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Team BURO’s Beauty Empties of 2020: The best in hair, makeup, skincare and fragrance


By Wei Yeen Loh

Team BURO’s Beauty Empties of 2020: The best in hair, makeup, skincare and fragrance

As we welcome December and begin counting down the last 31 days of 2020, we take a look back at the best—and most memorable—beauty buys that have garnered a permanent position on our vanities. From Dyson’s new, super-savvy cordless hair straightener to all-time skincare favourites from SK-II and Shiseido, these are Team BURO’s Beauty Empties of 2020:


Dyson Corrale

“A hair straightener that doubles as a curling tool while taking care of your hair so you don’t have to feel guilty about heat damage? The Dyson Corrale hair straightener is my new lifesaver and thanks to it, I’ve been able to create natural-looking curls easily—15 minutes and I’m out the door. The fact that it’s cordless makes things even easier, especially for someone like me with poor coordination skills.” – Rachel Au, Editor


SK-II Facial Treatment Mask

“This saved my skin during MCO when WFH-induced stress gave me acne (amongst other skin problems). Just one sheet works wonders in reducing redness and reviving my complexion.” – Loh Wei Yeen, Deputy Editor

Shiseido The Perfect Protector SPF50+ PA++++

“I’m a forever fan of Shiseido’s range of suncare and this has been my third bottle of SPF from the brand. The formula absorbs easily and doesn’t leave a greasy or icky finish (even at my sweatiest). Plus, it’s SPF50+, which is more than my skin can ask for.” – Loh Wei Yeen, Deputy Editor


Decorte AQ Radiant Glow Lifting Cushion Foundation Tone Up SPF30/PA+++

“I don’t usually wear foundation, but I discovered this cushion foundation during a shoot and it’s my new go-to. It’s lightweight and buildable, but most importantly, it doesn’t break me out. While this isn’t technically empty yet, it’s definitely on its way there.” – Redzhanna Jazmin, Editorial Assistant

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

“While I love looking dewy and glowy, there’s nothing worse than hitting 3pm on a full-face day and feeling the oil slick pool up on my T-zone. Needless to say—this setting powder was a huge game-changer for me.” – Redzhanna Jazmin, Editorial Assistant


Gabrielle Chanel Essence

“With an exotic and sparkling blend of jasmine, ylang-ylang, orange blossom and Grasse tuberose, it’s my go-to fragrance to embody the spirit of a confident and feminine woman—like Coco Chanel was.” – Rachel Au, Editor

Check out the complete list of Beauty Empties here.

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