At GRAZIA Singapore HQ, the old excites us as much as the new and in this weekly column, we ask our fellow friends, industry-goers and beauty aficionados about the last thing they loved be it trends, products, or even the image they looked at when it came to inspiring themselves.
Here, beauty marketer Joyce Cheo (@morelipsticksplease) lists down some of her lasts.
The last beauty product I finished was 111Skin’s Rose Gold Radiance Booster ($175). I’ve always loved 111Skin products and this is no exception.
It soothes, plumps and brightens—a perfect addition to my morning routine for a well-rested glow. Sometimes I also mix it into my sunscreen or foundation for a dewy finish.
The last viral makeup/skincare trend I tried wasn’t because it was one as I’m not really a trend kinda person. But I’ve practised skin cycling for almost 10 years because back when I was a beauty journalist, I had access to endless products and each one seemed better than the other.
Due to my FOMO, I wanted to try them all and so I gradually devised my own skincycling routine through trial and error (not advisable if you have sensitive, irritation-prone skin!) that enabled me to reap the maximum benefits of the products I was trying.
The last beauty product I bought was the Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics SPF50+ PA++++ ($31).
The last beauty product I bought again was Mario Badescu’s A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap ($17). This is one of the most underrated products I’ve ever used!
It leaves my skin soft and supple, smells great and lathers beautifully. I always stock up on this during the Sephora Beauty Pass Sale.
The last beauty product I made a holy grail was the La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Cream ($555). I got this as a gift a few months back and couldn’t wait to dig into it.
Its texture is so buttery and melts into the skin once you dab it on. It smooths and plumps the undereye area and the best part? It doesn’t cause milia seeds.
The last beauty product I gifted someone was ESPA candles ($59)! Their essential oil blends are absolutely divine and perfect to create that spa-like ambience anywhere you go.
The last beauty product that truly impressed me was grüum’s skyda Daily Defence Face Lotion SPF50 ($16). I randomly came across it while browsing on lookfantastic and decided to give it a try since it wasn’t pricey.
It blends easily into the skin to leave behind a dewy finish that isn’t too “glazed”. It also doesn’t leave behind any white cast and works great as a primer too.
I also loved mixing foundation in it to create my own tinted moisturiser.
The last beauty indulgence I treated myself to was buying Chanel’s Le Lion de Chanel ($635) after eyeing it for a while.
Blowing that amount of money on a scent wasn’t something I could do any random day but I finally decided to bite the bullet and get it.
I haven’t regretted it one bit because the scent makes me feel powerful.
The last image you looked at for beauty inspiration was an image from photographer Ruo Bing Li. Back when I was a beauty journalist, I used to populate my mood boards with his works and I especially love the energy and movement captured in his images.
The last makeup/skincare trick I taught someone was about the importance of using a makeup remover, even if you’re only wearing sunscreen!