We're already wrapping up this year, but we still have some beauty newcomers that are worthy of our attention. Read on and decide for yourself if these are worth your Christmas bonus.
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayons
Lip crayons are nothing new, but when Marc Beauty releases one, we'll surely be all ears (or lips). The Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon promises to give us the best of both worlds. It combines the lightweight, comfortable feel of a liquid lipstick formula and the effortless and precise application of a lip crayon. Sounds interesting? Mark your calendars as this baby will be available at Sephora by 28 December.
Escentials Serge Lutens Dente De Lait
The newest fragrance to debut under Serge Lutens is Dent de Lait, which translates to "Milk Teeth". The pleasant smell is reminiscent of innocence and the loss of it, through its almond milk and coconut notes sprinkled with a tinge of a metallic whiff. Bottles are up for grabs now at Escentials.
Dior Holiday 2017 Collection: Precious Rocks
Colours Wardrobe Palette - Eyes & Lips, SGD155
Laneige Eyebrow Cushion-cara And Two-Tone Sheet Mask
LANEIGE Eyebrow Cushion-cara, SGD36.00; LANEIGE Two Tone Sheet Mask, SGD5 per mask with a minimum purchase of 4 sheets
This month, Laneige will be adding two new fun shades to their Eyebrow Cushion-cara range which are two-tone brick and two-tone blonde. And they'll also be introducing a multi-masking sheet mask collection that's designed as two separate pieces for the top and bottom halves of the face, each with a specific function, the mask can be applied in different combinations depending on your concerns for different parts of the face.
Double the experience
Part of the joy of having a significant other is having a constant person to share things with — stories, experiences, beauty products, and so many more. Sometimes, when you spend so much time with a person, you even develop the same habits. And those habits are not limited to what you usually do.
We know that you prioritise taking care of yourself, and you want nothing but the best for your partner, too. Here are some fun grooming habits you can add to things you do together and share.
Lend each other a helping hand
When it comes to grooming, a majority of the tasks can be done by one person. There are some, however, that require a helping hand. Say, you’re having skin issues on your back, your significant other can definitely lend a helping hand in that area. If you’re one to have back acne, your partner can help you in applying topical solutions, and vice versa.
For women, it’s already a given that washing our faces every day (or even twice a day) is important. For guys, however, it may not be that case. If your guy is not someone who’s particular about his skin, it’s good to have him started on a journey his skin will thank him for. After a long day of work or before starting your daily routines, allot a time together to just cleanse your face and go about a routine.
For him, consider the Senka Perfect White Clay. This 3-in-1 detox cleanser, made of natural mineral clay, helps dissolve blackheads, eliminate dead cells and remove oil and dirt from the skin. Men tend to have oily skin, so they’re more prone to these kinds of impurities.
Go for monthly trims together
Let’s admit it, we often don’t think about having a trim. We use masks and conditioners but we don’t exactly schedule a visit to our stylist for a quick snip to refresh our tresses. If your significant other is the same, it’s time to both get your crowns updated. Schedule a trim together. You can even slide in a treatment if you’re both up for it.
Indulge in hand and foot care together
Ready for your #PerfectSkinPerfectMatch? Senka products are available in Watsons, Guardian, Aeon Wellness, Sasa and Aeon in Malaysia.
Living on our side of the hemisphere means that the sun is always at its peak no matter the time of the year. We may be approaching the cooler months ahead, but we beauty lovers know that we shouldn't keep our guard down when it comes to sun protection.
So if you're on the lookout for a sunscreen that's of holy grail material, find out which made it into our Clozette Beauty Awards Panel's list.
The BIORÉ UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ is a definite fave, not just by the panel but by most beauty junkies in general. As Clozette Ambassador Ryan Sim puts it, "[It's] refreshing, featherlight, and offers strong sun protection."
On the other hand, if you're looking for a sunscreen that won't go tacky under your makeup, Clozette Editor Becks Ko recommends KIEHL'S Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++. She shares, "It's not too greasy to layer on top of my moisturiser and below my make-up. [It] finishes translucent so it does not disrupt my make-up routine after."
Clozette Ambassador Yen Ong threw in her bet into the bag: DIOR Diorsnow White Reveal UV Shield SPF 50 PA +++. If you want a reliable sunblock, this is one for the books. She says, "This fabulously lightweight, ultra-sensorial fluid leaves no white residue, and melts instantly into the skin."
If it's one of those days when you need to jet off to work or an immediate commitment, there's no excuse to miss out on your sun saver with Clozette Ambassador Alene Breddemann's recommendation, the DRGL Sun Protection Mist. "For lazy days, I'll just mist from top to toe and go," she gushes.
Last but not the least, Clozette Ambassador Cindy Tan pitches in her favourite in the form of CLARINS UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF50/PA++++.
Besides being lightweight and with broad spectrum SPF 50, this pick also boasts protection from the appearance of dark spots and speedy ageing caused by daily skin aggressors.
We want to hear about your beauty picks, too! Cast your votes in this year's Clozette Beauty Awards now.