New in Beauty: The Latest Skincare and Makeup You Should Try in February 2020
As we transit into spring, brighter colours return to make a fresh statement, while the skin stays natural and luminously matte. See the latest makeup collections for spring/summer 2020 as well as pampering skincare launches that will refresh your complexion and combat skin fatigue from age and the environment.
1/13 Dior Prestige Light-in-White L’Oléo-Essence Lumière
Inspired by Chinese traditional medicine, Dior Prestige’s Light-in-White brightening line is specifically adjusted to the needs of Asian women. Its latest addition is the L’Oléo-Essence Lumière, which strives to restore the skin’s innate radiance, dimmed by daily environmental stressors. Boasting a concentration of rose essence, white rose oil and natural PHAs, the new essence gently exfoliates skin and boosts hydric and lipidic flows for a brighter and more supple complexion.
Available at all Dior counters.
2/13 Chanel Éclat du Désert Illuminating Powder
An exclusive creation for Chanel’s spring/summer 2020 Desert Dream collection, this satiny pink-beige highlighter adds a shimmering, sun-kissed glow to your complexion. Inspired by Chanel global creative makeup and colour designer Lucia Pica’s photographic trip to the desert, the etched surface of the compact features the distinctive contours of sand dunes.
Available at all Chanel fragrance and beauty stores.
3/13 Albion Flora Drip
If you loved Albion’s iconic Skin Conditioner, the new Flora Drip skin essence is set to be your next favourite. Lemon balm, thyme, cornflower, artemisia capillaris and artemisia montana, are fermented with pure white koji—a rare fungus—to create Myurat, an original fermented essence that improves the appearance of fine lines and helps you achieve skin that is radiant, hydrated, firm, and supple. A treat for the senses, the Flora Drip has a calming aroma and permeates the skin effortlessly.
Available at all Albion counters.
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4/13 Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Gothique
Fast expanding its line of lipsticks, Gucci is introducing a new collection of metallic lipsticks, inspired by the punk era in 80s London. Available in a palette of nine shades that includes the emblematic 25* Goldie Red as well as unexpected hues like 708 Victoriana Blue and 709 Princess Olga Green, the unique formula imparts an intense, black undertone to your lips, enhanced by a metallic gleam thanks to special effects pigments.
Available at Takashimaya.
5/13 Burberry Matte Glow Foundation
Want a natural radiance to your complexion but don’t want to end up looking shiny and greasy? Burberry’s Matte Glow Foundation does just that. Perfect for the climate of Singapore, the foundation is humidity, heat and pollution-resistant, affording a long-lasting luminous matte finish. The lightweight formula comes in 28 shades from fair to dark and encompasses warm, cool and neutral undertones, blending seamlessly into skin.
Available at Sephora Ion and online.
6/13 Hera Sensual Spicy Nude Balm
Redefine MLBB with Hera’s latest collection of lipsticks. Formulated with methylpropanediol, the Sensual Spicy Nude collection moisturises and plumps your lips for a bold and volumised pout. Available in six shades of nudes to reds—including a colour-changing balm—the soft, creamy lipstick glides on for a subtle shine that amplifies the beauty of your lips. Enhance it with a swipe of the Sensual Spicy Nude Gloss.
Available at the Hera counter and boutique.
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7/13 Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultra Radiance Liquid Makeup SPF 20/PA+++
Estée Lauder’s Re-Nutriv Ultra Radiance Liquid Makeup now comes with SPF20/PA+++, infused with the power of two peridot stones in every bottle. Harvested from the southwestern United States, the precious green gem’s extract helps to boost skin’s radiance and vibrancy. The illuminating formula also boasts rhodochrosite, green jade, and micro-fine gems including sapphires and rubies for an enriched glow. Humidity- and sweat-resistant, the foundation offers long-lasting hydration and minimises the appearance of imperfections and pores with a buildable coverage.
Available at all Estée Lauder boutiques and counters.
8/13 Chantecaille Stress Repair Concentrate+
Chantecaille’s best-selling Stress Repair Concentrate gets amplified with a new formula that features a potent refining lipopeptide, bionymph peptide stem cell extract, and anti-wrinkle hexapeptide to soften the appearance of lines and folds around the eye. Combined with stem cell extracts from hawthorn, Arabian jasmine, and bell pepper, the appearance of dark circles and puffiness is improved for brighter, lifted eyes.
Available at Takashimaya.
9/13 Tom Ford Eye Color Quads
Tom Ford Beauty introduces five new palettes to its Eye Color Quads for spring, offering complementary shades from smouldering amber and cashmere-like cream to delicate beige and cocoa nudes. Each quad comes with four finishes—sheer sparkle, satin, shimmer and matte—that can be worn dry or wet.
Available at the Tom Ford boutique and counters.
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10/13 Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum
Addressing common pore concerns, Dr. Dennis Gross’ new Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum is formulated with a complex of prickly pear extract, farnesol, witch hazel, Agarikon mushroom extract, adipic acid and seven alpha beta acids to exfoliate, regulate oil production, cleanse clogged pores, and fight against acne-causing bacteria. Best used with the Alpha Beta Daily Peel, it promises to improve the appearance of enlarged pores and prevent the formation of blackheads.
Available at Sephora and online from February 13.
11/13 Ksisters' Glow Up Fridge
Isn’t this a fantastic Galentine's Day gift for your close friends? Send them each a limited-edition beauty fridge that will come with seven of Ksisters’ best-selling sheet masks. This mini skincare fridge, all in pink, should be placed near the bathroom or dressing table, and it’s ideal for storing other skincare products such as toners and eye creams.
12/13 Ést.lab Lumiwhite Exfoliating Scrub
This Singaporean beauty brand has launched an improved formula of this exfoliator with a renewed commitment towards sustainability: from now till February 15, 10 per cent of this product’s proceeds will go towards Nature Society, Singapore. The scrub now also contains vitamin C, jojoba oil and fucogel so your skin feels even better post-exfoliation; and the key ingredients (which include the fully bio-degradable scrub beads) have been doubled for maximum effect.
Available at all Estetica outlets and online.
13/13 Salt & Stone Deodorant and Sunscreen Lotion
This ultra-cool unisex skin and body care range from Los Angeles has just launched in Singapore. Professional snowboarder Nima Jalali started Salt & Stone in 2017, as he was looking for effective, safe formulas; such as aluminum-free deodorant and chemical-free sunscreen—but he just could not find a good one. Today, those two items are highly popular in its range of products that focus on plant-based, organic and cruelty-free ingredients.
Available at Benjamin Barker The Cathay and Cineleisure boutiques, and online at Deckout.