Best Beauty Products Worth Spending Your Ang Bao Money On

by Joyce Cheo
LIFESTYLE  |  February 06, 2019
  • Nars Super Radiant Booster ($52)
    1 / 9 Nars Super Radiant Booster ($52)

    Give your complexion an added glow with this limited edition radiance booster. With a lightweight, sheer rose-gold tint, it enhances the luminosity of all skin tones. Mix into your favourite foundation for an all-over glow or dab lightly on the high planes of your face for a multi-dimensional effect.

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  • WASO Silky Smooth Mochi Mask ($15)
    2 / 9 WASO Silky Smooth Mochi Mask ($15)

    Packaged like a takeout container, you’ll be in for a sensorial treat with this DIY mask. All you have to do is mix the powder and liquid sachets together and stir to create a bouncy blob. Spread it all over cleansed and dry skin and let ingredients like hydrolysed rice and citrus peel extracts work on your skin. It also has a gentle warming sensation which helps to stimulate microcirculation. Rinse off thoroughly after five minutes to reveal brighter, plumper skin.

    Available exclusively at Sephora

    (Also read: 6 Ways To Reduce Shine For Oily Skin)

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  • Bio-Essence Bio-Gold Eye Power Illuminator ($36.90)
    3 / 9 Bio-Essence Bio-Gold Eye Power Illuminator ($36.90)

    Targeting early signs of ageing around the delicate eye area, this illuminating eye cream is a blend of 24-karat Bio-Gold flakes and potent antioxidants to brighten, decongest and hydrate the eye contours. It also features the brand’s latest patented BioEnergy ComplexTM, which accelerates skin regeneration for improved firmness.

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  • Allies Of Skin Triple Hyaluronic Antioxidant Hydration Serum ($105 for 30ml)
    4 / 9 Allies Of Skin Triple Hyaluronic Antioxidant Hydration Serum ($105 for 30ml)

    While hydration and antioxidants are the basics for healthy skin, this not-so-basic serum works overtime to intensely hydrate and protect your skin against the hazardous effects of free radicals. Thanks to its supercharged formula which consists of three forms of Hyaluronic Acid, Resveratrol Ferment, Superoxide Dismutase and multiple plant-based antioxidants, your skin is plumper and brighter. Plus, it also contains niacinamide and phospholipids to further protect and strengthen skin, keeping it in tip-top condition.

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  • Hera Sensual Intense Velvet ($43)
    5 / 9 Hera Sensual Intense Velvet ($43)

    If you want a matte finish without the dryness, this is your best bet. Using its Elastomer technology, fine lines and wrinkles are plumped so lips look soft and smooth. Plus, the formula is saturated with vibrant pigments which apply evenly without streaking and feels comfortable all day long. We also love the uniquely shaped applicator tip which makes it easy to control, regardless of whether you prefer a full lip effect or a graduated finish.

    (Also read: 8 Flattering Red Lip Colours That Look Good on Literally Everyone)

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  • Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin ($72)
    6 / 9 Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin ($72)

    Dealing with faded, smudged and dull foundation will become a thing of the past with this mattifying foundation. Thanks to its Flexi Fit Complex, this full-coverage option remains weightless on the skin as it adapts to every facial movement, doesn’t cake and provides a velvety matte finish which lasts all day.

    (Also read: The Best Pressed Powders To Refresh Your Makeup And Reduce Shine)

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  • Guerlain Meteorites Compact ($95)
    7 / 9 Guerlain Meteorites Compact ($95)

    Fans of Guerlain will be no strangers to its iconic Meteorites Pearls, which colour corrects the complexion and imparts a lit-from-within glow. Now, you can get the same enviable glow in a pressed powder format. Available in three colour combinations, simply sweep it all over the face after foundation application to set your makeup while enhancing your skin’s natural radiance.

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  • Clinique Fresh Pressed Clinical 1+1 System ($52)
    8 / 9 Clinique Fresh Pressed Clinical 1+1 System ($52)

    Make the most of your routine with this comprehensive yet fuss-free skincare system. Comprising two serum boosters, the one containing vitamin C is designed to be used in the day for its potent antioxidant and collagen-building capabilities while the one containing retinol helps to give your complexion an overhaul overnight as you sleep. All you have to do is to mix two to three drops of each serum into your regular moisturiser for smoother, brighter and firmer skin over time.

    (Also read: 5 Things You Need To Know About Adding Retinol To Your Skincare Routine)

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  • Sofina Est The Lotion ($98 for 140ml)
    9 / 9 Sofina Est The Lotion ($98 for 140ml)

    Healthy skin starts with ample hydration so improve your skin’s ability to retain moisture with this lightweight skincare lotion. Formulated to kickstart sluggish cellular metabolism, it accelerates skin’s self-renewal capacity, including restoring skin’s barrier function for a well-balanced complexion.

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