Welcome To the GRAZIA Beauty Black Book 2023

Consider the GRAZIA Beauty Black Book your guide to the crème de la crème of beauty—from skincare, makeup, to haircare—as selected by six of Singapore’s top tastemakers.

Welcome To the GRAZIA Beauty Black Book 2023

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Daytime Cleanser Innisfree Green Tea Amino Hydrating Foam, $16
“If you want to start a skincare routine and you are on the lookout for a cleanser guaranteed to work, this product is a good place to start. Innisfree cleansers work for my sensitive and dry skin and I like that this one is not stripping, gently cleanses the skin and comes at an accessible price point.” ML

Makeup Remover Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil, $84
“It helps to easily remove my waterproof makeup and moisturises my skin at the same time without triggering my acne-prone skin. I love that it’s infused with nourishing botanical oils and is always the first step of my double cleansing routine Just make sure you rinse it off properly.” LA

Nighttime Cleanser Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser, $35
“I have eczema, so I like this cleanser because of its clean formula. I take two pumps of it, massage my face and neck gently, and pat both parts dry. Enriched with exfoliating salicylic acid and hydrating grape water, it helps remove oil, dust and dirt, and purifies my skin before bedtime.” AAL

Daytime Serum — Nourish Multifit Serum, $41.50
“This is well-known as a multi-purpose skin booster that refines your pores, lightens scars and hydrates the skin. I also use it as a makeup base for my clients as it helps to extend its wear. It’s also organic and safe to apply on children—this means it also works if you have sensitive skin.” LA

Nighttime Serum Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment, $195
“I am a huge fan of products with lactic acid like this, because it’s more gentle on my sensitive skin. My skin doesn’t feel thinned out with the use of this, even though it deeply exfoliates the easily congested areas like my cheeks and chin. Just make sure you’re consistent with its usage.” AAL

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Sunscreen — Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion with Sunflower Extract, $56
“This is my favourite sunscreen. Not only does it not cause irritation for my sensitive skin, but it’s also super lightweight and blends effortlessly without leaving a white cast. I let it sit for five minutes or so on the skin to absorb, before applying my makeup and it does so without leaving a residue.” AAL

Cream Moisturiser — Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Moisturizer, $77
“I absolutely love that this lightweight moisturiser deeply and quickly hydrates and keeps my skin moisturised throughout the day. After applying this cream to my face and neck, I always rub my elbows with any remaining product to keep that area moisturised. Talk about killing two birds
with one stone!” ML

Overnight Moisturiser — Laneige Overnight Sleeping Mask_EX, $50
“This mask is the ultimate multi-tasker and lifesaver for a time-strapped frequent flyer like me as I can just slap it on as the final skincare step and go to bed with ease. It’s super versatile too, light enough for humid summer nights yet rich enough for winters in the mountains, and its light scent also lulls you into sleep.” LC

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Foundation — Dior Forever Liquid Foundation, $99
“The lightweight foundation evens my complexion out with its amazing coverage while also covering the pores. It also holds up in our country’s heat and humidity throughout the day, and—because of its skincare properties—improves its quality by making it more radiant and plumped up.” LA

Concealer — Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer, $115
“No other concealer has impressed me as much as this one. It perfectly conceals under-eye circles, blemishes, redness, and spots. Less is more, however, so try to keep a light hand by patting it with your fingers, instead of spreading to prevent caking or streaking.” LC

Blush — Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, $74
“This is one of my favourites—it works with my skin tone and its airy and lightweight formula means that it’s hard to mess up when you’re applying it. However, I recommend hydrating your skin as much as possible before using it with the use of a serum or face oil.” NL

Bronzer — Rare Beauty Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer Stick, $44
“The creamy formula of this product beautifully blends out no matter what tool you use, and it also hydrates without leaving a greasy finish. Its stick form also makes it handy if you want to get precise contour lines or if you want to strategically go over areas of the face if you’re a fan of underpainting.” LA

HighlighterByredo Color Sticks, $57
“I run around a lot from farms to meetings and presentations in the city, so I like that this product is quick to use, easy to carry around, and multifunctional—I also use it as a glowy bronzer. It’s also perfect for someone like me who wears very little makeup but enjoys wearing colours and shades.” NL

Setting Powder — NARS Cosmetics Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder, $64
“I use this product anytime I want to mattify my face, and because it’s super long-lasting, more often than not, you’re good to go with just one application. However, if I notice shine appearing, its light and delicate texture blends effortlessly into the skin without drying it out.” ZT

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Mascara — Benefit They’re Real Mascara, $48
“I have always loved the incredible amount of volume and length this mascara gives, and it also does not smudge. On days when I am lazy to put on falsies but want my lashes to look full and dramatic, I apply several coats of this mascara to my top lashes and the problem is fixed!” ML

EyeshadowBobbi Brown Luxe Eyeshadow, $66
“This eyeshadow is convenient to carry when I’m out doing bridal assignments or when I’m on the go. It’s formulated with high levels of pigment, and can be used as both an eyeshadow or highlighter. I also like that it can be used alone for a subtle day look, or as a highlight to accent a darker look for the night.” LA

Eyeliner — KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, $36
“I spend long hours, and sometimes days, running events in different environments from tropical beaches to winter wonderlands, and I can attest that this eyeliner goes through literal storms without budging. Also, if you’re just starting out learning how to draw a thin, precise line, this one’s for you!” LC

Eyebrow Pencil — Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil, $47
“The angled tip of this pencil makes it really easy to achieve strokes and shapes, and its formula is not too creamy but waxy enough to blend out easily. It’s also buildable to match how dark your brows are or how you want them to look. This product can smudge so I would advise setting it with a brow gel.” ML

Lipstick — Dior Addict Lip Tint, $59
“Lip stains are my best friend but it isn’t easy to find one like this, which has the perfect shade for everyday use. It lasts throughout busy days and keeps my lips ultra-hydrated and slightly plumped. I recommend exfoliating your lips before applying any lipstick so you have a great base to work on.” ZT

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Hair Conditioner — Ouai Thick Hair Conditioner, $52
“Thick-hair girls need a thick hair conditioner! After just one use of this product, my hair feels way softer and lighter, and I spend less time styling it. A little goes a long way, and after letting the conditioner soak in for three minutes before washing out, feel how much softer and silkier your hair will be.” ZT

Shampoo — Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Shampoo, $68
“I travel a lot between different climates, and because curly hair can be drier than straight hair, this is one of the most hydrating and gentle shampoos I can find. I recommend applying a hair or oil mask thirty minutes before shampooing, and next, using a wide-toothed comb to comb it out, and condition next.” NL

Hair Mask — Milbon Smooth Treatment- Fine Hair, $58
“A master hair stylist recommended this brand to me after an incident involving a stove, and this treatment is a must-have as both a hair mask and conditioner. It keeps my locks tangle-free and enriched but yet, not too weighed down in Singapore’s tropical weather. You only need a small amount each time.” LC

Styling Treatment — Living Proof No Frizz Nourish Styling Cream, $56
“What I love about this cream is that it eliminates all my frizz without weighing my locks down, and it fills the sweet spot in my minimal routine, whether I want full-on hair styling or a more effortless look. I apply it generously to enhance my curls and they still look soft and bouncy the day after.” AAL

Fragrance — Chloé Atelier Des Fleurs Cedrus, $370 for 150ml
“The unique and smoky blend of this perfume emits mysteriousness and sophistication whenever I want to turn heads. To add complexity, I often layer it with Vanilla Planifolia from the same brand, which is spicy and addictive. I totally recommend experimenting with layering, because you’ll be surprised by what you can create.” ZT