From a lip stain to a cleansing device to something for the men in our lives, here’s what we’re adding to our shopping list this July.
YSL Beaute Vernis A Levres Water Stain, $52m in 18 shades
This liquid lip stain that offers buildable intensity is the latest addition to the YSL Beaute family. The formula, 40 per cent of which is water, goes on like a thin film that envelops the lips to give a long-lasting, glossy-but-not-sticky finish. One layer gives a light splash of colour, and two to three layers give more intense colour payoff. There are 18 shades comprising nude, orange, pink and reds, but the brand’s global beauty director Tom Pecheux, who created all the shades, recommends #603 In Berry Deep as this season’s must-have colour because “it works on every skin tone”. Two of the shades are available exclusively online — #604 Peach Plunge and #616 Bathed in Beige.
Available at YSL Beaute
Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops, $50
Bronzers are the easiest and best solution if you want to avoid sun exposure (for fear of UV damage and premature skin ageing, of course) yet still want to look like you have a healthy tan. This liquid bronzer can be mixed with your face serum, oil or moisturiser and applied in one shot to get that bronzy glow. Just one drop is all you need. Or you can apply it to any part of your body too. Plus, the formula is rich in antioxidants to give your skin that extra boost of defence against pollution and environmental stressors.
Available at Sephora Ion and Sephora.sg from July 18
Foreo Luna 3, $299
Like most of the Luna ranges from the brand, this nifty cleansing device comes in three colour-coded variants — pearl pink for normal skin types, lavender for sensitive skin types, and blue for those with combination skin. The difference this time around is that the device is 100 per cent app-enabled, so it syncs with the Foreo app to operate at your preferred pulsation intensity (there are 16 to choose from) during cleansing and the firming massage routine after that — and even lets you find your Luna using the “Find My Luna” feature so you never have to worry about misplacing your device. The silicone touchpoints on this new device are also designed to reach even-harder-to-reach spots for a deeper and more effective cleanse, and the battery can last up to 650 uses per charge.
Melvita, $9 to $125
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New brand alert: Melvita is a hair, face and body care clean beauty brand founded in 1983, and is now under the L’Occitane group. The products are formulated with sustainably sourced organic ingredients and made in an ISO-certified factory in France, without controversial synthetic chemicals. We hear that the brand’s star products are a rose floral water ($48 for 200ml) to tone, refresh and hydrate skin; a multipurpose 100 per cent cold-pressed argan oil ($44 for 50ml); and a serum-lotion ($44 for 100ml) made from 100 per cent natural rose that has micro-hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and plump up skin.
Available at Melvita Singapore’s online store (opening on July 15) and boutique at #B3-37 Ion Orchard (opening in August 2019)
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum, $45 for 15ml
This face serum is packed with nutrients like a superfood juice drink. A blend of vitamins C, E, and B5, and botanical juices, oil and water help brighten skin, and keep it hydrated, firm and nourished. These active ingredients are encapsulated in microbubbles (there are over 480,000 in this 15ml bottle) to keep them fresh and intact until you spread the serum out on your skin, to maximise the potency and efficacy of the product.
Available at Fresh
Anna Sui Serenity Wish, $99 for 50ml
This is the fragrance which wants you to close your eyes, take a breather, and discover your inner harmony. With top notes of apple and lemon, middle notes of frangipani, white jasmine and orange flower, and base notes of cedar, musk and sandalwood, this is a feminine, refreshing and floral scent. Perfumer Michelle Defina paints a picture about navigating deep ocean trenches and “finding that lush garden that is filled with all of your most favourite flowers”, to describe the inspiration for the fragrance.
Available at major department stores
Dior Sauvage All Purpose Moisturizer, $90 for 150ml
Skincare rituals, as it appears, are no longer restricted to women. Dior’s new moisturiser for men is an extension of its bath and body line, and uses the eponymous fragrance’s clean, citrus signature notes. The melting cream can be applied to the face, hands and body, and has a mattifying effect which is great for men because their skin tends to be on the oilier spectrum. It also has 100 per cent natural cactus as one of its ingredients, to help nourish skin and help fight against signs of ageing. Plus, it is said to help maintain tattoo colours too.
Available at Dior