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, content creator Ofiellia Iskandar (@ofielliaiskandar) shares some of her lasts.
The last beauty product I finished was I’M FROM’s Mugwort Cream ($45.70). I am now on my 4th tub and I love how this product nourishes my sensitive skin as it has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
I noticed a lot of improvement after I started using this moisturiser. I use this daily in the morning and it keeps my skin moisturised throughout the day.
The last viral makeup/skincare trend I tried was toner pads! Toner pads are heaven-sent, they really do work like magic. It’s amazing how they improve skin sebum and pore concerns, you’ll notice the difference in less than two weeks.
My all-time favourite is Numbuzin’s No. 3 Radiance Glowing Jumbo Essence Pad ($28). My skincare regime does not feel complete without using it.
The last beauty product I bought was The Niacinamide 15 ($29.50) from COSRX. Everything from COSRX is love—I wish I could have a skincare wardrobe filled with their products.
It is my first time trying out this product and my fingers are crossed it will work wonders on my skin.
The last image I looked at for beauty inspiration was a selfie of Hailey Bieber who is the epitome of beauty inspo. Her skin is always looking so glowy and dewy as a dumpling and her makeup is always on point.
She looks effortlessly beautiful in all of her photos. I aspire to have flawless skin like hers and I am sure a lot of ladies out there feel the same!
The last beauty product I bought again was Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Contour Wand ($66). It was love at first sight. I was never really a fan of cream or liquid-based contouring products but this product changed the way I looked at the letter. Hands down one of the best contouring products out there.
The last beauty indulgence I treated myself to was a massage at Urban Retreat. I remember telling the masseuse “That was the best massage I’ve ever had in my entire life”.
It was one of those days where I felt this weight on my shoulders and stiffness in my neck so I had to squeeze in some time for a massage—one of the best decisions I made. I now understand why people rave about the place.
The last beauty product I made a holy grail was Hada Labo’s Premium Hydrating Lotion ($27.20) which is my forever holy grail! My skin changed after I incorporated this into my skincare regime.
Hyaluronic Acid is a game changer and everyone needs it in their skincare routine! This product replenishes and restores moisture for silky smooth skin. My face will always feel super moisturised after applying this product. I also love how it reduces my skin texture. One of the products I can’t live without.
The last beauty product I gifted someone was Ulu Soleil’s body balms and body scrubs which work like magic! You need to jump on the bandwagon if you haven’t tried these products. Their balms are amazing on dry skin and keep it hydrated throughout the day and they smell heavenly too.
Their Glisten Shimmer Body Scrub ($28) is life-changing! Best pick-me-up scrub as it leaves you with a subtle shimmer & glow.
The last beauty product that truly impressed me was It Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Dark Spot Concealer + Serum ($50). I was introduced to this product at the House of Sephora and I still remember my exact reaction when I tried this concealer.
Most of the concealers I have tried were drying but this one keeps my skin hydrated. I suffer from dry skin so this concealer is one of the best things in the world.
The last makeup/skincare trick I taught someone was to skip using a primer and use a balm instead if they have really dry skin which sometimes causes makeup to crease and look cakey. I use the Ulu Soleil’s HA + Vit E Body Balm ($35) and it keeps my makeup looking dewy all day long! I don’t use it everyday though but it’s a great makeup trick.