Everything you need to know to do your makeup like a French woman

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I’ve been fascinated with how French women do their makeup even before I touched down in the City of Lights for the first time this spring. They use what looks like so little and manage to look so good. On the bus, in the train, at cafes and restaurants the women I observed (all while trying not to look like I was staring) seemed like they didn’t spend too much time or effort on hair, makeup or dressing up.
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Swipe, swatch and play with Mamonde beauty at the new store

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When K-beauty brand Mamonde first landed in Singapore, the only way to get our hands on their products bursting with botanical benefits was to order it via Lazada.com. However, old-school me prefers being able to feel the textures, sniff the scents and swatch the colours – the last one being particularly important since I’ve got medium-warm toned skin. Which is why I was delighted to know that the brand had opened it’s first ever store in Singapore at Tangs VivoCity.
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How to look your best – even when you don’t feel it

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You can barely breathe from a blocked nose, your eyes are watery and all the sneezing and coughing has left a mountain of tissue near you. There are few things worse than a bad cold. More so when your packed schedule won’t let you sit back with a hot mug of tea and your favourite movies/books. I know you feel miserable, but the good news is, you don’t have to look it. So whether it’s a presentation you just can’t postpone or a friend’s engagement party, these are my tips to ensure you look your best.

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8 makeup and beauty tips I picked up backstage at Singapore Fashion Week

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If you’re a beauty junkie, there’s no better place than backstage at Singapore Fashion Week, or any fashion week for that matter. You get to hang around all this amazing makeup – NARS in this case, chat with and watch lead stylists at work, pick up some great tips and find new ways to use old favourites. Here’s everything I learned while hanging around NARS International Lead Stylist Jane Richardson and NARS Japan Lead Stylist Mutsumi Masaoka.
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