New year, new you, so why not treat yourself to some newness to usher in 2023?
If you thought that beauty brands were slowing down their launches after Christmas, you’re definitely mistaken.
From CHANEL’s new moisturiser to Issey Miyake’s fresh fragrance, here’s everything coming to us this January,
CHANEL N°1 DE CHANEL The Rich Revitalizing Cream
A red, frosted glass bottle that houses a rich skincare cream is the perfect addition to your skincare cabinet for some extra “huat”.
Enriched with camellia ceramides, this cream strengthens the skin’s barrier to keep it moisturised, no matter the weather. It delivers deep hydration to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for softer, more supple skin.
CHANEL N°1 DE CHANEL The Rich Revitalizing Cream (50g) retails for S$169, available at CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty boutiques and CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty E-Shop from 5 January 2023 onwards. Available at CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty counters from 9 January 2023 onwards.
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF40 PA+++ (limited edition)
Supergoop!’s bestseller is housed in new, limited-edition packaging. Painted in bright shades of orange, pink, and purple, the packaging is adorned with adorable bunnies, ready to welcome the Year of the Rabbit.
The sunscreen also doubles up as a makeup-gripping primer and protects your complexion against blue light, thereby reducing the signs of ageing.
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF40 PA+++ retails for $58, available at Sephora.
Fenty Skin Plush Puddin’ Intensive Recovery Lip Mask
We totally understand why Fenty Skin has named their lip mask Plush Puddin’. It features a soft and pillowy texture that will feel so comfortable on the lips.
Its formula is jam-packed with coconut oil, castor oil, pomegranate oil complex, jojoba oil complex, and pomegranate sterols that nourish the lips and enhance their moisture barrier.
Each twist dispenses the right amount of product so you won’t need to worry about contamination.
Fenty Skin Plush Puddin’ Intensive Recovery Lip Mask retails for S$35, available at Sephora.
SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Overnight Cream
SEKKISEI’s new Clear Wellness Overnight Cream is formulated with the brand’s unique complex called ITOWA, which features specially selected ingredients to give your skin the revitalisation it needs.
This balm-like cream creates an occlusive barrier that locks in moisture while you rest, so you’ll wake up with a luminous glow.
SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Overnight Cream retails for S$52, available at all Welcia-BHG outlets and selected Guardian outlets.
ést.lab LumiGlow Enzyme Cleansing Pods
We’ve seen plenty of waterless cleansers, but none are quite like ést.lab’s LumiGlow Enzyme Cleansing Pods.
These small pods are developed using a freeze-drying method. Through this dehydration method, the cleanser’s moisture is reduced while the skincare ingredient’s freshness is preserved and potency is amplified.
Each pod is jam-packed with pineapple, mango, Georgia peach, and lemon extract, designed to remove even the most stubborn impurities, sunscreen, and makeup from your pores.
It’s perfect for those who love to pack light for trips, and it’s also great for sensitive skin folks who can’t tolerate harsh exfoliants.
ést.lab LumiGlow Enzyme Cleansing Pods retails for S$52, available at www.estlab.shop and all Estetica Beauty studios.
Dr Dennis Gross Limited Edition Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peels
These bestselling Universal Daily Peels from Dr Dennis Gross comes with five extra pieces in this limited edition set. In just two steps, you’ll be able to lift dry, dull skin and remove excess oil and impurities from your pores for radiant, youthful-looking skin.
We love the limited-edition box too, which is dressed in a rich red hue with a rabbit design on the front, bringing in all the good vibes you need for the Lunar New Year celebrations.
Dr. Dennis Gross Limited-Edition Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peels retails for S$142, available at Sephora from 29 December 2022.
Augustinus Bader The Eyebrow and Lash Enhancing Serum
Each swipe of this eyebrow and lash serum promotes keratin production so your hair’s health and strength will be improved over time.
On top of the patented technology, its formula also comprises of red winter algae, biotin, roselle and safflower extracts, as well as hyaluronic acid complex to prevent hair loss and encourage the regeneration process of your hair.
Use this on your brows and lashes daily for healthier, thicker hair and enter the new year with renewed confidence.
Augustinus Bader The Eyebrow and Lash Enhancing Serum retails for S$230, available at #01-20/21 Sephora Raffles City and Sephora.sg.
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum
We’re absolutely captivated by the art that decorates the bottle of Sulwhasoo’s bestselling serum.
Powered by JAUM Activator, the serum has been carefully formulated with medicinal herbs like peony, rehmannia, lotus, solomon’s seal, and white lily, which work together to replenish moisture levels and strengthen your skin’s barrier for a “glass skin” glow.
Fenty Skin Watch Ya Tone 5% Niacinamide Dark Spot Serum With Vitamin C
Fenty Skin’s new launch targets uneven skin tone and reveals a glowy complexion. Armed with 5% niacinamide and vitamin C, the serum reduces the appearance of dark spots and discolouration.
To top it all off, it also contains licorice root extract to soothe agitated skin, as well as camu camu and Barbados cherry to brighten and clarify your skin.
Fenty Skin Watch Ya Tone 5% Niacinamide Dark Spot Serum With Vitamin C retails for S$68, available at Sephora.
Kiehl’s Lunar New Year 2023 Limited-Edition Collection
Five of Kiehl’s bestselling products have been given a little revamp by renowned artist, Shan Jiang.
This collection features the Ultra Facial Cream (S$105), Calendula Toner (S$59), Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask (S$54), Super Multi-Corrective Cream (S$100), and the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution (S$125).
Get the entire collection revitalise your skin for the year ahead.
KOSÉ INFINITY 6 Days Bounce Infusing Essence
This isn’t your average skincare essence. The new launch from KOSÉ INFINITY features six intensive serum masks to be used consecutively.
Each pack includes a freeze-dried mask that boasts hydrolysed collagen and sodium hyaluronate, and an Injection Beauty Serum. And preparation is simple: mix the two components in the freeze-dried mask pack. This ensures that the product remains fresh sans preservatives.
When combined, the formula boosts your skin’s elasticity and increases its firmness, so you’ll notice a healthier glow and bouncier skin in no time.
KOSÉ INFINITY 6 Days Bounce Infusing Essence retails for S$102, available at all KOSÉ counters in department stores.
Charlotte Tilbury Limited-Edition Plum Blossom Print Collection
We’re sure that everyone will snatch these bestselling items off the shelves since their limited-edition Lunar New Year packaging is simply irresistible.
Here’s a run-down of what you can snag from this collection:
- Matte Revolution Lipstick in Blossom Red (S$52): For the new year, the brand is welcoming a new shade, Blossom Red. The shade is a flattering, orange-red hue that brightens your complexion.
- Magic Cream (S$150): Use this cream as a primer or base for your makeup before you hit up all your New Year parties – it’ll keep your skin glowing all day long.
- Airbrush Flawless Finish (S$78): This micro-fine powder smooths and blurs the appearance of fine lines and pores.
- Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray (S$55): This product is an absolute cult-favourite as it sets your makeup for up to 16 hours. Rest assured, your makeup won’t budge after a few spritzes of this setting spray.
Charlotte Tilbury Limited-edition Plum Blossom Print Collection is available at Sephora from 5 January 2023.
KOSÉ INFINITY Royal Flower Collection XI Compact Powder
Give your complexion that natural “my skin but better” look with this new launch.
Featuring a ceramide coating powder, the powder hydrates your skin throughout the day so you won’t see any caking or creasing.
To top it all off, the puff that it comes with is made of a soft fabric that’s coated with hyaluronic acid to add extra moisture to your skin.
KOSÉ INFINITY Royal Flower Collection XI Compact Powder retails for S$130, available at all KOSÉ counters in Department Stores.
Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Satin Matte
Tom Ford has welcomed five new shades to their Lip Color Satin Matte and we’re obsessed with the hues they feature.
The new shades are:
- Fete: A rich, cool, ruby red that’s great for fancy dinners and parties.
- Lucky Star: This shade is a great blend of orange and red hues.
- Charmed: This vibrant fuchsia is sure to turn heads.
- Invite Only: This nude shade has brick-red undertones and a tinge of orange, which reminds us of a warm cup of cinnamon milk tea.
- Plus One: This muted pink hue is one that everyone can pull off.
You can expect to get the same bestselling formula that all Tom Ford satin matte lippies feature. Its velvety, highly-pigmented formula will coat your lips, leaving behind a flattering satin matte finish.
M.A.C New Year Shine Collection
M.A.C is going all out to bring in the good vibes for the new year and you can take some of this huat home with you in the form of these products from their New Year Shine makeup collection.
There are lots of things to look out for here like the Extra Dimension Skinfinish (S$68), an embossed highlighting powder. But we want to shine a special spotlight on the Matte Lipstick (S$37) and its two new shades, Taupe Of The List and Lookin’ Like Wealth.
The name of this new shade, Taupe Of The List, already hints that it’s a taupe hue. This mid-toned pink has yellow undertones, making for a great warm shade.
Lookin’ Like Wealth is another nude shade that’s suitable for most occasions. It’s a mid-toned brown with hints of yellow that subtly enhances your lips.
Bobbi Brown Struck By Luxe Collection
A collection like this that features Bobbi Brown’s bestselling products dressed in gorgeous, limited-edition packaging – what more could we ask for?
All eyes are definitely on the Luxe Lipstick (S$58) and its two new shades: Ruby Red and Parisian Red. Ruby Red leans a little more nude whereas Parisian Red is a bold and bright cool-toned red.
Another thing you need to cop from this collection would be the Luxe Eye Shadow Quad (S$76).
A multitude of eye looks can be created from the four shades Whether you prefer a monochromatic look by using just one shade, or you’re looking to create a blend of shimmery nudes, this eyeshadow quad gives you plenty of room for experimentation.
CHANEL Makeup Rouge Allure Velvet
Rouge Allure Velvet is a lipstick line that is iconic and loved by all.
Aside from the six iconic colours that have always been a part of this lippie line, you’ll get to enjoy another 14 hues. You can expect soft beiges and rosewoods as well as intense crimsons. There’s definitely a shade for every occasion.
CHANEL Makeup Rouge Allure Velvet retails for S$62, available at CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty E-Shop and CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty boutiques from 5 January 2023, as well as CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty counters from 9 January 2023.
Bodycare & Fragrance
Issey Miyake A Drop d’Issey Eau de Parfum Fraîche
Your senses are definitely going to be awakened when you get a whiff of this new launch. Notes of damask rose, cedar, sandalwood, and white musk will whisk you away to a luscious forest, where you’re surrounded by morning dew.
Aside from the lovely fragrance, we think that the drop-shaped bottle that houses the parfum gives us another reason to splurge on this. A bottle like this will look amazing perched on anyone’s vanity.
Issey Miyake A Drop d’Issey Eau de Parfum Fraîche retails for S$90 (30ml), S$144 (50ml), and S$179 (90ml), available at #02-28 Metro Paragon, #01-18/19 Metro Causeway Point, Takashimaya, Tangs Orchard, #01-100/#02-17 /#03-11 BHG Bugis, and Sephora.
Tom Ford Beauty Costa Azzurra Eau De Parfum
Transport yourself to the Mediterranean with this fragrance that captures the freshness of sea breeze.
The blend of cypress, oaks, citrus, and pinecones smells just like the saltiness of the sea air mixed with the woody scent of the beach – the perfect vacation scent.