Beauty Writer Chia Ying Na's Favourites This October 2019
Kat Von D Lolita Por Vida Eyeshadow Palette, $81, Sephora
A palette that’s home to 18 shades of matte, shimmer, foil and super-glitter finishes that’s said to flatter every skin tone because it’s been created with just the right balance of undertones. For me, it’s been the perfect palette to create the berry-toned looks that I love and it gives me the flexibility to play around with different textures.
Chanel No. 5 Fragments D'or, $165
This rich body gel is perfect to lend some festive-spirited gold shimmer and scent your skin with the iconic No. 5 fragrance while moisturising it at the same time. What I love about it though, is that it doesn’t leave the skin feeling tacky or oily like body oils do.
Chanel Sublimage Le Savon de Soin, $121
One of four products in Chanel’s latest Sublimage cleansing line, this soap bar produces an amazingly scented, foamy lather which gently yet thoroughly cleanses the face. And with its skin-pampering new ingredients that are in the formulation, these products are much more than just cleansing products – they’re skincare too. Harungana extract, delicately detoxes the skin and antioxidant vanilla planifolia water works its protective magic on the skin.
Fenty Beauty Lil Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Liquid Lipstick in Underdawg, $24
From Fenty Beauty’s Tin$el Show Holiday Collection, this limited-edition long-wearing liquid lippie in a deep burgundy shade. It gets extra points for coming in such an adorable giftable ornament. And since dark lips have been having its moment on the SS20 runways, this is a perfect option to cop just to try your hand a deep lip colour.
Origins Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Advanced Face Serum, $138
As a sensitive skin girl, Origins’ Mega-Mushroom line has been something that I used to swear by because it almost instantly calms my usually reddish cheeks down and I recently rediscovered my love for this serum this month. Infused with calming Reishi mushroom and fermented Chaga, this serum strengthens the skin’s natural protective barrier and fortifies it against external irritants with repeated use.
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40, $62
This full-coverage matte foundation does it all. From shielding the skin from the sun’s harmful rays to hydrating and brightening the skin to correcting colour and concealing any blemishes – it’s got all the boxes checked out. And for that reason, it’s been my go-to foundation product for the majority of the month of October.
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation with SPF 40, $92
For days where you’re just looking for some light coverage so that your skin can take a well-deserved breather, reach for this lightweight (but buildable) foundation that’s infused with serum – so it’s no surprise that it feels as silky one. It’s also as skin-loving as a serum – what with cordyceps that replenish the skin cells’ natural energy; brightening bamboo grass extract; algae extract that tightens the pores and intensely-hydrating lychee extract.
Bvlgari Rose Goldea Blossom Delight Eau De Parfum, $189
An extension of the original Rose Goldea line of fragrances that was launched back in 2016, this one’s a musky rose scent. This bright fragrance encapsulates the gentle and fresh scent of blooming roses and it manages to make me feel sexy, sophisticated and feminine all at once.