If we look to the Spring/Summer 2018 runways, this season is defined by bold, bright hues, fresh-faced base makeup and K-pop-style pouts. Keeping in tandem with these trends are the new beauty products from your favourite brands that have recently hit the shelves, digital or otherwise.
It is the period where the cosmetics industry is pumping out goods at every turn, so we’ve curated a list of the drops you do not want to pass up on.
Here are the best makeup releases to covet right now.
The most anticipated drop from Marc Jacobs Beauty is its Shameless Foundation, an asset that will keep your skin looking and feeling flawless from day to night. The medium to full coverage foundation promises 24-hour wear, flashback-free SPF25 protection and hydrating ingredients like snow mushroom and blue daisy extract, which defends your skin against environmental stressors. To make the foundation even better, it is available in 29 shades, with options that cater to complexions with either red or yellow undertones.
S$74. Available at Sephora.
Insta-chic beauty label, Glossier, has built its reputation on a streamlined range of makeup basics, but it has recently made a foray into the decorative realm with the Lid Star. The metallic liquid eyeshadow formula is available in six different shades, and they truly pop. Fawn, a cool taupe shade, has become a celebrity favourite, worn by the likes of Allison Janney and Beyoncé on the red carpet.
S$25. Available on Glossier.
Lip glosses may be the obvious choice to getting a juicy pout, but those products aren’t the longest-wearing. Enter the Dior Addict Lacquer Plump, a lip ink which delivers an intensely shiny, almost glassy effect when applied. The lushness of your lips won’t just be superficial, as the Lacquer Plump is formulated with hibiscus extract and hyaluronic acid — ingredients that deeply moisturise the lips with use. The sixteen shades in the line span neutral hues to vampy purples, each with a six- to eight-hour wear time.
Price N.A. Available from 15 April at all Dior counters.
Guerlain’s Rouge G is synonymous with opulence. The ultra-moisturising lipstick was first launched in 2009, and enclosed in a weighty silver bullet to emulate the luxury of a precious jewel. Almost a decade since its debut, the Rouge G is getting an impressive facelift, with 15 new case designs to pick from. Be it snake print, pearlescent pink, or whatever else is in-between, the new Rouge G is absolutely a lipstick that makes a statement.
S$47 for the lipstick, S$24 for the case. Available from May at all Guerlain counters at Sephora and Tangs.
YSL Beauté has introduced its first-ever setting spray to its Top Secrets Makeup line. Hyaluronic acid, glycerin, Moroccan walnut leaf and jojoba oil are just some of the hydrating highlights that go into this multitasking mist, that functions as both a primer and a makeup finisher.
S$65. Available at all YSL Beauté stores.
3D-printing and beauty aren’t usually terms that go together, but with Chanel’s newest mascara, they do. The Le Volume Révolution is the result of over 100 test versions to create the perfect mascara brush by the Chanel team, and those efforts do pay off. The granular texture of the brush’s surface has micro-cavities that ensure only the right amount of mascara gets deposited on the lashes, which eliminates the need to double-dip. The precise bristles and conical tip also prevent clumps, while endowing the lashes with added volume.
Price TBA. To be available mid-June in U.S. and Europe, and 2019 in Asia.