Abit late because I had too much fun at the end of last year. Here is The Beauty Gazette’s annual list of Skincare Picks of 2019. These items were either launched in 2019; or I’ve discovered in 2019. Some are affordable. Some are pricey, but worth the money. In no particular order: 👍🏻 Armani Beauty Crema Nera: Super luxurious treat for the face while you sleep. Leaves behind a lovely sheen on skin. 👍🏻 Elizabeth Arden Prevage Progressive Renewal Treatment: Great home treatment for better skin where you can actually see the difference. Just four bottles of serum to get a finer complexion. 👍🏻 Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum: Good for drier skin types, a little bit goes a long way. Instant glow to the skin. 👍🏻 Orbis Defencera: Get a sugar rush and better skin with this edible skin-moisturising supplement. Lines looked less visible after I popped this for a week. 👍🏻 Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate: A very effective serum for overall better skin. Saw results within a week. 👍🏻 …
If you are looking to invest in an anti-ageing skincare routine, give Cle de Peau Beaute a shot with its new Key Radiance Range. The luxurious skincare label has launched its latest series of products to keep skin youthful, supple and radiant. Not many skincare brands offer an almost immediate effect for mature skin, but Cle de Peau Beaute does. The Key Radiance routine begins with the Le Serum, a watery formula with an algae complex to refresh and revitalise skin. Next, the Hydro-Softening or Clarifying Lotion exfoliates skin with Scutelleria Baicalensis (Huang Qin). For best results, use with the brand’s pillowy silk-woven cotton pads to smoothen skin. To finish the day routine, slather on the Protective Fortifying Cream or Emulsion; and use the Intensive Fortifying Cream or Emulsion for the night. Interestingly, the brand says it uses a proprietary “Time Tune” formula which is “attuned to the skin’s circadian rhythm”.
Limited edition sets from luxury label Cle de Peau Beaute make some of the best collectors’ items. This year’s range comes adorned with beautiful Alice In Wonderland illustrations by Italian artist Daria Petrelli. The exclusive items include: Stick Highlighter in Light Me Refining Pressed Powder with fine glitter Satin-metallic Eye Color Quad in 318 Tea Party Lipstick Cashmere in 504 Follow Me, and 505 Paint Me Slip down the rabbit hole and take a closer look at the collection here. Now available at Cle de Peau Beaute boutiques and counters.
Luxury Japanese skincare label Cle de Peau Beaute has launched a premium anti-ageing serum. The product is formulated with a “4D-Boosting Technology” that “sculpts” the face and enhances the skin’s natural collagen production. It also reduces the appearance of puffiness, sagging, pores, and expression lines. Formulated with coix lacryma-jobi ma-yuen seed extract to firm and keep skin supple; licorice root to firm; raspberry extract to strengthen skin barrier; as well as an exclusive ingredient that regulates cell behaviour. Although this serum has a rich texture, it is easily absorbed and does not leave a sticky afterfeel Immediately after application, I also felt a slightly warm sensation. Skin was instantly plumped, and felt firmer and tighter. Use this in-lieu of cream on hot and humid days.
As 2017 draws to an end, The Beauty Gazette looks back at the makeup launches that made our hearts flutter and emptied our purses. Click on the links for the deets. In 2017, @Badgalriri (popstar Rihanna for the uninitiated) launched her makeup collection after toying with the idea for years after the limited edition pieces she created with M.A.C in 2013. The on-trend Millennial-pink, and for-every-skin-tone marketing strategy hit the jackpot, and blew every other new masstige makeup brand launch this year out of the water. A high protection tinted suncream that evens out the skin tone with a porcelain finish, and glow. Wear it on its own or as a foundation primer. Smooth, blendable texture; good pigment, beautiful shades that all match in one palette. Not surprising that this is always sold out. This luxurious cushion gives skin a lovely soft-matte glow. It has a unique liquid-to-powder texture for a satiny, lightweight finish. Because who doesn’t love Tom Ford’s decadently luxurious lipsticks? These are sheer, but still sexy, moisturising, dreamily smooth to apply, and …
The new Cle de Peau Beaute Rouge a Levre lipsticks come with a new lipstick bullet shaped like a wave, so that it hugs the lips closely for intense and precise application. Currently the top picks in our lipstick collection, these are moisturising and lightweight while offering opaque colour in one swipe. Relatively long-lasting, the formula has a high-shine finish. Because the texture is so creamy, it does not pull or drag on lips during application so you get perfectly-shaped lips every time. Available in 12 shades; The Beauty Gazette picks are: No.7 Dragon Red, a true blue red (watch the swatch); No.9 Silk Thread, a dusky rose pink; as well as No.10 Chinoiserie, a light coral pink.
The beauty label’s face, Amanda Seyfried was in town to grace the occasion. Click to watch a snippet of the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and catch a glimpse of the jewel of a store.
The new Cle de Peau Beaute spring collection is a soft, elegant, and romantic palette. The colours are easy-to-wear, not too in-your-face bold, and flattering for fairer skin tones. See how pretty it looks on Amanda Seyfried, the brand’s stunning face. The Beauty Gazette’s picks from this Spring/ Summer collection: Eye Color Duo in 105 – the pretty pearlescent beige and a subtly metallic/shimmery blue – worn by the poster girl in the campaign Eye Color Duo 102 – a peachy-pink pair that livens up the face; made for everyday looks or to match with bold brows, and lips Enriched Lip Luminizer Lipstick in 238 (a soft and pretty peachy pink) and 239 (a brighter reddish pink). Super creamy and moisturising, softens lips too. Wear it slightly sheer in one coat, or bolder with two coats. The high-shine finish also plumps up the appearance of skin. Relatively long-lasting, stains lips 😍😘👍🏻
So easy for the weekends: Stick foundation that melts upon contact with warm skin. Glide it on skin and blend with finger tips. Offers creamy but lightweight, sheer to medium coverage. Satin-matte finish. Relatively long-lasting
The Japanese are obsessed with staying fair. And that is clear from luxury Japanese beauty label Cle de Pau Beaute’s new luxurious five-piece skincare-suncare range. All formulas are lightweight, moisturising and nourishing, and does not leave behind a sticky after-feel or white cast on the skin. The UV Protective Cream SPF 50+ PA++++ ($165) is made for the face and body, and contains a nourishing blend of skincare ingredients: Asian ginseng extract, wild thyme extract, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, hibiscus flower essence, as well as mangosteen extract. Besides protecting the skin from harmful UV rays, this blend hydrates, and keeps away the damaging effects of air pollution. It is also subtly tinted so you can wear it on its own for skin that looks naturally even and glowing. While the UV Protective Cream Tinted ($120) is pretty much a high-end BB cream: it offers sun protection, moisturisation, skincare ingredients, as well as medium coverage for flawless-looking skin. Skin looks instantly porcelain-perfect. Choose from four shades. There are two versions of the UV Protective Emulsion for Body …