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: Clarins Ombre 4 Couleurs, $75
You don’t go to Clarins for flamboyant or overtly fashion-forward makeup and that’s not a bad thing. Instead, you go to the Parisian brand for products that flatter whatever you’ve got going on and their latest eyeshadow quads are the perfect example of this ethos—four shades across five compacts that subtly compliment any eye or skin tone while doing so for up to 12 hours courtesy of mattifying bamboo powder. We guarantee that each swipe brings about love, especially if you don’t enjoy the act of retouching makeup.
By harnessing how potently anti-ageing white truffle extract can be and combining it with nourishing meadowfoam seed oil and brightening monks cress extract, this serum works faster than you can read its lengthy name out in full. Joke aside, the brand’s founders Lev Glazman and Alina Roythberg are fans of the range themselves and a Google search will prove that the Crème Ancienne line is that potent.
$565, SHOP NOW.
I know some people whose bathroom counter is cluttered with a range of cleansers from ones used in the morning (gel, cream, foam, you name it) to others at night (oil, foam, emulsion, butter…) but perhaps, they should try this one instead. It’s gentle enough for use during the day as it’s formulated with aloe but efficacious enough to use at night as it’s able to break down dirt and oil. Its scent of botanicals like rose, chamomile, and bergamot is also guaranteed to soothe the senses.
$59, SHOP NOW.
Innisfree’s more famous products range from the Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask to the Vivid Color Ink lipstick but we hope to draw your attention to this one—a fast-absorbing serum that is formulated with a combination of biotic and green tea that instantly strengthens the barrier of the skin. A trick we like to do with this product for a chok chok finish is to apply it liberally like you would with a mask before tissuing it off after 10 minutes.
$41, SHOP NOW.
Bacne is one of the most unsexiest topics to talk about and discussing how to rid the body of it even more so. But hey, someone has to do it and that’s us who’s recommending this salicylic acid-powered spray that rids you of your spotty problem within just a few days. Its nozzle even turns 360º, allowing you to target harder-to-reach places if said spots reach down south.
$39.90, SHOP NOW.
How do drag queens and perennial party girls always have such beautiful eye makeup no matter what time of the night? They’re most likely using this pencil liner that lasts through sweat, tears, and oil. They also now have new shades to love as the brand has added seven statement ones that provide a dimensional shimmer as it’s formulated with crushed pearls but for those of us who live less glamorous lives, said liners add just the right amount without being too out there.
$35, SHOP NOW.
Scientists have long published that THD Ascorbate at a minimum of 2% is the gold standard for brightening the skin but that wasn’t enough for Peter Thomas Roth. Instead, they’ve formulated their latest cream moisturiser with 10% of the good stuff which makes it 50 times more powerful than Vitamin C. Let’s do the quick math for you: just two applications imbue you with a glow in just one day provided you use it in the morning and night.
$119, SHOP NOW.
Book a flight to Bali, arrange a cruise tour in the Mediterranean Sea, or just spritz this perfume on to instantly put you in a summer mood. Its cheery scent comes from warm season classics like sweet neroli, creamy orange blossom absolute, and spicy ginger but it’s the addition of ingredients like musk and cedar wood that gives it some sensuality. Pro tip: spritz some onto bare legs if you’re showing them off as the friction created between them when you walk will create warmth and reinvigorate the scent throughout the day.
$420 for 100ml, SHOP NOW.
Can’t make it to a salon to refresh your hair colour? Or is your stylist who does the best hair-strengthening treatments on leave for a long time? Until you can sort this problem out, perhaps we can turn you on to this hair mask that comes enriched with a formula of shea, macadamia, camellia, and hazelnut oils that does everything from subtly refreshing the colour of your mane to ridding it of frizziness and dry ends. Apply it from root to ends and leave it on for 10 minutes as you wrangle your next appointment slot.
$130, SHOP NOW.
Notice how Korean actress Lee Young-ae always has luminous skin in pictures even when she’s just taking a casual selfie? Well, she is the spokesperson for The History of Whoo after all who has released this powder that combines three—one that illuminates, one that sets makeup, and the last that blurs imperfections—for all-day perfection that resists our heat and humidity. Just make sure you fold the puff and rub it together after picking powder up to ensure even application on the face.
$72, SHOP NOW.