With all the time at home now, beauty fanatics like us probably spend an extra 15 minutes in the morning combing through Sephora’s page to look for the newest skincare or makeup palette to add to their virtual carts.
Great news: March has brought us a very long list of products for every budget to place on our wish list! With everything from the newest earthy Chloe fragrance to Benefit’s venture into the stick foundation territory, here are the beauty products we can’t wait to get our hands on to try out at home.
Curél Intensive Moisture Care Deep Moisture Spray
For affordable skincare that doesn’t compromise budgets, Curel is the brand you’re looking for. The Japanese skincare company’s newest launch, the Moisture Care Deep Moisture Spray functions as a on-the-go moisturising mist, a makeup fixer, a facial toner, and can also be used on the body for a quick dose of hydration. Its gentle formula is safe for children and sensitive skin. Talk about multi purpose!
Curél Intensive Moisture Care Deep Moisture Spray retails atSGD13.90, and is available at Don Don Donki, BHG, as well as selected Watsons and NTUC Fairprice outlets.
MINON Amino Moist Clear Wash Powder
Specially formulated for dry and sensitive skin, the brand’s first ever enzyme powder face wash contains hydrating and nourishing amino acid to gentle and effective clean your face, while buffing away dead skin cells and blackheads to reveal smoother and brighter skin over time – no damaging pore strips necessary!
You can look forward to dense and fine foam that feels luxurious on your skin, which we’re sure will make for a great #selfcare routine too.
MINON Amino Moist Clear Wash Powder retails for SGD21.90, and is available at Watsons, Don Don Donki, Welcia-BHG, Tokyu Hands, Venus, and MEIDI-YA Supermarket outlets.
L’Occitane Le Petit Remède Universal Balm
Keep a lookout for L’Occitane’s Universal Balm when it launches on 2 April 2020: this multi-purpose balm is housed in a compact, sunny-yellow tin, so it can be tossed and easily found in the smallest of clutches, perfect for the minimalist and the light traveler. In addition to the softening almond oils, nourishing shea butter, and their signature soothing and firming Immortelle oils, relaxing lavender and healing Arnica is also added to the blend for a truly versatile balm you can use on your face, hands, lips, and elbows.
L’Occitane’s Universal Balm retails for SGD24 for 15g of product, available at their website, and in stores.
Caudelie Vinopure Collection
Don’t let troubled skin get the best of you! Caudelie’s ultra-natural and effective Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser and Clear Skin Purifying Toner contain salicylic acid, grapeseed polyphenols, and skin-friendly essential oils to control oil, minimise pores, and fight blemishes without dehydrating the skin.
Great for those with combination to oily skin, these products are also free from nasties such as parabens, mineral oils, and SLS.
Melvita Brightening UV Shield SPF 25
This brightening mineral sunscreen from popular French skincare brand Melvita is made with over 95% natural ingredients (White Star Lily Extract and Oil) that don’t irritate skin.
Its lightweight, milk-in-oil texture absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving a velvety soft finish – perfect to start your makeup and protect your skin against the rays with.
Melvita Brightening UV Shield SPF 25 will launch in April 2020. It will retail for SGD55, and available at Melvita counters and outlets (ION Orchard and Takashimaya B1), as well as on their website.
Hirosophy Tsubaki Sakura Cleanse Wash Essence
You may not be able to see the Cherry Blossoms in Japan in person, but you always have the option of integrating it into your daily skincare routine! This beauty lotion containing sakura and nourishing camellia oil removes makeup and excess oil, cleanses your skin gently, while moisturising it all in one simple step.
Hirosophy Tsubaki Sakura Cleanse Wash Essence retails for SGD64.80 and is available at Make Hero Japan Beauty Cosmetic Store, located at Jewel Changi Airport.
Skin Inc Serum Glow Filter
Skin Inc introduces a unique makeup skincare hybrid – a light gel-to-cream formula that hydrates the skin and while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with Korean Gold Hibiscus and two of their bestselling serums (Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid).
The serum uses a Light Reflective Technology to provide sheer, luminous coverage that fits your skin tone and lessens the appearance of redness and pores for a soft-focus, permanent beauty filter look irl.
The product looks very Instagram-worthy, thanks to the brightening pearl capsules in the serum. But these aren’t just eye candies; they also help protect the actives they contain from oxidation so that you can always receive optimal results with every application.
Skin Inc Serum Glow Filter retails for SGD72, and is available at Skin Inc. concept stores and their website.
ORBIS Wrinkle White Essence
ORBIS is known for its high-quality-only approach to skincare, and their newest launch, the Wrinkle White Essence, is no less so. The product is highly popular in Japan, with one sold every minute, and it’s now available in Singapore!
The product is created with breakthrough technology and has proven to prevent and visibly reduce wrinkles and pigmentation, both of which give you an aged appearance, so you can retain a youthful visage as long as possible.
In fact, its efficacy is the reason why it’s been classified as a quasi-drug by the Japanese government. The quasi-drug status is a category between cosmetics and medical care, and is given to products that contain ingredients that have been proven to be effective in improving symptoms (in this case, wrinkles and pigmentation).
ORBIS Wrinkle White Essence retails for SGD74, and is available at ORBIS Takashimaya S.C., Robinsons Raffles City, Metro Causeway Point (M Beauty), Welcia-BHG and selected Tokyu Hands outlets, and at the ORBIS website .
Sigi Skin Dream Capsule overnight mask
Take this time away from the polluted air of the city to heal damaged skin with Sigi Skin’s repairing Dream Capsule overnight mask that reduces the effects of pollution, brightens, hydrates, and firms skin as you catch your zzz’s.
While many masks can feel overly thick, this one has a lightweight, air-whipped texture for comfort.
Sigi Skin Dream Capsule retails for SGD82 and is exclusively available at their website.
est. lab Intelligent Eye Revitaliser Tri-Action Massager
The est. lab Intelligent Eye Revitaliser Tri-Action Massager has barely launched for a year and it has already sold out twice. Now that they have introduced the limited edition version in rose gold, guess what – it’s sold out again.
The eye massager is most popular for its relaxing hot press compression after a long day of straining your eyes at work. You can choose from nine different heat settings (from 37°C to 45°C) to give your eye area a treat.
It also has high frequency sonic micro-vibrations and red light therapy to combat against eye woes such as puffy eye bags and dark eye circles fro refreshed under eyes every morning after!
Although the limited edition rose gold version is sold out, the white version is still available for pre-order at SGD86 on their website.
Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment Ferment² + Vitamin C
Inspired by professional dermatological prodcedures, Estee Lauder’s newest lightweight serum is designed to target dull and sallow skin with Vitamin C, for a brighter and more even skin tone while boosting skin’s natural radiance with its unique blend of potent anti-oxidants.
In just 14 days, 93% of Perfectionist Pro’s reviewers said skin looked brighter, with renewed clarity and a more even-toned look.
Try it for yourself at SGD135 at all Estee Lauder stores, Lazada, and Sephora (9 April 2020).
FOREO BEAR and BEAR Mini
A workout for your face, the newest FOREO tools are more than just your regular massaging tool: the two silver “ears” tone, contour, and firm skin with microcurrents to give you the V-shaped face of your dreams.
If the term microcurrent intimidates you, don’t worry. FOREO’s BEAR and BEAR Mini are the world’s first shock-free guaranteed microcurrent devices for safe and comfortable use, so the only shock you’ll be receiving is the new found firmness in your skin after repeated use!
BEAR is larger and has stronger microcurrents for use over the entire face, while BEAR Mini is used on targeted areas like smile lines, eyebrows, and under eyes, where wrinkles form easily.
Urban Decay All Nighter Ultra Matte Makeup Setting Spray and All Nighter Face Primer Longwear Foundation Grip
Most makeup-lovers would have at least heard of Urban Decay’s legendary setting sprays. One of the most relied on in the makeup world to prevent smudging carefully applied foundation and eyeshadow, the brand is back again with the All Nighter Ultra Matte Makeup Setting Spray for even longer wearing makeup.
With kaolin clay added to its new formula, the setting spray now absorbs excess sebum for a shine-free and flash-friendly look for up to 16 hours – no Flashback Mary, ever!
For further makeup longevity, the Urban Decay’s new All Nighter Face Primer protects and hydrates your face from foundation, which can be drying after a while. Wear this under your favorite foundations and concealers for long lasting coverage, or wear this alone for a natural, blurred out look.
Urban Decay All Nighter Ultra Matte Makeup Setting Spray (SGD48) and All Nighter Face Primer (SGD55) will be available at Sephora.sg from 1 April 2020, and in Sephora stores from 9 April 2020.
Dior Halo Shine Lipstick and Stellar Gloss
In case you missed the memo, glossy lips had been taking the world by storm since the launch of worldwide favourites like Glossier’s lipgloss and Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bomb.
The new Halo Shine lipstick is Dior’s take on the glossy look- the moisturising lipstick lends lips a pop of opalescent colour plus an extra dose of shine with the shimmering star core, resonant of designer Christian Dior’s famous gold star lucky charm.
If that’s not enough shine for you, try their Stellar Gloss, which imparts a mirror-like shine for a high-impact look. The specially designed thick applicator smooths just the right amount of the protective and hydrating formula over the lips easily, making this a must-have in your bag for all occasions.
Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine is available in 15 shades and retails for SGD52. Dior Addict Stellar Gloss is available in 12 shades and retails for SGD52. They are available at all Dior Beauty counters.
Benefit Hello Happy Air Stick Foundation
If you’re a fan of the brand’s previous foundation liquid and powder formulas, give this super-blendable, light-as-air stick foundation a shot.
Housed in a slim and hardy case matching the shade it holds, this version is portable, so you can touch up on the go anywhere and anytime without creating a mess. This medium coverage foundation glides on and dries to a soft matte finish like its predecessors, while remaining sweat- and water-proof all day.
Benefit Hello Happy Air Stick Foundation launches on 9 April 2020. It will retail for SGD55, and available at all Benefit stores and Sephora.
Sisley Phyto-Poudre Compacte and Le Phyto Gloss
Giving its essentials a 2020 update, Sisley is reintroducing its perfecting Phyto-Poudre Compacte powder with an enhanced formula that mattifies shiny skin, absorbs sebum, and hides minor imperfections like light discolouration, all housed in a luxe zebra-print compact.
The renewed formula of their Le Phyto Gloss repairs the lips, seals and prevents moisture from escaping the lips, while imparting the lips with a dose of shine, colour, and plumping for a healthy look.
Phyto-Poudre Compacte and Le Phyto Gloss retails for SGD64 and SGD125 respectively, and are available at Sisley counters.
TOM FORD Shade and Illuminate Foundation and Cushion Compact
Inspired by the shading and highlighting techniques in art, TOM FORD’s newest medium to full coverage Shade and Illuminate Foundation leaves skin hydrated and smooth all day. This is thanks to how the skincare components in the product imbues it with a soft radiance by reflecting light partially, for that permanent air brushed, ring light look.
If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ll love this formula in a refillable, luxurious gold cushion compact so you can achieve flawless, radiant skin on the go. Both have SPF and PA protection for a well-rounded product that pampers, protects, and perfects skin.
TOM FORD Shade and Illuminate Soft Radiance Foundation (SGD200) and Cushion Compact (SGD135) are now available at TOM FORD Boutique at Marina Bay Sands #B1-128, TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya and Robinsons Raffles City. They will also be retailing at Sephora and Sephora.sg from 30 April 2020 onwards.
Hair, Body, and Fragrance
NIVEA Clay Fresh Shower
You may use a face mask on the regular, so shouldn’t your body get the same TLC too? Now in a convenient one-step product, NIVEA has created a 3-in-1 body wash, moisturiser, and mask, to deep cleanse and hydrate the skin.
NIVEA Clay Fresh Shower retails for SGD5.90 and is available at Watsons.
Mise En Scene Perfect Serum
If you’re a K-Beauty fan, you may have already noticed your favourite Korean influencers raving about this famous hair serum that has won a grand total of 37 awards since its launch! Here’s the good news: Mise En Scene is now available in Singapore, and has launched their famous hair serum here.
Mise En Scene Perfect Serum retails for SGD15.90 and is available at Watsons.
Chloe Nomade Absolu De Parfum
Made for the elegant, yet free-spirited woman, Chloe’s new fragrance is housed in an equestrian-style glass bottle inspired by the founder’s love of humid deserts and its colours.
Experience the multi layered fragrance of Nomade Absolu with fresh and feminine Cherry Plum and Davana, offset by the quintessentially masculine note of bold oakmoss and creamy sandalwood for a radiant fragrance only as unique as you are.
Chloe Nomade Absolu de Parfum retails for SGD61 for 20ml, SGD155 for 50ml, SGD183 for 75ml. It is available at Sephora and most major department stores.