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…
Pictured Above: Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Liquid
No bleeding, crusting, or smudging are bare minimum requirements for matte liquid lipsticks these days but how Lancôme does the most with its version is by formulating it with ceramides for 12 hours of hydration and easy going shades which make it accessible for everyday wear. Its petal-shaped applicator also means for a quick and faultless application if you’re the type to apply makeup on the go.
$58, SHOP NOW.
The clear gel-wax hybrid by “Brow Queen” Anastasia Soare now comes in a travel-friendly tube that has a triple-action comb which separates or fluffs every strand with one quick swipe, which also makes it beginner friendly for those looking to try getting their brows on fleek for the first time.
$44, SHOP NOW.
Do you have the discipline to spend a good amount of time removing your makeup? If so, please tell us how you found it. If not, may we recommend this botanical complex rich duo that cleanses, conditions, and moisturises—a lightweight oil practically melts makeup away within 20 seconds and a softly-foaming cleanser swiftly sweeps away what you might have missed out.
$92 for the Soothing Cleansing Oil and $65 for the Lathering Tube Soap that’s only available in stores.
Using a handcream usually requires a tradeoff. Do you want one that hydrates with no stickiness but might not smell good? Or do you want an aromatic cream that cushions the skin but leaves your hands feeling gloopy? Our bet is that you’ll love these limited-edition Chanel Chance creams—three different floral-focused scents, a lightweight texture that’s appropriate for our humidity, and enough moisturising power to soften the look of fine lines.
$122, SHOP NOW.
While fashion editors consider that a new year has only begun once resort collections drop in stores, we beauty editors consider so when a new version of Rouge Dior launches. Its new formula is even more nourishing on the lips courtesy of red peony extracts and its finishes are now split between a dramatic velvet and luminous satin. But the real reason why it’ll be on everybody’s lips are its whopping 77 shades that address every skin shade and undertone.
$66, SHOP NOW.
The formula of this dense cream is for the lazy folks who believe that the best one is the one that does it all. It hydrates with hyaluronic acid, soothes with beta-sitoterols, strengthens with ceramides, and plumps with copper salt minerals—all the good stuff with just one application. Make sure you have a tub handy in time for the Chinese New Year festivities with its binge eating sessions and late nights.
$105, SHOP NOW.
Liquid gold takes on a whole new meaning with Glow Recipe’s latest launch. The lightweight toner which is formulated using Vitamin C and CoQ10-rich cloudberry makes short work of pigmentation and dullness without causing sensitivity. Perfect for those looking for a brightening product that does a little more than a physical exfoliant but is less stressful on the skin like chemically formulated ones.
$62, SHOP NOW.
If you’re constantly abusing your hair with heat, it’s a no brainer that you have to use a hair mask. And using one that requires you to shiver in the bathroom for more than 10 minutes is a modern version of medieval torture. This mask formulated with K18 peptides restores softness and smoothness to your hair within four which is probably the time taken to cleanse your face, body, and do a quick shave.
$100, SHOP NOW.
Yes, you can use a toothpaste from the likes of Colgate and Darlie but wouldn’t it be a vibe to use one that has an old money meets ‘Saltburn’ Catton family-esque kind of charm? Thankfully, the formula of Marvis’s toothpastes are modern though as it contains xylitol and sorbitan that is gentle enough on the teeth but goes hard on stains. Try out all seven flavours too with an exclusive box set and taste the rainbow from spicy Ginger Mint to fragrant Jasmine Mint.
$40, SHOP NOW.
The beauty of The Body Shop is that you can always count on them to never discontinue their most-loved products. Instead, you can expect a reformulation for even more efficacy like this pimple-busting gel that now pairs tea tree oil with salicylic acid to visibly reduce blemishes overnight. It also softens post-popping scabbing which makes for seamless concealer application.
$23, SHOP NOW.