To help you make sense of the multitude of new products and clue you in on what’s worth actually spending your moola on, tune in to our list of top beauty buys for the month of June.
Beyond just effective makeup removal, this hardworking micellar cleansing water also does three things. It leaves skin moisturised thanks to moisturising botanical ingredients like citrus unshiu peel and chestnut extractx; It improves skin’s circulation leaving it purified; And it refines skin texture too.
Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Water, $50 for 200ml
The most famous Chanel perfumes have always been feminine, distinctive, full-bodied. But this new collection is a surprising departure. All three eau de toilettes are watery, lightweight and sits on the skin like a refreshing, barely there veil. I would call them minimalist scents, and they are all unisex (another surprise!). Paris-Deauville is green with a bitter bite, Paris-Venise is the lightest Oriental scent you can imagine that still gives a mysterious air, and Paris-Biarritz is aquatic and reminds you of the sea and all its breeziness.
Chanel Les Eaux De Chanel, $215 for 125ml each, exclusively available in CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty boutiques
If you love the feeling of smooth, soft, supple lips after slicking on your favourite lip balm, this is the lip colour for you. It is a balm and lip colour combi that douses your lips with hydration to keep it soft and plump, and leaves it swathed in the sheerest, prettiest colour.
YSL Beaute Volupte Liquid Colour Balm, $52 each
So easy to use to cover skin imperfections like blemishes, dark circles and uneven skin tone, and also perfect for touch-ups on the go, these crayon-like concealers literally hit the spot. They glide on well and blend easily and you can even use them on your eyelids, as a primer for your eyeshadow.
Make Up Store Cover All Pen, $21, available in 3 colour tones
Not all dry shampoos work the same, especially on different hair types. For example, if it has powerful ingredients to sop up heavy-duty grease, it might be too much for fine hair and actually leave it frizzy-looking. Enter these three dry shampoo formulas from new-to-Singapore brand, IGK. There’s one for lightweight cleansing (the Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo) for fine to medium hair textures, a medium cleanse level (the Direct Flight Multi-Tasking Dry Shampoo) for oily scalps, and a deep cleanse formula (the First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo) for dirty, sweaty situations and coarse hair textures.
IGK dry shampoos, $43 each, from Sephora
Sisley’s Ecological Compound is a skincare formula that has been unchanged since it was launched in 1980. The original do-it-all skincare, it balances, revitalises, hydrates, and protects the skin all at once. It can be used on its own if it’s enough for your skin, or apply a moisturising cream on top if you need more moisture. Now in a limited edition bottle designed by artist Elzbieta Radziwill with bright flowers and butterflies in soft watercolour strokes.
Sisley Ecological Compound Limited Edition 2018, $275
If you have skin ageing concerns like fine lines, dryness and sagging, you don’t need to shell out big bucks for a good cleanser. This under $9 gem boasts 60 percent skincare serum and collagen extracts to help boost skin’s elasticity and starve off signs of ageing you’re worried about. It doesn’t leave skin dry at all and in fact, you’ll feel like your complexion is plumper and more supple after using it.
Senka Perfect Whip Collagen-in Facial Cleanser, $8.90 for 120g
We loved this lipstick the moment we slicked it on our lips. What’s not to love about the glide on formula that instantly moisturised and smoothed our chapped lips, leaving a super shiny, see-through layer of vibrant colour? Plus, it also has staying power, so even after a meal, there’s a pretty stain on our lips.
Laneige Stained Glasstick, $34.
Our favourite beverage has made its mark on makeup. The Face Shop’s Coca-Cola collab features six products – a cushion foundation, pressed powder, lip tint, lipstick, bear lip tint and eyeshadow palette – all with the signature red logo. So eye-catching!
THEFACESHOP X Coca-Cola Collaboration Collection, from $15 for the Oil Clear Pact powder to $35 for the Mono Pop Eyes.