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We can’t believe it either, but it’s already the end of October, and it’s just a couple of months before 2017 is over. While you may be gearing up for 2018, don’t forget to pat yourself on the back for all the good work you’ve done this year.

These are 16 things that we are certainly going to put on our wish-list when that long-awaited bonus comes in soon!

(We’ve also included a few that are not only great products that we don’t want to miss out on, but also won’t be breaking our banks!)

1. RE:ERTH Multi-Targeted Elixir

october 2017 beauty reerth multi targeted elixir

This first-to-market brand actually stands for “re-encountering Earth”, and their skincare products take into account mindfulness, minimalism, and nature – all buzzwords especially pertinent to our perpetually busy lives.

Using a blend of White Turmeric Leaf and Root extracts, and Spring Turmeric Leaf extracts, combined with a unique and stable form of Vitamin C, this elixir of youth is actually a multi-benefit serum that brings back the youthful glow to your skin.

RE:ERTH Multi-Targeted Elixir retails for SGD 135 (members’ price SGD 108) on Re:earth.com.

2. La Prairie Skin Caviar Absolute Filler Facial

october 2017 beauty la prairie skin caviar absolute filler facial

Regular facials are already luxurious in themselves – imagine one that uses exclusively La Prairie products. This 60-minute facial might be the last word in luxury, with all its steps utilising only products from the renowned La Prairie Skin Caviar range. If you are looking for an ultimate luxury experience, this might just be it.

La Prairie facial cabins are located at:

  • Takashimaya, Tel: +65 6738 0575
  • Metro Paragon, Tel: +65 6235 5087
  • Robinsons The Heeren, Tel: +65 6733 9874
  • Robinsons Raffles City, Tel: +65 6265 1455

3. Kat Von D Shade + Light Crème Contour Palette

october 2017 beauty kat von d Shade + Light Creme Contour Palette

This is one step that many of us Singaporean ladies are guilty of neglecting, but it’s actually the secret to achieving the look of a chiselled-looking face with sharper cheekbones and jawline.

This palette was actually inspired by the way Kat Von D herself uses shadow and light in her portraits. It boasts 24-hour wear, high-intensity crème pigments that blends perfectly onto your skin. This palette is even refillable, so you can mix and match pans!

Kat Von D Beauty Shade + Light Crème Contour Palette retails for SGD 73 at Sephora.

4. Albion Sweet Moisture Chiffon

october 2017 beauty Albion Sweet Moisture Chiffon

This foundation sounds and looks good enough to eat. It’s made with a unique technology, and is a liquid-dry powder foundation that will dry to a smooth and flawless finish. Its formula includes Softness Powder and Crush Dome Powder (these names!), which corrects skin bumpiness to achieve an airbrushed look on your skin.

Don’t worry, it also contains 3D Collagen and Sodium Hyaluronate to firm and hydrate the skin. The foundation is available in six shades.

Albion Sweet Moisture Chiffon retails for SGD 67 for the chiffon, and SGD 17 for the case. It is available at Albion Takashimaya Level 1 (tel: +65 6735 8084), and Albion Metro Centrepoint Level 1 (tel: +65 6235 3978).

5. Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation Cushion Compact SPF 50 PA+++

october 2017 beauty Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation Cushion Compact SPF 50 PA+++

Cushion compacts aren’t new to Bobbi Brown, so we’re excited to see what this new foundation brings to their existing repertoire. The formula is a blend of skin-tone correct pigments, and also contains Algae Extract to control oil production, and other ingredients that maximise wear.

The foundation is available in five shades.

Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation Cushion Compact SPF 50 PA+++ retails for SGD 55 for the refill capsule, and SGD 21 for empty compact. It is available at all Bobbi Brown counters.

6. Laneige Time Freeze Essence EX

october 2017 beauty Laneige Time Freeze Essence EX

Who doesn’t like the thought of freezing time on your face? Laneige has innovated their Skin Fit UpTM technology which uses the power of botanical ingredients to stimulate collagen production, firming skin and preventing fine lines.

The Time Freeze Essence EX does exactly what its name suggests: it is a powerful essence that helps women achieve the firm and supple skin that they’ve always wanted.

Laneige Time Freeze Essence EX retails for SGD 90 at all Laneige counters. It will be available on Lazada and Zalora from November onwards.

7. L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere EDT

Meaning “the light of the earth”, the latest collection by L’Occitane features body care products but what we’re really captivated by is the eau de toilette fragrance that helms the line. It almost looks like a beautiful sunrise captured in a bottle.

It is a fresh and delicate scent. Its top notes feature bergamot and pink pepper, but its core is made up of beautiful floral notes, white musk, and tonka beans.

L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere EDT retails for SGD 98 (50ml) and SGD 135 (90ml) at all L’Occitane stores and counters.

8. Chanel Numéros Rouges

october 2017 beauty Chanel Numeros Rouges 1

Red lipstick? Want. Chanel red lipsticks? NEED. Gabrielle Chanel was never seen without her red lipstick, so the brand is returning to its home territory with a collection that celebrates this beautiful, bold, and sexy colour.

The collection includes a single-pot eyeshadow in silver, an eyeshadow palette, a waterproof gel eyeliner in green, a blush, three nail polishes, and, needless to say, four red lipsticks.

Chanel Numéros Rouges is now available at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty boutiques, and will be available from 3 Nov at at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty counters. Items in the collection have retail prices ranging from SGD 38 to SGD 102.

9. Yves Saint Laurent Set And Matte Lip Coat

october 2017 beauty Yves Saint Laurent Set And Matte Lip Coat 1

Love a particular lip colour but wish that it was in a matte formula rather than a creamy or satin finish? We love super-versatile products like the Yves Saint Laurent Set and Matte Lip Coat that refreshes the rest of your makeup collection with a single swipe.

This is said to instantly mattify any lip colour you own, and even seals in the pigment so that it extends wear time.

Yves Saint Laurent Set And Matte Lip Coat will retail for SGD 50 at all YSL counters from 3 Nov onwards.

10. Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte

october 2017 beauty Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte

We’ve tried this one for ourselves and we are absolutely in love with this formula. The lipstick turns into a beautiful matte finish, but does not dry up your lips or emphasise lip lines!

It comes in 19 different shades, so we’re certain you’ll find something you love here. Best thing? It’s also very transfer-proof, and really gives you every bang for your buck.

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte retails for SGD 35 each. Full collection is available at Make Up For Ever Boutique (Downtown Gallery, #01-06) and Make Up For Ever Pro Loft (36 Armenian Street). Selected shades are available at Sephora.

11. Clinique Pop Lip Shadow Cushion Matte Lip Powder

october 2017 beauty Clinique Pop Lip Shadow Cushion Matte Lip Powder

Have you heard of the makeup hack where you put a single layer of tissue over your lips after you’ve applied your lip colour, and then dab powder on top to set it and improve its wear time? This pro-tip inspired Clinique to make the interestingly-designed Pop Lip Shadow Cushion Matte Lip Powder.

This gorgeous pop of colour features a saturated creamy pigment dispensed through a sponge tip, and transforming into a light-weight, powdery finish on your lips, making them look like velvet. The Lip Powder is available in eight shades.

Clinique Pop Lip Shadow Cushion Matte Lip Powder retails for SGD 38 at Sephora. It will be available at all Clinique counters from 9 Nov onwards.

12. Make Up Store Raw collection

october 2017 beauty make up store raw 1

For fall this year, Make Up Store is launching a trio of collections: Elixir, Chalk, and Raw. Each of these feature three eyeshadows in complementing shades, following the general theme of its collection.

It was hard to pick one to feature, but we had to go with Raw in the end. This collection features the coppery, earth-red tones reminiscent of autumn leaves which has been in-trend for the longest time.

Make Up Store Elixir, Chalk, and Raw collections are now available at Make Up Store counters (313 Somerset, Robinsons The Heeren, Robinsons JEM). Prices of items range from SGD 27 to SGD 61.

13. Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Essence SPF 50+ PA++++

october 2017 beauty Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Essence SPF 50+ PA++++

By now, we trust that all of us should be well aware of, and can appreciate the importance of sunscreen, not just for beauty but even for health. However, did you know that sunscreen should be regularly reapplied, even if they claim to be long-wearing?

That’s why Sunplay has come up with Light Endurance Technology in this Super Moisture Essence. It engulfs oil-based UV absorbers into watery capsules, which helps to increase its longevity and extend your sunscreen’s effectiveness.

Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ retails for SGD 18.90 at Guardian and Watsons.

14. Dr. Wonder Anti-Spot Acne Patch

october 2017 beauty Dr. Wonder Anti-Spot Acne Patch

Acne patches have made a comeback in a huge way, thanks to various Korean skincare brands that have amped up the technology and allowed us to get rid of unexpected or stubborn zits that won’t go away.

This particular anti-blemish patch from Dr. Wonder is particularly hot-selling and is regularly sold out. It absorbs impurities and esxcess sebum from acne and open wounds, leaving them closed and healing by the next day. It is suitable for all skin types.

Dr. Wonder Anti-Spot Acne Patch retails for SGD 25.90 at Watsons.

15. Kate Tokyo Color Highvision Rouge

october 2017 beauty kate tokyo color highvision rouge

For those of us who want a beautiful drugstore option for your traditional red lipstick, here’s a spectacular offering from Kate Tokyo. These Color Highvision Rouge lipsticks look like they will be intense with their pigment, and are housed in a classy and sleek black tube packaging.

Kate Tokyo Color Highvision Rouge will be available at selected SaSa and Watsons stores from November onwards.

16. Etude House Dear My Matte Tinting Lips-Talk

october 2017 beauty Etude House Dear My Matte Tinting Lips-Talk

You loved their customisable lip cases, so Etude House is back with more! They are introducing the Dear My Matte Tinting Lips-Talk collection, which features six gorgeous but limited edition lipstick cases, and 10 lipstick shades from show-stopping colours to my-lips-but-better nudes.

Etude House Dear My Matte Tinting Lips-Talk retails for SGD 15.90 for the lipstick, and SGD 7.90 for the case. They are available at all Etude House stores.