Out of all the Holiday beauty collections, Shu Uemura always cones up tops for the surprises. This season, Shu gives die-hard Pokemon fans and its beauty junkie collectors a treat with a Pikachu-inspired collection. The cutesy theme could have fallen flat if not executed well; but Shu has managed to make the plump yellow cat/bunny hybrid cartoon character, stylish. We are loving the yellow and gold-themed shadow palette, as well as the gold lash curler with a Pika-Pika charm. The limited edition collection is available at Shu Uemura counters islandwide from Nov 1.
When brands rejuvenate their tried-and-tested formulas with limited edition packaging, they are clearly rewarding the beauty junkies and enticing new users. So besides the sparkly shiny happy Holiday sets, the latest special Chinese New Year offerings are as coveted. Especially when they come with matching red packets to up-your style game over the New Year. Estee Lauder’s sexy metallic red Advanced Night Repair serum is available at Estee Lauder Singapore counters for a limited period. This serum is perfect for keeping skin supple while you stay up through those late nights this festive period. ANR always keeps my skin looking more awake than I really am. While Origins’ Make A Difference Plus Rejuvenating Treatment is a lightweight gel moisturiser that locks in moisture, and made all the better with a stylish rooster illustration ✌🏻️
Launching in stores July 6, this new palette is filled with 20 new shades. The bright colours are just as fantastical as the movie, and the packaging was made to match. Open up the box and you are greeted with a 3D butterfly; while the eyeshadows are tucked in a drawer. Another beautiful collector’s item from the brand. Because you can never have too many eyeshadows; even if you just want to keep them in the box so you can admire the shades. If you don’t own any eyeshadow palettes, this might be a good investment. Almost half of the shades are easy-to-wear nudes and browns and greys, which you can also blend with the out-there pinks and oranges for a bolder look. But judging by the tonality of the colours, this palette would be most suitable for those with warmer skin tones. Picture source: Urban Decay
Inspired by the sun-drenched French Riveria, Nars’ new 10-piece colour collection is bright yet wearable. The boxes are illustrated by artist Konstantin Kakanias (although I wish the designs were printed on the compact case instead). The collection features dual-intensity eyeshadows and blushers with a metallic sheen. Use dry for a subtle colour, and with a dampened brush for more intensity. Tan Lines eyeshadow, a rich hazelnut brown. Perfect for soft, everyday smokey eyes looks. Lip Covers liquid lipstick in Overheated, a deep dusty rose; and Members’ Only, a crimson red (this shade is only available at Nars counters and stores). One coat is enough for a rich, opaque colour with a soft shine. Blush in Sexual Content, a peachy raspberry pink bronzer/ highlighter/ blush. Deep-End shadow, a teal green. Available in May
VB, the queen of chic, will launch her special capsule makeup collection with Estee Lauder. The line will hit selected Estee Lauder and Victoria Beckham stores in Fall worldwide. In Singapore, products are available from August onwards. As yet, there are no details on the collection. But you bet there will be neutral and smokey eye makeup, bronzer, highlighter, gloss and nude lipstick; all part of VB’s signature look. Image: Vogue China
Check out The Body Shop’s new range of cruelty-free makeup fronted by model Lily Cole.
Super-cute colours and super-cute name. This looks like one crazy cheek powder, doesn’t it.
I have a new obsession with this Korean brand.