This Month In Beauty: Chanel's Tweed Makeup, Rationale Expands Mask Range & More
DIOR REINVENTS AN ICONIC LIPSTICK
One of Dior’s most recognised products, the Rouge Dior Forever, has been reformulated to be better than ever. Peter Philips, creative and image director for Dior Makeup has upgraded the lipstick to give up to 16 hours of no-transfer wear without feeling cakey and uncomfortable. The lipstick also comes in a redesigned couture case with a sleek ultra-matte midnight blue finish.
Says Philips: ”Rouge Dior Forever, these three words almost sound like a manifesto. And in a way they are. This new generation of Dior lipsticks is loud when it has to be loud, and discreet when wanted and for sure, always beautiful.”
Rouge Dior Forever ($62) comes in 18 shades, including three limited-edition colours, which are available at Dior Beauty boutiques and counters and the Dior Beauty Online Boutique. The 15 permanent shades are also available at Sephora stores and Sephora.sg
CARTIER’S NEW TAKE ON A CLASSIC PERFUME
Ten years ago, Cartier’s sensual Baiser Vole Eau de Parfum was widely acclaimed for capturing the silky and velvety notes of a bouquet of lilies in a bottle. This year, the new Baiser Vole Parfum by perfumer Mathilde Laurent, dials up the intensity even further by cocooning the scent of lilies with warm tonka beans and powdery heliotrope. More enveloping and musky without losing the allure of the OG version, the brand says this perfume feels like a touch of balm on the skin.
Baiser Vole Parfum ($205 for 100ml) is available in stores now
NOW YOU CAN WEAR CHANEL’S TWEED ON YOUR FACE
Gabrielle Chanel’s signature tweed fabric takes on a new form this season as the house’s iconic Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow quads ($135 each). The tweed texture is embossed on the surface of each shade while the four colours of each quad capture the varying tones found on the fabric. Just like how different fibres are blended to create the distinct tweed pattern, the shades can be blended to achieve different intensities and colour tones. This limited-edition series of four palettes even come encased within (real) tweed pouches created by Maison Lesage, a part of Chanel’s Metiers d’art group.
Another notable Chanel drop this month is the new Coco Mademoiselle The Body Oil ($132) to bring some indulgence to your selfcare routine. Featuring a fine and silky texture, this hydrating oil comes in an easy to use spray bottle and can be layered with the Coco Mademoiselle perfume to intensify the fragrance trail of the perfume.
Available islandwide and on the Chanel Fragrance & Beauty e-shop
ORIGINS’ TRENDY MUSHROOM SKINCARE GETS EVEN BETTER
Long before mushrooms became a thing for health and beauty purposes, Origins had already been harnessing its benefits. Most recently, its bestselling Dr Andrew Weil for Origins Mega Mushroom Treatment Lotion ($65 for 200ml) has been relaunched with 10 times more reishi (aka lingzhi) mushroom. Known as the mushroom of immortality, this ingredient counters irritation to soothe sensitive skin and refine the complexion. Another favourite, the Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Advanced Face Serum ($147 for 50ml), has also been reformulated to better complement the Treatment Lotion by targeting irritation, dehydration, roughness and skin dullness.
Available at all Origins boutiques, selected department stores, Sephora, Lazada and iShopChangi
ORGANIC SKINCARE BY SABON
Add a touch of sensorial indulgence to your skincare routine with Sabon’s new Glow Face Care Ritual. Comprising four products, this is the first organic certified face care line by the brand and incorporates its signature ingredient – Dead Sea minerals – as well as Damask rose, known at the “Queen of flowers” in haute parfumerie. The range includes a unique Rose Steam comprising Dead Sea salts and rose petals for an DIY facial steam, Rose Water in Oil facial mist to instantly perk up the skin, Rose Serum in Oil that is enriched with eight botanical oils and Rose Soft Cream to seal in the hydration.
Available at L1 Takashimaya D.S.
RATIONALE ADDS TO ITS MASK RANGE
Cult Aussie skincare brand Rationale’s facials are one of the holy grails of skincare junkies. And for the weeks when you have to DIY at home, their masks are the next best option. The latest #2 The Mask ($241) contains a blend of vitamins C, E, peptides and a plant-derived molecule called Gallic Acid to perk up tired skin, deliver nourishment and restore radiance to one’s visage. Use weekly for best results.
Available at #01-09 Raffles City Shopping Centre and Tangs at Tang Plaza
CAUDALIE HAS A NEW SUNCARE PRODUCT
For multi-tasking lightweight sun protection in this tropical climate, check out the new Caudalie Vinosun SPF50+ Very High Protection Lightweight Cream ($30 for 40ml). Meant to double up as a base under make-up, it is formulated without oxybenzone and octinoxate. Instead, its combination of four broad spectrum sun filters are formulated to be biodegradable and non-toxic for the marine ecosystem. Like the French brand’s other signature products, the cream is rich in a patented polyphenols antioxidant complex extracted from French grapes to keep skin-ageing free radicals at bay.
Available at Sephora and its e-store
DR DENNIS GROSS COMBATS SUN DAMAGE
Prevention may be better than cure but if your skin is already starting to look a little worse for wear due to overexposure to the sun, what your mug needs is a vitamin C boost. Enter Dr Dennis Gross’ new Vitamin C Lactic range which contains not just vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, but also lactic acid to exfoliate the surface layer of dead skin cells to facilitate product absorption. The star product is the VitaminC Lactic 15% Vitamin C Firm & Bright Serum ($130) which contains a potent 15 per cent concentration of L-ascorbic acid, a form of vitamin C. There is also an eye treatment $104 and cream, $114.
Launching exclusively at Sephora e-store and in-stores from Sep 15