Another month down already?! Yes, September, just as quickly as it had arrived, will soon be passing us by just with a snap of the fingers.
Let’s be honest – you’re here because you’ve been too lazy busy to keep up with all the new beauty launches, and that’s precisely what we’re here for – a quick uptake on what to look out for, and what’s available in the market to update your beauty stash.
Check out these 13 new product launches you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for, from new sultry fragrances to even an instant dry nail polish formula.
1. Dolce & Gabbana Dolcissimo
Are you living for this beautiful, floral packaging, teetering on exquisite? Because we sure are!
Described as having a lightweight, barely-there feel on the lips and drying down velvety-matte, it is not only super comfortable, but it is also said to last up to eight total hours. Plus, with a doe-foot applicator, you don’t even have to be fussed about angling your lippie weirdly just to fill in all the nooks and crannies!
Comes in a total of 12 shades ranging from pinks, reds, and nude colours.
Dolce & Gabbana Dolcissimo retails at SGD60 and is exclusively available at Takashimaya Department Store from October 2018.
2. Laneige Tattoo Lip Tint
A formula that is described to have a tattoo-like finish, it is not only super long-lasting, this lip colour also pigments the lips velvety matte (instead of the usual Korean water-tinted gloss!) for a comfortable, light-weight feel when you’re just not in the mood to deal with sticky, heavy lippies on those low maintenance days.
In 10 total shades from pinks, reds, nude-corals and browns, these colours are perfect for the fall season!
3. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish
Most of us can relate to the agonising feeling of having painstakingly spent hour upon hour painting your nails meticulously and FLAWLESSLY, and then smudging it when you touching your nail ever so slightly because you thought it had dried.
Ugh. We’ve all been there, sister.
Which is why we’re so hyped for Sally Hansen’s new formula of its Insta-Dri Nail Polish, a 3-in-1 that doesn’t even require a base or top coat, and best of all? It dries in a mere 60 seconds AND is about three times more effective than its previous formula.
With five new colours added, it now offers a total of 48 colours now, you’ll never have to complain about the lack of variety!
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish retails at SGD4.90 and is available at selected Watsons and Guardian stores.
4. Kiehl’s Herbal Infused Micellar Cleansing Water
Infused with Thyme Essential Oil and Lemon Balm Floral Water, this micellar water not only smells divine, but is also a gentle formula that removes makeup without stripping the skin’s moisture barrier. Plus, it’s also soap-free, and sulfate-free – perfect for those with dry and sensitive skin!
Kiehl’s Herbal-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water will be retailing at SGD45 and will be available at all Kiehl’s stores island wide from October 2018.
5. Sabon Anti-Pollution Skincare Collection
If you’ve been super on the ball about keeping up with new beauty launches, you’ll realise that anti-pollution skincare has become kind of a huge thing.
An entire skincare collection which consists of a foaming cleanser, a toner, a serum, two moisturising facial creams – one with SPF and one without – a night cream, an eye cream, and finally, three different facial masks for different skin types.
With this anti-pollution skincare set, you’ll be ready to take on any harsh environmental stressors – looking at you, haze! – all day, any day. Read more about the collection and about what pollutants do to your skin.
SABON Anti-Pollution Skincare Collection consists of Anti-Pollution Foaming Cleanser (SGD67), Anti-Pollution Facial Toner (SGD77), Anti-Pollution Moisturising Facial Toning Serum (SGD107), Anti-Pollution Moisturising Facial Cream (SGD72), Anti-Pollution Moisturising Facial Cream SPF 15 (SGD77), Anti-Pollution Night Cream (SGD97), Anti-Pollution Eye Cream (SGD67), Anti-Pollution Rich Moisturising Facial Mask (SGD77), Anti-Pollution Facial Care Mask (SGD77), Anti-Pollution Dead Sea Mud Facial Mask (SGD77). These products are available at the SABON boutique at Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre and SABON TANGS at Tang Plaza, Level 1.
6. Philosophy Hands of Hope Hand Cream
Need a pick-me-up for dry hands or damaged cuticles? Pick up Philosophy’s Hands of Hope hand cream, which is infused with shea butter, macadamia nut, aloe vera, and olive oil that’ll leave your hands feeling oh-so-amazing, while also leaving your hands and cuticles healthy, and luminous.
philosophy Hands of Hope retails at SGD15 and is available at Sephora stores and Sephora.sg.
7. Calvin Klein Women
Described as a universal perfume for women, this empowering perfume features woody, floral eucalyptus acorn notes with a burst of citrus with the orange flower notes in the middle.
And, if you thought that the perfume was photographed behind an art gallery of a woman’s eye – you’re wrong – it actually comes with the perfume bottle itself! Created as a form of expression of the female eye looking outwards to the world, and being looked at by others, it portrays how women have been portrayed in art, media, and advertising through the years.
Calvin Klein Women retails at SGD93 (30ml), SGD130 (50ml), SGD165 (100ml), and is available in all leading department stores.
8. Fenty Beauty Rihanna Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil and Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Luminizer in Diamond Milk
If you’ve lurked on social media for even just the teensiest bit, we’re willing to bet you’ve already set your eyes (and heart!) on the gorgeous Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil – a silvery, diamond-like highlighter to be applied wherever the heck you want – and the Gloss Bomb Universal Luminizer in Diamond Milk, a top lip coat to be applied on your lipstick to give it a bit of glittery oomph to your normal, everyday look.
Clearly pandering to all the glitter-lovers out there, this is definitely something you should be putting on your wish list ASAP.
Fenty Beauty Rihanna Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil (SGD56) and the Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Diamond Milk (SGD31) are available in Sephora stores and Sephora.sg.
9. APRILSKIN Real Calendula Skincare Line
If you’re a big fan of APRILSKIN’s Real Calendula Skincare Line, you’ll be pleased to know that they’ve recently launched two new additions to the line! Featuring its Real Calendula Peeling Pad, a gentle yet powerful formula that helps to lift away dead and dull skin, revealing visibly clear, smooth, and radiant skin beneath while calming and hydrating it all at the same time.
The second addition to this skincare line is the Real Calendula Deep Moisture Essence, a gentle exfoliator to be used like a toner, give your skin the exfoliation it needs without irritating it unnecessarily – great for those with dry skin!
APRILSKIN Real Calendula Peeling Pad (SGD29.90) and Deep Moisture Essence (SGD32.90) are available in Guardian retail outlets. You can also buy the Real Calendula Peel Off Pack (SGD23) as a gift set, exclusively at Guardian until 3 October 2018, while stocks last.
10. Verdure Haircare
Thinning hair post-pregnancy or just looking for preventive measures to prevent hair loss? (because there’s no such thing as preventing hair loss too early!) Check out Verdure, a new haircare brand that recently launched on our sunny shores!
With a focus on producing hair products like shampoos and hair growth essence that help improve blood circulation of the scalp, strengthen hair roots, and stimulate hair growth, watch your hair grow back stronger, thicker, and healthier than ever!
The VERDURE HAIR FALL CONTROL SHAMPOO retails for SGD38 and the VERDURE HAIR GROWTH ESSENCE retails at SGD76. They will be available on the official Verdure eShop at and selected salons.
11. Make Up For Ever Glitzy Face Palette
An all-glitz face palette launched by Make Up For Ever to suit all skin tones, take this compact case wherever and touch up whenever – highlight, sculpt, blush, and glitz – a simple four step process in just one palette to glam it alllll up.
Make Up For Ever Glitzy Face Palette retails at SGD99 and is available at Sephora retail stores and Sephora.sg. It is also a limited edition item, and will be available while stocks last.
12. Gucci Bloom Nettare Di Fiori
The more mysterious and sensual sister to the original Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum, it features stronger feminine notes of Rose and Osmanthus, with a sensual blend of Ginger to bring out the femme fatale in you.
Plus, we just love how chic the bottle looks! And we’re sure it’ll sit perfectly on your vanity.
Gucci Bloom Nettare Di Fiori EDP retails at SGD175 (50ml) and SGD253 (100ml). It is available at all department stores and in Sephora retail stores, and Sephora.sg
13. Clinique Cheek Pop Blush
Always wanted that cute, watercolour-like effervescent blush you see your favourite Korean idols spotting in your favourite dramas? Coming in colours like coral, baby pinks, and lavender, get this blush for the healthy, natural, ever-so-slightly tinged glow you’ve always dreamed of!
P.S. We are totally in love with the beautiful flower engraving on the blush. Just saying!
Clinique Cheek Pop Blush retails at SGD40. Ballerina Pop and Blush Pop are already available in stores while Poppy Pop and Sorbet Pop will be available in Sephora stores, Clinique counters in department stores, and Sephora.sg from October 2018.