All The September Beauty Launches We Can't Wait To Try ASAP
#1: Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge, $50
In 26 rich and luminous shades, this red lipstick is said to be the first that works exactly like a tattoo does — albeit, till you remove it. It gives a semi-matte finish while still providing maximum comfort thanks to a polymer, which when combined with a plant oil, offers deep hydration and a reported staying power of 12 hours.
#2: Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder, $50
This creamy liquid lipstick gives a soft powdery finish that feels weightless and comfortable while blurring out any imperfections. Its foam applicator makes for easy, fuss-free application on-the-go.
#3: Cle de Peau Beaute Radiant Cushion Foundation, $130
Formulated with the brand’s Hydrating Essence Complex to seal in moisture and prevent dryness, this (the brand’s first-ever cushion foundation) imparts a radiant glow to your skin while providing natural coverage that’s buildable.
If you’ve been a fan of YSL Beauty’s iconic Touche Eclat illuminating pen, you’ll love this new foundation. Promising the same radiance, this moisture-rich foundation douses skin with hydration instead of using light-reflecting pigments to achieve a dewy complexion. This means that while it offers sheer to medium coverage, there is no shine or shimmer on your skin for a naturally flawless finish.
Perfect for all skin types, this is not your ordinary facial mist. It primes skin for makeup application, provides antioxidant protection, refreshes dull, tired complexions and even brightens thanks to its potent blend of C, E and B5.
#6: Shiseido Arch Liner Ink, $45
Ideal for beginners, this foolproof eyeliner features an angled tip to easily achieve that perfect wing. It is also saturated with a high level of black pigments and a quick-dry formula that is said to provide up to 24 hours of waterproof wear to prevent smudging.
#8: For Beloved One Crystal Radiant Bio-Cellulose Eye Mask, $46, Sephora
This mask contains two key ingredients known as Reverskin, Shadownyl and Hyalufix GL to accelerate cell metabolism and regeneration; it treats fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles as well as plump up the skin for a more youthful-looking appearance.
#9: Nars Tinted Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, $40
Now in four different shades, this neutralises discolouration, prolong eye makeup wear (thanks to its unique polymer and mineral powder blend) and enhances the colour payoff of eyeshadows. It also contains anti-inflammatory deep-sea extract, rice bran extract and powerful antioxidants to nourish, sooth and protect the eyelids.
Dior Joy Eau de Parfum, $115 for 30ml, $167 for 50ml, $240 for 90ml
This luminous eau bursts forth with a citrus jolt, where sparkling bergamot, mandarin and a touch of aldehydes collide to accentuate the clarity and crispness of the ingredients. A luscious bouquet of rose and jasmine then makes its entrance, intoxicating your senses with its richness and depth. Finally, a melange of sandalwood, patchouli, cedarwood and musk accord surfaces, leaving behind a sensual trail on your skin — no wonder the scent is named Joy, to reflect all the exhilarating emotions that are evoked from one simple spritz.
Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Powder Foundation, $37
Specially formulated to counter redness and sallowness of the skin, this foundation balances skin tone for a naturally radiant look. Its ultra-fine texture glides onto skin, reducing the appearance of skin imperfections like spots, pores and discolouration. For best results, apply this after prepping skin with Moisturizing Makeup Base, $57. Those who have oily skin should also set makeup with the Pressed Powder, $37, to prolong makeup wear and diffuse the appearance of pores.
IDS Prestige Rejuvenating Complex Plus RC+, $417, at IDS Metro Paragon
Beyond the ingredients commonly found in anti-aging products like minerals, amino acids, hyaluronic acid and elastin, this supercharged formula also contains a skin-tightening algae extract, firming peptides and Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA), which works by relaxing facial muscles that cause wrinkles, repair skin barrier layer and stimulate collagen and elastin production. Most importantly, the efficacy of the formula is optimised by its patented ENHANCE delivery system to ensure that all ingredients are effectively and accurately delivered deep beneath skin surface. You can also expect instantly visible results thanks to a snail-derived peptide that has a Botox-like action to temporarily smooth wrinkles.
NARS Single Eyeshadows in Argentina, Ganges, Domination and Night Breed, $33 each
Whether you prefer to go matte, metallic or just a touch of sheen, look no further than Nars’ new library of eyeshadow singles. Promising saturated pigments, ease of application as well as long-lasting wear, these shades are perfect for making a bold statement.
Chanel Vitalumière Glow Cushion Foundation, $90
If you love the coverage of a foundation but yet want a fresh, radiant complexion, this is your best bet. Infused colour-correcting pigments that counter dullness and skin imperfections, this lightweight foundation layers on beautifully without caking. A unique complex of soft focus powders also help ensure that light is optimally reflected from the skin for an enviable glow. Plus, it is also enriched with licorice extracts for long-term skin brightening effects. Just pat onto areas of concern and repeat to build coverage without worrying if the foundation will sink into fine lines as it contains hyaluronic acid to plump skin surface.
Defy the signs of aging with this power-packed firming serum. Developed to restore skin firmness and reshape facial contours, this serum contains The Phyto-Complexe Pro-Firm 7, a proprietary complex of seven botanicals which act on stimulating collagen production to densify the dermis for plumper skin. Oat seed extract also provides an instant smoothing and firming effect that sits perfectly under makeup. Over time, skin is plumped, refined and sculpted.
Hera Rouge Holic Cream in No. 33 Urban Mulberry, No. 112 Killing pink, No. 342 Christmas Red, $45 each
Drenched in moisturising agents that keep lips smooth and plump, these creamy lipsticks have a glide-on texture that melts onto lips to ensure smooth and even application of colour. It is also extremely versatile as one swipe of these creamy lipsticks give a sheer wash of colour while multiple layers give you a pigment-packed effect.
Clarins Multi-Active Eye, $88
Formulated to target early signs of aging like fine lines, dark circles and puffiness, it harnesses the benefits of botanical ingredients to brighten, decongest and smooth the eye contour area. Best part, the formula has a refreshing gel-lotion texture which doesn’t grease up the area, making it perfect for all skin types and for application under makeup.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, $740
Synonymous with its luxurious melt-in texture that’s packed with caviar extracts, La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Luxe Cream has been the go-to moisturiser for discerning women looking to firm and lift their facial contours from inside out. Now, the formula is even better than ever, as it contains bioengineered components of caviar that have been impossible to extract previously. The result? A cream that harnesses the full potential of lipids- and peptides-rich caviar to magnify the cream’s firming prowess as skin tautness and suppleness improves with each application.
Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi+ Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil In Water, $70 for 290ml
You might be familiar with bi-phase eye or lip makeup removers, but the new Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil In Water references this concept and introduces its anti-pollution version. Not only does it guarantee the same cleansing efficacy as its signature cleansing oils, it also promises a lightweight, non-greasy finish that are associated with cleansing waters. Plus, it is infused with botanical extracts to gently polish skin surface, eliminate pollutants and feed skin with antioxidants for clearer, healthier skin.