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2022 hasn’t exactly been an easy year for most of us thus far, which is why beauty brands are paying attention to our needs more than ever.

They’re presenting us with a slew of new launches in August, from multitasking skincare for tired, stressed skin, to bodycare and fragrances to soothe the mind and senses.

There’s no better time to press pause, unwind, and make self-care a priority.

Skincare

Drunk Elephant Ceramighty AF Eye Balm

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Our eyes are the first to show signs of fatigue, which is why Drunk Elephant has crafted a replenishing eye balm to refresh the eye area for a well-rest appearance.

The Ceramighty AF Eye Balm is infused with strengthening ceramides and omega-rich plant oils that deliver deep moisture, such as evening primrose oil, chia seed oil, and flax seed oil – all of which are rich in fatty acids, lipids, and antioxidants to bolster dry skin.

And the “AF” in its name isn’t what you think it is. It actually stands for two key ingredients in the formula: avena sativa extract (a.k.a. oat extract) and vitamin F, which help soothe and strengthen the delicate skin barrier.

Drunk Elephant Ceramighty AF Eye Balm retails for S$86 and will be available at Sephora.sg and at Sephora ION, Ngee Ann City, West Gate, Tampines 1, and NEX Mall from 25 August 2022.

belief Super Knights Multi Vitamin Mask & Clear Soothing Mask

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To support and restore your skin while your body rests, belif has created two superhero sleeping masks that’ll help you wake up to hydrated, revitalised skin.

The Super Knights Multi Vitamin Mask is a creamy formula that recharges the complexion with a unique Multi Vitamin Complex™ to improve the clarity of tired skin. You’ll see a healthier, dewy complexion looking back at you in the mirror the next morning.

Meanwhile, the Super Knight Clear Soothing Mask is perfect for stressed, irritated, and dry skin. It has a cooling sensation upon application, which feels oh-s0-refreshing after a long day. What’s more, it enhances the skin’s ability to protect itself against an onslaught of environmental aggressors.

Even better, you can redeem a 4-pc Super Knights Skin Rescuing Trial Kit and enjoy 5% off Super Knights in-stores! While stocks last, terms and conditions apply.

There are online deals to snag too. You can enjoy the Super Knights Multi Vitamin Mask Bundle for S$48 here, or the Super Knights Clear Soothing Mask Bundle for S$48 here.

Super Knights Multi Vitamin Mask retails for S$55 (75ml) while Super Knights Clear Soothing Mask retails for S$55 (75ml), available at selected THEFACESHOP – Nature Collection retail stores, online at THEFACESHOP – Nature Collection e-Store, and the official belif stores on Shopee and Lazada.

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Brightening line

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To simplify our skincare routines, Sulwhasoo presents the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Brightening line, two new multitasking products that’ll leave your skin with the most gorgeous glow.

Meet the Concentrated Ginseng Brightening Serum and Concentrated Ginseng Brightening Spot Ampoule, brightening solutions that tap into the power of two active ingredients – the brand’s iconic Ginsenomics™ to firm the skin and Melasolv™, a powerful brightening complex developed by AMOREPACIFIC.

Both ingredients work synergistically to not only address pigmentation issues, but overall ageing concerns too.

On 30 July 2022, Sulwhasoo will be celebrating Super Brand Day on Shopee with this exclusive launch. Enjoy up to 15% off storewide on launch day and receive an additional deluxe 3-piece gift set (worth S$61) with every purchase of the new Concentrated Brightening products!

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Brightening Serum retails for S$275 (5oml) while Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Brightening Spot Ampoule retails for S$155 (20g), available at all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters from 1 August 2022.

su:m37° Secret Multi Balm

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Hopping on the new Korean skincare trend of balm sticks, South Korea’s premium skincare brand and fermentation experts have launched the new Secret Multi Balm – a convenient multitasking skincare stick.

Designed to address a multitude of concerns, su:m37° Secret Multi Balm targets wrinkles, tired-looking eyes, dry lips, nails, elbows, and practically anywhere else that needs a kiss of hydration. The balm transforms from wax to butter and then oil to deeply nourish your skin.

It’s carefully formulated with plant-derived fermented ingredients, such as the LG H&H exclusive and patented Cedrol, alpha-bisabolol, and Mortierella oil to hydrate and brighten the skin.

You can use it before applying makeup for a smooth, moisturised base, after, or as often as you please.

su:m37° Secret Multi Balm retails for S$46 and will be available at all su:m37° counters in stores and online on TANGS.com.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Daily Moisturizer

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Why splurge on separate skincare products when you can have a multitasking daily moisturiser that hydrates, brightens, and smooths your complexion?

Dr. Dennis Gross’ latest Alpha Beta® Daily Moisturizer simplifies all routines with a new lightweight moisturiser that’s great for all skin types.

It’s formulated with a cocktail of ingredients, such as squalene and ceramides to strengthen the skin barrier, as well as AHAs and BHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids and beta-hydroxy acids) to brighten and even out your overall skin tone.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Daily Moisturizer retails for S$104 (50ml) in-stores at Sephora and on Sephora.sg.

Makeup

MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Velvet Blur Slim Stick

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Love MAC’s Powder Kiss lippies? Then you’ll fall head over heels for the new Powder Kiss Velvet Blur Slim Stick.

The slim packaging houses a formula that’s even more pigmented than before. A single swipe grants you a bold punch of colour and velvety soft texture that lasts for up to 12 hours.

Plus, you won’t have to worry about it fading or feathering throughout the day. Despite having a soft-matte finish, these full-coverage shades hydrate the lips instantly and over time, so you won’t end up with flaky lips by midday.

The lippie comes in 12 shades, including the popular “cinnamon tea” hue that went viral on RED, China’s Instagram.

MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Velvet Blur Slim Stick retails for S$46 at Sephora.sg and MAC counters islandwide. 

Dior Forever Natural Velvet

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Ultra-comfy and velvety, Dior has reinvented the powder foundation with the Dior Forever Natural Velvet. This next-generation compact foundation is created to suit different skin tones and lifestyles.

Made with 90% natural-origin ingredients like rose wax and iconic floral extracts of rose, iris, wild pansy, and nasturtium, the formula refines the look of pores while maintaining skin hydration, visibly improving your skin’s quality and comfort, day after day.

You’ll be pleased to know that the lightweight, transfer-proof powder foundation was put to the test in real-life conditions by active women all over the world.

The result? Makeup that lasted for 24 hours, resistant to signs of fatigue, stress, transfer, and conditions of extreme heat and humidity – perfect for our local weather.

Dior Forever Natural Velvet retails for S$116 at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters, also available online on Dior Beauty Online Boutique.

THEFACESHOP fmgt Lip Blurrism

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If you love a lippie with a velvety feel and a blurred, soft-focus finish, you’ll adore THEFACESHOP’s new fmgt Lip Blurrism.

Available in eight shades, the lip tint refreshes dry lips with moringa seed and a curated blend of herbs like chamomile, sage, and rosemary, while it grants you smudge-proof, pigmented colour that lasts.

The lip tints also come scented with fruity fragrances like sweet orange and mango, so you’ll look forward to every application.

THEFACESHOP fmgt Lip Blurrism retails for S$20 (5ml), exclusively at all THEFACESHOP retail stores.

YSL Beauty Touche Éclat Glow-Pact Cushion & Lash Clash

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Get glowing from dawn till dusk with YSL Beauty’s new Touche Éclat Glow-Pact Cushion. It’s the very first cushion that flexes mesh technology from YSL’s famous foundation family to give you that coveted glow.

It instantly lights up your complexion and delivers high coverage with lasting comfort – up to 24 hours of hydration, in fact. The cushion is available in four shades that are chosen to suit Asian skin tones.

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The luxury beauty brand is also introducing a new 24-hour wear mascara that promises massive volume in a ultra-sleek black packaging. Its patent-pending brush lets you build bigger lashes like no other, giving you up to +200% volume instantly.

YSL Touche Éclat Glow-Pact Cushion retails for S$110 and S$65 (refill), available islandwide and YSL Beauty online on 1 August 2022. 

The Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara retails for S$55 and is now available islandwide and on YSL Beauty online.

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Summer 2022 collection

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Inspired by Tom Ford’s Private Blend fragrance, Soleil Brûlant, the Soleil Summer 2022 collection seeks to drench you in opulent, golden sunrays.

The range includes four stunning makeup products:

  • Soleil Sheer Cheek Duo in Èclat Nu (S$132): A highlighter and blush duo that creates a sunlit glow with its peachy hue, while the rosy shade imparts a perfect touch of warmth to the skin. Use the shades alone or together for a natural dimension.
  • Soleil Lip Blush (S$84): This moisturising lipstick balm glides on clear and transforms into a natural pink stain on the lips that lasts. With luxurious gold flecks suspended within the clear bullet, every application is a satisfying experience to indulge in.
  • Soleil Ultra-Shine Lip Color (S$84): A lipstick that combines the gleam of a lip gloss and the rich emollience of a lip balm. It also coats the lips in a creamy tint. Available in five shades: Aphrodite, Sweet Spot, Été Brûlant, Nudiste and Riviera.
  • Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette (S$255): This palette houses two rose-gold blushers and four shimmering eyeshadows that mimic the sun’s reflective glow. Each formula is finely milled for effortless blending.

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Summer 2022 collection is available at TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya Department Store, Sephora, and Sephora.sg.

Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lipstick and Lip Liner

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We love long-lasting lip colour, so to make things easier for us, Rare Beauty has created two products that’ll help us flaunt a gorgeous pout for longer.

Creamy and waterproof, the new Kind Words Matte Lip Liner glides on like a dream to shape and define your lips with rich colour that lasts. The formula not only stays put all day without smudging, but it also helps keep your lipstick in place.

Follow up with the Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lipstick, a buttery, pigmented lipstick that imparts plush colour and a soft matte finish. You’ll be left with plump, nourished lips that last for hours on end.

Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lip Liner retails for S$25 while Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lipstick retails for S$32 at Sephora stores, online at Sephora.sg, and in-app.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Blush and Lip Glacé Balm Gloss

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Inspired by Laura Mercier’s iconic Tinted Moisturizer, the new Tinted Moisturizer Blush combines skincare with makeup to give you the perfect flush.

It boasts 12 hours of weightless hydration to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy all day long. Raspberry seed oil in the formula nourishes and conditions dry skin while prickly pear extract binds water to the skin for the ultimate dose of hydration.

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The brand has also debuted its Lip Glacé Balm Gloss, a clever lip formula that fuses the shine of a gloss with the comfort of a lip balm.

Infused with French rose extract, the non-sticky formula delivers 24-hour colour and moisture to keep your lips feeling smooth, soft, and glossy all day.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Blush retails for S$48 while Lip Glacé Balm Gloss retails for S$45 on Sephora.

Haircare

Liese Creamy Bubble Color

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Liese’s Creamy Bubble Color now comes in three new shades: Chiffon Brown, Berry Pink, and Olive Ash.

Chiffon Brown is a soft, warm natural brown that’s a little lighter in colour next to the crowd favourite Milk Tea Brown. There’s also Berry Pink, a warm pink brown that’s specially developed to complement Asian skin tones.

And finally, there’s Olive Ash, a matte ash that cancels out red and orange undertones. If you aren’t sure which one to go for, you can try it on virtually to see which shade best suits you.

Liese Creamy Bubble Color retails for S$19.90 each, available at other leading pharmacies, personal care stores, and supermarkets.

Shiseido Professional SUBLIMIC Airy Flow Mask

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Available in two versions for thick and unruly hair, the upgraded SUBLIMIC Airy Flow range from Shiseido Professional uses Thermal Flow-Motion System technology, which creates softness from the hair’s core and maintains moisture balance.

This way, it’s able to rebuild and restore the inner structure of unruly, wavy hair for longer. A star product from the series is the SUBLIMIC Airy Flow Mask, available for both types of unruly hair.

Developed with the new Thermo-Shaping Complex technology, the two hair masks intensively repair the hair cuticles, making it more resistant to heat so that it’s easier to style. It also helps to smooth frizz and flyaways, which makes the masks perfect for our humid climate.

Shiseido Professional SUBLIMIC Airy Flow Mask retails for S$66 at selected Shiseido Professional partner salons.

Bodycare & fragrances

Jo Malone London Night Collection

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Jo Malone London has just launched The Night collection, featuring two new scents that’ll create a relaxing ambience and help you unwind.

Lavender & Moonflower is a soothing, aromatic English lavender that’s wrapped with white musk and moonflowers, available as a pillow mist (S$78), home candle (S$120), and diffuser (S$167).

Meanwhile, Moonlit Camomile opens with fresh English camomile before unveiling blue moonflowers and white musk. The scent is available as a cologne (S$240) and pillow mist (S$78), so you can complement the evening wherever it takes you.

Jo Malone London The Night Collection is available in all Jo Malone London stores, selected Sephora outlets, and Sephora.sg or via Jo Malone London Concierge Service.

The Body Shop Sleep range

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The Body Shop has just launched its new wellness collection, which features vegan-certified formulas that are made with 100% natural and biodegradable essentials oils.

We’re particularly loving the Sleep range. It’s a four-step routine that lulls you to sleep and wake up feeling more energised, all thanks to lavender sourced from the plateau of Haute-Provence as well as vetiver from Madagascar.

Start by cleansing with The Body Shop Sleep Relaxing Hair & Body Wash. Then, slather on the Sleep Balmy Body Cream to calm your senses. Before you hit the hay, spritz  the Sleep Calming Pillow Mist for the ultimate relaxing experience.

If you’d like to amp up the experience and prepare youself for deep slumber, dab some of the Sleep Essential Oil Blend on your pulse points.

The brand also launched two collections alongside its Sleep range: Boost, which reenergises the body with a sunny and citrusy scent, and Breathe, eucalyptus-infused products that clears the busy mind.

The Body Shop Sleep range retails from S$26 to S$49, now available at Shopee, Lazada, and The Body Shop stores island-wide.

L’OCCITANE Almond Supple Skin Oil

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If you know or are someone who wants to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, try L’OCCITANE’s new Almond Supple Skin Oil. It’s clinically proven to target four dimensions of stretch marks: length, width, depth, and colour, visibly reducing the look of stretch marks in just eight weeks.

It does so thanks to provencal sweet almond, a vitamin E-rich ingredient that softens and smooths the skin. We hear that it works on older stretch marks too. In fact, 96% of testers vouch for it – pretty impressive!

L’OCCITANE Almond Supple Skin Oil retails for S$75 at L’Occitane. It is also part of the Almond Body Care Routine Bundle (S$114).

Tom Ford Soleil Brûlant Shimmering Body Oil

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Part of Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Summer 2022 collection, the Soleil Brûlant Shimmering Body Oil is a silky and lightweight oil that’s meant to give you that sun-soaked, holiday gleam.

You can apply this oil on damp or dry skin, use it alone, or layered under a scent to enhance your fragrance.

Tom Ford Soleil Brûlant Shimmering Body Oil retails for S$175 (100ml) at TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya Department Store, Sephora, and Sephora.sg.

Dunhill Driven Eau de Parfum

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Looking for a new men’s perfume for yourself or a special someone? Take a whiff of Dunhill’s newest fragrance.

Created under the direction of perfumer Dave Apel, the new fragrance is a woody citrus floral blend that whisks notes of bergamot, lime, cardamom, cinnamon, cedarwood, and musk together for a modern dry down that balances confidence with ease.

Dunhill Driven retails for S$79 (60ml) and S$115 (100ml) at BHG, TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya, Metro.

LOEWE Cucumber Candle

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Artisan perfumer Nuria Cruelles and LOEWE’s global brand ambassador Leo Wu teamed up to develop the new LOEWE scent.

The glazed, pale green terracotta vessel houses an intense aquatic fragrance that’s reminiscent of ripe, juicy cucumber, sprinkled with fresh mint notes for an energising experience.

The LOEWE Cucumber Candle retails for S$134 is now available in selected stores, on Perfumesloewe.com and Loewe.com.