This month, we’re introducing our favourite newly launched products to add to your beauty arsenal. From your holy grail must-haves to the industry’s latest and greatest, explore our roundup of everything you’ve wanted to try, and other things you never knew you needed… until now.
Clarins’ newest addition to its Aromaphytocare range (an extremely popular line with a focus on essential oils and plant extracts) is the Plant Gold – a 100% natural and original formula. The design of the bottle holds blue orchid treatment oil and natural origin emulsion separately, and only when pumped does it dispel together to create a dual-texture emulsion. The freshly blended formula delivers immediate nourishment and hydration to the skin and is surprisingly lightweight and non-greasy. For a more thorough penetration, Clarins also offers a Ayuroma Touch facial experience using Aromaphytocare products to revive your skin and all your senses.
Derm Institude’s Cellular Rejuvenating Neck and Decollete Serum is the answer to firmer and tighter appearance of the often overlooked neck area. The advanced peptide complex firms skin and smooths out lines and wrinkles while re-sculpting the delicate areas below the jaw bone. Rich yet non-sticky, the formula is best used with a massage tool (gua sha or roller) to contour and lift, creating a sensual Y line of the neck.
To add to the Diorsnow range, Dior’s beauty line dedicated to Asian skin, is the brand’s first moisture-lock brightening compact foundation. The highly corrective formula is a perfectly smooth and even veil for the skin. The extremely fine texture fuses with the skin without absorbing its natural hydration so skin stays moisturised, soft and supple. Ingredients include Edelweiss flower petals for luminosity, white micro-pearls to mattify unwanted shine and Diorsnow brightening complex to correct yellowness and imperfections.
Recently earning the reputation as “probably the best cleanser in the world”, EVE LOM has come up with a quick on-the-go cleanser for even lazy girls. The handy Rescue Peel Pads are soaked in a potent combo of AHA, PHA and BHA acids that effectively shed built up layers of dead skin cells to reveal a smoother and brighter complexion. Acting as a gentle exfoliator, the wipes promote cell turnover for younger looking skin. It’s also one of the very few wipes on the market that conditions the skin instead of stripping it of the skin’s natural oils – thanks to its Vitamin B3 to smooth, hydrate and calm the skin. The 100% biodegradable material is an added bonus for green beauty advocates.
Fenty has been hard at work with a lot of new releases recently (Flypencil eyeliner, Snap Shadows, Precision definition brushes and Full Frontal mascara), and there’s no sign of slowing down. This month Rihanna’s beauty line is dropping three brand-new shades of its coveted Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, a conditioning non-sticky mega shine gloss and What it Dew makeup refreshing spray. A personal favourite of the entertainer, the hydration spray can be used before, during or after makeup application for a surge of instant hydration on the go.
Lipsticks have been a big thing for Gucci this past year. Following right after its matte lipstick launch last month, comes the house’s metallic finish lip colours. The ultra pigmented shades are formulated using a carbon black pigment to create a deep undertone that is contrasted with a subtle metallic finish from its glimmering pearl extract. The collection of nine tones is inspired by iconic Hollywood movies and characters of the gilded era, so expect bold and eccentric shades best suited for special occasions and less for everyday use. To set it apart from Gucci’s existing expansive lipstick range, the Gothique collection is packaged with a black cap decorated with gold stars.
It’s not our first time to rave about NARS Afterglow tinted lip balms. And based off its huge popularity, NARS has launched six new sheer shades for a little natural luminosity, a limited edition 12-shade eyeshadow palette and cheek palette. Glow is the name of the game here, with supercharged shades of warm hues for the eyes, cheeks and lips. While the whole range is to die for, what stands out is the Overlust cheek palette – with three blushes and three gel-to-powder highlighters, the unique silky texture is easy to layer and blend.
We’re not sure we remember the simpler days — before serums were a can’t-live-without part of your skincare regimen. And with that, it was only a matter of time before the essential step made its way into our body care routine too. RéVive has always been at the forefront when it comes to luxurious skincare with a high efficacy rate, and to our delight, now we can slather our bodies with their potent formulations. The newly launched Supérior Body Nightly Renewing Serum promises to firm and tighten the body bits that need a little lift. Using its signature bio-renewal and bio-firming ingredients found in its face skincare, the fast-absorbing body serum also improves the texture and smoothness. The serum is released with as Renewal Firming Cream to be used together for maximum results.