July is just around the corner, which naturally means there are a plethora of new beauty lineups waiting to be released. And whether the intolerable heat continues to scorch our city in the next month, or we’re left to dream of cooler days, we guarantee that these refreshing launches are sure to revivify your summer spirit.

From shade extensions of best-selling products that bring out that sunlit glow, to brand new skincare collections that quench your thirsty skin, here are 24 beauty goodies launching in July that you won’t want to miss!

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Makeup

1. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Universal Lip Luminiser + Plumper

If there’s only one thing from Fenty Beauty that we can keep, that product would be none other than the OG Gloss Bomb. Loved by makeup artists and fans alike, the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer is a cult-favourite lip gloss that delivers an explosive shine while conditioning your pout with added shea butter and vitamin E.

But now imagine all that goodness with an additional plumping effect – because to turn up the summer heat even more, Rihanna is bringing to us her new Gloss Bomb Heat Universal Lip Luminizer + Plumper.

With a hint of tint, no shimmer, and a tantalising blend of ginger root oil and capsicum fruit extract, this gloss is designed to deliver a plump pout while still retaining the same nourishing benefits. On top of that, Gloss Bomb Heat smells deliciously bomb with the signature Gloss Bomb peachy-vanilla scent.

Gloss Bomb Heat Universal Lip Luminizer + Plumper retails at S$37 on the Sephora e-store. It will only be available in-stores at Sephora from 9 September onwards. 

2. BITE Beauty Power Move Soft Matte Lipstick

Though it has just arrived in Singapore last month, BITE Beauty is surprising us with a new drop that we can’t wait to try.

Coming in hot with 20 stunning shades, Power Move Soft Matte Lipstick is their latest clean, vegan, and cruelty-free lipstick collection with nearly three years in the making.

Like its bestselling sister, the Power Move Creamy Matte Crayon, this lippy is packed with superfood ingredients like cocoa butter to condition your lips throughout the day. In addition to its comfortable lightweight and fade-resistant wear, it also delivers a velvety soft blurring effect for a luscious and plush pout.

BITE Beauty Power Move Soft Matte Lipstick retails at S$40 and will be available exclusively at the Sephora e-store from 12 July

3. Charlotte Tilbury Invisible UV Flawless Poreless Primer SPF50 and Eyes To Mesmerise eyeshadow pots

With most of our meetings going virtual, this calls for a Zoom-friendly update to our makeup routines. Light up your face with Charlotte Tilbury’s latest products, the Invisible Flawless Poreless Primer SPF50 (above) and Eyes To Mesmerise (below).

Invisible Flawless Poreless Primer SPF50 is a 2-in-1 primer and sunscreen that keeps your skin protected from UVA and UVB rays that can damage your skin even when you’re indoors. It is enriched with Collalift 18, an African Mahogany tree bark extract that gives the skin a smooth and pore-minimising finish.

Eyes To Mesmerise is an easy-to-use single-pot eyeshadow that will brighten up those tired eyes with one swipe. Featuring Charlotte’s infamous Pillow Talk (dusty-pink) and Walk of No Shame (berry rose) shades, the eyeshadow gives a bedazzling shimmer effect that can be seen even on screen!

Charlotte Tilbury Invisible Flawless Poreless Primer SPF50 and Eyes To Mesmerise retail at S$86 and S$46 respectively. They will be available at the Sephora e-store and selected Sephora stores from 8 July

4. Clarins Everlasting Foundation and Concealer

With masks being a fashion staple now, many of us are still on the hunt for a smudge-proof makeup base that stays fresh all day. You’ll be glad to know the search is finally over with Clarins’ latest Everlasting Foundation (above) and Concealer (below).

Be it perspiration or humidity, the Everlasting duo will counter all sorts of obstacles the summer heat might bring while maintaining a natural-looking complexion. Each product in the Everlasting range has a full-coverage, matte finish, yet feels super lightweight on your skin.

On top of that, they are nourished with organic quinoa extract to hydrate and protect the skin’s barrier so you don’t have to worry about any flakiness.

Expect a luminous glow and the perfect canvas when you pair these two products together. With 13 Everlasting Foundation shades and five Everlasting Concealer shades ranging across different intensities and undertones, you’ll be sure to find a perfect match!

Clarins Everlasting Foundation and Concealer retail at S$65 and S$45 respectively. They are available at all Clarins boutiques, counters, and Clarins’ e-store

5. Dior Forever Skin Glow Cushion and Couture Luminizer

Dior’s ultimate skin-perfecting Dior Forever collection is expanding, and we’re here for it. This July, achieve a high perfection radiant complexion with Dior’s two brand new products, Dior Forever Skin Glow Cushion (above) and Dior Forever Couture Luminizer (below).

Dior Forever Skin Glow Cushion is an ultra-glow longwear update of their iconic cushion foundation that comes in three shades (0N, 1N, 2N). Not only does it have the same 24-hour wear and wild pansy extract for an extra-hydrating formula, but it also delivers a stunningly natural, glowy finish thanks to its light-reflective pigments.

Dior Forever Couture Luminizer is a longwear illuminating powder that gives the skin an iridescent glow in four dazzling shades (01 Nude Glow, 02 Pink Glow, 03 Pearlescent Glow, 06 Coral Glow). Also infused with wild pansy extract, its creamy formula provides sensational comfort while preserving the skin’s hydration all day.

Dior Forever Skin Glow Cushion and Dior Forever Couture Luminizer retail for S$93 and S$88 respectively. They will be available at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters from 1 July.

6. ETUDE x Cho Hyojin Contour Powder

Last month, we saw ETUDE’s Cica Relief Toner line join their extensive skincare range. But this month, they’re going back to makeup basics with the launch of a contour palette.

In collaboration with famous K-Beauty Youtuber Cho Hyojin (you might have seen her viral True Beauty Jugyeong makeup transformation video), ETUDE has come out with a natural Contour Powder that includes two neutral shades suited for light to medium skin tones.

The palette range also comes with three 100% synthetic brushes that are crafted specifically for your eyes, nose, and jawline. This beginner-friendly set will help you achieve a perfect natural contour definition without any effort at all.

Contour Powder and Brush set with an exclusive handheld mirror designed by Hyojin retails at S$25.90. They will be available at all ETUDE stores islandwide, Etude’s e-store, Shopee, and Lazada

7. KVD Beauty ModCon Liquid-Gel Blush

Get a head start on your warm-weather glow with KVD Beauty’s ModCon Liquid-Gel Blush. With a glossy, lightweight texture that delivers bold, shimmer-free colour, this liquid blush will help you fake those sun-kissed cheeks sans sun damage.

Not only does it go on streak-free, but it also retains moisture for a moisturised and dewy look that lasts all day. It is available in four gorgeous shades: Dewality, Glowlita, Glasscade, and Luminary. Did we mention these formulas are 100% vegan and cruelty-free?

KVD Beauty ModCon Liquid-Gel Blush retails at S$38 and is available at all Sephora stores islandwide and the Sephora e-store

8. Perfect Diary ReadMe Lipstain

Want to hop on the “caramel coffee” lipstick bandwagon? You can do so with Perfect Diary’s ReadMe Lipstain in 006 Hug Me.

The lip stain features a velvety lightweight formula to give you an effortless blurred lip look that lasts all day. It comes in eight soft matte shades and six glossy ones.

Perfect Diary ReadMe Lipstain retails at S$16.90 and is available on Shopee

9. Sunnies Face Eyecrayon

If you’ve not heard of Sunnies Face before, they are a Manila-based beauty brand that gained massive hype for their Glossier aesthetic, but at a much more affordable price point.

This time, they’re dropping a creamy matte do-it-all eyeshadow stick in ten neutral hues that flatter almost every skin tone. Featuring a built-in sharpener, you’ll be able to twist up and glide the weightless Eyecrayon all over your lids even when you’re on the go.

Add a sheer wash of colour to your lids or amp it up with a more intense colour with these buildable shades. Vitamins  E, C, and squalane in the formula also help nourish your skin and prevent any midday creasing.

Sunnies Face Eyecrayon retails at S$15.99 and is available on Shopee

Skincare

10. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial

If you’re looking to detoxify your skin without drying it out, Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial is the one product you need in your routine.

Unlike traditional clay masks, this creamy and luxurious five-minute clay mask treatment does not dry down. Instead, its whipped texture leaves the skin clear, decongested, but still hydrated and plump, so it’s great even for dry or sensitive skin.

Just like the rest of the coveted Watermelon Glow line, this product is infused with the same watermelon enzymes from fermented watermelon as well as PHA, BHA, and ultra-fine blueberry seed powder for gentle exfoliation. Of course, it also has that signature yummy watermelon scent – you’ll have a hard time trying not to eat it off.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial retails at S$60 and is available on the Sephora e-store

11. Bio-essence Bio-Age’Luxe Pro-Intensive Eye+ Therapy

Part of Bio-essence’s new Bio-Age’Luxe collection, this duo combines a retinoid-infused eye serum with an LED-powered applicator tool to help you restore youthful, smoother skin around your eyes.

Utilising cutting-edge technology, the Duo-LED Eye Optimizer vibrates 18,000 times per minute to help the eye serum penetrate better into your skin, while Blue and Red LED lights provide anti-bacterial and skin renewal benefits, promising visible eye bag reduction in just eight days!

Bio-essence Bio-Age’Luxe Pro-Intensive Eye+ Therapy retails at S$59.90. They are available at Bio-essence’s e-store, C K Department Store, Guardian, NTUC Fairprice, OG, Watsons, Shopee, and selected cosmetic houses. 

12. Caudalie Grape Water Gel Moisturiser

Part of Caudalie’s Vinosource-Hydra range, Vinosource-Hydra Grape Water Gel Moisturizer is a lightweight gel-cream moisturiser that keeps your skin moisturised for up to 24 hours. It absorbs fast to leave behind a dewy supple finish that makes a great makeup base.

Its star ingredient, natural prebiotic grape water, is enriched with polysaccharides, minerals, and antioxidants that fight against free radicals as it soothes sensitive skin. We recommend this for people with normal to combination skin.

Caudalie Grape Water Gel Moisturiser retails at S$55 and is available at all Sephora stores islandwide now and the Sephora e-store.

13. Dr Dennis Gross All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF30

For those who aren’t acquainted with Dr Dennis Gross, he is a practising dermatologist with over 25 years of experience under his belt. So when he came out with this All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, we had to check it out, stat.

This sunscreen helps protect the skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays and premature skin ageing. Plus, it won’t leave a trace of white cast and it won’t leave your skin feeling greasy.

It is also packed with antioxidants such as bearberry, sea buckthorn, lingonberry, and Dr Gross’s signature ferulic acid (a form of vitamin C) to prevent the onset of dark spots and pigmentation. This oil- and fragrance-free sunscreen is great for all skin types with its fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula.

Dr Dennis Gross All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF30 retails at S$64 and is available at all Sephora stores islandwide and the Sephora e-store.

14. ALBION EXCIA Brightening Jet White Restart Serum

Part of ALBION’s brand new EXCIA Brightening range, this Brightening Jet White Restart Serum restores brightness and radiance for plump and youthful-looking skin.

It contains an array of botanical extracts including organic chamomile, fucus vesiculosus, lemongrass, young apple fruit, and avocado that help to brighten the skin and improve the overall complexion.

Plus, it also imparts a fresh and cool sensation upon application to help make this scorching summer a little easier. Use this brightening serum after a lotion or essence, and massage four to fives pumps of product into the skin until it is fully absorbed.

ALBION EXCIA Brightening Jet White Restart Serum retails at S$125 and is available at Takashimaya Department Store, Metro Paragon, ONE Assembly Raffles City, Metro Online, and Takashimaya Online

15. Garnier Ampoule Mask

In need of a quick skin pick-me-up? Garnier’s new Ampoule Mask range will do just the trick.

This revitalising mask instantly refreshes and plumps it with moisture in just five minutes. It comes in three nourishing options: Niacinamide + Kale for a detoxifying session, Vitamin C + Pineapple to brighten your face and give a radiant glow, as well as Hyaluronic Acid + Watermelon to hydrate your thirsty skin.

Garnier Ampoule Mask (bundle of 9) retails at S$25.92 (U.P. $36) from now till 7 July and is available on Shopee

16. OLEHENRIKSEN Dewtopia™ 20% Acid Night Treatment

Have an important event the next day and want smooth and glowing skin overnight? Look no further than OLEHENRIKSEN’s DewtopiaTM 20% Acid Night Treatment.

This product is the brand’s most potent exfoliating serum ever, containing a 20% acid blend of 10% AHAs and 10% PHAs to reveal smoother, firmer, and tighter skin the next morning, all while targeting dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.

The serum is also infused with nourishing ingredients like birch sap, cotton water, and aloe juice to soothe and condition the skin as the actives get to work. What’s more, this treatment has an addictive sugary lemon scent that smells good enough to eat, so you’ll be looking forward to your nighttime routine every day.

OLEHENRIKSEN DewtopiaTM 20% Acid Night Treatment retails at S$78 and will be available on the Sephora e-store on 1 July. It will only be available in-stores at Sephora from 15 July onwards.

17. Sisley Ecological Compound Limited Edition 2021

This July, Sisley is giving their coveted Sisley Ecological Compound a makeover by relaunching it with a limited edition design by Polish artist Elzbieta Radziwill.

The famous moisturiser is packed with a compound of botanical extracts that help to hydrate and revitalise the skin while shielding it from external aggressions.

On top of that, the bottle is adorned with an intricate painting to reflect the vibrant cities and lush greenery that Asia has to offer. This gorgeous design alone makes this a must-have product on our list to liven up our vanity table.

Sisley Ecological Compound Limited Edition 2021 retails at S$295 and will be available at all Sisley Paris stores islandwide in July. 

18. ést.lab ActivCalm Skin Quenching Serum

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ést.lab is taking skin hydration to the next level with its new ActivCalm Skin Quenching Serum. It has a unique electrolyte-enriched formula that effectively quenches and soothes dry, dehydrated skin by drawing and sealing in moisture. This allows other ingredients to rebalance the skin’s microbiome for healthier, more hydrated skin.

Besides moisture-boosting electrolytes, the serum also contains other Natural Moisturising Factors (NMFs) for a more holistic approach to hydration. It even reduces skin sensitivity for radiant, resilient skin.

ést.lab ActivCalm Skin Quenching Serum (30ml) retails for S$160 at all Estetica Beauty studios island-wide and online from 1 July.

Bodycare

19. Caudalie Vinofresh Natural Stick Deodorant

When you’re out and about on a hot summer’s night, the last thing you want to worry about is body odour. Luckily, Caudalie’s latest deodorant will help you combat that and more!

Vinofresh is a natural deodorant stick that offers 24-hour protection by neutralising odours without leaving any white stains on your clothes. Free from aluminium, alcohol, silicones, and baking soda, its natural ingredients hydrate and soothe underarms with Caudalie’s signature organic grape water, so you’ll stay fresh all day.

This deodorant is also suited for sensitive skin, even after you’ve shaved, waxed, or have undergone laser hair removal treatments.

Caudalie Vinofresh Natural Stick Deodorant retails at S$23 and is available at all Sephora stores islandwide and the Sephora e-store.

20. SALTRAIN Gray Salt Toothpaste, Mouthwash, and Handcream

Get your wallets ready as South Korean lifestyle brand SALTTRAIN is joining the BEAUBIT platform!

Focused on creating everyday essentials with high-quality ingredients, SALTTRAIN helps you get on your way to a healthier lifestyle with their products. Their star ingredient is premium Korean grey salt, which is painstakingly harvested to provide optimum moisture and hydration for troubled, sensitive, and dry skin.

Their bestsellers include the Gray Salt Toothpaste (S$11), which provides long-lasting freshness while being completely fluoride-free; the Gray Salt Mouthwash (S$11) that is both alcohol- and pigment-free; as well as Gray Salt Handcream (S$21) to keep your hands soft and moisturised throughout the day!

SALTRAIN will be available on BEAUBIT from 2 July onwards.

Fragrance

21. Aesop Othertopias

This July, Aesop is coming out with an exclusive collection of three distinct fragrances known as Othertopias. Each fragrance is packaged in a carton featuring unique artworks by Belfast-based painter Jack Coulter.

In collaboration with long-term fragrance partner Barnabeì Fillion, Aesop takes inspiration from the boat, the shore, and the wasteland of worlds for this exclusive collection to create Miraceti, Karst, and Erémia.

Miraceti is distinguished by earthy woody notes with hints of resin and spice; Karst is reminiscent of the seashore and Mediterranean flora, but still grounded in warm spice notes; while Erémia strikes bright, citrus tones with earthy roots from its notes of galbanum, iris, and yuzu.

Aesop Othertopias (Miraceti, Karst, and Ereìmia) Eaux de Parfum retails at S$255 each. They will be available at all Aesop signature stores, select department counters, and the Aesop e-store from 5 July.

22. Salvatore Ferragamo Storie Di Seta

Storie di Seta is the latest fragrance collection from Salvatore Ferragamo that has us entirely captivated. Inspired by Ferragamo’s iconic silk creations, this collection aims to deliver a sensorial experience and take us to oneiric landscapes filled with dreams, colours, and feelings as evoked on the label’s beautiful scarves.

The collection features four eaux de parfum:

GIARDINI DI SETA (above) is a floral fruity scent that opens with notes of rhubarb, followed by a heart of sakura flower, and dries down to a woody Madagascar vetiver.

GIUNGLE DI SETA (above) is an intense green floral blend that starts off with green pea, followed by velvety peony blossoms, and settles with musk.

SAVANE DI SETA (above) is a citrus floral fragrance with notes of carrot accord, powdery orris floral heart, and creamy Indian sandalwood.

OCEANI DI SETA (above) is a floral aqueous creation with top notes of fresh salty accord, a heart of magnolia petals, and soft base notes of heliotrope.

Salvatore Ferragamo Storie Di Seta collection (50ml, 100ml) retails at S$136 and S$190 respectively. They will be available at the Sephora e-store and all major departmental stores. 

23. Tom Ford Beauty Private Blend Tubéreuse Nue Eau de Parfum

If you are a fan of Tom Ford Beauty’s Private Blend Tubéreuse Nue Eau de Parfum, you’ll be excited to know that this scent will be released in three new sizes: 10ml, 30ml, and 100ml!

Starting off with fresh petals of jasmine, lily, and Sichuan pepper, this amber floral fragrance may seem too feminine to appeal to both sexes at first. But slowly, the flowery top notes dry down to reveal a musky heart of tuberose, styrax, and cacao, and later to enticing base spices of musk and tonka bean. Expect your other half to wear this as much as you do.

Tom Ford Beauty Private Blend Tubéreuse Nue Eau de Parfum (10ml, 30ml, 100ml) retails at S$95, S$300, and $690 respectively. They will be available at all Tom Ford Counters islandwide, Tom Ford Beauty At Home Advisor at 6732 5002, and the Sephora e-store from 15 July.

24. Diptyque Citronelle & Geranium Summer Body Spray

We all know how pungent most mosquito repellents are, but what if we told you there is a perfume on the market that doubles as a mosquito repellent?

Launching this July, Citronelle & Geranium Summer Body Spray is a limited edition Diptyque release that fuses practicality with pleasure.

For the first time in perfume history, the brand has created a fragrant body spray that has mosquito-repelling properties from its blend of citronella and base essential oils of lemongrass, geranium, and lemon eucalyptus. Now you can bask in the sun smelling oh-so-fresh while keeping those mozzies at bay!

Diptyque Citronelle & Geranium Summer Body Spray retails at S$81 and is available at the Diptyque Boutique (Ngee Ann City), Tangs e-store, and Nordstrom.

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