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.
How do you show that you’re ready to transition from hot girl summer to cosy fall girl without the usual tropes like a pumpkin spice latte, furry shoes or…sweatpants? The answer is at your fingertips with two new Le Vernis shades called 163 Été Indien (Indian Summer, a cheery and almost retro-like orange) and 165 Bois Des Îles (Wood Of the Islands, a moody brownish red). Both also have a new formula that while on the thicker side, completely coats your nails in a gorgeous lacquered finish with just one swipe.
Could Benefit have launched a mascara that’s even better than ‘They’re Real!’? Well, it depends on the look you’re going for. Fan Fest boasts a more dramatic look from root to tip and corner to corner that lasts up to 24 hours. Its high performance also extends to its conditioning formula of Provitamin 5 and cranberry extract, which leaves stronger, thicker lashes even when removed.
$48, SHOP NOW.
Some might find relaxation in meditation but for us, it’s watching our makeup melting off in a ‘So Satisfying’ kind of way. This cleansing oil immediately dissolves makeup, dirt, and pollutants upon application without the need for massaging or rubbing though you can do so for more peace of mind. It also doesn’t affect eyelash extensions though we would recommend a lighter application around the eye area if you’re sporting a pair.
$29.90, SHOP NOW.
Unless you have the physical and mental capacity to endure a bitingly cold shower in the morning, Clarin’s new mask that adopts the concept of cryotherapy is a more bearable solution for puffiness and dullness—it cools the skin down upon application which has the immediate effect of shrinking pores, tightening the skin, and imbueing a glow. Pop it in the fridge for even better results.
$125, SHOP NOW.
Mix a few drops of this golden fluid into your foundation for a finish that comes across as more glimmering than glittery or stir it into a body lotion to look like you own a Waldorf Astoria Resort membership (read: unbelievably glowy skin). It’s also a product that keeps on giving—niacinamide, diglucosyl gallic acid, and mulberry leaf extract even skin tone out while inhibiting melanin production.
$56, SHOP NOW.
Just in time for our travels come the fall season, Fenty Beauty’s new stick foundation allows you to save on luggage space for more important items (coats, shoes, and bags, obviously) as it has the coverage of a liquid foundation with the long wear of a powder and blurring properties of a primer. All that good stuff in one handy stick that you can toss even into the smallest of compartments.
$53, SHOP NOW.
Here is a challenge: take a selfie and another one after one week of using this lightweight serum during both day and night. Does the woman in the mirror have firmer, smoother, and softer-looking skin? Of course, pomegranate and polypeptides are both powerhouses when it comes to skin rejuvenation.
$72, SHOP NOW.
This highly volumising, strengthening, and nourishing conditioner has become an instant sell-out for a reason as the brand’s microPROtec complex and inter-amino-bond-builder enables it to function like a mask without the heaviness. As a daily treatment, feel free to leave it on for just a minute or if you’re at wit’s end, at least 10 minutes to seal your hair’s splits.
$49.90, SHOP NOW.
I believe the Japanese brand meant to use the word brightening instead as this fragrance-free cream generously infuses the skin with vitamin C and moisturising agents to rapidly fade pigmentation instead of unfortunately turning you many shades lighter. It also contains a “wrapping effect” that ensures it absorbs immediately without leaving any stickiness that can stain sheets.
$54, SHOP NOW.
We will never say no to an eye product that doubles up as both a nourishing salve and a highlighting cream but what has us really going “yes, please!” is RATIONALE’s version that also has the benefits of SPF protection and an energising Capri-Sun orange juice-like smell.
$184, SHOP NOW.