These new products will leave you feeling good, smelling divine and refreshed for the summer.

A new month calls for new skincare products and fragrances to add to your growing collection. If you’re exhausting your current favourites, why not add something new to perk up your summer? In this month’s guide of Beauty Buys, we’re listing a variety of must-have products, from serum to fragrances and masks. You’re going to enjoy adding these new indispensables to your daily routine.

Hero & Featured image credit: Louis Vuitton

[This story was updated on July 15th 2021]

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Following the success of its Les 4 Ombres line, Chanel will be launching two new shades: Douceur et Serenite and Lumieres et Vibrations. The eyeshadow palette features a rich, pigmented formula with a spectrum of shades and finishes for an effortless look. If you’re into soft colours, the Douceur et Serenite features a taupe beige, pearly bluish grey, satiny lilac and intense plum hues for a defined finish. However, if warmer shades suit you better, the Lumieres et Vibrations features a coppery peach, antique gold, intense brown and pinkish brown.

Available at all CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty Boutiques; Counters at all leading departmental stores from 1 JULY 2021

Price
RM255
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Louis Vuitton Men's Les Parfums: Imagination

It’s time to feel exceptional with a scent that ignites the senses and spirit. Louis Vuitton is releasing its seventh men’s fragrance called Imagination. Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud spent five years working on the perfect formula with high-quality ingredients. By including black tea extract with carbon dioxide, grey amber, ginger and cinnamon, topped with amber notes. The latest fragrance evokes the go-to summertime scent with hints of Calabrian bergamot, orange and Sicilian cedar. 

100ml
RM1,150
200ml
RM1,700
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If you’re on the hunt for a serum that evens out skin texture and improves elasticity, then look no further than Ole Henriksen’s latest release, the 20% Acid Night treatment. With its velvety texture, lemon sugar scent and powerful benefits, you’re on your way to dew city. Packed with a 20% acid blend (10% AHAs and 10% PHAs), slowly introduce this to your routine by applying it once a week and gradually using it two to three times a week. Plus, its ingredients with aloe juice, Nordic birch sap, and cotton water help nourish and condition the skin, while reducing dark spots with liquorice extract. 

The Ole Henriksen 20% Acid Night treatment is available online from 1 July 2021.

 

Price
RM232
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Riri is on a roll, and this time she’s bringing the heat with her Gloss Bomb range, which we love. For plumper lips, treat this Gloss Bomb as a lip luminizer and plumper for a fuller pout. A swipe of this shimmer-free goodness, and you’ll sense an instant warm sensation on your lips. Don’t worry, the tingling feeling is good, thanks to the ginger root oil and capsicum fruit extract to enhance that plump-looking lips. Furthermore, the rich shea butter and vitamin E help condition and lock in moisture to your lips for a long-lasting shine. The best part? It leaves a sheer red tint with a light peach-vanilla scent for a summer glow. 

Price
RM110
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Fresh’s iconic and best-selling moisturiser is back with a new formula that’ll leave your skin hydrated for 72 hours. Yes, you read that right. The cult-favourite product has been enhanced with damask rose extract and hyaluronic acid duos for deeply hydrated skin. With ingredients like acacia gum, algin and serine to help deliver continuous hydration on the skin’s surface, the rose extract aids water retention too. Not only does it strengthen your skin to lock in moisture, but the smell of fresh-cut roses makes the overall experience better on your skin – the best way to start your day right in the morning.

Price
RM210
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We love waking up to fresh air in the morning, and Guerlain introduces two new nature-inspired fragrances to the Aqua Allegoria range – the Flora Salvaggia and Nettare Di Sole. Inspired by wildflower fields and honey bees, both fragrances are an ode to Mother Nature. The Flora Salvaggia is a harmonious blend of jasmine sambac, orange blossom, melon and a burst of white must – ideal for those who love refreshing scents. While the Nettare Di Sole hints at a blend of floral scents in Calabrian Bergamot, magnolia, rose and a hint of Jasmine Sambac – perfect for those who love waking up to fresh florals every day. Take your pick, and find out which scent is made for you this summer. 

The fragrances are now available at Guerlain Department Stores and available at Sephora stores and online.

75ml
RM 381
125ml
RM 517
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Boost the radiance of your skin by incorporating this face mask and scrub into your weekly routine. As the pioneer of microbiome skincare, this scrub contains lactic acid to help smoothen the skin, while nourishing it together, thanks to prebiotics. It also contains high-performance formula containing Vitamin E, sea minerals and kaolin white clay; an extract from green and brown algae, seawater and marine polysaccharides to eliminate signs of stress on the skin. Add this to your routine and watch how it’ll transform your skin in time. 

Price
RM120
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Introducing the Othertopias with three new fragrances to join the Aesop family. The latest release created with long-term fragrance partner Barnabé Fillion blurs gender boundaries. Calling it the Miraceti, Karst and Erémia, each fragrance explores elements of liminal spaces – The Boat, The Shore and The Wasteland. If you’re into spice and warmth, go ahead and pick the Miraceti. The Karst is made for you if minerals with a stormy character are your essence, while Erémia projects the scent of greenery and seductive florals – just in time for the season.

Aesop Othertopias will be available in-stores and online from 5 July 2021.

50ml
RM715
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Don’t overlook that your skin needs vitamins too. With Sephora’s Collection Colorful Vitamin Face Masks, treat your skin right with this face mask made of banana fibre fabric. Formulated with 95% natural origin ingredients, you get to pick from aloe vera, dragonfruit, mango or papaya to treat your skin with the goodness it needs. Lay this on your face for five minutes, and it’ll leave you with a glowing complexion at the end of the day. 

Price
RM21
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Here’s a fragrance worth having in your collection. The Carnal Flower, composed by master perfumer Dominique Ropion, infuses richness from the tuberose night blooms. At first whiff, you’ll experience a sense of freshness from the tuberose for a ethereal sensuality with complementing dark and spicy notes. If you enjoy a romantic yet musky smell with a hint of freshness, this perfume is calling for you.

30ML
RM825
50ML
RM1,070
100ML
RM1,535
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M.A.C Cosmetics is celebrating the beauty of Asia with its limited-edition Wanderlust collection. Inspired by the beautiful cities and people of Asia as their muse, this collection brings life to its iconic bullet lipsticks. To represent each city, the brand collaborated with female artist Raxenne Maniquiz from the Philippines to reimagine the gorgeous lipstick shades you’re viewing today. Plus, our signature Nasi Lemak and Kueh Lapis dishes were used as inspiration to create the Powder Kiss Devoted to Chili lipstick shade. 

 

Price
RM96
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Amalina Anuar
Senior Writer
A writer by day and spin instructor by night. Amalina fuels her day with anything that’s covered in chocolate and breaking a sweat in the spin studio. With fashion and music as inspiration, you can find her obsessing over her favourite artist's music videos or swaying to funky tunes at live gigs.