Luxury South Korean beauty brand Sulwhasoo’s latest limited edition range is adorned with plump peaches and spring flowers illustrated in a classical style. Symbolising longevity and vitality, the gold-accented designs are available on the First Care Activating Serum EX, Perfecting Cushions, Lip Serum Stick (which look brightly coloured but are actually very moisturising balms that give lips a hint of pink/coral). Also look out for the blush/highlight palette which comes with pretty embossed florals. The Peach Blossom Spring Utopia is a good buy for makeup collectors, or those who’d like to add some old-world Eastern glamour to their vanity.
Paris-based designer Yazbukey is back working with Shu Uemura on a limited edition collection. For Spring/Summer 2018, the Yazbukey x Shu Uemura range launches with 16 Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick shades (four quartets of reds, plums, pinks, nudes) and four edgy metallic lip liners (in gold, silver, rose gold, bronze). Yazbukey – known for her quirky lip-shaped plexi-glass jewellery – first collaborated with Shu Uemura in 2015 on a range of colourful makeup. Watch this to see moving swatches of the nude lipsticks. The formula is long-lasting, creamy, and opaque in two to three coats.
Urban Decay has teamed up with beauty influencer Kristen Leanne for a three-piece limited edition collection. With her colourful tattoos (especially that stunning neck piece), this social media celebrity stands out with her choice of neon eyeshadows and beaming highlighter. Just so you can get her makeup look, the UD x Kristen Leanne collection features the Kaleidoscope Dream Eyeshadow Palette (S$65) with 11 shades (tangerine, gold, fuchsia, lime green, navy, turquoise, aubergine, black, an iridescent shifting duo tone). If you prefer more neutral eye makeup, Kristen shows she can perfect it too. The Daydream Eyeshadow Palette (S$45), is a quintet of easy-to-use matte shades. Completing the collection is the Beauty Beam Highlight Palette (S$55) with three complementary shades for the cheekbones, collarbone, and everywhere else. Available at Sephora and UD stores.
One of the best things about Christmas sets are the savings. At Clarins, its gift sets make good value-for-money presents for your BAEs or stocking up on beauty essentials. The Beauty Gazette‘s picks for your X’mas shopping list: Double Serum Double Serum Duo set , S$200 (worth S$250). Super Restorative Super Restorative Luxury Collection, S$328 (worth S$410). Body Contouring and Slimming Body Shapers, S$102 (worth S$146). Worthy limited edition ones: The Essentials Eye Makeup Palette, S$68 Holiday Eau Dynamisante, S$82 (worth $S121)
There are many reasons to love the year-end Holiday launches. And limited edition shades and value-for-money deals are just a few of them. Laneige’s year-end collection for 2017 ticks all the right boxes. First up, you get a good deal. Like this Holiday Sleeping Mask Set ($39): A set of three mini sleeping mask jars for plump skin. Next, the colours are pretty. Case in point: The Holiday Ideal Shadow Quad – Flash Gold Pop (S$42) : Sparkly and pearlescent eyeshadow for the office and drinks. Holiday Cushion Blusher – Roly Pink Pop (S$32): For an airbrushed flush and glow. Holiday Two Tone Tint Lip Bar – No.1 Lovely Pop and No.2 Chic Pop (S$32 each): Laneige’s signature two-tone lip bar, infused with its Lip Sleeping Mask ingredients to keep the pout moisturised and hydrated. The two looks that you can create from this set of makeup are wearable for both the boardroom and that Tinder date. Available at all Laneige stores, Lazada and Zalora. Photos: Laneige
Every year when the Christmas season rolls around, Shu Uemura launches a make-up collection inspired by the year’s most influential pop culture icons. There were the fashion-inspired Karl Lagerfeld (Shupette) and Yazbukey launches, the artsy Takashi Murakami ones; and even film auteur Wong Kar Wai’s one year. In 2017, Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros take centrestage as the game makes a huge comeback. But even if you aren’t the sort to be excited over a pixelated computer game character, it would be worth your while to get your hands on this super-cute collection. Apart from the adorable packaging, the palette comprises of both metallic shades and those with fine shimmer. The colours are on-point too: plum, bronze terracotta, gold and nude-pink for the eyes; pink and peach with subtle gold glitter for the cheeks. Perfect accents for a party look. The Dual Stamp-me Eyeliner comes with an oh-so-cute black star stamp at one end, and regular liquid eyeliner applicator on the other. The rest of the collection are classics; like the award-winning lash curler, and Rouge Unlimited …
As the season for razzle-dazzle limited edition cosmetics comes round at the end of the year, Kose’s compacts are always coveted. They come in the most intricate casings with elaborate designs, to present the softest and finest powders for a delicate sophistication. This Japanese pressed powder comprises of five subtle shades to correct the appearance of skin dullness, patchiness, as well as pores and fine lines. It also mattifies, sets makeup, and offers some SPF25 PA++. What’s interesting: the powder puff is woven with threads that contain hyaluronic acid and collagen for a hint of moisturisation. Photos: Kose
‘Cause baby you’re a firework! For Christmas, YSL Beaute wants you to remember that you’re a colourful explosion of sexiness, glamour and glitz. This limited edition range comes embossed with silver and pink glittery fireworks on a Holiday face palette, Touche Eclat Pen, and Rouge Pur Couture lippies. A similar design is carved into the lipstick bullets, making them fancy collectibles. The face palette shades are subtle and wearable with a hint of metallic shine and glitter, perfectly complemented by the vibrant and bold lipstick shades. 😍😍😍
To mark its 11th Anniversary, Sulwhasoo has launched two limited edition skincare sets. It has pledged a minimum amount of $10,000 from the sales of the “Beauty From Your Culture” sets, to fund the maintenance of the Singapore Botanic Gardens 🍃, the city’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. The brand will donate $10 for every purchase of the Essential Trial Kit set ($68); and $20 for each First Care Activating Serum EX set ($115) sold. The sets are value-for-money, plus they each come with a cute pouch.
Rihanna and LVMH Kendo’s Fenty Beauty are not letting up. After the phenomenal launch of its debut collection of KillaWatt highlighters, Fenty Beauty will be rolling out its 12-piece Galaxy holiday collection on October 13 at Sephora Singapore stores. Packaged in holographic casings, this line features plenty of colours and glitter. The debut collection was more subdued with natural hues. Prices for the Galaxy Collection start from $28 for a lipstick. Here’s a sneak peek.