Tatler’s Beauty Guide July 2021: Shop Our Favourites This Week
A plethora of brand new beauty products will launch this month, so much that we can hardly keep up. But that’s not going to stop us from ensuring that we won’t miss out on any of July’s hottest beauty drops.
Read on to find out what you should add to your shopping cart in this guide that we will update every week in July.
Chanel Factory 5 Collection
Leave it to Chanel to launch a completely new and revolutionary collection just as we pass the halfway mark of 2021. The French luxury maison is celebrating Chanel No.5 and its 100 years of celebrity this year. With that, the House has launched 17 limited-edition collector’s items inspired by everyday objects, including bath tablets, shower gel, body oil, body lotion, body cream, and even a mystery box. The monochromatic design of every product reminds us how Chanel remains dedicated to the legend that is No.5.
Available from July 15 at all Chanel beauty boutiques at Ion, Jem, Vivocity, Raffles City and MBS.
Dior Forever Skin Glow Cushion and Couture Luminizer
Beauty enthusiasts everywhere understand the appeal and draw of beautiful cosmetic compact cases. Once again, Dior is treating fans all over with the arrival of two new products in its Dior Forever Routine: the Dior Forever Skin Glow Cushion and the Dior Forever Couture Luminizer.
The new cushion is now available in an ultra-glow long wear version that gives wearers that coveted glow of a dewy finish. It features next-generation polymers that set the makeup film on the skin to create an even, high-perfection finish. It’s also housed in the same couture case as the iconic Dior Forever Perfect Cushion; the only difference is the carnage top is now glossy. Available in three shades (0N, 1N, 2N).
Dior Forever Couture Luminizer is an illuminating powder that gives the skin an intense, iridescent glow in just one sweep. It’s comfortable to wear and formulated with 95 per cent natural-origin pigments. Like the cushion, it’s also infused with wild pansy extract to provide ample hydration for the skin. The couture packaging is all-new and ultra-slim with a glossy finish to match the powder’s shimmering finish. Available in four shades (01 Nude Glow, 02 Pink Glow, 03 Pearlescent Glow, 06 Coral Glow).
Available now at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters.
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum
Luxury Korean skincare brand Sulwhasoo releases limited-edition designs of its bestselling products every year. This month, Sulwhasoo celebrates its rebranding in 2021 with Sulwhasoo Amber, a rich and alluring brand colour that creates a strong and consistent brand recognition. The limited-edition design for its well-loved First Care Activating serum is inspired by modernity through the contrasting colours of amber and black. Based on data, this best-selling essence is sold every 10 seconds in South Korea. Use this first-step serum as a start to your anti-ageing regime. If you have yet to try anything from the brand, it is also an excellent product that is simple enough to use as you kickstart your journey in K-beauty.
Available at all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters.
Gucci The Alchemist’s Garden 1921
1921 is a special new fragrance by Gucci, as part of The Alchemist’s Garden luxury collection. It was created around the distinctive Neroli Flower and also features the Limone Cedrato fruit from Florence, the birthplace of Gucci. Blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, under Alessandro Michele's creative direction, the eau de parfum contains floral and sweet notes that are complemented by the freshness of the Limone Cedrato, a zesty ingredient that is fresher and more floral than the lemon fruit. The genderless fragrance comes in a transparent green glass, as an homage to one of the House’s emblematic colours, taking inspiration from the bottles found on the wooden shelves of a vintage apothecary. Gucci branding and decorations are emblazoned in gold, with a wreath held up by a hand.
Available at Takashimaya Beauty Hall and Tangs at Tang Plaza, Tangs.com as well as Takashimaya’s e-shop.
Selena Gomez's highly anticipated makeup line, Rare Beauty, has finally reached our shores. After teasing us on social media for a while now, fans of the actress-singer can get their hands on some of her most raved-about products including the Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation (available in a whopping 32 shades), Soft Pinch Liquid Blush, Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream and more. To say the launch is huge is an understatement—there are 14 categories and 133 products to choose from, so go crazy with your fellow makeup junkies.
Gomez said in a statement: “These products aren’t about being someone else, it’s about being who you are, whether that’s rocking a full face of bold makeup or barely any makeup at all. Makeup is something to enjoy, it’s not something you need. I want every person to feel beautiful exactly as they are.”
We can't decide on a favourite product so far but we have our eyes on Rare Beauty’s Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner, inspired by a calligrapher and comprised of more than 1,000 individual hairs. Also, the makeup line strives to contribute to the greater good of society. In order to increase access to mental health resources, one per cent of every purchase will go directly to the Rare Impact Fund.
Available at Sephora from July 15.
Clarins Everlasting Foundation and Concealer
Love wearing foundation but want a natural-looking finish? The new Everlasting Foundation and Concealer by Clarins are perfect for those who enjoy using makeup with skincare properties. These new products contain plant extracts including Organic Quinoa Extract, which acts as a hydrating agent for the skin. In fact, Clarins Laboratories combined a special 'hold' polymer with Organic Oat Sugars to increase the adherence of colour pigments on the skin to achieve coverage that lasts all day.
The lightweight concealer provides enough coverage to eliminate dark circles, plus it also brightens the undereye. Make the most of this product and use it as an eyeshadow base, too.
The best part about this new foundation and concealer? They are both mask-friendly! Available in 13 shades for the foundation and five shades for the concealer.
Available at all Clarins boutiques, counters, and Clarins.com.sg.
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream
Fresh has unveiled its brand new and improved Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream—its best-selling moisturiser. The face cream is now enhanced with skin barrier-strengthening damask rose extract, an even more silky lightweight texture that absorbs easily and promises up to 72 hours of hydration. Love the smell of roses? This cream smells just like freshly cut roses—how divine is that?
Fresh's Rose Deep Hydration line has been scientifically proven to deliver hydration to the deeper layers of the skin (measured at a depth of 500 micrometres) so it is perfect for anyone whose skin craves a little more moisture. Pair the face cream with the brand's Rose Deep Hydration Oil-Infused Serum; it's weightless and fast-absorbing, leaving the skin feeling soft and plump after you pat it on.
Available at Sephora, Sephora.sg, Fresh Boutiques, Fresh.com and department stores.
Jurlique Activating Water Essence+
If you're obsessed with keeping your skin hydrated and plump, this new essence by Jurlique can help you up the ante for your skincare regime. The brand's new Activating Water Essence+ was inspired by innovation and finding new and improved ways to "better the look, feel, and function of your skin". It now features powerful new biodynamic botanicals that deliver even better hydration to boost your skin's radiance as well as two powerful potent marshmallow root extracts, biodynamically grown botanicals and additional moisture-attracting humectants for optimal hydration. The formula suits all skin types and is free of commonly used irritants.
Available at Jurlique Takashimaya, Jurlique Plaza Singapura and Jurlique Westgate concept stores and online on Lazada, Shopee, Zalora, the online stores of Takashimaya, Metro and Tangs.
Origins Plantscription Multi-Powered Youth Serum
Beauty brand Origins takes great pride in its nature-powered launches, and its latest product is set to be its most potent upgrade of one of its bestsellers. The new Plantscription Multi-Powered Youth Serum is now packed with five newly added powerful wrinkle-releasing peptides as well as plant-derived actives that target skin ageing. It also contains the formula's signature ingredient, anogeissus, which helps to protect the skin's natural fibrillin. Interestingly, the serum is also made up of glucosamine, to help reduce the appearance of pores as well as improve skin texture. For best results and visible change, use the elixir for at least seven days and you will see fewer lines, smaller pores plus more lifted skin over time.
Available at Sephora.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector SPF 20
In this mask-wearing climate, we are all for multitasking makeup products so Laura Mercier’s all-new Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector SPF 20 launched at the perfect time. It is perfect for anyone who loves a demi-matte look with a hint of coverage. The natural and "no-makeup" look is an evergreen style and Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturisers have always been a classic for everyone from makeup artists to loyal customers when they need to achieve a flawless base. This new launch also possesses skincare properties and helps control shine. Suitable for normal to oily skin types.
Available at Sephora.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial
As a self-confessed fan of Glow Recipe (I've been following their beauty entrepreneurship journey since 2013.), I can never get over the excitement that every new launch brings.
A few months ago, during a Zoom masterclass with the brand's founders, I had asked if there were new products to be added to Glow Recipe's signature and bestselling Watermelon Glow family. While the founders were coy about it, they did indicate that there was something new in the works.
True enough, the brand has introduced its first-ever hyaluronic-infused whipped clay mask. The Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial is formulated for all skin types, so it's suitable for anyone looking for a pore-refining mask that washes off easily.
It's so gentle that it can be used every day as part of your morning or night routine. The hyaluronic clay will help clear skin, minimise pores, and revitalise the complexion. Give your skin a regular five-minute clay treatment and you may just achieve enviable results.
Available at Sephora.
Related: Glow Recipe in Singapore: The Founders Reveal How To Achieve Glass Skin and More
Byredo Colour Sticks
Byredo adds three new members to their colour sticks line. The stunning new shades can be worn on their own or mixed with other shades from the range. These multi-tasking beauty pencils can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks. Solar Flare is a luminous, shimmering nude; Coleoptera is a beetle brown with turquoise glitter; and Dravite is an earthy brown with glittering bronze. We think they're best used together for a dramatic eye look but don't forget to use either Coleoptera or Dravite on the lips for a beautiful and attention-grabbing pout.
Available at Byredo Boutique at Takashimaya S.C and Escentials.
111Skin Clarity Beauty Dose
Blemished skin is often the result of internal imbalance, which is why the Clarity Beauty Dose by 111Skin works to detoxify and recolonise the gut with a combination of digestive enzymes and probiotics.
“I have always recognised the gut and skin connection; both are densely vascularised and richly innervated, with a bidirectional relationship between the two. The gut is, after all, often referred to as ‘the second brain’. Supplements, through their oral bioavailability, nourish our cellular ecosystem via their bioactive compounds, supporting the skin’s homeostasis, health and function,” said Dr Yannis Alexandrides, the globally renowned Harley Street cosmetic surgeon who founded this clinically-inspired skincare range.
This beauty supplement features a calming blend of vitamins, minerals and superfoods that work to reset stressed cells for anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, alkalising the microflora and fortifying the body against further imbalance. The result is uniform, clear skin that is smooth, supple and refined in appearance.
Available at Metro Singapore.
MT Metatron’s Whitening Care Line
Want that coveted all-natural glow and glass skin? Clarity, translucency, and smoothness must first be achieved. With this in mind, Japanese luxury skincare brand MT Metatron’s Whitening Care Line aims to fight melanin with four pigment-fighting hero products: MT Bright Up Lotion, MT Prominent Essence, MT Crystal Shot and MT Bright Up Cream. Focusing on skin’s melanin production mechanisms and providing melasma treatment, this range of products is formulated by combining ingredients that refine and smoothen irregularities on the skin. For example, the MT Bright Up Lotion and MT Bright Up Cream are approved as quasi-drugs with whitening efficacies, to help prevent melasma and dullness by blocking the production of melanin.
Quasi-drugs sit in a category between medical drugs and cosmetics in Japan. Its ingredients are approved and recognised by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as suitable for preventing and improving targeted skin concerns.
Available at Isetan Scotts, online and at authorised sales distributors.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid Eye Cream for Face
How often do you use eye cream and are you using it correctly? This product can help you improve your eye care techniques. L’Oréal Paris has launched its first Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Eye Cream for Face, a new fast-absorbing eye cream designed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines to achieve plump and youthful skin. It also doubles up on anti-ageing ingredients for the best results.
Eye cream is generally used to prevent and reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area, but L’Oréal Paris wants its new product to be used effectively on other areas of the face such as the forehead, laugh lines and lip area. The eye cream, which is part of the brand's popular Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid skincare range, contains five times more Hyaluronic Acid to lock in moisture and help fade, fill and plump lines.
Available at Watsons stores.