22nd July 2016 / Beauty / by Chia Sihan

5 beauty essentials for women on the go

With a schedule of meetings and power lunches packed tighter than a Victoria’s Secret corset, keeping a handy bag of beauty tools for instant quick fixes anytime has become de rigueur for quite a few modern females. That said, it’s tempting to just throw everything you have into your makeup pouch and lug them around, instead of identifying what you really need to look put together for a fun night out. After much deliberation, we narrowed it down to these five, and why they deserve a spot in your beauty arsenal.


Product: Lancôme Bienfait Teinté Beauty Balm

Why we recommend it: It is the three-in-one product, offering smooth coverage, sun protection and hydration for the skin.

Lancôme Bienfait Teinté Beauty Balm’s remains a favourite over the years for giving its user a healthy glow and even, natural skin tone. Enriched with antioxidants and other vitamins to keep your skin protected, it provides your skin with hydration all day, without the greasiness. When you’re packing light, this beauty balm has all you need for a base.


Product: Benefit ka-BROW! eyebrow cream-gel color

Why we recommend it: With a built-in brush and highly-pigmented cream-gel with a buildable colour, it’s your one-stop brow kit when you’re on the move.

Whether you’re going for a light and bare brow look, a soft and natural look, or a full on Cara Delevigne bold brow look, this kit has got you covered, with buildable colour. Simply layer on the creamy formula using the convenient, built-in brush.


Product: stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Why we recommend it: It stays on all day like it says it does.

stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner is one that glides on easily and stays on through rain or shine. When you’re packing light, you need a trusty eyeliner like this one. With this, you can go with thin and precise lines, or dramatic bold looks. Though eye primer is always recommended, this eyeliner can get you ready to roll on its own.


Product: Tarte’s Cheek Stain in Glisten

Why we recommend it: You don’t need a brush to apply this on; it’s super easy to apply.

Bringing out just a little stick can reap a lot. To apply this is simple – just dot on the apples of your cheeks and blend it in with your fingers. It goes on light and with a little glow, so that you don’t look flushed after putting it on. For more intense colour, layer on as much as you like. It is available in 9 different colour, so there is something for every skin tone.


Product: bareMinerals’ Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Rule Breaker

Why we recommend it: A little shimmer on your lips always helps to pull the whole look together.

The hydrating formula by bareMinerals will keep your lips feeling comfortably and looking good all-day. The lipgloss comes in 18 different colours for you to play around with different looks – choosing a brown shade like Rule Breaker makes for a warm and comfortable look, but the shine of the gloss tops it all off with a little glamour.

About the Writer

Chia Sihan

A story junkie by nature, this TFCS scribe thrives on uncovering the backstories of her interview subjects, whether they are heads of corporations or a working Mum caring for a child with a developmental disorder. She finds it a privilege to be privy to these personal experiences. Some of the publications she has written for include the Singapore Women’s Weekly, L’Officiel Singapore, and Harper’s Bazaar Junior. It is this genuine love for storytelling and collaboration that led her to kickstart her journey as a co-founder of The Fashion Collective Singapore. Now the chief storyteller at TFCS, she is particularly inspired by the personal journeys of TFCS Mentors, not to mention their dedication towards the refinement of their craft.

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