One can never have enough of makeup and skincare products. After all, how can we resist when brands keep rolling out releases that are more innovative and effective, as well as beautifully packaged?

The year kicked off with some of the biggest launches yet in 2018. In January, Dior released brand new shades (including a holographic pink shade) under the Lip Glow range. The Urban Decay collaboration with Kristen Leanne also just landed in stores. In the collection, there are two eyeshadow palettes: Kaleidoscope Dream and Daydream — a highlighting palette — and three limited edition Vice lipsticks.

Chanel has also released its Spring collection, including a unique lip balm and powder duo that is comfortable on the lips with a matte finish. And have you heard about La Prairie’s most exquisite night serum yet? It’s the Platinum Rare Cellular Night Elixir and it is priced at RM5,750.

Here’s our guide to the best Spring/Summer 2018 skincare and makeup releases, which are completely worth the hype. While we’ve added way too many items into our mental shopping cart, we managed to narrow our picks down to just 10 products that have won us over. We can’t wait to get our hands on these — it’s time to start shopping.

1
Algenist's Genius Liquid Collagen

Knowing that collagen is the main source of youth, Algenist taps on that fact by using active collagen water in its product to unlock your skin’s collagen levels. This formula addresses five skin ageing concerns, namely skin structure, firmness, radiance, fine lines and deep wrinkles, and dull, uneven texture. It promises to provide results in just 10 days.

Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen, RM539

2
Tarte's Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette

The eyeshadow palette that has been making waves all over social media is finally here in Malaysia. Using a super-blendable Amazonian clay-infused powder, these 12 warm and cosy shades are made for endless mixing and matching.

Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette, RM175

3
Kate Somerville's Tight'N Cryogenic Tightening Gel

This gel goes on cold upon application, and leaves your skin immediately feeling tighter and visibly firmer, thanks to Kate Somerville’s most advanced tightening and firming ingredients working their magic. Glycoprotein delivers cryoprotective properties to help protect the skin and also reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Kate Somerville Tight’N Cryogenic Tightening Gel, RM583

4
Ouai's Memory Mist

True to its name, this lightweight spray memorizes your hair’s shape and texture until your next wash. Use it before you style as it also has heat protection to protect your hair from any heat damage.

Ouai Memory Mist, RM124

5
Fresh's Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask

Five minutes is not a lot of time but that’s what all this mask needs to fight skin issues such as dullness, rough texture, uneven skin tone, dryness, and congestion. The formula is powered by lotus flower extract, lotus seeds, kombu seaweed flakes and red algae, and sea fennel extract to give you powerful and fast results.

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask, RM308 (coming in March)

6
Too Faced's Chocolate Gold Palette

The latest addition to the Too Faced chocolate family is this metallic eyeshadow palette. The matte and metallic eyeshadows are infused with cocoa and also real gold for a luxurious touch. The foiled shadows are created with real gold for an epic high shine finish and just one swipe gives you full coverage.

Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette, RM230

7
Boscia's Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser

Make facial cleansing fun again with this charcoal jelly ball cleanser from Boscia. The benefits of using charcoal are plentiful: It absorbs toxins and impurities, acts as a natural antibacterial agent, and detoxifies pores without causing irritation. Use by massaging it directly over your wet face, or wet the ball and lather it in your hands before massaging onto your skin.

Boscia Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser, RM94

8
It Cosmetics' Bye Bye Breakout

Bye Bye Breakout is a concealer and drying lotion in one. It contains full coverage pigments that completely cover and soothe the look of blemishes, acne, redness and discolouration, and at the same time helps heal the acne. The formula is super blendable and provides an even coverage that doesn’t crease or crack.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout, RM130

9
Cover FX's Glitter Drops

Time to bring your glittery looks to a whole new level. Glitter Drops is a customisable product for the face, décolleté and body — or anywhere that you want extra shine. It’s available in three shades: Lunar (a multi-coloured pastel glitter), Mirage (a golden champagne glitter), and Aurora (a multi-tonal pink glitter).

Cover FX Glitter Drops, RM210

10
Supergoop!'s Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

A sunscreen that does not leave any sticky feeling or white cast, this formula protects your skin from UVA, UVB, blue light and infrared rays. It is weightless, colourless, scentless, smoothing, oil-free and also helps keep your makeup in place. The sunscreen also contains a unique complex derived from meadowfoam seed oil that increases your skin’s hydration levels.

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, RM143

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.