July is the month summer segues into fall. The beauty world is transitioning in tandem with that seasonal change. Colours are getting deeper, perfumes are more sensual, and skincare is ramping up its intensity.
We see this in La Prairie’s ultra-nourishing Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Remastered, the dark hues of Chanel’s eyeshadow sticks, and Mugler’s animalistic Aura perfume — the list goes on. To help you make smart shopping choices, here are all the best new beauty products to buy in July.
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La Prairie keys up its signature Skin Caviar formulation with a remastered formula that harnesses the power of its priceless ingredient like never before.
New technology has allowed for the amplification of caviar’s lifting, firming and anti-ageing properties, and all that goodness is preserved in a luscious cream that spreads on the skin like silk. If the normal formula is too thick for you, there is also the Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer, with a thinner consistency ideal for daytime wear.
S$740 for 50ml. Available at La Prairie counters.
Coloured eyeliners are an easy way to add a bright pop to your makeup look. Dior has released a full collection of vivid On Stage liners, inspired by the artistry of Peter Phillips, the brand’s Creative and Image Director. “I wanted to give women a tool that lets them be daring with colour, in an elegant way,” said Phillips.
The result of his desire is 15 different coloured eyeliners in three finishes: Vinyl, matte and pearly. These are waterproof and last on the lid for 24 hours, so you’re getting more than just a pretty colour.
S$50. Available at Dior counters.
YSL Beauté’s new Volupté Liquid Colour Balm has to be one of the most nourishing lip products we have found this year. The 14 shades span summery tones and your-lips-but-better neutrals and deliver a lasting shine and soft stain to the lips that will linger even after the colour wears off.
Pigment aside, the balm is created with coconut water and pomegranate extract to keep your lips hydrated for up to four days after you wear it.
S$52. Available at all YSL Beauté counters.
Face mists are a godsend for people with dry skin, and Sulwhasoo’s new serum mist takes the benefits of the humble product to a different level. Its cult First Care Activating Serum is distilled into a fine mist, helping your skin stay hydrated, balanced and radiant.
Use this for a quick pick-me-up when on the move, or in place of a moisturiser on a busy morning. The brand’s Jaum Balancing Complex, a patented combination of traditional Korean herbs, is to thank for that intense moisturising ability.
S$92 for 110ml. Available at Sulwhasoo boutiques.
Urban Decay seeks inspiration from the spirit of travel with Born to Run, the first mega palette in its core range. Twenty-one highly-pigmented shades in a spectrum of cool and warm tones in every possible finish you could want make this beauty the best companion on a trip, where you really have to whittle down your makeup kit to the bare essentials when you’re far away from home.
S$76. Available at Sephora and Urban Decay.
If you’re someone that can’t wrap your head around eyeshadows or don’t have the time to fiddle with pairing colours on a daily basis, then Chanel’s latest product is made for you.
The Stylo Ombre Et Contour is a multitasking eye pencil that can be used as kohl, an eyeliner, or an eyeshadow depending on how you wear it. The four elegant shades are designed to blend like butter, and you can easily keep this tool in your handbag to take your eye look from day to night.
S$53. Available at Chanel Beauty counters.
To Jo Malone, model and actress Poppy Delevingne is the quintessential London girl. For a brand that’s all about bringing the cosmopolitan elegance of that city to the world, their collaboration is the perfect union.
Delevingne has curated Queen of Pop, a collection of Jo Malone bath and scent products redesigned in mod ’60s packaging with bright pinks and patterns. We especially love the travel-sized perfumes, where the Jo Malone fragrances she loves are presented in a trio, meant to be layered on the skin.
S$110. The perfumes are Amber and Lavender, Red and Roses, and Peony and Blush Suede. Available at Jo Malone.
Mugler presents a seductive vision of a woman’s connection with nature in Aura, its latest perfume. The emerald heart dispenser is a commanding vessel that your eyes can help but stare at, and within, a perfume that is equally seductive. Aura is a blend of floral, oriental and animalistic notes, and at its core is tiger liana, a patented Chinese herb turned fragrance. Its bittersweet profile becomes a heady tincture when blended with orange blossom and bourbon vanilla. This is a scent you can own the night with.
S$188 for 50ml. Available at all major departmental stores.