Now that our favourite beauty stores have resumed operations islandwide, we can finally get some IRL retail therapy in.
The month of June has seen a long list of new and exciting releases, from Urban Decay’s Naked Ultraviolet palette, Chanel Beauty’s new Camellia mask, to Charlotte Tilbury’s new bronzy Summer line up. If you’re not sure what to get your hands on first, here are a few of our favourites that we’re certainly adding to our shopping list!
1. shu uemura Pressed Eyeshadows
Known for their high quality and crowd favourite releases, the Japanese beauty brand has debuted 49 brand new eyeshadow shades to complement all Asian skin tones. Ranging from warm to cool shades, in a variety of finishes like silky mattes, reflective metallics, and velvety pearls to add depth, dimension, and impact to any look you want, these are formulated by experts with high-tech pure pigments for seamless blendability.
From 1 July, shu uemura pressed eyeshadow will be available online at Sephora, TANGS, Metro, and Robinsons, at SGD25 each. Also retails at all shu uemura stores at ION Orchard, Bugis Junction, TANGS at TANG Plaza, Takashimaya S.C. Metro Paragon, Isetan Scotts, Isetan Tampines, Robinsons Raffles City.
2. Benefit California Kissin’ ColorBalm
If your tinted lip balm isn’t giving enough colour or moisture, consider switching to Benefit’s new ColorBalms. Designed to hydrate dry lips with wild mango butter and hyaluronic acid while providing it with a shot of high impact colour that’ll last like a lipstick, you won’t have to worry about flaky or pale lips with this stashed in your purse.
Check out the 12 vivid shades on Sephora, at SGD36 each.
3. SENKA Suijyun Deep Moist line
While SENKA is best known for their popular Perfect Whip cleansing foam that has won the hearts of many, their new Suijyun Deep Moist line is here to help individuals with dry and sensitive skin types.
Made without irritating fragrances, alcohol, or colourants, the four product line consists of their star product, the Deep Moist Gel Cream (SGD21.90) that, despite its ultra light-weight formulation, hydrates your skin comfortably and deeply, like a mask sheet, the Deep Moist Lotion I and II (SGD17.90 each) for normal to oily and normal to dry skin types respectively, while the Deep Moist Emulsion (SGD17.90) delivers an abundance of moisture for beautiful bare skin.
Available online at Shopee, Guardian, or Watsons. Also retails at Don Don Donki and BHG.
4. Chanel Beauty HYDRA BEAUTY Camellia Repair Mask
There are many factors that curb radiant, glowing skin, like lack of sufficient hydration, and environmental pollution. Give your skin the occasional royal treatment with Chanel Beauty’s new creamy mask that has hydrating actives extracted from white camellias, a signature in the HYDRA BEAUTY line, as well as additional protective ingredients to shield the skin from outside harm.
Use this versatile, luxe mask in three ways: slather on a thick layer for optimal hydration and skin comfort, and wash off after 10 minutes, using a thin layer and massaging it in for a quick burst of moisture, or, apply it to dry and flaky patches whenever you want for even, hydrated skin.
Retails for SGD102 for 50ml at CHANEL beauty counters from 3 July 2020.
5. Drunk Elephant The Littles Head to Toe Set
Any beauty junkie would already have heard of this new and trendy brand – what’s not to love about their eye-catching neon packaging and highly rated products? In case you missed the memo, Drunk Elephant has recently launched body and hair care products.
And if you want to give them a whirl, try the new The Littles Head to Toe Set and provide a little love to your hair and body with seven sized down versions of these products, including the Cocomino Glossing Shampoo and Marula Cream Conditioner that gently lifts dirt and styling products from your scalp, Sweet Pitti Deodorant Cream to remove odour while soothing and moisturising the delicate and often neglected area, and many more.
Retails online at Sephora for SGD69.
5. YSL Beauté TOUCHE ÉCLAT
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86% illuminating cream, infused with light reflective pigments, means that no matter the complexion, TOUCHE ÉCLAT LE TEINT CRÈME will flatter the skin, boasting a lit from within glow. Shade ranges vary by country. Visit your local beauty advisor to try it on. #yslbeauty #toucheeclat #foundation #iamthelight
A staple in many makeup lovers’ collection, the original TOUCHE ÉCLAT is a lightweight concealer brush pen used to brighten, cover, and illuminate even the dullest of skin.
If you’ve been a fan of this holy grail, you’ll be happy to know that YSL Beauté has released three additional releases under the TOUCHE ÉCLAT line: LE TEINT CRÈME (SGD98), a high coverage, skincare infused foundation for the best looking skin ever, BLUR PRIMER SILVER (SGD75) with subtle silvery undertones to cater to individuals with pale and cool skin tones that struggle to find a primer that suits them, and 3D ALL OVER GLOW (SGD99), a illuminating highlighting powder for a natural glow without the greasiness.
6. Derma Lab Dermatological Treatment Serums
Made for the fuss-free individual who only wants what’s effective in their skincare regime, Derma Lab’s potent serums target specific skin concerns like dull skin and hyperpigmentation to get you clear, radiant skin. Try their Lumiclar Pure Vitamin C15 (SGD69.90), which has one of the highest concentrations of vitamin C in the skincare market to even out and brighten your complexion, as well as fight free radicals for healthy and radiant skin, or Hydraceutic Double Power Vitamin Concentrate (SGD49.90) that soothes and reduces skin sensitivity in rough, dry and eczema prone skin types.
Exclusively available at Watsons.
7. Neutrogena LABS products
If you’re looking for high performance cleansing products that won’t irritate your skin, here’s good news. Neutrogena LABS has introduced two new ranges for “reactive skin”.
Upon surveying over 97,000 individuals in the Asia Pacific region, Neutrogena discovered the common concern of sensitive skin reacting to overly harsh skincare, which inspired their Hydrating and Clarifying Micellar Jelly range for dry and oily sensitive skin types. Made to cleanse skin throughly to extract impurities from deep within, the makeup remover (SGD19.95) and cleanser (SGD20.95) duo rebalances your skin with zero irritation.
8. mySKINBAR’s Invincible Scar Eraser
If you’ve experienced acne, chances are, you have some acne scars left over that can be almost impossible to remove. mySKINBAR’s new dual phase system consists of a creamy exfoliator and the energising cleansing gel made to do just that!
While many scrubs on the market have abrasive micro beads or particles to slough away dead skin, mySKINBAR’s Whole’istic Cream removes them without the risk of tearing skin and promoting acne further, while the enzyme and gentle acid packed cleanser, Citrus Maxima, promotes skin cell renewal and lessens clogged pores.
Get yours on mySKINBAR’s site, at SGD59 for each.
9. Kiehl’s Skin Strengthening Super Serum
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What does it mean to be super? Our NEW Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum strengthens skin to fight signs of aging and protect skin from modern stressors. A strong skin means a healthy and strong skin barrier 💪! – Comment 💪 if you're already halfway through your bottle of super-powered serum. #KiehlsSG #SuperSerum
Follow up your favourite cleanser and toner with Kiehl’s new serum for healthy, resilient skin. Made with powerful, traditional ingredients like the Korean Red Ginseng Root, Indian Ayurvedic Holy Basil, and Chinese Schisandra Berry, as well as hyaluronic acid in a smaller molecular size to properly penetrate and hydrate skin, apply this to strengthen skin so that it’s ready to combat all the environmental stressors and signs of ageing.
This can be used both as a pre-serum or as the only serum that you apply and you can look forward to healthier, more youthful-looking skin in four weeks (according to their clinical study.)
Available at all Kiehl’s stores for SGD79.
10. Clarins Lip Comfort Oil Intense
Don’t forget to give some TLC to your lips too! Hours of liquid or matte lipsticks and drying tints can really take a toll on your sensitive lips, so nourish them intensely with Clarins’ lip oils that are infused with 100% plant oils, other skin-loving ingredients, as well as a shot of colour for moisturised, healthy looking lips.
Retails at Clarins’ site and at all Clarins counters at SGD36 in eight flattering shades.
11. Givenchy Beauty Prisme Libre
The cult favourite powder has received an update – or rather, three: two new shades and an even bouncier puff for better application ability.
Within the stunning packaging is a quartet of coloured powders to instantly and subtly colour-correct your skin without having to apply any extra product, while setting, mattifying, and blurring the look of small imperfections.
Choose between the original formula for a natural glow, Satin Blanc for brightening, or Voile Rose for a rosy look.
Retails for SGD90 on Sephora.
12. Miss Dior Scented Blooming Powder
If you can’t get enough of Dior’s feminine and classic fragrance, Miss Dior, you’ll be excited to find out the range of perfume, hair mist, and scented body lotion has a new addition – in a shimmery powder form! Like fairy dust for the skin, use the provided powder puff to dust the light reflecting powder all over your skin for a heavenly glow and touch of the sweet, rose-inspired fragrance before heading for a special event.
For a limited time only, grab yours for SGD80 at all Dior counters from 1 July 2020.
13. Tom Ford Soleil Summer 2020 Collection
Inspired by the glowy, bronzy skin of beach loungers in the Summer, Tom Ford’s new collection features the Skin Illuminator Face and Body (SGD105) in three golden and bronze shades to give the illusion of sun-kissed, bronzed skin- even if you spend most of your time indoors- in a comfortable, gel-like formula. The Ultra-Shine Lip Color (SGD76) imbues lips with high-impact, Summer-ready gloss, while the universally flattering shade of pink in the Soleil Lip Blush (SGD84) gives your lips a vibrant yet elegant flush to complete any makeup look.
The Tom Ford Soleil Summer Collection will be available at Tom Ford boutiques islandwide (TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya and Robinsons Raffles City) from 2 July. The Ultra-Shine Lip Colors will be available on Sephora from 7 July and Soleil Lip Blush from 30 July. You can look forward to the Ultra-Shine Lip Color in Sephora retail stores from 30 July.
14. TWO L(I)PS ICE
You may be familiar with Strip’s Ice Cream moisturiser, a successful product loved by many, especially for soothing skin after a Brazilian waxing session. The formula has now evolved and relaunched as TWO L(I)PS ICE.
A truly versatile cream that you can use anywhere (yes, even down there!), this lightweight, paraben and sulfate-free cream is formulated with sea algae to moisturise, menthol to refresh, and liquorice root extract to soothe and calm any inflammation caused by sun damage, shaving irritation, and even restrictive clothing for healthy skin.
Retails at TWO L(I)PS for SGD80.
15. Estee Lauder Super-Pomegranate Collection
The brand’s new energising and radiance boosting skincare line harnesses the fruit’s antioxidant properties, detoxifying the skin of impurities and aggressors caused by the environment, giving you the look of youthful, translucent, and bouncy skin.
To suit anyone’s skin type and lifestyle, Estee Lauder launched two other lightweight lotion textures, Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Radiant Energy Milky Lotion and Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Radiant Energy Milky Lotion Light (SGD105 each) in addition to the original Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Radiant Energy Lotion Light (SGD81).
16. KANEBO I HOPE
With new and daring makeup trends like neon falsies being put out on Instagram or TikTok everyday, it’s no wonder that most of us has at least jumped onto the bandwagon at least once. KANEBO’s new I HOPE campaign encourages each one of us to push and break the beauty boundaries daily to express our authentic selves, and treat makeup as a form of art, rather than using it to cover our flaws.
Highlight the high points of your face with the KANEBO Drawing Crayon (SGD55), in an easy-to-hold crayon shape housing an illuminating formula for a natural look, or their Eye Color Duo (SGD35), which is a carefully curated duo of long-lasting, perfectly contrasting colours if you’re feeling adventurous.
Retails on Lazada, or at OG Albert and TAKASHIMAYA D.S..
17. Derma B
The bestselling body lotion in Korean drugstore Olive Young for two consecutive years, Derma B’s Daily Moisturiser (SGD28.90) caters to even the most sensitive skin and is enriched with nourishing olive oil and allantoin for a healthy glow. Available in two other textures for you to choose from, the Mild Moisture Body Lotion (SGD28.90) has Witch Hazel and Squalene to calm irritated skin, while the Milk Oil (SGD24.90) version hydrates the skin even further for long lasting moisture without the greasiness of an oil.
Retails exclusively at selected Guardian stores and online.
18. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer
Celebrate Summer with flawless bronzed skin! The old Hollywood inspired vintage compact houses a finely milled silky powder infused with Hyaluronic Acid for moisture and microspheres for the brand’s signature soft focus effect, so that you can sport the believable and realistic flattering bronze that celebs and it-girls love.
Pair their new bronzer with their Air Brush, a retractable Kabuki brush made with high quality, super soft synthetic fibres (yes, this brush is cruelty free!) for that seamless, picture-perfect look.
The Airbrush Bronzer and Air Brush retails for SGD82 and SGD65 on Sephora from 30 June.
19. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eye Palette of Mattes in Desert Haze
Inspired by the golden age of the 90s’ supermodels, Charlotte Tilbury’s new sultry matte quartet consists of everyday nude shades and lush, chocolate-y browns for a night out. Finely milled and made to give you a flawless airbrush finish, this palette will be your new go-to for all your daily looks.
Launches on 30 June on Sephora for SGD92.
20. Paula’s Choice
While Paula’s Choice is a name familiar to many in the beauty game for their no-nonsense and highly effective skincare, we’re glad to announce they’re finally readily available on Shopee for purchase! In case you’re new, here are some of our favourites:
Why experiment with different products when there’s already one built for you? This trio (now SGD129)will brighten and smooth your skin for the radiant glow of your dreams with the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, which gently buffs away dead skin cells to unclog pores, C15 Super Booster which reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30 that protects your skin from the harmful rays while illuminating your complexion.
Try this anti-ageing duo (now SGD119) of their 10% Niacinamide Booster which evens out skin tone and smooths out pores, and 0.3% retinol + 2% Bakuchiol that works to stimulate collagen to reduce wrinkles and fine lines for plump, youthful skin.
Now on Shopee, with a 20% discount on selected items (including the ones above).
21. Handmade Heroes
A local all-natural and clean beauty brand with skincare and makeup free from nasty preservatives and fragrances, their products are as adorable as they sound. Treat your lips with Handmade Heroes affordable range of lip scrubs and masks in a variety of flavours like matcha latte, mango, and coconut sorbet, or up your self-care game with their French Green Clay or Australian Pink Clay masks (SGD24.90 each) to detoxify and purify.
Visit Handmade Heroes here.