Stepping into the festive season, we’re finding ourselves with more and more occasions that call for our best faces forward. So it’s a good thing that so many beauty brands are also getting into the party spirit, absolutely spoiling us for choice over the best beauty looks this season. The best part is, this is the season for those extra special limited edition or celebration items that you wouldn’t be able to get at any other time of year. Harnn is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a gorgeous special edition set, for example, while YSL Beauty gets all twinkly with a stargazing-inspired holiday collection.
Looking for a gift or treating your fine self? Look no further. From just-launched brands in Thailand to some of the oldest and most established ones, these are the new skincare and beauty products you should be adding to your baskets right now.
[Feature image: YSL Beauté; Hero image: Fenty Beauty]
This Swiss beauty brand made its debut in Thailand this month. Don’t be fooled by the millennial pink and earth tone colour palette of the packaging — Meshima Labo is so much more than adorable. Emphasising a natural yet innovative ingredient — namely the Phiman mushroom extract that’s known to protect and brighten your skin — these face masks are exactly what you need when living in a sunny and polluted city. Using Asian research, Japanese manufacturing, and Swiss-sourced health ingredients, there’s really little that can go wrong with letting Meshima Labo take care of your face.
White Mask THB 990 per pack, Charcoal Mask THB 1090 per pack, Charcoal 3-Piece Mask THB 1290.
Celebrating the enduring connection between the brand and the star, YSL Beauty’s new holiday collection is inspired by stargazing. ‘High on Stars’ features iconic lip colours and eye shadow shades in glitzy star-studded special edition cases. It’s definitely one way to get in the mood for all the festivities to come this season. Get ready to out-sparkle, out-shine, and out-star them all with these new lipsticks!
Want to embrace the winter months but still low-key missing summer? The Coach Floral Blush gets you. Taking scent notes from warming Tea Roses and wildflowers, the perfume is a bridge between summer fields outside and cosy days inside. We love the romantic Americana-style bottle, and the blush colour definitely brings a bit of warmth to our hearts.
THB 2250 for 30ml, THB 3400 for 50ml, and 4500 for 90ml
Of course, such a celebrated and established beauty brand simply had to have a whole exhibition for itself held here in Bangkok earlier this month. The traditionally royal beauty brand from Korea has had an extra special touch with Thailand too, having collaborated with H.R.H Princess Sirivannavari for a special limited edition collection. And yes, the bottles and casings are absolutely stunningly decorated in gold and oriental embellishments. But the lotions themselves are heavenly, sinking wonderfully into the skin and leaving you smelling like a princess.
It seems YSL Beaute are having a moment. Alongside their holiday collection, they’ve also released some of the niftiest lipsticks we’ve seen this season. As you can probably tell by the name, The Slim is an incredibly thin tube of lipstick that’s great for applying with utmost precision. With a leather-matte finish and total coverage, they’ve got some killer couture shades we love. What’s also great is these will be fitting more subtly into pockets and slide more easily into the teeniest clutch bags.
This month marks a happy 20th birthday to this iconic Thai beauty brand. Known and loved for their organic body and face oils as well as their luxurious spa products, Harnn is now celebrating this special occasion with a gorgeous anniversary set filled with their all-time best products. The Oriental Rice Soap Set— the original product that launched Harnn into international stardom in 1999 and received several beauty awards — is featured in the celebration box. The treasure trove of goodies also includes their beloved Oriental Rose Body Oil Spray and the matching scented facial mist, amongst other products. Made for an occasion, this would make a truly special gift.
A limited edition portable liquid highlighter loaded with superfine 3D glitter that decks out your face (or body) with pure show-stopping diamond glamour — what more can we possibly say? Rihanna’s words are final, so when she tells us it’s time to “shine bright like a diamond”, we’re sure going to.