The Products That You Really Need In Your Beauty Cache This Month
Made with ultra-hydrating wild pansy flower extract, the Dior Forever Skin Glow liquid foundation has become a bestseller for leaving one’s complexion looking plump and radiant instantly while rose hip extract helps to tighten the appearance of pores in a month.
To make it even easier to maintain the illusion of healthy, flawless skin, Dior introduces Dior Forever Skin Veil SPF20, a universal primer that reportedly stays on and offers glow and moisture for 24 hours, thanks to illuminating oils. Also debuting this month, the Dior Forever Cushion Powder is said to be another first for the brand with water making up more than 25 per cent of its content, allowing skin to feel fresher for longer while blurring imperfections.
Having a silk metier with a 75,000-shade-strong colour archive as a constant source of inspiration means that Hermes never fails to thrill with its lipstick pigments. Drawing from the idea of a dream escapade (hands up, if you’re feeling this), its latest limited-edition releases for Rouge Hermes sees the line at its most high-voltage since its 2020 debut – all while staying true to the brand’s roots in sophistication and pragmatism.
Rose Oasis (on top lip) is a bougainvillea-esque pink that gives the punch of fuchsia minus the kitsch, while Corail Aqua (on bottom lip) is a bold and luscious vermilion. Completing the trio is Beige Ebloui, a warm sandy pink akin to a pretty nude, and a shimmery satin finish that allows all three flattering-for-all shades to transcend seamlessly from day to night.
Last year, Estee Lauder updated its most iconic serum with special technology as well as a blend of plant-derived ingredients, yeast extract and a peptide to give us the Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex. The resulting formula has been proven to boost cell renewal and collagen production, and repair skin faster than its predecessor, leaving it nourished and looking fresh – handy benefits in an era of maskne and WFH. Making it a true product for the times: its apothecary-style bottle that’s now made of recyclable glass, a move that has reportedly helped save a whopping 907,000kg of plastic.
How to achieve this fashion-forward yet ultra-pretty glow up? Start with making Chanel’s brightening Le Blanc serum part of your skincare regime – it’s been updated with the moisture-boosting extract of gardenia fruit, which helps to create a natural, rosy glow.
And now for the makeup: the brand’s Perles et Eclats de Chanel collection translates the glow of Japanese Akoya pearls into the likes of the shimmery, champagne-toned Perles de Lumiere highlighting powder and the Les 4 Ombres 374 Allure et Eclat eyeshadow palette.
The latter contains two shades of white – one pure, the other with rosy, pearlescent particles – as well as a copper-toned eggplant and a peachy pink; dab the lighter shades around the corner of the peepers for an illuminating touch, or layer and create your own take on refined, feminine glamour.
Photography Stefan Khoo Styling Assistant Jasmine Ashvinkumar Hair Sean Ang Makeup Clarence Lee Models Noelle & Daryna/Mannequin
This article first appeared in the March 2021 No-Rules edition of FEMALE