Self-isolation shouldn’t stop you from living your best life, even if it means shopping for these new beauty releases for April 2020 online.

Now that you’re at home all the time, you’ll be tempted to skip out on some skincare routines. We can already hear your excuses: “It’s not like we’re going out anyway!” or “There’s no pollution at home so I don’t have to pay attention to my skincare.”


You should still be paying adequate attention to your skincare routine despite just being indoors. You might not be as exposed to the pollution outdoors, but there are still dust particles indoors that can cause buildup. Besides, your skin is still constantly renewing itself and shedding dead skin cells – don’t think you can get away with not exfoliating.

Also, retail therapy will do you good and lift your spirits, which is essential in our current negative times. After all, what’s the point of looking good if you’re not happy? Below are a few of the latest beauty releases in April 2020 that are sure to put a smile on your face.

Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment Ferment² + Vitamin C

It’s the season for brightening products to make its rounds, and Estee Lauder is joining the bandwagon. The brand is introducing the Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment Ferment² + Vitamin C, a lightweight brightening serum formulated with a Vitamin C-infused brightening complex. This serum will brighten your skin while giving it a radiant boost so it doesn’t look sallow and dull.

RM370 (30ml), RM525 (50ml)
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Clarins Bright Plus Serum

Another brand that’s introducing a brightening serum this season is Clarins. The new Bright Plus Serum is a reformulation of the brand’s iconic brightening serum. This time, the formula has been given an update with rose-myrtle extract alongside the standard acerola seed extract. What these two ingredients will do for the skin is provide double oxygenation to help skin cells capture oxygen. The result is spotless skin with a healthy glow that seems to radiate from within.

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Sulwhasoo Spring 2020 collection

For Sulwhasoo’s Spring 2020 limited-edition collection, the South Korean luxury brand has collaborated with French atelier Antoinette Poisson for a truly delightful makeup series. There are only three products in the collection, but it’ll be enough to put a smile on your face. The two iconic cushion foundations – Perfecting Cushion EX and Snowise Brightening Cushion – have been given the Antoinette Poisson treatment with embroidered plum blossoms and butterflies. Meanwhile, the Essential Lip Serum Stick is available in two spring-like colours: No.4  Rose Red and No.5 Coral Blossom that will give your lips a hint of natural colour while hydrating it with a special oil complex.

Perfecting Cushion EX
Snowise Brightening Cushion
Essential Lip Serum Stick
Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 serum

Everyone can do with a bit of plumping hydration in their lives. If you don’t want to resort to a clinical aesthetic solution, try the Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 serum instead. The brand is calling the serum its version of a ‘dermal filler’, formulated with eight multi-weighted hydrating ingredients: a new strain of hyaluronic acid called Primalhyal Ultrafiller, molecular complex Patch20, biotechnological complex Cube3, Lumicease, Pollushield, aloe vera, and cureberry. What this serum will give you is plumper, more hydrated skin with added elasticity and reduced lines.

RM133 (15ml), RM220 (25ml)
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Biossance Marine Algae Eye Cream

Your favourite clean beauty brand is here to make your eyes look better, cruelty-free. This new Marine Algae Eye Cream is formulated with pink marine algae complex to reduce the appearance of fine lines, while paracress extract helps lift the skin and squalane locks in moisture.

Dr Roebuck's Ningaloo Firming Serum

Named after Australia’s gorgeous Ningaloo reef, Dr Roebuck’s latest Ningaloo Firming Serum should already give you some idea on how it’s created. The serum has a water-based copper formula that is will hydrate, strengthen, and renew skin. Key ingredients in the serum include Copper Peptide, Hyaluronic Acid and Banksia Flower.

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Fenty Beauty Summer Limited Editions

This summer, Fenty Beauty is all about the glow. Rihanna’s brand is releasing a multitude of products designed for it, but we especially like these two: the Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil and Body Lava Body Luminizer. The latter is a gel-based body luminiser in a limited-edition shade – Cognac Candy – designed to give your body that post-tan glow and shimmer. You might not be able to take a beach vacation just yet, but surely you can fake it for now. The Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil also comes in a limited edition shade – also Cognac Candy – that delivers a highly glittery finish to the high points of your face and body. Cognac Candy is a gorgeous coppery shade perfect for our tan sisters.

Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil
Body Lava Body Luminizer
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Chanel Le Blanc La Fleur Et L’Eau Camélia D'Eau lip palette

This new limited-edition product from Chanel will have you torn thinking if you should use it or save it because it’s just too pretty. The Camélia D’Eau lip palette is part of the brand’s new Le Blanc La Fleur Et L’Eau makeup collection, shaped in Chanel’s iconic camellia flower. This lip palette has four rosy shades that bring to mind the awakening of spring: Exaltée (bright pink raspberry); New Prodigious – (iridescent rosewood); Palpitante (pink red); and Fougueuse (pink with subtle fuchsia reflects).

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.