Now that we’re well into June, summer launches are rapidly heating up. This month, the list of products we’re excited about are game-changers for the year-long heat and humidity — this includes alcohol-free, long-lasting luxury fragrances; smudge-proof eyeliners for your waterline; and tropical-scented setting sprays. Check out all our favourite launches of June below.
Chemical exfoliants can be a little intimidating for first-time users, but Naturally Serious tackles this with a gentle solution. The newly launched clean and ethical beauty brand offers cold-pressed peel pads that naturally exfoliate skin. A combination of oleic, palmitic and linoleic fatty acids smoothens, while colloidal oatmeal calms redness, and the pomegranate enzyme delivers an enviable glow.
The formulation is cold-pressed, ensuring a stronger efficacy. Yet it’s incredibly mild, and suits all skin types, even sensitive ones. Post-gym, swipe this on to remove any impurities.
The Naturally Serious range is available on Sephora.sg
While a V-shaped visage is obsessed by many people the world over, particularly Asian woman, face contouring has always been an age-old ideal. Clarins first launched its Shaping Facial Lift in 1998, and that has evolved over time with improved formulas that deliver the ultimate goal of reducing water retention, and facial roundness.
To see immediate results, apply the serum and support the weight of your head on the palms of your hands, pressing firmly against your jawline. Likewise for other areas of your face, such as your forehead and chin and jaw.
The secret to this magic is its formula which contains agropyron, a plant that helps to fight soil erosion, and aid skin contours in resisting gravity. Organic oat sugars assist in forming a film at the skin surface to leave it taut, while a combination of organic guarana extract and plant caffeine reduces the volume of fatty tissue. Zerumbet ginger extract reduces facial puffiness.
The Clarins V-Shaping Facial Lift Serum is available at all Clarins counters, including ION Orchard and Tanglin Orchard.
The founders of Memo Paris have done it again. John and Clara Molloy have created Hermetic, a new line of perfumes that uses Inoscent, a patented alcohol-free technology. Unlike your average fragrance, this technology enables the heart of the fragrance’s DNA to reveal instantly. There is no need to wait for the alcohol to evaporate, or for the scent to change as the top notes fade. Despite its lack of alcohol in the formula, the scents remain strong on skin all day. All of its bottles look exactly the same, to ensure it remains genderless.
Hermetica, Robinsons The Heeren, 260 Orchard Road, Singapore 238855
For those who loved the look of kohl-rimmed eyes, Kat Von D’s Lash liner is for you. Now you don’t have to struggle to line your lower lashes without smudging or risk looking like a raccoon hours into the day. Boasting the intensity of a liquid eyeliner, this gel liner glides on fast and dries quickly. To use, dab off any excess and blink for 15 seconds until it completely sets. Hold and avoid blinking for another 15 seconds.
Kat Von D Lash Liner is available at Sephora
Have you ever thought of bottling the scent of summer? Urban Decay has done exactly this with its seasonal take on its bestselling All Nighter Setting Spray. It features tropical notes of crushed pineapple, coconut, and a cool sea salt breeze. This new item sets your makeup for 16-hour wear so your #MOTD doesn’t fade crease, or settle into your skin’s fine lines.
Urban Decay All Nighter Summer Solstice Setting Spray is available at Sephora
Dior‘s limited edition 3 Couleurs Tri(O)blique eyeshadow palette takes inspiration from its iconic Oblique collection with its tapestry of colours. It’s available in four shades — smoky, earthy, coral and rosy canvas — and in three finishes of matte, metallic and sparkly.
Our pick of the four is the Rosy Canvas. While the shades may look intimidatingly pink, these shades give your eyes a radiant shimmer and doubles up as a blush in a flash.
Dior 3 Couleurs Tri(O)blique eyeshadow palette is available at Dior cosmetic counters including Tangs and Takashimaya
Fake a vacation tan with Drunk Elephant‘s new sunshine drops. Launching on 18 July at Sephora, this new luscious product is packed with goodness, such as chronopeptide. It mimics the antioxidising benefits of vitamin D from sunshine, omega-rich virgin marula and black currant seed oils, along with vitamin F (fatty acids) to improve skin suppleness.
The raw, unrefined cocoa powder, that gives these drops the bronze colour delivers soothing benefits. Founder Tiffany Masterson herself describes this as “a bottle of sunshine without the damage”. Mix a drop of this into your serum, moisturiser or facial oil for a healthy glow.
Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-pollution Sunshine Drops will be available at Sephora from 18 July