A new year is always a good time and excuse to spring clean and revamp your beauty box. Toss out anything that’s expired and that you don’t love or use anymore, and consider trying something different. Here are our picks on favourites from Sephora that simply work, and that your skin and face won’t regret using.
1. shu uemura Ultime8∞ Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil
shu uemura is the original cleansing oil that all other cleansing oils followed after. There are several variants of this cleanser [read here to discover the range], and one of the most popular versions is the ultime8 — it’s the anti-ageing formula that doesn’t just perfectly remove dirt and makeup, but also nourishes the skin, creating a beautifully smooth and soft complexion after every wash. This is a super cult item and an absolute must-try if you’ve never tried it before.
$168 for 450ml / $66 for 150ml / $19 for 50ml, from Sephora.sg.
2. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy
You can’t get a better lip balm than this one from Fresh. It’s moisturising, not sticky on lips, long-lasting and clear — so you can use this before any lip colour, before bed, or on your man.
$39, from SEPHORA.SG.
3. clé de peau beauté Concealer
This stick concealer has garnered a strong fan base and cult following due to its creamy texture that just glides on and sinks into skin, and its amazing ability to cover all sorts of blemishes like magic. It arrived on Sephora’s online store last July, and appears to currently be sold out at the time of writing — which says everything about how good this product is.
$105, available from SEPHORA.SG.
4. Gucci Mascara L’Obscur 1 Eve Black
Gucci’s mascara is one of the best we’ve tried; it sweeps on easily, comes out an intense, glossy black, and keeps the eyelash curl from falling down straight. The formula is also buildable so you can apply just a slick of mascara, or pile it on for a heavier, doll-like look. Well worth the money.
$56, from SEPHORA.SG.
5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette
The colours in this palette are gorgeous and are incredibly pigmented. We love the combination of nudes, metallic, shimmer and matte shades that are all universally flattering, and that the palette comes with its own dual-ended eyeshadow brush. There’s a mini version of this palette as well that’s perfect for popping into your bag to bring out with you.
$81, from Sephora.sg.
6. Dior Forever Couture Perfect Cushion Luminous Matte And Glow Foundation
This popular cushion is like a liquid foundation in a slim compact, with a formula that provides a luminous, but still matte finish. It looks natural on skin, but still “perfects” it evening out the complexion. This special edition comes in a case with a houndstooth pattern, which has Dior fans and collectors snapping it up — hence the wait list. If you were lucky enough to get your hands on this cushion, well done.
$105, from SEPHORA.SG.
7. Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Hand And Body Wash
This stuff smells amazing; the eucalyptus scent is uplifting and will improve your mood instantly. The product comes out in a gel texture and foams beautifully under water. If you have a bath tub, create a foamy bath for yourself and just soak it in after a long, tiring day.
$39 (250ml), from Sephora.sg.
8. GHD Oval Dressing Brush
Believe it or not, this is the best hair brush in the world. It untangles and smooths down mid to long length hair, and does so without snagging the hair and causing pain. The bristles are made from an anti-static nylon material that helps to distribute the hair’s natural conditioning oils along the hair shaft, so after brushing with this, your hair will get naturally shinier and smoother. It’s a good investment too because the brush is really well-made and will last you forever if you take care of it (ie. don’t let the kids throw it around).
$50, from Sephora.sg.
Sephora’s Best Of Beauty 2021
This month, Sephora also celebrates their best sellers from 2021! It was a hard list to narrow down, but these are the ones that have captured the hearts (and wallets) of Singaporeans. So if you need more recommendations on what to buy and try this new year, you can’t go wrong with any of these tried-and-tested items.
[Roll over the images for item description, and Click on them to shop.]
Exclusively for Beauty Pass Members
Especially for Sephora Beauty Pass Members, if you make a purchase on selected “Best of” brands, you get a free bestseller deluxe sample. For online purchases, no code is needed and the gift will automatically be added to checkout. These are the brands that are participating and the deluxe gift you’ll receive when you shop:
Shop Sephora’s Best Of Beauty 2021 online at SEPHORA.SG.