To say the least, 2020 has been a tough year for all of us. But still, the show must go on. Laura Mercier’s limited edition holiday collection is inspired by the art of ballet. Pastel pinks, corals, nudes are awash in this collection. The Opening Night Cheek Palette ($80) is a pretty trio of a coral blush, illuminating highlighter and bronzer. Embossed with the pattern of grossgrain ribbons. While the Prima Ballerina Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($50) is a handy palette with six neutral shades in a variety of textures for a multi-dimensional eye makeup look. The star of the collection is the aptly-named Piece de Resistance Eye & Cheek Essentials ($180). There are 15 easy-to-wear and versatile eyeshadow shades and a quartet of blush, bronzer and highlighter.
As one of the most premium South Korean beauty brands, Sulwhasoo prides itself on being a patron of culture and art. This year, it pledges a portion of proceeds from the limited edition bottles of its signature First Care Activating Serum to support global cultural heritage. Each limited edition set comes with a plain white porcelain bottle and stickers designed by South Korean artist Saki. In Singapore, Sulwhasoo will pledge $10,000 to the Asian Civilisation Museum for the conservation of Asian heritage.
All you need for a party makeup look. This stunning disco-themed collection with a rich plethora of reds, golds, and plum is perfect for a dramatic finish to a sparkly outfit. Our pick is the eyeshadow palette, which is versatile enough to be used on its own – just add mascara and eyeliner.
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.
Shu Uemura is back with a limited edition collection with the edgy-cute Parisian-Japanese lifestyle outfit, Maison Kitsune.
All about the lips. A fresh spin on the good old lip balm in a tin, Laneige’s new line of Tin Tint Balm (S$26 each) offers intense colours and moisturisation. Infused with ingredients in the brand’s popular Lip Sleeping Mask, the balm melts onto lips and stains it for long-lasting colour. Glossy and lightweight, the Tin Tint Balm is available in 8 shades of pinks, reds and corals.
To complement its popular Mon Paris floral-fruity fresh fragrance, YSL Beaute has launched a prettily embossed highlighter palette. In a translucent pink shade with subtle and sophisticated shimmer, the collectors’ item retails at S$105 (with a mini Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick, mini Mascara Vinyl Couture, and mini Mon Paris Couture 7.5ml). Exclusively available at Tangs, Tang Plaza Singapore.
The latest Laneige Meets Fashion collection stars Korean designer YCH. The edgy polka-dotted line is Laneige’s fourth fashion collaboration The limited edition LANEIGE X YCH collection will pre-launch from 28 August to 3 September 2017 at Plaza Singapura, Main Atrium, Level 1 and will subsequently be available from 4 September 2017 onwards at all LANEIGE boutiques and counters, LAZADA Singapore and ZALORA Singapor
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 ✌🏻️
Following up on his Holiday 2013 limited edition collaboration with Shu Uemura, prolific Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is back with Shu’s Holiday 2016 collection. And it is literally a bigger and bolder line, with his signature colourful “superflat” super-cheery flowers emblazoned all over the 25-pieces of cosmetics. Shu’s Holiday lines are super coveted collectibles as they are often created in partnership with big creative names; from Wong Kar Wai to Karl Lagerfeld. This Murakami one is set to be a sold-out sensation. All available at Shu Uemura Singapore counters from Nov 1. These are what we’re lusting over from the collection: