Beauty Writer Sofia Kim's Favourite Products For The Month Of October
#1: Hera Lip Polish and Mask in Pink Lemonade, $38
I have been travelling a lot in October and this lip mask and polish duo has been an essential item in my travel beauty bag. It comes with an exfoliator on one end and a lip mask on the other. I apply both at night and just the lip mask in the morning to achieve soft, supple lips. I also really love the formula and how it does not feel heavy or greasy on my puckers.
This has officially become a must-have item in my bag. It comes in a 100ml bottle so it’s perfect to throw into your carry-on. I spritz it on my face whenever my skin feels dry and tight in the plane, as well as around my seat to freshen up the air. Besides just hydrating my skin, I love the citrus scent. It helps calm me down and it is very relaxing as well.
Late night outs and tons of travelling just means puffy peepers and eye bags. To help combat that, I have been using this eye cream, which is formulated with extracts of yarrow, Japanese cedar bud and beech tree bud to treat signs of ageing, as well as brighten and de-puff.
#4: Chanel Collection Libre Le Lion de Chanel, $103
Not only does this have an image of lion embossed onto the product, it also imparts a luminous sheen to your skin.
#5: Nars Climax Mascara, $42
All I need is about two to three coats of this for me to achieve voluminous, dense lashes. It is made with the brand’s Lash Moisture Complex, which helps to lift and build lashes without clumping, smudging or weighing them down.
#6: Shu Uemura Matte Supreme in BR02, $43
This feels and wears exactly like an ink, which is why I have been using it on repeat. It is lightweight, non-drying and super easy to use. Thanks to its Clearlast Polymer, it has a formula that prevents colour bleeding and stays on through the day.
I may be late to the game with this setting spray but ever since I started using it, I can’t stop. I usually have makeup on for more than 12 hours and this really helps to hold it together in place. Its unique formula helps o lower down the skin’s temperature to prolong makeup wear.
#8: Dior Joy Eau de Parfum, $240
Not overly sweet, this has become my go-to scent. It smells refreshing, light and cheerful (as its name suggests) thanks to a blend of rose and jasmine. It also contains sandalwood, patchouli, cedarwood and musk accord surfaces, leaving behind a sensual trail on your skin.
#9: Cartier Carat Parfum, $214
Another fragrance I have been reaching out for is Cartier’s Carat Parfum. Its fresh, slightly sweet and pleasant scent is made with a variety of different ingredients like violet, iris, hyacinth, ylang, daffodil, honeysuckle and tulip.