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: Maison Margiela Replica Under the Stars
A moonlit night under the stars, wearing your lover’s worn-out leather jacket, gazing at a bonfire while the wood crackles, and hearing the waves lap against the shore—put these phrases together and you’ll either get a Lana Del Rey lyric from her ‘There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Boulevard‘ album or the scent this perfume conjures owing to its nostalgic blend of oud, leather, and black pepper.
$210 for 100ml, SHOP NOW
This legendary tube is adored by the likes of Drew Barrymore, Doja Cat, and most likely, your favourite beauty TikToker (or #TolkienToker because of Liz Hurley) and with one good reason—its balmy texture glides like a dream on the lips and imbues with a universally flattering dark raisin colour.
And if you find that hard to resist, wait till we tell you that there’s a festive edition with a crystal-covered case that’s selling out real fast.
$49, SHOP NOW.
Diptyque’s festive candles are always heaven to look at because of their gilded vessels, but their 2023 edition has a celestial scent too. With notes of pine, cedar, and resin, it has the magical ability to turn the most humdrum of spaces into an enchanted forest when you close your eyes and take a deep breath.
$126 for 190grams, SHOP NOW.
This liquid eyeliner is as easy to apply as any other—swipe once for a smooth and precise streak across the lids—but how it shines brighter is its metallic jewel tones that stay gleaming even when sweat or smoke gets into your eyes.
And if you’re a beauty minimalist, the metallic silver shade of Chrome at Me provides just the right amount of festive drama.
$38, SHOP NOW.
One of the most decadent body lotions you can slather on yourself, Fresh’s cushy version was formulated to hydrate for 24 hours with vitamins C & E and glycerin while gently scenting your body in an alluring bouquet of rose, peach, and musk.
Go ahead and layer your perfume of choice over as the lotion adequately preps the skin to “capture” it but for the fragrance-averse, trust that the lotion’s scent lasts up to eight hours in our heat and humidity.
$50, SHOP NOW.
Yes, this hair mask comes at a similar cost to a big night out but it’s worth every cent. The extra-rich, ultra-luxurious formula made of the good stuff like four exclusive kinds of honey to smoothing arginine, and colour-protecting cassia alata extract imbues the hair instantly with an unbelievably glossy shine and noticeable fullness.
If you’re also wondering, yes, it works the same wonders on all types of hair from pin-straight styles to a mane of beautiful wild curls.
$149, SHOP NOW.
This elegant beauty might be celebrating its 62nd birthday this year but there’s still a modernity to it owing to fizzy aldehydes and a signature Hermès woodiness.
Some might even call it a classic which sounds dated but I can see its generational appeal where it’ll be adored by young girls who can’t wait to grow up and cherished by older ones who like to engage in quality items to elevate the everyday.
$248 for 100ml, SHOP NOW.
The supremely gentle ingredients like pantheon, ginseng, and probiotics in this toner will make short work in quickly eradicating inflammation and balancing the skin’s microbiome.
It’s even better after chilling in the fridge and used as a lotion mask: saturate a cotton pad with it before peeling it into layers and leaving it on the skin for five minutes.
$65, SHOP NOW.
Everything you need to combat the aggressive heat of a tropical climate or the drying chill of a cold one can be found in this set of six which includes a gentle face cleanser, two kinds of moisturisers, a body wash, and a haircare duo that are formulated to be as gentle as they are hydrating.
Each also comes at a 30ml size which should stretch to a week at most or three to four days if one liberally uses each.
$52, SHOP NOW.
In my opinion, the most useful house party guests are the ones who nonchalantly, but magically pull a wine bottle opener out from their bags. This multi-tool might just be a combination of nail clippers, a file with nail cleaner, a pocket knife, and scissors but in a pinch, the latter two can be used to open corks up.
$49.80, SHOP NOW.