… cos seriously, the last thing you want is for your fourth aunt on your mum’s side to comment on how tired you look.
If they’re not asking about your job, relationship status, or when you’re going to get married, those pesky relatives you only see once a year might somehow find it socially acceptable to make a comment about how you’ve put on/lost some weight, or how you’ve aged. So, seriously, what better time than now to head to Escentials to update your beauty stash so they’re got one less thing to comment on?
If … you need a quick fix for dull skin, stat
Go for … Glamglow Flashmud Brightening Treatment, $92
Perhaps the question you should be asking is, “What CAN’T this product do?” This treatment takes a multi-targeted approach to address all the causes of skin dullness. Powerful active ingredients promise not only to improve your skin’s radiance, but also to colour correct (great for when you’re looking a little sallow) and also to take away the greyness of “evening skintone”. The best part? You don’t have to wait too long to see results. Simply use it three days in a row to see almost instant improvement, then two or three times a week after that for maintenance. Suitable for all skin types and tones.
For longer-term brightening results, try using Strivectin Intensive Illuminating Serum, $135, daily. This serum takes a three-pronged approach to tackle the formation of melanin as its activation, production and transference phases. Lightweight in texture, it’s been clinically proven to diminish dullness, lessen dark spots, even out the skin tone and increase skin’s luminosity.
If … you want to get away with wearing dark coloured clothes
Try … Lipstick Queen Seven Deadly Sins, $37
We get it. If you’re a strict wearer of black clothes, there’s probably not much we can say or do to convince you to add a neon option to your wardrobe. To prevent Mum from nagging (too much) about wearing dark colours for CNY, why not lighten up your look with a product that requires far less commitment, like one of these gorgeous glosses? Although these look highly pigmented (and they are!), they have a lightweight, serum-like texture that won’t feel sticky on your lips. We recommend the following shades (featured above) for the best nag-proof results: Fuchsia, red-coral and nude pink.
If … you’re on the lookout to “wear” something Asian inspired, but not keen on wearing a cheongsam
Try … Memo Inle EDP, $248
The perfumer who who created this was inspired by the Inle lake in Myanmar. We like it because while it has floral notes of osmanthus and jasmine absolute, it’s also grounded in musk, mint essence and bergamot, so while pretty, it’s not overpoweringly feminine. A wonderful scent that would take you from day to night.
All the products featured in this post are available at Escentials.
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