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.
VB’s second collection is just as luxurious as the first. The colours are beautiful, and centred around her signature smokey make-up look. Glowy – but not shiny dewy – skin, softly-lined eyes, and matte/ glossy nude lips. Our picks: The double-ended Eye Kajal (smooth and creamy, staying power 👌🏻); Eye Ink Mascara (love the small brush, perfect for Asian eyes); Skin Perfecting Powder (mattifies and sets); Eye Matte Duo (soft colours); Aura Gloss (moisturising balm). Watch to see the colours and textures in action.
Every October, Estee Lauder goes all out to bring attention to breast cancer. In 1992, Evelyn Lauder, the daughter-in-law of the brand’s founder, launched a campaign to encourage women to take better care of their bodies and health. She handed out pink ribbons at the brand’s counters, and later founded the non-profit Breast Cancer Research Foundation to benefit research on the disease. Today, Estee Lauder continues its good work. More than $70 million has been raised to fund breast cancer research, education and medical services. This month, it rolls out limited edition pink products, with a portion of the proceeds going to the foundation. Our pick from the lot: the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum with the pink ribbon keychain ($163), $20 from each bottle sold benefits the foundation. Breast Cancer Examination tips: – Women above the age of 20 should do a self-examination of their breasts every month. Those aged above 40 should get a clinical breast examination once a year; while those 50 and above are encouraged to go for a mammogram …