May is the month of vacays and holidays. While you book those trips to new locations, consider taking a piece of home’s comforts with you by adding these to your present routine. Thinking of doing a staycation? These products can also help you channel the spirit of foreign destinations with their exotic ingredients, mood-inducing colours, and inspiring packaging. Whatever you prefer, there’s one for you here. Here are May 2019’s beauty launches.
Acqua di Parma
Acqua di Parma Cipresso di Toscana 75ml, SGD130/~USD95
Invoke images of the Mediterranean with Acqua di Parma’s newest fragrance, Cipresso di Toscana. Using Tuscany’s cypress tree as its base, the scent is an energising concoction with notes of Orange and Petit Grain mixed with Sage. This light and lively scent is perfect for sunlight-bathed walks in nature.
Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum, SGD59.45/~USD44
New Zealand brand Antipodes' Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum is a lightweight oil-based serum blessed with pollution-fighting powers. Bioactive ingredients target pigmentation and stress while reinforcing the skin barrier. Say hello to brighter, younger looking skin with this blessing.
Albion Exage White Rise Milk, SGD82/~USD60
The new and improved Exage White Rise Milk from Albion has been reformulated with white full oil. A super ingredient, the oil allows better penetration on the skin, imparting a glowing radiance from within. Pearl extract increases skin clarity while vitamin C acts as an extra boost.
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Collector Edition Dot Drama Eau de Parfum 80ml, SGD197/~USD145
Karlie Kloss collaborates with Carolina Herrera for the Good Girl Collector Edition Dot Drama Eau de Parfum. Dressed in a playful polka dot print, the fragrance combines Haba Tonka and Cacao with Tuberose and Jasmine resulting in a mysterious and modern scent for the independent woman. The box includes Kloss’s signature in gold for an elegant finish.
Chanel Ombre Premiere Gloss in 057 Lunaire, SGD52/~USD39
Chanel revisits East Asia for its 2019 Cruise Collection. The shades play with the harmony of light and dark to define features. Vision D’Asie: Lumiere et Contraste face palette focuses on lending some light structure to the face with its peachy-beige and golden chocolate tones. Stylo Ombre et Contour pencils helps define eyes alongside the muted brown tones of the Les 4 Ombres palette. The Ombre Premiere Gloss adds a shiny, sophisticated finish to lids while the Rouge Coco Flash Gloss in vibrant blue and bright pink add focus to lips. Rosy beige and dusty pink lend an East Asian tone to the Rouge Coco Flash and the cool pastel hues of pink, blue, and purple create the Le Vernis Trio.
Chanel L’Eau Micellaire Anti-Pollution Micellar Cleansing Water 150ml, SGD64/~USD47
Complement Chanel's new makeup with its latest L'eau Micellaire Anti-Pollution Cleansing Water. Made with two marine active ingredients, blue marine algae and marine salicornia extract, it'll help purify the skin while keeping it hydrated.
Dior Prestige La Micro-Lotion de Rose, SGD160/~USD117
Dior adds three new products to its luxury skincare lineup. Dior Prestige La Micro-Lotion de Rose combines purifying rose minerals and nourishing rose oils to create a balancing and refining lotion to treat skin. Dior Capture Youth Age-Delay Advanced Eye Treatment targets fatigue from inside using antioxidant glyoxalase and a retinol-like active derived from the crithmum plant to reveal younger, brighter-looking skin. Finally, the Dior Hydra Life Reviver Sorbet Water Mist is a hydrating and energising spray which promotes deep moisture with Hylauronic Acid and radiance with vitamin C.
Fenty Beauty Baeside/Baewatch/Baecae Vivid Liquid Eyeliner Trio, SGD51/~USD
Fenty Beauty’s long-awaited Getting Hot collection really turns up the heat this May. The Poutsicle Juicy Satin Lip Colour brings a bunch of mouthwatering and vivid shades with a matching flashy case. Meanwhile the Baeside/Baewatch/Baecae Vivid Liquid Eyeliner Trios add a dose of electric pastel pop to your peepers. Get it while it’s hot!
JUNGSAEMMOOL Essential Star-cealer Foundation, SGD60/~USD44
Acclaimed Korean cosmetics brand JUNGSAEMMOOL will be landing in Singapore this month. Inspired by fine art and inner beauty, the brand encourages self-expression with its high-performing products. Things to look out for include the Essential Mool Cream, a lightweight moisturiser which doubles as primer; Essential Star-cealer Foundation, a cult-favourite that combines a buildable foundation and concealer in one handy palette; and the High Tinted Lip Lacquer, a non-drying but long-wearing lip product. Other recommendations from the line are the handy 2-in-1 cushion foundation and concealer Cushion-cealer and the versatile nude matte Artist Eyeshadow Palette.
Kiehl’s Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream 50ml, SGD68/~USD50
Adding to Kiehl’s beloved calendula line is the new Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream. Formulated with the highest concentration of Calendula Extract, this powerful hydrator packs in five vital soothing compounds to calm troubled skin. Its light, water-burst texture is a cooling potion to the summer’s heat.
Lancome L’Absolu Mademoiselle Shine in 157 Mademoiselle Stands Out, SGD47/~USD34
Channel effortless French beauty with Lancome’s new duo: the L’Absolu Mademoiselle Shine Lipstick and Blush Subtil. Drawing on the French beauty secret of using a sheer swipe of blush and a touch of lipstick to liven up the complexion, these two will make for an easy-yet-chic update to your makeup kit. The L’Absolu Mademoiselle Shine Lipstick is enriched with Pro-Xylane™ and rose oil to care for lips while the iconic Blush Subtil’s super fine micronized powder pigments give you a healthy, glowing skin look.
Mamonde Red Energy Recovery Serum, SGD44/~USD32
Bloom like a flower with Mamonde’s Red Energy Recovery Serum. Its Blossoming Energy™ technology creates smooth, healthy glowing skin. The hypoallergenic 8-free formula makes it sensitive skin-safe and pomegranate works as combatant to free radical damage.
Narciso Rodriguez Pure Musc For Her, price unavailable
Narciso Rodriguez brings an addictive and intoxicating new scent to its line up with Pure Musc For Her. A minimalist fragrance drawing on the scent of musc, it includes a white floral bouquet and warm cashmere to heighten the senses and lend a delicate warmth. This perfume is perfect for the modern woman who is confident, poised, and self-aware.
Paco Rabanne Invictus Legend EDT 100ml, SGD149/~USD109 and Paco Rabanne Olympea Legend EDT 80ml, SGD166/~USD122
Paco Rabanne updates its original dynamic duo with the Invictus Legend and Olympea Legend perfumes. Invictus retains its fresh and energetic fragrance but now with a cool woodland twist through a combination of amber marine and wood. Olympea keeps its oriental floral fragrance with a twist of green vegetal notes from the dessert palm flower.
Paul & Joe Beaute
Paul & Joe Illuminating Powder, SGD68/~USD50
Paul and Joe amps up the radiance factor with two new products. The Illuminating Foundation Primer includes lavender pearl to brighten up yellow-tinged skintones and provide a graceful luster. The Illuminating Loose Powder, on the other hand, uses the same ingredient to reflect light and make the face more translucent. Achieve a flawless face with these two products!
SK-II Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence, SGD289/~USD217
SK-II’s iconic Facial Treatment Essence gets a quirky redesign with the Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence. The vibrant bottle’s details nod to the signature ingredient Pitera™, known for its incredible youth-bringing properties. The bottle is available in bright red or cool teal — perfect for looking good on your dresser.
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX Phoenix Limited Edition, SGD80/~USD59 and Sulwhasoo Luxury Lip Palette Phoenix Limited Edition, SGD86/~USD63
In celebration of Mother’s Day, Sulhwasoo released a limited edition Phoenix Collection inspired by the Korean folk painting, Seosunagwondo. The collection includes the Perfecting Cushion EX Phoenix Limited Edition and the Luxury Lip Palette Phoenix Limited Edition. Both are perfect for travel as the formulas are compact with cushion offering weightless flawless coverage and the palette including six fresh shades.
Following the success of it's C.E.O. products, Sunday Riley includes a new addition to the line with C.E.O. Glow. The lightweight vitamin C + turmeric face oil absorbs easily into skin, brightening and hydrating it. Expect a healthy, glowing complexion with this in your arsenal.
TWO L(I)PS Undercover, SGD120/~USD88
Addressing the need for skincare down “there”, TWO L(I)PS taps into years of experience with spa care and sensitive grooming with its latest product: Undercover. Formulated as an anti-blemish cream for your sensitive area, it promises to reduce the appearance of blemishes on the vulva with key ingredient, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-36. Gynecologically and dermatologically-tested, it’s safe for use not just down there but for the face and body as well.
Urban Decay Waterproof Perversion Mascara, SGD38/~USD28
Urban Decay’s iconic Perversion Mascara finds its update with the new Perversion Waterproof Mascara. Retaining the same volumising and defining qualities of the original, this one is improved with water-resistant and smudge-proof abilities. No more smears this season!
YSL Beauté La Laque Couture, SGD40/~USD29 Vernis A Levres, SGD52/~USD38, The Luxuriant Haven Palette Collector, SGD112/~USD82, and Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones, SGD99/~USD73
YSL Beauté’s Summer 2019 colours are inspired by the vibrant lifestyle of Marrakech. The Luxuriant Heaven makeup collection is a study in contrasts: dramatic meets subtle, sophisticated meets casual. Whether on you’re on the neutral or the bold side of the equation, one thing is certain: this is makeup that demands to be worn.
Next, check out last month's beauty launches here.