Happy Saturday! Back in September, I was invited to Watons’ Beauty Day Out, which showcased most of the brands they carry. Brands include their own Watsons house brand, as well as brands exclusively sold at Watsons!
Watsons created a maze for us, with stations of different brands, all around this restaurant called FullHouse. First stop is Vichy!
Vichy focuses on women’s beauty requirements and needs to develop a range of skincare products that provides visible efficacy and is safe for use, for every type of skin. Combining in-depth skin knowledge, extensive research and innovative technologies, Vichy strives to give women the ability to realize their ideal skin type and obtain the skin they always dream of.
The star of Vichy hydrating skincare, Aqualia Thermal ($48) constitutes of up to 20% Vichy Thermal Spa Water to soothe, hydrate and fortify sensitive, dehydrated skin. It is available in light and rich textures, as a mask or for eye care.
A pioneer in anti-imperfection skincare and the No. 1 anti-imperfection skincare in Singapore, Normaderm ($39) corrects the problems of combination to oily skin such as open pores, blackheads, spots and irregular complexion to restore the skin’s beauty and radiance.
Bi-White ($82) is the first skincare to offer Asian women high efficacy on dark spots and dull complexion. An ultra-hydrating formula suitable for sensitive skin, Bi-White Essence is the No.1 whitening product in Singapore* and other Asian countries today, even after its launch ten years ago.
Vichy has a device to read your skin and analyse your skin type. I am usually the dry skin type but because I have been moisturizing well enough then, Vichy staff actually say that my skin is normal combination. So this machine or device is really accurate.
Under parent company L.D. Waxson, Bio-Essence Professional is a sub-brand under Bio-Essence – a renowned brand housing many unique products with rapid efficacies such as Face Lifting Cream, which is the No.1 selling facial care product in Singapore since 2004.
The above three set of skincare range is new to Bio-Essence Professional. Unlike the usual line of Bio-Essence, this Professional line is meant to be used like having a mini spa at home.
The Bio-essence Professional 3D Face Lifting series is a new range of skincare products that help women achieve 3D facial lifting effects, without the use of surgery.
Uniquely tailored with Bio-engineering technology to cater to different skin types, the 3D Face Lifting series includes the 3D Lifting Toner ($29, 150ml), 3D Lifting Essence ($69, 40ml), 3D Face Lifting Cream ($69, 30g) and Facial Contour Control & Firming Bio Essential Oil ($38, 10ml) to nourish and renew skin – effectively reducing visible signs of ageing around the face and neck and restoring the skin’s firmness and youthfulness. See instant results in facial contour reduction in just 10mins!
Other ranges include the Bio-essence Professional Bright Eye Series (from $38 – $59) to reduce wrinkles, lift eye bags and eliminate dark eye circles for firmer, brighter eyes; and the Bio-essence Professional Enchantment Intensive Hydration Series (from $19 – $49) which nourishes, soothes and strengthens the skin to lock in moisture and prevent water loss for a more youthful, supple complexion.
The Bio-essence Professional 3D Face Lifing range has an essential oil included which calms your nerves and it can be used all over your body – just like a Spa, but at the comfort of your own home.
L’Oréal Youth Code Eye Essence
L’Oréal Paris, one of the world’s top beauty brands, offers products that combine the latest in technology with the highest in quality. Committed to research and innovation, L’Oréal Paris provides innovative yet affordable luxury beauty products of the four major beauty categories – hair colour, cosmetics, hair care and skin care.
I have to say L’Oreal came up with the most innovative station where we have to solve the crime of eye concerns. The culprits are usually the lack of sleep, poor removal of makeup, sun exposure, as well as constant rubbing of eyes or smiling!
L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Eye Essence ($34.90, 15ml) is a specialised serum for younger-looking eyes, a second installment following Youth Code Boosting Essence, a revolutionary boosting essence distilled from ten years of intensive research in gene science by L’Oréal Paris.
Combining two patented technologies developed by L’Oréal Paris, PRO-GEN™ and DRAINBOOST™, Youth Code Eye Essence boosts skin’s recovery powers and strengthens its barrier function, visibly reducing fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, eye bags, and other signs of fatigue. This results in a smoother, more luminous eye contour with improved elasticity and firmness.
A lightweight formula that is quickly absorbed into the eye contours, Youth Code Eye Essence features a silky skin finish with a fresh sensation and no oily residue.
From November 2012, L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Eye Essence will be available in stores, at an introductory price of $29.90 (Nov–Dec’12). Additionally, receive a complimentary UV Perfect Sunscreen SPF50/PA+++ (15ml) with purchase of 2 skin care products from L’Oréal Paris (Only at Watsons).
Created to ensure that customers kept that salon-fresh look wherever they went, Marc Anthony True Professional® is a line of solution-based products tailored to suit unique hair care and styling needs, from curls to straight to thick.
Marc Anthony True Professional® 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo ($24.90, 150ml) helps eliminates grime within 60 seconds, leaving your hair clean, shiny and full of newfound body.
The 2nd Day formula was developed with Nanotechnology and Zeolite to absorb oil at the molecular level, trapping dirt and dust to leave hair feeling clean and smooth, even ina humid country like Singapore. It contains a blend of Chamomile Extract, Stinging Nettle Extract and Pro Vitamin B5, offering added cleansing, conditioning and shine benefits – so that your hair looks healthy as well!
The 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo was recently awarded the Best of the Best 2012 Beauty Award in Taiwan.
Created by iconic model and Japanese teen idol, Tsubasa Masuwaka (?????), Dolly Wink is a collection of false eyelashes and eyeliners. Launched in Japan in November 2009, these products help girls to achieve the Gyaru (“adult-cute”) look Tsubasa-chan is famous for, a look characterised by blond curly locks and big, bright eyes lined with luscious thick lashes.
Handmade by Koji craftsmen, an eye make-up product specialist manufacturer with a history of over 80 years, Dolly Wink eyelashes are durable and can be reused for over a month. The false eyelashes mostly have transparent bands that are also shaved thin at the ends so as to blend in well with natural lashes. They also tend to be able to retain their curl better than other false lashes and are both longer and wider.
The Dolly Wink series features two lines of false eyelashes – the original Gyaru line (Eyelashes #01- #08) and the newer Otona (mature) line (Eyelashes #09- #14). Apart from upper lashes, Dolly Wink is also famous for their very natural lower lash series (Eyelashes #05 – #08, #12 – #14). This December, the older line of lashes will be going through a packaging revamp and along with that, three new upper lash designs will also be introduced. All lashes retail at $24.90 for a box of two pairs.
Other accessories to complement the look include the Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Black or Brown ($24.90), Dolly Wink Pencil Eyeliner in Brown or Black ($17.50), Dolly Wink Eyelash Fix in Standard or Black ($16.90) and Dolly Wink Eyelash Case in Pink or Purple ($9.90).
Ma Chérie, or “My Sweetheart” in French, is a line of hair care that aims to provide individuals with lustrous, soft and silky hair. Ideal for women who desire beautiful hair with a lingering romantic fragrance, the brand was first launched in Japan and is now available in Singapore.
Ma Chérie hair products are formulated with its signature Champagne Honey Gelee, a combination of champagne, honey and other ingredients to moisturize and soften hair, whilst protecting against harmful free radicals and environmental aggressions.
Emanating a fresh and fruity aroma during bath time, the hair products tame flyaway hair, leaving a musky and sweet floral scent. Its Air Feel hair care range ($8.90 – $19.90) not only adds volume to flat hair but also has a lightweight texture. Its other signature Moisture hair range ($8.90 – $20.50) protects and treats dry ends for softer, more manageable hair.
Other products include the Aqua Dew Energy EX ($16.90), Aqua Energy Mist ($17.90) and Hair Oil leave-in treatment ($16.90) to combat frizzy hair; Perfect Shower Smooth ($17.90), Perfect Shower Wave ($17.90) and Perfect Shower Moist ($17.90) to salvage morning bed hair; and the Hair Fragrance ($16.90) to regain fresh smelling hair from food and cigarettes stench.
Founded in 1993 by a group of make-up artists, CLIO has established itself as one of the top make-up brands in Korea. The brand continues to adapt itself towards its consumers’ wants and needs, developing up to 70 products a year.
This season, the No.1 eyeliner brand in Korea brings you the latest in its eyeliner arsenal, the Waterproof Turnliner Twisturn. It’s like brand new with each twist! This convenient auto-turn functioning liquid liner is handy in controlling the amount of eyeliner used, providing just the right amount of eyeliner needed for easy application and preventing any wastage. A hypoallergenic, waterproof liner for long-lasting coverage, the CLIO Waterproof Turnliner Twisturn also contains pearl powder which creates a 3D shimmer effect that adds sparkle and shine to the eyes.
This liquid eyeliner can also double up as an eye shadow and is available in eight sexy shades for $23.90 – Star Silver #1, Star Gold #2, Brown Earth #3, Urban Khaki #4, Stage Navy #5, Night Purple #6, Club Black #7 and Urban Black #8.
Other products include the CLIO Hitch Eye-King Volume Mascara $22.90, which instantly adds intense volume and instant lash coating to your lashes. This smudge-proof mascara once used with the CLIO Turnliner Twisturn will further help to accentuate the eyes.
CLIO has recently launched new products such as their mineralized blushes and eyeshadows as well!
Thank you to Watsons for having us at this fun event!
Thanks for reading ~