This highly anticipated collaboration by the biggest names in the beauty and fashion industry did not disappoint. The Nars X Erdem limited edition collection comes in a gorgeous pale blue packaging with Erdem’s classic floral designs all over. This lip powder palette might be the most unique and versatile release. The compact houses 4 powders in a range of pinks and reds as well as a lip priming balm in nude. You apply the balm and then the powder on top of it, mixing colours as you please, creating a custom lip shade. The lip powder formula is surprisingly comfortable and long-lasting plus the handy compact allows you to go from day-to-night easily.
Ultra pigmented with one-swipe colour, these matte lipsticks are as advertised—Extreme. Laura Mercier released these matte lip crayons in an array of 24 shades, ranging from an everyday mauve in ‘Fresh’ to a deep dark cool-toned brown in ‘Dare’. The slim bullet allows for precision when applying this richly pigmented lip colour and they apply completely matte without any dry-time. Dab on the lips for a hazy stain or apply straight from the bullet for a bolder look. One thing’s for sure, this lippie will last all night long.
Part of their Coconut Fantasy collection that launched recently, Marc Jacobs has finally released a loose setting powder. And naturally, it smells like coconuts. The finely milled powder in the shade ‘invisible’ blur out imperfections and pores, whilst tackling unwanted shine without stripping the skin. The powder itself contain moisturizing ingredients such as coconut and cocoa butter to prevent that chalky, powdery look. Hence, your makeup will be lock and loaded all day long!
Mamonde has done it again! Expanding on their famous creamy tint formula, they now have it in a easy to control squeeze form. The creamy tint is, as the name suggests, creamier and more moisturizing in texture than their regular tints. Yet it still packs a punch in terms of pigment and has a velvety finish that’s perfect to achieve that Korean ombre lip look.
A twist on the tropical scents we are used to, Jo Malone releases their Cherimoya cologne under the Hot Blossoms limited edition range this summer. Cherimoya is a fruit that tastes like a creamy pear, fruity yet milky at the same time. Hence, the cologne encapsulates that with pear and bergamot lending the fragrance a fruity element, while tonka bean and Copahu resin gives a lactonic touch. A unique summer scent!
Be pretty in pink with Lipstick Queen’s latest ‘Dating Game’ lippie range. It features 4 shade of pink, housed in an adorable millennial pink casing. A creamy smooth texture with a medium opacity that you can build up, apply a light wash of pink or layer up for a more full-on lip. No extra points for loyalty here! Flirt with the ‘Bad Boy’ (a cool toned fuschia) or settle with ‘Mr Right’ (a coral pink shade), it’s all about playing the dating game.
When it comes to sunscreens, Anessa is one Japanese brand that immediately comes to mind for its cosmetically elegant textures, lightweight feel and extreme protection. The new Whitening UV Sunscreen gel is formulated with a unique brightening essence that helps to suppress melanin production in your skin to prevent dark spots and freckles on top of providing protecting from UVA and UVB rays. It’s gel texture sinks into the skin quickly and is water and sweatproof.
If Meghan Markle didn’t already have a bespoke wedding scent created for her, this new scent from Elie Saab would’ve been perfect. A reincarnation of their signature Le Parfum line, ‘in white’ features notes of mandarin essence, blackcurrant, jasmine, orange blossom, peony and solar notes for a warmer, brighter version of their original. Ideal for summer weddings or outdoor ones, this scent is also great to spritzed on an ultra feminine lady on the daily.
Can you believe that it has been a decade since Kat Von D launched her makeup line? To celebrate this incredible milestone, Kat Von D is launching a limited edition10-year anniversary collection. The palette in the collection contains 16 bold, colorful shades in matte, metallic and shimmer finishes and limited-edition packaging featuring new artwork drawn by Kat herself. The Kat Von D 10th Anniversary Collection will be available for a limited time only beginning 15 May 2018 on Sephora.sg, and 24 May 2018 in Sephora stores.
French pharmaceutical brand, Vichy Laboratories has released an exfoliating shampoo that just might be your anti-dandruff savior. Formulated with salicylic acid, lipo-hydroxy acid and apricot kernel powder, it’s made to slough off dead skin cells for a healthier scalp. Despite its impressive list of dandruff-fighting ingredients, it’s still gentle enough for regular use and is enriched with glycerin to make sure the hairs on the scalp are hydrated and protected.
Just when you thought cushion mania is over, Kenzo comes in with an ultra cool, new concept of fragrance in cushion form. With notes of pink pepper, Bulgarian rose, white musk and vanilla, their classic Flower By Kenzo EDP is now housed in a sleek silver cushion compact, encapsulated in a translucent jelly that is easy to spread and pat throughout the day. Great for touch-ups on the go!
Penhaligon’s is launching a new limited edition fragrance collection called ‘Hidden London’, inspired by three distinct areas, namely Marylebone, Kensington and Belgravia. Belgravia Chypre follows the structure of a classic chypre genre in perfumery which often uses notes of bergamot, oakmoss and patchouli to create a woody, citrus accord. Penhaligon’s then added raspberry, pink pepper and rose to create a youthful magnetism to the classic chypre style.
Finally, after much anticipation, Mugler is releasing a new pillar to their fragrance line. Since their iconic 90s classics such as Alien and Angel, Mugler has yet to release a brand new fragrance to their range until Aura. Housed in a bright emerald bottle shaped like a heart, the scent evokes a romantic fantasy in the forest. With notes like rhubard leaf, tiger liana, bourbon vanilla and wolfwood, it is both green and oriental at the same time, creating a complete unique yet tempting scent that no one can resist.
Known for their legendary lip formulas, Fresh is launching all new flavours of their hydrating lip balms. Slightly different from their lip treatments, these potted balms are more glossy and emollient, glazing the lips with a gorgeous sheen whilst deeply nourishing them. Plus, they smell and taste good enough to eat! Originally, Fresh came out with caramel. Now, they are launching four delicious new flavours; Chocolate, coconut, lemon and peach. The coconut one is just perfect for summer!
Everyone knows of Guerlain’s smooth as butter Rouge G lipsticks! Enriched with hyaluronic acid spheres, mango butter and jojoba oil, the lipsticks aren’t just packed with pigment, they are also packed with moisture. Guerlain has relaunched their Rouge G lipsticks with 30 luminous and highly-pigmented shades and 15 new designs for their lip cases. Be it patterned, metallic or a leather finish, you’ll find a case design that will speak to your aesthetic. Trust us, you’ll want to pull this lippie out for touch-ups just to show it off.
Available in 5 delicious scents, quench parched skin with this fast absorbing body yogurt. The light gel-cream texture sinks into the skin instantly whilst providing a huge dose of hydration that lasts up to 48 hours. Ideal for Singapore’s humid weather, the body yogurt is not at all heavy or sticky. Get that quenched, summer glow all over your body and smell fabulous too!
Terry de Gunzburg’s new summer collection called ‘Hippy Chic’ is a celebration of fun, sun and colours. Inspired by summers in the 70s, the limited edition makeup collection aims to evoke a carefree, hippy spirit. Their sun designer palette comes in a gorgeous zigzag stripe of peach, pink, gold and bronze. Your bronzer, highlight and blush in a convenient, summery palette. You won’t want to miss out on this one.
A powerhouse formulated by local skincare brand, Porcelain. This serum is packed with all the good stuff – probiotics, elderflower extract, wakame extract and a dual-chained hyaluronic acid, just to name a few. This clear serum is created for all skin types, even the oily and acne-prone and is meant to balance the skin’s moisture levels. Never overbearing, the light serum sinks right in and quenches the skin like a much needed drink of water.
Utter luxury in a bottle! Chantecaille’s decadent Rose de Mai range makes use of the precious rose de mai from the French Riviera, Grasse. Known for its powerful anti-aging and nourishing properties, the rose de mai blooms only once a year and is a precious commodity in the beauty and perfume industry. The face oil is the latest addition to the range and is a bouquet of rose de mai, rose damascena, rose geranium, rosehip and evening primrose. This botanical elixir is smells divine and sinks into the skin, whilst giving it a wonderful glow.
This antioxidant rich facial mist is a purse essential to give your skin a boost of hydration and glow throughout the day. With wild indigo and an anti-pollution complex, the mist boosts the skin’ defence against free-radicals and helps increase water-retention in order to keep the skin hydrated for longer. Keep it by your side at all times and spritz it whenever you feel your skin is looking a little lackluster.
Natural (and ultra aesthetic) skincare brand, Aesop has released a new skincare range that is targeted for combination skin types. aptly called ‘In Two Minds’, the range addresses the complex needs of combination skin in order to achieve and balanced, clear complexion. The In Two Minds Facial Toner has niacinamide and panthenol to soothe as well as witch hazel and salicylic acid to purify at the same time. Lightweight in texture, the toner is great of congested and confused skin in Singapore’s hot weather.
A green juice for your face! Laneige’s addition to their Water Bank range comes just in time to help you fight Singapore’s heat wave in May. The Moisture Mist is chock full of greens like brussel sprout, artichoke and lima beans to fortify and strengthen the skin barrier. Niacinamide soothes while the ultra fine mist is perfect for spritzing even over makeup, just for a boost of hydration and protection throughout the day.
- Beauty launches
- By Terry
- Elie Saab
- Eve Lom
- Jo Malone
- Kat Von D
- Kat Von D Beauty
- Laura Mercier
- Lipstick Queen
- Marc Jacobs
- May 2018
- May Launches
- Nars X Erdem
- Porcelain Aesthetics