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: 111Skin Celestial Black Diamond Lifting Mask
Sheet mask, but make it incredibly bougie. This glossy black sheet that’s adored by Tinseltown’s A-listers like Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham uses diamond particles, goji glycopeptides and Centella Asiatica for instantly brighter, tighter, and plumper skin. But what makes it truly worth the splurge is its “sectioned” design that allows you to target the areas you need help with.
$202 for a box of 5, SHOP NOW.
Christmas is the time of year for Wattpad festive fiction and if you’re looking to get the “her skin softly glimmered like twinkling Christmas lights” look, consider this palette that comes with three full-sized powders—Dandelion Baby-pink that softly illuminates, Dandelion Twinkle for a shimmering cold flush, and Honeyb Twinkle for an iridescent gleam.
$66, SHOP NOW.
Do you know how some facial sprays leave the skin with a sticky or dehydrated after-feel? This one is far from it—a base of organic Korean rice water with an infusion of mugwort and ginseng works to hydrate the skin while trapping said hydration for a smooth finish. Pro tip: lightly spray it onto your foundation or concealer brush to make your base dreamily blendable.
$59, SHOP NOW.
Would we love this incredibly nourishing serum if it wasn’t from Chanel? Of course. But its luxurious packaging makes it so covetable and that’s before we talk about its formula: a collagen-synthesising chronopeptide, soothing Himalayan swertia, and Vanilla Planifolia that reverses environmental damage. In short, expect to sleep your way to better skin.
$1,026 and $872 for the refill, SHOP NOW.
The scent of vanilla no matter what perfume it’s used in always has a sexy, creamy quality to it but instead of using it in a saccharine recipe, D.S & Durga pairs it with cypress, hay, and dark patchouli for a woody and smooth finish. We’d like to call it a “handsome” perfume, one made for women who don’t like smelling like the rest.
$435 for 100ml, SHOP NOW.
The lighter version of the cult-favourite Lait-Crème Concentré is still as soothing and nourishing but its fluid formula lends it to even more ways of using it—an after-sun product, an emergency solution for flare-ups, and a base to mix some shimmer oil in for a party-worthy glow. It even works as a makeup remover if you’re the type to have a minimalist skin routine.
$49.90, SHOP NOW.
I know some people who simply splash their skin with water in the morning but for those of us who can’t leave the house without a cleanse, this milk softly cleans and conditions with hyaluronic acid. It also has the marvellous ability to break down light makeup but of course, isn’t able to remove heavy-duty ones like waterproof eyeliner.
$23, SHOP NOW.
This lightweight oil that also works as a moisturiser, illuminator, and if need be, a hair treatment is the best of all worlds. It feels like nothing yet it delivers intense hydration courtesy of a blend of oils like jojoba seed and sweet almond. Take some time to gently inhale before applying it to let its calming scent soothe your nerves.
US$107 (about SGD$146), SHOP NOW.
How does Shiseido’s eyelash curler fair against the Shu Uemura one? Its clamp measures quite a bit deeper than the Shu Uemura one which allows you to perfectly curl short lashes and its silicone pads feel more gentle on small hooded eyes. If you’re still unconvinced, the Patrick Ta is a big fan of it “because it can curl the smallest of lashes.”
$30, SHOP NOW.
For those unwilling to pay a festive surcharge or are unable to free up their schedule for a facial appointment, Sulwhasoo’s new mask should prolong the period till they can finally do so. It comes enriched with the First Care Activating Serum VI and in a sheet that ensures deep penetration of said serum. Feel free to leave it on for up to 30 minutes on the face before swiping it all over the body.
$75 for a box of 5 , SHOP NOW.