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Beauty Essentials You Need For Your Video Con Calls

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As we learn to adjust to a current version of normal that involves working from home instead of the office, chances are that we’ll be required to attend a video con call sooner or later. Whether you’re preparing for a major presentation over Skype or hosting an important Zoom meeting to discuss business opportunities with a potential client, you should show up looking fresh-faced and prepared in order to leave a positive, lasting impression.

Here are the essentials you need to look picture-perfect for the screen:


Bioderma’s soothing Sensibio Makeup Removing Micellar Water and Cleanser are just what you need to keep your skin feeling soft and comfortable after a day of makeup.

Pick up their Guardian-exclusive Sensibio H2O 25th Anniversary limited edition set (SGD39.90), which includes a 500ml and 100ml bottle of the Sensibio cleanser as well as a cotton pad and bud vanity case.

Bvlgari Parfums

We believe that the right fragrance has the ability to uplift our moods in an instant. Ahead of your next meeting, consider applying Bvlgari’s Omnia Golden Citrine eau de toilette (SGD149) onto your pulse points. 

Stand to receive a complimentary 5-piece Omnialandia Gift, a Purse Spray and a Pompom when you spend a minimum of SGD149 from the Tangs website.


Your skin still needs its daily dose of vitamin C and protection even when you’re indoors. The Clarins Bright Plus Advanced Brightening Dark Spot-Targeting Serum (SGD136) helps you to target pesky dark spots caused by pollution and works on all skin types.

Stand to receive a two-piece gift worth SGD39 with every purchase of the serum.


Get those pearly whites gleaming with the Darlie All Shiny White Baking Soda Whitening Toothpaste for your next con call. In just 14 days, its gentle yet powerful formula made with fluoride and cold-pressed coconut oil delicately smooths uneven surfaces and removes stain build-up on your teeth for a visibly whiter smile.


Say goodbye to your dry hair woes with Dove's Detox Nourishment Shampoo. Infused with micellar water and Himalayan pink salt, its gentle and paraben-free formula is made to detoxify your scalp and nourish your hair. Purchase the bundle pack (shampoo and conditioner) and get 15 per cent off on Shopee until 31 May.


Achieve a luscious yet natural-looking pout by gliding on Hera’s Sensual Spicy Nude Balm (SGD43) in the shade of ‘Naked Almond’ over your lips.

This plumping lipstick boasts a creamy soft and rich balm formula that's non-sticky, so you'll feel comfortable even after a full day of back-to-back meetings.

Jo Malone London

Bring in the scents of spring into your home with the Jo Malone London Blossom Collection. The refreshing aromas of vibrant citrus fruits and serene fresh blooms create a secret garden right with every bottle.

You can shop the Blossom Collection through the Jo Malone London Home Delivery Service and

Lux Luminique

Recharge your hair with a boost of moisture from the Lux Luminique Moist Charge. Its luxurious silicone-free formula gently cleanses your hair and scalp. Formulated with a jojoba, avocado and marula oil blend, this will make your hair thoroughly cleansed and beautifully hydrated. Get 12 per cent off your purchase.

M.A.C Cosmetics

A little spritz goes a long way. Set your makeup with the brand’s cult-favourite hydrating Prep + Prime Fix+ Mist (SGD37) before hitting the ‘accept call’ button.

This holy grail of hydrating mists is also our secret to staying alert and radiant whenever we’re met with a serious case of post-lunch ‘food coma’.


Bedhead, be gone! Give your locks all the TLC they need with the Pantene Pro-V Miracles Vita Fusion Dual-Active Oil Serum (SGD29.90). This serum keeps your hair smelling fresh and provides it with next-level moisture and shine. Enjoy 20 per cent off of this product on Guardian.

P.S. This serum has also been shortlisted for our Clozette Beauty Awards. Learn more here.


Feeling lacklustre after pulling a few all-nighters? Swipe on a matte lipstick from Revlon’s all-new Super Lustrous Luscious range (SGD18.90 each) to appear more awake and vibrant for your 9AM meetings.

These matte lipsticks are non-drying, lightweight and feel velvety smooth on your lips.


Forget the hair salon – Tsubaki's Premium Hair Mask to the rescue! It's made with rich Innovative Permeation Technology with Camellia Oil and Royal Jelly that deeply penetrates into the hair to provide and lock in nutrients for sustained effects of salon treatment – with zero waiting time at the comfort of your home. Purchase three jars for only SGD41.70.

Which of these beauty essentials will you be adding to cart? Don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated and get ample rest too — they are equally as important in helping you look your best both on and off-screen.