It’s not like we’re trying to take the global pandemic lightly, but during this time when the mass psyche is riding on the negative vibe, it doesn’t hurt to look for some positivity during the self-quarantine period. One thing to enjoy is beauty, as dear old Keats said, ‘a thing of beauty is a joy for ever.‘ We at Prestige spent the work-from-home life testing and trying new beauty launches in March when we didn’t really get a chance to put our face to the negative impact of outdoor pollution and sunlight. And here’s the result — the best new beauty products we think you should buy, online of course!
The History of Whoo Royal Privilege Cream
Indulge in the ultimate skin ritual and recipes favoured by queens and empresses of ancient Korea with the new Royal Privilege Cream from The History of Whoo. Formulated with rare ingredients like noble wild ginsengs from high mountains and wild ginseng flowers that bloom for only three days in a year, and thus considered a beauty elixir that injects the power of life into your skin through their nourishing properties. The gold jar package is inspired by the golden emblem on the royal decree, known as the “Wangbijibo”, used only for crowning the empress. Due to its rare super ingredients, the cream is produced in limited number with only 40 jars available in Thailand and they are selling pretty fast!
Armani Privé Les Eaux
Five new scents are hitting the shelves this month. The new chapter of Armani/Prive’s Les Eaux includes Thé Yulong (a blend of black and green tea with mandarin and lime); Rose Milano (the timeless rose with notes of patchouli and moss); Jasmin Kusamono (airy jasmine with sweet Nashi pear and pink pepper essence); Gardénia Antigua (mandarin and neroli essences paired with ambrox and white musk); Orangerie Venise (zesty bigarade orange with hints of bergamot, buchu and cedarwood). The new fragrances take on the soft colour palette of the existing collection and are all bottled in the brand’s iconic hand blown glass and topped with a shiny black lacquered cap.
YSL Beauté Blooming Crush Makeup Collection
To welcome the blooming season of spring, YSL Beauté have launched a complete makeup collection that touches on eyes, lips and cheeks. The Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils The Curler is a supercharged lash enhancer to boost volume and curl that can last all day. For the lips, the Rouge Volupté Shine oil-in-a-stick formula comes in three new shades (a coral tone, burnt orange and natural nude) while the Vernis à Lèvres Vinyl Cream adds two new tones to its range (orange sienna and coral rose). The cheeks get a youthful pop of shimmery colour with four shades of Couture Blush including a soft romantic pink, warm nude pink, fresh light pink and intense orange. The blushes offer a smooth yet light finish with its powderless touch for the warm weather ahead.
Available at www.yslbeautyth.com
Tatcha Liquid Silk
The newest member of the brand’s best-selling Silk Canvas family – The Liquid Silk Canvas — is a weightless, oil-free liquid primer to create a smooth, flawless canvas for longwearing makeup that lasts from dawn to dusk. Infused with silk extracts Fibroin, Sericin and Silk powder, the new Tatcha formula nourishes and brightens the skin, while minimising the appearance of pores and blurring imperfections.
THB1,930 for 30mL, available at www.sephora.co.th
Chanel Sublimage La Collection Lumière
Last year, Chanel opened the new chapter for its most luxurious beauty collection Sublimage with the first ever serum from the new Sublimage La Collection Lumière — L’Essence Lumière. Featuring the exclusive Anthyllis with concentrated Vanilla Planifolia PFA as highlight ingredient, the serum was met with a huge success and Chanel now follows with two new additions to the line: La Lotion Lumière Exfoliante and La Crème Lumière. La Lotion Lumière Exfoliante gently exfoliates and stimulates skin cells renewal with AHAs combined with L’Arginine while La Crème Lumière combines the ultimate regenerating power of Vanilla Planifolia PFA and the ability to regulate pigmentation mechanisms of natural Anthyllis to ensure even-toning and illuminating action.
Available at www.central.co.th/en/chanel
La Mer The Eye Concentrate
Celebrating ten years of its status as an iconic beauty item, and every beauty guru’s must-have eye cream, La Mer The Eye Concentrate is back in an even
better formula which promises to deliver smoother, brighter, healthier-looking eyes. The secret lies with the infusion of triple the concentrated, cell-renewing Miracle Broth – a La Mer signature – as well as the encapsulated Miracle Broth, all of which work in unison to soothe, boost hydration, and recharge energy to the delicate skin around the eye area. The Recovery Kelp, sourced from the pure water of Jeju island, helps brighten the skin while the Lime Tea Concentrate protects against environmental damage.
THB9,300 for 15mL, available at www.lamer.co.th
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense
Jurlique’s hero product, Rosewater Balancing Mist, gets an upgrade with a new formula featuring not one, but four types of roses. Flooded with the potent beauty benefits of the rose, this deluxe edition delivers instant hydration to the skin. Infused with Rosa Centifolia, Canina, Multiflora and Gallica – the light mist soothes and reboots the skin and can be spritzed over makeup for a dewy complexion.
Available via Jurlique Thailand’s official Line @JurliqueThailand
Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick
Known as the independent luxury makeup brand that its time to carefully formulate and develop products designed to become a classic, it comes as a surprise when Hourglass kicks off the year with a few launches, from the new Vanish Airbrush Concealer earlier in February and now, some new colours for their hit Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick. Packaged in the super luxurious pen-style, refillable gold case, the creamy lipstick returns with 8 new colours to add to their extensive range of 30 shades, namely Every Time, I’m Looking, I Am, Let Me, I Feel, When I Was, I Still and You Make Me.
Available via Sephora Thailand and Central Online.
Lancôme Genefique Microbiombe
Microbiombe is all the rage in skincare now. Since scientific research has confirmed the benefits of probiotics in our skincare, beauty brands have been advancing and creating new formulas with increased efficacy. So when a hero product like Lancôme’s Advanced Génefique serum with such rave reviews (and 25 million bottles sold worldwide since its launch a decade ago) gets an upgrade, its fanbase is quick to snatch up the revised formulation. The new serum is enriched with seven pre- and probiotic fractions to balance bacteria and boost the health of our skin’s microbiome (the ecosystem of bacterial cells on our body). Sugars, amino acids and lipids in Genefique Microbiome are regulated to help the skin defend itself and recover from all the harmful stressors such as pollution, UV, hormones and medication. Studies show an improvement in radiance, evenness, smoothness, elasticity and firmness following use of the new product.
Available at www.lancome.co.th
Suqqu Spring 2020 Colour Collection
Bright orange and origami become the inspiration for Suqqu’s spring 2020 colour collection, which boasts 10 new lipsticks, two eyeshadow quads, three liquid eyeshadows, two limited edition mascaras, two blushes, one highlighter and three new limited nail colours. Gold, bold orange, and sunny yellow are the three big stars in the colour palette, with hints of sweeter shades like pink, coral, ashy blue and lavender that help balance the vibrancy, making it easier to create beautiful combinations.
Available via Central Chat & Shop.
Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine and Dior Addict Stellar Gloss
No matter what makeup look you go for this spring, never leave home without a glossy, juicy finish of Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine and Dior Addict Stellar Gloss. Peter Philips’ two latest lip creations are designed for women who can’t get enough shine but don’t want to sacrifice the comfort of their pout. The Stellar Halo Shine comes in 15 vibrant shades while the Stellar Gloss combines ingredients from the lip gloss and lip balms to give a sensual, glossy plump while nourishing the lips.
THB1,490, available at www.central.co.th/en/dior and www.sephora.co.th/brands/dior
The original story appears in Prestige Online Hong Kong, edited by Mila Wenin.