There may still be two more months till the year officially comes to an end but being huge K-beauty junkies, we couldn’t help but suss out our favourite skincare and makeup products we have been loving this year. Here, the ones you need to get before the year ends.
#1: Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense, $105
This contains a cocktail of powerful ingredients such as antioxidant-rich plum blossom extracts, red pine and radiance pearl powder complex to repair damage, strengthen skin and gives your complexion a lit-from-within glow.
#2: Su:m37 Water-full CC Cushion Perfect Finish, $67
This is made with micro-blooming powders which help fade out the appearance of enlarged pores for a smooth, even finish. It is also great for oily and combination skin as it contains bamboo sap and snow lotus to hydrate skin while also controlling excess sebum production.
#3; Laneige Powder Fit Cushion, $40
With a new cream to powder formula, this is perfect for those with oily or combination skin. It is also infused with brightening and anti-wrinkle properties to treat skin and keep your complexion looking flawless throughout the day.
#4: Laneige Ideal Blush Duo in No. 2 Peach Mint, $39
How this works: layer the pink shade on top of the mint shade, which helps to correct yellow or red undertones, for a soft, rosy glow.
#5: The Face Shop Miracle Finish Anti-Darkening CUshion, $33
This features a unique formula that is said to last for up to 12 hours without settling into fine lines or oxidising. It also instantly brightens up dull skin, to create an overall more radiant appearance.
#6: Etude House Play 101 Stick Contour Duo in No. 3, $24
This comes with a gold and pink pearl shade to illuminate and brighten the high points of your face for a youthful-looking glow.
#7: Mamonde Highlight Lip Tint, $18 each
This applies wet but dries down to a beautiful semi-matte finish that feels weightless on your puckers for comfortable wear. It is also highly pigmented so you only need one swipe for a high-colour payoff.
#8: Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink, $15 each
Available in five different shades, this lip tint feels super lightweight on your puckers and is extremely pigmented. It is also long-lasting and hydrating.
#9: Too Cool For School Art Class By Rodin Shading, $17.30, www.lazada.sg
This soft powder blends onto your skin like a dream and can be used to contour your cheekbones, nose and even hairline.
#10: 3CE Skin Tone Control Primer, $36, Sephora
This colour correcting primer preps the face and regulates facial oil to ensure your base makeup stays put throughout the day. It also helps to correct uneven skin tone and brightens overall complexion.
#11: Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Re-Cover, $77, Sephora
This green-to-beige colour correcting treatment corrects redness, conceals blemishes and protects skin from environmental aggressors. It is also formulated with tiger grass, an active ingredient used for centuries to restore and support damaged skin and inflammation.
#12: Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pads, $18.90, www.lazada.sg
Each box contains 70 pads, which have been pre-soaked with a solution containing hyaluronic acid and natural BHA to hydrate and remove dead skin cells.
#13: Mamonde Rose Water Toner, $38
Suitable for sensitive or dry skin, this contains 98.9 per cent of Bulgarian damask rose water to deliver optimum moisture to skin.
#14: Etude House Soon Jung 5.5 Relief Toner, $28.90
Formulated with medicinal scutellaria baicalensis root extract, this toner helps to soothe and calm sensitive and/or stressed skin.
#15: Laneige Fresh Calming Morning Mask, $38
This unique mask dispenses as foam but melts into a watery emulsion upon application. It is infused with litchi extract and deep sea water to hydrate and soothe skin. Apply it before putting on makeup as it also doubles up as a primer.
#16: The History of Whoo Bichup Self-Generating Anti Aging Essence, $332
This is formulated with a variety of powerful ingredients to improve skin cell regeneration, diminish signs of ageing and provides sufficient moisture to achieve a plumper, more youthful-looking skin.
#17: Caolion Premium Blackhead Pore Pack, $39
Ideal for all skin types, this contains 100 per cent natural sparkling water, charcoal powder and micro-oxygen bubbles that gently cleanse pores to remove dead skin cells while at the same time, hydrates skin.
#18: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask, $13 each
The Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask range features seven different masks designed to address various common skin concerns. Although it can be used alone, these masks were made to give you a customised treatment by applying the different variations, each with a specific function, onto different parts of your face.
#19: Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask, $148 for a box of five
This anti-ageing mask is formulated with a cocktail of powerful ingredients such as ginseng root extract and ginseng flower extract to boost collagen and hyaluronic acid production and increases skin’s defensive properties.
#20: Blithe Blue Zone Marine Intensive Mask (Abalone), $46 for a box of eight
This hydrating sheet mask contains abalone extract with minerals, proteins, and amino acids to protect even the most sensitive of skin. It is also formulated with marine collagen and hyaluronic acid to ensure your skin gets the moisture it needs.
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