New At Sephora: Charlotte Tilbury And Other Launches On Our Shores
1. Charlotte Tilbury Beauty
Come October 10, the eponymous beauty line of makeup celebrity Charlotte Tilbury will pop up online and physically at stores. Favourites from the London brand – like Charlotte’s Magic Cream and her iconic rose gold-tubed lippies – will be available to be swatched at Sephora stores at ION Orchard, Ngee Ann City, Westgate, Marina Bay Sands, Vivo City, Tampines and Plaza Singapura.
2. Velour Lashes
For those who prefer wearing falsies over having eyelash extensions, Velour might just change the whole lash game for you. The brand’s cruelty-free and ethically-sourced mink and silk lashes are said to be reusable for more than 25 times – meaning that you’re really getting a bang for your buck. If you’re wondering how lashes made of mink hair can be cruelty-free, it’s because the brand harvests its hair during two key shedding seasons of the year (a.k.a no skinning or killing of any furry friend) from free-range zoos. If it’s good enough for Kate Upton and Beyonce, surely it’s got to be good enough for us, right.
3. Dear Dahlia
Shout out to all the K-beauty lovers out there: another cult K-beauty brand is now here in the flesh. It’s vegan, cruelty-free and 8-free – meaning that its formulas are all made with trusted ingredients like certified organic ingredients, food-grade pigments and naturally scented essential oils. Of course, the Dahlia flower lies at heart of this brand, if its name hasn’t already given that away. The flower has proven antioxidant properties that provide anti-ageing and skin-conditioning benefits, while its form has inspired the octagonal shape of the product packaging.
Launched in 2016, the Bill Gates-funded clean beauty label is the first and only beauty brand whose entire line is made with squalane – an extremely hydrating ingredient that the company managed to derive from renewable sugar cane (instead of shark liver oil). Plus, it also supports humanitarian causes by working closely with non-profit organisations such as Fighting Pretty that cancer support for women and Reclaim13 that frees children from sexual exploitation – just to name a few.
Products from the world’s first cold-processed haircare line by fashion editorial hairstylist Helen Reavey – who has worked with big brands such as Chanel and Feni – can now be carted out. Act+Acre uses natural ingredients and a proprietary cold-processing technology: ice-cold water at high pressure to combine essential oils and ingredients. Traditional production methods that involve heat, which can weaken the potency of active seed oils.
Unlike most brands that have products dedicated to one part of the body, this two-year-old skincare brand, which believes in multi-tasking and multi-functional formulations, is founded by dermo-pharmacist Colette Haydon. Lixirskin also challenges the popular notion that all-natural products are good while synthetic ingredients are bad. To the brand, there are only good and bad ingredients – regardless of whether they’re natural or synthetic in origin.