Not that we needed an excuse to add more beauty products to our vanity table, but with Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day on the horizon, there’s simply no better time to splurge.
With the anticipation of the back-to-back festivities thick in the air, these new beauty products are all about looking your best with minimal effort. Beauty brands are bringing back lipsticks in gorgeous shades and finishes, as well as complexion-perfecting skincare and makeup.
You’ll have plenty to look forward to. Here are the beauty products we can’t wait to get our hands on this February.
Drunk Elephant A-Gloei™ Maretinol Oil
High-strength retinol serums can be intimidating, especially for those with dry and sensitive skin. However, Drunk Elephant’s new A-Gloei™ Maretinol Oil aims to change your mind about the powerhouse ingredient.
This skin-smoothing treatment whisks a gentle dose of vegan retinol into a lightweight blend of virgin marula oil and ceramides to refine your skin’s texture, minimising the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. It does all of that while locking in moisture to restore your skin’s glow.
Designed for both new and experienced retinol users, the antioxidant- and omega-rich oil gently delivers retinol to the skin, so rest assured, you won’t be left with redness or irritation. Simply apply two to three drops onto clean, dry skin morning or night. If used in the morning, make sure you follow up with a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
Drunk Elephant A-Gloei Maretinol Oil retails for S$105 and will be launched on 3 February 2022 on Sephora.sg and at selected Sephora stores.
Supergoop! Daily Dose Vitamin C + SPF 40 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Serum
The newest product in Supergoop!’s SPF-meets-skincare collection, the Daily Dose Vitamin C + SPF 40 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Serum combines chemical SPF and brightening vitamin C.
This product tackles hyperpigmentation and discolouration that often accompanies UV exposure, especially since it harnesses the brightening benefits of vitamin C to lighten dark scars and uneven skin tone.
You’ll also find other star actives like niacinamide and hyaluronic acid in the formula, alongside unexpected ingredients such as Kakadu plum, a powerhouse antioxidant that protects the skin from blue light, so you can say hello to radiant, glowing skin.
Supergoop! Daily Dose Vitamin C + SPF 40 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Serum S$68 at all Sephora stores islandwide, in-app, and online.
Patchology Serve Chilled Bubbly Eye Gels
Brighten your peepers for any occasion with these champagne-inspired gel eye patches from Patchology. They’re packed with resveratrol, an antioxidant that soothes inflammation; niacinamide, which brightens the skin; and orange extract that’s rich in vitamin C.
Simply pop two of these eye gels on to refresh your eye area fast.
Patchology Serve Chilled Bubbly Eye Gels retail for S$55 (jar of 15 pairs) at Patchology’s official store on Shopee.
Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Mask
It’s 2022 and we’re still battling bouts of maskne, but it might not be like this for long – not with Caudalie’s new Vinopure Purifying mask around.
This purifying mask uses 99% of natural origin ingredients, such as green clay and zinc, to tackle blemishes gently yet effectively. Slather it on cleansed skin twice a week for five minutes for smoother, clearer skin. You can also follow up with the full Vinopure range for optimal results.
Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Mask retails for S$45 at Sephora.sg and in stores.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Intense Wrinkle Cream
Retinol has a bad rap for being harsh and irritating on the skin, but with Dr. Dennis Gross’ new launch, you can bid those worries goodbye. Its patented Phyto-Retinol Blend™ with ferulic acid visibly transforms your skin and repairs the moisture barrier for a younger-looking complexion.
Simply massage the cream on clean, dry skin in the morning and evening. You’ll be surprised to know that it’s designed for AM use, and the ingredients in the cream are tailored to prevent irritation from UV exposure. Of course, you should still follow up with a generous layer of sunscreen with an SPF of 30 and above.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Intense Wrinkle Cream retails for S$114 at Sephora.sg and in stores.
Dior Limited Edition Miss Dior Palette
This is quite possibly the most romantic new beauty launch on our list. The iconic Miss Dior fragrance has been reimagined into a multi-purpose makeup palette, the Miss Dior Palette.
The House’s signature houndstooth check makes an appearance on two eyeshadows, while the dagger bow is engraved delicately onto the pink shade. It features a floral lipcare lipstick with a satin finish, a long-wear blush signed Miss Dior, as well as a glittering topcoat for that extra touch of sparkle.
They’re all housed within a chic metal case that’s marked with the famous Miss Dior label – the most luxurious gift to yourself or a loved one this February.
Dior Limited Edition Miss Dior Palette retails for S$250 on Dior Beauty Online Boutique now and at all Dior Beauty boutiques from 1 February.
Gucci Beauty Sérum De Beauté Fluide Matifiant
Gucci Beauty introduces a mattifying primer that keeps your makeup looking fresh as it cares for your skin. The gel texture glides easily onto the skin and allows foundation to blend effortlessly for a natural, long-wearing finish. You can even wear it alone to blur imperfections and even out your complexion for actual no-makeup perfection.
It’s infused with a sebum-regulating blend of Moambe Jaune Tree extract, salicylic acid, and bamboo powders to control shine, blur the look of large pores, and improve makeup wear.
You’ll find other hydrating ingredients in the formula too, such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Meanwhile, rose centifolia distillate soothes redness and provides an antioxidant boost to the primer.
Gucci Beauty Sérum De Beauté Fluide Matifiant retails for S$90 and is available at Sephora stores, Gucci Beauty counters at Takashimaya, Tangs, BHG and Metro, and online at Takashimaya.com.sg, Tangs.com, BHGSingapore.com.sg, Metro.com.sg, and Sephora.sg.
YSL Beauty VDay 2022 Collector
No luxury beauty collection comes close to the YSL Beauty VDay 2022 Collector. Dressed in plush dévoré velvet in red and black colour codes, each limited edition item begs to be touched.
The revamped Rouge Pur Couture lipstick comes in two star shades: the No 21 Rouge Paradoxe and No 1966 Rouge Libre. Meanwhile, the Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Velvet Radical also celebrates passion in two bestselling shades: No 21 Rouge Paradoxe and No 1966 Rouge Libre – both come with an extreme matte finish.
Completing the limited edition line-up is the Le Cushion Encre De Peau foundation compact. The exclusive velvet design, topped with the Cassandre logo, is a symbol of romance and unparalleled luxury. Even better, each collectible item comes in a 100% recyclable gift set.
YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture VDay 2022 Collector and the Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Velvet Radical VDay 2022 Collector retail for S$60 each, while the Le Cushion Encre de Peau VDay 2022 Collector retails for S$102 each. They’re available at all YSL Beauty stores and the YSL Beauty eBoutique.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte & Satin Lipsticks and Lip Liner
2022 is the year to experiment with lip colours again, starting with Anastasia Beverly Hills’ new Matte & Satin Lipsticks. Both formulas go on smooth and wear comfortably on the lips despite their different finishes. With their intense colour payoff, these lipstick shades will last for hours on end and wow anyone who sees you with your mask off. Plus, there are 18 stunning hues to play with.
To perfect your pout, pair it with the new Lip Liners for precise shaping and contouring. These liners also boast a unique square-shaped design that allows you to sharpen them to a fine point for extra precision. Wear it alone for a velvet matte finish or pair it with a Matte & Satin Lipstick. It also comes in 18 gorgeous shades.
KVD Beauty Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer
If you fell in love with KVD Beauty’s viral Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Foundation Balm, then you’ll adore the brand’s latest innovation: the new Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer. It flaunts the same lightweight, full-coverage finish with long-wear staying power in 32 shades.
Packed with concentrated InterLace Pigments, the concealer spreads and blends seamlessly on the skin for crease-resistant coverage. It’s also infused with antioxidant-rich apple extract to nourish delicate skin as well as raspberry stem cells to provide all-day hydration for all skin types.
Housed in a sleek, ombré black tube, the concealer also features a vial cap that’s crafted from 70% post-consumer recycled materials while the tube and box are fully recyclable – proof of the brand’s dedication to choosing more sustainable packaging.
KVD Beauty Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer retails for S$43. It is launching with 18 shades and will be available online at Sephora.sg on 1 February 2022, and in-stores at Sephora on 4 February 2022.
THEFACESHOP fmgt Lip Glaze
Pucker up this February with THEFACESHOP’s new fmgt Lip Glaze, a collection of six new lip tints with a vibrant, smudge-proof, and glossy yet non-sticky finish. The lightweight, buildable formula lets you start with a natural tint and build colour intensity with every layer.
It has an S-shape applicator that adheres to the natural contours of your lips too, which makes every swipe a sensational experience.
THEFACESHOP fmgt Lip Glaze retails for S$20 at THEFACESHOP retail stores and the official online store.
LUX Luminique x Disney Haircare Range
Marking its second year of collaboration with Disney Princesses, LUX Luminique expands its three bestselling haircare ranges by introducing two new additions to the family: its Botanical Pure and Moist Charge – both dressed in limited edition Disney Princess packaging!
You’ll spot more of your favourite Princesses like Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White in stunning watercolour art. The royal haircare ranges are now powered by 100% natural floral ylang ylang oil. Collected from steam distillation techniques, the ylang ylang essential oil stimulates hair follicles and seals in moisture to keep your tresses smooth and shiny.
Each range is also infused with nourishing ingredients that target common hair concerns, such as dryness, frizz, damage, and even an oily, sensitive scalp.
LUX Luminique x Disney Haircare Botanical Pure, Damage Repair, Happiness Bloom, Moist Charge, and Oasis Calm retail for S$16.90 each (while stocks last).
They are currently available at Shopee and will launch 1 February 2022 at major retailers such as Giant, Cold Storage, FairPrice, Guardian, Watsons, Lazada, and Redmart stores. The Oasis Calm range is also currently available at Shopee but will only be available at major retailers from March 2022 onwards.
Bodycare & Fragrances
Jurlique Exclusive Edition Rose Body Oil
Treat yourself or a loved one to Jurlique’s pampering Exclusive Edition Rose Body Oil this February, now available in double the size. The lightweight oil revitalises the skin with the irresistible scent of rose gallica, grown in the brand’s biodynamic Jurlique Farm.
The body oil replenishes the skin’s moisture with safflower, macadamia, and jojoba oils, leaving your skin soft and silky smooth. In this special edition, Jurlique teamed up with artist Raku Inoue for a gorgeous new floral packaging that’s inspired by the nature he’s foraged.
Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum Roller-Pearl
Can’t go anywhere without your Miss Dior fragrance? Then you’ll be pleased to know that it’s now available in a portable 20ml version. The stunning bottle is as delicate as a jewel, and looks incredibly sensual when you whip it out for a little midday touchup.
If you’re new to the scent, the compact bottle offers you a chance to fall in love with the fragrance too. It bursts with fresh lily of the valley before paving the way for a centifolia rose heart, and then settling down with notes of powdery iris and peony.
Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum Roller-Pearl retails for S$92 (20ml) at all Dior Beauty boutiques, counters, and online on Dior Beauty Online Boutique.
Dior Homme Sport
French perfumer François Demachy revisited one of his most popular creations to give it new substance. The Dior Homme Sport is now tinged with warm notes of amber and spice, enriched with even more wood. The clean, energetic scent is wrapped in citrus and frankincense to create an air of casual elegance that’s sophisticated yet sharp – the perfect gift for any man.
Dior Homme Sport retails for S$130 (75ml) and S$180 (125ml) at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters from 1 February 2022. Also available online on Dior Beauty Online Boutique.