New in Beauty: The Latest Skincare and Makeup You Should Try in November 2020
With environmental aggressors like UV, blue light, and pollution surrounding us every day, our skin is susceptible to signs of early ageing, manifesting as fine lines, wrinkles, dull complexion, and dry skin. Anti-ageing care is, hence, more important than ever, and it's never too early to start, with products from the Laniege's Perfect Renew Youth collection to Sulwhasoo's reformulated Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum.
Even makeup offers more than just concealing and perfecting your complexion these days, with foundations like Chanel Sublimage L’Essense de Teint and Nudestix's NudeFix Cream Concealer doubling up as skincare. Read on to find out more about the latest anti-ageing skincare and other beauty launches to try this month.
1/13 Chanel Sublimage L’Essense de Teint
From Chanel’s exceptional Sublimage line comes a new serum foundation that combines skincare with makeup. Infused with the signature active ingredients found in the Sublimage collection—antioxidant intense Vanilla Planifolia water and emollient Vanilla Planifolia enfleurage oil—the foundation hydrates and protects the skin for improved radiance day after day.
The lightweight foundation blends seamlessly into the skin and imparts a halo-like glow, thanks to light-reflecting particles, creating a sheer finish that looks just like your skin, but better.
Available at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty boutiques and counters from November 6.
2/13 Loubiworld fragrance collection
The universe of Christian Louboutin is indeed mesmerising: besides its signature lacquered red, it’s sexy, ultra-luxe, imaginative and intense; with a combination of poetry and humour that draws one in. Every trope here is reflected in Louboutin Beauty’s foray into the world of perfume: Loubiworld fragrance collection evokes seven different scents, accurately described as something “pulled out of a magician’s scarlet hat”. Working with different noses, there’s a scent for everybody—be it fruity or woody, and there’s a fragrance quiz that helps you pinpoint the Loubiworld scent for you.
Available in Tangs at Tang Plaza and online.
3/13 Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum
Prized as a traditional herb for its energy-boosting benefits, ginseng is equally potent for anti-ageing skincare. The prowess of this oriental herb is amplified to its fullest in Sulwhasoo’s reformulated Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum, from its roots to its leaves and stems.
Featuring Sulwhasoo’s trademarked Ginsenomics—an activated beauty ginsenoside obtained by concentrating ginseng saponin by more than 6,000 times—the new formula absorbs quicking into the skin to replenish skin density, support elasticity, and strengthen the skin’s defences against external aggressors for a youthful complexion.
Available at Sulwhasoo counters and boutiques.
4/13 Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Eau de Parfum Ambrée
In Narciso Rodriguez’s new fragrance the original amber note of the Narciso Eau de Parfum is amplified and blended with a creamy base of cedarwood and vanilla. Frangipani and ylang-ylang lend their luminous and captivating scent to the top note of the perfume, while Narciso Rodriguez’s signature, intoxicating musk lies at the heart of every Narciso fragrance.
Narciso Eau de Parfum Ambrée is presented in a modern and minimalist glass cube bottle that encapsulates a bold coral pink.
Available at Tangs, Takashimaya, Metro Paragon, BHG Bugis, and Sephora Ion Orchard.
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5/13 Armani Lip Maestro Venezia
A homage to the captivating beauty of Venice, Giorgio Armani introduces two new shades to its popular Lip Maestro collection—208 Venetian Red, a brown brick colour; and 209 Palazzo, a warm brown-red.
The warm, universally flattering colours wear for eight hours with a plush velvet matte finish. And with the Lip Maestro’s highly pigmented formula, one swipe is all it takes for red carpet-ready lips.
Available at Armani Beauty stores and counters, and online at Tangs and Isetan.
6/13 Kenzoki Ginger Radiance Shot
Powered by a new Ginger Radiance duo that features a detoxifying ginger extract and stabilised vitamin C to eliminate dead skin cells and offer protection from oxidative stress and pollution, the Ginger Radiance Shot promises to transform your skin in just five days.
Dubbed the five-day radiance challenge, simply apply one vial of serum in the morning and night to reveal a radiant and revitalised complexion.
Available at Sephora and online.
7/13 Laneige Perfect Renew Youth Regenerator
Anti-ageing care starts early, and Korean beauty brand Laneige’s new and improved Perfect Renew Youth collection is specially formulated to alleviate early signs of ageing for women in their mid-20s to 30s. Featuring its trademarked Glyco-Miracle technology, energy is derived from ‘Energy-Glyco’—extracted from the root of wild butterfly ginger—and French tri-peptide to improve the skin’s elasticity. A super berry complex of acai berry and acerola extracts also offer potent antioxidant effects to relieve oxidative stress.
A potent anti-ageing oil serum, the Perfect Renew Youth Regenerator promises to improve signs of early ageing, from loss of radiance to lack of moisture in just seven days.
Available at all Laneige boutiques and counters, and online on Lazada, Shopee, Zalora and Sephora.
8/13 Celloom Rise and Shine Ampoule
Rise and shine with a cocktail of antioxidant vitamins C, B and E for that healthy rested glow. Not only does it help to even out the skin tone and address pigmentation, but the ampoule also helps to replenish moisture to the skin that is lost through the night. It also contains sea buckthorn extract to encourage cell regeneration.
Founded and developed by South Korean dermatologist Dr Grace Cho and her daughter, Daye Kim, Celloom is a young Korean skincare brand that was recently launched in Singapore. Its range of seven skincare products is vegan, cruelty-free, EWG-certified and GMO-free.
Available at Society A.
(Related: Is Blue Light Causing Your Skin to Age? Beauty Experts Share How to Combat Its Effects)
9/13 Chanel Rouge Allure Laque
Chanel calls the Rouge Allure Laque their first “lifeproof” lip colour—in a sense that the hydrating, creamy colour is water-resistant, along with being rub-proof and smudge-proof for 12 hours. Dab it on gently for a lip stain or layer it on for an intense effect. Launching with a range of 20 hues, the unusual names of the shades reflect the transfer-resistant nature of the formula like Permanent, Immobile, Inflexible and Still, making us scribes giggle a little—without smudging our lippies, of course.
Available at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty boutiques and counters.
10/13 Acqua di Parma Colonia Futura
With the launch of the Colonia Futura, a contemporary olfactory take on an Acqua di Parma iconic scent, the Italian brand takes a necessary step towards an innovative packaging format that is more thoughtful of the environment. The iconic bakelite perfume cap is replaced with a recycled and recyclable plastic cap, and the dispenser can be easily removed from the glass bottle for easy recycling. The label is made with scrap dust from marble quarries and the signature yellow cylinder box is made of FSC certified cardboard. The brand’s conscious move to strengthen values of sustainability mirrors the composition of the scent too, as it contains 99 per cent natural origin ingredients.
Available at Escentials boutique and online.
11/13 By Terry Hyaluronic Pressed Hydra-Powder
By Terry’s iconic Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder is now available in the colourless pressed version, offering the same soft, mattifying and non-drying texture of the original loose powder. Featuring moisture magnet hyaluronic acid as its key ingredient, the formula maintains the skin’s hydration. Mica pearls and spherical powders also absorb excess oil and impart a luminous-matte, soft-focused finish.
Pressed into a handy compact, the new version makes touch-ups on the go even more effortless, filling up imperfections like lines, wrinkles and pores, and setting makeup for improved hold throughout the day.
Available at Escentials and Sephora.
12/13 Nudestix NudeFix Cream Concealer
Need a concealer that does more than conceal? Nudestix’s latest complexion launch is a multi-tasking concealer that not only hides imperfections—from fine lines and blemishes to pigmentation and under-eye circles—but also offers skincare benefits.
With a vegan formula of skin-loving botanical extracts, key ingredients include anti-inflammatory sweet berry extract; Arctium lappa root extract for reducing acne and erythema, and strengthening the skin barrier; hydrating vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5; and zinc oxide for blue light protection. It also absorbs excess oil and sebum, offering a long-wearing, water-resistant coverage.
Available at Nudestix and Sephora.
13/13 Yours Sunny Side Up Sunscreen Mist
We all know the importance of sunscreen, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we all enjoy it. White casts, greasiness, and clogged pores, particularly, are amongst the most common reasons that some people avoid applying sunscreen—especially in warmer climates like Singapore.
And that's why beauty brand, Yours, has taken it upon themselves to create the “dream sunscreen”. Formulated with active ingredients like Swiss Buddleja davidii flower extract, Swiss Buddleja officinalis flower extract and vitamin E to strengthen the skin’s defences against external stimuli—from UV and blue light damage to smoke and pollution—Sunny Side Up offers SPF 30 protection against UV A and UV B rays in the form of a lightweight, water-based mist.
Available at Yours.