Tatler’s Beauty Guide May 2021: Shop Our Favourites This Week
New Covid-19 restrictions are in place and work-from-home has become the default in Singapore once again. Feeling a little blue from the recent announcements and having to revert to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)? A little retail therapy may help.
Here are some of our favourite beauty products this week—so do yourselves a favour, add these to your online shopping cart and treat yourselves.
The next generation of Dior Makeup's Lip Glow is here. The iconic colour-enhancing lip balm is reinvented with a formula composed of 97 per cent natural-origin ingredients. It has remained a favourite among beauty junkies for years because of how it adapts to each person's natural lip colour. Also enriched with cherry oil (just like the equally desirable Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil), it provides enough hydration for 24 hours and ensures six hours of continuous glow.
The Lip Glow is now available in a a new couture case and is available in three new shades: Cherry 015, Seoul Scarlet 025, and Universal Clear 000. Blackpink fans, take note: Seoul Scarlet 025 is actually Dior global ambassador Jisoo’s red—a vibrant red inspired by South Korea’s metropolis.
Available at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters, and available online on Sephora.sg and Tangs.com.
Bulgari Omnia fragrance by Mary Katrantzou
Fashion designer Mary Katrantzou's collaboration with master perfumer Alberto Morillas resulted in a new fragrance for Bulgari's Omnia collection. Omnia by Mary Katrantzou, is a vibrant floral Eau de Parfum echoing the fashion designer's maximalist and bold style. Inspired by Katrantzou’s favourite flower, the gardenia, Morillas blends its generous floral hues with the luminous notes of mandarin and the freshness of fig leaves. It's such a playfully sweet scent that can take you from day to night.
Additionally, the bottle will sit pretty on your dressing table; it is wonderfully vibrant, reinventing Omnia's iconic infinity shape in a play of colours including orange and pink with a multi-faceted bi-colour effect. It also comprises layers of lush petals rendered in spectacular shades of glass that are reminiscent of both Bulgari gems and Mary Katrantzou prints.
Chanel Sublimage La Lotion Lumiere Exfoliante
This week, we were on the lookout for a gentle exfoliating lotion, and this one by Chanel is an absolute must-have. As part of the House's exceptional Sublimage skincare line, this lotion is extremely gentle on the skin and contains active white birch water, rich in sugars and minerals, to boost the skin’s hydration. This "jellified water" gently exfoliates the skin to stimulate cell renewal. As soon as it is moisturised, you will notice that your skin is soft to the touch and feels wonderfully smooth.
Use this every morning and evening with fingertips or a cotton pad to apply several drops all over the entire face, after thoroughly removing makeup and cleansing. Work from the middle of the face outwards and avoid the eye area. You will probably see results (read: more radiant skin) after a week of use. PS: Fellow die-hard Chanel skincare fans have shared the same positive feedback with us.
Available at all Chanel Beauty boutiques and counters.
Related: Why The Chanel Sublimage L’Essence Fondamentale Is Worth Its Weight In Gold
La Prairie Pure Gold Radiance Concentrate
The luxurious Pure Gold Radiance Concentrate from La Prairie's all-new Pure Gold Collection is a decadent, rich fluid that melts into the skin, leaving the slightest hint of pure gold resplendence.
Looking to even out your skin tone? This generous serum provides immediate and long-term benefits to the skin for an unprecedented glow. The formula is designed to smooth the skin and refine its texture, to revitalise its appearance and help even out your skin tone.
Available at all La Prairie boutiques and counters.
Related: Dr Daniel Stangl, Director of Innovation for La Prairie, on the Science of Luminous Skin
Diptyque Hand Cream
In the age of coronavirus, hand creams are more essential than ever. Depending on your skin's needs, it is important to find one that works for you and won't cause any irritation. It also helps if the hand cream smells divine—just like this pair of Diptyque hand creams.
The Fleur de Peau and Eau Capitale hand creams are both mild and silky to the touch. The gentle balm will heal dry hands that have been excessively sanitised as it is infused with almonds and Cordoba apricot. You can also apply the cream on troubled spots on other dry spots on the body.
Available at Escentials.
Hera Black Cushion
Well-loved K-beauty brand Hera (of which Blackpink's Jennie is an ambassador) recently launched the new Black Cushion, a refined version of the brand's signature cushion that offers near-absolute coverage with lightness, evenness, without budging for at least 24 hours and more. It's perfect for those who still wear makeup under their masks (yes, some of us are guilty of ditching our makeup collection since Covid-19 hit).
In comparison to the prior version of the Black Cushion, which consists of a single close-fitting layer, the Zero-Vity technology has three different cover layer forming agents, each with different characteristics which lends a multidimensional fit and long-lasting coverage to the skin. While the new Black Cushion retains some of its existing popular shades such as Rose Ivory and Vanilla, there are now new shades that are primarily cooler in tones.
Available at Hera Ion boutique, Hera Beauty Lounge and Sephora Online.
Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Radiance Serum Cushion
Marrying the benefits of makeup and skincare, luxury K-beauty brand Sulwhasoo has created its new Timetreasure Radiance Serum Cushion.
It works to correct dullness instantly and improves skin radiance and elasticity over time. At the heart of its formula is Red Treasure, a key ingredient in Sulwhasoo’s Timetreasure skincare line derived from Red Pine to speed up anti-inflammatory mechanisms and cellular repair.
To apply, use the product's Semisphere Cushion Sponge in a patting motion. This unique sponge ensures a seamless application of the formula, erasing fine lines, dryness and signs of fatigue for a smooth, naturally radiant makeup look. The smooth, serum-like texture makes it easy to especially easy to apply to the skin, creating that coveted glowing look.
Available at all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters.