This luminous eau bursts forth with a citrus jolt, where sparkling bergamot, mandarin and a touch of aldehydes collide to accentuate the clarity and crispness of the ingredients. A luscious bouquet of rose and jasmine then makes its entrance, intoxicating your senses with its richness and depth. Finally, a melange of sandalwood, patchouli, cedarwood and musk accord surfaces, leaving behind a sensual trail on your skin—no wonder the scent is named Joy, to reflect all the exhilarating emotions that are evoked from one simple spritz.
Whether you prefer to go matte, metallic or just a touch of sheen, look no further than NARS’ new library of eyeshadow singles. Promising saturated pigments, ease of application as well as long-lasting wear, these shades are perfect for making a bold statement.
If you love the coverage of a foundation but yet want a fresh, radiant complexion, this is your best bet. Infused colour-correcting pigments that counter dullness and skin imperfections, this lightweight foundation layers on beautifully without caking. A unique complex of soft focus powders also help ensure that light is optimally reflected from the skin for an enviable glow. Plus, it is also enriched with licorice extracts for long-term skin brightening effects. Just pat onto areas of concern and repeat to build coverage without worrying if the foundation will sink into fine lines as it contains hyaluronic acid to plump skin surface.
Defy the signs of ageing with this power-packed firming serum. Developed to restore skin firmness and reshape facial contours, this serum contains The Phyto-Complexe Pro-Firm 7, a proprietary complex of seven botanicals which act on stimulating collagen production to densify the dermis for plumper skin. Oat seed extract also provides an instant smoothing and firming effect that sits perfectly under makeup. Over time, skin is plumped, refined and sculpted.
Drenched in moisturising agents that keep lips smooth and plump, these creamy lipsticks have a glide-on texture that melts onto lips to ensure smooth and even application of colour. It is also extremely versatile as one swipe of these creamy lipsticks give a sheer wash of colour while multiple layers give you a pigment-packed effect.
Expect nothing less than natural ingredients supercharged by high-tech delivery system from this tea-based brand. Launching in Singapore this month, all of Lu Ming Tang’s products combine powerful tea-derived polyphenols and oxygenating chlorophyll to equip skin with all the necessary antioxidants and nutrients to fend off environmental hazards. And if you’re looking at giving your skin a thorough detox, try this fast-acting face mask. Not only does it buff away dead skin cells and residual impurities, it also stimulates circulation and infuses skin with a load of vitamins for instantly smoother and more radiant skin.
Formulated to target early signs of ageing like fine lines, dark circles and puffiness, it harnesses the benefits of botanical ingredients to brighten, decongest and smooth the eye contour area. Best part, the formula has a refreshing gel-lotion texture which doesn’t grease up the area, making it perfect for all skin types and for application under makeup.
Synonymous with its luxurious melt-in texture that’s packed with caviar extracts, La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Luxe Cream has been the go-to moisturiser for discerning women looking to firm and lift their facial contours from inside out. Now, the formula is even better than ever, as it contains bioengineered components of caviar that have been impossible to extract previously. The result? A cream that harnesses the full potential of lipids- and peptides-rich caviar to magnify the cream’s firming prowess as skin tautness and suppleness improves with each application.
You might be familiar with bi-phase eye or lip makeup removers, but the new Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil In Water references this concept and introduces its anti-pollution version. Not only does it guarantee the same cleansing efficacy as its signature cleansing oils, it also promises a lightweight, non-greasy finish that are associated with cleansing waters. Plus, it is infused with botanical extracts to gently polish skin surface, eliminate pollutants and feed skin with antioxidants for clearer, healthier skin.
Beyond the ingredients commonly found in anti-ageing products like minerals, amino acids, hyaluronic acid and elastin, this supercharged formula also contains a skin-tightening algae extract, firming peptides and Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA), which works by relaxing facial muscles that cause wrinkles, repair skin barrier layer and stimulate collagen and elastin production. Most importantly, the efficacy of the formula is optimised by its patented ENHANCE delivery system to ensure that all ingredients are effectively and accurately delivered deep beneath skin surface. You can also expect instantly visible results thanks to a snail-derived peptide that has a Botox-like action to temporarily smooth wrinkles.
Specially formulated to counter redness and sallowness of the skin, this foundation balances skin tone for a naturally radiant look. Its ultra-fine texture glides onto skin, reducing the appearance of skin imperfections like spots, pores and discolouration. For best results, apply this after prepping skin with Moisturizing Makeup Base, $57. Those who have oily skin should also set makeup with the Pressed Powder, $37, to prolong makeup wear and diffuse the appearance of pores.
What might attract you first to this oil-in-serum is first of, the incredible packaging. L’Occitane‘s Immortelle Reset is housed in a stunning purple-violet ombre bottle with the golden bubbles of the serum peeking through at the bottom. Packaging aside, the oil-in-serum formula has more than 3000 golden spheres of Immortelle essential oil, floating in a potent serum infused with plant extracts like marjoram (for skin rejuvenation) and acmella oleacera (to smoothen fine lines). Great for ladies who are too busy to use a separate facial serum and oil, Immortelle Reset targets anti-ageing concerns and hydrates the skin deeply for a plump, radiant complexion.
A brand new addition to the Jo Malone range, Honeysuckle & Davana is a new floral offering from the brand to brighten your day. Inspired by the English countryside, the cologne features top notes of davana, a heart of honeysuckle and base notes of moss to create a warm floral scent that radiates sunshine and happiness. Capturing the essence of the honeysuckle as an English wildflower, Jo Malone opted for a woodier base so that the scent has an air of lightness and never feels cloying. Perfect for Singapore weather!
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How can you resist the sleek and lacquered red packaging of Dior‘s new Ultra Rouge range? The new formula is the ultimate jack of all trades, providing vibrant pigmentation with a semi-matte finish while giving the lips 12 hours of hydration. The slim bullet makes for easy and precise application to. The Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge feels like a gel, coating the lips with a veil of hydration and colour that lasts all day. Besides that, the elegant couture case is just made to be on display on your vanity.
#Aesthetic Japanese brand, THREE has launched a new liquid eye shadow for fall this year and it’s a lazy girl’s dream come true. The waterproof eye shadow comes in a convenient doe-foot applicator so that you can swipe on the product and blend the colours out in a jiffy. They are a mixture of potent matte pigments and iridescent pearl powders that give the eyes an incredible glossy-look, despite drying down completely matte. It also contains 10 plant oils in the formula so that it never accentuates fine lines. A godsend for busy women who just want to dab, blend and go!
Guerlain is known for the incredible KissKiss lipsticks, which are usually wearing their little black dresses. This fall, 5 iconic shades in their KissKiss range are ditching the black case and going for a colourful, glossy tube that’s too cute to pass up. The limited edition packaging doesn’t take away from their same hydrating lipstick formula, rich in hyaluronic acid spheres and commiphora oil. With just a few swipes, lips are left looking juicy, plump and oh-so-kissable.
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Last year, Chanel launched a new pillar to their impressive fragrance range and we were head over heels in love with Gabrielle. Fast forward a year and you can now bathe yourself (literally) with the scent of Gabrielle from head to toe. Their new body range includes a moisturizing body lotion in the Gabrielle scent. Light enough to sink into a skin quickly, yet hydrating enough to keep your skin feeling soft all day, the body lotion also helps to intensify your Gabrielle perfume. The luminous notes of jasmine, Grasse tuberose and ylang-ylang will linger all day long.
We all know and love the cult classic Touche Éclat from YSL. Now you can have that radiance-boosting magic all over your face with their new All-in-One Glow Foundation. The foundation is the first ever to feature a cream-to-water transformative texture that instantly quenches parched skin, while being completely undetectable and natural-looking. The formula turns into water as you rub it into the skin, providing a veil of hydration and sheer-to-medium coverage. Skin is left looking healthy, dewy and effortlessly perfected.
Is there anything more luxe than full-on gold packaging? Hourglass‘ latest mascara release not only looks like a million bucks, it’ll make your lashes look lush and luxe too. The ultra volumizing, smudge-proof formula thickens and lengthens lashes from root to tip, while the natural bristle brush deposits the right amount with just one stroke. The result is thicker, bolder, blacker lashes that still looks fluttery and defined. Caution: You just might fall in love with this one.
Finally, NARS has come out with their own rendition of the perfect brow product. The Brow Perfector comes in 8 natural-looking shades and has an oval-shaped tip to create the illusion of actual hair as you build and blend your brows to your desired shape and intensity. It never tugs or drags on the skin, with pigments that last all day, plus a very necessary spoolie to brush and perfect. Honestly, what more can we ask for?
- Beauty launches
- Body Lotion
- Brow Pencil
- Dior Joy Eau de Parfum
- Facial Serum
- Hourglass Cosmetics
- IDS Prestige
- Jo Malone
- La Prairie
- Les Merveilleuses Ladurée
- Lu Ming Tang
- Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge
- September 2018
- Shu Uemura
- YSL Beauté
- YSL Beauty