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Feel Renewed With These August Beauty Launches

Newest (beauty) drops

Mid-month check: how's the state of your beauty stash? If you're looking to replenish your collection or explore new options, here's a comprehensive rundown of August 2021 beauty launches that include makeup, skincare, bodycare, and haircare.


Urban Decay Naked 3 Mini Eyeshadow Palette


Urban Decay Naked 3 Mini Eyeshadow Palette product shot

~USD34.06

If you loved Urban Decay's bestselling Naked 3 Palette, you can now bring a travel-friendly mini version inspired by the OG with you wherever you roam. The Naked 3 Mini Eyeshadow Palette features an all-new composition new eyeshadows comprised of two matte eyeshadow shades named Laced Up (dusty rose) and Right Time (grey plum) as well as four shimmers called Glassy (ivory sheen), Public (peachy champagne), Stolen (mauve), and Spiced (deep charcoal brown with purple sheen). The shades can be used wet or dry and claim to last up to 12 hours. It's now available in Singapore at Sephora stores and on Sephora.sg.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick


Urban Decay Vice Lipstick product shot

~USD22.95

If you've been on the hunt for a vegan lippie with a hydrating and lasting formula, Urban Decay's Vice Lipstick collection should be on your list. The collection features 35 high-pigment shades that range from pinks to purples and come in three moisturising finishes — cream, matte, and shine. Each lipstick contains antioxidant-rich ingredients such as aloe vera and avocado oil for constantly nourished lips under all that pigmented colour. The lipsticks are now available in Singapore through Sephora stores and e-store.

NUDESTIX Dark Romantics


NUDESTIX Dark Romantics product shot and swatch

~USD64.41

Emphasise your gaze with NUDESTIX Dark Romantics, a six-piece eye pencil kit that you can use to achieve moody, edgy eye looks with ease. These Korean-made formulas are multi-tasking, waterproof, long-wearing, lightweight, blendable, and pigmented. You can use them as an eyeshadow, eyeliner, and eye primer. Of the six shades, four are new to the brand namely, Hot Stone (matte cool greige), Shady Algae (matte deep smoky green), Oh! Bergine (cool eggplant), and Sugar Baby (luminous crystal). Terra (matte terracotta) and Cocoa (matte rich brown) are also included in the kit. It will be available at all Sephora Singapore stores and the Sephora e-store on 26 August.

ETUDE Curl Fix Mascara


ETUDE Curl Fix Mascara product shot

~USD18.43

ETUDE's bestselling Curl Fix Mascara has been improved to provide longer-lasting curled lashes. Achieve the appearance of an alert gaze with its new slim and dense brush that clings and curls every lash with a water- and smudge-proof formula. It also promises to have less clumping compared to the original version. You can shop it in two shades, black and brown, in Singapore in-stores at ETUDE boutiques and online on shopetude.sg, Shopee, and Lazada.

The Body Shop SPEAK UP Vinyl Lip Glosses


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~USD13.33

Dare to speak up with The Body Shop's SPEAK UP Vinyl Lip Glosses, which are 100% vegan. They come in four shades — MY CHOICE (bold blush pink), BITE BACK (vibrant coral), MY VOICE (berry red) and POWER MOVE (fiery orange) — have a vinyl semi-gloss finish, and a buildable light to medium coverage. They’re enriched with vitamin E to soften and hydrate your pout for 12 hours. It's now available in Singapore at The Body Shop stores and online on Lazada, Shopee, and foodpanda.

LANEIGE NEO Foundation


LANEIGE NEO Foundation collage

(Left) LANEIGE NEO Foundation Matte (Right) LANEIGE NEO Foundation GLOW, ~USD47.38

Head's up NEO Cushion fans! LANEIGE has come out with the new NEO Foundation, a sweat-resistant, non-oxidising, longer-lasting, and "cloud-like" base that promises to last up to 48 hours. Similar to the bestselling NEO Cushions, this foundation comes in semi-matte and satin-glow finishes to suit your skin's needs. It also claims to protect against blue light, dust, pollution, fumes, and regular UV rays. It will be available in seven shades in Singapore starting 24 August on the LANEIGE official mall on Lazada. It will be available islandwide at LANEIGE boutiques and counters as well as online through Shopee, ZALORA, and the Sephora website starting 1 September.

Clé de Peau Beauté Lipstick Collection


Clé de Peau Beauté Lipstick Collection styled shot

~USD68.11

Pucker up and take your pick from the new Clé de Peau Beauté Lipstick Collection. There are 30 shades and four finishes (satin, matte, shine, shimmer) available in the collection. These are all designed by the brand’s new Global Color Director Mr. Benjamin Puckey. These promise to intensely hydrate, leave a vibrant and lasting swash of colour, and feel comfortable on your lips. The lippies are formulated with a Light-Empowering Enhancer that helps to control the way light bounces off your lips and minimises any unevenness and imperfections in the process. It's now available in Singapore at all Clé de Peau Beauté stores.

CHANEL POUDRE CAMBON


CHANEL POUDRE CAMBON product gif

~USD76.26

Searching for a powder that mattifies yet leaves you looking radiant? The new CHANEL POUDRE CAMBON is a sheer powder with light-reflecting and colour-correcting pigments that makes your complexion look matte but not flat. It can be worn on bare skin to control any shine or on top of your foundation for extra glow. It's now available in Singapore at CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty Boutiques in ION Orchard, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, VivoCity, JEM and Raffles City and on the CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty e-shop.

CHANEL SUBLIMAGE La Crème Corps et Décolleté


CHANEL SUBLIMAGE La Crème Corps et Décolleté product shot

~USD305.03

Add a touch of luxury to your post-bath routine with the CHANEL SUBLIMAGE La Crème Corps et Décolleté. This rich body creme has a high concentration of natural butters and oils to moisturise the skin. It also adds a touch of brightening through micro-pearls. Like other SUBLIMAGE products, this body creme is enriched with vanilla planifolia extracts that's known for its anti-ageing properties. It's now available in Singapore at CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty boutiques and counters and the brand’s online store.

OLEHENRIKSEN Lemonade Smoothing Scrub


OLEHENRIKSEN Lemonade Smoothing Scrub product shot

~USD35.54

Feel the need to refresh your skin? The OLEHENRIKSEN Lemonade Smoothing Scrub contains AHAs to dissolve dead skin cells and help reduce the look of your pores. Finely ground sugar crystals and dried lemon peel then gently sweep away the dull skin to reveal the softer complexion underneath. Botanical extracts from holy basil and chamomile help to calm and condition the newly exfoliated skin. It's now available in Singapore on Sephora.sg and in Sephora stores.

IT Cosmetics Hello Results Skincare


IT Cosmetics Hello Results Skincare collage

Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream  (~USD74.04) and Hello Results Baby-smooth Glycolic Peel + Caring Oil (~USD70.33)

IT Cosmetics' August 2021 beauty launches includes the Hello Results skincare range. It promises to do just that — deliver the skin-enhancing results you want in skincare. It features the Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream, which combines your retinol serum and soothing cream in one step. It features dual retinol that claims to reach 15 layers deep into your skin in just one hour and niacinamide to help even out your skin tone.

Meanwhile, the Hello Results Baby-Smooth Glycolic Peel + Caring Oil is the glycolic peel you can use everyday. It helps to improve uneven skin texture and promote cell renewal with glycolic acid. It also contains meadowfoam seed and argan oil to hydrate your skin. Both are now available in Singapore at all Sephora stores and on Sephora.sg.

Oxecure Blackhead Clearing BHA PHA Toner


Oxecure Blackhead Clearing BHA PHA Toner product shot

~USD9.95

Looking to clarify your skin? Try the Oxecure Blackhead Clearing BHA PHA Toner. It contains 2% salicylic acid (BHA) and 4% polyhydroxy acid (PHA) to gently unclog your pores. It also calms inflammation and controls excess oil with tea tree and witch hazel extract. It's now available in the Philippines in leading Watsons and SM Beauty branches as well as online exclusively at BeautyMNL.

KOSE SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Effective Detox


KOSE SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Effective Detox product shot

Shaking Oil Cleanser Detox (~USD23.69) and Powder Wash Detox (~USD21.47)

Give your skin a deep cleanse and slough away impurities with the new KOSE SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Effective Detox range. It features the Shaking Oil Cleanser Detox, a dual-layer cleanser that removes makeup like an oil cleanser while moisturising like a lotion. You can follow it up with the Powder Wash Detox, a fine powder face wash that deeply cleanses and removes dirt and blackheads to leave you with supple and smooth skin. Both contain sebum-reducing rosa multiflora fruit extract and moisturising ITOWA and Ishigaki Island sea salt. It’s now available in Singapore through Lazada.

HERA Sun Mate Airy Sun Milk


HERA Sun Mate Airy Sun Milk product shot

~USD35.54

HERA's newest sunscreen has a lightweight and skintone-brightening formula that leaves you with natural-looking, bright complexion. It has a two-layer formula that includes oil and water particle that contain sun protective ingredients. It also features Active ZnO (zinc oxide), a light-reflecting mineral that gives the milky sunscreen its brightening effect. It's now available in Singapore at the HERA ION boutique, HERA Beauty Lounge, Lazada and ZALORA.

innisfree Moment for Skin Masks


innisfree Moment for Skin Masks styled shot

~USD2.86

Need a way to calm your skin at the end of the day? innisfree's new Moment for Skin Masks soothe and calm your skin while addressing other skin concerns. Each microfibre sheet mask isinfused with Jeju Three Herbs Complex™ that helps to calm irritated skin. The collection includes four variants: Soothing (features madecassoside), Hydrating (with hyaluronic acid), Brightening (with vitamin C), and Peeling (with PHA). It’s available in Malaysia at innisfree stores and online shop.

ORIBE Run-Through Detangling Shampoo


ORIBE Run-Through Detangling Shampoo product shot

~USD53.31

Tired of dealing with tangled tresses after every shower? The ORIBE Run-Through Detangling Shampoo will prevent stubborn knots and breakage by adding moisture even as you cleanse your mane of impurities. The silicone- and sulfate-free shampoo features shea butter, sunflower extract, and red algae extract that soften, hydrate, and detangle your hair strands without drying and stripping them of moisture or weighing them down. It's now available in Singapore at select Oribe salons.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Nighttime Oil


La Prairie Skin Caviar Nighttime Oil product shot

~USD607.09

Made with caviar lipids and caviar-derived retinol, the La Prairie Skin Caviar Nighttime Oil works to combat skin ageing and prevent moisture loss. This facial oil promises to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, smooth skin texture, restore firmness, and seal in moisture. It is now available in Singapore in La Prairie counters at TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya, Metro Paragon and One Assembly.

SUISAI Beauty Clear Black Powder Wash

~USD10.37 per pack of 15 capsules

Treat your skin to a deep cleanse with the SUISAI Beauty Clear Back Powder Wash. It's formulated with two types of enzymes — proteolytic (breaks down proteins) and lipolytic (breaks down lipids) — paired with amino acid cleansing ingredients, charcoal powder and Moroccan lava clay, to thoroughly cleanse the skin of excess sebum, impurities, and complexion-dulling dead skin cells. It's now available in Singapore online via Lazada and Shopee. You can also shop it in-stores at Don Don Donki, Welcia-BHG, and selected Watsons stores starting 1 September.

AHC Youth Focus Range


AHC Youth Focus Range products

Starts at ~USD37.76

Achieve a more youthful appearance with the AHC Youth Focus range. This August 2021 beauty launch features PRO RETINAL 11X™, AHC's newest ingredient that claims to work faster and be more gentle than retinol to stave signs of skin ageing while improving skin hydration and texture in as early as 14 days. This anti-ageing skincare range — comprised of a toner, emulsion, and essence — also promises to tighten pores, prevent wrinkles, and brighten and firm up the skin. It is available in Singapore exclusively at Watsons stores and the Watsons e-store.

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