As the local beauty industry slowly returns 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.
Here, the top 10 beauty launches that landed on GRAZIA’s beauty desk or piqued our interest this week.
Pictured Above: 1. Seamless Radiance
If you’re anything like us, a good blush in the apples of the cheeks is always welcomed in your books. The NARS Afterglow Liquid Blush delivers a radiant rush of colour while hydrating the skin with a boost of Sodium Hyaluronate, E and vegan collagen for an extra luminous finish.
What makes this a winner in our hearts is the buildable pigment that makes it extra easy to blend away for a radiant flush of colour even when you’re on the go (say, after yoga or pilates) and is definitely ‘clean girl aesthetic’ approved.
NARS Afterglow Liquid Blush, $53
2. Getting Steamy
Let’s be real—between the 9-to-5 grind and having a personal life, none of us really have the time to be heading out for spa days and facials. With the rise of at-home medical beauty tools to achieve that post-spa glow, we’ve got our eye on the newly revamped DRx Pro Facial Steamer.
This baby uses ultrasonic technology to hydrate the skin from within and even has two heat settings to cater to your skin concerns and sensitivity. But don’t let the tech fool you, there are no complicated buttons or nozzles to deal with—simply hit the button once for warm steam, and twice for hot steam. Just remember to follow it up with your usual skincare products to lock in the moisture!
Dr Dennis Gross Drx Pro Facial Steamer, $420
3. Glide Away
If you’re in the market for an eyeliner that’ll last you through the day—look no further than Rare Beauty’s latest Perfect Strokes Longwear Gel Eyeliner. The creamy formulation makes application extra seamless and blendable if you’re going for a softer wing or a smokey eye. What makes this a winner in our hearts is the built-in sharpener that makes it easy to get that precise shape down, but be warned—the pencil doesn’t retract, so be sure to only twist up the amount you require at each time.
Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Longwear Gel Eyeliner, $33
4. Patched Up
In Augustinus Bader we trust. These high-efficiency eye patches use the brand’s patented TFC8 technology to deliver a blend of high-grade vitamins and peptides for cellular renewal. Hydration, fine lines, dark circles, you name it—these patches are sure to resolve your under-eye issues, or simply help depuff the eye contour for an important day. Pro-tip: Store these in the fridge to wake up to a refreshing eye treatment in the morning.
Augustinus Bader The Eye Patches, $35 per sachet, $190 for full set of 6 sachets
5. Golden Hour
A love letter to the la dolce vita lifestyle, BVLGARI’s Allegra Passeggiata Eau De Parfum is exactly what you think sunsets would smell like. Think bright, floral with light undercurrents of musk, Allegra Passeggiata speaks to timeless feminine sophistication. Spray generously over your pulse points to extend longevity.
BVLGARI Allegra Passeggiata Eau De Parfum, $270 for 50ml
6. Gaining Clarity
The Super Knights – Purifying Clay Mask may just be the right solution for those with dry skin and clogged pores. Though you may think that clay masks will only dry out your skin barrier, this wash-off mask boasts a combination of clay minerals that clears out impurities and sebum, while containing herbal formulations to inject moisture and soothe the skin.
belif The Super Knights – Purifying Clay Mask, $55
7. Stay Clean
Just a few pats of the Amuse Dew Power Vegan Cushion will leave you with a flawless base, ready to take on the day. Apart from being completely vegan, the high coverage cushion makes it an effortless way to even out your skin tone for those days when you don’t feel like piling on concealer. The hydrating formula makes it a top choice for those vying for the glass skin look.
Amuse Dew Power Vegan Cushion, $46
8. Lustre On
Stretch your style for one more day, with Oribe’s luxurious Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. If you’re not a fan of dry shampoo, we’re sure this one will convert you as it doesn’t leave that dreaded white sheen and powdery finish on your roots. Simply spray it from an arm’s length away, and give it a good tussle to spread out the product and let it sit to absorb any excess oil and dirt from your scalp. And voilà, fresh hair all day!
Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo, $70
9. Perfect Pout
This high pigment lipstick isn’t going to dry out your lips, if that’s your concern with matte finishes. The lipstick glides on comfortably and stays on all day without losing its colour. From rosy pinks down to seductive reds, there’s bound to be a shade that speaks to you. Our favourite shade? 100 100, a universally flattering shade of brown nude. Before application, prep your lips with a moisturising lip balm or primer.
Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Matte in 100 100, $85
10. Lock It In
Get baby soft skin with The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Moisture Gel Cream that’s a best-seller for a reason. In Singapore’s hot and humid weather, there’s nothing worse than having sticky residue left on your skin after moisturising. You won’t have to worry about that with this lightweight gel cream, as it absorbs almost instantly, leaving your skin refreshed and hydrated.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Gel Cream, $36