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We’re not ashamed to say that we sometimes buy products simply because they’re good-looking. These newest beauty products in the market are exactly those that make us do so. Thankfully, they’re more than just eye candies that look good on our vanity table, but are also products we will use again and again.

1. Go for gold with this makeup collection from Shu Uemura

Working with cult design brand Ambush, Shu Uemura launches a makeup collection that features some of their bestselling products, now dressed in gold – literally. The collection includes the Eye Foil in AMB DREAMCATCHERS (SGD48) that coats your eyelids with a metal-inspired shade, the Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte (SGD38) in Ambush Love and Ambush Life, AMB Squad (SGD22) with either four pressed eyeshadows or two eyeshadows and one glow-on, and the Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil (SGD65 for 150ml and SGD165 for 450ml) that removes makeup and impurities in one cleanse.

If you can only pick one, we recommend the Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte, because it’s impossible to resist the amazing gold-and-red case of this lipstick.

2. Unleash your rebellious side with this makeup collection from Urban Decay

Jean-Michel Basquiat is a rebel through and through. One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he was part of the neo-expressionist movement, which rebelled against conceptual and minimalist art that dominated the 1970s. The estate of the unconventional artist approached Urban Decay for a collaboration based on his artwork, and this is how the Urban Decay x Jean Michel Baquiat Collection was born.

Look forward to colours you never thought you could pull off, and packaging that stands out from the rest of your stash.

If you could only get one item, we recommend the Tenant Eyeshadow Palette (SGD62) that features eight gorgeous, exclusive shades.

The Urban Decay x Jean Michel Baquiat Collection will be available from 11 May at all Sephora stores and online. And from 25 May at the Urban Decay Freestanding stores at Takashimaya S.C., Ngee Ann City #B1-32 (Tel: 6734 3126) VivoCity #01-13 (Tel: 6221 6259), and Bugis Junction #01-16 (Tel: 6837 0652).

3. Get tough with the new Prada fragrance

With a bottle that looks as good as this one, you have every excuse to get the leading man in your life a new fragrance. The new Luna Rossa Carbon from Prada features contrasting scents: metallic notes of Lavender, green Citrus of Vert de Bergamote from Italy, radiant Wood of Patchouli and dry Amber of Ambroxan.

On top of the seductive scent, its sleek and architectural bottle will certainly be a nice addition to your mantle. Your next #shelfie will look so much better.

The Prada Luna Rossa retails at SGD105 (for 50ml) and SGD140 (for 100ml), and is available at Metro Paragon and Centrepoint, Robinsons The Heeren and Raffles City, TANGS at Tang Plaza and VivoCity, Takashimaya S.C, and most Sephora stores.

4. Enjoy hanami with this new SK-II bottle

This is the time of blooming sakura, and even though you may not have the chance to travel to Japan for hanami (cherry blossom viewing), it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it on your next SK-II Facial Treatment Essence bottle. Known as the most iconic product of the Japanese brand, this essence contains over 90% Pitera, the star anti-ageing ingredient from SK-II, to help improve skin’s texture, radiance, firmness, clarity, and youthfulness.

This bottle that features sakura on it is available in the limited edition SK-II Sakura Crystal Clear Skin Set, which also contains the SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion. The set retails at SGD259.

5. Customise your style with this new ETUDE HOUSE lipstick collection

You can decide how you want your lipstick to look, thanks to the new Dear My Glass Tinting Lips-Talk by ETUDE HOUSE. In this creative collection, you get to choose from 20 cases and 20 lip colours to “build” a lipstick that is uniquely yours. From designs inspired by the pop art culture to quirky patterns and sweet, pastel themed cases, we’re pretty sure you can find something that you love.

And it’s more than just an eye candy. The formula of the lipstick is nourished with skin-loving ingredients including collagen and honey so your lips will look plump, moisturised, and glossy.

The cases retail at SGD7.90 each, and the lip colours are at SGD15.90 each. They’re available at all ETUDE HOUSE stores from May.