, you can try Laneige's creamy Two-Tone Contouring Bar. You can use the lighter shade as a base, and the darker one for the lids.


Supergoop! 100% Mineral Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45


SGD45/~USD33.96


Wearing sunscreen — especially when you know you're gonna spend some time outside — is one of the beauty commandments that anyone should not violate. However, we understand that it can be hard to apply sunscreen when you're jumping from one tourist spot to another. So the best alternative is to carry powder makeup that offers some sun protection like Supergoop!'s 100% Mineral Invincible Setting Powder with SPF 45. It also contains Ceramide 3 and olive glycerides for hydration. With that said, it's important to note that applying ample sunscreen is still your best bet when it comes to sun protection. But if you don't have the liberty of time to do it, going for makeup with SPF can be an effective option.


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We’re no strangers to stress. With all the hustle and bustle of the city life, it’s not uncommon that we forget to take care of ourselves. It also doesn’t help that there are some environmental factors such as pollution and harsh sun rays to add to the stress.


But apart from the negative effects stress can do to our bodies and minds, our skin gets stressed, too — and more often than not, we forget that. So here’s your reminder to not let your skin fall on the wayside. Make sure that your skin gets to say goodbye to stress and be at its tip-top form with these tips.


Tune in, tune out


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One of the best ways to avoid stress is by listening to music that soothes and calms you. But it’s also been proven to have a direct effect on the skin. A study in Japan has proven that listening to calming music can help lower the levels of cortisol, also known as stress hormone. Cortisol can wreak havoc on your skin by breaking down collagen, which can lead to wrinkles. They say the best way to reduce cortisol production through music is by listening to instrumental or meditative music, but we think playing whatever tune that helps you get to a zone where you don’t think of anything stressful can perform just as well.


Give your skin some lovin'



The combination of a hectic lifestyle, work stress and environmental factors can be detrimental to the skin. But not all hope is lost. Use products specifically created to target the effects of stress on the skin, like the Dr. Wu Intensive Repairing Serum with Squalane. Made with high-grade plant-based squalane derived from cold-pressed virgin olive oil, this serum was created to repair and address stress-related skin problems such as dryness, wrinkles and loose skin.


Aside from squalane, the serum also contains argan oil, macadamia nut oil and L22 lipid complex that help repair and strengthen the skin. Antioxidants from white lupin seeds, dunaliella salina, and brown algae also help keep the skin fight free radicals that may cause damage, making your skin healthy — and look like it.




Look at your lines


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When we’re stressed, we tend to put tension on our muscles so we frown or pull our brows. It sounds weird at first but knowing where your facial lines and muscles are can help you relax them more and use them better. While it’s easier to frown (it only takes six muscles to frown and 43 to smile), we suggest you do the opposite.


Smiling has been proven effective in actually making you feel happy. Every time you smile, your brain gets a message to throw a happy party. So you not only get to exercise more muscles, you also help free your mind from stress — which then helps free your skin from possible stress-induced damage. It’s a win-win!


Say goodbye to stressed skin and hello to healthy skin. Redeem your 5ml Dr. Wu Intensive Repairing Serum with Squalane sample here


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