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Be Merry And Bright With November’s Beauty Launches

All things sparkly and bright!

With the holiday festivities just around the corner, now is the time to start shopping for items that will give you that effervescent glow. From makeup to skincare to fragrances, capture the holiday cheer with this month’s newest releases. Ahead, find your newest beauty essentials — just in time for the holidays.

Acqua di Parma Colonia Holiday Collection with Gio Pastori

Acqua di Parma

Acqua di Parma partners up with up-and-coming artist Gio Pastori in reinventing their Holiday Season Collection. Gio Pastori, a talented paper-cut artist, captures the essence of the purest Italian style in the limited edition Colonia Holiday Gift Set, containing the brand’s iconic Eau de Cologne (100ml), Bath and Shower Gel (75ml), and Spray Deodorant (50ml). Each hat box is distinguished by the colour code of the label: white for Colonia, bronze for Colonia Intensa, black for Colonia Essenza, and matte silver for Colonia Pura.

MAC Starring You Holiday Collection

Be the star of every holiday party with MAC's collection of limited-edition A-list kits and glittery cosmic shades. Inspired by their chosen cast of performers, takes the spotlight with a legendary line-up of A-list worthy kits. Our current fave: the Lucky Stars Lip Kit (PHP1,800), with its three crowd-pleasing neutral or vibrant mini lipsticks in shiny black packaging with metallic stars. It comes in a glitzy pouch with a star-accented zipper for added bling.

Anna Sui Candyholic Holiday 2019 Collection

Gift shopping is easy with Anna Sui’s November holiday releases. They have two for your perusal: the Makeup Coffret Set III and the Gift Box B. The Makeup Coffret Set (SGD62) has colourful candy-like eye and cheek colours encased in an eye-catching pop vanity case that comes in two designs. For more options, set your sights on the Gift Box B that comes in four assortments. Each round tin features a unique design that’s perfect for decorating your bedroom vanity as a container for your makeup or knickknacks.

Armani Beauty Holiday 2019

Armani Beauty

Capture the spirit of the holiday festivities with Giorgio Armani’s HOLIDAY 2019 limited edition collection, featuring the brand’s iconic fragrances and lip colours. Cast a spell with the Lip Maestro, a gold-infused velvet matte lip colour that comes in six limited-edition shades. For an ultra-matte finish, swipe on the Lip Magnet with its perfect blend of fine oils, pigments, and water that feels like a second skin on your lips.

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Glorious Gold Eau de Parfum Collector’s Edition

Carolina Herrera fragrance

Carolina Herrera’s ultra-feminine fragrance gets reinvented with this gold-dusted packaging for the holidays. Taking inspiration from iconic film stars in the ’20s, the flacon features a heel made of slanted lacquered facets coated in gold dust, making it not only a staple but also a beautiful decoration on your makeup vanity. It has notes of Jasmine Sambac and cocoa with almond, coffee, and tuberose providing a refreshingly light contrast.

innisfree Green Holiday

innisfree Green Holiday collection

Innisfree will get you into the perfect holiday mood with their 2019 Green Holidays Collection, made in collaboration with Netherlands-based artist Jordy van den Nieuwendijk. The collection’s fun packaging was inspired by the joyful music that resonates during the holiday season at the end of the year. They go bigger and better with a jumbo-sized Green Tea Seed Serum (RM152, 160ml), the Perfumed Hand Cream Set (RM51, 30ml each), and a jumbo-sized Green Tea Seed Cream (RM142, 100ml). Create a stunning look with their Mood Up Party Palette with its dozen eyeshadow shades and four blushers (RM155) paired with the Sparkling Glitter Tint (RM46) in shades Sparkling Red and Bubbly Pink. Set the mood with the lovely scents of their Perfumed Diffuser (RM 100, 110ml) and Bright Music Notes Scented Candle (RM105, 60g).

KANEBO The Exceptional Collection

KANEBO The Exceptional

Japanese beauty powerhouse KANEBO is coming out with your newest complexion faves yet this season. Ace your base with The Primer (SGD180) to hydrate and prep your skin for The Cream Foundation (SGD295) with its creamy formula, giving you a delicate “your skin, but better” look.

L’OCCITANE Holiday Gift Sets

Browse through L’Occitane’s wide range of gift sets to find thoughtful and personal gift ideas for your loved ones. Show them love by showering them with nature’s best gifts such as the Time To Reset (RM 519), Holiday Almond Gift Set (RM285), Mini Scent of Provence Trio (RM108), My L’Occi Most Loved (RM270), and the Scented Candle in various scents (RM129 each).

Les Merveilleuses Laduree 2019 Holiday Collection

Les Merveilleuses Laduree

Inspired by the ballet classic "Swan Lake", Les Merveilleuses Ladurée’s holiday collection features graceful and delicate swan motifs. The collection features the limited edition Rose Ladurée, an arrestingly beautiful, luxurious powder pot in the shape of a swan concealing rose petal powder blush under its wings. For gifting, set your gaze to the Makeup Coffret VII, a makeup kit that highlights the cheeks and lips for a simple yet elegant look. Turn your attention to the Silky Pressed Powder that leaves your skin with a beautiful, soft luminosity and translucence.

Maison Christian Dior Holiday Gift Guide

Maison Christian Dior holiday

Make shopping for gifts easier and more fun with bundles from Maison Christian Dior. Make bathrooms a winter paradise with the new Lucky Bath Line with its fresh scent of white flowers and lily-of-the-valley. It’s composed of body crème (SGD140), liquid soap (SGD80) and bar soap (SGD55). Then let the winter magic spread throughout your home by creating a cosy atmosphere with their new scented candles, the woodsy Encens Mystique (SGD115) and Thé Osmentus (SGD115).

Sulwhasoo Holiday Limited Edition Collections

From Sulwhasoo comes your new beauty essentials that will leave your skin glowing – right in time for the holiday festivities. Nourish your skin with their First Care Activating Serum EX Set (SGD155), which has a full-sized bottle of their best-selling First Care Activating Serum EX, Snowise Brightening Exfoliating Mask (30ml), Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Water (15ml), Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Emulsion (15ml). For ultra-soft and smooth lips, swipe on the Essential Lip Serum Sticks (SGD105 for 3) with their moisture-boosting camellia oil and safflower complex. Finally, pamper your skin with some TLC from Sulwhasoo’s limited edition body care products that carry the fresh White Breath scent (SGD39).

YSL Beauté High on Stars Collection

YSL Beaute's High on Stars collection

Capture the beauty of a star-studded night with YSL’s Beauté’s High on Stars Collection. It includes the High on Stars Edition Face & Eye Palette Collector (SGD129), Rouge Pur Couture (SGD52) in eight shades including four new ones to fall in love with, the Touche Éclat (SGD62), Encre De Peau Cushion (SGD 92) and Mon Paris Holiday Collector (SGD179, 50ml). Create the perfect holiday look with this special holiday collection from YSL.

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