With travel at a standstill and any semblance of nightlife lost for another two long weeks, one might argue that there’s not much to look forward to.
Fortunately, your favourite beauty brands are still out there trying to give you the best skin and look ever.
With a better understanding of how people’s lives have changed over the course of the pandemic, these new beauty products are masters of multi-tasking, helping you save time and money over the long run. The Diorshow’s reformulated Maximiser 3D Primer-Serum, for example, now also care for your lashes while keeping them lush, while Olehenriksen’s new moisturiser also doubles up as a cool treat for the warm weather.
Those looking to get their Zoom faces on will appreciate the new foundation options by Nars and The History of Whoo; both are extremely nourishing and long-lasting, so you won’t require touch-ups during your busy day.
For more of our favourite new beauty products in June, read on.
The latest addition to Drunk Elephant’s growing body care line smells as good it sounds. Formulated with skin-nourishing almond milk, antioxidant-rich coffee seeds, passionfruit and marula oil, and brown sugar, this scrub gently sweeps away dead skin cells while delivering a boost of moisture to the thirstiest of areas on your body — all without disrupting your skin barrier. The product is also fragrance- and essential oil-free, so even those with sensitive skin can enjoy this pampering treatment.
Coming to Sephora stores and online soon.
Those looking to get their Zoom faces on without dealing with caking from the heat will appreciate Nars’ latest matte foundation. The oxidation-resistant formulation here uses a Hydramatte Balancing Complex that balances excess sebum while keeping the skin hydrated with micro-algae and Bio Hyaluronic Acid. Unlike most matte foundations, this one is natural looking and comfortable, and gives 16 hours of wear while protecting the skin from pollution and blue light damage. If you’re planning on heading out, this 21-shade product is also transfer-proof and won’t get on your mask as much — although setting spray is always still recommended.
It’s not often a skincare product can do just as much for the environment as it can for your skin. With ties deeply rooted to the ocean thanks to the sea kelp in its Miracle Broth, La Mer’s Blue Heart Oceans Fund supports the protection of these habitats around the world via fundraising and raising awareness. This special edition Moisturising Cream is an easy way to do your part, and sees the brand’s deeply reparative and luxurious signature product packaged in a beautiful limited-edition bottle.
Available at all La Mer retail outlets.
Whether you’re into beach-ready waves or sleek straight dos, this limited edition hot tool has been designed to make styling your hair a cinch. Besides a rounder barrel for greater versatility, the device is smart enough to recognise your hair type to adapt the power for optimum temperature at all times, preventing hair damage in the long run. Look forward to curls that are bouncier or straight hair that’s frizz-free all day.
Using only top skincare recipes that were exclusively reserved for Korea’s decorated royal families, The History of Whoo’s special edition set this year promises hydrated and glowing skin. To evoke the beauty of the flower bouquets that Empresses receive in spring, the skincare specialist has nestled its cushion foundation within a beautifully designed coffret, complete with butterflies intertwined with silk ribbons. Besides a full-sized refill, this limited edition set will also come with the brand’s best-selling Mi Primer Base, and an exclusive Mi Liquid Blusher that can only be found within this special kit
Available at all The History of Whoo counters.
If you haven’t been applying sunscreen while working from home, chances are your skin is aging and developing pigmentation as you read this. To prevent and treat the damage, Orbis uses a patented breakthrough ingredient — m-Pixenol — to help disperse and expel melanin clumps from the skin, all while maintaining moisture and encouraging the skin’s turnover. We also appreciate the essence’s light, non-sticky texture, making it a refreshing treat whenever your skin needs a little extra TLC.
Available at Orbis counters, selected Tokyu Hands outlets, and online here.
Ditch that next lash extension appointment because you won’t be needing it anymore. Dior’s Diorshow Maximiser 3D has been credited with giving even the sparsest of lashes a lusher, longer look. The latest formula sees cotton nectar to protect your lashes, alongside berry extract that revitalises and cares for them. The deep conditioning treatment also plumps up every strand before you apply your mascara to give them extreme volume, length, and curl all day.
Available at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters.
Formulated with concentrated hyaluronic acid and an exclusive moringa extract, this multi-action treatment lotion is designed to nourish and revitalise the skin by restoring the skin’s natural water and oil balance. It also plumps up the skin to reduce the look of fine, dry lines while protecting it with antioxidants for a heathy glow — perfect for those with fatigued skin.
Available at all Estee Lauder counters islandwide.
Few things have the ability to wreck a perfectly good complexion like the perpetual humidity and heat of Singapore. For this, Olehenriksen has formulated a new way to keep cool; this lightweight moisturiser not only imparts a cooling sensation on the skin, but also has BHA and LHA to hydrate while gently exfoliating to prevent clogged pores.
Available in-stores at Sephora and online.