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Monday, 03 December 2012 11:53 | By Zhang Weifang

Beauty intel - Christmas Shopping Guide

Slap, slather and spritz on latest beauty and grooming must-haves


Clarins Shaping Facial Lift collection

Clarins Shaping Facial Lift collection

Taking photos is an absolute necessity while club hopping on Christmas Eve and it is crucial you look like the charmer that you are on that night - so, no double chin nor puffy cheeks, please. Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Collection - comprising the Shaping Facial Lift (50ml), Defining Eye Lift (8ml), Shaping Facial Lift Wrap (15ml) and UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection SPF40 Neutral (10ml) - takes you one step closer to perfectly lifted facial contours as you bid farewell to the unsightly flab around your face.

Retailing at S$102 (worth S$174) at all Clarins counters.

Bobbi Brown Caviar & Oyster Palette

Bobbi Brown Caviar & Oyster Palette

A girl can't do without her palette this festive season. Specifically, her handy eye shadow and highlighter palette. So it's a good thing there's the Bobbi Brown Caviar & Oyster Palette, a beautifully edited palette consisting of eight eye shadows and a sheer peach highlighter. Simply dab on those shimmering pinks and taupe during the day for that hint of sparkle, and pile on the pearlescent silver and rich caviar for different textures and finishes when night falls.

Retailing for S$99 at all Bobbi Brown counters and outlets from December.

Philosophy's Caramel Apple Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath


Philosophy's Caramel Apple Shampoo, Shower Gel &Bubble Bath

With Christmas round the corner, dip yourself into the delicious trail of Philosophy's Caramel Apple Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath. The gentle formula offers a rich, foaming lather to cleanse and condition, leaving hair and skin feeling silky soft. Enjoy the whiff of caramel-coated roasted apples while lathering up, close your eyes and soak in the pure goodness and love that's all around this holiday season.

Retailing for S$38 at all Sephora outlets.

The Body Shop Christmas Special Edition Body Butter

The Body Shop Christmas Special Edition Body Butter

Countdown to Christmas with The Body Shop's Christmas Special Edition Body Butter. Be spoilt for choice with three delightful scents that melts straight into skin, leaving it feeling wonderfully soft and smooth. There's Cranberry Joy, with its saccharine sweet traces to gear you up for the festive season; Vanilla Bliss - perfect accompaniment on rainy nights; and Ginger Sparkle to evoke memories of those delicious holiday treats.

Sephora Color Pop-up Store

Sephora Color Pop-up Store

With 64 eye shadows; 48 stunning lip glosses; 12 cream eye liners; six eye top coats; six lip top coats; three-in-one luminisers; three-in-one eye, lip and cheek creams; and three brushes, Sephora Color Pop-up Store is a make-up junkie's dream come true. Perfect for holiday getaways, or just to embellish that sleek black shelf you purchased over the weekend.

Retailing for S$69 at all Sephora outlets.

Estee Lauder's Pure Color Nail Lacquer Red Hautes collection

Estee Lauder's Pure Color Nail Lacquer Red Hautes collection

Accessorise your nails the scarlet way with Estee Lauder's Pure Color Nail Lacquer Red Hautes collection this holiday season. From warm vermillions to bright crimsons, these rich and saturated shades of Fallen Angel, Love Bite, Le Smoking, Pure Red and Beautiful Liar are timeless and sophisticated, sexy and glamourous.

Available at all Estee Lauder counters from December for S$26 each.

VMV Hypoallergenics' For All Ye Merry Gentlemen


VMV Hypoallergenics' For All Ye Merry Gentlemen

Specially crafted for the men in your lives, VMV Hypoallergenics' For All Ye Merry Gentlemen contains travel sizes of VMV's most popular men's products - the Super Skin Care: Creammmy Rich Intensive Moisture Milk For Dry Skin that effectively hydrates and softens dry skin; Armada Sport SPF70, a lightweight sunscreen protection that absorbs instantly; Id Sweat Acne And overall Anti-Bacterial Gel that acts as a disinfectant and cools the skin down after a day of sporting action and Red Better Spot Corrector, a non-irritating balm that soothes and hydrates.

Retailing for S$38 (usual value S$71) at VMV Hypoallergenics is located at #B3-48 ION Orchard.

Benefit's Sexy Little Stowaways

Benefit's Sexy Little Stowaways

Sneak in a party-perfect look at every trip via Benefit's Sexy Little Stowaways. This nine-piece offering contains Benefit's bestsellers (BADgal lash, chachatint and sun beam, amongst others) that prime, perfect and perk up your complexion, and comes in travel-friendly sizes so that you no longer have to check in your favourite products when you're on to your next getaway.

Exclusively available at Sephora for S$54.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Kit

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Kit

If you love Make Up For Ever's Aqua Eyes eyeliner, you'll love that this holiday season, they've churned out the Aqua Eyes Kit that comprises some of the brand's best-selling colours - Matte Black, Iridescent Navy Blue, Pearly Brown, Dark Grey, Purple and Blue With Green Highlights - all for you to have fun with.

Available at all Sephora outlets and Make Up For Ever Pro Loft & Academy (#01-06 & #02-06, 36 & 38 Armenian Street) for S$65.

Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15

Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15

A cutting-edge night treatment that effectively increases collagen production, firms skin's texture and restores the radiance of skin, Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15 is a topical application formulated with 15 per cent Vitamin C Ester that harnesses anti-ageing clout for visibly glowing and radiant appearance in just seven days. Perfect for perking your skin up before the party begins.

Retailing for S$198 at Escentials (Tangs Orchard, Paragon and The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands) and Sephora.

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