Multi-label beauty retailer, Escentials, has just released their Spring/Summer 2019 launches and we’re excited. You can look forward to new brands, exciting products, and one-of-a-kind offerings that you can’t find anywhere else.
Here are the products we’re most excited about and we urge you to add them to your shopping list this month.
1. Jung Saem Mool Essential Star-cealer Foundation
The cosmetics brand by Korean celebrity makeup artist Jung Saem Mool finally makes its debut in Singapore this month. The makeup veteran is regarded as one of the most influential makeup artists in Korea and is an innovative trendsetter who first develop and popularise the “transparent makeup trend” in Korea that focuses on accentuating women’s natural beauty.
You’ll be able to find a range of products from this brand, but if we were to highlight just one of them, it’ll have to be the Essential Star-cealer Foundation This is a cult favourite that combines foundation and conclear in one easy-to-use compact palette that looks ultra sleek.
Jung Saem Mool Essential Star-cealer Foundation retails at SGD60.
2. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Sugar Palette
Escentials now stocks even more products from Jeffree Star Cosmetics. Besides its lip products, you can also find Jeffree Star eyeshadow palettes in the boutiques now.
The Blood Sugar is the one that excite us more. Probably the most iconic product from the brand, this features 18 gorgeous shades in matte, metallic, and foil finishes. The pressed pigments are said to be easy to blend, saturated, and long-lasting.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Sugar Palette retails at SGD93.
3. By Terry Lip Expert
Is it possible to have enough liquid lipsticks? No, not for us.
This is why the launch of Lip Expert by By Terry still makes our heart skip a beat.
The Lip Expert range of liquid lipsticks feature pigment-rich formulas that are long-lasting and comfortable to wear. It’s all about practicality: each product is infused with treatment to care for your lips, and it has a compact packaging and a window design so you can see exactly what colour is inside.
There are 32 shades and two finishes available: Bold Matte and Vinyl Gloss. They retail at SGD55 each.
4. Acqua Di Parma Le Nobli Hair Mist
We think that hair mists are the beauty essentials that are underrated. With the hot and humid Singapore weather and how frequently we head to our beloved hawker stalls for meals, bad smell in our hair is a common problem. But arm yourself with a hair mist and you’ll be smelling good all the time!
Italian luxury fragrance brand Acqua Di Parma has launched its first hair mist collection and dropped three floral scents for us to choose from: Peonia Nobile, Magnolia Nobile, and Rosa Nobile.
Each Acqua Di Parma Le Nobli Hair Mist retails at SGD69.
5. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Gentle Fluidity EDP
When we were introduced to the new launches at Escentials at the media preview, the Gentle Fluidity fragrances left the deepest impression upon us. These are two fragrances that are made with the exact same ingredients but smell totally differently because of the level of concentrations used for each ingredient.
The Silver bottle has a fresh and vibrant trail that’s woody aromatic, while the Gold bottle has a musky oriental fragrance.
The concept reminds us of how the complexity of every person: we can be similar yet different in so many ways.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Gentle Fluidity EDP retails at SGD270 each.
6. Floraiku The Mountain Standing Still EDP
Created in 2017, Floraiku is a luxury fragrance brand that’s inspired by Japanese traditions – in particular Japanese haiku poetry. And like the haiku, the fragrance compositions of the brand’s scents are short, sensual, and striking.
We find the olfactory profiles of all the fragrances unique, which means you can easily find a signature scent to call your own. The brand also advocates the concept of “shadowing” – to wear one of their recommended “shadowing scent” alongside your main fragrance to bring out a different dimension of the scent.
There are several fragrances from the brand available at Escentials, but if you don’t have enough time to go through all of them and want a quick recommendation, check out The Mountain Standing Still EDP – its latest launch. This scent has Saffron, Black Tea, and Oud Accord as its key ingredients.
Floraiku The Mountain Standing Still EDP retails at SGD475 (50ml + 10ml refill).
7. Goutal Paris Etoile D’une Nuit EDP
Picture this: A woman takes out her favourite powder and gently brush it on her face. She ties a satin scarf around her neck and her skin imbued with the scent of makeup. She leaves and heads out for a night of social activities.
The new Etoile D’une Nuit by Goutal Paris embodies exactly this imagery. The scarf on the bottle points to that pretty accessory the woman puts on and the scent has a powdery cosmetic scent that reminds us of the smell of face powders and lipsticks that we’re very familiar with.
Goutal Paris Etoile D’une Nuit EDP is available in 100ml (SGD300) and 50ml (SGD210).
Skincare and Grooming
8. Jack Black Beard Lube
Good news for well-groomed men! Popular luxury men’s skincare line, Jack Black, has debut in Singapore. The cult brand is known for multi-tasking, no-nonsense products for the modern man.
It has a cleanser, scrub, and moisturiser stocked at Escentials but the one product we’d like you to check out is the Beard Lube. This is a three-in-one translucent formula that can be used as a pre-shave oil, shave cream, and after-shave conditioner. It softens facial hair so you can enjoy a smooth, painless shave. It also prevents skin irritation that’s a common problem that comes with regular shaves.
Jack Black Beard Lube retails at SGD28.
9. Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land collection
Byredo has extended its new Rose of No Man’s Land collection with six new scented products: body wash, body lotion, body cream, hair perfume, hand cream, and roll-on oil.
This collection is a tribute to nurses (often referred to by soldiers as “Rose of No-Man’s Land), whose selflessness and compassion have saved thousands of lives during World War II.
Prices range from SGD70 for the body wash and SGD120 for the body cream.
10. Kat Burki Super Peptide Firming Crème
This anti-ageing moisturiser contains the Matryxil 3000, which is also known as the “Mona Lisa of Peptides”. This is combined with other peptides to allow a direct delivery system to penetrate deeply into skin for intense healing.
11. Eve Lom Radiance Antioxidant Eye Cream
Eve Lom is an indulgent brand amongst skincare enthusiasts and is probably best known for their iconic cleanser that cleanes and exfoliates, and is great for all skin types.
One of their most recent launches is the Radiance Antioxidant Eye Cream, a highly concentrated product that absorbs quickly into skin. It is formulated to be a solution for common concerns around the eye area.
Eve Lom Radiance Antioxidant Eye Cream retails at SGD115.
12. L:A Bruket Sea Salt Scrub
Here’s a great way to upgrade your shower routine: invest in a scrub. Consider the new Sea Salt Scrubs by L:A Bruket, which can help cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturise skin. There are two variants: Grapefruit Leaf, which feels refreshing and stimulating, perfect for kicking off your day with, and Wild Rose, which heals and encourages cell renewal, which we think can help you wind down after a tiring day.
They retail at SGD66 each.