Every April 2019 Beauty Release That Has Our Attention
#1: Dior Addict Stellar Shine, $52
Combining vinyl-like shine and balm-like comfort, Dior’s latest launch reimagines lipstick wear, thanks to its vibrant pigments and 24-hour hydration. Formulated with highly-reflective micro-pearls, these lipsticks are available in three different high-shine finishes, including glazed, metallic and glittery. Plus, they are enriched with a blend of oils and waxes so they melt into lips upon application to not just deliver that dramatic effect but to provide non-stop comfort.
#2: My Clarins Re-boost Refreshing Hydrating Cream, $45
Clarins has just revealed an all-new line dedicated to the younger crowd (read: 18 to 25 years old) known as the my Clarins range. One product that we can’t wait to try is this gel-based cream that reawakens and revitalises tired skin while delivering optimum hydration thanks to energy-boosting goji berry extract and moisturising fig extract.
#3: Aesop Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk, $70
Suitable even for those with sensitive skin, this mild cleanser effectively removes makeup and impurities from pores without disrupting skin’s delicate moisture-sebum levels. Beyond that, the formula also contains panthenol to soothe irritation and alleviate dryness while essential oils help to calm your senses.
#4: Nars After Glow Lip Balm in Hidden Pleasure, $40
With four new additional shades in the most versatile of colours, this enhances lips’ natural color, while a Monoi Hydrating Complex helps to smooth, soften and protect puckers with a blend of antioxidants. It gives a sheer wash of colour with a shiny, radiant finish.
#5: Kiehl’s Youth Dose Eye Treatment, $60
Harnessing the rejuvenating powers of Pro-Retinol and the brightening effect of vitamin C, this potent anti-ageing eye treatment banishes fine lines, dark circles and puffiness over time. It also has a creamy, yet lightweight texture that is easily absorbed by the skin so you can apply makeup almost immediately without worrying about smudging.
#6: Armani Beauty Power Fabric High Coverage Foundation Balm, $120
Imagine cocooning your skin with a rich face cream that hydrates, plumps and perfects the look of your skin with a luminous finish. Now imagine foundation pigments being added into that face cream and this Foundation Balm from Armani Beauty is what you get. Upon application, this balm-textured foundation can be seamlessly blended into the skin to correct imperfections for a perfect complexion.
It also has a buildable formula so you can easily layer on more product on areas where you need more coverage. And as the formula melds with your skin, its self-setting mechanism kicks in as it transforms into a silky smooth powder texture that adheres to skin contours throughout the day so it never creases or cakes. Best part? The finish remains a luminous soft matte that looks fresh and modern all day long.
#7: Chanel Rouge Coco Flash, $52
Incredibly lightweight, Chanel’s latest lipstick has an ultra-thin texture that literally melts onto your lips with each and every swipe. Plus, it’s packed with vibrant and transparent pigments that dresses your lips in a weightless coat of colour.
#8: Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink Crushed Rose Collection, $15
Inspired by the shades of rose petals, this range of velvety lip colours has a cushiony texture that sets into a velvety matte finish. However, you do not have to worry about dryness as the formula contains the brand’s Shine Essence Oil Complex which ensures that the pigments stay true-to-colour while keeping skin smooth and hydrated.
#9: Jo Malone London Solid Perfume, $53 for the Fragrance Combining Palette and $32 for each Solid Scent Refill
Built on the concept of scent layering, Jo Malone London now offers another method of creating your own signature scent in the form of its Solid Perfumes. Each Fragrance Combining Palette swivels out and holds two Solid Scent Refills which you can easily apply and reapply onto your pulse points whenever and wherever. Made of pure beeswax, the solid perfumes have a smooth and balm-like texture. Choose from 10 of the brand’s best-selling scents, including Lime Basil & Mandarin, Basil & Neroli, Pomegranate Noir, English Pear & Freesia, Blackberry & Bay, Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Peony & Blush Suede, Mimosa & Cardamom, Wood Sage & Sea Salt, as well as Oud & Bergamot.
Small in size but big on impact, this handy face essence delivers hydrating, firming, calming and brightening ingredients in each and every spritz to improve skin’s moisture levels, take away redness and impart a healthy radiance. You can use it right after cleansing to balance your skin and prep it for skincare products that follow, or mix it into your serums and creams for an added boost. Plus, it also works perfectly to set or refresh makeup anytime of the day.
#11: Heir Atelier Face Primer, about $47 for 30ml, at Net-A-Porter
Developed by makeup artist Kendra Richards, this featherlight primer contains sodium hyaluronate to plump skin and improve its moisture level while blurring skin imperfections like fine lines and enlarged pores for a seamless makeup application. When layered under makeup, it also helps prolong the freshness and longevity of makeup wear.
Formulated to suit even acne-prone and sensitive skin types, this treatment essence is made with over 90 per cent certified organic ingredients, including rose, snow fungus, Centella Asiatica, licorice root and aloe vera. This blend of botanicals work synergistically to deliver hydration, calm inflammation and neutralise free radical damage for healthier, more resilient skin.
Perfect for giving your complexion an airbrushed effect, this finishing powder consists of ultra-fine mica and light-diffusing pigments to soften the appearance of fine lines, enlarged pores and roughness. After makeup application, use a large brush to lightly dust this powder all over the face for a natural, second-skin finish. You can also use it as a touch-up powder to eliminate excess shine and smooth out irregularities.
#14: Burberry Beauty Cat Lashes Ultra Black, $52
As its name suggest, use this if you want to create a come-hither, feline look. Thanks to its hourglass-shaped brush, it creates a fanned-out effect that gives the illusion of bigger eyes. The weightless, clump-free formula also makes layering multiple coats a breeze as it doesn’t weigh fine lashes down. Plus, carbon black pigments mean you get unparalleled intensity for a smouldering effect.
#15: La Mer The Concentrate, $820
For the ultimate in skin rejuvenation, look no further than La Mer’s most powerful serum, The Concentrate. Highly concentrated in the brand’s signature Miracle Broth, cellular inflammation stands no chance against its ultra-calming formula. Signs of irritation are instantly calmed while skin’s barrier layer is reinforced as skin health and youth are restored.
#16: Lancome Absolue White Aura Regenerating Whitening Serum, $420
Developed to regenerate skin, reduce dark spots and illuminate skin, this power-packed serum harnesses the powers of the brand’s Grand Rose Extracts and brightening Actyl-C to even out skin tone and boost radiance. It also has a lightweight texture that absorbs into the skin almost instantly for a fresh, non-sticky feeling after.