January 2, 2018

It’s the second day of 2018, which means that everyone’s still making new year resolutions that they probably won’t keep. For us, it means that it’s a brand new year with all the Spring/ Summer makeup and beauty collections to look forward to, plus a couple of dog-themed collections courtesy of Chinese New Year. With all the New Year celebrations all out of the way, we can now get back to swatching and trying all these new makeup. New year, new looks!

3INA | The Longwear Lipstick

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The Longwear Lipstick: all 10 new shades

3INA is adding 10 new shades to their already colourful Longwear Lipstick collection. The Longwear Lipstick promises rich pigmentation that gives you intense colour with a single swipe, and you’ll find that you can go the whole day without needing to touch up or feeling like your lips are going to crack from the lack of moisture. Whether you want to go matte or metallic; go bold or bright, you’ll find that 3INA will definitely have a colour for you.

$16, available now at 3INA stores in Junction 8, Tampines and ION Linkway, and at sg.3ina.com.

Chanel | Neapolis: New City Spring Summer 2018 Makeup Collection


Left to  right: Chanel Les 9 Ombres Palette Edition No. 1: Affresco; Le Vernis in Arancio Vibrante, Verde Pastello, Nuvola Rosa, Giallo Napoli

For Chanel’s Spring Summer 2018 Makeup Collection, Lucia Pica draws inspiration from her hometown for the Neapolis: New City Collection. The collection is full of bright, vibrant colours that will remind you of the little Italian city; from the grungy, volcanic landscapes to the soft colours that decorate the famous frescoes in Villa Poppaea in Oplontis. We’ve got our eye on the Chanel Les 9 Ombres Palette Edition No. 1: Affresco ($139), an eyeshadow palette with 9 glittery muted shades, and four pastel nail polish ($39) colours that will give your nails a bright pop of colour.

From $39, available now at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty boutiques and from 5 January, 2018, at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty counters.

Etude House | Lucky Puppy Collection 

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Left to right: Lucky Puppy Cushion Case: Golden Puppy, Lucky Puppy, Happy Puppy ($18) and Lucky Puppy Dear My Glass Tinting Lips-Talk Cases

Whether you were born in the year of the dog or not, you’ll love these adorable pups adorning ETUDE HOUSE’s latest collection. Don’t worry about the collection looking too CNY-ish – the bright yellows and reds takes on a vivid illustration style, and are also the perfect gift for doggie lovers. If you prefer to have customisable products, the cute illustrations also adorn the Lucky Puppy Dear My Glass Tinting Lips-Talk cases where you can choose your own colour. Of course, there are also three new lip refill colours which come in Swag Red, Choker Red, and Hot Body Red for Chinese New Year. If makeup isn’t really your thing, ETUDE HOUSE has also put together limited edition Soon Jung and Moistfull skincare sets that come packaged in the same quirky puppy illustrations.

From $7.90-$49.90, available now at all ETUDE HOUSE stores and on LAZADA.

Kat Von D Beauty | Metal Crush and Eyeshadow Palette


Left: Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette ($55), Right: MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($60)

Kat Von D’s known for their super lasting and pigmented lipsticks, but that’s not to say that their other products should be overlooked. Glow queens will love the Metal Crush highlighter palette that’s inspired by the Metal Crush Eyeshadow shade Thunderstruck with three iridescent colours to strobe out on. The highlighters are also buildable for extra- electrifying radiance. The other palette that we’re anxiously waiting to get our hands on is the MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette that comes in 5 complementary dual shades that come in both matte and metallic finishes. Mix and match the shades or ride solo – you’ll still be pretty eye-catching either way.

From $55 – $60, the Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette is available from 4 January and the MetalMatte Mini Eyeshadow Palette is available from 1 February at Sephora

Kiehl’s | Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate


This concentrate is not meant to replace your moisturiser or any other step in your beauty routine; it’s designed to be the first step of your morning and night routine to help reduce wrinkles and lines. The Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate has been reformulated to include even more Vitamin C, which makes it suitable for all skin types. As an added perk, the product also includes hyaluronic acid to give your skin an added boost of hydration.

$105, available now at all Kiehl’s boutiques and counters.

L’Occitane | Shea Butter Collection


Left to right: Shea Shower Oil, Shea Fabulous Oil, Ultra Rich Body Cream, Ultra Light Body Cream

If you are constantly suffering from dry skin, we’re pretty sure that you’ve considered incorporating shea butter into your skincare routine at least once. Shea butter is incredibly nourishing, and is both moisturising and inflammatory. L’Occitane has come up with two shea options – as an oil or a body cream – so that you can easily work it into your skincare routine. The Shea Shower Oil works as a body cleanser, and the Shea Fabulous Oil is a leave on oil that you can use all over your face, body and even on your nails. If that’s a little too much oil for you, there are also light and rich creams that you can get, depending on your skin’s conditions.

From $34 – $68, available at all L’Occitane stores and counters, and online

RMK | Multi Paint Colours 


This little colour palette doubles as both a cheek and lip colour! The cream product dries into a matte finish when applied to the lips, and gives you a slightly flushed look when applied to the cheeks. The 7 new shades comes in all sorts of pinks and reds to give you that gently blushing radiance. Here’s a tip – layer your blush colour under your foundation to reduce the harshness of the colour!

$45, available now at RMK counters in Isetan Scotts and Isetan Serangoon Central.

shu uemura | laque supreme lipstick


Our favourites from the 11 new shades of the laque supreme lipsticks

Still trying to find your statement lip go-to? Give shu uemura’s laque supreme lipsticks a try. Inspired by solid colours of Japanese lacquerware, the laque supreme lipsticks are a vivid finish for your lips to make an impact and there are now 11 more new colours to pick from. The ergonomic applicator (it’s not bent!) increases preciseness when it comes to contouring and applying your lipstick in a hurry. This isn’t your usual lipstick!

$42, available in 11 new shades from 5 January at all shu uemura counters and boutique stores.

Sulwhasoo| Perfecting Cushion EX (second generation launch)

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Sulwhasoo’s newest cushion compact

Cushion compacts are the answer for those who are always losing their makeup brushes. We especially love the ones that the Korean beauty brands are releasing because not only are they super convenient, they seem to fare well against the heat and the humidity we experience every day. Sulwhasoo has stepped up its game with the relaunch of the Perfecting Cushion Ex that was first released in 2013. The new formula will provide medium to high coverage, and will also be launched in four new shades, bring the total number of shades to 10.

$80, available at all Sulwhasoo counters.

Urban Decay | All Nighter Waterproof Full-Coverage Concealer



All eight swatches of Urban Decay’s latest waterproof full-coverage concealer

Everything that Urban Decay releases changes our lives seriously. Just a couple months earlier, they released their Troublemaker mascara which they claim to be sex-proof (and which we read as sweat-proof). To complement it, you can use Urban Decay’s All Nighter Waterproof Full-Coverage Concealer to ensure a smooth and flawless complexion that will last, well, all night long. There’s no need to build up your concealer because the coverage is that good with a single swipe. Here’s to all those nights sweating it out in the club with on-point makeup.

$40, available in eight shades from 19 January onwards at Sephora.

YSL Beaute | Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain


We saved the best for the last – YSL’s Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stains are one powerful lipstick contender. It’s like drawing your lips in ink because these babies go on intense and stay on. Better get some heavy duty makeup remover while you’re at it too to ensure that you totally remove your lipstick at the end of the day because it took us a good few wipes to get all traces off.

$55, available now at all YSL Beauty boutiques and counters.