We all have that one beauty product that we absolutely want, but just can't justify splurging on, no matter how great or highly-raved about it is.
Well, we say there's no better time to treat yourself than on your birthday. Here are eight beauty treats that are totally worth giving to yourself as a birthday gift!
1. SK-II Treatment Essence, $259.
This best-selling essence has been beloved by many (including Cate Blanchett) for its high PiteraTM concentration, a unique yeast strain that prevents ageing and regenerates cells.
2. Temptu Makeup Airbrush Device, US$225 (approx. S$304.21).
No one really needs airbrush makeup everyday (unless you're Kim Kardashian), but this beauty tool is great for special occasions and events where you want a natural yet high-coverage foundation finish. There are also pigment pods for blush, highlighter and bronzer, for an all-over flawless complexion.
3. Alpha-H Liquid Gold, $56.
This cult-favourite product acts as an overnight mask to bring you radiant, clear and firm skin after just one sleep. It also boosts your skin’s renewal and reparation processes for younger-looking skin for longer.
4. Slip embroidered silk queen pillowcase, US$69 (approx. S$93.29).
While not technically a beauty product, this silk pillowcase doesn’t only provide you with a luxurious sleep, but also protects your hair and skin from any friction-damage that you might get from regular pillowcases, while keeping them hydrated.
5. Artis Brush Elite Mirror 5 Brush Set, US$145 (approx. S$196.05).
Between our Beauty Blenders and makeup brushes, there are already more than enough beauty application tools. But these unique brushes from Artis Brush have become a makeup artist go-to since it was released earlier this year.
For effortlessly curled eyelashes, treat yourself to this heated eyelash curler. This award-winning lash tool gently and safely curls lashes with just the right amount of heat for lashes that stay curled all day.
7. Pat McGrath Skin Fetish 003, US$72 (approx. S$97.35).
When renowned makeup artist Pat McGrath releases his own line of beauty products, you know you have to get your hands on it. This kit comes with a stick highlighter and balm, highlight pigment and a buffer brush to create an amazing glow.
8. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat, $39.
This concealer-highlighter combo has been a cult-favourite for 24 years, and it’s not hard to see why. This moisturising, multi-purpose and handy formula can be used on any facial feature to banish blemishes and imperfections while adding subtle radiance to the high points of the face.