Beauty loves from 2022.
For Her & Him – Givenchy Beauty has released a range of limited edition gift sets for both guys and gals that fit all Secret Santa budgets.
The Winter Dream Capsule presents the Prisme Libre Loose Powder together with two lipsticks Le Rouge Interdit Intense Silk in No. 27 and Le Rouge Sheer Velvet, all of which are dressed up in silvery wintry puffer jacket-esque packaging thanks to Creative Director, Matthew Williams. Other gifts for Her include coffrets with different combinations of mini mascaras and lipsticks paired to fragrance favourites like L’Interdit and Irresistable. Well-priced at SGD39, the Volume Disturbia mascara and La Rouge Interdit Intense Silk Gift Set allows fans of lush eyelashes a chance to try this mascara that offers the Givenchy’s formula that promises an ultra-gliding texture and 24-hour visible volume delivered by its exclusively designed silicone hollow brush.
For Him, Givenchy has wrapped up three different travel and holiday-friendly sets that include the Gentleman Givenchy scent in variants like a full-sized 100ml bottle, a 5ml travel spray as well as a 75ml shower gel.
Holiday gift sets from Givenchy Beauty will be available at the recently-opened flagship store at Raffles City, online on Sephora.com and at Givenchy beauty counters islandwide. Prices range from SGD39 to SGD169.
Tom Ford Beauty Holiday 2022 Collection
Gift in style – Tom Ford Beauty has a wide range of perfume and beauty sets this Christmas season. Curated to impart personal Tom Ford faves, ‘Private Blend’ scents and well-loved makeup sets are available from SGD105 to SGD635 to suit all budgets. Topping the generosity chart at SGD635 are the Private Blends like the Rose Prick EDP set – a potent bouquet of Rose de Mai, Turkish and Bulgarian roses with notes of pepper and spice, the Bitter Peach EDP and the candy-licious Lost Cherry EDP which includes warm notes of vetiver, sandalwood and cedar. The perfume sampler set, offering personal picks by Tom Ford and more, sells exclusively online at Lazada at SGD105. In the mid range, there are also other bestsellers options, like the Black Orchid EDP. Makeup coffrets comprise the Lip Discovery Set at SGD146, the Eye and Mini Lip Set at SGD170 and the exclusive Soleil Look Set (SGD260) which pairs a shimmering body oil to eye, cheek and lip makeup for a beach babe look.
The Limited Edition Holiday Collection will retail at TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya Department Store and via Tom Ford Beauty at Home Advisor at +65 6732 5002 from 1 November 2022.
Dior Sauvage Elixir
A Depp of Johnny on your wrist? – Pretty much everyone and their grandmas had a whiff of the legal drama surrounding Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard in the early part of this year. Most of us also knew about how the brooding actor was dropped from the Disney franchise – Pirates of the Caribbean, plus other endorsements. However, it was also widely known that the house of Dior stuck by him, keeping him as the face of its man-scent – the Sauvage Elixir. After all, Depp gave creative input when the nose of Dior, Francois Demachy was creating this scent. This move has turned out well for Sauvage Elixir – it reportedly sold out in the weeks after the trial, and is said to be the world’s best-selling perfume right now, thanks to the Depp effect.
Launched first in 2021, the Sauvage Elixir is an intense perfume with top notes of grapefruit wrapped around savoury tones of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon and rum. A bespoke blend of various harvests of French lavender together with Indonesian patchouli picks up the mid-range, the heart essence of this potent brew, followed by dry down notes of amber, Frankincense and Haitian vetiver. The ingredient list of this not-necessarily-just-for-the-guys cologne, reveals a big heady rush of all things strong and spicy. For the ladies who prefer a dash of masculine mystery in their perfume, this bottle of midnight blue glass might just be the scent for the job. Besides, who doesn’t love a little Depp on their wrists?
Sauvage Elixir (100ml) sells for SGD345 from 1 October 2022 at all Dior Beauty Boutiques and counters. Also available in a 60ml version on the Dior Beauty Online Boutique (https://shop.dior.com.sg/).
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Creme
The Eye Cheat Cream – This ubiquitous little brown pot needs no introduction. For 30 years, Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair range has been a best seller for many in their anti-ageing beauty regimen. The product in question here – the Eye Gel-Creme has received a glow up to incorporate next generation skincare ingredients with a double-formulation to fight free-radical and combat skin damage like dark circles and lines, as well as boost skin rejuvenation. The technology is next generation and complex for most of us to fully comprehend – but from its press release, we can attempt to summate that there are several proprietary skin ingredients that work to fight tired-looking eyes. The trademarked Chronolux Power Signal Technology works in tandem an exclusively synthesised protein – “Tri-peptide 32” and the patented FR-Defense to coax further collagen production, keep skin protected and moisturised for 100 hours with one application, and deliver hours of antioxidant protection. Also noted is that none of the notorious ingredients like mineral oil, sulphates and parabens have been invited to this bright-eyed party pot. Their words, not ours.
The next-gen Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Creme retails for SGD119 at all Estée Lauder stores, the Official Flagship Store on Lazada, at all Sephora stores and Sephora.com.sg, as well as all authorised retailers including BHG, Isetan, Metro, OG, Takashimaya, and TANGS.
Clarins Lash & Brow Double Fix Mascara and SOS Lashes Serum Mascara
Lash Rescue – Purveyor of plant-based skincare and beauty, Clarins has sent a beauty duo to rescue and make pretty all eyelashes and brows of the world – the SOS Lashes Serum Mascara, and Lash & Brow Double Fix Mascara. The SOS Lashes Serum Mascara multi-tasks as a two-in-one mascara and lash serum using cacao bean as a hero ingredient to lengthen and strengthen our eye flutters.
Next up, the Lash & Brow Double Fix’ Mascara is an invisible gel that groom, set and waterproof lashes and brows. With organic cranberry oil in its arsenal of plant-based ingredients, this dual-purpose mascara keeps unruly brows and lashes neat, protects them from the elements, prevents the smudged panda eyes and is said to boost a lash-growing complex that encourages fuller and longer lashes after 28 days of use.
Hermès Violette Volynka Fragrance
Hermès latest scent – opposing notes surprise – Hermès latest scent addition to its luxury Hermessence line, Violette Volynka is a heady but surprising power coupling of the soft powdery violet flower with a strong Volynka leather note. Created by house perfumer Christine Nagel, she explains her choice of concoction of two very different materials as a unison of the masculine and feminine , “…the flower and the leather take turns to assert their character, interact and equalise with each other, until the powdery softness of the violet blends with the strength of the leather, and they speak with one voice.”
Available in 100 ml and 200ml bottles topped off with purple leather-bound caps, the 100ml version also offers a limited edition version in seven different colour leathers with price available upon request only. Intriguing.
Prices starting from SGD424, the Violette Volynka is available from 1 September at Hermès Liat Towers, Hermès Marina Bay Sands, Hermès Takashimaya, Takashimaya Department Store, Tangs Department Store and Hermes.com.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Tweed
The Classic Tweed Eye – In ode on its iconic tweed threads, Chanel has released four tweed-inspired eyeshadow palettes, with that intertwined fibres of that tweed pattern embossed on the surface of each shade. And with that, the shades can be blended and their intensity varied, based on look and mood. Tweed Cuivre are the metallic shimmers of brown and gold; Tweed Pourpre – a quad of satiny pinks and mauves; Tweed Fauve is the warm palette of coral and reddish orange and brown hues while Tweed Bruine et Rose rounds up the collection with the essential browns and beiges. A comprehensive collection for evoking a tweed-y come hither eyes. These eye quads also come slipped into these artisanally crafted tweed pouches by Maison Lesage.
The limited edition Chanel Les 4 Ombres Tweed eyeshadow palettes are priced at SGD135 each and will be available from 1 September at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty boutiques and counters, as well as online at www.sg-eshop.chanel.com, the Chanel Fragrance & Beauty E-Shop.
Dior J’adore Parfum d’eau
Alcohol-free J’adore Parfum d’eau from Dior – Heralding a new way of perfumery, Dior debuts its J’adore as a concentrated eau de parfum that consists entirely of water and flowers, with no trace of alcohol. In traditional perfumes, alcohol is an integral component responsible for distilling the scent from ingredients and ensuring a lasting and intense scent on skin.
Via a high-pressure nano-emulsion technique, Dior has successfully created a water-based perfume that delivers the whole bouquet of floral freshness without needing the top, heart and dry down base sequence of notes. With a patented oil imbued transfer technique, the perfume of fresh neroli, Arabian jasmine and Chinese magnolia can be enjoyed in a more direct and consistent manner. The bottle in 2 versions of 50ml and 100ml version is presented as opalescent white glass to signify velvety flower petals.
J’adore Parfum d’eau (SGD192 for 50ml, SGD275 for 100ml) is available from 1 September at all Dior Beauty Boutiques and counters, Sephora stores and Sephora.sg. Also available via the Dior Beauty Online Boutique.
Dior Makeup Fall Look 2022
Seeing red – In the third quarter of the year for Dior Makeup, colour is central to the essence of the collection – as a state of mind, reflecting our dreams, hopes, desires. Opting for red as the ultimate flex in terms of expression, Dior introduces its range that includes 2 eye palettes, Mirror Mirror and Reflexion – each a 5-colour couture case of creamy eye powder featuring warm but pearlescent tones of red, moss and copper tones of fall. Also in the range are 3 red lippies in sheen-like Dusty Coral, a matte Rosewood Rose, and a velvety Redred, and 2 nail polish to complete the look. Also available as a limited edition treat in a scarlet tin is its nail strengthening cream, Crème Abricot.
However, special mention goes to the Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara in a bold brick red – we are breathlessly waiting to see how this could change up our looks.
The Dior 5 Couleurs Couture (SGD113), Diorshow Iconic Overcurl (SGD57), Rouge Dior (SGD58), Rouge Dior Vernis (SGD43) and Crème Abricot (SGD45) are available at all Dior Beauty Boutiques and counters, as well as the Dior Beauty Online Boutique.
YSL Beauty Touche Éclat Glow Pact Cushion
Glowdacious coverage – The latest high coverage compact cushion from YSL Beauté has new formulation and new tricks to give that healthy glow up all day and all night. Creamy in texture with enough coverage, there are 6 shades uniquely tailored to Asian skin tones (with 4 available in Singapore) to give back that light back to complexion with round the clock hydration, combined with make up toning and hydrating skincare thrown in. YSL Beauté also promises easy and smooth application with its new mesh technology with a pad that utilises two fingers to deliver the right amount of texture to all parts of the face, where a tapping motion gives more to areas needing it. What’s nice about this cushion is a third slimmer than the usual Cushion Encre de Peau, and is encased in a new pale pink leather-like skin to slip prettily into any purse or clutch.
Available island-wide and online at http://yslbeauty.com.sg, the Glow-Pact Cushion retails at SGD110 with SGD65 for the refill.
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Brightening Range
Just for brightening and anti-ageing skin – Two multi-tasking products from Korea’s leading skincare brand, Sulwhasoo, herald a more simplified but holistic approach to maintaining a youthful and radiant complexion. For the busy or minimalistic individuals, The Concentrated Ginseng range has a Brightening Serum and Brightening Spot Ampoule to boost, bolster and brighten skin battling pigmentations, especially age-related concerns. By combining two active ingredients that firms and brightens, skin is plumped, moisturised, hydrated and protected to help encourage an overall healthier and radiant look. Fun fact: 0.1 percent of their active ingredient MelasolvTM is said to deliver the same protective benefits against environmental stresses as 2 percent of niacinamide. For optimal results, Sulwhasoo encourages users to apply both in tandem.
Priced at SGD275 for The Serum and SGD155 for the Ampoule, the Concentrated Ginseng Brightening range will be available at all Sulwhasoo boutiques and beauty counters from 1 August.
Dior Beauty Miss Dior Bobby 2nd Edition
A furry nose for THAT scent – Dior’s beloved pooch, Bobby, is an inspiration for many of Dior’s creations. And since 1952, Bobby as a bottle was recreated last year and became such a success that this is the encore to hold the 2022 remix of Miss Dior Eau de Parfum. Sitting up on his hind legs and wearing a collar sporting creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri’s multi-coloured millefiori garden visual, Bobby holds a scent that mirrors his collar – a bouquet of floral accords with rose, iris and peony notes. This second edition is numbered and so is produced in limited numbers of 3,200 pieces for the whole world. So you have been warned!
Priced at SGD1200, Bobby Miss Dior EDP 2022 limited edition will be available exclusively at Dior Beauty boutiques from July 1st. 3,200 pieces with a numbered booklet available worldwide.
Chanel Makeup Le Vernis – The Sun, The Sky and The Sea Collection
Perfect Summer Manicure – Chanel visualises the beauty of this summer with six shades of nail polish in pastels alluding to blue skies, azure waves and a floral palette of mauve, green and lilac. Description of its nail colours like the “opalescent white of sea foam on the shore, the rosy shimmer of seashells…” and with names like Moon Shell and Sea Green, this nail collection vividly evokes a sensual summer by the coast.
Chanel has also added two more products to keep painted fingers and toes colourful and happy for a longer time. The gel formula of L’Huile Camélia moisturises cuticles and leaves nails visibly nourished and comes with a built-in applicator to push back and push back. La Base Camélia strengthens and protects nail colour but can be used on its own as well.
Priced at SGD43 each with manicure products at SGD49 each. Chanel Le Vernis `The Sun, The Sky And The Sea’ collection will be available from 1 July on the CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty E-Shop at sg-eshop.chanel.com and from all its boutiques and counters islandwide.
Chanel Makeup Rouge Allure L’Extrait
Super Smackers – Going green is in. And Chanel cleverly debuts its refillable range of Rouge Allure lippies that are one-swipe wonders that don’t creep, slide, fade (quickly) or bleed.
Twenty new shades with light-reflecting ingredients, floral oils and plant waxes to cuddle lips all day long. Like its colours, Chanel has given equally intense names like Rouge Audacieux, Rouge Libre and Rose Impulsif to this set ranging from lush beige, deep pink to fiery reds.
The refills come in slim golden bullets that can only work with a main lipstick case with the Rouge Allure click mechanism. While it seems some beauty enthusiasts are a tad disgruntled about the smaller 2g refill sizes, almost everyone raves about the lipstick itself.
Priced SGD73 with refill at SGD53 each, the Rouge Allure L’Extrait is available from 1 July at Chanel e-shop at sg-eshop.chanel.com and its Fragrance and Beauty Boutiques islandwide.
Clarins Ever Matte Powder Line
Ever Matte, Powder Fresh – Clarins has introduced a new face powder range to keep shiny, oily faces at bay, or at least throughout the day, with plant-infused ingredients including Peach Tree Milk as the star ingredient to give skin that airy and velvety-smooth finish.
Available in 6 shades for the compact powders and 3 for the loose powders, they help reduce sebum production, shield skin from harmful UV rays as it sets comfortably over makeup for a natural and soft finish.
Clarins New Ever Matte Compact Powder and Loose Powder are priced SGD65 each.
Dior Beauty Dior Summer Look 2022
Here comes the sun – Dior makeup is all about bringing the sunrays to your complexion with limited edition shades and a pearly opalescent finish with a comprehensive array from head to toe. Think Saint Tropez, Cannes, snorkelling, just sitting on a fine sandy beach watching the sun slip below the sun speckled sea.
The 5 Couleurs Couture eye palette comes each with 2 complementary hues featuring golden warm shades, that creamy comfortable powder pressed with the bayadère stripe that is iconic of this Mediterranean yacht life.
The Addict Lip Tint offers 12 shades with a cherry oil infused formula for 24 hour-long hydration and comfort. The highlighting powder comes in 2 shimmery shades in Pink Riviera and Nude Riviera. The Forever Couture Perfect Cushion Dioriviera foundation also features bayadère stripes, high coverage, a high SPF and two choices of luminous matte or dewy glow. Also available in this limited range is the Dior Vernis nail polish enriched with peony and pistachio extracts to strengthen nails and 3 flattering shades ranging from peach, coral to vibrant gold.
The Dior Beauty Summer 2022 Collection will be available at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters from 1st May. Also available online on Dior Beauty Online Boutique from 25th April.
Dior Backstage Face and Body Flash Perfector Concealer
Runway-ready everyday with Dior’s latest concealer – Dior Backstage collection is essentially curating the best runway makeup for the fans. The latest is a multi-purpose corrector that comes with a precision rounded brush applicator in 22 shades, but there will only be 10 available here in Singapore. This new concealer also works as a highlighter and has skincare bonus effects too. Consisting of 22% pigments, the highest of all Dior concealers together with a flash of micro-shimmer and infused with caffeine, this waterproof concealer is designed to hide, lighten, highlight, contour and give a radiant glow to face and body.
Priced at SGD54, the new Dior Backstage Face & Body Flash Perfector Concealer will be available in a range of 10 shades at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters, and online on Dior Beauty Online Boutique, Sephora.sg and Tangs.com.
Dior Makeup Addict 2022
Addicted to shine – The original “upside down” lipstick from Dior Makeup is back with a new formulation and more on-trend colours for super shine and pillowy plump-ness.
The latest Addict range has a formulation that is 90% natural with jasmine wax and plum, sunflower and rice-derived oils to give kissers that mirror-effect shine with 24 hours of hydration and 6 hours of wear. Of the forty high-shine shades (35 shades are available in Singapore) from red to nude and also a series of rosewoods, there are four hero hues to look out for: the iconic brick red Dior 8, the 100 Nude which is the new interpretation of Dior’s ‘greige’ tone, the fiery rosewood 720 Icône and the rosy 525 Chérie.
These lacquer lippies will be available in four different case designs – the classic black, Metallic Silver, Indigo Denim and the vinyl-effect Pink Cannage.
Priced at SGD58 with couture cases at SGD43, Dior Addict will be available at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters, as well as online shop.dior.com.sg from 1 April 2022.
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum EX
Sulwhasoo revamps its super Serum – This April brings forth makeup and beauty treats that seem to have rather long names. Enter Sulwhasoo’s update on its very successful 2018 Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum, believed by its fans to regenerate skin, support and strengthen skin barrier against all ageing initiators like pollution, stress, unhealthy lifestyle habits; all with the help of 60 years of research into the anti-ageing potential of a potent derivative of ginseng. Using a specially designed capsule to optimise absorption into skin, this serum has also included retinol to improve skin texture, promote collagen and hyaluronic production, reduce cell damage and inflammation.
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum EX is priced at SGD275 and is available at all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters.
Chanel Makeup Rouge Coco Baume 2022 La Pausa de Chanel
Quietly chic and calming, the newest lip balm from Chanel comes in a minimal all-white casing in 6 buildable shades, each swipe a sheer wash of colour from decadent burgundy (Fall For Me) to fresh pink (My Rose), towards an intense semi-matte finish. Also included is a pearlescent white shade, Dreamy White that applies on to amp up the radiant glow to lips.
Inspired by flowers found around the villa La Pausa, with the antioxidant-rich olive oleo active ingredient harvested from the century-old olive trees on the island of Sardinia. More hydrating ingredients like shea butter, and three plant waxes complete the all day moisturising lip care of this lip balm.
Chanel Rouge Coco Baume is now available at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty boutiques, counters as well as online at sg-eshop.chanel.com for SGD53 each.
Dior La Mousse OFF/ON
The latest skin cleanser from Dior is an initiative following an extensive research conducted by parent company LVMH on skin damage caused by heavy metals at doses that mimic levels present in urban air pollution. The research showed that heavy metals can accumulate and penetrate skin to trigger effects ranging from DNA alteration to a compromise in skin’s barrier function, thus accelerating ageing. As such, the new purifying cleanser from Dior has incorporated a cleansing technology that focuses on purifying skin and removing such pollution and heavy metal impurities. The hero ingredient – Water lily extract is tasked with not only cleansing and strengthening the skin’s barrier, but also stimulating the skin to begin its detoxification process. La Mousse OFF/ON is also in the currently popular micellar form to gently but thoroughly cleanse skin of all makeup and other unwanted particles. In its press release, Dior Beauty proposes that this new cleanser removes 99% of pollution particles and can limit 20% of the damage caused to the skin’s barrier layer.
Priced at SGD69, Dior La Mousse OFF/ON Cleanser is now available at all Dior Beauty boutiques, counters and online at shop.dior.com.sg.
YSL Beauty Le Cushion Encre de Peau Over Noir Limited Edition
YSL Beauty cushion compact goes all black – It didn’t seem possible to level up on rockstar leather realness than the previous chevron-patterned version of this YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peau. As it is, fans had been raving about this compact foundation for its collectibility and coverage since 2016. But with this currently released limited edition Over Noir, anyone who thought they were safe and satisfied with their previous little leather compact, would be struggling to stay away from this version – black, soft, crinkled leather-effect case with an all-black finish to the YSL logo crown. Rocking on, YSL has formulated its cushion compact for 3 shades, 24-hour hydration and a flawless complexion with maximum shine control, by using the star ingredient of Jasmine petals and a lab-created ingredient called Neo Skin Powder which absorbs four times as much sebum as its particle size.
The Le Cushion Encre de Peau Over Noir retails at SGD102 and will be first launched only at the YSL Beauty store at TANGS and online at tangs.com from 23 February 2022. It will be available from 28 February 2022 islandwide at all YSL Beauty stores and the YSL Beauty eBoutique at yslbeauty.com.sg
Hermès Beauty Spring-Summer 2022 Rouge Edition
Garden kisses by Hermès – Hermès Beauty has introduced another 3 new limited edition lip colours stamped with the ex-libris signature in gilded metal and encased in joyful and eye-catching palettes inspired by white water lilies, lotus flowers and hydrangeas blooming in an artist’s garden. We simply love the refillable cases that come in soft pastels contrasting with rings of either bright green, orange or red. As part of its Rouge Hermès Spring-Summer 2022 collection, the three lippies swipe on glossy, sheer with the signature scent of Hermès arnica, sandalwood and candied angelica.
Retailing at SGD118 each, the collection is available at Hermès Liat Towers, Hermès Marina Bay Sands, Hermès Takashimaya, Takashimaya Department Store, Tangs Department Store and Hermes.com.
Hermès Beauty Poudre D’Orfèvre, Face & Eyes Illuminating Powder
Shimmer with Hermès Illuminating powder – There is a limited edition pressed powder in town by Hermès, Designed by Pierre Hardy, the chic gold with white lacquered compact bears the Hermès ex-libris signature in permabrass held with a magnetic snap. The gold shimmery pressed powder contains a potent formulation mix of golden mother-of-pearl, cut and stamped with the same insignia – sweep it on with either a brush or finger over face or body or used more intensely as a highlighter!
Poudre d’Orfèvre retails for SGD185 at Hermès Liat Towers, Hermès Marina Bay Sands, Hermès Takashimaya, Takashimaya Department Store, Tangs Department Store and Hermes.com.
YSL Beauty Valentine’s Day 2022 collection
Gift of love, the YSL way – The latest Valentine’s Day 2022 collection by YSL Beauty fully supports the language of love through gifting. Clad in velvet packaging inspired by the Saint Laurent 2020 collection, the limited edition collection features the Rouge Pur Couture Collector (Shades 21, 1966), Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Velvet Radical Collector (Shades 21, 1966) and Le Cushion Encre de Peau (Shades B10, B20).
The Rouge Pur Couture and Slim Velvet Radical Collector CNY & VDay 2022 Collector ($60, 2 shades), Le Cushion Encre de Peau CNY & VDay 2022 Collector ($102, 2 shades) are available from 24 January 2022 at all YSL Beauty stores and the YSL Beauty eBoutique online at https://www.yslbeauty.com.sg/
Dior Homme Sport 2022
Smells like sweet strength – For 2022, House of Dior has chosen to revamp its fragrance for men with a splash of warm and spicy notes and have English heartthrob and the next Batman, actor Robert Pattison, become the face of Dior Homme Sport. The theme of the campaign shows Pattison fists up and ready for combat to emphasise the quiet but stealthy strength of a boxer, just like the fragrance with its signature fresh and uplifting scent reworked to strike the olfactory senses with a three-note accord of fresh Aldehyde, with zesty Bergamot and Italian lemon, followed with pine-y elemi and intense Frankincense and finally wrapped into a dry down of mellow woody and amber notes. Sporting a clean and streamlined silhouette to its bottle, Dior’s latest and its fourth iteration is certainly not only meant for the boys, but also for someone who is looking for a luxurious but very wearable scent. We also see that Kim Jones designed boxing gloves specifically for this campaign so the question is – are they for sale too?
Priced at $130 (75ml) and $180 (125ml), the newly reformulated Dior Homme Sport will be available at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters from 01 February 2022, and online at shop.dior.com.sg as well.
Chanel Makeup Rouge Allure Velvet La Comète Collection
Cosmic girl – In 1932, Chanel’s first jewellery range ‘Bijoux de Diamants’ was inspired by the cosmos of stars and the idea to envelop the woman in glittering constellations. 16 years later, the House has decided to extend this desire to its range of makeup for lips and cheeks. The familiar click case of this limited edition lipstick is embossed with the trailblazing comet taken from its iconic necklace by the same name. An ultra-fine pearly formula gives a luminous yet matte finish to the eight shades of brown, plum and vibrant reds, created specially for this collection. Available in two healthy-flush hues, the Blush Comète opens to reveal an optical illusion pressed into the powder blush. Like a lenticular image, a shooting star or the double C logo is visible, depending on the viewer’s angle, when peeked through the compact’s mirror.
Rouge Allure Velvet La Comète retails at SGD58 for lipstick and SGD103 for blush at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty boutiques and counters, as well as online at sg-eshop.chanel.com from 6 Jan.
Sulwhasoo Essential Comfort Range
Comfortably better skin in 2022 – A long 12-year wait for an upgrade of the award winning Essential Balancing series, the Essential Comfort line from Sulwhasoo has successfully distilled a new and improved formula for soothing and hydrating skin. Formulated for a younger, skincare-aware and clued up target group that focus on dryness, pore and acne troubles as well as increased sensitivity, the new Essential Comfort range even includes a modernised and curated relook into thousands of traditional medicinal formulas and herbs to find what would work best. The outcome – a trademarked JAUM Balancing Complex that uses 5 botanicals well known in traditional Korean medicine to soothe, replenish moisture and strengthen skin. Four revamped products feature in this revamped line from Sulwhasoo – Essential Comfort Balancing Water, Essential Comfort Balancing Emulsion, Essential Comfort Firming Cream and Essential Comfort Moisture Cream. The Firming Cream is purported to offer twice as much firmness with its new formula of Goji Berry and antioxidants of Black Soybean and Arrowroot extracts. Considering the success of its predecessor having captured 23% market share in the skincare industry and over 100 million bottles sold since 2013, the new generation of skin lovers will certainly be looking forward to testing this latest line.
The new Essential Comfort line (water, emulsion and creams) are priced from SGD80 and are available at all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters islandwide.
Christian Dior x Dior Makeup New Look Collection
Dior Makeup and Perfumes wear couture – La Collection Privée Christian Dior and Dior Makeup dress up its latest New Look range in the emblematic houndstooth design of the House. Previously engraved only on the glass bottle of Miss Dior, Christian Dior is cladding three of its signature scents – Gris Dior, Lucky and Jasmi des Anges as well as selected cosmetics with a remix of its couture check. The New Look makeup collection, a limited series, also encases 6 shades of Rouge Dior and the Dior Forever Couture Perfect Cushion in that black and white remix of the greige New Look of 1947.
The New Look Collection retails from SGD195 for its fragrances (40ml), SGD69 for its Rouge Dior and SGD105 for its compact cushion. The collection will be available from 1 Jan at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters with fragrances exclusively sold only in the ION Orchard store. Also available online at our Dior Beauty Online Boutique from 3 Jan.
Sulwhasoo LNY Limited Edition Collection
New Year, Renew Skin – In the year of the tiger, Sulwhasoo releases a LNY limited edition range that has a lucky knot packaged to its three best sellers – First Care Activating Serum, Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum and the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX.
The Korean luxury beauty brand wants for 2022 to be all about more love, luck and harmony in the world and with our loved ones. And that also means a spot of self love with its skincare trio for glowing up.
Using an activating botanical formula of flower extracts, the First Care Activating Serum keeps the pH peace and preps for nutrient absorption. The anti-ageing Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum plumps up layers of thirsty skin. Last but certainly not least, the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX, in its fifth iteration, now packs a new Ginseng derived peptide blend to soothe, repair and strengthen stressed and damaged skin. As they say, happy skin, happy you.
This skin-loving trio is priced from SGD198 to SGD330 and will be available from 30 Dec 2021 at all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters islandwide.
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