New month, new beauty haul! Get ready to take some notes as we list down this month's must-check-out beauty releases. 


Bioderma Atoderm Huile de douche



 SGD39.90


This oil cleanser gets rid of makeup and impurities while gently providing long-lasting hydration and comfort. Plus, not only is it perfectly suited for people with very dry, irritated, and sensitive skin, it can also be used for both the face and body. The product is already available in major Guardian and Watsons stores now.


Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque


SGD62


Specifically formulated for all skin types, including sensitive skin, Kiehl's new Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque leaves skin feeling hydrated, soothed, and refreshed after only 5 minutes — making it a quick and simple addition to any skincare regimen. Get this must-have in all Kiehl's counters starting this week. 


Fresh Limited Edition Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask


SGD95


Combat skin congestion for a balanced, healthy-looking complexion with this new mask from Fresh. The smooth, creamy, non-comedogenic formula is proven to significantly absorb excess oil and impurities that reduce the appearance of pores without leaving it dehydrated. Get your hands on this product starting 11 May 2017 at Sephora stores, and on 31 May 2017 in Fresh boutiques ION Orchard and Raffles City.


Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask

SGD72


Infused with the active ingredients of the First Care Activating Serum EX, the micro net radiance sheet sits comfortably while fitting perfectly on the curves of the face, allowing the mask’s active ingredients to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin for a smooth, moisturizing finish. The product is now available to add in your next beauty haul.





Kate Tokyo’s Spring Summer 2017 Collection


SGD7 to SGD25



The beloved Japanese brand launches their 2017 Spring Summer collection with a range of highly coveted eye shadows, eyeliners, mascaras, and lip glosses that bring out the essence of feminine mystique. Head over to your nearest Kate Tokyo counter this month to see their highly glamorous collection.


Laneige's Sleeping Care Range


SGD 27 to 42


Make the most out of your night’s sleep and wake up with a more radiant complexion with Laneige's Sleeping Care Range. The Eye Sleeping Mask helps keep the delicate eye area moisturised during sleep, while the Lip Sleeping Mask gives you smooth, supple lips with its new flavours. Complete the skincare experience with the limited-edition Water Sleeping Mask - Lavender. The Lip Sleeping Mask (Original, Apple Lime, Grapefruit and Vanilla) will be available at all Laneige boutiques and counters from 4 May 2017. As for the Eye Sleeping Mask and Water Sleeping Mask – Lavender, grab it exclusively at the roadshow from 18 May to 24 May 2017. 




Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Serum


SGD268


This super serum is clinically proven to help you stress less by promoting a sense of relaxation and well-being through the aromatic benefits of frankincense resin extract and frankincense essential oil. Breathe in the therapeutic aroma as you massage it onto your skin and get a spa-like relaxing experience at the comfort of your own home.


Prada Luna Rossa Carbon

SGD140

This iconoclastic fougere fragrance  brings together steam-distilled botanicals and synthetics in a mix that is full of energy that is perfect for your man. It is a meticulous fragrance blend of green citrus of Vert de Bergamote from Italy, radiant woody notes of patchouli, and tdry amber of ambroxan that exudes classic metallic notes used in a radical, modern way.



Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Limited Edition Collection


SGD29 to SGD62


One of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, Basquiat was part of the neo-expressionist movement — a rebellion against the conceptual and minimalist art that dominated the 1970s. And like Urban Decay, Basquiat was an outsider who challenged the status quo and used color in non-traditional ways. This collaboration embraces beating the conventional and starting anew, and we're totally digging the boldness of the colours and the artistry of palettes and the swatches. Get the entire collection starting 11 May 2017.



Aside from these beauty goodies, look at what other things we're adding to our covet list.

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Hey, May! We’re already on the fifth month of the year. Oh, where did the time go? Well, you know what they say — time flies by when you’re having fun. And boy, are we having so much fun discovering fun new things and learning about juicy new collabs in the worlds of fashion and beauty.

Wanna know what piqued our interest this month? Here they are.

Met Gala Faves




Fashion icons and the biggest names in Hollywood got together on Monday to celebrate the work of Japanese label Comme de Garcons, founded by Rei Kawakubo. All of them were dressed to the nines and prettified like no other, but the ones who stole the show for us were Rihanna and Zendaya.

RIBAG




Still on the fashion train, ZALORA has just launched the exclusive Sometime Designed by Rizalman collection. The bag collection named RIBAG created by two of Malaysia’s most renowned fashion brands, Sometime and designer Dato Rizalman Ibrahim, comes in 12 different colours that will suit just about every style and personality.


#WorthItMum


“When was the last time you told your mum you appreciated her?” asks Millennials of Singapore. The community partnered with L’Oreal Singapore to spread the message of the importance of letting our mothers know how much we value them, no matter how busy we are.

Two words: crepe cake




Flying with Singapore Airlines anytime soon? You’re in for a treat — and a sweet one at that. When you fly suite, first class or business class, you’ll have the chance to experience delectable custom-designed Lady M Mille Crepe Cakes. Yum!





Kate Moss’s daughter in hot water




Kate Moss’s daughter has followed her footsteps. Lila Grace has made her modelling debut, but she was not exactly welcomed warmly. In the ad for Braid Bar, Lila is seen sporting colourful cornrows. The ad was deemed to be culturally appropriating.

Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Palette




Moving on to a different kind of shock, the first Super Shock Cheek Palette is coming soon courtesy of the brand’s collaboration with fashion and lifestyle blogger Sonya Esman.

(Cover photo from: @zendaya)



Wanna recap last week's fun stuff? Here you go.

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Online shopping makes almost everything convenient. Note that I said 'almost' because while it can be quite easy to shop for clothes, it's not usually the case when it comes to makeup — especially with foundation. Getting the right shade when you buy from beauty counters is already challenging, so you can just imagine how hard it is to buy cosmetics if you're only relying on your computer or mobile phone screen.


But if you've found yourself wanting to buy a specific foundation that's not available in your country and shopping online is your ONLY option, then who's to say you should just give up and settle for something different that's available locally?


Follow these top tricks on how to get your foundation match perfectly when purchasing through the interweb. 


Know your undertones



(Photo from: VETLEOW)


Pull up your sleeves and check the colour of your veins. If they're bluish, then you have a cool undertone, and if they're green, then they're warm. Somewhere in between means that you can play it neutral. This will come in handy in checking whether you should go for pink-based, yellow-based, or flesh/beige-toned foundation.


Use Temptalia's Foundation Matrix as a reference




In purchasing foundation online, we advise that you do your research. One of the things we've done is going through this website and looking up a foundation shade that already matches our colour. It helps generate dupes, not just for shade-matching but also formula-wise. They have a wide variety of brands to choose from as your basis, whether it be drugstore or high-end, which makes this a good starting point to use as a reference.


Buy at least two shades


(Photo from: DollUpMari)


The safest bet to get your true match? Get a shade lighter or darker aside from the one closest your skintone. This will be great for mixing to tweak the shade you'll get, and can be used as an alternative to either illuminate or contour. No waste!


Make sure the seller is legit


(Photo from: VETLEOW)


If you're not directly buying from the brand's website, make sure you're purchasing from an authentic online seller, not only to make sure you're not wasting money, but also for your own safety. There are a lot of fake products circulating in the market, and if too steep or too cheap, then you might want to consider finding another seller. 


Cover photo from: TeawithMakeupMagic88



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