New year, new products! For those who have successfully Marie Kondo-ed their old, expired beauty products and are looking for new replacements, you’re in luck – January is chock-full of exciting new makeup and skincare products that you should definitely check out.
Missed out all the beauty news this month because you’ve been too busy catching up at work? We round up 10 of the most exciting ones you have to know.
New launches & collections
1. KATE TOKYO La Vie En Rose Eye Makeup Range
You know what they say about spring blooms and Chinese New Year. This year, Kate Tokyo dares you to ditch convention and go bold with a sultry rose look created with the Dark Rose Shadow and Fit Rare Gel Pencil.
The intricate three-shade eye shadow palette is inspired by the rose: use it to adorn your eyelids with velvety hues akin to the classic flower. On the other hand, the cult favourite Fit Rare Gel Pencil is relaunched in a new shade of brown to give your eyes extra definition. Even those with monolids will be surprised by the contoured and deep-set look that the products in this range can give you!
KATE Dark Rose Shadow will be available at SGD20, and the KATE Fit Rare Gel Pencil will be available at SGD19.90 from Sasa, Don Don Donki, Welcia-BHG, selected Watsons stores, Lazada and Shopee. Both are available from February onwards.
2. Kat Von D Beauty Lolita Capsule Collection
Not sure how to do your makeup this Chinese New Year? We’ll tell you how to do it in Kat Von D’s most beloved, fast-selling, and highest-rated shade!
First, be sure to use your Lolita Eyeshadow Palette to create a poppin’ eye look that will get people staring in awe. It features 8 high-pigment, blendable matte shades that were inspired by Lolita’s rosy tones. Each shade name (such as “Corazón”) reflects the brand’s Latin heritage.
Next, line your eyes with the brand’s most waterproof, transfer-proof, and smudge-proof eyeliner. Don’t forget to complete the look with a chestnut-rose liquid lipstick that has a multi-dimensional liquid-crystal glitter finish.
Kat Von D Lolita Eyeshadow Palette is available at SGD57, Ink Well Long-Wear Matte Eyeliner available at SGD32, and Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick in Lolita available at SGD35 from all Sephora stores and website.
3. THREE S/S19 Makeup Collection
THREE encourages you to be yourself this year and express every side of you through your makeup. Use intensely-saturated matte lipsticks for a Daringly Distinct look, or opt for something more natural with a dewy texture when you apply the Daringly Demure lippies.
For your eyes, you’ll love the pop of colour the Daring Voyager will leave on your lids. Plus, the limited edition cream eyeshadows contain three kinds of powders: Airy Smooth Powder for a silky smooth feel, Clear Powder for lucidity, and Silky Fit Powder for a good fit!
THREE Daringly Demure and Daringly Demure Lipsticks will be available at SGD53, and Daring Voyager at SGD50 from TANGS at Tang Plaza. All are available from 14 February onwards.
4. Dior Forever Matt and Skin Glow Foundation & Limited Edition Dior Forever Prefect Cushion
Love your skin this year, in order to better love yourself. Instead of always looking to use foundation to conceal all your flaws, Dior is launching two new foundation products to do the opposite: celebrate your skin.
The new Dior 24-hour long-wear foundation comes in 2 finishes for you to choose from. Whether you prefer a more matte and velvety look, or skin that truly glows, you will surely find a shade and finish that brings out the best in your skin.
Fans of the Dior Forever Perfect Cushion will also be delighted to know that this long-wear cushion compact is revamping its look with a super-sexy, limited edition, studded Dior cannage finish that is inspired by couture and the runway shows. You can now feel like a runway model all the time with this beautiful product in your handbag and gorgeous skin to match.
Dior Forever Matt and Skin Glow Foundation will be available at SGD85, and the Limited Edition Dior Forever Prefect Cushion available at SGD90 from all Dior counters. Both are available from February 2019 onwards.
5. LANEIGE Stained Glow Lip Balm and Cheek Glow
Not too long ago we were all about looking matte, and now we’re glad to welcome back the glossy look. Need an update to your vanity table after ditching your old glosses? LANEIGE has just the thing for you!
The new LANEIGE Stained Glow Lip Balm promises long-lasting hydration and a naturally pretty pout, thanks to its Smart Tinting colour technology. It reacts with the moisture and pH levels of the lips so that each shade delivers a sheer bloom of personalised colour. Boosted with the same Berry Mix Complex™ and Moisture Wrap™ technology from the iconic Lip Sleeping Mask, your lips will surely look and feel great all day.
Remember to also give your cheeks a healthy radiance with the Cheek Glow blushes, which are designed specially to suit Asian skin tones!
6. Giorgio Armani Beauty: Lip Freeze Collection
We could always do with more lippies, right?
Giorgio Armani Beauty’s iconic LIP MAESTRO and LIP MAGNET range takes on a new palette of cool, sorbet matte tones that are inspired by icy, opaque pastels of 60s lipsticks. Fusing comfort and maximum matte effect, the LIP FREEZE collection boasts an intense femininity that is also found in the new, soft-touch packaging that looks great on any vanity table.
Giorgio Armani Beauty LIP MAESTRO will be available at SGD55, and LIP Magnet will be available at SGD57 at all Giorgio Armani Beauty counters. Both are available from 1 March 2019 onwards.
7. Orbis Night Time Pack Koubijin
Pamper your skin in your sleep with Orbis’ new limited edition release – Night Time Pack Koubijin. It is a sleeping mask which harnesses the beautifying effects of luxurious fermented ingredients.
What’s special about this edition? It uses fermented honey extract from the Bulgarian Damask rose, as well as sake lees from the double-layered cherry blossom yeast extract for collagen production and moisture retention.
All you have to do is apply on your skin, go to sleep, and you can wake up the next day to skin brimming with improved clarity and mochi-like plumpness. Just take our money already!
Orbis Night Time Pack Koubijin is available at SGD48 (58g) from all ORBIS stores, counters and online, while stocks last.
8. The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Concentrate Sheet Mask
For those who are always so busy and never have time to take care of their skin, this revolutionary sheet mask that requires only 15 minutes of use is exactly what you need. Each of these sheet masks is infused with 70% of a 30ml bottle of The Body Shop’s best-selling and iconic Drops of Youth Youth Concentrate, made up of three plant stem cells known for their regenerative properties.
Plus, we all know The Body Shop is committed to the environment, so it’s little wonder that this mask is 100% vegan and biodegradable. Now you don’t have to fret about your self-care hurting the environment either – that’s one less worry off your mind!
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Concentrate Sheet Mask is available at SGD9 from all The Body Shop stores.
New brand launches
9. Sigi Skin Morning Glow Sunscreen
If you haven’t been including sunscreen in your skincare regime, this is the year to kickstart the good habit.
This hydrating vegan sunscreen helps prevent premature aging by protecting your skin from UVA and UVB rays, and environmental aggravations. When applied, its light, whipped texture blends into your skin with ease so that you don’t have to deal with a white cast and greasy film on your skin.
What makes this sunscreen even more special is that its ingredients contain known superfoods such as avocado and acai extracts, which are both rich in vitamin E and fatty acids to counteract the effects of the sun’s infrared rays while keeping your skin youthful and supple.
With such a powerful sunscreen available, you now have no excuse not to use sunscreen!
Sigi Skin Morning Glow Sunscreen is available at SGD58 from their website.
10. DR’s Secret
Looking for a simplified skincare routine this year after throwing out all those expired products? DR’s Secret aims to do precisely that for you.
After its huge success overseas, this homegrown brand is now making its official launch in Singapore with its first pop-up store in Plaza Singapura. It is famous for making skincare fuss-free, thanks to its products being clearly labelled with numbers for you to easily figure out which to use at each step of your skincare.
It uses forefront technology and lush botanical ingredients that target specific skincare concerns and boost the skin’s natural renewal process, so that you can achieve glass-like skin that everyone will be jealous of. Their ambassadors can definitely attest to that, with all of them choosing to go bare-faced all the time, even at press events.
DR’s Secret products are available from their website and pop-up store in NOMADX.