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And just like that, we’re three months into 2022. We’ve got reasons to celebrate too, now that larger-scale social events can resume, group size limits have doubled, and mask-wearing is optional outdoors.

That means we’re able to flaunt our makeup looks as we roam the streets and gather with loved ones, and what better way to do so than stock up on some of the latest beauty products that are about to hit the shelves next month?

From an array of advanced sunscreens that offer enhanced protection to arresting eyeshadows and lush lippies, check out the most exciting drops that are coming soon.

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Skincare

1. KOSÉ Sekkisei Clear Wellness UV Defense range

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Kose Sekkisei has launched a new sunscreen range that harnesses the power of ITOWA, a proprietary ingredient sourced from Japan’s rich natural environment. It boosts the skin’s resilience by strengthening your skin’s barrier as it hydrates and protects against the drying effects of UV rays.

To cater to various different lifestyles and changing needs, the brand has formulated four types of sunscreens – all designed to shield the skin from harsh sun exposure while being extra gentle on the skin.

KOSÉ Sekkisei Clear Wellness UV Defense range is available at Welcia-BHG and KOSÉ Shopee.

2. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen SPF 50

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Meet the newest member of Glow Recipe’s family: the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen. This lightweight fluid contains a blend of mineral and chemical filters to provide the best sun protection.

Antioxidant-rich watermelon is the star ingredient here, further bolstered by aloe vera, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid, which work to soothe, brighten, and hydrate the skin.

You won’t experience any greasiness or white cast with this one – only a dewy glow and optimal sun protection.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen SPF 50 will be available at Sephora from 21 April 2022. Price TBC. 

3. Allies of Skin Molecular Barrier Recovery Cream Balm

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If your skin is feeling dry, tight, irritated, and in need of instant comfort, look no further than Allies of Skin’s new Molecular Barrier Recovery Cream Balm.

It’s designed to be a leave-on, overnight treatment that soothes and repairs compromised and post-procedure skin. Formulated with adaptogen 2% MossCellTec, oat protein & ATP, panthenol, palmitoyl tripeptide-8, and niacinamide, the balm-to-cream texture melts into the skin and speeds up cell regeneration for stronger, healthier skin.

Allies of Skin Molecular Barrier Recovery Cream Balm retails for S$130, now available on Allies of Skin and at Sephora from 21 April.

4. Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk SPF 50+ PA++++

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Those who are already fans of Anessa’s Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk will be pleased to know that the brand has reformulated it with enhanced protection!

The formula now boasts a new Auto Booster Technology that strengthens UV protection when it comes into contact with sweat, water, heat and humidity, so your sun protection gets even stronger while you’re out and about.

With a 50% skincare formulation, the new sunscreen milk also hydrates and nourishes the skin with collagen and super hyaluronic acid, keeping your complexion bright and plump. There’s even a beautifying powder added to the blend, which creates a smooth finish on your skin for a soft-focus finish.

You’ll also love the new fruity and floral scent that the sunscreen has, thanks to notes of apple, bergamot, pear, and grapefruit.

Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ retails for S$41.90 (60ml) or S$14.90 (20ml) at Watsons, Don Don Donki, Welcia, Fairprice, and online at Watsons Online, Anessa Lazada, Anessa Shopee, iShopChangi, KrisShop, and Fairprice.

5. HERA UV Protector Multi-Defense And Tone-Up SPF50+/PA++++

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To grant you full coverage sun protection, HERA has launched two new sunscreens: the UV Protector Multi-Defense SPF50+/PA++++ and UV Protector Tone-Up SPF50+/PA++++.

Besides protecting your complexion against harmful UV damage, both sunscreens also combat numerous skin concerns – from anti-ageing to dullness.

They provide five layers of protection to keep your skin looking youthful and flawless, all thanks to their ability to protect the skin from blue light, infra-red, and ultrafine dust.

HERA UV Protector Multi-Defense And Tone-Up SPF50+/PA++++ retails for S$50 (50ml) each at HERA’s online store and HERA Official Store on Lazada

6. CHANEL SUBLIMAGE L’ESSENCE FONDAMENTALE YEUX

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CHANEL’s latest eye cream restores your delicate eye area in three clever ways: it helps your skin self-regenerate, illuminates the eyes by reducing the look of dark eye circles, and leaves your lashes and brows visibly denser.

It’s able to achieve those effects thanks to polyfractioned vanilla planifolia, a unique variety of vanilla grown in Madagascar that has become the SUBLIMAGE line’s star ingredient for a good reason. It boasts a wealth of active components that help smooth the eye area, reducing wrinkles and fine lines as well as firming the eyelids and under-eye area.

CHANEL SUBLIMAGE L’ESSENCE FONDAMENTALE YEUX retails for S$351 (15ml) at CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty Boutiques in ION Orchard, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, VivoCity, and JEM as well as on the CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty E-Shop. It will be available from 31 March 2022 at all CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty counters. 

7. The Inkey List Omega Water Cream

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If you adore gel-cream moisturisers that hydrate without leaving a trace of stickiness or oiliness on your skin, try The Inkey List’s Omega Water Cream.

Apart from humectants that pull hydration to your skin, the formula contains the brand’s Omega Ceramide Complex, which is rich in omegas 3, 6, and 9 to firm, moisturise, and boost your skin’s elasticity. There’s also niacinamide to regulate oil production, reduce redness, and prevent breakouts.

The Inkey List Omega Water Cream retails for S$15, available at Sephora from 21 April. 

8. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum EX

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Notice tiny little gold capsules in Sulwhasoo’s new Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum EX? Well, those are the brand’s patented Ginsenomics™ capsules, of which there are 100,000 of them in a single bottle.

Each capsule houses a blend of ginseng seed oil, lipids (fats), Ginsenomics™, and ginseng retinol, which work together to address damage caused by microscopic irritations that our skin is constantly exposed to these days – be it from mask-wear, UV exposure, fatigue, stress, or unhealthy lifestyle habits.

The improved formula supports and ups your skin’s autogenic power in order to restore its vitality and erase visible signs of ageing for supple, youthful-looking skin.

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum EX retails for S$275 (50ml) is available at all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters.

Makeup

10. NARS Light Reflecting Foundation

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Fusing the benefits of skincare with makeup, NARS’ latest foundation smooths the appearance of textured skin as it hides blemishes, dark spots, and redness. It improves your skin’s clarity after six weeks of daily use, even after you’ve removed your full beat.

That’s because the vegan formula is comprised of 70% skincare ingredients that strengthen the skin and enhance its overall luminosity. They even help to defend against environmental aggressors and blue light.

If you like a foundation with a natural finish, you’ll love its medium buildable coverage that gives you breathable, all-day wear. It also uses Photochromic Technology that adjusts your complexion tone depending on the intensity of light, so you’ll never appear washed out.

NARS Light Reflection Foundation retails for S$78 (16 shades) in NARS boutiques islandwide and Sephora.

11. Dior Backstage Face & Body Flash Perfector Concealer

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Peter Philips, creative and image director of Dior Makeup, created the Dior Backstage collection to share his secrets from behind the scenes at runway shows and make them easily accessible to everyone.

Now, the collection is welcoming a new addition that perfectly complements the cult-favourite Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation – the Dior Backstage Face & Body Flash Perfector Concealer.

This multi-use corrector comes with a precision brush applicator that was inspired by the creative director’s need for efficiency backstage. The new concealer delivers high coverage and natural luminosity, doubling up as a highlighter and much more.

Dior Backstage Face & Body Flash Perfector Concealer is priced at S$54 (10 shades) and will be available at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters from 1 April 2022. It will also be available online on Dior Beauty Online Boutique, Sephora, and Tangs.

12. Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Vol. 6

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You’ll be the centre of any party you’re at with this ultra-versatile palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. With 25 shades, the eyeshadow palette offers professional-grade pigments that pack a punch of colour as they glide onto your lids easily. This allows both novices and experts to step up their creativity.

Just like the other Norvina creations, the eyeshadows do not contain parabens, gluten, phthalates, and sulfates, so those with sensitive eyes can play with different eye looks without worry.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 6 for Face and Body retails for S$105 at Sephora from 5 April 2022.

13. Chantecaille Lip Chic

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Partnering with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), which uses scientific findings to save giraffes in the wild, Chantecaille aims to use its platform to give giraffes a voice.

This is why you’ll see giraffe designs gracing the packaging of their Spring 2022 collection, including the new Lip Chic. Lightweight and glossy, the smoothing formula contains hyaluronic acid to leave your lips extra soft, hydrated, and nourished.

The emollient lip formula also offers a flattering pop of colour, and is now available in three neutral hues inspired by the colours of sand, trees, lush blooming bushes, and pink sunsets of Namibia.

Freesia is a gorgeous mauve rose, Willow is a sophisticated cool pink, while Jasmine is a neutral soft peach.

Chantecaille Lip Chic retails for S$82 at TANGS at Tang Plaza and Takashimaya Department Store.

Hair

14. Dyson Airwrap™ multi-styler

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Dyson has introduced its next-generation Dyson Airwrap™, which has been upgraded for faster, quicker styling sans extreme heat, so you’ll enjoy smooth, shiny, curled or wavy tresses. It presents three new attachments too:

  • Coanda smoothing dryer sees multiple modes in one attachment, so you can quickly take your hair from wet to damp using the pre-style mode or finish your look by taming flyaways with the smoothing mode.
  • Along with the enhanced Coanda airflow, the firm and soft brushes help give you better control, so that you can achieve a straighter style faster.
  • Airwrap barrels let you switch airflow direction as you style to reduce styling time and create natural, voluminous curls.

Check out our editor’s full review of the new Dyson Airwrap™ here!

The new Dyson Airwrap™ multi-styler retails for S$849 at Dyson Demo Stores.

15. The Powder Shampoo Purifying & Regulating Shampoo For Oily Scalp & Limp Hair

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A new homegrown vegan haircare brand, The Powder Shampoo helps you achieve a healthy scalp and lustrous hair by treading lightly on our environment. Each formula contains zero water and is housed in recyclable aluminium packaging that can be refilled – a smarter, more sustainable way to care for your hair.

The Purifying & Regulating Shampoo is infused with Thyme-Capsuled™ as well as pre- and probiotics to promote hair growth and restore scalp balance. Mint essential oil boosts circulation, papaya enzyme breaks up build-up, and zinc PCA prevents bacteria and fungal growth for a refreshed scalp and happier tresses.

The Powder Shampoo Purifying & Regulating Shampoo For Oily Scalp & Limp Hair retails for S$39.90 at The Powder Shampoo.

Fragrances

16. Aesop and Rick Owens Stoic Aromatique Candles

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American fashion designer Rick Owens has teamed up with Aesop to create the Stoic Aromatique Candle – a fresh, spicy, and herbaceous scent that sits in a ceramic vessel inspired by modern sculptures. The candle bears hints of black pepper and is grounded by earthy vetiver that makes for a warm and woody base.

The limited-edition Aesop and Rick Owens Stoic Aromatique Candles retail for S$60 (65g), S$135 (240g), and S$300 (620g), available at Aesop Ngee Ann City.

17. Narciso Rodriguez Musc Noir Rose

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The new Musc Noir Rose is an amber floral scent that embraces a bouquet of tuberose at its heart. The creamy fragrance opens with notes of Italian bergamot and pink peppercorn, paving the way for musc, luscious plum, and an addictive base of vanilla. This sweetness is balanced by leather suede accords and earthy Indonesian patchouli.

Narciso Rodriguez Musc Noir Rose retails for S$106 (30ml), S$161 (50ml), and S$207 (100ml). The 30ml and 100ml versions are now available at Metro Paragon and Causeway Point, Takashimaya, Tangs Orchard and Tangs VivoCity, BHG Bugis, and Sephora.

18. Narciso Rodriguez Bleu Noir Parfum

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There’s a new Narciso Rodriguez fragrance for the gentlemen too. Bleu Noir Parfum is laced with notes of iris, sensual musc, and woody cypress. Crisp citrus top notes of Italian bergamot and mandarin are sweetened by intoxicating tonka bean before they unfurl to reveal a base of suede leather accords, warm sandalwood, and earthy vetiver.

Narciso Rodriguez Bleu Noir Parfum retails for S$130 (50ml) and S$178 (100ml) at Metro Paragon and Causeway Point, Takashimaya, Tangs Orchard and Tangs VivoCity, and BHG Bugis.

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