As the local beauty industry has returned to its former glory with drops by the day, we have taken it into our hands to talk weekly about some of the best beauty launches. Some are noteworthy for their instant results, while others are special simply because they make us feel and look good while looking good themselves.
Here, the top 10 beauty launches that landed on GRAZIA’s beauty desk or piqued our interest this week.
Pictured Above: L’Artisan Parfumeur La Figure Ceramic Candle Limited Edition
There are candles we’re more than happy to excessively burn and there are others that are so bewitching-looking and smelling that we want to ration it for as long as possible. This one is one of them—a delicious blend of vanilla, cinnamon, tonic bean, and amber housed in a MoMA-like vessel. The silver lining though when it’s down to its last golden flame is that its vessel can be repurposed into one for brushes or cotton pads.
$385.00, SHOP IT IN STORE.
All the toasting, shaking, and other decadent things you do with your digits this festive season are going to take a toll on them so wouldn’t it be a joy to make sure they’re well protected? Just one pea-sized dollop of this cream instantly imbues your hands with long-lasting hydration courtesy of adenosine that also smoothes out wrinkles. It comes in four captivating scents from Serene which calms with lavender and marjoram to Inspirit which refreshes with basil and bergamot.
$20, SHOP NOW.
Retinol is an anti-ageing beast but what Bio-essence calls Retinoid A is beefier. It has four times the potency of the former and comes with one more perk: it provides an instant tightening effect that is put to good use with the method of using this product.
Roll upwards to visibly reduce the look of a double chin in 15 minutes and across for wrinkles before saying goodbye to them. Next, use the remaining amount of time to do the more important things like figuring out which Reddit wormhole you’re planning to explore for the night.
$60.45, SHOP NOW.
This densely pigmented lipstick is loaded with two polymers that preserve colour for up to 12 hours and lock in hydration for eight. Opt for Golden Beige which imbues your twin set with just the right hint of shimmer or Fancy Prune that’s a multi-dimensional metallic plum hue.
Feel free to skip the use of lip balm before application as with all Chanel Beauty’s lip products, this one provides maximum moisture that keeps your lips cushy all night.
$45, SHOP NOW.
Half the fun of Fenty Beauty’s new complexion product is seeing what colour it turns up on your skin (it reacts to the skin’s current pH level) and the other, receiving compliments that “you look so awake and glowy, have you just come back from a holiday?” as it imbues a soft, dewy finish.
Take note though there is no magnet in its packaging like the Match Stixs from the 2018-2020 era so it’s best if you leave it at home instead of stashing it in your makeup kit.
$49, SHOP NOW.
A recent rewatch of The Princess Diaries had me laughing at the “The cucumber does nothing! Heh, this is something we make up.” line because everybody whether they be princesses or proletariats should be using this stick instead.
One swipe across the undereye area instantly blurs wrinkles with a powder makeup-like effect and conditions them with hyaluronic acid and what the brand calls Wrinkle White N. It can even be used over makeup if you’re feeling particularly dry and crusty at any point in time.
$24, SHOP NOW.
Sure, you can achieve brighter-looking eyes with eight hours of sleep but for the incorrigible insomniacs like us, we prefer MZ Skin’s solution. Simply attach the device to the skin, close your eyes for 10 minutes, and let the disposable, medical-grade hydrocolloid patches replace shortened slumber as each is infused with ingredients like vitamin B3 that brighten and soften.
$516, SHOP NOW.
How do you create space in your travel luggage or party bag for other indulgences like four more pairs of shoes or a different coloured lipstick just in case? I’d naturally encourage you to pack this foundation instead as it comes with both a cream and powder.
The former is a full-coverage foundation meets cream highlighter and the other, is a finishing and blurring powder. You can apply the cream with your fingers, naturally, but go ahead and be fancy with a brush if you’d like to.
$80, SHOP NOW.
Everybody needs a little more help when it comes to their beauty regime this festive season and short of visiting a clinic, an easier solution would perhaps to be imbibe this liquid on the daily. It contains an ingredient called Ch-A Extract that hydrates the skin from within while reducing redness and scarring.
Take note though, that it isn’t a replacement for hydrating your skin with topical products so think of it more as a beauty booster.
$140, SHOP NOW.
There’s more to managing dandruff than dandruff blusters which are usually formulated with brutal chemicals and aggressively masculine packaging. Reach out for this sunshiny-looking treatment instead that comes with a formula containing jojoba and sweet almond oil to alleviate itchiness and stop current snowfall.
As for its method of usage, leave it on for two minutes as a daily conditioner or 30 if you’re feeling a prickling up there.
$26, SHOP NOW.