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It may be perpetually summer here in Singapore, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t excited for the summer launches of various cosmetic brands! What’s more, summer launches tend to have colours that seem congruent with hot climates, so all the better for us who live in the tropics. These are some of the hottest summer launches this year!

1. Kate

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Spring/Summer 2017

A. Kate Glamourous Lash (SGD 23.50)
B. Kate Metal Glamour Eyes (SGD 23.50) – Available in 6 colours
C. Kate Color Enamel Gloss (SGD 7.50) – Available in 6 colours
D. Kate Super Sharp Liner Ex (SGD 17)

We’re most excited about: Kate Super Sharp Liner Ex. This is the same formula as the Kate Super Sharp Liner, which has been highly rated and raved about by beauty bloggers everywhere for its durability and longevity. Now, it comes with a nonagonal body for easier grip and more precise control!

Available at selected FairPrice Finest, FairPrice Xtra, Sasa and Watsons stores.

2. Dior

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Care & Dare

A. Diorskin Nude Air (SGD 95) – Available in 2 shades
B. Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer (SGD 89) – Available in 2 shades
C. Diorshow Colour & Contour pencil (SGD 58) – Available in 3 colours
D. Dior 5 Couleurs (SGD 102) – Available in 2 palettes
E. Diorshow Mono (SGD 49) – Available in 2 colours
F. Dior Vernis (nail polish) (SGD 40) – Available in 3 colours
G. Dior Addict Care & Dare Lipsticks (SGD 50) – Available in 6 colours

We’re most excited about: Nude Air Luminizer. Besides the luxe packaging, this highlighter claims to have blurring agents and iridescent pigments to create high luminosity. We can imagine how it’ll make you look like a sun goddess at the beach!

Available at all Dior counters.

3. Laura Mercier

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J’adore le Soleil

A. Soleil Matte Veil Powder (SGD 68)
B. Sunrise Highlighter Crayon (SGD 54)
C. Sunset Bronzer Crayon (SGD 54)
D. Lacquer Up Acrylick Lip Varnish (SGD 42) – Available in 5 colours, left to right: Seductive, Soleil, Heat, Bronze, Desire

We’re most excited about: Sunrise Highlighter Crayon and Sunset Bronzer Crayon. Bronzers and highlighters usually don’t come in the form of crayons so we’re excited to check out the formulation and how well it can blend out.

Available at Laura Mercier counters in Tangs at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya, Robinsons at The Heeren, Robinsons at Raffles City.

4. RMK

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Colour Mosaic

A. RMK Lip Jelly Gloss (SGD 36) – Available in 2 colours, left to right: Pink, Peach
B. RMK Nail Polish (SGD 25) – Available in 8 colours, left to right: Antique Beige, Sparkle Rose, Summer Shower, Hushed Violet, Youth Red, Sheer Pink, Ancient Rose, Salmon Pink
C. RMK Ingenious Powder Cheeks N (SGD 49) – Available in 3 colours
D. RMK Matte Mascara N (SGD 58) – Available in 4 colours
E. RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes N (SGD 36) – Available in 5 colours

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RMK Base Coat N (SGD 25)
RMK Clear Top Coat N (SGD 25)
RMK Matte Top Coat N (SGD 25)

We’re most excited about: Lip Jelly Gloss. There’s something very appealing about the two colours that the RMK Lip Jelly Glosses come in, and we can imagine that it’ll make our lips look juicy and succulent.

Available from 28 April 2017 onwards at RMK counters in Takashimaya, Isetan Scotts and Isetan Serangoon Central.

5 .Chanel

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A. Le Vernis Longue Tenue nail polishes (SGD 39) – Available in 4 colours, clockwise from left: Sea Whip, Coquillage, Sargasso, Coralium
B. Mascara Inimitable Waterproof (SGD 53; limited edition) – Available in 2 colours, from left to right: Vert Profund, Brun Profund
C. Rouge Coco Shine (SGD 50; limited edition) – Available in 2 colours, from top: Golden Sand, Golden Sun
D. Les Beiges (SGD 86) – Available in 4 shades, from left: Deep, Medium Deep, Medium Light, Light
E. Stylo Yeux Waterproof eyeliners (SGD 38; limited edition) – Available in 2 colours, from top: Terra Rossa, Horizon
F. Rouge Coco Stylo (SGD 50) – Available in 3 colours, from top: Panorama (limited edition), Esquisse, Sepia (limited edition)

We’re most excited about: Stylo Yeux Waterproof eyeliners. Waterproof make-up tend to go with beaches and swimming pools, but here in forever-summer Singapore, we can imagine that it would come in extremely handy for those unexpected rainy spells!

Available at Chanel boutiques and counters.


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Water Glow

A. Water Glow Gel Foundation (SGD 59) – Available in 6 shades
B. Water Glow Base Corrector (SGD 59) – Available in 3 colours for different skin concerns

We’re most excited about: Water Glow Gel Foundation. Laneige has made its name with its hydrating sleeping masks, so we are really excited to see their take on the water-based foundation trend.

Available now at all Lazada, Zalora, and all LANEIGE boutiques and counters.

7. Guerlain

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Météorites 30 (limited edition)

A. Baby Glow Touch (SGD 63)
B. Birthday Candle Pearl (SGD 89)

We’re most excited about: Birthday Candle Pearl. Guerlain Météorites have been around for a long time – 30 years, to be precise. We can’t wait to find out how they intend to glow us up on this happy occasion with gold, pink, champagne and white pearls for a truly beautiful highlight.

Available now at Guerlain counters in Tangs, Takashimaya and Metro Paragon.

8. Marc Jacobs Beauty

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Coconut Collection

A. Re(Cover) Perfect Coconut Setting Mist (SGD 62)
B. Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter (SGD 69) in Dew You?
C. O!Mega Bronze Coconut Perfect Tan (SGD 69; limited edition) in Tan-Tastic
D. Undercover Perfecting Coconut Primer (SGD 69)
E. The Bronze Bronzer Brush (SGD 100; limited edition)

We’re most excited about: Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter. This liquid highlighter dries down to a matte peachy golden sheen which is amazingly flattering on Asian skin tones. Best of all, it’s a very subtle glow-from-within type of highlighter that’s suitable to most of us who don’t like ostentatious, loud makeup choices!

Available at Sephora stores and Sephora online.

9. Estee Lauder

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Pure Color Love

  • Pure Color Love lipsticks (SGD 36): Available in 25 shades

We’re most excited about: The shades Moon Rock, Pocket Venus and Nova Noir. They look stunning and we are really curious how they’d translate on to the lips.

Available at Estee Lauder boutiques and counters, and Sephora stores and Sephora online.

10. M.A.C. Cosmetics

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Fruity Juicy (limited edition)

A. Eyeshadows x6 (SGD 77) – Available in 2 palettes, top to bottom: Fruit a la la, Love in the Glades
B. Crèmesheen Glass (SGD 41) – Available in 4 shades, left to right: La Salsa, Shake Shake Shake!, Cha-Cha-Cha, Summer Succulence
C. Lipstick (SGD 36) – Available in 4 shades, top to bottom: Si Si Me! (satin), Love At First Bite (amplified), Shy Girl (amplified), Calm Heat (matte)
D. Prep+Prime Fix+ (SGD 34) – Available in coconut fragrance
E. Split Fibre Large Face Brush (SGD 89) – Available also in Split Fibre Dense Face Brush (SGD 70), not pictured
F. Make-up bag (SGD 58)
G. Lustre Drops (SGD 37) – Available in 2 shades, left to right: Sun Rush, Bronze Hero
H. PearlMatte Face Powder (SGD 60)
I. Bronzing Powder (SGD 49) – Available in 2 shades, pictured: Baiana Bronze, not pictured: Refined Golden

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A.C. Studio Sculpt Bronzing Powder (SGD 60) – Available in 2 shades: Delicates, Delphic

We’re most excited about: Prep+Prime Fix+ in coconut fragrance. Prep+Prime Fix+ is a cult favourite, and we can’t wait to see how much more pleasant a coconut fragrance will make it.

Available at all M.A.C. boutiques and counters.

11. NARS

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Orgasm Collection

A. Orgasm Liquid Blush
B. Orgasm Blush (limited edition)
C. Orgasm Lipstick (satin)

We’re most excited about: Orgasm Liquid Blush. The NARS Orgasm blush is arguably one of the most famous makeup products in our time, and we’d like to see how this classic shade wears as a liquid formula.

Availableat NARS counters, prices range from SGD 40 – 50.

12. Too Faced

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Summer Collection

A. Melted Matte Liquid Lipsticks (SGD 33) – Available in 6 new shades, from left to right: Granny Panties, Wine Not?, Wicked, Suck It, Holy Chic!, Jawbreaker
B. Natural Love Palette (SGD 89; limited edition)
C. Love Light Prismatic Highlighter (SGD 45) –  Available in 3 shades, from left to right: Blinded by the Light, You Light Up My Life, Ray of Light

We’re most excited about: Love Light Prismatic Highlighters. If you haven’t already seen it in-store, go take a look and you’ll understand why.

Available at Sephora and Sephora online.

13. Zoeva

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Spectrum Collection (new additions)

A. Cream Contour Spectrum Palette (SGD 40) in Light and Shadow
B. Matte Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette (SGD 60) in Season’s Change
C. Spring Strobe Spectrum Palette (SGD 40) in Spring Awakening
D. Summer Strobe Spectrum Palette (SGD 40) in Solar Radiance
E. Winter Strobe Spectrum Palette (SGD 40) in A Winter’s Tale

We’re most excited about: Matte Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette. These colours were buttery-soft when swatched and blended out like a dream. The range of colours is wide but also very wearable, so you can create tons of different looks from natural to bold with just this one palette!

Available now at Sephora and Sephora online.

14. tarte

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Make Believe In Yourself

A. Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter (SGD 50)
B. Magic Wands Brush Set (SGD 58) – Comes with 5 brushes
C. Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette (SGD 62)

We’re most excited about: Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette. There’s so much shimmery unicorn goodness here to love, we don’t even know where to start.

Available now at Sephora and Sephora online.

15. Kat Von D

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Beauty Summer

A. Everlasting Lip Liner (SGD 28) – Comes in 30 shades
B. Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (SGD 31) – Extending by 9 new shades, from top to bottom: Woolf, Roxy, Plath, Miss Argentina, Malice, Lovecraft, KDub, Dreamer, Dagger

We’re most excited about: Both of these! Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are madly raved about for their quality and lasting power, so we’re excited to see how these new shades are going to look on the lips.

Those lip liners, though! The Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are already, well, everlasting so we can’t imagine how much more budge-proof they’re going to be with these lip liners to match every shade!

Available from 20 July 2017 onwards at Sephora stores and Sephora online.