It's truly impractical to use makeup if you're just going to sweat it off during a workout. Thankfully, we have these budge-proof makeup options so we can look like a beauty while training like a beast. From foundations to brow products, here are your best beauty bets when you hit the gym. 


Etude House Double Lasting Foundation



Foundations can usually be too heavy for the gym but the Etude House Double Lasting Foundation has a very lightweight formula — you'll feel like it's your second skin. Dab a few drops on your skin and blend thoroughly for a smooth finish. You can trust that after all the sweating, this foundation still has you covered.


Peri Pera Ink Velvet


(Photo from: rainfaith)


At first swipe, these tints feel like a velvety lippie that can easily be rubbed off from your lips. You'll be pleasantly surprised that the stain it leaves on your lips is very tenacious and can survive lunch time and three rounds of snacks. With that track record, it's gonna be no wonder that it will be your best budge-proof lippie for the gym.


Pink Sugar's Honey I'm Good Gel Fills



Of course, eyebrows should be on fleek! These eyebrow mascaras from Pink Sugar will make sure that your brows will look gorgeous and selfie-ready even after 5 sets of squats. 


Clio Kill Black Pen Liner



If you're the kind of gal who can't live without eyeliner then this pen liner from Clio is a must-have for you. Unlike other eyeliners that would easily flake off after a few sweats, this one will stay in place for the whole duration of your workout.




Benefit Lip and Cheek Tints



If you want to have a little healthy flush for the gym, go for tints. Why? If you use powder, it will be quickly eaten up by the heavy sweating. It's also a bad idea to use cream or mousse formula as it will pile on your skin along with your sweat and natural oils — recipe for a major breakout. So remember, tints all the way!  


(Cover photo from: Mgrazielle)





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Forget the man cave. A lady needs her woman cave too. We paid a visit to Singaporean beauty influencer and Clozette Ambassador Leanne Ho's bona fide woman cave, and explored her tastefully organised (and Instagram-worthy!) vanity space made up of endless skincare and makeup collections. Watch how Leanne pretties up her beauty room with personal touches she call her own.


You've seen her artfully curated beauty flatlays on her Instagram feed, but have you seen her beauty room? P.S. don't say we didn't warn you: be prepared to be blown away, beauty junkies.


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If you’re someone who takes your skincare routine seriously, you’d have most likely heard of the wonders of a facial essence — more specifically the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. It’s a miracle worker in a bottle, packed with vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids to give your skin intense hydration, anti-aging benefits and an elevated radiance.



Patterned with a beautiful Sakura flowers print, its latest limited edition Sakura bottle also puts the highly rated FTE on our covet list this season.

Applying an essence after toner has become a habit for many of us, but did you know that there are other productive ways you can make use of your beloved facial essence? We share five of them, on top of its regular application method. Plus: keep reading to find out how you can win a set of SK-II Pitera Essence Set (worth SGD99)!

Trouble solution



An essence contains active ingredients that nourish and treat the skin immensely. So why not try targeting certain problem areas of your skin such as dry patches, enlarged pores, sunspots and more? Apply the essence to a specific area using a cotton pad, let it sit for one minute, and the active ingredients will do their job to calm and soothe skin.




Caked-up makeup corrector



Caked up makeup is bothersome, especially when it happens in the middle of the day. You don’t have to redo your entire face base when this happens, though. Simply put a few drops of the essence on the palm of your hand, rub and apply the goodness to your face. Its hydrating and smoothing power will be able to help put a bit of moisture and instant glow to your maquillage.




Face mist



When your skin needs a little mid-day pick-me-up, reach out for a face mist that will not only refresh you but also give you better skin complexion in the long run. Use the SK-II Mid-Day Miracle Essence or transfer a bit of your favourite facial essence into a portable spray bottle that spritzes fine mists.




For sheet masks



No sheet mask? No problem. Use your Facial Treatment Essence instead. Soak a cotton cloth, a sheet mask, or some cotton pads with essence and apply on your face as you would with regular masks.






Under-eye de-puffer



Banish the reminders of stressful late nights by giving your under-eye area some tender lovin’ care with a little help from your essence. Simply drench the product on cotton pads, place them in a Ziploc bag and store them in the freezer. In the morning, place them on your under-eye area and leave them on for a minute for an instant energising treat.





We have two sets of SK-II Pitera Essence Set (worth SGD99) to give away.
Leave a comment below and tell us which is your favourite way to apply your facial essence to stand a chance to win a set!

*Giveaway ends 31 May 2017, 11:59PM. Open to Singapore residents only.


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