New in Beauty: The Latest Skincare and Makeup You Should Try in January 2021
Beauty junkies all around are reasonably excited every time January comes around—because the start of the new year calls for brand new product launches and exciting debuts in the world of skincare and makeup.
Some of the key brands that made their debut over the holiday period include well-loved beauty Youtuber Patrick Starrr who finally dropped his debut cosmetics brand, One/Size, in Sephora, while pop singer-turned-beauty guru Rihanna also launched her skincare range, Fenty Skin.
Read on to find out more about makeup and skincare products that you may want to add to cart as you start 2021.
1/13 Rouge Dior Satin Balm
Completing the collection of 75 shades in Rouge Dior's extensive colour range, the Rouge Dior Satin Balm in 000 Diornatural is a unisex, translucent blam that offers additional care for the lips—with a double dose of floral skincare.
Infused with red peony extract, pomegranate flower extract, and shea butter, the balm helps to hydrate and nourish the lips, improving lip quality and suppleness. Formulated with a satin finish, the balm can be used alone or under lipstick for added comfort without any tackiness.
Available at all Dior counters and boutiques.
2/13 Chanel Le Lift Lotion
Reformulated to deliver even higher performance, Chanel's Le Lift lotion now features a magnetic water complex composed of skin-mimetic elements that act as its name suggests—attracting, binding and retaining water molecules within the skin for more long-lasting hydration.
Of course, there's the star ingredient of the Le Lift collection: botanical Alfalfa concentrate, rich in minerals, vitamins and amino acids that offer antioxidant and anti-ageing benefits and stimulate the production of collagen. As a prelude to your beauty ritual, the Le Lift lotion helps to improve the skin's balance and hydration to prepare your skin for the next steps in your routine.
Available at all Chanel fragrance and beauty boutiques and counters.
3/13 Sulwhasoo Perfecting Foundation
Sulwhasoo's Perfecting Cushion needs little introduction. As one of the pioneering cushion compacts on the market, it is known for its lightweight but long-lasting wear, evening out the skin tone and offering a dewy finish.
Now, Sulwhasoo is expanding the line with the Perfecting Foundation. Inspired by hanji (a Korean paper that lasts a thousand years), the Perfecting Foundation combines skincare and base makeup in an air-permeable formula that doesn't clog the pores, while concealing imperfections. Expect long-lasting wear from the foundation, which promises to last up to 12 hours. What's even better is that the foundation comes in seven shades, allowing women of darker skin tones to enjoy the prowess of Sulwhasoo's Perfecting Makeup line as well.
Available at Sulwhasoo counters and boutiques.
4/13 Chantecaille Rose de Mai Cleansing Balm
From Chantecaille's best-selling Rose de Mai collection comes its first-ever cleansing balm, which gently removes all traces of dirt, makeup, as well as sunscreen without irritating the skin or stripping it of moisture.
Ingredients like the organic evening primrose, rosehip and tamanu oils, raspberry stem cell extract, phytic and hyaluronic acid and of course, the Rose de Mai essence help to soothe, replenish and hydrate the skin, without any pore-clogging mineral oils. It is suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.
Available at Chantecaille’s boutique and counter at Tangs Orchard and Takashimaya.
5/13 Clé de Peau Beauté Precious Gold Vitality Mask
Throughout history, gold has long been recognised for its beautifying properties—Cleopatra herself was known to have slept in a gold mask every night. But you don't have to go through the same trouble today, because Clé de Peau Beauté has created a luxurious rinse-off mask, infused with 24K gold.
A highly potent anti-oxidant, 24K Gold Infusion is combined with gardenia extract and a potent blend of amino acids and botanicals to nourish the skin and strengthen its protective barrier against environmental aggressors, as well as improve signs of ageing.
Available at all Clé de Peau Beauté boutiques and counters.
6/13 Boss Bottled Eau de Parfum
A warm and vibrant perfume dreamed up by master perfumer Honorine Blanc, the Boss Bottled Eau de Parfum embodies the modern, charismatic man in a woody-spicy composition, crafted with innovative extraction methods and exclusively sourced natural ingredients.
Fruity notes of apple and bergamot are juxtaposed against the spiciness of black pepper, chestnut, cardamom and cinnamon, drying down to a leathery and smoky base of dark vetiver and musk.
Available at Sephora.
Popular beauty Youtube Patrick Starrr is finally launching his cosmetic brand in Singapore. One/Size is Starrr’s very first beauty brand, after several collaborations with various global brands such as Mac Cosmetics.
His new beauty brand includes 20 products ranging from makeup removers and eyeliners to eyeshadows and false eyelashes. Among the best-selling items that are available here are the Go Off Makeup Dissolving Mist (which works as a mist that instantly dissolves heavy makeup), Visionary Eyeshadow Palette, Point Made 24-Hour Liquid Eyeliner Pen and Ultimate Setting Powder.
Available at Sephora.
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8/13 Tom Ford Traceless Matte Soft Foundation
Tom Ford Beauty's all-new Traceless Soft Matte Foundation comes in a soft-focus matte formula that's powered by Hyaluronic Acid. The skincare-infused formula provides instant hydration for an exquisitely smooth, soft, ultra-comfortable finish. Available in 10 shades designed to enhance complexions, the product glides seamlessly onto the skin upon application, effortlessly erasing imperfections and redness with a matte finish.
The foundation has skincare benefits that improve the appearance of skin immediately and the feel of skin over time; with Lady Thistle and a hydrating blend of peptides, the foundation imparts a soft, smooth feel and plump look.
Available in January 2021 at all Tom Ford counters islandwide; via Tom Ford Beauty at Home advisor at +65 6732 5002; and at Sephora from January 7, 2021.
9/13 Fenty Skin
The wait is over—Rihanna's highly-anticipated skincare line has debuted in Singapore. After launching her hugely popular cosmetics line Fenty Beauty, the pop singer decided to venture into skincare and came up with Fenty Skin. All the products in this skincare range, which is cruelty-free, are meant to be multitasking and easy to use.
The products also boast clean formulas that are vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and earth-conscious. For example, the daytime moisturiser is coral reef-friendly, with packaging made from recyclable materials. Smart refillable packs are also available, so that could be a major plus point for the eco-friendly among us.
Available at Sephora.
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10/13 Fresh Kombucha Cleansing Treatment
Kombucha has been a trending health food over the past couple of years so it only makes sense that it is now being used as part of skincare. Beauty brand Fresh has debuted a new addition to its anti-pollution collection. The new Kombucha Cleansing Treatment is a no-rinse, three-in-one cleanser and treatment that cleanses, repairs and treats skin’s microbiota with prebiotic inulin, a natural ingredient derived from chicory roots with special skin-balancing properties.
What’s microbiota, you may ask? It is basically your skin’s natural defence system that is unique to every individual and consists of microorganisms that live on our skin, such as bacteria—both harmful and beneficial ones. It is also what keeps our skin barrier healthy. Fresh’s new Kombucha Cleansing Treatment can be used as the first step in your anti-pollution skincare routine; the result is smaller pores as well as clearer and smoother skin.
Available at Fresh boutiques in Ion Orchard, Raffles City, Jem Beauty Kitchen, Takashimaya Department Store and Sephora.
11/13 Hera Glow Lasting Cushion
Hera has premiered its all-new Glow Lasting Cushion which promises to take long-wear perfection to the next level with a highly blendable formula. The new cushion offers a thin and lightweight veil over skin that provides a lasting 24-hour lively glow akin to natural skin glow.
Available in eight shades, the cushion also features a combination of an improved dispenser and puff, providing seamless coverage that allows for both a natural or stronger look with just one thin layer of application with minimal touch-ups. In addition, the new formula is empowered with Multi-Dimensions Radiant technology to increase the moisture level of the skin barrier upon application, replenishing moisture whilst delivering instant radiance to the skin.
Available at Hera Ion boutique and online from January 6.
12/13 Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Eye Serum
Infused with Re-Nutriv’s skin-energising Black Diamond Truffle Extract and patented youth-sustaining technology, this new eye serum sculpt and tightens the eye area, with less puffiness and fewer lines with extended use. A total eye transformation with the product begins at key facets of the eyes including under eyes, outer eyes and overall eye area.
The Eye Serum also comes with a cooling Sculpted Ceramic Eye Wand, which helps the product penetrate into the skin and instantly energises and de-puffs the eye area. The wand also has a flexible neck, allowing the cool-to-the-touch oval, ceramic tip to reach every contour and corner of the eye area. On top of that, it also sticks magnetically to the bottle of eye serum.
Available at select Estee Lauder stores, including Ion Orchard, Marina Bay Sands, Tangs Orchard, Takashimaya, Isetan Scotts, Metro Paragon and OG People’s Park.
13/13 YSL Beauty Pure Shots Soft Polish Double Essence Lotion
If achieving glass skin is one of your New Year's resolution—this YSL Beauty product could bring you one step closer to getting that coveted glow. The Pure Shots Soft Polish Double Essence Lotion is a new addition to the skincare range, acting as a bi-phase peeling lotion, bringing clarity, tightness to the pores and plumpness to the skin.
It can be used in combination with the rest of the Pure Shots range for a bright, radiant complexion as the first step in any daily skincare routine. The Soft Polish Double Essence is especially effective as a complement to Night Reboot Serum, regenerating formula enriched with moonlight cactus in a bi-phase technology.
Available at all YSL Beauty stores.