So, what’s going on in the colourful and sometimes chaotic world of beauty this week? We have a reformulated cleansing series that leaves the skin feeling silky instead of stressed, more beauty gifts that keep on giving, and a couture-like lipstick that delivers the purest shade of red amongst other launches. I don’t claim to play favourites amongst the 10 that caught our attention but I’d like to start with…
Tiffany & Co Rose Gold Intense Eau De Parfum
Dainty with a mix of fruity notes and orange blossom, clean courtesy of powdery jasmine sambac, and feminine with a bouquet of rose, orris, and woods—Tiffany & Co’s latest stunner could be your new signature scent but only if you have a naughtier side that comes out at night as it has a sugary note on dry down that’s begging to be sniffed up close.
$225, SHOP NOW.
Are you looking for a one-and-done serum that hydrates all day and leaves the skin feeling so? Then this serum is your answer: it’s powered by a combination of organic Leaf of Life extract and a pair of Hyaluronic Acids that “flood” the skin in soothing hydration. Its plumping properties also make it apt for use as a pre-event mask if you’re feeling limp and listless for the day.
$100, SHOP NOW.
My review of this cream is yes, yes, and yes. Yes, it visibly lifts the skin overnight particularly, around the cheeks and jowls courtesy of Midnight Rosapeptide. Yes, it soothes the skin after long days out in the sun. And yes, its worth every penny as all you need is a pea-sized amount. If need be, mix it in your palms with a light spritz of thermal water for smoother application.
$924 and $785 for the refill. SHOP NOW.
Diptyque claims that this herbal spray “will work its charm in every room of the house” which is a hint that you should keep a bottle of it in rooms where malodorous scents tend to occur. Or if not, you can use it in the dining room to whet an appetite or by your bedside, as basil’s scent is wonderfully calming.
$105, SHOP NOW.
The jam-like texture of this mask makes it so much easier to apply than a gel and easier to wash off than a cream, but it’s the gently exfoliating formula of Barbados cherry and 5% AHAs that makes it worthy of your top shelf. And if you’re the kind who loves getting ready with your friends before a night out like in a Bechdel-test passing movie, it goes on as a selfie-perfect red and has a juicy scent.
$59, SHOP NOW.
The lipstick’s glamorously embossed casing and bullet are more than enough reason for you to add it to cart, but for those looking for a mistake-proof lipstick then this one is it. Its petal-shaped bullet hugs the lips’s contours which means touch-ups on the go become so much more convenient. Don’t be fooled by the fact that it’s a matte lipstick too as it’s formulated with rose extracts and jojoba oil for all-day comfort.
$61, SHOP NOW.
Even if you have no one to splash about in a bathtub with come Valentine’s Day, you can still drop a cube of this melt into an oil burner to let its aromatic scent of rose hip and violet fill your rooms. Or, you can drop it into said bathtub and kick back as you watch the best Valentine’s Day movie of all time: When Harry Met Sally.
$18, SHOP NOW.
Don’t you want to be the kind of person who simply pops a pair of false lashes out of its packaging, applies it with ease, and then does not have to worry about it for three days? You certainly can with this innovation by Nodspark as each lash comes with pre-bonded glue on its strips. They practically apply themselves even if you have the motor skills of a toddler which in that case, we’d recommend propping your elbow on a table for better stability.
$29.90, SHOP NOW.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, then you might not have heard of RMS Beauty because your skin is already flawless to begin with. If not, the American brand is all about makeup that’s gentle on the skin but formulated in a way that ensures it lasts and lasts. Their latest primer is no different: it imbues an all-day radiance while “gripping” makeup to keep the finish of your base products fresh. The addition of the good stuff like hyaluronic acid and eggplant fruit extract also makes it a winner.
$70, SHOP NOW.