October is the month for all the beauty brands to go all out with new releases. Whether it’s a change in weather or the fact that the year-end festive mood is kicking in, new skincare and makeup items hit the shelves week after week, making it a real pain to get through the beauty floor with our burning our dear wallet. Here’s our pick of the best skincare and makeup to Buy in October.
1. Clé de Peau Beauté: 10th Anniversary Synactif Exclusive Kit
Clé de Peau Beauté is relaunching its best-loved complete five–step regimen with a touch of signature rose “Synactif” for the Fall 2018 season with a new, coveted collection celebrating the line’s 10th anniversary. The set is comprised of soap, lotion, daytime moisturiser, nighttime moisturiser, cream and Rose Synacif Eau de Perfume. The artwork on the coffret, reproduced from a Japanese painting of roses in bloom, echoes on the limited edition Eau de parfum atomiser makes the set an elegant, luxurious object of desire.
2. Three: Aiming Facial Oil Essence
Once the long-held misconception of oil as acne-causing, grease-inducing property was finally busted a few years ago, it seems this skin-loving ingredient is continuing its reign as a skincare staple all brands embrace. Latest in the beauty world to bring oil into its skincare line is Japanese natural beauty brand Three with the new Aiming Facial Oil Essence. The oil-base serum compliments its skin-balancing Aiming line, giving extra boost to skin troubled and damaged by imbalance, whether caused by hormonal or environmental changes.
Price: THB5,800 for 28mL
3. Benefit: Brow Contour Pro 4-in-1 Defining & Highlighting Brow Pencil
Benefit is always one step ahead of others when it comes to its world-famous brow products. Their latest outing, Brow Contour Pro 4-in-1 Defining & Highlighting Brow Pencil, is a testament of their innovative and creative approach to product design and production that’s difficult to match. Designed as a 4-in-1 pen, what comes inside is pencils in different colours meant for 4 different brow tasks. The result is defined, contoured brows with 24-hour waterproof.
4. Chanel: Collection Libre 2018 Maximalisme de Chanel
The 2018 edition of Chanel’s highly-awaited annual colour collection “Libre” focuses on an extensive research on the classic symbol of the House. This time, it’s the lion through which Lucia Pica successfully captures the grandeur and emotional intensity of the holiday season. Focusing of gold and metallic palette, Pica’s collection builds into a deeper investigation of metallic textures and the feelings of wonderment and inner confidence they inspire. The Maximalisme de Chanel metallics map out unprecedented polarities of light and shine — the sheerest pale gold highlighter shimmers against the mesmerising gloss of a shimmer nail varnish, perhaps, or a slick of deep copper eye pencil crackles against the glint of metal in a rich, black-green eyeshadow.
Le Lion de Chanel THB2,700
OmBre Premiere Poudre THB1,450
Ombre Premiere Creme THB1,380
La Palette Caractere THB3,000
Rouge Allure Velvet N°5 THB1,500
Rouge Coco Gloss THB1,350
Le Vernis THB1,050
5. Dior: Dior Prestige Le Micro-Serum de Rose Yeux
A result of Dior’s 15-year research on Rose de Granville — a flower born from a wild rose that blooms on the cliffs of Normandy, defying the hostile climate — Dior Prestige Le Micro-Serum de Rose Yeux acts like a true nutritional supplement for the eye contour. It recharges the skin with high-energy micro-nutrients, dramatically illuminating the eyes. The gel formula gives an icy-cold boost to the full and tired eyes, and its surprising texture is nothing like a classic gel: it is as light and evanescent as a highly-concentrated serum.
Price: THB7,000 for 15mL
6. Guerlain: Orchidée Impériale Black-Bernardaud
The Orchidée Impériale Black is known as the priciest, most coveted skincare line from Guerlain that uses the quintessence of the rarest and most exclusive luxury — the Black Orchid from Peru. This Orchidée Impériale Black: The Cream is one of the only two products in the line, and is considered a true talisman to combat time thanks to its Blackimmune technology that impacts on 95% of cells involved in the skin’s self-defence system.
But what makes this cream even more special is its precious, yet refillable package. The jewel-shaped porcelain jar is hand-crafted by Maison Bernardaud. Based in Limoges since 1863, this prestigious family manufacturing business has embodied French porcelain craftsmanship and its collaboration with Guerlain is a testament of sustainable luxury.
Price: THB55,380 for 50mL.