GRAZIA Most Wanted: This CC Cream From IT Cosmetics Is The Ultimate Choice For Oily Complexions

From Gucci's new floral fragrance to summery makeup products from Clarins, discover more of July's best beauty offerings here
IT Cosmetics’s CC+ Natural Matte SPF 40. Photo: Courtesy of IT Cosmetics

Oh, how time flies. The second half of 2024 is upon us, and it’s time to take stock of what we’ve achieved so far and see what we can do to get closer to realising our 2024 resolutions. In the realm of beauty, that also means it’s time for a vanity refresh. Whether your 2024 beauty goal was to find your signature fragrance or expand your makeup collection, look towards the newest beauty product drops in July.

From Chantecaille’s new additions to its Rose de Mai range to Gucci Beauty’s latest Gucci Flora scent, July has just the items you need to add to cart, stat.

Guard Your Beat With IT Cosmetics’s CC+ Cream

IT Cosmetics’s CC+ Natural Matte SPF 40. Photo: Courtesy of IT Cosmetics

Doing your makeup as an oily-skin girl in Singapore is one of life’s greatest challenges if you ask us. We kid, but making sure your base stays on the whole day is no easy feat. Enter IT Cosmetics’s CC+ Natural Matte cream. This product, with its cult-favourite status, has earned its keep for its hydrating properties and skincare-focused ingredients. The formula is easy to buff into the skin yet doesn’t flatten out your best features, for up to 16 hours—perfect for long days in the office. As a plus, the CC cream also has SPF 40, so you can keep those pesky sunspots at bay.

Till the end of the month, the beauty label is partnering with The Coffee Code! Purchase special menu items—IT’s Matte-Cha Latte and IT’s Matte-Cha Waffle—for your mid-day pick-me-up and you could win full-size IT Cosmetics goodies.

IT Cosmetics is now available online at https://www.sephora.sg/, in-app, and at selected Sephora stores. The Coffee Code is located at 37 Neil Road.

Achieve A Power Pout With Guerlain’s Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain’s Rouge G Refill and Rouge G Case. Photo: Courtesy of Guerlain.

French maison Guerlain has just relaunched its Rouge G lipstick range, complete with 40 new shades. Available in both velvet and satin matte finishes, the new Rouge G lippies have a lightweight texture, so your lips don’t dry out throughout the day. It is also formulated with skincare-focused ingredients, so you can tend to your lips while keeping the look clean and snatched. In addition to the improved texture, the Rouge G’s jewel case has gotten an upgrade of its own. Lighter than ever before, the case gives your lipstick the most fashionable coat—case in point: there are nine standout case designs available—, so it’s more artwork than makeup.

Guerlain’s Rouge G Refill and Rouge G Case are available for $60 and $56, respectively.

Kiehl’s Launches New Flagship Store At ION Orchard

Kiehl’s Calendula Skin-Soothing Stabilizing Emulsion. Photo: Courtesy of Kiehl’s

Beloved for its science-backed skincare goodies, Kiehl’s has just opened its new flagship store in Singapore. The brand’s new flagship store boasts a larger space for friends of Kiehl’s to shop and learn more about the history of the brand. Did you know that Kiehl’s came to life in 1851, with roots as an apothecary? At the store, you can discover the label’s Calendula range, which includes a cleanser, a toner and the all-new Calendula Skin-Soothing Stabilizing Emulsion, for a lightweight skin solution that’s perfect for acne-prone and oily skin. My personal tried-and-true hero product from Kiehl’s is the Calendula Herbal-Extract Alcohol Free Toner. As a certified oily girl, I can attest to the toner’s soothing and clarifying properties, especially in Singapore’s relentless climate.

Visit Kiehl’s flagship store at ION Orchard, Basement Level 3.

Tatcha’s New Matcha Cleanser

Tatcha’s The Matcha Cleanse and The Water Cream. Photo: Courtesy of Tatcha

If you’re in need of a soft (read: non-drying, non-stripping) cleanser, Tatcha recently launched The Matcha Cleanse. Rooted in traditional Japanese skincare rituals, the water-based cleanser foams up easily and can clear your skin of its gunk and dirt, powered by the healing powers of matcha. Thanks to this powerhouse ingredient, you can slow down signs of ageing in your skin, and even prevent breakouts and acne, with continued use. Pair the cleanser with the brand’s The Water Cream for a well-rounded all-in-one skincare regime that’s gentle on the skin.

More information on Tatcha’s The Matcha Cleanse can be found here.

Visit KOSÉ Sekkisei’s SAVE the BLUE: Ocean Project Pop-Up

From now till 14 July, head to Plaza Singapura to visit Sekkisei’s SAVE the BLUE pop-up. Take a deep dive into the world of Sekkisei and the latest launches. During your visit, you can get a closer look at the brand’s coral-centric sustainability efforts, and get a feel of the Brightening Essence Lotion and Brightening Emulsion. The duo works together beautifully on the skin, as the first steps of skincare, post-cleanser. What we loved most was the lightweight texture and its quick absorption rate.

Be one of the first 100 guests at the pop-up space to walk away with a complimentary cup of bubble tea from Playmade, to usher in the weekend. Plus, you can do good with your beauty purchases during the project’s promotional period, from 1 July to 31 August. A portion of sales accrued during the campaign will be donated to fund coral cultivation efforts and educational activities.

More information on the pop-up and campaign can be found here.

The Power Of Skin Science In Avène’s Hyaluron Activ B3 Range

Photo: Instagram / @eauthermaleavenesg

When it comes to beauty, we all know that it is, first and foremost, the skin we should take care of. After all, a nourished complexion that glows from the inside will save you precious minutes in the morning. That’s where Eau Thermale Avène comes in. The French skincare foundation backs up all its products with an incredible research and development team and their latest launch? The Hyaluron Activ B3 (HAB3) Range.

To combat signs of ageing, the HAB3 line fights cellular senescence—the root cause of ageing—directly, prolonging the lifespan of your skin cells that give you your youthful appearance. The whole range of products taps the rejuvenating powers of Avène Thermal Spring Water. But our favourite of the line is Cell Renewal Aqua Cream-in-Gel, for its non-sticky but ultra-illuminating capabilities. The best part? It works wonderfully even on sensitive skin, so you don’t have to worry about flare-ups or itchy patches before your big event.

Discover more about Avène’s Hyaluron Activ B3 Range here.

New Products In Chantecaille’s Rose de Mai Line

From Gucci's new floral fragrance to summery makeup products from Clarins, discover more of July's new and best beauty offerings here
Photo: Courtesy of Chantecaille

Not all roses are created equal—that’s what Chantecaille wants you to know, this July. The French beauty label has just added new products to its Rose de Mai lineup, tapping into the precious hand-harvested rose. The new body cream, lip balm and face mist from Chantecaille invite you to dip your toes into the rosy, perfumed experience, so the scent seeps and lingers softly on the skin. They say quiet luxury is all about subtlety, and the Rose de Mai accomplishes just that. Of the new goodies in the lineup, we love the Rose de Mai Body Cream With Retinol, for its relaxing aroma, and firming and nourishing properties.

Chantecaille’s Rose de Mai collection can be purchased at Chantecaille counters at Tangs and Takashimaya.

Gucci Beauty Adds Orchid To Its Bouquet Of Gucci Flora Fragrances

Photo: Courtesy of Gucci Beauty

If you’re a fan of floral fragrances, there’s almost no way you haven’t heard of Gucci Beauty’s Gucci Floral line. Say hello to the Gucci Flora Gorgeous Orchid Eau de Parfum! The orchid fragrance is the fourth in the Gucci Flora family, joining the ranks of Gorgeous Gardenia—an oldie but a goodie (and a personal favourite!)—, Gorgeous Magnolia and Gorgeous Jasmine. In a campaign fronted by the pop world’s favourite Flowers girl Miley Cyrus, she presents the new floral scent that’s got us in a chokehold. With vanilla and ozonic notes, this gourmand scent is crafted by perfumer Marie Salamagne. A yummy creamy floral spritz for the summer months.

The new Gucci Flora Gorgeous Orchid Eau de Parfum is now available on gucci.com.

Turn Up The Sparkle With Clarins’s Cosmic Summer Collection

From Gucci's new floral fragrance to summery makeup products from Clarins, discover more of July's new and best beauty offerings here
Photo: Courtesy of Clarins

Clarins, the cosmetics brand that prides itself on plant science, has more than just a viral lip oil. This summer, the brand introduces a range of go-to makeup items that will surely be staples in your makeup pouch. For that sun-kissed look (sans burn, of course), reach for the limited-edition Bronzing Compact. The mighty compact comes with three different powders that you can use separately or together for that beachy, bronzy glow. Ready for that seaside smooch? We can’t get enough of the Water Lip Stain, which instantly softens and tints the lips. For a more natural pout, apply a layer of Mocha Water, one of two new shades, for a plush brown lip moment.

Clarins’s Cosmic Summer Collection can be purchased at clarins.com.sg.

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