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: ést.lab VitaLift A+ SmartSculpt Buddy
In our opinion, most beauty devices require the dexterity of an Olympian champion to be wielded or for its user to read a really lengthy manual before turning it on. But this one is so pleasingly simple—apply the hydrating cream it comes with, turn it on, and roll upwards on any part of your body or face for 10 minutes to instantly tighten and lift.
$298 (inclusive of the ést.lab VitaLift A+ SmartSculpt Booster), shop it at Boutique Fairs from 17-19 November 2023 and online come 20 November 2023.
Here’s one for the women who often find themselves too lazy to go through their full skincare routine: this serum is lightweight like a fluid, hydrates like an emulsion, and has a formula that does the most like plumping, smoothening, and brightening courtesy of BIOEFFECT Growth Factors that are skin compatible. Read: expect no sensitisation.
$314, SHOP NOW.
To all you chronic lip lickers, meet your new holy grail. This non-sticky balm imbues the lips with a glossy finish and hydration that lasts for up to a tested eight hours. As for the colours, four MLBB ones can go from sheer to medium depending on how much you swipe on. Pro tip: the colour of your gums is your perfect MLBB colour.
$23, SHOP NOW.
The solution for the problems that come with the festive period—dehydrated skin from drinking too much alcohol, dullness that comes with lack of sleep, and splotchiness from crying to It’s A Wonderful Life—can be found with just one application of this cream-gel mask. Its potency comes from Huang Qi extract, an herb used for centuries to improve blood circulation while reducing inflammation.
$48, SHOP NOW.
Cieli di Seta might be Italian for silk skies but think of this perfume’s scent as you floating on a cloud instead: fruity blueberry, powdery silk (yes, the House has managed to bottle its scent), and a bougie-laundry like musk. Or, just Google Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream album cover if you need a visual reference instead.
$190 for 100ml, SHOP NOW.
If there’s anyone who knows how to look snatched no matter the time, it’s most likely Huda Kattan. And one of her secrets is this powder that instantly gives medium coverage and a brighter, filtered finish that lasts. How long you ask? 10 whole hours in our infernal heat which included a pilates session. Just make sure you do a proper shade match as the powders tend to skew yellow.
$56, SHOP NOW.
Break in case of epidermic emergency: each vial contains a serum containing a potent dose of hyaluronic acid and collagen that instantly penetrates the skin’s barrier to soothe and plump. Next, apply the Ultra-Sensorial Cream to lock in all that goodness before texting your friend that you’re now able to attend the party she’s throwing.
$2,590 for 12 vials, SHOP NOW.
Seriously glamorous colours, high octane pigments, and chic packaging are what we always expect from any new Natasha Denona eyeshadow palettes but this one has us surprised. Why? It has new shades like a silver Superionic and a champagne Skift that imbues an ethereal, fairy-like sparkle instead of the usual lustrous foil finish.
$109, SHOP NOW.
If a young Priscilla Presley were to wear a perfume of the now (fun fact: her favourite back in the day was Guerlain Shalimar) then perhaps this one would be it. It’s sensual and womanly, with notes of tuberose, peach, iris, jasmine, vanilla, and just the gentlest dose of leather for the right amount of heat.
$343 for 100ml, SHOP NOW.
It’s hard to make the phrase clinical-level sound tempting if you’re wary of such claims but with the remarkable result this serum produces—visibly improved discolouration in just eight weeks courtesy of 25% vitamin C and glutathione—rest assured that there are brighter days ahead. And as a bonus, the vitamin C’s high stability ensures the serum is potent till the last pump.
$95, SHOP NOW.