12 cheap beauty products that actually work

Smart Buys: These do what they promise — plus they won’t burn a hole in your pocket

Lips and Eyes
Lips and Eyes
26 Oct 2015

Lips and Eyes

(L - R)

1. LUNASOL SATIN COLOR LIPS, $46
The soft, semi-matte texture makes your lips feel absolutely natural while looking vibrant with one application.

2. ETUDE HOUSE COLOR IN LIQUID LIPS, $17.90
Make lips the centre of attention with this liquid lipstick that offers intense pigments to keep lips beautifully coloured yet glossy looking.

3. CLIO WATERPROOF PEN LINER KILL BLACK, $22.90
It’s easy to draw exact lines with this felt-tipped liner and it won’t smudge, budge or fade one bit, all day long.

4. MAYBELLINE LASH SENSATIONAL, $21.90
The Lash (hee!) gives you a proper “fan” of eyelashes — even stubby Chinese ones — thanks to the 10 bristle-layer brush.

Face (Makeup remover and Sunscreen)
Face (Makeup remover and Sunscreen)
26 Oct 2015

Face (Makeup remover and Sunscreen)

5. BIODERMA SENSIBIO LAIT 250ML, $26.90
A creamy makeup removing milk that gently cleanses sensitive skin and doesn’t need to be washed off. Just wipe off and skin’s perfectly supple.

6. NIVEA MAKE UP CLEAR MICELLAR WATER 200ML, $9.90
Sensitive skins will love this water-based makeup remover. It takes off foundation, lip and eye makeup in a snap.

7. BIORÉ UV PERFECT SPRAY 50G, $9.90
This sunscreen doesn’t feel sticky even after multiple sprays, and its “sara sara” finish means your skin feels soft and normal.

Face (Foundation and Anti-aging cream)
Face (Foundation and Anti-aging cream)
26 Oct 2015

Face (Foundation and Anti-aging cream)

8. L’ORÉAL PARIS DERMO-EXPERTISE REVITALIFT MAGIC BLUR INSTANT SMOOTHER ANTI-AGING MOISTURIZER, $41.90
The Opti-blur technology “banishes” lines and imperfections instantly while the Revitalift works on ageing.

9. KATE TOKYO LIQUID TOUCH POWDER FOUNDATION, $34 (REFILL) $14.50 (CASE)
This lightweight powder goes on with a moist “touch” and great coverage,
in six shades.

10. THE FACE SHOP CUSHION SCREEN CELL NATURAL SPF50+/PA+++, $42.90
Its HD Blurring Powder covers flaws while the patented mirroring complex reflects light so skin looks even.

Nails
Nails
26 Oct 2015

Nails

11. SALLY HANSEN MIRACLE GEL IN TIDAL WAVE/TOO HAUTE/CRÈME DE LA CRÈME, $16.90
This super-shiny, smooth gel colour looked freshly applied for 14 days and is easily removed with normal nail-polish remover.

12. COAT COLOURS NAIL LACQUER, $25
I) Singaporean. II) no toluene, dibutyl phthalate, camphor, formaldehyde and resin. III) easy-to-use brush. IV) good colour range. Nailed it.


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