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, musician Abbey (@abbeypuppey) lists down some of her lasts.
The last beauty product I finished was Supergoop!’s Every. Single. Face. Watery Lotion SPF 50 ($52). I got this in a PR drop and did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did! It’s also a fairly good makeup base before applying foundation.
For makeup, it was the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($48). This is a crowd favourite for a long time for many reasons like how it’s so pretty and comfortable on the skin.
The last viral makeup/skincare trend I tried was the use of setting powder before foundation for a more “airbrushed” looking base. I know it’s an old TikTok trend but I couldn’t bring myself to try it till recently. [laughs] Can’t say that it will be added to my routine, though.
The last beauty product I bought was the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm ($98). It’s my third time topping it up. It can even be used as a nourishing mask because of the luxurious face oils in its formula and I’m a fan of this brand’s products!
For makeup, it was the KVD Vegan Beauty Good Apple Concealer ($45) because it’s a must-try!
The last beauty product I bought again was the REFY Beauty Lip Sculpt (£18) and a whole bunch of other REFY products. Your girl dropped over GBP300.
The last beauty product I made my holy grail was M.A.C Cosmetics’s Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation ($47.50) which looks good on camera and even if you’re taking a photo with harsh flash.
I also bought Makeup By Mario’s Master Mattes® Eyeshadow Palette ($85) and would highly recommend it to beginners because the shades are flattering, the pigments are the right amount of buildable, and it’s very easy to use!
The last beauty product I gifted someone was REFY Beauty’s Lip Sculpt. I lent this to a friend to try as she ran out of her current lipliner. She loved it so I bought one for her in the same shade!
The last beauty product that truly impressed me was when I rediscovered SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence ($132) after a year of not using it as I wanted to save some money and also, give other products a try. I dare say after a year of trying other essences, nothing beats it.
Still, I’m open to finding the next best thing and the Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum VI ($125) that I recently tried is really nice.
The last beauty indulgence I treated myself to was Profhilo after years of its hype. I had it done under the good hands of Dr Tan from Mizu Aesthetics.
The last image I looked at for beauty inspiration was Rayan on Instagram! I randomly saw her picture on my explore feed and became obsessed with her hair and look. I think she’s absolutely stunning.
I’ve been toying with the idea of finally having big hair too because I have very curly hair and have been doing hair straightening treatments since I was young.
The last makeup/skincare trick I taught someone was to draw an eyeliner style that gives the appearance of the outer area of the eye being extended.