10 Best Beauty Picks In Sept 2021: New Fenty Palettes, Shimmery Body Lotion, & Mask-Proof Lipstick
Just because our faces are hidden under masks doesn’t mean we should stop caring about our appearances. Skincare is an all-year-round affair no matter the times we live in, and it’s in fact extra important to invest time and effort on it, so as to prevent maskne caused by the build-up of sweat and lack of ventilation. Including but no limited to products for your face, here are 10 new beauty products we’ve picked out for September 2021 - hair care and makeup included too.
Read on to check out these new beauty products in Singapore for September 2021!
#1: Fenty Beauty - Holiday Collection 2021 palettes
Though we’ve barely begun gearing up for Halloween, it appears that Rihanna and her team are all ready to welcome Christmas. The Fenty Beauty Holiday Collection for 2021 has just dropped, and with it comes an all-new Bomb Posse Eyeshadow Palette - a limited edition, mega-sized version. The 12 shades are all inspired by their iconic Gloss Bomb lip colours, with a range of mattes and shimmers that’ll look great on any skin tone.
Snap that together with the Diamond Bomb Triple Drip Highlighter Palette, with 3 versatile nude shades for all-over shimmer. Use these as a regular highlighter, layer them on top of eyeshadow, or sweep them over your collarbone and décolletage for that festive sparkle!
#2: The Body Shop - Avocado Body Butter
The Body Shop’s Body Butters first launched close to 3 decades ago and they’ve been a household favourite ever since. Recently gaining 100% vegan certification, these nourishing formulas now come in fully recyclable tubs that are made of 100% recycled plastic and aluminum tins. At least 95% of their make up is naturally-derived, and they’ll provide long-lasting moisture for up to 96 hours.
There are 12 yummy-smelling variants to choose from, including Strawberry, Almond Milk, and Pink Grapefruit, but we’d like to shine the spotlight on their newest addition, the Avocado Body Butter. Made with sustainably-grown Hass avocados, this fragrant and creamy smooth moisturiser will make parched skin feel brand new.
#3: LUX - L’Art Du Bain Celestial Escape collection
Inspired by the cosmos, LUX’s new L’Art Du Bain Celestial Escape collection will take bath time pampering to otherworldly heights with its shimmery shower gel, moisturiser, bath bombs, and the world’s first tri-coloured body scrub in ethereal galaxy-esque shades of pink, purple, and orange. These all come with a special mood enhancement fragrance technology, which will make you feel extra calm and happy.
Read our full article on the LUX Celestial Escape collection here.
#4: SK-II - SKINPOWER range
Top-selling Japanese skincare brand SK-II has made another breakthrough with their new InfinitPower Technology which rejuvenates the skin from within - forming the basis for their recently-launched SKINPOWER range. Infused with power ingredients of Calla Lily, Peony, and Dokudami Extracts, this line of products help supercharge one’s complexion and fight off signs of ageing.
There are 4 items as part of the new SK-II SKINPOWER collection: Airy Milky Lotion for lightweight moisture, Cream for richer hydration, Essence, and Eye Cream. These can be used in conjunction with the brand’s highly-raved Facial Treatment Essence for best results.
Price: Airy Milky Lotion: $158 for 50g, $238 for 80g | Cream: $158 for 50g, $238 for 80g, $255 for 100g | Essence: $165 for 30ml, $245 for $50ml, $340 for 75ml | Eye Cream: $153
Get them from SK-II counters islandwide or Sephora.
#5: AERIN - Cedar Violet Eau de Parfum
We just got our hands on the new AERIN Cedar VIolet Eau de Parfum and we’re absolutely enamoured by its warm, mellow scent. Unlike the typical floral perfume that can get overpoweringly heavy, this one is well-balanced with woody and musky notes. Inspired by the peaceful Adirondack Mountains - of which Aerin Lauder especially loves during fall - this invigorating scent is suitable for both everyday wear and special occasions.
The box features a vibrant floral watercolour design, while the bottle itself is in classic AERIN style - clear, with an asymmetrical marbleised cap and gold details. There’s a Body Cream too, which bears the same pattern on the tube.
Price: $198 for 50ml, $48 for 7ml
Get it from Sephora or selected Estée Lauder stores.
#6: ESPRIQUE - Chiffon Matte Rouge
For the uninitiated, ESPRIQUE is the sister cosmetic line to Japanese skincare brand Chiffon Matte Rouge, and they’ve just released a new range of Chiffon Matte Rouge. A good liquid lipstick formula with strong pigment and a non-sticky, non-drying, smudge-free finish is tricky to achieve, but I found this ticking all my boxes. It felt light and powdery smooth on my lips, and didn’t budge or feel uncomfortably tight even after long hours out with a mask.
Eating and drinking with this on is no problem either! Of course, any matte liquid lip colour cannot compare to the slickness of gloss or buttery texture of bullet-style lipsticks, so that’s the trade-off you’d have to pay for the long-lastingness and solid colour payoff. Those with drier skin can layer some clear balm on top if you’re worried about your lip lines looking a tad prominent.
8 shades including soft pinks, natural oranges, and sultry reds are available.
Get it at selected department stores including BHG, Isetan, Metro, and OG.
#7: Glow Recipe - Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum
Joining Glow Recipe’s fruitilicious lineup is the Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum. Guava is known to be chock full of Vitamin C - more so than oranges, even - and this allows it to help give it amazing brightening properties that help treat and prevent pigmentation, while maintaining skin quality. This silky smooth gel serum is made using real oils and extracts from the fruit, paired with Vitamin E and various acids for increased efficacy against dullness and blemishes.
And of course, just like the rest of Glow Recipe’s products, this smells fruity fine and oh-so-refreshing.
Get it from Sephora.
#8: Lucido-L - Argan Rich Oil Hair Treatment Mask
Known for their wide range of hair styling products, Lucido-L has just launched their first rinse-off hair treatment - the Argan Rich Oil Hair Treatment Mask. Created using Moroccan Argan Oil, this rich and deeply-penetrating formula will repair damaged hair from inside-out, while fighting frizz and retaining softness and shine. On top of that, it offers heat and UV protection that’ll reduce ill-effects of hot styling tools and our harsh climate.
Use this hair mask in tandem with Lucido-L’s various leave-in Argan Rich Oil hair serums for optimum results. You’ll be saying bye bye to split ends and unruly flyaways in no time.
#9: Colgate - Water Flosser
Brushing alone is never enough - flossing often should also be part of your oral care routine. For those with sensitive gums, this tends to be a dreaded procedure that can cause discomfort and even make you bleed, but the Colgate Water Flosser is a game-changer that will prevent all that. Using the power of water, this handy device blasts away any nasty plaque and leftover food from your gumline and between teeth, ensuring that your smile remains sparkly clean.
There are 3 different pressure modes and nozzles are retractable, making it convenient for carrying around on the go - a godsend for those with braces who have to be extra conscientious with dental hygiene after every meal. Pick from pretty shades of Rose Pink and Mint Green.
Check out the video below to see how it works:
Price: $94.90 (U.P. $104.90)
Get it from Colate's official Shopee Mall store.
#10: Rare Beauty - Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara
Get gorgeous lashes like Selena Gomez with the Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara from Rare Beauty - the pop singer’s own cruelty-free, vegan beauty brand which came to our shores not too long ago this year. Housed in a pretty baby pink tube with gold wording, this mascara is designed to suit every lash type and eye shape, with a brush that has a mix of long and short bristles to coat every last eyelash.
Gentle on sensitive eyes, this buildable paraben-free formula is water-resistant and won’t clump or flake, and includes conditioning ingredients like castor oil.
Get it from Sephora.
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Text by: GirlStyle SG