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.
This range could just be one of the best lipstick balms on the market. Laneige’s new Stained Glass Stick lippies are very moisturising with a melt-on texture that coats lips evenly with a hint of colour. Each shade is flattering on Asian skin tones, and has a high-shine finish that is rarely achieved by a lipstick/balm formula. The slim lipstick bullet makes application easy-breezy. Although the Glass Stick is not very long-lasting, it stains the lips to keep the face from looking washed-out. Available in 10 shades. The light blue No.1 Blue Topaz goes on clear, while the rest glide on with varying shade of pink, coral, red and plum.
Moisturised, hydrated, supple, dewy skin. The signature Korean beauty look is built entirely on the skincare routine that soaks skin in moisture and oils. So Laneige has stepped up its flagship Water Bank collection with the extracts of water cress, kale, beetroot, and garden cress. The star products of the lightweight moisturising range are the Hydro Essence and Gel Cream (for combination skin); and Moisture Essence and Moisture Cream (for drier skin). Look out for the Water Bank Quick Hydro Pen as well. It is the perfect handy skincare tool for those random dry patches on the cheeks or undereye area that appear in the middle of the day. Just click the pen to dispense a gel cream, and apply. Also contains extracts of artichoke, lima beans and brussel sprouts.
Amorepacific’s Laneige changed the masking game when it launched its Sleeping Mask in 2002. Busy and stressed out women could finally fall asleep with a beauty mask slathered on, and without being worried that they would wake up with “over-treated” skin and irritation. Now, Laneige has upped the ante on its bestselling Sleeping Mask. The new skin-brightening White Dew Vita Capsule Sleeping Mask comes with a separate sachet of Vitamin C powder to be blended together, for a more intense moisturising and skin-whitening treatment. This keeps the formula fresh and more effective. The gel mask soothes and envelops the skin in a thick layer, as each capsule is a generous 0.3ml. The lightweight packaging makes it easy to slip the mask into a beauty travel pouch, and keep your face bright, even, and hydrated while on the road.
When it comes to handy makeup products for on-the-go use, Laneige often comes up tops. The brand has its pulse on what busy women need to rule the world, and looking flawless while at it. The first of its kind, the Laneige Layering Cover Cushion & Concealing Base (S$43), nicknamed the Double Cushion, is an all-in-one concealer and foundation. Flip it open, and the sponge on the left dispenses a lightweight concealer to hide spots and dark eye circles. While the cushion on the right is soaked with a buildable liquid foundation. The formulas blend and layer easily, have a semi-matte finish, and contain SPF 34 PA++ as well as SPF 50+PA++ respectively. The tear drop-shaped puff applicator is easy to use too. The tapered edge with a flocked velvety texture blends the concealer on well, while the spongier and wider side picks up more foundation for medium to full coverage of the face. The casing is also slimmer than most cushion compacts, so it can be slipped into the season’s tiny cross-body clutches.
For quick and easy make-up, Laneige has produced a series of two-toned Contouring and Correcting Bars for on-the-go make-up perfection. Like the brand’s bestselling Two-Tone Lip Bars, the duo colours blend seamlessly onto skin upon application. Creamy and ergonomically shaped, these make-up sticks are easy to blend with fingertips, or a kabuki brush. Here’s how they work: The transparent Primer no.1 prepares skin for make-up application, and is for use all over the face. No.2 Pink Coral is good for concealing dark circles while brightening the area. No.3 Purple Blue brightens the skin, good as a highlighter. No. 4 Mint Lemon hides dark circles, adds the appearance of volume to cheeks, and conceals redness. No. 1 Cacao gives skin a natural-looking contour for sharper-looking features. No. 2 Almond offers a more dramatic contouring effect. Available at all Laneige counters and boutiques at S$38 each. Pictures: Laneige
Because a multi-tasking lip product with balm, primer, and intense pigment will make our lives easier; Laneige created the Two Tone Matte Lip Bar range. One of the K-Beauty brand’s signature makeup product, the Two Tone Lip Bar offers lips an artsy ombre effect too. The matte version has a satiny-finish, but does not feel dry on the lips. It applies smoothly and evenly with bright colours that are relatively long-lasting. All the shades are also flattering on Asian skin tone. As they are not completely opaque while veiling lips in punchy hues, these lipsticks are great for everyday, non-dramatic looks too.
A refreshing gel-textured formula, the Laneige Perfect Renew Eye Serum (S$65 for 14ml) is made to moisturise and firm the eye area. It contains rejuvenating ginger water and lavender oil to keep skin supple for longer; a perfect non-oily base for concealer make-up on the under eye area. This product kept my eyes looking brighter, more awake and youthful.
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 …
Skincare products launched in 2017 that are TBG-approved, so worth your time and money. Click on the highlighted links for the deets. Find out more about this night cream that gives the skin an improved glow and clarity overnight. Read on for further details on the Rice Power serum that soaked and hydrated the skin most effectively. TBG’s favourite face oil of 2017. A sheet mask made with Gore-Tex? We’re in. A surprisingly good soft cream TBG fell for. An iconic beauty formula made even better in 2017. A multi-purpose mask-moisturiser-primer, with a most interesting texture. The best pulpy sheet mask at a great price. A customisable, modular mask for that instant, long-lasting glow. Pamper those peepers with these potent skincare patches.