The secret to a natural, glowy makeup look takes more than just makeup. There’s lots of skin prep, hair care, and the right selection of lip colour that goes behind this deceptively simple look. There’s a reason this trend is recurring and hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down yet!
Here’s the secret to getting that youthful, fresh-faced look – plump, healthy skin, luscious lips with a tint of colour and shiny hair. Sounds like your type of look? This month, it’s going to be very easy for you to achieve that with these 11 new products on shelves!
1. Banyan Tree Coconut & Seaweed Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA+++
This is the most important gift you can present your skin with, especially when living in a hot, hot country like Singapore. Sunscreen is essential in protecting your skin against long-term sun damage and the Banyan Tree Coconut & Seaweed Mineral Sunscreen goes one step further by moisturising, detoxifying, and regenerating your skin with ingredients such as organic virgin coconut oil, vitamin-rich red seaweed extract and nourishing Spirulina extract.
Throw this sunscreen in your bag when going for your next beach vacation as this one doesn’t contribute to coral bleaching unlike conventional sunscreens. Made with 100% non-nano mineral UV filters Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, it does not react with coral reefs after being washed into oceans. Even the packaging is environmentally friendly and recyclable.This one’s definitely good for both the Earth, and for you.
The Banyan Tree Coconut & Seaweed Mineral Sunscreen retails at USD 32.90/~ SGD45.73 here.
2. Sulwhasoo Luminature Glow Cream
We’ve all been surprised by some voids in skincare and makeup that we never knew existed (hello BB Creams!) A new complexion must-have is finisher and Korean luxury brand Sulwhasoo delivers again with their Luminature Glow Cream. This skincare ‘finisher’ product meant to be the last step in your skincare routine takes care of your skin’s brightness, texture and radiance to give you a luminous hydrated base for the rest of the makeup application.
It’s formulated with Skullcap Root Extract to inhibit melanin production and control heat and the unique crème brulee-like texture of a cream gives the skin a moisturised, smooth, and non-sticky finish that feels lightweight and comfortable on the skin. It’s also peony-scented – now who doesn’t want a well-prepped, radiant face that smells lovely?
The Sulwhasoo Luminature Glow Cream is priced at SGD195 and is available online and in Sulwhasoo boutiques.
3. Cetaphil PRO Acne Prone Skincare Range
Clearer skin in two weeks? You heard right.
It’s not only teenagers who suffer from Acne – 30% of adults can have persistent acne. It’s formed due to a combination of factors such as excess sebum
production, clogged pores from abnormal shedding of dead skin cells, and resulting overgrowth of bacteria and inflammation. Aside from acne treatment, a good skincare regimen is vital to combat acne. This new skincare range by Cetaphil is clinically proven to reduce shine, blemishes and irritation, helping users achieve clearer skin in as soon as two weeks of regular use.
The range includes the PRO Acne Prone Oil Control Foam Wash that cleanses deeply yet gently, removing up to 98% of excess oil and leaving the skin supple and soft. The light-textured PRO Acne Prone Oil-free Moisturising Lotion SPF 25 soothes and relieves skin by improving dryness and
roughness while strengthening and restoring the skin barrier.
The Cetaphil PRO Acne Prone Oil Control Foam Wash is priced at SGD32.90 and the Cetaphil PRO Acne Prone Oil-free Moisturising Lotion SPF 25 is priced at SGD42.90 at all leading retail and hospital pharmacies as well as Lazada and Shopee.
4. NIVEA Oil-in-Lotion Orange Blossom and Avocado Oil
The more moisture, the better! With our humid climate and long hours spent working in air-conditioned environments, moisturising is essential for plump and healthy skin. Dread the sticky and suffocating feeling after applying moisturiser? The new Oil-in-Lotion Orange Blossom and Avocado Oil combats that by blending fresh scents of orange blossom with avocado oil resulting in a lotion with antioxidants and vitamins which instantly transforms dry skin into smooth and radiant skin.
The avocado oil protects skin from damaging UV rays while increasing collagen production and the orange scent will leave your skin smelling fruity and fresh. No more greasiness and stickiness with this fast absorbing lotion!
The NIVEA Oil-in-Lotion Orange Blossom and Avocado Oil retails at SGD10.05 and is available at all Watsons stores from 1 September 2019 onwards.
5. Fresh Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash
Imagine fresh strawberries on your face with a helping of sugar for gentle exfoliation that’s gentle enough for everyday use. That’s what Fresh’s Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash feels like on the skin. This multi-tasking formula gently exfoliates and cleanses while refining your skin’s texture to reveal soft, supple, and smooth skin.
The two sizes of sugar crystals gradually melt onto the skin while strawberry extract helps maintain a healthy, toned complexion. The formula also contains natural cleansing agents found in soapberry peel extract, a new Fresh ingredient sourced from the berries of trees in India. Simply use more water for less exfoliation, or lightly wet your face and leave it on for three to five minutes for deeper cleaning.
6. Chanel LE LIFT La Crème Main
While makeup might help in hiding age on the face, signs of ageing can appear on the hands. Skin on the hands is fragile, thin and lacks sebaceous glands. Sensitised by the environment and frequent washing, it shows its vulnerability easily. Chanel’s Le Lift La Crème Main contains Botanical alfalfa concentrate which ensures skin looks denser and more plumped. Natural licorice extract, rich in bioflavonoids, reduces dark spots on hands by inhibiting the action of the tyrosinase enzyme that controls melanin production.
It’s also enriched with shea butter and hyaluronic acid and glycerin which instantly hydrate and plump the skin. Mimosa, jojoba, and sunflower waxes also add in softening the skin. To reinforce the skin’s resilience to aggressors, plant-origin lipids act like ceramides to reinforce the barrier function. This leaves skin on the hands more luminous and even-toned. Soft and beautiful hands are now within your reach.
This smoothing, even toned and replenishing hand cream is available at all Chanel stores for SGD93.
7. SABON Ginger Orange Collection
The perfect summer fragrance is here! SABON has launched six new products to add on to their invigorating collection. These include a Body Scrub, Body Lotion, Silky Body Milk, Body Gelée, Butter Hand Cream and Hand Cream. These products contain a unique fragrance which is the perfect blend of scents that evokes sunny times. Lime and Sicilian Orange is used to awaken your sense through zesty notes while Ginger releases it’s invigorating scents, warmed by a light, subtle trail of Cardamom.
The six products are packed with minerals such as almond oil, vitamin E, passionfruit oil, avocado oil and more goodness! Rich and nourished skin awaits at all SABON outlets and online. Prices vary.
1. LUX Luminique Botanical Cleanse Series
Consider this product to complete your daily self-care routine and give you a holistic at-home-spa experience. The No.1 hair care brand in Japan known for creating indulgent and multi-sensorial bath experiences for all ladies has launched this series combining the power of 97% of natural ingredients. This means there are no added silicones, parabens, and artificial colorants in this line of product!
The new Botanical Cleanse series is infused with Kaolin Clay, to effectively cleanse the hair by exfoliating the scalp and remove impurities without excessive drying, while stimulating blood circulation. No more scalp irritation with these products that are so gentle on the scalp. It comes in two variants – Herbs Cleanse (a deep, gentle cleansing formula that refreshes and comforts the scalp through natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits) and Floral Cleanse (gives intense moisture to deeply condition and tame frizzy hair, giving your hair the additional softness and shine). Both retail at SGD16.90 each and is available at all Guardian, Watsons, and NTUC Fairprice outlets.
1. URBAN DECAY VICE LIP CHEMISTRY
There’s one for every skin tone with this high-gloss tint designed to make you look good! This tint reacts to your lips’ pH and after just a few minutes, creates a custom shade that’s unique to your tone. Every colour will appear slightly different on everyone as Lip Chemistry adapts to you! The lightweight and balm-like texture also gives your lips a hit of hydration, leaving them plump and moisturised.
No need to worry about it transferring as this rich stain is water-resistant and lasts up to five hours with a buildable colour. This vegan formula goes on so smooth so unlike sticky glosses, your hair will never get stuck in it (first-world problems!) The longer sponge-tip applicator also helps this silky smooth formula glide on to your lips easily and evenly. Pucker up with luscious lips!
Urban Decay Vice Lip Chemistry retails at Sephora online and in-stores for SGD34.
2. YSL Beauté Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Sheer Matte
This might just be everything a girl wants from a sheer matte lipstick. With a medium coverage that is easy to build on, unlike other matte lip colours, its lightweight and comfortable to wear all day long. Providing a veil of luminous colour, this is the ultimate in understated looks, giving you lips the air-brushed finish. It’s this easy to look like you’ve bitten into a juicy fruit with its colour lingering on your lips.