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: 1. Sets Appeal
If you’ve been wanting to try Sulwhasoo’s most wanted products out or are looking to gift a particularly difficult individual, consider purchasing this set which consists of their bestsellers—a refining mask, serum, and cream—that promotes radiant skin in a flash when used in tandem. Each also comes in a travel-friendly size for you to turn your airplane seat into a first-class spa cabin.
My First Sulwhasoo Set, $125
2. Morning Glory
A summer filled with sunscreen, sun, chlorine, salt water and sun-kissed skin smells exactly like this perfume which coincidentally, also smells like coconut rum punch with notes of lemon, coconut, and tonka beans if that’s more your vibe.
& Other Stories Solar Essay, $69
3. Fast Game
Not all spot solutions are made equal because the best formulas dry them out overnight while immediately neutralising redness for you to apply concealer over it. We’re talking about this one in particular which contains just the right amount of salicylic acid to eradicate spots without causing sensitisation.
Caudalie Vinopure Salicylic Spot Solution, $25
4. Golden Glory
Everything Chanel Beauty touches turns to gold and we’re not talking about the Sublimage La Crème Suprême that is well, the gold standard of anti-ageing skincare (it increases cellular rejuvenation that lessens the look of dryness and wrinkles faster than you can drop the filters on TikTok) but instead, its new refillable concept that comes in a weighty aluminium packaging which can be used by itself. How’s that for the Midas touch?
Chanel Sublimage La Crème Suprême, $644 and $547 for the refill
5. Nude Awakening
Nine new nude shades to the Dior Beauty Rouge Dior Forever line range from 215 Desire (a luminous rosy nude) to 500 Nude Soul (an intense brown) but they all promise the same thing: sensually blurry colour that gives off a romantic just-bitten look. Swipe once more for a vivid look and feel free to eat, drink, or bite as it promises 16 hours of transfer-proof wear.
Dior Beauty Rouge Dior Forever, $62
6. Film Filter
As you’d expect from the brand launched by the queen of clean, this tinted serum comes packed with the good stuff like hyaluronic acid, allantoin, olive squalene and CoQ10 for hydration and barrier protection but we’re more obsessed with the finish—a lit-from-within glow that looks like you’ve passed a filter over the skin which also happens to blur out minor imperfections. Perfect for days when even tinted moisturisers feel too heavy.
Jane Iredale’s HydroPure™ Tinted Serum, $89
7. Cosy Up
What would a warm and long hug from a cashmere-adorned loved one smell like? Perhaps, like this perfume which gives a cosy feel with sweet pear and pea that’s accompanied by a dry down of white musk which turns it into quite the sensual skin scent.
Jo Malone English Pear & Sweet Pea EDP, $242 for 100ml
8. Glow Standard
The love child of the Ambient Lighting Powder and Illusion Hyaluronic Acid Skin Tint is one multi-tasking marvel as it hydrates, conceals, and brightens with just one pea-sized drop. It can also be used to dilute the heaviness of cream or liquid foundations if you’re looking to do a full-face glam look without the grossness like leaving a streak of colour on phones, jackets, or at worst, your hands.
Hourglass Veil Hydrating Skin Tint, $82
9. CLEAN SWEEP
How would we convince someone to start using a makeup brush when she’s more predisposed to using her digits? We’d put this one into her hands that buff formulas from concealers to bronzers to air-brushed perfection. It can also be used to stipple liquid or cream foundation on for full, even coverage and as a bonus, expect no shedding even when you’re rough on it when washing.
Real Techniques Seamless Complexion Makeup Brush, $18
10. Get Lit
The Los Angeles brand might have scented the candle with summer vibes in mind—a surf trip up the Pacific Coast where the ocean meets the mountain—but its notes of saffron, cedar, sugarcane, and heliotrope—make it smell vaguely like Baccarat Rouge 540. Opt to burn it for up to 55 hours to make any room feel bougier or leave it inside your cupboard to delicately scent your clothes.
Salt & Stone Saffron & Cedar Scented Candle, $80