The most trying step in one's beauty routine is getting that eyeshadow look on-point. From mastering the art of blending to coming up with creative shade mixes that pop at first glance, trust us when we say that it's no easy feat! This is why for today's curation, we decided to give a nod to some of the most gorgeous eyeshadow looks from the Community that we can all learn a trick or two from.
Australia is known for its scenic views and delectable chocolates. But for beauty aficionados, the sights are set on a different direction, and that’s towards the beauty isle. There are many beloved beauty brands that actually come from Australia. And the best part is you can get them for much cheaper while vacationing Down Under than your local supplier. Here’s what to put in your to-buy list when you’re in Oz.
Established in 1987 in Melbourne, Aesop is known for effective plant-based skin, hair and body products. If you want to get your hands on their bestsellers, including the Parsley Seed Antioxidant Facial Toner and the Primrose Hydrating Facial Cream, head to their stores scattered around Australia.
Known for their face and eyeshadow palettes, BYS Cosmetics has gained a following for their wide selection of products. Give their bestsellers and explore their new offerings including the All Day Wear Foundation and the Pure Silk Liquid Highlighter for a fraction of what re-sellers offer them for during your vacation.
Jurlique is a natural beauty brand born and raised in Australia; all of their products use ingredients harvested from the brand’s own farm in Adelaide Hills. They’ve been championing natural beauty for 30 years now and have gained cult-like following because of their Rosewater Balancing Mist and Herbal Recovery Signature Serum. Try out their products to see if you’ll get their promised radiant glow for cheaper when you visit one of their five standalone stores in Australia or their many stockists.
While Lucas Papaw isn’t exactly a beauty brand, their ointment has already hit holy-grail status for many. It’s popular worldwide, but definitely hoard a few tubes of this miracle worker during your vacation. You’ll find it handy to use while travelling, too, because they’re great for moisturising, treating sunburns or cuts and other booboos you may get while on a trip.
Created by supermodel Miranda Kerr, Kora Organics’ products are certified organic and natural. With key ingredients handpicked by Kerr herself, you can take your swing at getting that coveted model’s glow using her products. Among the brand’s bestsellers are Noni Glow Face Oil and Turmeric Brightening and Exfoliating Mask that can be bought for much cheaper when you buy from Kora Organics’ brick and mortar outlets or even through Sephora in Australia.
The holiday season is upon us again and with it comes festive beauty launches that are sure to catch your fancy. These goodies can be the perfect gift for your best gals or just a year-end treat for yourself. From cute nature-themed skincare sets to exquisite fragrances, here are the latest releases that you should check out.
The Body Shop Christmas Collection
Olivia The Owl, SGD36/~USD26.18; Liquid Eye Shadow, SGD18/~USD13.09; Star Stamp Liner, SGD20/~USD14.55; Colour Crush Lipsticks, SGD22/~USD16; The Sparkler, SGD28/~USD20.36
You can always count on The Body Shop to unveil cute packaging and fun limited edition items for the holidays. This year, we have Olivia The Owl, which is filled with six treats in strawberry and coconut variants: shower gel, bath bomb, hand cream, shower cream, bath bubble and hand cream. For makeup, we have the Winter Trend makeup collection, which includes The Sparkler in pink, three limited edition sparkling shades of Colour Crush lipsticks, liquid eyeshadows in gold, plum and holographic, plus a Star Stamp liner.
The New Lancôme Absolue
Absolue Soft Cream, SGD450/~USD327.28 (tub), SGD360/~USD261.83 (refill); Absolue Rich Cream, SGD480/~USD349.10 (tub), SGD380/~USD276.37 (refill)
Lancôme reinvents Absolue, the brand's most luxurious skincare range. Starting with the packaging, a new container is developed to be suitable for product refills. It retains the same opulence as the previous jar but is now more resilient and eco-friendly. Next is the texture, which has been refined for a more luxurious and comfortable experience. Finally, the improved formula features The Grand Rose Extracts that are made with a complex of roses and promises amplified regenerating, revitalising and illuminating properties for the skin.
Dior J’adore Absolu Eau de Parfum
USD110 (Spray 1.7 oz)
Behold the latest fragrance from J’adore Parfum line — the J’adore Absolu Eau de Parfum. It's a sweet, floral perfume with notes of Magnolia Absolute, Grasse Jasmine, Rose and Honeyed Orange Blossom. Encased in an elegantly designed bottle, this lush, full-bodied perfume is made for anyone who adores aromatic scents.
Estée Lauder Beautiful Belle
A modern reinterpretation of Beautiful, their bestselling heritage perfume, Beautiful Belle is created for the modern woman who wants her fragrance to be as carefree and confident as she is. It's a floral oriental hybrid that features sparkling notes of Lychee, Mimosa and Marzipan Musk. A lightweight fragrance that's perfect for lifting up your mood. It's now available at Sephora and Estée Lauder stores.
Amo Ferragamo & Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo
Amo Ferragamo, SGD166/~USD120.73; Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo, SGD158/~USD114.91
To spice things up, Salvatore Ferragamo Creative Director Paul Andrew dresses up Amo Ferragamo and Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo perfumes in holiday limited edition patent black and striking gold studs. Considering to give one of these to your best gals? Pick Amo Ferragamo for the friend who loves intense, tangy scents with floral accents. And for the one who adores sweet, creamy aromas, the Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo is a perfect choice.
Don't miss last month's launches! Check them out here.