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: Slip Midi Scrunchies
What do we want from a hair scrunchie? Elegant colours, just the right amount of tautness, and for it to come in a size that’s easy to stow away. What do the Slip ones do? Everything we mentioned with one more added perk—a satin-like silk material that doesn’t cause hair breakage.
$64 for a pack of 5, SHOP NOW.
Don’t you want to be that person who dreams of having glossy hair without having to fuss over it on the daily? AROMATICA’s new quinoa hair products can make it a reality—the nutrient-rich grain is used in both a shampoo and spray-on ampoule to instantly repair damage from heat styling while imbuing a reflective shine.
$30 for the shampoo and $38 for the ampoule. SHOP NOW.
Byredo describes this perfume as a way to convey “our primal instincts” but I prefer to simply think of it instead as a clean-sexy one. It has a clean leather note that brings to mind the effect of silk on skin and the dry-down is what gives it sensuality—tobacco and amber that sweetens it up and provides warmth.
$414 for 100ml, SHOP NOW.
This mascara, made by the Japanese brand that practically made smudge-proof mascaras a thing, now has an improved wand for stubborn lashes and shaky hands. Its ultra-small triangular brush allows you to smoothly coat every strand with a water-proof formula that gives the look of lifted lashes.
$22.50, SHOP NOW.
Have you heard that the Earth is round, water is wet, and that Lancôme makes one of the best mascaras for va-va-voom volume? Their newest one doubles the length and thickness of your lashes and its brush is designed to also grip your bottom lashes without leaving streak marks.
$60, SHOP NOW.
I had a colleague test M.A.C Cosmetics’s latest long-wear lipstick in the name of cosmetic scrutiny and the results are absolutely fabulous. 15 hours of pigmented wear and hydration that lasted through three meals, countless coffees, and the occasional licking of her lips. It could possibly go on for 9 more but she loves her sleep.
$50, SHOP NOW.
Let’s first address the elephant in the room. Yes, Crystal Saffron smells like Baccarat Rouge 540 on the first spritz no thanks to its similar notes of saffron and amber but it’s the former’s touch of musk and incense that makes it the smokier, darker older sister. Spray once on a jacket and let the scent linger for up to a week.
$348 for 100ml, SHOP NOW.
How do fashion editors usually style a glamorous editorial look? They add beach waves for cool-girl appeal. A sharply tailored suit? Beach waves again because the sexiness of second-day hair beautifully contrasts against a sharp look. Now, get that look at home with just a tiny amount of this gel that adds magazine-worthy volume, texture, and definition.
$41, SHOP NOW.
Combine the wash’s revitalising scent of buttery peach with a cold shower to start your day right—energised, smooth, and appropriately hydrated. It contains yummy ingredients like rice for soothing the skin and ceramides to strengthen the skin barrier which makes it safe for eczema-prone skin.
$49, SHOP NOW.
This cushion is as easy to apply as any other one—press, stamp, and pat—but it transforms dull, flaky, and blotchy skin with a lightweight formula that adheres to the skin for all-day wear. It also contains black liquorice extracts to soothe and hydrate the skin, slowly eliminating said problems we mentioned.
$67, the cushion is available for purchase at THEFACESHOP – Nature Collection stores islandwide.