As we approach May and beauty launches take on a new slant for the season, you can look forward to lightweight skincare products, skin-brightening solutions, vibrant and juicy makeup shades, as well as body care and fragrances that exude a summery vibe.

If these sound exciting to you, read on and find out which are the new products and collections you should add to cart this May.

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New makeup launches in May

1. Gucci Beauty - Rouge De Beauté Brilliant

1. Gucci Beauty - Rouge De Beauté Brilliant

Gucci Beauty’s Rouge De Beauté Brilliant was already much talked about on social media even before it was officially launched in Singapore so honestly, we’ve been waiting for its arrival.

There are good reasons why this is so anticipated: it has a long-lasting dual-action formula that ensures your lips are kept soft all day while giving it a pop of colour, and it comes in a really pretty case that has a vintage look.

What’s more, it’s made of flower oils, fruit butters, and hyaluronic acid, infused with black rose oil & peony oil combined with jojoba seed oil and karité butter. This means that your lips will be kept moisturised throughout the day while looking plump and healthy, with a beautiful shiny pigment.

The Gucci Beauty Rouge De Beauté Brilliant retails for S$53 and is available at Gucci beauty counters at Takashimaya, BHG, and TANGS at Tang Plaza. 

Alternatively, you can purchase it online from these retailers. 

Sephora
BHG 
Takashimaya

2. M.A.C. Studio Fix Tech Cream-To-Powder Foundation

2. M.A.C. Studio Fix Tech Cream-To-Powder Foundation

One of M.A.C’s top sellers is now back with a new formula and look, and it’s better than ever!

The Studio Fix Tech Cream-To-Powder Foundation is infused with a special hyaluronic acid-infused formula that has the product feeling lightweight and smooth on your skin while keeping it moisturised. It is also a product that is very easily buildable and blendable, so you can easily layer with other products on your face without it being cakey but still giving you that flawless coverage. Perfect for Singapore’s weather!

Lisa from Blackpink has also sung praises about this product, exclaiming that it’s her current favourite foundation formula! If the K-pop star loves it so much, we all know it’s definitely a product worth trying, right?

The M.A.C Studio Fix Tech Cream-To-Powder Foundation retails for S$59 and is available at M.A.C boutiques (ION Orchard, Takashimaya S.C., Bugis Junction, and NEX), selected departmental stores, and Sephora stores. 

Alternatively, you can purchase it online from these retailers. 

Lazada
Sephora

3. Rouge Dior Star Edition

3. Rouge Dior Star Edition

A well-known brand loved by many celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Cara Delevinge, Angelababy, and more, Dior has been a mainstay luxury brand for a long time. This time, they are back with the special Rouge Dior Star edition as a tribute to the film industry.

Delivering the same quality as the Rouge Dior, the lipstick formula includes various natural-origin ingredients such as red peony, pomegranate flower, and shea butter, which are what helps smooth and enhance your lips while giving it an intense colour and radiance.

Not to forget, this special edition of the Rouge lipstick is beautifully packaged in a sleek black case and in it is a lipstick that has shiny stars embossed on it!

The Rouge Dior Star Edition Lipstick retails for S$61 and can only be found exclusively at Dior Beauty Boutiques (ION, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Raffles City, and JEM).

4. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Dip Clip-On Lip Luminizer

4. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Dip Clip-On Lip Luminizer

The latest addition to the Gloss Bomb collection is the Gloss Bomb Dip Clip-On Lip Luminizer, which comes in a unique portable clip-on pan, making it very easy to bring around with you. Simply clip it somewhere convenient – your clothes, bag, or belt – and pop it out every time you feel you need it.

Made with a blend of moisturising Borage Oils and Mango Butters, this lip luminizer will definitely leave your lip looking fuller than ever, with a healthy glow and shine.

The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Dip Clip-On Lip Luminizer retails for S$32. Click on the link below to see more information.

Sephora

5. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Cream

5. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Cream

Another product from the Gloss Bomb collection, the Double Take Lip Duo Cream is now available for a limited time only, with two limited edition shades! Included in this set are CUPCAKIN’ which is a dusty pink shade and BUBBLE BINGE which is a hot pink shade.

Likewise, the Gloss Bomb Cream also leaves your lips nourished and full-looking all the way while giving it that pigment and explosive shine.

The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Cream retails for S$50. Click on the link below for more information.

Sephora

6. Chanel Les Beiges Summer Light

6. Chanel Les Beiges Summer Light

Inspired by summer and the carefree vibes, the Chanel Les Beiges Summer Light collection consists of various products such as eyeshadows, lipsticks, nails polishes, and many more that all exude an elegant and healthy glow.

A product you might want to look out for is the Limited Edition Healthy Glow Foundation, which features a light gel texture.

Built with a flexible mesh stretched over the product surface, this allows you to simply press down the provided foam sponge to get the ideal amount of product to apply on your skin.

Giving your skin a dewy and shiny finish, this foundation has an ultra-light and watery texture that can easily be re-applied throughout the day. It also has a light gel texture so it doesn’t leave your face feeling sticky!

The Chanel Les Beiges Summer Light collection is now available at all CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty Boutiques. 

Skincare

7. ORBIS White Clear Essence

7. ORBIS White Clear Essence

Boasting a light and non-sticky texture, the ORBIS White Clear Essence is very easily absorbed into the skin. It is formulated with a unique 3-in-1 approach to diamond clarity that helps restore the skin to its ideal state, giving you that clarity, suppleness, and glow we all wish for.

The three steps in the approach to diamond clarity are: disperse melanin (using the m-Pixenol ingredient in the formula), maintain moisture, and smoothen out texture of skin.

The ORBIS White Clear Essence retails for S$74 (25ml) and can be found at Takashimaya, Metro Causeway Point (M Beauty), Metro Paragon (M Beauty), Welcia-BHG, and selected Tokyu Hands outlets. 

Alternatively, you can purchase it online. 

Orbis

8. Gentle Hour Toners

8. Gentle Hour Toners

Gentle Hour is now back with a new product duo after a successful launch of the Cleansing Duo. This time, the collection includes the Brighter Days Exfoliating Toner and Dew It Again Hydrating Toner that you can easily incorporate into your skincare routine.

The Brighter Days Exfoliating Toner is suitable for everyday use and is made with a balanced combination of Glycolic Acid (AHA), Salicylic Acid (BHA), and Lactobionic Acid (AHA), which helps make sure dead skin cells, excess oil, and dirt are removed from your skin. Additionally, aloe is also used in the formula to make sure your skin remains hydrated even when impurities are removed.

The Dew It Again Hydrating Toner is also suitable for everyday use and is packed with Glycerin to ensure the skin is hydrated and moist. Also formulated with Niacinamide, this toner helps combat spots and even out your complexion.

The Gentle Hour Toners retails at S$18 and S$19 respectively, and you can find them from the following retailers.

Gentle Hour
Shopee

9. Origins Plantscription Multi-Powered Youth Serum

9. Origins Plantscription Multi-Powered Youth Serum

Known as a powerful product that fights wrinkles, the Origins Plantscription Multi-Powered Youth Serum is said to be able to show visible results in less than seven days. Formulated with wrinkle-releasing peptides and signature youth-boosting anogeissus, this product approach age correction by targeting three key dimensions of youthful skin: lines, lifting, and pores. Apply the product twice a day on your skin for visible results.

Additionally, do your part for the environment as every bottle of Origins Plantscription Multi-Powered Youth Serum is made with FSC-certified wood fiber and is completely recyclable!

The Origins Plantscription Multi-Powered Youth Serum retails for S$110 (30ml), S$165 (50ml), and can be found at Sephora and the Origins Concierge Service on Whatsapp @ +65 9657 0854 from 13 May onwards. 

Alternatively, you can purchase it online from the following retailer. 

Sephora
Lazada

10. Glowfully Deep Sea Glow Serum

10. Glowfully Deep Sea Glow Serum

As the name of the product suggests, your skin will definitely be glowing with the Glowfully Deep Sea Glow Serum. Filled with various skin-calming ingredients with anti-aging and detoxifying properties, this serum will definitely help diminish fine lines and.

Also present are brightening agents that help leave your skin fresh and bright, just like a baby’s skin! With a cocktail of potent active ocean minerals and seaweed extracts, the product absorbs into the skin very easily, leaving it hydrated and moisturised all day.

The Glowfully Deep Sea Glow Serum retails for S$63 (30ml) and can be found at the following retailer. 

Glowfully Skin

11. The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Red Pro-Retinol Serum

11. The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Red Pro-Retinol Serum

The Dr. Belmeur series is one of the leading skincare collections from The Face Shop and it is now back with the all-new Red Pro-Retinol Serum, which is said to be as powerful as a regular retinol serum.

Formulated with innovative mild pro-retinol ingredients, this serum helps target various signs of aging such as deep wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged pores, and uneven skin texture. Made of the main ingredient, Red Propolis, which comes with antioxidant benefits, your skin will definitely be looking smoother and firmer in just a few weeks with this extremely absorbable serum.

The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Red Pro-Retinol Serum retails at S$61 and is available exclusively at THEFACESHOP retail stores.

12. Neutrogena Bright Boost Range

12. Neutrogena Bright Boost Range

The new Neutrogena Bright Boost Range is said to boost your skin’s metabolism by 10x, where skin brightening and radiance are shown within seven days – what powerful promise!

With the busy lifestyles that we are all living, it is without doubt that we all have certain bad habits such as consuming too much caffeine, working long hours, lacking sleep, and many more. While these bad habits have to go eventually, the Boost range is here to save your skin in the meantime.

Formulated with Neoglucosamine and derm-inspired technology, the Bright Boost series is clinically proven to be suitable for all skin types and will definitely have your skin looking younger in no time.

The Neutrogena Bright Boost range is available at all leading supermarkets, Guardian, and Watsons stores. 

Alternatively, you can purchase it online from the following retailer. 

Lazada

13. SU:M37 Time Energy Line

13. SU:M37 Time Energy Line

SU:M37 is now back with an upgraded version of their signature Time Energy Line. Known as the to-go line for those with extremely sensitive skin, the Time Energy Line is formulated with a hypoallergenic formula that helps ensure your skin is hydrated and filled with nutrition to recharge your skin and make up for the loss of collagen in your skin. The formula has also since been updated with one that is more reliable.

What’s new to the updated line? A firming eye cream to help complete your skincare ritual and is the perfect cream whether you are a newbie to skincare or a junkie!

The SU:M37 Time Energy Line is available at all SU:M37 counters in-stores. 

Alternatively, you can purchase it online from the following retailers. 

Shopee
Lazada
Zalora

14. Dr. Ci:Labo sixth generation Aqua Collagen Gel Enrich Lift EX

14. Dr. Ci:Labo sixth generation Aqua Collagen Gel Enrich Lift EX

An award-winning signature solution and also Japan’s #1 selling moisturiser – Aqua Collagen Gel Enrich Lift EX is now back with an improved and updated formula.

The upgraded version is formulated with the Dr. Ci:Labo’s cutting edge Total Collagen Science and a potent combination of various skincare ingredients. Some key ingredients present is the Skin Up CL which helps protect skin collagen, fermented collagen to supplement even more collagen in the skin through its ability to permeate & moisturise as well as Niacinamide to help support the skin’s collagen production.

Not sure if your skin is suitable for this product? Not to worry as the brand has launched digital beauty consulting services to connect you with beauty advisers online and have 1-to-1 video consultations!

The Dr. Ci: Labo sixth-generation Aqua Collagen Gel Enrich Lift EX retails for S$78 and is available at its retail store located at ION Orchard. 

Alternatively, you can purchase it online from the following retailer. 

Dr. Ci: Labo

15. Clock G.e.n.e Skin Smoother

15. Clock G.e.n.e Skin Smoother

Believing in developing products of high efficacy and quality, AGILE COSMETICS PROJECT focuses on using the latest technology and incorporating carefully selected natural active ingredients that have concentration levels higher than 90%.

Formulated with 98%of naturally-derived ingredients that include mandarin orange peel extract, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Juice, and many more, this product is definitely a rescue serum that will give you smooth, hydrated, and plump skin on a daily!

The Clock G.e.n.e Skin Smoother retails for S$78 and is available at the following retailer. 

Agile Cosmetics Project 

16. MT Metatron Sensitive Care Line

16. MT Metatron Sensitive Care Line

Created to calm skin irritations, hydrate skin, and restore its barrier function, the MT Metatron Sensitive Care Line is suitable for fans of aesthetic treatments that tend to take a heavy toll on the skin, especially if your skin is ultra-sensitive.

This range consists of five different products such as – Lotion, Serum, Essence emulsion, Contour B Cream, and Contour mask, your skin will definitely be pampered! Three key ingredients present in this range is firstly Perilla Ocymides Leaf Extract, also known as Shiso Leaf which acts as a powerful antioxidant keeping your skin free from radical damage. Also present is Brown Sugar Extract with anti-bacterial properties to keep your skin radiant & healthy, protected from harmful toxins. Lastly, Glycyrrhizic Acid helps suppress skin inflammation and to restore the softness and suppleness of your skin.

The MT Metatron Sensitive Care Line is available at Isetan Scotts and authorised sales distributor stores. 

Alternatively, you can purchase it online from the following retailer.

Isetan

17. Future Cosmetics - Artisanal Israeli Skincare

17. Future Cosmetics - Artisanal Israeli Skincare

Have you ever heard of an Israeli skincare brand? Answer is – you probably have not so we are here to introduce to you the Israeli Skincare brand – Future Cosmetics Boutique!

The brand has actually been around for the past 28 years but the cult skincare label has only recently been brought into Singapore by Freia Aesthetics Clinic/Medi Spa Group. Founded by nurse and cosmetician trained Anita Bar Leur, Future products are said to show proven results and are mainly made with natural skin-loving ingredients such as herbs, plant extracts, and essential oils combined with the help of technology. Each product is also developed based on five key elements – purification, stimulation, hydration, nourishment, and protection.

The Future Cosmetics Skincare line is available at all Freia Medical and Freia Aesthetics outlets.

Alternatively, you can purchase it online from the following retailer.

Freia247

Hair & Body Care and Fragrances

18. Medavita Huile D'Etoile Range

18. Medavita Huile D'Etoile Range

As much as our skincare routines constantly require all that tender loving care, so does our hair! After all, don’t we all feel a little more confident with silky and shiny hair instead of dull and greasy hair?

Medavita’s Huile D’Etoile Range is formulated with over 10 precious botanical oils where each ingredient has its own uses. Sacha Inchi oil is used as a natural antioxidant that nourishes and gives the hair some shine while moringa oil protects the hair as well as hydrates it. Included in this series are four products – shampoo &  conditioner, hair mask, and oil serum, everything you need for a complete haircare routine!

The MedavitaHuile D’Etoile range is available in physical stores at Parkway Parade, Takashimaya (Level 3), and Isetan Scotts (Level 1). 

Alternatively, you can purchase it online from the following retailer.

Beaute by Nature

19. Drunk Elephant Sugared Koffie Almond Milk Body Scrub

19. Drunk Elephant Sugared Koffie Almond Milk Body Scrub

Products from Drunk Elephant never fail to impress us. The newest addition to the cult favourite brand’s bodycare line is the Sugared Koffie Almond Milk Body Scrub. Made with a softening blend of moisturising plant oils, roasted and powdered coffee beans, and brown sugar crystals exfoliate, this body scrub will be sure to get rid of all the dead skin cells and gunk while still keeping your skin soft and supple!

By the way, the product does smell exactly like it sounds. A sweet and rich smell that is derived from all-natural ingredients, without the use of any fragrance of essential oils!

The Drunk Elephant Sugared Koffie Almond Milk Body Scrub retails for S$40 and is available in Sephora stores at ION, Ngee Ann City, Westgate, Tampines 1, and Nex Mall. 

Alternatively, you can purchase it online from the following retailer.

Sephora

20. Spa Esprit Plantation Shower Cures

20. Spa Esprit Plantation Shower Cures

Inspired by essential oils and well-being, Spa Esprit’s Plantation Shower Cures are aromatic bath soaps filled with medicinal plants and the purest essential oils, creating a unique blend of body wash that is suitable for any mood and all kinds of skin types.

In modern times where we often lack the time for self-care, these Shower Cures are a quick option to treat yourself to a spa-like shower in the comfort of your own home.

The Spa Esprit Plantation Shower Cures retail for S$39 and is available at all Spa Esprit outlets. 

Alternatively, you can purchase it online from the following retailer.

Beauty Emporium

21. Givenchy L'Interdit Perfume

21. Givenchy L'Interdit Perfume

Launched as a part of Givenchy’s collectors’ Limited Edition fragrance, the L’Interdit perfume carries a tinge of orange blossom scent and character, which feels just like a hypnotic white bouquet of the fragrance.

Every spray comes with a burst of lively, sunny orange blossom scent and as you start to inhale it, a further scent of bitter orange and fresh ginger appears. Also, the orange blossoms sourced for this scent come from a sustainable sector!

The Givenchy L’interdit Perfume retails for S$150 (50ml) and is available at all Sephora stores and Takashimaya Cosmetics Department (Level 1). 

Alternatively, you can purchase it online from the following retailer.

Sephora

22. Flower By Kenzo Perfume - new edition

22. Flower By Kenzo Perfume - new edition

An iconic signature scent from Kenzo, the Flower by Kenzo perfume is now back and better! Fused with a harmony of Sicilian lemon and rose water, be sure to expect a fresh and radiant scent from this fragrance. A musky flower scent is also brought out in a fresh and woody fluidity. What’s different? This new edition bottle has a coral red poppy decor with a radiant white heart!

The Flower by Kenzo Perfume retails for S$85 (30ml), S$119 (50ml), S$161 (100ml) and is available at all Sephora stores, Takashimaya Department Store, BHG Raffles City, and all Metro stores. 

Alternatively, you can purchase it online from the following retailer.

Sephora

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