You know how the saying goes: we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Even so, we have to admit that most people are still attracted to the prettiest beauty products because we just know they’ll look amazing on our vanity table.
Thankfully, we can have the best of both worlds by sussing out the most gorgeous products that are also known for their great performance. Here are a few new launches you’re going to love with both your heart and your head!
Crabtree & Evelyn’s new The Gardener’s Range: Falling Stars Overnight Body + Hair Oil and Sweet Dreams Overnight Mask
This botanical scented body and hair oil (SGD44.50) containing plant extracts like rosemary and safflower will be a godsend for dry skin and frizzy hair. Not a fan of oily residue? We hear you. Simply mix an appropriate amount of oil with a body lotion of your choice, and voila! Improved skin moisture without any discomfort.
Crabtree & Evelyn’s newest overnight mask (SGD66.50) is your skin’s booze while you snooze: a light, gel-like texture atypical of most overnight masks that guarantees you more hydrated skin the next morning.
Crabtree & Evelyn’s new The Gardener’s range retails in stores and at Crabtree & Evelyn’s website, starting at SGD26.50 for a lip mask.
diptyque’s Eau Capitale Eau de Parfum and Paris en Fleur collection
So we’ve all heard about diptyque’s signature berry scented “Baies” candle that all celebrities have. Their newest perfume (SGD223 for 75ml), however, captures the Parisienne’s multi-faceted, romantic-yet-somewhat-detached personality in a bespoke and intricate glass bottle, featuring notes of roses (of course), bergamot, pink peppercorns, and bitter patchouli to balance out the saccharine. Fans of the city, you might not want to miss this one!
Paris en Fleur literally translates to “Paris in Bloom”, which is definitely what we imagine this gorgeous collection smells like. The collection consists of a candle (SGD108) in an Art Deco esque pink jar, a scented oval (SGD90), and the Eau Capitale solid perfume (SGD86).
Both the Eau de Parfum and the Paris en Fleur collection are available on www.escentials.com, or at diptyque Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Robinsons The Heeren, escentials Paragon, and escentials TANGS at Tang Plaza.
Charlotte Tilbury’s Instant Eye Palette in Pillowtalk:
Charlotte Tilbury has been the talk of the town since it arrived in Singapore. As if the famed brand hasn’t received enough attention, the Instant Eye Palette in Pillowtalk (SGD130), the universally flattering collection of pinky-nude colors, will be launching on 13 February.
The deluxe palette has 12 shimmer and matte shades to take you from dawn to dusk, conveniently separated based on occasion. Cop this while you can: knowing the long history of Charlotte Tilbury’s sell out rates, we’d hurry to get our hands on it if we were you.
The palette will be available from 13 February 2020 on Sephora.sg and in Sephora retail stores at ION, Ngee Ann City, Westgate, Marina Bay Sands, Vivocity, Tampines, Plaza Singapura only.
Milani Cosmetics’s Trio Rose Blush Palette:
Why have one when you can have three? At less than SGD10 each pan, this affordable mix of warm pink, mauve and apricot will give you an effortless and healthy flush to your face at the swirl of a brush, without looking too made up.
The Trio Rose Blush palette launches on March 2020 and retails for SGD28.20 at selected Watsons stores.
Tom Ford Private Blend White Suede EDP
Tom Ford fragrances are the height of luxury, and his relaunch of the White Suede demonstrates just that. Part of his experimental private collection, White Suede carries the daring blend of leather and suede, resulting in a deep, warm musk fragrance that treads the line between modern and classic.
Buy the perfume in Tom Ford boutiques, at Marina Bay Sands #B1-128, TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya, Robinsons Raffles City or on Sephora.sg, starting at SGD355 for a 50ml bottle.
Bong Bong Friends
Remember the makeup you used to steal from your mother as a child? That wouldn’t have to be reality for your own beauty-loving children any longer. Made with natural and organic ingredients in Korea, Bong Bong Friends is a children cosmetic brand that allows them to be creative in a safe and sustainable way.
Their Kids Beauty Set (SGD25) includes 30 nail stickers, 18 attachable earrings and a mask pack so they get to experience what you experience at minimal risk, and the Stamp Blusher (SGD23) delivers even more rosiness to their cheeks with fun-shaped puffs for maximum enjoyment. The skin-friendly, vegetable-based products allow your children to have fun without worrying about skin concerns, as they should before the teenage pimples set in.
The collection is available at selected Guardian stores and at the Guardian website.
YSL Beaute’s Pure Shots
Inspired by the modern woman who wants it all in life, YSL Beaute created a line of specialised skincare products that target specific skin concerns, so dryness or wrinkles are the least of our worries. The line includes Hydra Bounce Essence-In-Lotion (SGD99), Lines Away Serum (SGD139), Light Up Serum (SGD139), Y-Shape Serum (SGD139), Night Reboot Serum (SGD139) and Perfect Plumper Cream (SGD169), and are available from 15 January 2020 at all YSL Beauté stores at ION Orchard, VivoCity, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Metro Paragon, TANGS at TANG Plaza, BHG Bugis, and Takashimaya S.C.
Fenty Beauty’s Snap Shadows
Rihanna has done it again: first with her revolutionary foundation shades and now the eight Snap Shadows palette (at SGD39 each or 2 for SGD70) that ranges from warm to cool neutrals, roses, smoky shades, frosty pastels and even one inspired by military colors. These shadows, like its name, snap together to create a larger palette you can customise shades to fit your look. Forget the rich and smooth pigments, we’d buy these just for its packaging in a heartbeat.
Fenty Beauty’s Snap Shadows retail in Sephora stores and on Sephora.sg from 16 January.
Urban Decay’s Stay Naked The Fix Powder Foundation
If the dewy, youthful look is not your calling and you prefer the Instagram glam instead, we totally get it. Here’s a long-wearing (and by that we mean 16 hours) vegan powder foundation that will keep your mug perfectly matte all day- even under the sweltering sun.
What’s more, it’s ingredients consists of moringa oil to combat premature aging and inflammation, and includes a fancy charcoal-infused puff that further improves application and results. Super lightweight and breathable despite being full coverage, the lushly packaged The Fix Powder Foundation is definitely on our watch list.
Buy Urban Decay’s Stay Naked The Fix Powder Foundation at all Sephora stores and on Sephora.sg, at SGD52.
Chantecaille’s Hummingbird Collection
Chantecaille’s newest Hummingbird Collection captures the essence of Spring with vibrant corals, greens, and blues. It features the Eye Quartet in Warm and Cool (SGD123) that has super versatile colours for a wearable daily look or for a glamorous night out. The series also stars the Lip Chic (SGD80) powder-balm in different shades of lively corals and pinks to hydrate and give the lips a healthy glow without stickiness, and the Perfecting Blur Finishing Powder (SGD137) houses a unique flat brush that seamlessly buffs the blurring powder into the skin.
Chantecaille’s Spring Collection will be available at the Takashimaya Chantecaille counter on February 2020.
FANCL x Leo Leonni Collection’s Mild Cleansing Oil
FANCL is known for its mild and gentle formulas that wouldn’t irritate even the most sensitive skin, and when it comes in packaging designed by Leo Lionni, a celebrated illustrator and author, it’s practically calling for us to buy this bestselling cleansing oil (SGD30). FANCL’s also giving a travel sized, 20ml bottle as a bonus when you buy a full sized cleansing oil from the collection so you can bring your new favourite cleansing oil everywhere you go- what’s not to love?
Purchase the FANCL x Leo Lionni collection at all their store locations: 313 Somerset, Tampines Mall, VivoCity, Bugis Junction, Westgate, Suntec City (West Wing), and Isetan Scotts, Shaw House. While stocks last.