With a mix of indoor and outdoor occasions this month, our April beauty favourites list is slightly longer to include more makeup and skincare. Looks this month are kept simple with a serum-like foundation, and a bright burst of red lipstick for when the mask comes off. But first, healthy and glowing skin sets the stage. Take a look at the best new beauty drops:
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse
French cosmetics brand Nuxe has returned to Malaysia! Oh how we’ve missed the Huile Prodigieuse, founder Aliza Jabès’s first success product in 1991. This multi-purpose oil can be used for you hair, face and body, made from plant-based active ingredients. There’s a reason the Huile Prodigieuse is one of the most famous products still in French pharmacies, it leaves everything it touches smoother. Nuxe is now available online at at selected major Guardian outlets.
YSL Beauty Rouge Volupte Shine Burning Chilis
While matte lipstick ruled in the last few years, high-shine is making a big comeback. YSL Beauty’s new Rouge Volupte Shine lipsticks can attest to that, with its hydrating balm-like texture that colours as it conditions. The Burning Chilis lipsticks are made with 65% essential oils, and the brand even says that after four weeks of continued application, your lips will look healthier and more nourished.
AHC Luminous Glow Eye Cream for Face
Korean skincare brand AHC has just launched 2-in-1 brightening and anti-ageing eye cream. The product contains an exclusive ingredient called Gluta-I ™ Complex with glutathione, alpha-bisabolol and more, packed with a micro-capsule technology to keep the active components stable. AHC’s new eye cream is dermatologist-tested and developed specifically for Southeast Asian skin-types.
Burberry Beauty Ultimate Glow Cushion & Ultimate Glow Foundation
Take your pick between the new Ultimate Glow Cushion or Foundation by Burberry Beauty. Both are formulated with active skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid, viola and white tea extracts, giving your skin come TLC while also offering full coverage. We love how the formula glide effortlessly as you apply it, yet it’s still lightweight with serum-like texture.
Clear Start Cooling Aqua Jelly
If you have yet to find a good moisturiser for oily or combination skin, turn your attention to the latest from Dermalogica‘s sister brand, Clear Start. This skin-refining jelly moisturiser is designed for exactly those skin-types as it helps in reducing excess sebum while cooling down the skin. Key ingredients include a retinol-like Bioflavonoid Complex and Hyaluronic Acid. The fun blue shade actually comes from a combination of other plant ingredients such as Red Algae, Aloe Flower, Holy Basil Leaf, and Turmeric Root.
Louis Vuitton Les Parfums: Pur Oud
Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud was inspired by the art of layering fragrances so commonly practiced in the Middle East. He then composed what is arguably Louis Vuitton‘s most minimalist fragrance to date, Pur Oud. This one is made simply with white musk, oud, and agar wood. It smells spicy and earthy, and pairs perfectly with any other of your favourite scents.
Nudeskin by Nudestix
Nudeskin by Nudestix has launched with 4-step skincare regimen designed in collaboration with celebrity dermatologist, Dr. Jason Emer, MD. Inside the pouch is a cleansing balm, face cleanser, micro-peel, toner and moisturiser. This set focuses on skin renewal as its goal, with all formulations made vegan, gluten and cruelty-free, and without sulphates, synthetic fragrance or parabens.
(Main image credit: Clear Start)