So, what’s going on in the colourful and sometimes chaotic world of beauty this week? We have a concealer that never creases no matter how long you wear it, a twin-set that plumps and hydrates your own twin-set, and a lotion that’s practically a trip to the spa when used. I don’t claim to play favourites amongst the 10 that caught our attention but I’d like to start with…
Fenty Beauty We’re Even Hydrating Longwear Concealer
Ladies, 2024 is all about skin that actually looks like skin which means it’s time to wave goodbye to full-coverage concealers that often leave the skin looking flat. Swipe this one on instead for natural-looking medium coverage and a 12-hour hydrating finish that “moves” along with the skin, especially on the parts that tend to crease like the smile lines or under the eyes. And in true Riri fashion, all 50 shades are available in Singapore.
$45, SHOP NOW.
This toner is liquid gold and in a literal fashion as 24k gold nano-peptides and black caviar work to protect against oxidative damage while evening the skin tone and promoting elasticity.
The liquid too, is a work of art: shake it around like you would with a snow globe and watch as the gold nano-peptides dreamily swirl around.
$47.30 for 100ml, SHOP NOW.
Step one to looking like you’ve just come back from a beach holiday: pat on Chanel Beauty’s latest shade for its Lip and Cheek Balm called 8 Ardent Brick, an Amalfi-like orangey-red, on the cheeks and lips.
Step two: There is none because you’ve already faked it to perfection so enjoy your glow and the compliments that’ll ensue.
$78, SHOP NOW.
The potent formula of the lip treatment—four weights of hyaluronic acid, a tripeptide complex, trehalose, and natural ones like Centella asiatica—should be more than enough for those looking to give their lips more love (a bonus: it doesn’t dry down sticky which means you can wear your hair in your face) but for those who want something with heavier duty powers, the LED mask is your go to.
It smoothens out lines above the top lip, marionette lines on the sides, and horizontal ones on the lips all while plumping out your twin set. For the lucky ones, it even has the effect of brightening your lips to a rosy pinkish-red colour.
$72 and $238 respectively, SHOP NOW.
It took me a while to comprehend what the brand meant when it said that these 10ml miniature are meant for “stupendous armchair travel” but having a sniff of each made sense.
Cowboy Grass evokes a warm breeze blowing across a field and causing the grass to dance, Radio Bombay which mimics the spices and incense burning in a shophouse, and Debaser which’s like biting into fresh figs somewhere in Northern Italy amongst others.
$420, SHOP NOW.
The olfactory combination of oud and rose is a perennial crowd-pleaser because there are so many ways to “ship” it—enemies to lovers or unlikely best friends—but under the hands of Hermès perfumer Christine Nagel, the ‘2 Become 1′ and bring out the best of the other.
In Oud Alezan, the oud draws out the pulpy lushness of the rose and the rose enhances the creaminess of the oud for a scent that’s subtle and smooth.
$522 f0r 100ml, shop it online and in-stores come 25 October 2024.
In a distant time when we uploaded our aesthetic consciousness to a website called Tumblr, there was a product called Michael Kors Leg Shine to Go that imbued the body (we even used it on our faces because #YOLO) with a high-impact, luminous glow.
Huda Beauty’s latest skin tint comes close: it immediately blends out to a remarkably glowy finish, is loaded with the good stuff like red bell pepper extract, squalane, and Damascus rose oil, and finally, has the added benefit of coming in 13 stretchable shades.
$57, SHOP NOW.
An application of this lotion practically feels like you’re getting a treatment done at a spa: it smells like a calming essential oil blend, its texture feels like that of a lotion used in one, and its properties range from imbuing moisture to firming and brightening like you’ve just laid down on a bed to let a therapist work on your skin for an hour.
The secret to this sauce is Japanese and Chinese extracts like fermented Hatomugi, Angelica root extract and fermented rice extracts.
$66, SHOP NOW.
Let’s call this powder bronzer a do-it-all makeup product. One swipe provides the right amount of depth to the skin and two chisels your face to Greek goddess perfection. It can also be used on the eyes or the body where you’ll appreciate its high pigment load which is short for “you don’t have to apply too much to get the effects you want”.
To put it even simpler, it means that you won’t leave human limb-shaped marks on chairs or your clothes.
$55, SHOP NOW.
Not all lip balms are made equal. Some condition your lips to plump them to perfection while others provide the right amount of SPF protection. This one does both with one added property. It coats the lips in a moist veil that “grips” onto lip products to ensure even and flawless application every time you apply something over your twin set.
$50, SHOP NOW.