In this week’s beauty #glossip, free IPL Brazilians from Strip, H&M’s spring makeup and Huda Beauty’s new highlighter palette
We get it – it’s tough keeping up with what’s hot right now in the beauty world, but if you want to know everything that’s hot right now in Singapore, you’re in the right place. This week, the spotlight’s on Huda Beauty’s new covet-worthy highlighters, STRIP’s Free Brazilian Grooming Day, Luxasia’s cool #buildyourownbox pop-up store and more.
Strip wants your hair
There’s no denying that Strip is home to the hair removal gurus of Singapore – it was, after all, the pioneer of the Brazilian wax in Singapore. Living up to its title as the Ministry of Waxing, Strip is on a mission to trim the garden city, ‘one bush at a time’. As part of its We Want Your Hair campaign, there are special deals for everyone. Mark your calendars for March 18 ladies – that’s when the next STRIP Free Brazilian Grooming Day is happening at Plaza Singapura. The first 100 in line will enjoy free IPL Brazilians while the 101th-200th people in line will receive goodie bags with products and vouchers worth $88. Plus, we hear there’s an exclusive deal for our readers on the event day: Quote ‘Honeycombers’ when you register to receive an additional gift of Malin+Geotz face care (worth $68).
The next Strip Free Brazilian Grooming Day is happening on March 18 at Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839.
#Buildyourownbox with Luxasia
Obsessed with all things beauty? So are we. Which is why we rejoiced when we got wind of Luxasia’s #buildyourownbox pop-up-store. Here’s how it works: Choose between a MiniLux box ($25 for three basic and two premium items) or a SuperLux box ($45 for five basic and four premium items) and fill it up with high-end travel-sized beauty products of your choice. Then, take personalisation a step further by decorating your box with fancy stamps and stickers. But the fun doesn’t stop there – an array of beauty services like eyebrow trimming, blowouts, express manis and facials are available on-site to help you look and feel fab in a jiffy.
Luxasia’s #buildyourownbox is happening at Suntec City Mall, North Atrium Tower 2, #01-505, Open 10am-930pm daily.
Spring has come to H&M beauty
Since H&M beauty’s launch in Singapore, its products have been slowly creeping into our makeup bags. We can’t wait to update our look with the brand’s new spring launches. Instead of highlighting a single look, the collection celebrates individuality and diverse beauty looks – think statement lips in showstopping shades and extreme textures as well as eyeshadows in neutral shades and bold eyeliners. Also keep your eyes peeled for the Limited Edition face collection; it promises to create a flawless base with a colour-correcting concealer palette, cushion foundations and a refreshing face mist to instantly hydrate skin.
Shop H&M Beauty at its locations in Orchard Building and One Raffles Place, Prices start from S$7.90 for lip crayons and pencils, S$14.90 for lipsticks, S$9.90 for single eyeshadows, S$17.90 for skin illuminators and S$19.90 for foundation quads.
Next level glow: Huda Beauty’s 3D highlighter palette
When Huda Kattan (fondly known as Huda Beauty) first teased her highlighting palette on Instagram months ago, the beauty world went nuts. Last week, the social media beauty star finally revealed all the details and it looks set to be a game-changer. As an homage to her famous tip of layering coconut oil under powder highlighter to minimise pores, the palette is enriched with shea butter for a smooth makeup application. Take note that there’s a certain order to create the perfect three-dimensional glow. First, tap the the creamiest highlighter onto the highest points of face, then set with the lightest powdered shade. Next, sculpt your cheekbones with the darkest shade and sweep the rosy highlight on the apples of your cheeks for a natural flush.
The Huda Beauty new 3D highlighter palette will be available from mid-April on shophudabeauty.com.
Oil-free skin for eight hours with Murad’s new blotting compact cushion
Are you someone who’s always worried about looking oily halfway through the day? If your answer is yes, then you need to try the new Murad MattEffect Blotting Perfector ($68). This isn’t your average compact cushion; the sheer pink liquid formula contains marshmallow powder to absorb excess sebum while the nutrient-rich French Green clay extract soaks up excess oil. We also love that the antimicrobial applicator doesn’t smudge your makeup application and lowers your skin temperature so it has a refreshing effect.
Murad’s MattEffect Blotting Perfector is now available at all Sephora outlets, Robinsons the Heeren, and BHG Jurong from mid-April 2017.