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Feather-light Heavyweights

On days where your lightweight creams and gel moisturisers are just not enough, slather on a richer moisturiser that gives the skin deep hydration without leaving it sticky or greasy.

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Innisfree Orchid Enriched Cream, $43 (50ml), is made with antioxidant-rich Jeju Orchid extracts from a rare purple-coloured orchid, only found on Jeju Island in Korea, to firm up and brighten skin.

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Pond's Age Miracle Firm and Lift Day Cream SPF 30 PA+++, $39.90 (50ml), plumps up skin to reduce the look of wrinkles, and firms and tightens sagging skin for more defined facial contours.


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Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Or Rouge Creme, $559 (50ml), renews skin for a smoother texture, reduces the look of wrinkles, firms and lifts sagging skin, and improves the evenness and radiance of your complexion with saffron extract and nourishing oils.

Get a Fast Moisture Boost

No matter your skin type, you need adequate moisture levels for your skin to function at its best. Try these reformulated serums:

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Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum, $125 (30ml), comes in a super-lightweight gel texture where micro-droplets of active ingredients are no longer encapsulated - this enables the ingredients like blue ginger and camellia extracts to go straight into the layers of your skin, to protect it against free radicals and keep it hydrated for up to 24 hours.

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Dior Capture Totale Le Serum, $210 (30ml), $280 (50ml), melts into your skin instantly to leave it moisturised and plumped up with molecules, now 60 per cent smaller, which allows the serum to penetrate deeper into the skin. It also comes with an improved longoza extract to boost skin regeneration and counter wrinkle formation.

The Only Nude Palette You'll Ever Need

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Shu Uemura Shu:palette, $160, offers 13 pressed powder eyeshadow shades of light, medium and dark nudes, and a black, an olive green and a dark blue hue, to let you create multiple looks. They come in six different textures to create finishes like matte, metallic, shimmer and glitter. This palette also comes with a double-ended eyeshadow brush for easy use.

Colour Play

Chez Vous Ikebana Colour Series, from $500, at Chez Vous, #05-05 Ngee Ann City, tel: 6732-9388,

WHAT Unlike the conventional application of hair colour dyes where sections of hair are wrapped in foil to produce an orderly, grid-like effect, the Ikebana Colour Series by Chez Vous uses the balaombre colouring method.

It's a combination of the following techniques: balayage free-hand highlighting, ombre for a gradual blend of colour and Redken Blur Brush for a seamless look.

You may discuss your colour preferences with your hairstylist, and opt for ammonia hair dyes, which take a shorter time to process and cost less, or ammonia-free colours that require at least 35 minutes to work.

VERDICT "I like the ash-green-honey colours done on my hair - it complements my skin tone, the colours were obvious but not overly bold, and this new look makes me look fresher and more modern!" - Delle Chan, features writer

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