The beauty sphere is in a bit of a whirlwind.
Kat Von D has announced that she has sold her namesake label to Kendo in order to focus on her music career. Mamonde declared that it will depart from Singaporean shelves come March, begetting a flurry of discounts. Underscoring these two dramatic shifts is the onslaught of Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day-themed promotions blaring everywhere you turn.
If there’s one constant, though, it’s that the industry is always chock-full of brand-new things for us to get googly-eyed over. With our credit cards in hand, let’s take a look at what’s new in beauty as we welcome February 2020.
YSL Beauté redefines its skincare offerings with a game-changing debut: the Pure Shots line, a focused array of products designed for the urbanite.
The hero of the range are the Pure Shots serums, a quartet designed to target specific skin issues, from fine lines to brightening, even tightening the face. Of the group, the one most raved about is the Night Reboot Serum, which renews your skin overnight thanks to the incorporation of glycolic acid, moonlight cactus and soothing oils.
S$139 each for the serums. Available at YSL Beauté stores in ION Orchard, VivoCity, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Metro Paragon, TANGS at TANG Plaza, BHG Bugis, and Takashimaya S.C.
HERA debuts a line of nude lip products under a brand-new Sensual Spicy Nude collection. Featuring natural, my-lips-but-better shades, the line of glosses and balms feature an innovative lip-plumping technology, known as methylpropanediol, to enhance the volume of your lips without the pain.
The colour pay-off leans sheer, ideal for days where you just want a subtle pop of lushness to the lips. The cooling balms, in particular, have become a makeup pouch staple this month, for sure.
S$43. Available at HERA.
Tom Ford’s White Suede perfume is back by popular demand. Harnessing the luxury and sensuality of suede, rose and amber, this classic scent makes a much-anticipated return in the crystalline packaging of its original.
Drunk Elephant expands its line with an overnight mask that restores the skin via an “electrolyte cocktail”. Said cocktail is composed of restorative, hydrating ingredients like squalene, niacinamide and ceramides, working wonders on skin that is prone to dryness.
S$74. Available at Sephora.
The sister to Fenty Beauty’s beloved liquid eyeliner is here. Introducing the Flypencil, a pencil eyeliner designed for all-day wear, available in a variety of colours and finishes that will make your liner game limitless. 20 colours, spanning matte, metallic and glitter, will launch in phases in Sephora throughout January, so keep your eyes peeled.
S$33. Available at Sephora.
Dr Dennis Gross releases a follow-up to its Alpha Beta Cleansing Gel in the form of the Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum. Targeted to reduce everyone’s most relatable skincare concern — problematic pores — this serum employs a selection of antioxidant-rich acids and exfoliating ingredients to refine the skin from within.
S$100. Available at Sephora from 13 February 2020.
The Dior Prestige Le Micro-Caviar Rose is a fortifying moisturiser that harnesses the powers of its namesake flower to renew the skin. Caviar pearls are suspended in a gel, and slowly release their nutrients across eight hours, restoring the skin. Designed to suit an array of skincare needs, and used as either a daily moisturiser, a sleeping mask or a pampering treatment, this new cream is the multi-tasker your vanity deserves.
S$550. Available at Dior counters islandwide.