Another season calls for another wave of new beauty products. Fall may be coming right around the corner but the array of cosmetics, solutions and devices are definitely not just made for this particular season but literally for everyone across the globe.

Before we start listing our favourites for the next season, there are still some notable mentions that we can’t ignore. While the year kicked off strong with beauty brands and their innovative releases, we’re also seeing a steady rise of organic beauty brands in Malaysia — namely Dr. Buds Organic and Kora Organics that have recently been launched in Malaysia. Huda Beauty, one of the biggest American beauty company who is known for their highly pigmented eyeshadows and lipsticks are making their way to our shores too. Also, Dior Beauty has just released a brand new makeup line, Dior Backstage. Peter Philips, creative and image director for Dior Makeup has designed the collection that is inspired by the backstage during shows for everybody who wants fabulous results; as if done by the professional.

These beauty releases and brand campaigns are keeping us on our toes with their highly anticipated official launch dates. We have had our 10 favourite beauty launches for spring and summer, and it’s that time of the year again to make space for our upcoming best makeup and skincare launches to look forward to this fall.

Products listed below are available in Sephora stores nationwide. 

1
Too Faced's Then & Now Eyeshadow Palette

It was 1998 when Too Faced was launched, and along with it came 10 original eyeshadows. This year, the same 10 will be brought back to life, with modern formulas, along with 10 completely new shades that are inspired by the originals. These are all placed in one eyeshadow palette and surprisingly smell like a decadent birthday cake.

2
Fresh's Vitamin Nectar Vitamin C Glow Powder

All you need is 30-seconds for a recharged, glowing skin with this powder mask. It contains one of the highest vitamin C concentration in the market and it’s all packed in this little sachet. Their vitamin fruit complex formula is enhanced with 20% vitamin C to boost your skin’s cell turnover rate and awaken the skin by refining its texture.

3
Alpha-H's Essential Cleansing Balm

Not only does this cleansing balm melts away makeup, it also acts as a cleanser, toner, and soothing balm. This 4-in-1 balm contains essential fatty acids and precious botanical oils to purify and replenish the skin’s moisture level. You can even use it as a leave-on overnight balm for hydrated and soft skin the next morning.

4
Becca's Be A Light Face Palette

A face palette that can all: brighten, blur, contour, and add colour to your complexion. Becca’s Be A Light Face Palette uses a light-diffusing technology that acts like a real-life filter. It visibly minimises imperfections, evens out skin tone and gives the skin an overall glow. (Tip: This can be worn over foundation or just primer)

5
Allies of Skin's 1A All-Day Pollution Repair Mask

This specific mask works around the clock to continuously re-energise and revitalise your skin all day long while providing protection from invisible pollutants in the air. This award-winning mask now has an improved formula that is 50% more concentrated for better efficacy.

6
IGK's No More Blow

You read that right; this innovative hairspray cuts down hair-drying time in half. No hairdryer is needed, which also means no heat damage. It also invisibly protects against frizz and breakage since hair is at its weakest when it’s wet. Spritz on towel-dried hair and leave your strands to dry, or when hair is 80% dry, style with your styling tool.

7
IT Cosmetics' Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Free Matte with SPF40

IT Cosmetics’ best-selling CC cream is now available in an oil-free formula that gives out a natural-looking matte finish that lasts. Like the original CC+, this is your all-in-one foundation, colour-correcting, and sunscreen — so you can skip those couple of steps in the morning.

8
Star Skin's Micro-Filler Mask Pack

Get that lifted, plumped skin from effects of micro-needling; but minus the needles with this face mask. It is a two-step mask that starts with a Hyaluronic Micro-Pyramid Filler, a rich cream that acts as sharp and tiny micro-pyramids “needles” once applied onto the skin; followed by a bio-cellulose mask to seal it all in.

9
Kate Somerville's DermalQuench Wrinkle Warrior

The most sought-after facial at Kate’s Clinic on Melrose Place is now in a can. DermalQuench Wrinkle Warrior is a powerful treatment that immediately reduces the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles, and crow’s feet. It also intensely hydrates dry and dull-looking skin, allowing you to achieve a supple and radiant complexion.

10
Pixi's Double Cleanse

You can now have two cleansers in one. This 2-in-1 jar contains two different types of cleansers: a solid cleansing oil on one side and a cleansing cream on the other. You can pack light while you travel easily with this. The Double Cleanse is created in collaboration with Caroline Hirons, a British skincare expert and blogger.

Jolin Lee
Contributor
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.