Armani Beauty Essence-in-Balm Mesh BB cushion sits well with most skin types – We couldn’t stop ourselves from making that headline pun. Plus it is true. Cushion foundations are a busy woman’s prayer answered. One with BB abilities like hydration, and sun protection is going to be very popular too. What’s interesting about the latest BB cushion from Armani Beauty is that it contains 30 percent water and thus offers a soothing and cooling effect on flustered faces. The cream foundation formula also gives a solid SPF 50/PA +++ shield from the sun while electric blue pigments, pearls and powders help to gleam up and conceal tired and dull complexions. The cushion’s fine mesh layer and watery texture is pretty forgiving for a wide variety of touch up styles, be it the precise tap, a hasty rub or a thorough wipe. This allows for a more buildable type of coverage depending on what is needed.
The Armani Beauty Essence-In-Balm Mesh Cushion (in 4 new shades) from 1 May at SGD120, online at Tangs.com
Chanel Holiday Collection 2020: Les Chaȋnes d’Or de Chanel
Chanel Holiday Collection 2020 goes for gold this Christmas – One of the nicest things about shopping for the festive season are makeup kits – these curated colours and items, often at a good value too, offer one a chance to get out of the comfort zone to experiment with new looks. Case in point – Les Chaȋne d’Or de Chanel which seeks to tease out the playful holiday update with the sophisticated allure of Mademoiselle Chanel. Gold seems to be the colour du jour for this holiday season and Chanel has incorporated its iconic golden chains into this collection with an added twist. The palette offers rich and deep shades lit up with antique rose or white gold to give an aura of luxury with warm radiance. Platinum and coppery tones of ultra-fine shimmer are present in the four eyeshadows and lipsticks while the Illuminating Blush Powder contours brightens up with a rosy undertone to give a natural and healthy glow. All of which offer a comfortable, long-wear formula that is flattering for most skin types. Chanel has also opted to offer a bold nail polish with its antique gold hue to give just that little bit more of a festive vibe to the whole collection.Chanel Holiday Collection 2020 Les Chaȋnes d’Or is available at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty boutiques from 30 October 2020, and at all Fragrance and Beauty Counters from 6 November 2020.
Chanel Makeup Rouge Allure Laque
Hi-Shine & Hi fives for Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 2020 – The latest lip lacquer from the beauty coffers of Chanel is made to be an ultrawear lip shine that is comfortable on the lips and easy to apply. In its brochure,the Rouge Allure Laque sounds very much like an efficient multi-tasking lippie that promises – with just one single stroke – a delicate and creamy hydrating texture for 8 hours of softness while its water-resistant satiny sheen stays on strong to resist 12 hours of the rubbing and smudging of daily activities. Chanel attributes this feat to a thin duo-layer mesh that holds pigments in one while the other locks in a blend of oils to maintain the high shine. Also, an antioxidant complex of Sappan wood and Vitamin E keeps the lips supple and hydrated.
Rouge Allure Laque retails for SGD52 at all CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty boutiques from 2 October 2020
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation Hydration and Longwear
Chanel’s super popular glowy base gets a revamp – When it comes down to who makes the best foundation for the ultra dewy look, many makeup artists and skincare influencers would tell you that it was often Chanel. So expect no less than a ‘I-had-a-solid-night’s-rest’ level of fresh-faced radiance from the latest in the Healthy Glow range – a buildable fluid foundation that aims to give a barely-there version of a natural and radiant finish. The Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation Hydration and Longwear is a concoction of ultra-fine pigments, light reflecting and hydrating agents as well as an active ingredient (kalanchoe extract) that serves as a skin barrier against pollution. This buildable base intends to last for a good 12 hours in its mission to blur and even out complexion, catch light for the glow effect and prevent makeup from sliding off. While there are a total of 35 shades created, 25 shades have been made available for the Singapore market.
Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation Hydration and Longwear retails at SGD88 at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty boutiques from 4 September 2020Chanel Les Beiges 2020
Bring back the summer glow – A sunny makeover can perk up even the dullest of moods. Look to Chanel Les Beiges for that complete pro-glow collection to spark the joy and bliss that a sun-soaked summer offers. Inspired by the sultry spirit of the French Riviera with Mademoiselle Chanel in mind, Les Beiges has created brightening and bronzing treats that are versatile for not just the face but also wherever one wants to achieve the satiny sun-kissed freshness like the décolleté, arms and legs! The lineup of 8 products for visage, eyes, lips and nails come in warm tones of sunset sheer and coral shimmers to help attain that alluring just-gone-for-a-run flush.
First up, Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation is the much anticipated cushion foundation that gives good coverage that is equal parts protective as well as flattering. With SPF 25, a potent plant extract and contains 56% water, this cushion compact swipes on easily to give a dewy and fresh finish while keeping the dark shadows away. And if it is just a hint of zhuzh needed, the Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid gives a shot of pearly shimmer to the complexion. The Natural Eyeshadow Palette, Lip Balm and 2 Le Vernis nail colours back up the summer holiday vibe with shades of creamy beige, taupe brown, sparkly pink and peachy coral; making it irrelevant whether you’ve really been outdoors or not!
P.S. Chanel is also introducing an E-Concierge and home delivery service where customers can fill in a form online and receive personalised consultation from a beauty advisor before getting their purchases delivered to their homes. Virtual makeup and skincare sessions will also be available soon.
Chanel Le Beiges will be available via chanelsg.com as well as all boutiques and counters from 3 July.Chanel Rouge Coco Flash
Flash that smile with the latest lippies from Chanel – Matte is out and the juicy lip look is in. So lipstick lovers will be pleased to know that Chanel will be plumping up its Coco Flash lip range. Rouge Coco Flash was first launched last year to offer its selfie-friendly lippies with high-shine, hydration and long lasting colour. For those who like to experiment, the see-through cap allows for easy selection without having to pull off one lipstick top after another. Good for keeping things hygienic too. Rouge Coco Flash was well received by users for giving lips a healthy gloss and so Chanel has decided to add another 12 plush shades to the existing 27. Not a fan of lipstick, there’s also 5 new nail polish to pick instead. We love these too.
The new Rouge Coco Flash retails at SGD52.Chanel Ultra Le Teint
Foundation that is lightweight and long wearing – In this hot and humid climate, most of us almost always expect our makeup to dissolve right around lunch time. So if there is a base that promises to outlast any other and need no touch-ups throughout the day, it certainly is worth our attention. The latest fluid foundation from Chanel promises flawless yet natural coverage in a range of 30 shades with a film-forming complex that keeps that oily sheen at bay and your makeup from fading. Its new formula incorporates a fine and breathable powder that does not emphasise fine lines or uneven skin tone while smoothing imperfections. Best part about this foundation is that it is very buildable so it can be applied sheer for a light and natural look or layered to function as a concealer too.
Chanel Ultra Le Teint retails at SGD88 and is available at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty boutiques from 3 April 2020.Chanel Le Lift Crème Yeux
All eyes on Chanel’s new multi-tasking eye cream – Not feeling bright eyed and bushy-tailed? Chanel’s Le Lift Crème Yeux can help with the first part. This new smoothing and firming cream for tired and overworked peepers is formulated with its signature botanical alfafa concentrate that is super gentle but delivers results that are comparable to retinol. Le Lift Crème Yeux also contains active ingredients including yeast extract, beeswax and shea butter and the all-important hyaluronic acid to depuff, lighten dark circles and plump up creases and laugh lines.
The Le Lift Crème Yeux is retailing at SGD140 at all Chanel beauty counters from 3 January 2020.Chanel Rouge Allure Camélia
Kiss me Camellia – Inspired by Coco Chanel’s favourite flower, the full and voluptuous blossom of a Camelia sits atop the golden cap of the latest range of lippies from Chanel. This spring 2020 collection is a revamp of the Rouge Allure and Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks, with a pretty palette of 8 tones from white to purple.
The new limited edition Rouge Allure Camélia is available for SGD54 at all Chanel fragrance and beauty stores from 3 January 2020.
Clarins Total Eye Lift
Clarins Total Eye Lift: Bright eyes in 60 seconds – With 10,000 movements per day using 22 little muscles, your eyes work hard to help you take in the world around you, emote your thoughts and send the right signals to the person you set them on. As such, it’s easy to see the importance of keeping peepers perky and prepped. With reports that the first signs of fatigue and ageing can be spotted from the age of 25, the latest eye contouring treatment, Total Eye Lift, from Clarins is developed to combat puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles and also boost firmness with a plant-based formula that includes active ingredients – organic harungana extract and cassie wax – for maximum lifting and smoothing effect. Best of all, Total Eye Lift promises visible results for 75%* of users in just one minute.
Clarins Total Eye Lift retails at SGD130 for 15ml at all Clarins boutiques and beauty counters and online at Clarins.com.sg from 3 August 2020.
* in a satisfaction test conducted with 110 women, 75% reported visible results 60 seconds after the first application.
Clarins V Shaping Facial Lift Sets with new V Shaping Facial Lift Massage Tool
V for sharper features – For more than 2 decades, the V Shaping Facial Lift range from Clarins has been winning sceptics over with the ability to depuff, uplift and firm up faces for a more defined jawline and that desired ‘V’ face contour. The formulation contains unique plant extracts that combat ageing skin. Aside from zerumbet ginger extract which treats inflammation, coffee and guarana for a slimming effect, horse chestnut escin that efficiently depuffs bloated skin and oat sugars to tighten it all up, the star ingredient here is wheatgrass – which is described as having a strong, powerful gravity-defying hold while initiating a big boost in collagen production.
Clarins now present a new massage tool to enhance the facial contouring experience – the V Shaping Facial Lift Massage tool takes its blueprint from Gua Sha, a traditional Chinese massage technique where a smooth scraping tool, usually made of stone like jade, is pressed firmly along the body to improve blood circulation and relax tight muscles. With the combination of the face and eye serums, the ‘slide-and-roll’ design of this massage tool is intended to achieve a more defined and healthy looking visage. Just like a massage, gentle manipulation of facial skin can firm up muscle tone, improve blood flow, detox through lymphatic drainage as well as prep skin for better absorption of all the good treats applied. For many of us who wake up with water retention and chipmunk cuteness, this could well be your solution to that unique V you seek.
Clarins V Shaping Facial Lift Massage Tool is available only in the V Shaping Power Duo Set (SGD198) and the V Shaping Facial Lift Duo Set (SGD195) from 19 June onwards at all Clarins boutique and beauty counters.
Dior Backstage & Golden Nights
Stuffed stockings alert! Dior Makeup goes all out with two makeup collections – As the year draws to an end, Dior Makeup is giving fans not one but two makeup ranges to feel and look festive. Conceived by Creative maestro Peter Philips, the range curates the greatest and latest backstage tricks and favourite looks with gold as the basis of its collection. This iconic colour is the muse hue for the House of Dior: three glow multi purpose face palettes, three Dior Addict Lip Maximisers: all in metallic finishes of rose, champagne and bronze for endless mix-and-match fun and gorgeous glow combis that highlight and contour faces, decolletages while glossing up lips for a warm, radiant and lit up look.
The second collection – Golden Nights Holiday Collection 2020 is gold peppered with wintry black for a kick of rock and roll chic. The collection is intended to give that sophisticated holiday look but with an edge. Hence the long wear 5 Couleurs couture palettes with a lovely snowflake etched on. The Golden Snow palette offers a colour harmony of gold in yellow, peach, white and copper tones together with velvet brown. Black Night offers a palette of dark chromatics of platinum silver, satin black, matte charcoal, a deep wine red and that ultra shiny black as a strong statement. Also included with a generous sprinkling of gold snowflakes is its new couture case that keeps 6 Rouge Dior lippies including the iconic shade 999. Within this collection is also another 4 Diorific Golden Nights lipsticks, 2 Dior Addict Lip Maximisers from the Backstage collection, 1 blush, 1 shimmery Dior Forever cushion powder in a limited edition cream quilted compact, 3 nail colours in pink and plum tones as well as a Diorific top coat that has golden sprinkles to bring it all home, although we would hope not to stay home all day.
The three new Dior Backstage Glow Face palettes (SGD77) and Dior Addict Lip Maximizers (SGD50), as well as Dior Holiday 2020 Collection – Golden Nights will be available at all Dior counters from 01 November 2020.
Dior Capture Totale Dreamy Duo
Dior Capture Totale Dreamy Duo – Takes two to keep face flawless – Introducing the power couple in anti ageing treatment by Dior Skincare – Capture Totale Super Potent Serum and its companion the Dreamskin Care and Perfect. Dubbed the Dreamy Duo for bare skin, the two work together to firm, plump and correct imperfections for a healthy and flawless looking complexion.
Using a patented technology that works on skin’s cellular activity, both products contain Longoza flower, which has a regenerative ability to correct visible signs of ageing such as wrinkles, visible pores and uneven skin tone. The Dreamskin Care & Perfect works as a hydrating veil of shea butter, alpine water and vitamin B3 to subtly blur out and tighten for a smooth texture all over.
From 1 August at all Dior counters, Capture Totale Super Potent Serum retails at SGD130 (30ml) and SGD175 (50ml), and Dreamskin Care & Perfect in a new 75ml format is priced at SGD248.
Dior Makeup Color Games Summer Collection 2020
Dior Color Games: on your mark, let the summer looks begin!
While we are staying indoors for now, Dior is rolling out makeup looks that are all about getting ready to get out the door and picking up where we left off. This Summer Collection pays tribute to the postponed Olympics with high octane shades, high performance formulas and sporty combinations of vibrant eyes, bold nails, sun-kissed complexion colours plus healthy, shiny lips. Color Games is a collector’s edition that works hard to inspire the athletic and youthful side in all of us with a curated palette of colours and packaging that allude to beach games, clay courts, stadium tracks and plunge pools.
Dior Color Games Summer Collection will be available at all Dior counters (excluding Sephora) from when circuit breaker measures ease. Dior Beauty is also now available at Tangs.com.
Dior Forever Skin Correct
This next-gen concealer does more – Riding on the popularity of its fluid foundation, Dior introduces a multi-use concealer that does it all. 24-hour hold, suitable for the whole face or blending around dark eye circles, as a foundation for sculpting or highlighting (for this, check out the new shade 00), covers and calms blemishes and redness as well as hydrates with floral extracts in its formula. The new Dior Forever Skin Correct also promises to be un-cakey and leave no lines. Plus it comes in 10 shades from cool pinks and neutral beiges to warmer and olive tones. All bases covered, literally.
Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer retails at SGD63. Dior Addict Can’t Get Enough Shine
There is a story about how the star became such an important symbol for Christian Dior. It goes that in 1946, a 41-year-old Dior was uncertain about whether to embark on a journey in couture. Deep in thought, he tripped and fell while walking on the streets of Paris over a cast iron star that had come loose. He saw it as a sign and hence the star has since been forever immortalised as a lucky charm for the House of Dior, it beams bright today across all categories, from fashion to jewellery as well as in its beauty range.
The latest creations for Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine come with a star shimmering through the centre of every lipstick for that sheen of fortuitous charm. Halo Shine has 15 shades and gives 24-hour hydration using beeswax, silky oils and aloe vera. The folks at Dior Makeup encourage layering the Halo Shine lipstick with a glossy balm from the new Stellar Gloss range, for more colour intensity and definition, and more importantly, playful experimentation with colour combinations.
The Dior Addict Can’t Get Enough Shine includes the Halo Shine and Stellar Gloss collections are available at all Dior counters from March 2020.
Miss Dior Rose N’ Roses
Miss Dior Rose N’ Roses shows a different side to this classic scent – The latest scent by the House of Dior may be all about roses – centifolia roses harvested in May from the fields of Grasse in France and interjected with Bulgarian and Turkish roses. The interesting twist to this rose perfume is that it is not intended to replicate the mature and full-figured notes of well known roses. Instead Rose N’ Roses is concocted to evoke the early May harvest – bright and peppy florals that sparkle sweetly with hints of honey while suffused with a zing of pepper, bergamot, mandarin and geranium. The impression is that of a beauty that is just coming to be, like a young queen exuberant with energy. What this means is a promising scent for those who dislike the conventional rose notes that can be a tad heavy or serious, but are open to trying a fresh and contemporary interpretation of the beautiful rose.
Historically, the house of Dior has always remained dedicated to creating and translating beauty consistently into every aspect of the Dior woman to complete the story – from the dress to the look as well as her scent. And so with the new scent, a new Miss Dior gown is evoked by Maria Grazia Chiuri which features a hand-frayed bustier and a floaty sheer tulle skirt lushly layered with hand-painted and embroidered roses worn by the face of Miss Dior – Natalie Portman.
Miss Dior Rose N’ Roses will retail at SGD137 (50ml) and SGD196 (100ml) at all Dior counters islandwide from 01 January 2020.Christian Dior Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy
Dior dives deep into the science of looking youthful – From Augustine Bader to Singapore’s own Calecim, stem cell therapy is the buzzword for those serious about skincare. And Dior is no different. The latest range of anti-ageing skincare from Christian Dior involved years of scientific research, data collection using a deep learning algorithm to collate 200 million pieces of vital information from 600 women in France, China and Japan with different ages and skin types. The focus? Stem cells and their role in anti-ageing processes.
A quick delve into the science as extolled by Christian Dior in its press release: stem cells are rare, making up just 0.2% of skin cells. Contrary to common belief, stem cells don’t decrease in number over time, but they do weaken. This goes hand in hand with the decline in all cellular functions and the overall vitality of the face.
As such, Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy focuses on the restoration of cellular energy to reactivate the skin’s vital functions and boost its ability to revitalise. After further research, Dior has concocted a botanical formulation derived from 4 flowers to strengthen weakened cells and more. In the range, one product to look out for is the Super Potent Serum which is touted by Dior as the next-gen hyaluronic acid with low molecular sizes for deeper and more targeted penetration into the skin layers. Three times better to be precise. From cleansers to creams, the range aims to help condition, treat and soothe skin.
Christian Dior Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy is priced starting from SGD82 for its High-Performance Gentle Cleanser and is available at all Dior counters from 1 January 2020.
Dior Makeup Forever Couture Perfect Cushion
Forever and (at least) a day with Dior – The latest touch up tool from Dior – the Forever Couture Perfect Cushion – continues to deliver 24 hours of stay on power, hydration and long lasting glow. Those who already love and use this on-the-go CC foundation can also come to depend on its lightweight and easy-to-apply texture, good coverage that also delivers a luminous matte finish as well as sun protection. What comes to our mind is that this will be great for looking fresh throughout long haul flights. So what’s new here? A case in point, literally. This being the Diormania edition, the Forever Perfect Cushion from Dior comes in a new and eye-catching compact case.
Dior Makeup Forever Couture Perfect Cushion Diormania edition is retailing at SGD98.
Available at all Dior counters (except in Sephora) from January 2020
Dior Homme EDT says “I am your man”
The House of Dior has debuted its latest Dior Homme fragrance concocted by François Demachy right after Kim Jones sent his men’s collection down the runway. The new brew goes back to the important basics of classicism and simplicity. The fragrance is clean, subtle and woody but with a slightly sweet base of white musk and Haitian vetiver. Expect first spritz to elicit bergamot, pepper that will settle down to primal mid notes that include cedar and cashmere wood as well as patchouli. Notably, the man of the house remains Robert Pattinson.
The new Dior Homme Eau de Toilette is available at all Dior counters islandwide from February 2020.
Estée Lauder Futurist Aqua Brilliance Watery Glow Primer
This is a lightweight primer that triples skin’s moisture – The latest primer from Estée Lauder boasts an easy to apply, watery fresh formula that is said to triple the plumpness to skin. By creating a breathable layer between skin and the environment, this gel-cream primer can be worn alone for dewy looking skin or under foundation. Its ingredients include ion-charged water, triple hydration complex of two kinds of hyaluronic acid for instant and sustained hydration as well as glycerin to draw moisture into the skin. A blend of skin caring ingredients and natural pearlescent optics of golden and rosy shades are on hand to give a bona fide radiance of health to all skin types. Best of all, Estée Lauder promises that this primer will not clog pores or cause breakouts.
Futurist Aqua Brilliance Watery Glow Primer retails at SGD73 at all Estée Lauder stores islandwide and via Estée Lauder Concierge Service at WhatsApp +65 9641 3792
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Skincare that syncs – that iconic brown bottle with the white dropper – for more than 25 years, it evoked an commanding air about skincare and daresay for many of us and our mothers, the original night time skincare. Estée Lauder was the first to bank its skin repair strategy on research about the internal 24-hour clock of our body and therefore skin.
The study looked into over 300 biomarkers which ultimately pointed to an ideal skin rhythm of protection and repair. That’s quite some effort invested to formulate a serum that synchronises with skin’s metabolism to support and optimise skin’s nightly repair activity. It was also the first serum ever created. Timing, it seems, is everything. Apparently, the latest anti-ageing serum has its biotechnology patented until 2033 and aims to halt the damaging effects of fatigue, blue light, pollution and UV on our skin.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II is now available in 4 different sizes at all Estée Lauder stores islandwide including Sephora, and Lazada.
Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Sculpt your kiss with vivid colour – 44 new shades in 4 finishes of creme, matte, crystal and high-lustre, the latest lippie from Estée Lauder promises a new lightweight time-release moisturising formula that includes hyaluronic acid to glide on and stay on for 8 hours. For those who crave lip colour and strong definition, this lipstick offers intense pigments for just that. And with shades ranging from everyday neutrals, powerful pinks to dramatic reds, we are pretty sure there is a colour for every sort of mood and occasion.
Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick retails at SGD52 and is available at all Estée Lauder stores islandwide as well as Sephora and Sephora.sg and Lazada.
Hera Glow Lasting Foundation
A new base that gives good glow – Natural dewy skin continues to dominate the runway looks in Seoul Fashion Week SS2020 and following the success of its Black Foundation, luxury beauty brand HERA launches its latest formulation – a lightweight base that promises to give a natural looking finish for a radiant face. Highly buildable and effortlessly blendable, the Hera Glow Lasting foundation boasts a new tight-fitting film comprising flexible polymers, reflecting powder particles and moisturising oils to give seamless coverage, fill out uneven texture and a thin sheen to capture more light to give a healthy glow to the face that lasts for 24 hours. Gaining traction as a base makeup powerhouse and seeing success of its Black Foundation, Hera is also pairing this foundation with a brush that uses 0.05mm bristles in a dense rectangular format for a consistently fine and streak-free application.
Hera Glow Lasting Foundation retails at SGD79 for 35ml in 12 shades, and the Glow Brush at SGD45.
Kiehl’s Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum
Skin weakened by stress? There’s a new super serum to the rescue – By now, we all know that stress is inevitable. But we also know that there are ways to combat the damaging effects of stress. A healthy diet, a good night’s rest and exercise are all recipes for a strong body and mind. When it comes to skin, that is certainly the case. Plus coupling with good skincare can slow down the ageing process. Kiehl’s latest skin firming serum will certainly fit well into the scheme with its potent concoction of hyaluronic acid and herbal formulation. The serum has employed one of the finest HA, and literally the finest due to its size. At 11kDa, it is the smallest molecular form of Hyaluronic Acid around and the most ideal for penetrating up to 8 surface layers of the skin to bring hydration to the most needed and fragile layer beneath. Hence it’s the ingredient responsible for putting the Super in the name of this serum.
Also in the brew are adaptogens which are basically the herbs that are already well established in traditional medicine practices and used for treating fatigue and stress. Kiehl’s has incorporated these power players – Holy Basil, Red Ginseng Root, Schisandra Berry – to replenish and fortify skin for visibly improved texture and firmness. Best of all, Kiehl’s is offering a home delivery service for all products including this new super serum via WhatsApp, and with free local delivery for orders above $150 and a small $5 delivery fee for anything less.
Kiehl’s new Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum can be ordered via WhatsApp +65 8940 1359. Thereafter, an email with a payment link (VISA or MASTERCARD only) will be sent via email and upon successful payment, a receipt and delivery order will be emailed and delivery initiated within 6 working days.Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Accelerated Clarity Renewing Ampoules
Brighten up with the latest at Kiehl’s – In 2020, skin that looks healthy and clear remains the trend. As such Kiehl’s continues to add to its popular brightening Clearly Corrective™ range. According to clinical studies put out by Kiehl’s, this current formulation – the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution – works quickly to visibly reduce sun spots, post-acne scars and any other pigmentation marks by 49% in 12 weeks – thanks to its hero ingredient of Activated C, a fast acting vitamin C. Enter the Clearly Corrective Accelerated Clarity Renewing Ampoules – a tri blend of glycolic, lactic and phytic acids which Kiehl’s says works in tandem with the Dark Spot Solution to speed up the process of skin renewal, slow down melanin production and clear up uneven and dull skin in just 14 days. The use of ampoules help to ensure the freshness and potency of each dose, which is pretty important for products dealing with the business of brightening. And from March onwards, the Dark Spot Solution will also be upsized to a limited edition of 50ml.
Available from mid-March at all Kiehl’s stores, the Clearly Corrective Accelerated Clarity Renewing Ampoules (1ml x 28 vials) will retail at SGD155.
Laneige NEO Cushion
Laneige Neo Cushion is the world’s first blue light certified skin foundation – So we’ve all heard that blue light from computers and our smart gadgets are skin baddies. While the experts and scientists have not quite agreed on the effects, word has it that it can cause hyper-pigmentation in some people, not to mention disrupt our sleep patterns.
So just to be safe, why not slap on some blue light filters on your screens, eyes and now – face as well. After all, Laneige has introduced its popular cushion foundations in two versions – Neo Pink and Neo Mint with a world-first blue light protection included, in 8 different shades and matte and glow finishes to suit a wide range of skin types. Its BB cushion sold almost 15 million units worldwide in 2012 and garnered 82 international beauty awards. The latest versions come in looking like airpod cases in juicy candy colours that are ergonomically friendly for lefties as well as right handed users. The Neo Cushion Glow comes with a patented technology to keep skin dewy and moisturised for 24 hours. Liquefied diamond powder and nanosilver glitter work together with anti-darkening niacinamide to brighten up dull complexions. It also comes with a smart puff which has 40 air holes in the middle to allow for a perfect application without drying up.
The Neo Cushion Matte in a lovely mint green employs Humid Defense Technology in its blend to provide buildable coverage for blurring imperfections and even out skin tone. Its 24-hour sweat-resistant formula works to control excessive sebum to help makeup stay on for a bit longer and together with a Micro-cutting puff which features slits on the surface, this cushion compact is designed for multiple touch ups for full coverage without the face looking cakey. Perfect for those living in a hot humid climate.
Laneige Neo Cushion retails at SGD62 at all Laneige boutiques and counters, Laneige Official Mall on Lazada, Shopee, Zalora and Sephra.sg
Origins GinZing™ Into The Glow Brightening Serum
Wake up skin with this radiance-revving serum from Origins – For fans who already like Origins GinZing range which incorporates the skin revitalising effects of Panax ginseng – this face serum is a much welcomed addition. Word has it that Ginzingers around the world have been loving this series of glow-revving, fast-to-fresh face products. Dubbed the multi-action serum that instantly brightens dull skin in one shot, Into The Glow Brightening Serum is said to be potent with Vitamin C, a 5% skin renewing formula of AHA/BHA blend, green coffee seed and the good old moisture-giving hyaluronic acid to amp up the cell turnover of skin for that smoothing retexturising effect and smaller-looking pores. Not only does Origins promise that the radiance is real, the user will also feel uplifted thanks to an aromatic cocktail of essential oils derived from orange, grapefruit, lemon and spearmint.
Origins GinZing™ Into The Glow Brightening Serum retails at SGD70 from 1 October 2020 at all Origins stores islandwide and is also available through Origins Concierge Service at Whatsapp +65 9657 0854, Sephora online and the Origins Official Flagship store on Lazada
Sulwhasoo 5th Generation First Care Activating Serum
Sulwhasoo rolls out a new and improved First Care Activating Serum – Good news for fans of the Korean luxury brand, the First Care Activating Serum gets another retweak. Akin to an essence, this multi-tasking serum is intended to be used after cleansing to hydrate, neutralise polluting agents as well as balance skin’s microbiome to reduce irritation and combat signs of ageing like dryness, fine lines, uneven tone and elasticity.
By now, most of us are familiar with the fact that Sulwhasoo is a big advocate of the belief that specific ingredients when combined together, work better and offer greater benefits. A moment to geek out here: 23 years, 3912 formulas plus 1041 medicinal herbs have undergone analysis and research to produce an optimal blend that works best in synergy to benefit skin. In this case, the five key ingredients include peony, rehmannia, lotus, polygonatum and white lily – in very precise aggregates which the Korean luxury beauty brand proudly call the ‘Golden ratio’. The result? A fifth generation formula that promises an extra 10 percent improvement over the previous version. And just to be doubly sure, Sulwhasoo conducted a 30-day study of over 500 women spanning four countries and seven cities with different skin types. 99 percent gave it the thumbs up.
Tempting to try, isn’t it? Available in 30ml, 60ml and 90ml – First Care Activating Serum retails on online channels Tangs and Lazada, from 8 May; Sephora from 21 May 2020.
shu uemura Rouge Unlimited Amplified
shu uemura Rouge Unlimited Amplified returns with fiercer, bolder and more Asian-centric shades – Last year’s Rouge Unlimited Amplified range of lip colours were loaded with Japanese high tech pigments thus making them incredibly rich in colour and ultra comfortable to wear. This year, be it matte or shine, shu uemura has released yet another round that is poised to up the ante. How so? A bold new black and red packaging, shades that are tailor made for Asians and the perfect ambassador who embodies all the qualities of it. Japanese comedian, global fashion icon and body-positivity activist, Naomi Watanabe is the new face for Rouge Unlimited Amplified with the signature shade in her namesake – the “Naomi’s redwood” – a warmer, deeper and on-trend interpretation of the classic brown which is the go-to colour that complements and brightens up most Asian skin tones.
Rouge Unlimited Amplified and Amplified Matte retails at SGD42 and is available online and at all shu uemura stores islandwide from 1 October 2020.
shu uemura Unlimited Shaping Foundation stick
shu uemura latest Shaping Stick offers more definition to Asian faces – As the Unlimited Foundation collection was well received in 2019, shu uemura has introduced its latest accessory to this breathable long-lasting foundation family – the shaping stick. Its main aim is to highlight, shade and shape to give more dimension to the Asian face.
Available in 2 made-for-Asian shade ranges, the stick is expected to follow in the steps of its Unlimited family with a creamy texture that sets to a light and semi matte finish that promises all day coverage as well as soak up sebum and sweat to keep your makeup looking fresh despite the hot and humid weather. For those who do not frequently contour in their daily makeup, this stick slips easily into the bag for quick touch ups and on-the-go makeovers. The new stick also has SPF21/PA+++ for light sun protection.
shu uemura Unlimited Shaping Foundation stick retails at SGD72 from 2nd March at all shu uemura stores and counters.
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige 2020 Colour Collection
Tom Ford goes gorgeously frosty with Soleil Neige 2020 – “The sparkle of snow in sunlight. The shimmer of light dancing through frost.” describes the press release for the latest holiday makeup collection from Tom Ford Beauty. This collection hopes to evoke the feeling of an ultimate winter escape with every product designed to impart a healthy aura achieved through light reflecting and colour correcting makeup and skincare.
Looking through the Soleil Neige 2020 (Neige being ‘snow; in French), sheer sparkle is sprinkled like fairy dust throughout the range – the Eye Color Quad, Shimmering Body Oil, the Soleil Glow Tone Up Foundation SPF 40/PA++++ Cushion Compact and the Balm Frost – which is possibly the prettiest looking lip balm we’ve ever seen. Specially packaged in a chic gold bullet, the balm swipes on hydration and a hint of iridescent gold on to lips. The latest Eye Color Quad also continues the holiday dazzle with four coordinated shimmers of frost white, rose gold, luminous copper and deep burnished bronze that can be combined for more dramatic eyes. There is also a new fragrance with refreshing notes of bergamot, carrot seed, jasmine, orange flower paired with rich Turkish rose and a musky dry down of wood, honey and creamy vanilla notes.
The Tom Ford Soleil Neige Collection is available from 1 November 2020 at all TOM FORD boutiques islandwide (TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya and Robinsons Raffles City) and TANGS.com.
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Summer Collection
Just the right all over highlighter for a perfect poolside shimmer – Important keywords to note when it comes to the latest Skin Illuminator Face and Body from Tom Ford – top-to-toe glow, sun-struck shimmer, natural radiance, hydrating and dewy – these are all effects that Tom Ford’s latest Soleil Summer collection wants to create; to give the look of beauty bathed in summer sunsets and the perfect poolside gleam to your skin.
Die hard fans will be pleased to know that the latest Skin Illuminator Face and Body comes as a lightweight gel tinted moisturiser that can be used on its own or mixed with foundation for more coverage, and in 3 shades of rose gold to a more bronze tone for different shimmer effects. Micronised pearl in its formula serves radiance that is subtle and soft.
Also in the collection are 8 shades of the Ultra Shine Lip Colour – a hardworking lipstick range that combines the one-stroke ease and high gloss of a rich lip formula with the moisturising plump of a balm. However, the prettiest product in the collection has to be the Soleil Lip Blush – sitting in a gorgeous gilded case, the lipstick looks like a clear bullet with gold flecks dancing throughout and swipes on to stain lips with a dusky pink stain.
The Tom Ford Soleil Summer Collection can be purchased online on Tangs.com, Sephora.sg and Robinsons.com.sg, and is also available at the Tom Ford Boutique at Marina Bay Sands #B1-128, TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya and Robinsons Raffles City.
The Skin Illuminator Face and Body retails for SGD105, Ultra Shine Lip Color at SGD76 and Soleil Lip Blush at SGD84.
YSL Beauty Le Cushion Encre De Peau 2020
Touch ups get the high fashion treatment with Le Cushion Encre De Peau – Who doesn’t love makeup that is also eye candy? What about makeup that doubles up as a fashion accessory?
We see many hands raised and ready to snare the latest release of Le Cushion Encre De Peau from YSL Beauty. This iconic cushion compact (launched in 2016) has undergone a facelift to sport a super luxe look with the signature chevron quilt black stitched leather exterior topped off with a gold YSL Cassandre logo. Aside from the fancy new look, YSL Beauty is also introducing a new formulation and more skin benefits using natural ingredients harvested from their Ourika Gardens located in the rugged tall Atlas mountains in Morocco. This includes Jasmine Petals, a powerful antioxidant that reduces pigmentation and dullness. A Neo Skin powder active ingredient also absorbs excess sebum without drying out skin. Available in 8 shades, fans can continue to expect the same buildable coverage for a flawless and radiant finish on-the-go.
Radiance first with Touche Éclat from YSL– For those who have long discovered the wonders of the Touche Éclat highlighter pen – it was a must-have in many touch up pouches since its inception in 1992. It was probably one of the first highlighting product created with a light and sheer texture that worked well with a wide range of skin tones. Éclat means brilliance in French and this slim little take-anywhere pen was a hit and it was reported that by 2017, at least 6 were sold every minute around the world. Just like a beauty wand that with just an easy click of the pen and a light sweep of the applicator brush to cheek bones, forehead, smile lines, nose bridge, inner eyes, corners of the lips and the cupid’s bow, bestowed a magical glow to the face. Some users also use it to cover shadows and light spots but its main strength was being a highlighter.
This July, YSL Beauté will be introducing 3 more products to the Touche Éclat family – the Le Teint Creme, a high coverage skincare-enriched foundation, the Blue Primer Silver, a primer with edgy silvery cool undertones to join its current sister version which offers warm undertones, as well as a 3D All Over Glow which is an illuminating powder. Also another point to add is that the seven shades of the Le Teint Creme has been specifically tailored towards Asian skin tones.
The Touche Éclat Le Teint Crème (6 shades) ($98), Touche Éclat Blur Primer Silver ($75), Touche Éclat 3D All Over Glow ($99) are available on 14 July online at Isetan.com.sg and from 22 July at Tangs.com, Metro.com and on YSL Beauty Singapore’s phone delivery platform.
Velvet kisses with latest lip lineups by YSL Beauty – Introducing the first matte lip stains and lipsticks for this year, YSL Beauty Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream offers long lasting coverage, intense shades, creamy comfort and 14 new couture-ready colours.
Created using soft elastomers for a velvet-like finish, its emollient cream base maintains a plump hydrated lip. What this means is that this matte lippie is not going to feel thick or heavy when worn. Like its predecessors, its colour lasting technology will prevent fade for at least five hours. What’s notably new, aside from its black twist cap, is the wider applicator that minimises heavy handedness to give a more even and complete coverage. The squarish shape also makes it easier to precisely line edges and corners.
There are also 4 new couture colours in the Tatouage Couture lipstick range with delectable names like Chili Spirit and Outlandish Nude. Also updated are 6 new shades of leather matte lippies in purse-pretty black and gold cases. Rouge Pur Couture The Slim is serving bold shades packed into square cut bullets for precise shaping.
The Tatouage Velvet Cream, Tatouage Couture and Rouge Pur Couture The Slim are retailing at SGD52 each at the YSL Beauty online store at Metro.com and at Tangs.com, and will be available from Isetan.com.sg and phone delivery platforms from 1 July. YSL Beauty Milk Tea Shop for Lips
Quench your lips with these milk tea-licious shades – If we are reading the tea leaves right, we are looking at the latest makeup inspo around town. Milk tea shades – that’s what the trending tones for soft and subtle shades are called these days. First spotted in Pinterest boards about the latest hair colours, YSL Beauté has brought these delectable nude and natural shades to its lippie range.
The YSL Beauty Milk Tea Shop promises totally lickable lips with a range of creamy and comfy shades inspired by 3 colour families of soft candy, frothy latte and spicy tea – candy colours for a rosy twist, latte nudes for a full cream plump and the warm undertones of spicy tea to colour correct lifeless lips.
There are three products to choose from; with the colour-intense Rouge Pur Couture and moisturising Rouge Volupté Shine offering 3 new shades each, and the high impact lip stain Vernis À Lèvres Vinyl Cream giving up 4 fresh nudes.
The YSL Beauty Milk Tea Rouge Pur Couture (3 new shades) ($52), Rouge Volupté Shine (3 new shades) ($52), Vernis À Lèvres Vinyl Cream (4 new shades) ($52) are available online from at Tangs Online.Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Pure Shots
Skin cocktails to live fast but stay young – For those who work and play hard, they’ll be pleased to know that there is a beauty bar offering an array of skincare cocktails that promise to work hard and quickly. It’s back into the labs for YSL Beauté as they search for the game changer in this new Pure Shots range. And since discovering that living in the fast lane means ageing 30% quicker than kicking back in the countryside, the folks at YSL Beauté has decided to tailor their anti-ageing serums realistically to the busy schedules of their target audience.
Aside from the important ingredients familiar to the anti-ageing scene like glycolic acid and peptides, the 5 new treats – Lines Away Serum, Light Up Serum, Y-Shape Serum, Hydra Bounce Essence-In-Lotion, Perfect Plumper Cream, work together with the star product, the Night Reboot Serum to jump start tired skin after just one beauty sleep.
YSL Beaute Pure Shots start from SGD99 and are available from 15 January 2020 at all YSL Beauty storesRouge Volupté Rock’n Shine
For all the makeup magpies out there, YSL Beauté is bringing a new generation of high-shine, liquid-sheen lip sparkle to those who fancy rocking a bit of star power in their pout. With glitter derived from eucalyptus extracts, there are 16 playful and 4 collectible Rockstar shades to choose from. Rocking Coral is the lip colour worn by Kaia Gerber for the advertisement itself. And if you still want to amp up the sheen even more, there are 6 shimmery and 2 collectible Shine shades available. The packaging is pretty too – swipe on the dazzle delivered by a glitter star running through the middle of the lipstick bullet. Definitely a lippie that gets you insta-ready quickly.
Rouge Volupté Rock’n Shine is available from 1 January 2020 at all YSL Beauté stores at SGD52.
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