Truth: as summer heats up, our faces and all its work of art sweats off. Heavy skincare is the last thing we need to sit on our skin so we’re opting for lighter formulations that pack all the benefits. And as for makeup, anything natural, dewy and sweat-proof goes a long way. For our favourites this month, we’re highlighting products that fit the summer beauty bill, from Korean skincare experts History of Whoo to Marc Jacobs Beauty’s coconut obsessions.
A full-on skincare routine requires patience, consistency and time. So if you’ve got a couple extra minutes to spare, we highly recommend adding a Foreo cleansing device to your daily regimen. The latest from Foreo is the Luna 3, which claims to be the softest skincare device in the market while also offering a targeted, personalised, firming and toning facial. It’s like a mini workout for your face that leaves your skin feeling surprisingly cleaner and plump. Trust us.
Hands up if you’ve ever had eyeliner and mascara running down your face on a really hot day. The caviar collection from Laura Mercier combats that very dilemma with its latest Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara (MYR 105) and Caviar Intense Ink Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner (MYR 115). The mascara is formulated using the Caviar Care Complex that helps nourish and hydrate the lashes to keep them from getting dried out and flaking off, and its special Lash-Hugging Helix Brush has gentle hollow fibers that prevent clumping. Couple that with the intensely pigmented liquid eye liner that’s transfer-resistant and definitely waterproof.
Korean skincare has and will be all the rage for a foreseeable future, so if you can’t trust the beauty secrets of the Korean royal court, who can you trust? History of Whoo products are also used as South Korea’s diplomatic gifts presented by their president. Its signature product is the Bichup Self-Generating Anti-Ageing Essence that targets the fundamental causes of skin issues with a blend of modern science and oriental herbal medicine. The essence is now available as a special edition set.
A number of brands have just been introduced in Sephora locally, and we might be most excited for Frank Body. Arguably the pioneers of coffee scrubs, Frank Body infuses goodies like oils, coconut and chocolate for skin that looks, feels, and smells great. It’s gentle enough not to hurt your skin yet exfoliates thoroughly and effectively, a win-win all around.