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Get into the best of beauty
by Jill Alphonso

Must-have eyeliner

Maybelline HyperSharp Liner, at $19.90 from Watsons and Guardian outlets, selected depart- ment stores and major hypermarts and supermarkets.

IN THE world of eyeliner, perhaps no one does it better than Maybelline.

The brand's Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner is a favourite with beauty junkies everywhere. Now, the brand has put out a fabulous new liner from the same Eye Studio range - its HyperSharp Liner.

The beauty in this liner lies in its calligraphy-inspired brush, which tapers to 0.05mm at the very tip. So, expect ultra- exact, ultra-thin lines to be created with ease. Talk about total control.

With this little tool, you're able to experiment with what's known as "eyeliner art".

Drawing its inspiration from calligraphy, henna, mehndi and various forms of body art, eyeliner art means adding curls, swirls and even floral flourishes to the corners of your eyes.

Maybelline's team of make-up artists will be at Cineleisure today (5pm to 8pm), tomorrow (4pm to 8pm) and on Sunday (12pm to 4pm), so head there if you want to learn more about eyeliner art.

Must-have new hair-care range

Redken Nature's Rescue (above), from $39 at leading retailers and salons. Call 1800-838-3388 for a list of retailers.

FASHIONISTAS will know that the best hair-care products are sulphate-free, paraben-free and silicone-free. Such products are less harsh on the hair.

Redken has just introduced Nature's Rescue, which lives up to that promise. The products are infused with plant and marine extracts that remove impurities while helping to nourish hair.

Formulas with water-fresh fragrances, cooling sensations and ocean-inspired textures provide the perfect balance of moisture for those who want a product for gentle daily use.

Try the Refreshing Detox Shampoo ($39), with aloe vera and soy protein, or the Refining Sea Polish ($50), which helps to remove impurities and refine the hair's surface.

Must-have shower treats

Dove Go Fresh body washes, from $3.55 (200ml bottle) at leading supermarkets and personal- care stores.

THE Dove brand goes spa-like with its range of Go Fresh body washes. Packed with moisturising ingredients, the body washes smell like heaven and wash like a dream.

Look for the new Rebalance scent, which makes for an exotic showering experience with a Japanese-inspired blend of plum and pure sakura blossoms.

Also new is the Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash, which contains ultra-fine exfoliating beads to slough off dead skin cells.

If you've tried the small bottles, go large: Bottles of 1 litre cost $10.70.

Must-have whitening lotions

Nivea Whitening Body Range, from $9.55 (250ml) at Watsons, Guardian, Cold Storage and NTUC FairPrice outlets FAIR and radiant skin has long been associated with youth and beauty.

Nivea's new Whitening Body range helps achieve that ideal.

Enriched with Vitamin C, which reduces melanin production and lightens the skin naturally, the products also contain licorice extracts, which stimulate reduction of melanin and uneven pigmentation.

Advanced UVA and UVB filters protect the skin from UV rays.

Must-haves from the range include the Whitening Body Milk (above, right). The lotion contains extracts from the Camu Camu fruit - a fruit prized in Japan for its high Vitamin C content.

Must-have lippies

Maybelline Baby Lips Balm, $5.90 each from personal-care stores.

YUM! These little babies add instant moisture, and taste great.

Look for delicious flavours, from orange to cherry and berry, which leave lips feeling utterly silky and smooth. They also contain an array of vitamins and SPF20 to help protect your pout from harmful UV rays, thus preventing further dryness.

These balms - a great base for lipsticks as well - have won rave reviews from beauty junkies all over the world, who praise this range for long-lasting moisture. And, hey, the cute packaging doesn't hurt.

Must-have foot accessories

Hollywood Feet Series, from $9.90 per pack, exclusively at Watsons

FASHIONISTAS will already know about the Hollywood Fashion Tape brand, which makes the tape that helps keep your privates, um, private when you're wearing drapey, loose or revealing dresses and tops.

Now, the brand has branched out, making walking about that much more comfy. The Hollywood Feet Series helps you wear killer heels with minimal discomfort.

Star buys are Soothing Spots ($9.90 for a pack of six) - mini gel cushions that protect from shoe rubs - and Velvet Cushions ($10.90 for a pack of two) - slip these cushions which have a smooth, velvety finish under the balls of the feet for extra comfort.

Get ready to walk a mile in those heels, while looking like a star.

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