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Best Beauty Buys: August 2019

Stay fresh, young, and bright-faced with some amazing new beauty products this month. Coming soon or just landed in stores, some of the beauty world’s most celebrated brands from Nars to Lancome are treating us with some state-of-the-art treats. Even so, we’ve also spotted some new gems from brands you may not have heard of. So here, we have a round-up of some of the best new and coming-soon beauty products to add to your basin. From the best natural soaps to a lipstick in an iconic shade, these are the best beauty buys of August 2019.

[Hero image: Another Story Bangkok. Feature image: Too Faced]

Lancome New Advanced Genifique

15 years in the making, Lancome’s New Advanced Genifique is soon to be released at all beauty counters nationwide (2 September). We’re super excited for this — not only has the product already won over 170 awards, but there’s also a cool interactive indoor exhibition at Parc Paragon right now that showcases its futuristic beauty innovations. The most impressive of these innovations is Lancome’s use of microbiome. You might be surprised to discover that as humans, we’re only 50% made of human cells. The other half is the microbiome system. When this ratio is well-balanced, that’s when your skin reaches optimum beauty. Lancome’s New Advanced Genifique helps you achieve just that — with visible results in just 7 days.

Will be available at all Lancome beauty counters from 3 September 2019. THB 3200 for 30ml.

Nars Reflective Setting Powder

There are so many reasons to stay tuned this weekend for the release of the Reflective Setting Powder by Nars. The fan-favourite formula features an innovative light reflecting complex and photochromic technology — two things that help you look flawless both in real life and in photos. The weightless powder blends to lock on your makeup and help regulate shine, while microfine minerals help to guard against excessive dryness. In a world full of cameras, get yourself picture-perfect skin without white cast or flashback. The Nars Reflective Setting Powder will lead the way. The powders are available in two colours and in set or loose form.

Available at all Nars beauty counters. Locations: M/F Siam Paragon, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-10pm). M/F Emquartier, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110 (10am-8pm). M/F Central World, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-10pm). THB 1550.

Compagnie de Provence


Having launched this month at Another Story Bangkok, Compagnie de Provence has brought Provencal cultural heritage to Bangkok. Adapting the world-famous Marseille soap-bar for modern lifestyles, the brand offers a unique liquid version of the historically solid form. The natural soaps are still made in the traditional way – in a cauldron with natural vegetable and botanical oils all from local producers. The scents are still created in Grasse, the fragrance capital of the world. We recommend the sweet almond scent for a perfect balance of nourishing nutty warmth and a hint of honey. Get your hands on their beautiful lacquered and completely recyclable glass pump bottles now!

Available at Another Story Bangkok. Location: 4/F Emquartier, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110 (10am-8pm). THB 495 for 300ml.

Nars Orgasm Lipstick

It could be the energy of celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, but Nars have released some killer products this month. As well as the game-changing reflective setting powder, they’ve also produced a huge 72-shade “Iconic Lipstick Collection”. One of these takes on the cult-favourite “Orgasm” shade that was blessed onto their famous blusher. So now, you can have the cheeks and the lips to match.

Available at all Nars beauty counters. Locations: M/F Siam Paragon, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-10pm). M/F Emquartier, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110 (10am-8pm). M/F Central World, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-10pm). THB 1100.

IPSA Serum 0


This new serum released by IPSA earlier in August Introduces the brand’s new “0-Complex” — a blend of natural ingredients like aloe vera and Chinese herbs. We’re all familiar with these as powerful forces for brightening and hydrating the skin. But the complex also combines glycerin which helps to relieve water retention in the face, reduce puffiness in the eyes and cheeks. So IPSA’s Serum 0 not only improves the tone and texture of your skin, but also the contours of your face. The product even comes with a set of face massaging instructions so you can make the most of it. IPSA Serum 0 is essentially a lifting massage, a skin detox, and a deep-hydration mask all rolled into one sleek looking serum. You can see why we love it. 

Available at all IPSA beauty counters. Locations: M/F Siam Paragon, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-10pm). M/F Emquartier, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110 (10am-8pm). M/F Central World, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-10pm). THB 3500.

Too Faced Natural Lust Satin Dual-Tone Bronzer


If you’re lacking the sun lately (let’s face it, the rainy season is a bit of a downer), then get a touch of summer glow from this gorgeous new bronzer from Too Faced. The satiny ultra-pigmented shades come in a beautiful special edition case which makes us feel prettier just by looking at it. The compact is rather large as well, meaning there’s enough in there to use on your whole body as well as the face. Oh, and just to top it all off – the stuff smells like tropical coconuts. Summer never has to end.

Available at Sephora Thailand. Locations: 1/F Emquartier, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110 (10am-9pm). 2/F Central Embassy, Ploen Chit Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-9pm). 1/F ICONSIAM, Charoen Nakhon Road, Bangkok 10600 (10am-9pm). 1/F Siam Center, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10110 (10am-9pm). THB 1300.


Karn Chatikavanij
Style Writer
A globetrotter with a love for sushi and Miu Miu, Karn is a fan of all things upbeat, delicious, and well-dressed. Her frequent activities include packing for beach trips, listening to 80s music, and trying to make daytime pyjamas happen.