This International Women’s Month, we’re focusing on beauty that inspires to radiate what's from within. Beauty products should bring out a woman’s inner glow, not just physically but also emotionally. From skincare made with gold flakes for brightening your complexion to makeup that makes you feel confident to new perfumes that empower you to step up your game, these are the newest releases of the month.
OBK Melanoshot White Brightening Serum
Tired of having uneven and dull-looking skin? Brighten up your complexion with the One By Kosé Melanoshot White Brightening Serum (SGD74/~USD53.26, 40ml). The advanced kojic acid brightening serum directly targets the areas deep within the skin that causes the discolouration. Aside from its brightening powers, it’s also moisturising and antioxidising so your skin can achieve its peak perfection. It’s used morning and evening after your toner.
MINON Amino Moist Clear Wash Powder
If you haven't found your go-to facial cleanser yet, check out Minon’s new Clear Wash Powder. The enzyme facial powder cleanser claims to be a gentler cleansing option for people who have sensitive or dry skin. The formula has amino acids and active enzymes that gently exfoliate the skin while simultaneously replenishing the skin’s moisture barrier. You can find it in Watsons, Don Don Donki, Welcia-BHG, Tokyu Hands, Venus, and MEIDI-YA Supermarket.
Benefit Brow Zings PRO Palette
The brow bosses at Benefit Cosmetics took the OG Brow Zings and gave it a professional glow-up. The Brow Zings PRO Palette features four brow powders, three brow waxes, and two dual-ended brushes in one nifty package. Both the powder and wax formulas are said to be long-wearing and can last up to 12 hours. You can also customise your brow shade with the cool and warm tones available inside this slim, travel-friendly palette. It comes in two variants, Light-Medium and Medium-Deep, on Sephora.
Carolina Herrera 212 VIP (RED) Rosé Eau de Parfum (For Her)
Makeup for a cause always has a special spot in our hearts — and this roundup. This month, Carolina Herrera released the 212 VIP (RED), a new limited edition product of 212, the perfume created in 1997, made specifically to support (RED)’s fight to end AIDS. When you buy a 212 VIP (RED) product, your purchase is a part of 212’s commitment to contribute EUR100,000/~USD111,800 to the fight against AIDS. You not only contribute to a great cause but you also end up having a rich, spicy, and seductive fragrance in your hands.
Dior Stellar Halo Shine Lipstick and Stellar Gloss
Get the glossiest lips on the block with the new Stellar Halo Shine and Stellar Gloss from Dior. The Stellar Halo Shine comes in 15 red and brown shades, while the Stellar Glosses have 12 intensely vibrant tones. These glossy products have a dreamy high-shine without the tacky feeling. You can wear either alone or together for maximum impact. They're now available at all Dior counters islandwide.
Shu Uemura Unlimited Shading Foundation Stick
After the perfect canvas comes the opportunity to add dimension through contouring and highlighting. Shu Uemura’s new Unlimited Shading Foundation Stick (SGD72/~USD51.82) steps in to be your new contour/highlight holy grail. Its creamy formula is made to blend with their Unlimited Foundation, so the key is to go a shade or two lighter or darker than your foundation when using this contour and highlight stick.
Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose Eau de Parfum
Guerlain’s newest scent is directly inspired by its inimitable muse, Angelina Jolie. Her strong personality and admirable passion are reimagined into the Bloom of Rose’s new scent. The scent has the sumptuous rose tones of the Bulgarian rose and Turkish rose on the forefront, but it also has notes of Sambac jasmine, lavender, orange flower, and pears to add nuance. It’s now available at Guerlain counters at TANGS Plaza, Takashimaya D.S., Metro Paragon, Sephora ION, Sephora Marina Bay Sands, and Sephora Ngee Ann City.
Tom Ford Rose Prick Eau de Parfum
Tom Ford’s new fragrance is the embodiment of sugar and spice. The rich rose bouquet from Bulgarian roses and Rose de Mai overwhelms the senses, followed by the spicy kick of Sichuan pepper and turmeric extract. The undertones of caramel and vanilla add a warm and earthy layer to this complex scent. You can get the Rose Prick Eau de Parfum from Tom Ford boutiques at Marina Bay Sands #B1-128, TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya, Robinsons Raffles City, Sephora Ngee Ann City, and Sephora.sg.
Acqua di Parma Le Nobili Shimmering Oils
The Le Nobili Shimmering Oils range has three light and silky aromas to choose from, namely, the Rosa Nobile, Magnolia Nobile and Peonia Nobile. Rosa Nobile has a soft mixture of pepper and florals, underscored by the woody notes of cedarwood and musk. Meanwhile, the Magnolia Nobile’s rich and luxurious scent comes from a combination of bergamot, cedarwood, and magnolias. Finally, the Peonia Nobile is vibrantly seductive with its composition of black pepper, raspberry, and peony. All are available at Takashimaya, Robinsons The Heeren, escentials Paragon and escentials ION.
DECORTÉ WHITELOGIST Bright Concentrate Brightening Serum
Get rid of dark blemishes with DECORTE’s Bright Concentrate Brightening Serum. It’s said to normalise the Melanin control system deep within the skin, which in turn crushes the Melanocore that creates the appearance of dark spots. This promises to leave you with enviably bright, smooth skin. The formula has Kojic acid as its whitening active ingredient and possesses a refreshing and light floral scent.
KORA Organics Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum
Get that Miranda Kerr glow with KORA Organics new Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum. It uses AHAs, BHAs and ferments to resurface the skin and increase cellular turnover, which leaves you with a smoother and more refined complexion. Its organic formula contains Noni, Sicilian white grapes, ferments of lemon peel and tonka bean, as well as extracts from caviar lime and willow bark — all have soothing, protective and anti-ageing properties.
Gucci Mascara L’Obscur
Love the look of dramatic eyelashes? Gucci’s new Mascara L’Obscur delivers just the right amount of imperfection and eccentricity for bold, wing-like lashes. Its intense black formula is said to be near impossible to smudge, flake, feather or migrate once dry. The thin brush tip fans, lengthens and separates each lash with precision. As their first venture outside of lipsticks, this is definitely something to try. The Mascara L’Obscur is now available in Takashimaya Beauty Hall.
Chloé Nomade Absolu De Parfum
Chloe’s newest perfume is inspired by the freeing nomadic lifestyle. It takes a cue from male fragrances by using oakmoss and sandalwood to create depth while letting the lighter tones of plums and Davana cut through. The end result is a unique, radiant, luscious fragrance. The Nomade Absolu De Parfum is now available at all major department stores in Singapore.
TWO L(I)PS De-Crease
Looking to pamper your skin "down there?" TWO L(I)PS’ De-crease is a power-packed antioxidant cream that protects and encourages smoother, firmer skin for your sensitive area. It has four key active ingredients: Baikal Skullcap (an antioxidant that reduces inflammation), Marine Water Microalgae (to tighten and repair damaged skin), Green Tea Extract (an antioxidant-rich ingredient for anti-ageing), and Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (an oil-soluble form of Vitamin C). It’s available at all Strip outlets in Singapore and on www.twolips.vip.
Bobbi Brown Luxe Shine Intense Lipstick
For lips with amplified colour and shine, Bobbi Brown’s new Luxe Shine Intense Lipsticks certainly deliver. The 14 richly pigmented shades also have moisturising qualities from the hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E in their formula. Because they're rich in emollients, the lipsticks glide on comfortably and hydrate the lips. Get plump and sculpted lips with this new lipstick by visiting a Bobbi Brown counter in major department stores in the Philippines.
Skin Inc. Serum Glow Filter
The Skin Inc. Serum Glow Filter (SGD72/~USD51.82) is a clever gel-to-cream concoction made with rare Korean gold hibiscus extract, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. It promises to give your skin a selfie filter IRL. It has a Light Reflective Technology that makes light bounce off your skin and reduces the appearance of pores and redness. You can buy it from all Skin Inc Concept Stores and iloveskininc.com.
Clarins Plant Gold - L’Or des Plantes
Clarins’ latest innovation has a unique double formula and it's the first oil-emulsion from Clarins. It combines their iconic Blue Orchid Treatment Oil with a 100 per cent natural origin melting emulsion that deeply nourishes and softens the skin. Its formula includes a combination of virgin hazelnut oil, almond, macadamia, and grape seed plant that makes it very good for the skin. Clarins Plant Gold is available at all Clarins boutiques, counters and online at www.clarins.com.
Clinique Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter
Bid dark areas adieu with Clinique’s most potent brightening serum yet. The Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter (SGD115/~USD82.77, 30ml) is a self-proclaimed damage eraser. It targets the darkest of spots, acne scars, and discolouration by minimising them overtime. It also claims to prevent these dark areas from future darkening. It’s now available in all Clinique counters, Sephora stores, and on Lazada.
These are our style and beauty picks of the month.