With a ton of beauty products and new beauty brands launching every month, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and confused as to what are the latest products you should be trying. From makeup, to skincare and fragrance, here’s some of our top picks that you won’t regret adding to your beauty shelf.
Designed to refresh puffy, tired peepers, this serum combines the brand’s soothing Hydrosensitiv Complex with hyaluronic acid to create a targeted yet gentle product. While it has a heavier and more viscous consistency compared to other eye serums, it absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky residue.
Perfect for blasting away signs of fatigue, this thirst-quenching mask has the same key ingredient – anti-inflammatory Job’s tears – that’s found in the J-beauty brand’s iconic Skin Conditioner Essence. Pro tip: Refrigerate this mask before applying to quell ruddy cheeks.
This brow serum is powered by red clover extract, Korean red ginseng, panthenol, biotin and castor oil to give thin, patchy brows a boost. Don’t just take it from us: 86 per cent of users surveyed in a clinical trial said that their brows no longer looked sparse in just 12 weeks.
A potent blend of Japanese superfoods – Akita rice, Okinawa algae and Uji green tea – delivers instant hydration and plumps up skin. Apply this lightweight, watery formula after washing your face and before moisturising to combat any tightness from your cleanser and add luminosity.
Enriched with hydrating hyaluronic acid, this lippy will keep your pout juicy and plump all day long, while imparting a natural wash of colour. Swipe it on for a “justbitten” sheer look or build it up for a bolder colour. Comes in six wearable shades.
Famed perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud evokes the spirit of the Middle East and whisks wearers off to the desert with this hypnotising blend of jasmine, orange blossom and rose.
As part of its ongoing zero waste effort, more than 50 per cent of the brand’s offerings, including this shampoo bar, are now “naked” (packaging-free). Upgrade your shower routine with this plastic-free, waterless shampoo that’s packed with Irish moss seaweed, Japanese nori seaweed and sea salt to detangle, add volume and clean your mane.
Thanks to a cocktail of ingredients such as skin-plumping Liftiss (fruit extract from the baobab tree), complexion-evening chlorophyll and healing aloe vera, this hard-working formula from Kew Organics helps to rejuvenate skin from within. With consistent use, it promises to make your neck and decollete area appear firmer and smoother.
Powered by a thermo-shaping complex technology, this hair mask takes well to heat – leave it on for three to five minutes before rinsing off, then proceed with heat-styling. When it comes in contact with heat, the formula repairs hair cuticles to tame the common unruly symptoms of coarse, thick tresses. Be gone, breakage and frizz!
Taiwanese brand FreshO2 teams up with South Korean Youtuber and makeup artist Pony Makeup on this palette featuring 10 pigmented, long-wearing shades that run the gamut from soft neutrals to delicate pastels.
Whether you want to hydrate chapped lips, nourish dehydrated skin or add a healthy
sheen to your cheeks, this multitasking balm does it all. Standout ingredients include the brand’s patented cedrol (extracted from cedar oil), alpha-bisabolol and mortierella oil – each work in tandem to moisturise and strengthen skin.
This new fragrance from Jo Malone pairs invigorating blue moonflowers with earthy English chamomile leaves and crisp, fresh white musk to replicate the smell of a leisurely evening stroll in the garden.
This broad spectrum sunscreen from K-beauty brand Glow Recipe combines zinc oxide with chemical filters to protect skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays. It’s also enriched with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, aloe and watermelon extract to calm and moisturise skin. Not only does it feel weightless, it leaves behind a subtle, healthy sheen with no trace of white cast.
The unique oil-in-water formula imparts vivid, glossy colour, while squalene keeps your pout hydrated and plump. If it’s good enough for Riri, it’s good enough for us.
Apart from perfecting your complexion, this hard-working formula goes way beyond what you might expect from the product. It’s made with thirst-quenching ingredients like royal jelly and honey to ensure a luminous, non-cakey finish. Titanium dioxide is also included for extra sun protection.
This cobalt blue hue works on all skin tones, and looks good worn on its own as a graphic statement, or smoked out to create a diffused wash of colour. Highly pigmented and longwearing, this vegan pencil is one you’ll want to collect in all 10 shades.
There’s a reason why one bottle of this overnight serum is sold every minute. It works overtime to hydrate and nourish your complexion with antioxidant-rich organic immortelle essential oil, as well as meadowfoam seed and sunflower seed oils. Best of all: It absorbs quickly and doesn’t weigh skin down.
In addition to bringing dull skin back to life, this cocktail of skin-loving vitamins A, C and E is a real tour de force when it comes to addressing unwanted signs of ageing.
This reformulated mist is great for hydrating thirsty skin throughout the day, thanks to its blend of rose, rosemary, lemon balm and mint, and delivers a subtle glow for an added pick-me-up.
Featuring 24K gold-plated skin sensors, this facial device is worth its weight in gold. This nifty wizard analyses your skin’s moisture levels to determine the best cleansing routine for you. It also calls on Foreo’s patented T-Sonic pulsations to gently yet effectively cleanse (95 percent of dirt, oil and sweat) and massage the face.
Created by beauty entrepreneur Kim Lim, this powerhouse serum contains a potent blend of healing niacinamide, moisturising hyaluronic acid, smoothing adenosine and calming centella asiatica extract. Use it morning and night to prevent moisture loss, even out your complexion and keep skin supple and plump.
Made with vitamin E and emollients, this flexible whipped formula coats lips with a creamy colour without ever feeling or looking cakey.
The fragrance itself – a fresh, floral scent with a hint of musk and cedar – is captivating, but our favourite part of this EDT is the brand’s commitment to sustainability. For starters, the fragrance is made without any animal-derived ingredients. Plus, its packaging is made from responsibly sourced FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper.
Thanks to a nourishing blend of marula butter, shea butter, coconut oil and meadowfoam oil, this hard- working SOS salve treats and relieves irritation such as rashes and sunburns. An essential in any makeup bag, it can also be used on cracked heels, chapped lips and dry, dead ends.
This vegan water-activated powder formula sops up dirt, oil and debris in hair with refreshing peppermint essential oil and exfoliating papaya extract. One bottle of this powder shampoo is equivalent to five bottles of liquid shampoo (which requires up to five litres of water to produce). This not only makes The Powder Shampoo easy on the wallet, but also on the environment.
Made with 98 per cent natural-origin ingredients such as propolis, beeswax and shea butter, this tinted lip balm softens lips and imparts a subtle wash of colour. Comes in three wearable shades.
Go bright or go home with the 25-pan palette that’s filled with vivid purples, blues, greens and more in matte and shimmery finishes. These finely milled shadows pack a pigment punch and can be swept on with your fingers or a brush. The possibilities are endless.
Inside this instant confidence-booster sits a concoction of zesty citrus leaf, spicy cardamom and woody cedar. It’s a scent that’s both fresh and comforting.
Skincare meets makeup in this glow-inducing compact. Its water-gel texture instantly refreshes skin, while giving you natural, buildable coverage. The hydrating formula that features emollients such as rosemary leaf extract makes it perfect for dehydrated and mature skin types.