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Korean Beauty Products Singapore

Sephora Is Going For Korean Beauty Products: 3 New Brands!

Hey hey hey! Have you guys been to Sephora recently? Did you know that three new Korean skincare brands have just landed on Sephora Singapore shelves? Last weekend I was on my weekly beauty tour to Sephora, at first glance I thought that I mistakenly entered the backstage of K-pop!

Korean Beauty Products Singapore

Posters of Cute Korean girls all over the place with colorful hair and creative makeup looks. Everything was loudly screaming K-beauty and that did not make me anything but more curious to know what the hype is all about. I walked my way through the sections trying to spot what’s new and thought of sharing it with you all. So let us get started ūüôā

BLITHE

Korean Beauty Products Singapore

A wide range of this south Korean brand is available at Sephora now. Their products are known for innovative formulations that have been causing a hit lately, especially the much raved about Patting Splash Masks. Not to forget the Crystal Ice Plant Pressed Serum which supposes to combine the two cooling hydration and pore-minimizing benefits. I never tried any of their products yet, but have got my eye on some ūüėČ

Caolion

Korean Beauty Products Singapore

Another Korean skincare brand can be found at Sephora, Caolion all-natural products are full of new formulations Aiming to awaken the natural beauty of the skin. The star product of the brand is the Pore Foam Cleanser Duo, the cleanser has the power of steam to deep cleanse pores and a cooling foam to refresh and tighten pores. In addition to that, Caolion is famous for the Pore Original Pack which promises to draw out impurities and tighten pores. I myself have a major skin concern with enlarged pore .. maybe I finally find my cure at Caolion?! Will try and see ūüėČ

Kocostar

This Korean cosmetic star produces only creative masks, yeah all mask series from hair to toe beyond your imagination. Their philosophy is to make affordable salon quality products that can be easily used at home. Have you seen a mask that comes in Slices like real cut cucumbers? Kocostar interesting and fun Slice Mask Sheet comes in four flavors .. sorry meant “types” ? lemon, watermelon, cucumber and tomato slices to apply on areas we want to target! Who can’t fall for Korean beauty craze ah?

kocostar Korean masks

Undoubtedly, Sephora’s love towards k-beauty is growing stronger and stronger over time. Being more accurate It is not only Sephora but more likely Western companies started to navigate towards Asian beauty innovations, especially Korean ones. The well-known Boots has recently extended over more k-beauty additions like Skinfood and Caolion too.

So that’s for my little tour. Hope that my fellow makeup artist in Singapore find it helpful! If anyone has tried any good products from the new Korean brands available at Sephora, share your opinion down in the comments!

Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.

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Clarins Double Serum Singapore

Youth Booster Express Service At Clarins Singapore

Under the Slogan ” Youth is timeless”, Forget about passing time.. And let Double Serum take care of your youth.

I was lucky to indulge in the 30-min Youth Booster service organized by Clarins Singapore to discover their latest anti-aging solutions. When I arrived at their special booth at Paragon mall, The beauty specialist started out by cleaning my skin gently using Clarins Water Comfort One-stop Cleanser, this cleanser is rinse-free formula and instantly removed all makeup that I was wearing.

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She Spread evenly a generous amount of Clarins Extra-Firming Mask on my face and left it for 10 minutes. This mask has cream-gel texture with relaxing mauve color. It helped visibly in smoothing my stress lines, restoring firmness and reviving my face radiance.

I must not forget to mention that while waiting for the ten minutes to pass, the beauty specialist gave my a very relaxing arm and hand massage using Hand And Nail Treatment Cream. A rich moisturizing cream with Shea that softens hands and strengthens nails as she explained.

After cleaning what left of the mask on my face by a cotton pad soaked with White Plus Brightening Pure Aqua Lotion. She moved to my eyes and we all know that first signs of aging appear around the eyes! She applied Multi-Active Eye Revive Cream and massaged it gently in the area around my eyes from the inner corner and outwards.

Now comes the star of Clarins anti-aging collection, The Double Serum which is powered by 20 pure plant extracts used to build the double serum formula which was inspired by the skin hydro-lipid nature. The serum has both oil and water base to deliver maximum results to the skin.

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She showed me the right way to apply the serum by warming few drops in the hands and start applying it to the face and neck without pressing. Then she started to press down gently on my forehead, cheeks and neck. This method of applying the serum is called The Touch Of The Nature.

Last step in the anti-aging treatment was applying Multi-Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction, a cream-gel which fights the effects of daytime stress.

After finishing the last step of treatment, the specialist kindly offered to apply BB Beauty Perfecter with SPF 30 to protect my skin from sun. Finally she swiped some mineral loose powder all over my face to unify my skin tone and add radiance to my face.

Clarins has always been one of my favorite brands when it comes to skincare. What about you? Have you tried any of their anti-aging products? I would like to hear about your experience.

Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.

Categories: Makeup in Singapore

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The Most Common Eyebrow Embroidery Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Sitting in the MRT in one of my cutting-down-social-media days and trying to keep myself away from checking my mobile phone every second. So why not amuse myself in my second addictive habit; to draw people’s eyebrows in my imagination!

Oh My .. look at that lady sitting in the corner with short thick embroidered eyebrows like Yuki Yoshioka‘s from the students of Kamohashi Elementary. Or those masculine brows glued to this soft lady face making her look like Commander Amararo.

Ok .. Ok ..That’s enough! Said to myself while jumping out of the eyebrow-disastrous cabin and thinking of all the problems result from poor eyebrow embroidery!

These problems may result from unqualified or inexperienced makeup artist or could be a skin related issue too. So Here is the most common eyebrow embroidery mistakes and problems that you should avoid:

Infection!! Infection!! 
Believe me getting an infection is the worst can happen to your recent eyebrow embroidery. One of the first things you should look for when deciding to get your eyebrow embroidery is sanitary and hygiene precautions. I always recommend my clients to Keep their eyebrows clean and making sure not to pass bacteria to their brows by touching them unwittingly. It is very important to follow after care instructions to get the best results.

Wonky Eyebrow Shape
Ok ladies .. We are not going to spend a fortune to get Krillin eyebrows! First thing we are looking for when we get eyebrow embroidery is to have the best eyebrow shape that flatters our face and frames our features. This is why I devote enough time to analyze my client face measurements and what eyebrow shape suits her the best.

Right brow is thicker than left one!
I get a huge amount of  phone calls and emails from ladies seeking solutions for their asymmetric eyebrow embroidery. When it comes to symmetry it is not a guesswork here, drawing both brows with waterproof pencil and assure that eyebrows are even is a must!

Blurry hairstrokes
Unfortunately,¬†this is the most problem I see everyday! Blurry strokes don’t fade away easily. Implanting the pigment very deep into the skin with heavy pressure is the reason for blurry strokes as well as oily skin with large pores tends to blur the strokes.

It is gone! 
The skin does not retain the pigment and eyebrow embroidery is no longer existent. This problem tends to happen when the artist implants the pigment very superficially into the skin, or if the client did not follow the after care instructions and picked their eyebrows during peeling off phase. And we always have to remember that there is slight percentage of persons who are not candidate for Semi-Permanent Makeup treatments.!

Funny Eyebrows color 
Grey, purple or even red eyebrows are a common problem of eyebrow SPMU enhancement. These funny colors happen due to poor quality of the pigments, or choosing the wrong color to the skin tone. Fortunately, I could successfully correct many odd-colored eyebrows by using special color modifiers.

Color of Eyebrow Embroidery does not match your eyebrow hair
This problem could happen when the client insists on choosing a certain color that does not match their brow hairs thinking that eyebrow embroidery is like makeup. To achieve the best semi-permanent results it is very important to choose the right color for the skin and natural brow color.

Tight Hair-strokes Heals Awfully!
I have seen an advertising recently claims to draw 600 hair-strokes in each brow! Believe me, ladies,¬†this would look fantastic and super natural but only for the first couple of days. Don’t let the photos fool you! A week later the results will be a big disaster. Close hair-strokes and almost touching each other will heal blurry and solid looking brows .. which I think you don’t need it. Too scary for your boyfriend, trust me!

Still have to pencil my eyebrows.
Let’s agree that most ladies decide to get eyebrow embroidery to save the daily amount of time spent on drawing their eyebrows. Certainly, it is quite disappointing when eyebrow embroidery does not deliver the promising result. I try to solve this problem by choosing a more vivid color on touch up session or by using different techniques like soft shading to give more definition for the eyebrows. I will write about on how to choose the right pencil for your eyebrows very soon.

 It did not last as it is supposed to! 
Sadly The longevity of eyebrow embroidery is something can not be predicted. It is due to many factors like skin type, embroidery on oily skin tend to fade faster than normal to dry skin. Bad and unhealthy habits like smoking or sun exposure have an impact on the longevity of the eye embroidery too.

These are the most common eyebrow embroidery mistakes. Each case might require a¬†different technique of correction or special eyebrow semi-permanent makeup treatment. Don’t hesitate to send me your picture if you wondering on how to fix your eyebrows? ¬†You can always consult me by email for free ūüėČ ¬†rkelani[at]hotmail.com.

Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.

Categories: Eyebrow Embroidery

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Top Local Makeup Brands And Products in Singapore

The beauty industry is always marked as a competitive business with no place for startups. Surprisingly in a place like Singapore occupied with top makeup brands, I discovered several Singaporean lines. During my journey in exploring Singapore’s beauty scene, I found some interesting local Makeup brands. I collected this list to share with those who likes to try some out-of-the-box makeup products!

Faux Fayc

img_3614¬†Faux FaycWith a strong shinny colors and so artistic makeup looks comes the Singaporean brand Faux Fayc. Back in year 2014 Faux Fayc started with only one product in their line Fauxlash Mascara Duo Set which was a hit among makeup artists and beauty bloggers. Two years later, the Singapore-based brand succeeded to open their first flag store in Plaza Singapura. I took a tour at their store and believed that their products are inspired by the Singaporean woman lifestyle; “independent and smart”. They also have lip, eye and face products.

Available at their Flagship store, 68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura #B1-32A.

Website: www.fauxfayc.com
Facebook: facebook.com/fauxfayc
Instagram: instagram.com/fauxfayc

13rushes

13rushesBelieving in looking great does not have to hurt animals, 13rushes crafts only animal-friendly synthetics brushes. Certainly and interesting startup and great initiative! This Singaporean leading brush brand was founded in 2013 and since then they continued to craft all their brushes by hand to bring the best possible makeup application.

On their site I found a wide range of single brushes, ready and customized sets. They have an online store and the great news is that they ship internationally to all countries at affordable rates!

Website: www.13rushes.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/13rushes
Instagram: instagram.com/13rushes

Gummi Nails

Gummi NailsWe ladies know how boring is waiting for our nail polish to dry out! It is great to discover Gummi Nails here in Singapore. These real nail-polish wraps are high quality yet easy to apply. This local brand helps to add color and design instantly to my nails. With endless funny colorful and designs, Gummi Nails suit whatever mood you maybe in. Shipping within Singapore is free, while other countries pay a flat rate of 5SGD for international shipping.

Available in Several stores in Singapore.

Website: www.gumminails.com
Facebook: facebook.com/GUMMInails
Instagram: instagram.com/gumminails

Anez D.

Anez D.Under the slogan ” live life, be thankful and stay gorgeous” the brand new cosmetic line was born. When a group of ambitious young mothers share¬†the¬†love for makeup and beauty, decided to break out of their routine and make a difference to their lives.

Last month they soft-launched their first liquid lipstick collection which is called Versatility that comes in 10 different Shades. being keen to bring out top quality cruelty-free products they were out of stock in no time! I also found out that Anez D. are currently preparing to launch the Nude edition of their lipstick collection which will be available soon. You can always order their products via their Facebook page and Instagram account.

Facebook: facebook.com/Anezd.16
Instagram: instagram.com/anezdsgofficial

Rachel K Cosmetics

Rachel K CosmeticsWho knows better about makeup than a beauty queen! Rachecl K Cosmetics are the creation of former Miss Singapore Rachel Kim. Their revolutionary CC Renew cream is the cult products of this beauty line, which has crystal clear cover for flawless complexions. Miss Kim beauty products can be purchased at Watson pharmacies.

Coat

coat makeupSingapore’s first 8-free nail lacquer label. COAT has us covered with toxin-free nail polish that protect our nails yet keeps us fashionably chic. Their vast array of colors and shades are available at selected outlets in Singapore, Sri Lanka, Honk Kong, Indonesia, and Korea.

www.coatcolours.com
facebook.com/coatcolours
instagram.com/coatcolours

LyncaCare

LyncaCare Singapore MakeupI was so excited when I heard about LyncaCare revolutionary product and the way it could be used. LyncaCare came up with a solution for Singapore’s hot humid weather. Their magical powder has a cooling effect to help soothing the skin. That was really interesting makeup solution coming from a smart Singapore-based brand. I bet that you also want to try it like I do!
It is great to know that LyncaCare has a store and shipping internationally for free!

Website: www.lyncacare.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/lyncaCareCosmetics
Instagram: instagram.com/lyncacarecosmetics

Lippies

lippies singaporeThis Singaporean brand has been in the market for 3 years and exclusively produces matt liquid lipsticks. Surprisingly I found out that the lady behind this brand is a full-time mom who managed to craft her cruelty-free lipsticks by herself and with the help of her husband she ships islandwide as well as internationally.

Facebook: Facebook.com/lippiessg
Instagram: Instagram.com/lippiessg

I hope that I was able to help with my reviews. Feel free to contact me if you have a feedback or you know of a brand that you like to add to this list. Cheers!

Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.

Categories: Makeup in Singapore

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Top Beauty Events You Can Attend In Singapore – October 2016

Singapore is an amazing city with a lot to offer when it comes to events. Today I am going to list for you the most beauty and fashion events happening during October. Those are by far the most interesting events¬†so let’s rock the city!

Youth Booster Express Service – Benefit from Clarins Anti-Ageing Expertise!

Clarins Singapore OfferI love Clarins and their skincare and anti-aging products. That’s why I am going¬†to try a 30-min beauty service and discover Clarins Anti-Ageing solutions! This offers is great deal with¬†a one-on-one consultation with Clarins Beauty Specialists.

Date and time:¬† Fri, Sep 30, 2016 – Thu, Oct 6, 2016 (10:30 AM ‚Äď 6 PM)
Fees: Free
Location:  Clarins РMetro Paragon Orchard Lobby, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore
Website: www.clarins.com.sg

Personalised (One To One) Makeup Workshop @ YourLocation

makeup-events-singaporeThis makeup workshop is organized by Prestige Makeup Workshop. As they mention; their goal is to provide both rich skincare knowledge to get flawless skin and also one-to-one workshop for women have passion for beauty. Thought it is not for me, but it is good chance for you ladies!

Date and time: Saturday, October 1, 2016 (10:30 AM)
Fees: 30$
Location:¬†Location of your Choice (Home / Office) –¬†Singapore
Website: www.makeupworkshopsg.com

Bubbles, Braids and A Fashion Parade

events-singapore2This pop up shop, braiding bar, fashion parade and bubbles wine tasting, sounds amazing. This event hosted by Merchants Wine store, Attaby Apparel and Expat Hair Studio in Singapore.

Fees: Tickets at 20$ includes bubbles & Canapés
Date & Time: Thursday, October 6, 2016 (7 PM till 10 PM)
Location: Merchants Wine Store, 443 Joo Chiat, Singapore
Website: http://store.merchantsofsingapore.sg/specials.html

Blissful Outdoor Wedding Show (Tan Quee Lan Street)

wedding show singaporeThe Blissful Outdoor Wedding Show (BOWS) will make its highly-anticipated seventeenth return at an all-new location in October 2016 at Tan Quee Lan Street. BOWS is one occasion that to-be-weds have come to anticipate, year after year. Let’s see some beautiful wedding show with outdoors atmosphere.

Fees: Free
Date & Time: Fri 7 October, 2016 (12:00 PM ‚Äď 10:00 PM)
Location: Tan Quee Lan Street (adjacent to Bugis Station, Exit D), Singapore

DIY Eyelash Serum Workshop

mascara2Eyelashes everyone! Singaporean always interested about how to get longer and thicker eyelashes? This workshop is to learn how to make your own eyelash serum using only natural ingredients.
Fees: 10$
Date & Time: Sun 23 October, 2016 (11:00 AM ‚Äď 1:00 PM)
Location: Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, 38 Irrawaddy Road #01-07, Singapore
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Lash.Regrowth/

Laure Mercier 20th Anniversary Private Party @ Robinsons Raffles City

laura-mercier-singaporeLet’s celebrate Laura Mercier 20th Anniversary! Laura Mercier is a world-renowned US brand of cosmetics and skincare products. They are known for their perfect skin tinted moisturizer, concealer and foundation. Their lightweight setting powder is #1 worldwide! The event is taking place in two venues in Singapore this year.

Fees: 50$-80$
Date & Time: Fri 28 October, 2016 (6:30 PM ‚Äď 8:30 PM)
Location: Raffles City, Singapore
Website: http://www.lauramercier.com/

Laure Mercier 20th Anniversary Private Party @ Robinsons The Heeren

laura-mercier-singaporeLet’s celebrate again Laura Mercier 20th Anniversary but this time will be at Robinsons the Herren! Laura Mercier, the famous brand will have amazing party I believe. Let’s try some foundation ūüôā

Fees: 50$ – 80$
Date & time: Sat 29 October, 2016 (11:30 AM ‚Äď 1:30 PM)
Location: The Heeren, 260 Orchard Road, Singapore
Website: http://www.lauramercier.com/

Celebrate Lavender-Infused Goodness

Suntec Singapore events OctoberDon’t we all love Lavender? I believe it is an interesting event to attend in October at Suntec. Young living Singapore will be turning 5 and to commemorate this joyous occasion, they will be holding a special ‘5th Anniversary’ event for everyone in the Young Living family! Enjoy Ningxia Bar, lucky draw and more!
Fees: Free
Date & time: Wednesday, 19 October, 2016 (6:30 PM – 9:00 PM)
Location: Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Nicoll 3 Room
Website: www.youngliving.com

Art Of Makeup – Workshop

makeup workshop singaporeAnother workshop in Singapore to attend if you are into makeup! Beauties will to learn the art of makeup and how it can transform woman confidence level and light up her instantly. Stop admiring others and take the step to transform yourself starting from your face!

Fees: 193.95$
Date & Time: Sat 22 October, 2016 (2:00 PM ‚Äď 5:00 PM)
Location: Mirror Image Academy, 531A Upper Cross Street #03-112/113/114, Hong Lim Complex, Singapore
Website: www.mirrorimageacademy.com.sg

Fashion Shopping Evening & Free Drinks @ Degiosart Art Gallery

october events singaporeWhat about an adventure at DEGIOSART ¬†Art Gallery, Let’s have fun shopping evening! As they said;¬†Free drinks and 10% off on all new collection. Fashion time!

Fees: Free
Date & Time: Sat 29 October, 2016 (5:00 PM ‚Äď 9:00 PM)
Location: DEGIOSART Art Gallery, 01-82 Eng Hoon Road Tiong Bahru, 160057,
Blk 57, Tiong Bahru, Singapore
Website: www.degiosart.com

Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.

Categories: Beauty Events in Singapore

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How to Put on Makeup Like Singaporean Girls

Since the first day I moved to Singapore, I could not help myself not to fall in love with Singaporean ladies style. I admired their cute dolly-look with soft dewy skin, long wispy lashes and rosy lips. I kept wondering, how do they manage to look so beautiful and feminine?! How long does it take them to put on their makeup?! What product and tools they use?!

Searching for answers to all these questions popping into my big head, I succeeded to reveal some of the Asian ladies makeup secrets! Here is my first round of discoveries ūüôā

Glowing Healthy skin

Having clear and flawless skin is the first rule to achieve the Singaporean makeup look. No wonder now to see all these long queues at skincare counters wherever you go in Singapore shopping malls. ladies here are obsessed over sheet masks, serums, eye creams and every single product that promises to conceal their skin impurities.

Light Foundation To Brighten Up Your Face!

Whenever I step into any makeup outlet looking for a¬†new foundation, the first tip I got there is to go for one or two shades lighter than my skin. And why is that?! The answer comes .. It brightens your face ma’am!¬†

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Dewy Skin

And who doesn’t love the strobing look? It is my absolute favorite trend .. I rather think this is a common thing among all women around the world. but with a tiny little difference in Singapore, ladies here like to swipe their highlighter merely over the bridge of the nose and from the inner corner of the eye along the lower lash-line.

Cute Doll Eyes

Eyes are an important feature when it comes to Singapore makeup trends. For a dramatic look; Singapore makeup focuses on winged eyeliner with a pop of shimmery peachy-pink eyeshadow at the inner eye corner.

singapore doll eyes lenses

Falsies are a MUST!

Whether getting permanent eyelash extensions for those who can afford it, or applying a pair of artificial falsies! Their makeup looks won’t be complete without lashes!

Eyebrows that are full and arch-less

Singaporean women don‚Äôt leave the house without defining their brows‚ÄĒalways thick, straight-across lines completely lacking arches. Eyebrow embroidery and semi-permanent makeup enhancement are very common in Singapore for both genders!

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Contact Lenses that change everything!

Yeah .. The enlarging circle contact lenses are made to give eyes a big dolly effect. These lenses are larger in diameter than normal lenses, with a thick outer rim to emphasize the size of the eyes. Eccentric colors like super pinky green or crystal grey are so trendy in Singapore, yet some still go for light brown or blue.

eyes makeup singapore

Flushed cheeks

Singaporean makeup emphasizes on cheeks which seem to flush naturally. Creating a natural-looking ‚Äúflush‚ÄĚ is no more a trick. Simply use a rosy blusher and dab it on cheeks sparingly to add color and contour your face at the same time.

Sucked on strawberry lollypop lips

Perfectly lined lips or matt nude shades are not that trendy on this island. Looking natural and innocent is the trick here. Singaporean women simply apply rosy lip tint on the inner part of their lips for more natural appearance.’

singapore lips makeup

Later on, I will write more about the Singaporean Eyebrow trends. If you have any comments or feedback, you can always drop me a line. Cheers!

Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.

Categories: Makeup in Singapore