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The Circuit Breaker is finally coming to an end and for some of us, it means life is getting closer back to what is more “normal”. There’s no better way to mark this return than glowing skin and a new signature lip colour.

To spice up your makeup and skincare routine for after the Circuit Breaker, here are all the most exciting launches that have just happened or are coming our way, including a milk tea lip collection from YSL Beauté, and Sunplay’s mint green three-in-one sunscreen.

Update your lip colour wardrobe

1. Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Mat

May Shopping Guide Gucci Limited Edition Rouge à Lèvres Mat In 307

Gucci Limited Edition Rouge à Lèvres Mat In 307 Louise Orange

Makeup collector or not, Gucci’s new limited time only collection of matte lipsticks in six chic colours are worth a shot. Apart from the luxe gold casing, these gorgeous lip colours are inspired by the blossoming of Springtime flowers, in shades of red, orange, purple, and even a moody brown.


2. YSL Beauté Milk Tea collection

May Shopping Guide Ysl Milk Tea Collection

Everyone’s favourite guilty-pleasure drink, but make it luxury beauty a la YSL Beaute: the new launch on TANGS includes three limited time only lip products, the glossy Rouge Volupte Shine Milk Tea Collector 2020, satin Rouge Pur Couture Milk Tea Collector 2020, and high-shine Vernis A Levres Vinyl Lip Cream Milk Tea Collector 2020, all in warm and super wearable nude, muted pink, and soft orange shades that’ll suit all skin tones.

Grab your new favourite lipsticks on TANGS at SGD52 each.

3. HERA Sensual Spicy Nude Volume Matte

May Shopping Guide Sensual Spicy Nude Volume Matte

Inspired by spices, Korea’s leading luxury beauty brand is releasing a line of eight brand new lipsticks with a innovative formula that gives the lips a plumper and fuller look. With wearable shades like 252 Nude Cream, a pinky beige, and 459 Butter Scotch, a burnt orange, the lightweight and comfortable feel of these matte lipsticks may just make these your new go-to for daily wear!

Retails at Sephora.sg from 18 June.

Achieve glowing complexion

4. Skin Inc. My Daily Dose of Armour

May Shopping Guide Skin Inc My Daily Dose Of Skin Armour

Is your skin breaking out more frequently? Manage your complexion concerns with Skin Inc.’s new pre-customised serum formulated with Vitamin B3+, Ceramide, and Licorice, to boost skin health from within, calming irritation and reducing acne, while ridding your skin of pollution and UV damage. These are some of the most coveted skincare ingredients currently and you get all of them in one bottle – whee!

Retails on Skin Inc. for SGD98.

5. d program’s skincare line

May Shopping Guide D Program Vital Act Lotion & Emulsion

Ranked the number one sensitive skincare brand in Japan for 10 years and backed by decades of research in Shiseido Laboratories, d program has finally arrived in Singapore! With products to target each skin type’s concern whether it be oily, acne-prone, ageing, or dry, d programme even has a line of skincare to combat environmental pollutions which can cause serious harm to sensitive skin.

Retails exclusively on Watsons.

6. Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence (Mint Green) SPF50+ PA++++

May Shopping Guide Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up Uv Essence (mint Green) Spf 50+ Pa++++

Getting ready during morning rush can be stressful for busy individuals, so cut down on your base makeup routine with Sunplay’s new three-in-one sunscreen, moisturiser, and brightener! Made with people who suffer from redness, acne, and rosacea in mind, this cooling, lightweight sunscreen has a mint green tint to neutralise sallow yellow skin and redness, as well as microfine iridescent strobe pearl particles to diffuse light for a brighter, more illuminated complexion in half the time.

SGD27.90 at Watsons.

7. RE:ERTH’s Illuminating Concentrate

May Shopping Guide Illuminating Concentrate 2

Don’t let hyperpigmentation and dark spots get to you – these can be especially aggravated as you head outdoors more often than before. RE:ERTH’s new Illuminating Concentrate brightens up dull skin by correcting skin from the inside with a patented, state-of-the-art delivery system, Lipodisq, incorporated to safely and efficiently deliver the potent skincare actives deep into the heart of the skin, revealing an illuminated and even complexion.

SGD128 on RE:ERTH.

8. Olay Retinol24 range

May Shopping Guide Olay Retinol24

Olay understands the pain of time-pressed individuals who don’t have the luxury of time for a 10-step skincare routine – this is why this new powerful range that the brand has launched contain retinol, widely known as an ingredient that offers proven anti-ageing benefits.

The Olay’s newest Retinol24 range, consisting of only three simple steps: a serum, an eye cream, and a moisturiser, all infused with Retinol, for plump, young, and hydrated skin.

Retinol24 eye cream, serum, and moisturiser each retails for SGD54.90 on Guardian.

9. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye IlluminationMay Shopping Guide It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Llumination Product Shot 20.0 Medium

Swear by IT Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Undereye Concealer to solve all your dark undereye woes? You may want to get your hands on its new and improved formulation! The Bye Bye Undereye Illumination is the same wrinkle, darkness, and redness masking formula you love, with Drops of Light Technology added to instantly brighten undereyes naturally to fake a well-rested and younger look, and never dries, flakes, or cracks so you’ll have flawless skin all day.

Retails on Sephora for SGD42.

Don’t neglect your hair

10. Ryo Beautiful Aging Hair Loss Care Ampoule

May Shopping Guide Ryo Beautiful Aging Care Ampoule

If you’re missing your hair treatments at your favourite salon, take matters into your own hands with Ryo’s two-month programme, clinically proven to deliver results in just seven days. Using premium ingredients like whole Korean ginseng, Lingzhi mushrooms, and ginger to prevent hair loss, care for and invigorate the scalp, you’ll have a strong and voluminous head of hair even without your regular treatment sessions.

Retails at Guardian and Lazada at SGD99.