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Health, Beauty & Fashion

Beauty Flash

There is a new store in town for beauty junkies to check out - Tokyu Hands at Westgate in Jurong East .
The Straits Times - September 12, 2014
By: Gladys Chung
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Beauty Flash Moisturising face sheet masks printed with Kabuki designs and animal faces ($15 for a box of two) from Isshindo Honpo. -- PHOTOS: AESOP, ESTEE LAUDER, GIORGIO ARMANI, GLADYS CHUNG, LANEIGE, SEPHORA

EXCLUSIVE JAPANESE

There is a new store in town for beauty junkies to check out - Tokyu Hands at Westgate in Jurong East .

The Japanese lifestyle store opened last week and its beauty section takes up about a third of the 7,500 sq ft store.

It features more than 50 Japanese beauty brands - many of which are exclusives - such as Nov, Wasser, Suhada Recipe, Loretta, MVNE and Chacott. There are also beauty gadgets and grooming products for men.

Products that caught our eye include the Face Lift Tape by Magie Lab (from $14.90). It is said to be an alternative to actual face-lifting surgery - just stick the almost-invisible tape near the areas you want to lift, such as the eyes.

Also, check out the moisturising face sheet masks printed with Kabuki designs and animal faces ($15 for a box of two) from Isshindo Honpo.

BIRTHDAY CREAMS

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Laneige will be launching a limited-edition set of Water Bank Gel Cream Ex ($52 for seven 10ml tubes) designed by its ambassador and K-drama star Song Hye Gyo.

Instead of wearing a different perfume to suit your mood or occasion, the actress proposes that you slather on a scented cream.

Each 10ml tube of moisturising cream in the set has a different scent; pick from jasmine and bergamot to wine and Song's favourite, lavender. The colourful tubes are also handy for travel and midday touch-ups.

PUCKER UP

From now till Sept 21, buy at least one Sephora Collection lip product and spend a minimum of $50 at Sephora stores to receive a complimentary full-sized lip product.

Sephora will also be retailing its exclusive Puckerlicious sets at a special price of $29, while stocks last.

Each set contains a Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss, NYX Butter Lipstick, Givenchy Mini Le Rouge, Too Faced Mini Melted Lipstick and Sephora Collection Mini Rouge Infusion.

FINDS STATEMENT SCENTS

1. ESTEE LAUDER MODERN MUSE EDP
from $88 for 30ml, from Estee Lauder counters

This scent is the brand's biggest perfume launch since Beyond Paradise in 2003. Fronted by American model Arizona Muse, the juice is signature Estee Lauder - clean and floral - but with an added hint of sexy.

Mandarin, honeysuckle nectar, jasmine sambac absolute, tuberose and lily accords are blended with Madagascar vanilla, amber wood and musk.

2. GIORGIO ARMANI PRIVE OMBRE & LUMIERE EDP
$950 for 100ml, from Armani/Prive at Tangs Beauty

Made to complement the Italian designer's spring/summer 2014 collection, there are only 1,000 bottles of this scent available worldwide.

Inspired by the ethereal and billowing fabrics from that collection, the juice is a blend of jasmine sambac absolute, iris and violet accords.

3. AESOP MARRAKECH INTENSE EDT
$105 for 50ml; parfum $127 for 10ml, from Aesop stores

A unisex scent based on the bustling markets of Marrakech in Morocco, this is a warm woody-floral (neroli, jasmine and bergamot) perfume with a hint of the animalic.

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