Founded by celebrity makeup artists Son Dae Sik and Park Tae Yoon, Korean makeup brand Gesgep, is the latest K-beauty brand to have arrived on our shores. And one of the must-try products is the Lip Fresco. With a silky texture and intense pigments, this lipstick is also enriched with cupuacu butter for all-day comfort.
Serge Lutens Le Participe Passé EDP, $185 for 50ml
Consider this your new standout scent. With sparkling top notes of bergamot, middle notes of pepper and fruits, the real show begins as the scent settles. An opulent concoction surfaces, as notes of Egyptian balsam, resins, cumin, caramel, leather and patchouli envelopes you in a warm embrace.
Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask, $110 for 50ml
If you’re familiar with the concept of multi-masking, you’ll know that it refers to applying several masks on various parts of your face to treat multiple skincare concerns at once. Now, imagine if you could do all that with just one product, and this is it. Made with Hungarian Thermal Water, beech tree bud extract, kaolin clay and botanical oils, this mask purifies pores, speeds up cellular renewal, nourishes dry patches and strengthens skin barrier. All you have to do is massage onto clean, dry skin and leave on for about three minutes. Then, wet your fingertips with cool water and massage face again until the heating sensation diminishes. Proceed to rinse mask off thoroughly to reveal smoother, plumper and clearer skin.
Inspired by characters in traditional Japanese theatre, Dior Perfumer-Creator, François Demachy wanted to create something tender. The end result? The Maison Christian Dior Rose Kabuki. With delicate, sparkling accents of rose swathed in powdery musks, it is sensual, feminine and fresh at the same time, making it the perfect addition to any fragrance wardrobe.
Lipstick Queen Nothing But The Nudes in Cheeky Chestnut, $40
If you are thinking of venturing into the dark side while still playing it (kind of) safe, try this plum-brown shade from Lipstick Queen’s new nude collection. Perfect as a nude look for those with medium to dark skin tones, it has both warm and cool undertones so it never leaves you looking washed out. We also love that it has medium coverage, a creamy texture and high shine finish – talk about versatility!
MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Oh Darling, $57
Part of the brand’s festive collection, Shiny Pretty Things, this skin illuminator now comes embossed like a prized gift while featuring its signature prismatic reflections. With an ultra-soft and buttery smooth texture, it glides onto skin and melds seamlessly to sculpt and highlight your features for up to 10 hours.