And just like that, we’ve breezed through half of 2022. As we continue to gather with our friends and family, some of our favourite beauty brands are helping us look our very best with a slew of glow-giving products.
From complexion-perfecting skincare and bright pops of makeup to a whole host of summery fragrances, these beauty launches will help you channel your inner main character.
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl™
Depuff eyebags and strengthen lashes at the same time? Lancôme says you can.
The Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl™ contains seven pre-and probiotic fractions, which have been specifically selected for their beneficial effects on the skin’s microbiome.
The formula works to restore and invigorate the eye contour barrier as it smooths and firms deep-set lines. What’s more, it contains caffeine extract, which has been shown to reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles in the eye contour.
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl™ retails for S$125 at all Lancôme counters, Sephora, and Lancôme’s Official Flagship Store on Lazada.
ést.Lab LumiGlow SmartSkin Buddy
Skincare devices have come really far, and ést.Lab’s LumiGlow SmartSkin Buddy blows it out of the park. it combines five powerful functions: Galvanic Ion Therapy, Sonic Vibration Therapy, LED Light Therapy, Thermotherapy, and Cryotherapy into one smart device with four modes:
- Deep Clean: Gently yet thoroughly cleanses the skin to purge impurities and promote microcirculation for better blood flow.
- Nutrition: Boosts microcirculation, increases collagen and elastin production, as well as lifts and tightens the skin, targeting wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin.
- Boost: Soothes redness and inflammation, kills acne-causing bacteria, tightens pores, and reduces puffiness.
- Vibration: Utilises sonic vibration and green LED light therapy to brighten your overall skin tone, break up pigments in cells, reduce signs of sun damage, and increase skin luminosity.
Although it features numerous functions, the LumiGlow SmartSkin Buddy still remains sleek and slim. Plus, it comes with an equally compact holder, so you can bring it with you anywhere.
The new ést.Lab LumiGlow SmartSkin Buddy retails for S$298 and is available online at www.estlab.shop and all Estetica Beauty Studios islandwide.
Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Serum
You don’t see a product that both clears breakouts and calms the skin every day, but Glow Recipe is about to change that with one of their most adorable launches yet. Say hello to the Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Serum.
It’s powered by the brand’s 10% Clarity Acid Complex™, a special blend of 2% salicylic acid (BHA) and mandelic acid (AHA), strawberry, azelaic acid, and succinic acid. There are also hydrating and calming ingredients like hyaluronic acid and allantoin to moisturise and protect sensitive skin.
This concoction is exactly what allows the serum to gently smooth skin texture, clear breakouts, and refine pores while soothing the skin.
Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Serum will be available at Sephora in July. Price TBC.
Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Multi-Zone Wrinkle Concentrate
Inspired by the multi-targeted approach used by experts in cosmetic and dermatological procedures, such as fillers, Estée Lauder created the new Perfectionist Pro Multi-Zone Wrinkle Concentrate.
This fine line and wrinkle corrector contains brightening and anti-inflammatory niacinamide as well as chlorella to target and treat nine types of fine lines and wrinkles in three key facial zones:
Upper facial zone:
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet lines
- Crow’s feet wrinkles
- “11” lines between the brows
Middle facial zone:
- Undereye lines
- Undereye wrinkles
- Nasolabial folds
Lower facial zone:
- Marionette lines or smile lines
- Neck lines
This intensive treatment plumps up fine lines and reduces the appearance of wrinkles over time, so you’ll be greeted by a younger-looking you in the mirror.
Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Multi-Zone Wrinkle Concentrate retails for S$175 at Estee Lauder ION and Marina Bay Sands, Tangs Orchard, Isetan Scotts, Takashimaya, Metro Paragon, BHG, and OG People’s Park. It is also available online at Metro.
Fenty Skin Cherry Treat Conditioning + Strengthening Lip Oil
Soft, supple lips, here we come! Fenty Skin’s new Cherry Treat Lip Oil is a clear, non-sticky formula that glides on smoothly with its plush doe-foot applicator. It also has a fruity, cherry-inspired scent that smells oh-so-yummy.
Thanks to its Triple Cherry Complex, which is made of sweet cherry seed oil, Barbados cherry extract, and wild cherry extracts, the antioxidant-rich formula moisturises and deeply nourishes the lips for a plump pout.
It also contains jojoba seed and rosehip fruit oils to seal in the moisture all day long.
Fenty Skin Cherry Treat Conditioning + Strengthening Lip Oil retails for S$37 at Sephora.sg and in-store at Sephora.
THEFACESHOP Dr. Belmeur Total Youth Biome Ampoule & Multi-purpose Balm
THEFACESHOP’s dermo-cosmetic brand, Dr. Belmeur, has launched two new skincare products in its Total Youth Biome range: Total Youth Biome Ampoule and Multi-purpose Balm.
Its key ingredient? Licofitbiome, a unique combination of lactobacillus (a probiotic), licorice extract, and a proprietary five-component anti-ageing complex found in the Youth Biome Ampoule, which smooths, firms, and brightens the skin. Meanwhile, the Total Youth Biome Multi-purpose Balm targets wrinkles on the go.
THEFACESHOP Dr. Belmeur Total Youth Biome Ampoule (S$70, 35ml) and Multi-purpose Balm (S$47, 10g) are now available at THEFACESHOP-Nature Collection retail store and on the official online store.
Charlotte Tilbury Glow Toner
If your skin is particularly sensitive to exfoliating acids, then try Charlotte Tilbury’s new pore-refining, acid-free Glow Toner.
It boosts your skin’s natural turnover as it hydrates and refines the look of pores, all without harsh actives. Super Peptide Royalepigen P5 is a biomimetic peptide that’s vegan and helps to brighten the skin for a more even-looking complexion.
The formula also contains an extract from the prickly pear cactus flower to enhance your skin’s natural exfoliation process as it clarifies the complexion and reduces fine lines. Hyaluronic acid and niacinamide bolster the formula to quench your skin and refine the look of your pores.
Charlotte’s Glow Toner retails for S$86 (150ml) and S$32 (30ml). It will be available at Sephora.sg and at selected Sephora stores from 30 June 2022.
Givenchy Skin Perfecto range
For a sensorial experience at every step of your skincare routine, try Givenchy’s new Skin Perfecto range. It features four products that’ll help you achieve a more luminous complexion over time.
- Skin Glow Priming Lotion (S$71): Formulated with a Vitamin Blend Complex, AHA (alpha hydroxy acid), and 96% natural origin ingredients, the lotion gently exfoliates to smooth skin texture and tighten pores.
- Vitamin Blend Glow Serum (S$112): Combines Vitamin Blend Complex with hyaluronic acid to provide 24 hours of continuous hydration.
- Radiance Reviver Emulsion (S$103): This lightweight emulsion provides optimal hydration for a fresh and illuminating glow. Great for daytime use.
- Compact Cream (S$86): Equipped with SPF 15 PA+, it reduces the signs of fatigue while keeping the skin hydrated. The compact’s marbled pink and white tones blend seamlessly for smoother and even-toned skin.
Givenchy Skin Perfecto range is now available at Givenchy counters and Sephora.sg.
Saborino Otonaplus Cica Night Mask
Give your skin the pampering it deserves while you snooze with the new Saborino Otonaplus Cica Night Mask. The fragrance-free mask contains cica extract, which soothes and moisturises dry skin.
Royal jelly, placenta, collagen, sodium hyaluronate, and nano-encapsulated vitamins C and E join the potent blend to deeply hydrate delicate skin overnight. It even helps to reduce wrinkles and age spots over time.
Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Face + Eye Bronzer & Highlighter Palette and Toast’D Swirl Bronzer
Amp up your sunkissed glow with Fenty Beauty’s latest additions, a stunning bronzer and highlighter palette and a supersized bronze shimmer powder.
The Sun Stalk’r Face + Eye Bronzer & Highlighter Palette (S$75) features two new, never-before-seen highlighter shades and five warm contour shades, so you can define and highlight both your face and eyes for a beach-ready look. These shades were designed to flatter and bring all skin tones to life too – a major bonus.
If you want to give your face and body the ultimate glow, try the Toast’d Swirl Bronze Shimmer Powder (S$62), which delivers high-impact, multi-dimensional radiance in two wearable shades: Chocolate Swiller, a champagne bronze, and Pecan Swiller, a gold-bronze. We’re especially enamoured by the marbled effect of the bronzer.
Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Face + Eye Bronzer & Highlighter Palette and Toast’d Swirl Bronze Shimmer Powder are now available in-store at Sephora and online at Sephora.sg for a limited time only.
CLARINS Ever Matte Powder Line
Keep your complexion matte and flawless all day with CLARINS’ new Ever Matte Powders. They feature the brand’s star ingredient, Peach Tree Milk, which lends an ultra-smooth and airy texture to the powder.
96% of its ingredients are made from natural origins to comfort the skin while it shields your complexion from environmental aggressors, such as blue light, free radicals, and pollution.
The compact powders come in six shades, while the loose powders are available in three shades.
Dior Diorshow 2022
Dior’s latest Diorshow collection harnesses the power of flowers. The new mascaras and eyeshadows are now enriched with a new signature ingredient: blue flower extract, which is known for its soothing properties.
That’s not all. Each one of these eye makeup essentials also flaunts packaging that’s more couture than we’ve ever seen.
- Diorshow and Diorshow Pump ’N’ Volume Mascaras (S$58 each): Both promise 24 hours of volume and are crafted with 90% natural-origin ingredients.
- 5 Couleurs Couture Palette (S$108): This has been a Dior icon since 1987, and it now comes in five new shade ranges with luxurious, velvety powders.
- On Stage Liner (S$52): The brand’s star eyeliner of runway shows now comes in a larger range of colours and finishes. Choose from 14 long-lasting shades.
- Diorshow On Set Brow Gel (S$43): This long-wear, waterproof formula is enriched with
microfibres to add volume and set your brows for extra dimension. Available in four shades.
Dior Diorshow collection will be available at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters from 1 July 2022. Also available online on Dior Beauty Online Boutique from 27 June 2022.
Chantecaille Summer 2022 Collection
Chantecaille is here to drench us in a solar glow with its latest limited edition Summer 2022 Collection. It features an all-in-one gel powder that gives your eyes and cheeks a healthy glow as well as two new hydrating lip balms.
The Sunbeam Cheek and Eye Shade (S$140) comes in a warm bronze shade that adds an alluring shimmer to the eyes and cheeks for that sunkissed glow. Plus, the formula is talc-free and has a creamy, bouncy texture that sits comfortably on the skin.
Meanwhile, the Lip Tint Hydrating Balm (S$60) comes in two shades: Sunflower, a dusty rose, and Marigold, a soft mocha. These ultra-glossy balms contain cherry fruit extract, super rose fruit extract, and vitamin C, which boast antioxidant properties to soothe and moisturise your lips.
Chantecaille Summer 2022 Collection is available at the Chantecaille Flagship Boutique at TANGS and Takashimaya Department Store.
CHANEL Rouge Allure L’Extrait
Want to go bold? Try CHANEL’s Rouge Allure L’Extrait for size. A single swipe delivers intense colour, thanks to its high concentration of pigments.
This new collection features 20 bright, bold lip colours that range from an intense beige to deep pink and fiery red. The formula is infused with light-reflecting ingredients for a smooth, luminous pout. Plus, it has a satin finish that enhances your natural lips.
CHANEL Rouge Allure L’Extrait retails for S$73 and will be available from 1 July 2022 on the CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty E-Shop and at CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty boutiques and counters.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Revitalizing Crystal Lip Balms
Inspired by energy crystals, Estée Lauder crafted a collection of hydrating lip balms that flaunt a hint of lip-enhancing colour.
They’re also formulated to nourish and plump the lips with moisture that lasts up to 12 hours. When used regularly, you’ll notice supple, more hydrated lips.
Available in six vivid shades, from Rose Quartz to Sunstone and Garnet.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Revitalizing Crystal Lip Balms retail for S$49 each at Estee Lauder ION and Marina Bay Sands, Tangs Orchard, Isetan Scotts, Takashimaya, Metro Paragon, BHG, and OG People’s Park. It is also available online at Sephora and Metro.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Nouveau Palette
Take your look from day to night effortlessly with the new Nouveau Palette. It features 12 pigmented shades in mattes and multidimensional metallics, from amped-up neutrals to bright pops of colour. The fresh olive colour story makes everything all the more ethereal.
Even better, it comes with a large mirror that’s perfect for home or travel. Plus, you can almost 200% more of every shade compared to other Anastasia Beverly Hills original palettes.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Nouveau Palette retails for S$80 on Sephora.
Too Faced Too Femme Collection
Too Faced’s Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Jerrod Blandino, was inspired by the femininity of butterflies, so he created a delicate limited edition collection that’s both demure and dazzling.
Create gorgeous eye looks with the Too Faced Too Femme Ethereal Eye Shadow Palette (S$68). It features soft, dreamy shimmers and mattes, so you can always look your most exquisite.
Don’t forget to dust on some of the Too Faced Too Femme Blush (S$45), a peachy-pink blush that’s infused with a blend of moringa oil, tamanu oil, and emollients to nourish your skin. The creamy texture transforms into a lightweight powder that glides on effortlessly. Did we mention it smells like sugared violet? Yum!
Add the perfect finishing touch with the Too Faced Too Femme Heart Core Lipstick (S$36), a lipstick and lip balm hybrid that has a moisturising core blend of acerola cherry extract and shea butter for soft, kissable lips.
Too Faced Too Femme Collection is now available exclusively at Sephora stores, Sephora.sg and Sephora in-app.
Givenchy Beauty Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm
Infused with a skincare elixir, the new Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm nourishes, hydrates, and protects the lips.
Wild Pink Pepper is rich in omega-6 fatty acids, which replenish your lips’ moisture barrier, while shea butter locks in water within the epidermis to prevent dehydration. The liquid balm also contains hydrating hyaluronic acid and a vitamin C derivative to stimulate collagen production.
The lippie is housed in a recyclable glass bottle and its cap is made from cacti, an alternative to animal leather. It comes in six beautiful shades, and a couple of them are reminiscent of milk tea.
Givenchy Beauty Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm retails for S$54 at Sephora.sg.
CHANEL Le Vernis The Sun, The Sky And The Sea
CHANEL’s classic nail polishes are getting a summery reinvention, making way for six vibrant, pastel shades that are reminiscent of the sea’s waves, white sea foam, seashells, and corals.
- Rose Coquillage – a pink coral
- Blanc Écume – a slightly transparent white
- Pastel Sand – a light pastel coral
- Moon Shell – a pastel lilac
- Cap Corail – a soft orangy coral
- Sea Sea Green – a pastel pistachio green
CHANEL Le Vernis The Sun, The Sky And The Sea collection is available from 1 July 2022 on the CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty E-Shop and at CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty boutiques and counters.
Bodycare & Fragrances
Oribe Body & Fragrance Collection
Since Oribe’s launch in 2008, the brand has been known and loved for its signature Côte d’Azur scent, which is prominent in its high-performance haircare collection. It has notes of Calabrian bergamot and white butterfly jasmine – a scent that’s reminiscent of the French Riviera.
Now, the brand introduces two new fragrances, Valley of Flowers and Desertland, alongside new iterations of its Replenishing Body Wash (S$68, 300ml) and Restorative Body Crème (S$92, 300ml), with packaging made from 100% PCR plastic to be refilled, reused, and recycled.
The Côte d’Azur, Valley of Flowers, and Desertland scents are also available in eau de parfum versions, 10ml (S$48) and 75ml (S$176).
Oribe Body & Fragrance collection is now available at Oribe salons and retailers nationwide.
Miss Dior Bobby Eau de Parfum 2022
Created in 1952, Miss Dior Bobby is a legendary, eccentric mascot that’s charming and delightful. Now, it’s making a remarkable return in its second prestige edition.
For this edition, the Bobby chooses floral accords from the new Miss Dior Eau De Parfum, which opens with an elegant rose blossoms accord, powdered with noble iris, and enhanced with a sexy peony note.
The bottle appears more precious than ever, as it takes luxurious couture details to new heights.
Miss Dior Bobby Eau de Parfum 2022 retails for S$1,200 and will be available exclusively at Dior Beauty boutiques from 1 July 2022. There are only 3,200 pieces with a numbered booklet available worldwide.
LOEWE Paula’s Ibiza Eclectic Eau de Toilette
LOEWE’s Creative Director Jonathan Anderson and in-house perfumier Nuria Cruelles have created an irresistible woody and floral scent for both men and women: Paula’s Ibiza Eclectic.
The new fragrance combines sensual musk with the refreshing tartness of Madagascan mandarin. It’s spiced up with black pepper and layered with rich notes of coconut, further enhance by ylang-ylang, orange flower absolute, and jasmine sambac to capture the joy of freedom and celebration in a colourful bottle.
LOEWE Paula’s Ibiza Eclectic Eau de Toilette retails for S$138 (50ml) online and in stores.
Dior La Collection Privée Trilogy Reedition
Dior’s Perfume Creation Director, Francis Kurkdjian, created a trio of singular and complementary fragrances back in 2004. Now, he’s decided to re-edit these three scents that celebrate notes of lavender, iris, and orange blossom: Eau Noire, Cologne Blanche, and Bois d’Argent.
They’re displayed in their gorgeous, natural colour, and are now presented in a timeless, limited edition box. A truly luxurious gift.
Dior La Collection Privée Trilogy Reedition (Limited Edition Series Box) retails for S$540, available exclusively from 27 June 2022 on Dior Beauty Online Boutique.
The re-edition of Eau Noire, Cologne Blanche, Bois d’Argent fragrances will be available from September 2022 at La Collection Privée Christian Dior boutique in ION orchard. Also available online on Dior Beauty Online Boutique.
Christian Louboutin Loubimar Eau De Parfum Légère
Inspired by Christian Louboutin’s Portugese fisherman’s house, the new Loubimar Eau De Parfum Légère is a floral citrus bouquet tinged with salty ocean notes.
The splash of white flowers envelops the senses in musk and tuberose, topped with the zest of lemon and tangerine, and housed in a sheer pink glass bottle.
Christian Louboutin Loubimar Eau De Parfum Légère retails for S$440 (90ml) and will be available from 7 July 2022 at Tangs at Tang Plaza and Tangs.com.
Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub St. Barts
You’ll be transported to a Caribbean island as soon as you open a jar of Ouai’s Scalp & Body Scrub St. Barts. It has notes of dragonfruit, orange blossom, tuberose, and musk, which will instantly soothe your senses.
A blend of sugar and coconut oil nourishes and exfoliates your scalp and body, increasing microcirculation for a clearer scalp and smoother skin.
Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub St. Barts will be available at Sephora from 14 July 2022. Price TBC.
Gucci Beauty The Alchemist’s Garden Tears from the Moon & Love at your Darkest Eaux de Parfum
Built around the lily of the valley and spicy black pepper, the two new genderless eaux de parfum from Gucci Beauty join The Alchemist’s Garden fragrance collection.
Tears from the Moon (S$520) is an illuminating scent that opens with floral white peony, enriched with the green dewiness of lily of the valley at its heart. Madagascar jasmine ties the scent together like a perfectly layered bouquet.
On the other hand, Love at your Darkest (S$520) is a woody and spicy fragrance that combines black pepper, incense, and cedarwood for an intoxicating scent that’s both warm and sweet.