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From The Latest Cushions To Lippies, All The October Beauty Launches You Have To Try

As a new month dawns upon us, it just means a whole new slew of beauty products to splurge on. Ahead, our top 20 picks you need to score ASAP.
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#1: Chanel La Creme Main Riche, $85
First launched in 2017, the French brand’s signature hand cream now comes in a rich, velvety balm-like texture that’s perfect for dry hands. It is made with two key ingredients may rose floral wax, which softens the skin by forming a protective moisture-retaining barrier and iris pallida extract, which helps brighten skin. #2: YSL Beaute Rouge Pur Couture The Slim, $54
Besides its godsent formula, we are loving how this comes packaged in a slim and sleek design that features a square-cut bullet for precise application. #3: Three Aiming Facial Oil Essence, $210
A new addition to the brand’s anti-ageing skincare line, this oil-based serum is saturated with a blend of essential oils like jojoba, rose and tea seed oil to support the skin barrier by providing hydration and correcting hormonal imbalances. #4: Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte, $48
In 15 different shades, each is infused with a Light Powder System for a bold powdery finish that lasts all day and feels comfortable on your puckers. It is also made with jojoba oil and proxylane to hydrate. #5: Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette, $83
From soft mattes to pretty metallics, Urban Decay’s hotly anticipated Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette features an array of different finishes and colours like coppers, plums, pinks and mauves. Each shade is formulated with the brand’s Pigment Infusion System for amazing colour payoff and long-wearability. #6: Shu Uemura Matte Supreme, $43
While many liquid lipsticks may feel quite heavy on your puckers, this feels and wears exactly like an ink — weightless, slightly watery and super pigmented (you really only need one swipe of this). It also dries down to a smudge-resistant formula and features its Clearlast Polymer, which helps prevent colour bleeding. #7: Giorgio Armani Beauty Rouge D Armani Matte, $55
Giorgio Armani Beauty might have just launched in Singapore but the brand is already releasing new products and one that we can’t wait to try is its newest matte lippie. It reportedly contains 50 per cent more pigments than most traditional matte lipsticks for bold colour payoff. It is also made with a newly customised filler to oil ratio, as well as a light diffusing gel for comfortable wear all day. #8: Marie Dalgar Color Studio It's Holo Eyeshadow Palette, $58, Sephora
This eyeshadow palette is perfect for the party season as it comes with 10 ultra-pigmented holographic shades. Its creamy formula glides on and blends easily. #9: Kenzoki Moisturizing Lotus Mask, $106
Formulated to boost skin’s ability to defend itself from external aggressors like pollution and temperature fluctuations, it harnesses the antioxidant powers of lotus to strengthen skin. With Lotus Plant Essence and White Lotus Glycolysat at the heart of its formula, it has a refreshing gel texture that cocoons skin to provide an instant soothing sensation while skin’s barrier function is enhanced. It also contains high molecular weight hyaluronic acid which forms a protective layer over skin to seal in moisture for plumper skin. #10: YSL Beauty Couture Blush in Rouge Tuxedo N1, $78
Thanks to the brand’s new “powders infused in water” technology, this blush promises weightless intensity and a powderless finish. The seamless texture glides onto skin like a dream, delivering high pigment concentration in ultra-fine pigment particles so it is effortless to blend evenly without streaking. It is available in 10 shades, ranging from pretty pinks to vibrant corals to suit all skin tones. #11: Ghd Platinum+, $425
Favoured by stylists all over the world, this ghd styling iron is now upgraded and made even better. Developed by ghd scientists and engineers after more than 5 years of research, this smart styling tool now features a cutting-edge predictive technology which adjusts the amount of heat according to your hair type and styling habits. With inbuilt sensors that monitor the heat of styling plates at 250 times per second, it is able to recognise the thickness of your hair, the size of the section you’re styling as well as the speed at which you are styling. This means that it constantly adapts the power to ensure that the heat is maintained at a healthy 185°C so you never have to worry about overheating and damaging your precious locks. #12: Chanel Les Eaux de Chanel Paris-Venise Hair and Body Shower Gel, $78; Body Lotion, $100
Following the success of the launch of Les Eaux de Chanel earlier this year, your fragrance ritual is now completed with the introduction of Body Lotion and Hair and Body Shower Gel. Infused with the same delectable scents, these bath and body products give you the versatility to wear your favourite one in multiple ways, or even layered for a more intense fragrance trail—and definitely elevates your bath time to a whole new level. #13: Sisley Velvet Nourishing Cream with Saffron Flowers, $260
Those with dry skin are more susceptible to tightness, redness and itching as dry skin conditions are usually characterised as a lack of natural oils in the skin. As a result, its barrier function is usually compromised, making it more vulnerable to inflammation from external sources of irritation. Formulated to replenish, strengthen and protect dry and weakened skin, this sumptuous cream contains buckwheat seed extract, shea butter, saffron flower extract, a blend of three botanical oils and algae extract for an inside out regenerative action. Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, this moisturiser rebuilds skin’s external barrier, combats free radical damage from UV and pollution and seals in moisture to restore comfort and balance skin. #14: Kiehl’s Herbal-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water, $45
While the benefits of double-cleansing are irrefutable, sometimes there’s nothing more convenient and gentle than having an effective micellar cleansing water on hand. With a non-stripping, soap-free and sulfate-free micellar cleansing system, this mild micellar cleansing water removes makeup, dirt and impurities without upsetting skin’s moisture-lipid balance. Plus, it is infused with Thyme Essential Oil and Lemon Balm Floral Water for added soothing properties, making it perfect for sensitive skin. We also love that it can be used on the lips and eye for a one-step cleanse anywhere, anytime. #15: Su:m37 Secret Essence Cushion, $77
Fans of the K-beauty brand will be glad to know that its iconic Secret Essence is not infused into a cushion foundation for perfect making that looks dewy and radiant all day long. Not only is the cushion enriched with skin-loving ingredients, it is also made with a Triple Fitting System so it adheres closely to skin through facial expressions for a flawless, round-the-clock wear. #16: Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum, $189
Harnessing Vitamin C’s multiple benefits like brightening, anti-oxidising as well as anti-ageing, Dermalogica’s latest serum works by fighting major signs of ageing like dullness, dark spots, fine lines and loss of elasticity. Using one of the most stable forms of vitamin C, this formula delivers an optimal amount of actives to your skin without causing irritation. Moreover, it is also complemented by peptides, lactic acid and plant extracts to improve firmness, refine skin texture and strengthen it against free radical damage. #17: Calvin Klein CK Women EDP, $165
Inspired by the multi-faceted roles that modern women play, this scent was created to reflect the diverse strengths and qualities of women. The result is a seamless blend of contrasting ingredients that meld together in perfect harmony. With vibrant notes of orange flower petals, fresh eucalyptus, rich cedarwood, spicy black pepper, voluptuous magnolia and jasmine as well as sexy Ambrox and Olibanum essential oil, this woody floral celebrates every single component—kind of like how embracing oneself is the key to modern feminism. #18: Chantecaille Lip Veil in Portulaca, $80
Combining bold pigment payoff with unparalleled hydration, this lipstick promises vibrant colours in just one stroke that feels utterly lightweight. Thanks to certified organic Baobab oil harvested ethically from Zimbabwe, this formula coats lips in a moisturising veil. This lipstick is also enriched with wild mango butter and argan oil to ensure all-day comfort without flaking or peeling. And that’s not all, each sale of this Lip Veil also goes towards conservation efforts of elephants as part of the proceeds will benefit Space For Giants, a non-profit organisation that works to protect elephants’ migratory paths from deforestation and poachers. #19: Patchology Perfect Weekend Flash Masque Trio, $31
What could be a better way to test out new products than through a sample set? The Perfect Weekend kit contains three of Patchology’s signature face masks: Hydrate Sheet Mask, Illuminate Sheet Mask and Milk Peel Sheet Mask. Soaked in hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, the Hydrate Sheet Mask plumps and soothes skin in just five minutes and is suitable for all skin types and all climates. Illuminate Sheet Mask delivers licorice root extract and vitamin C to skin to not only instantly energise the complexion but also regulate melanin synthesis for brighter skin. And lastly, the Milk Peel Sheet Mask uses a blend of milk-derived lactic acid and fruit enzymes to lift away dead skin cells to unveil smoother skin sans irritation. #20: Estee Lauder Limited Edition Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, $175
There’s a reason why countless women all over the world swear by this iconic product from Estee Lauder. Featuring the brand’s revolutionary ChronoluxCB™ Technology, this deeply restorative serum supports your body’s natural ability to regenerate itself for accelerated anti-ageing action while you get your beauty sleep. It is also supported by hyaluronic acid, which holds moisture throughout skin layers for a plump and radiant complexion. And this month, as part of its continuous support for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Estée Lauder is introducing a limited edition pink Advanced Night Repair, and the beauty company will donate $20 from each limited edition product sold. Main image: Showbit.com