Summer is coming to an end and the beauty biz is revving back up for fall. Whether you’re looking for some new product suggestions or a skincare solution as the seasons change, we’ve got the scoop in this instalment of Beauty News Flash!
Forget botox and fillers with Rodial’s new Dragon’s Blood range. Dubbed as a “liquid facelift”, the sky-high hyaluronic acid in this line is enough to plump out the most hollow of facial contours. While these products don’t come cheap, it’s a welcome non-invasive alternative to Juvéderm and Restylane injectables. Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel applies like a typical gel moisturiser and not only adds volume to your face, but also smooth’s out wrinkles and improves skin elasticity for a firmer, smoother complexion.
Available online, www.rodial.co.uk for $161.73 plus $40.93 shipping.
Nail guru Marian Newman, often found behind the scenes at Fashion Week (be it Milan, Paris or New York), is the brain behind MAC Cosmetics’ latest Nail Transformations collection. Newman developed a range of topcoats that transform the texture and colours of an average mani, and it’s one bottle fits all! Choose from five effects – from texturising for leather-coated nails to an opaque, high-gloss finish – this is sure to revamp your routine manicure from average to amazing in one easy step.
Available at MAC locations, www.maccosmetics.com.sg
We already know and love Yves Saint Laurent for their luxe everything – Baby Doll mascara, embossed lipstick, you name it. Now they’re launching the ultimate high-end skincare line, Or Rouge, in YSL’s signature gold packaging and I’m all over it. The collection name, French for “red gold,” references the ultra-luxe ingredient saffron, the red centre of the Moroccan flower crocus. Known as the most expensive hand-picked spice in the world, YSL skin scientists infused this into Or Rouge to create four aromatic products to combat wrinkles, sagging skin and uneven complexion.
Available at YSL Beauté counters starting 1 September. Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, #B2-34 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801, www.yslbeautyus.com
If it’s good enough for professional makeup artists, it’s good enough for us common beauty-crazed folk. Make Up For Ever is celebrating the big three-oh with their iconic Artistic Shadow series in their classic engraved packaging from the brand’s 1984 debut. This Pantone-inspired line boasts 210 cream colours in five texturised finishes (Diamond, Iridescent, Matte, Metallic and Satiny). Step into a Make Up For Ever store or beauty counter and select the perfect set of shadows for you.
Available at Make Up For Ever Beauty: 36 & 38 Armenian Street, Singapore 179934, www.makeupforever.com.sg
Amplify your natural flush with Benefit Cosmetic’s latest launch – the Majorette Booster Blush. It’s a cream-to-powder product with the perfect twinge of peach for your cheeks and your lips. Do you need another blush? Probably not, but if the kitschy packaging isn’t enough to make you drool, the product versatility and handy sheet of Benefit’s tips and tricks should convince you.
Available at Benefit Cosmetics Boutiques and Counters: Benefit Boutique & Brow Bar, Westgate Mall, #02-15, 3 Gateway Drive, Singapore 608532, www.facebook.com/BenefitCosmeticsSingapore
The plague of clogged pores and blackheads gets to the best of us. Particularly in Singapore humidity, excess sebum can’t evaporate and is trapped on your face – gross! I recommend B-Liv for an affordable solution to this relentless gripe. Try the Absolute Matte Charcoal Clarifying Mask before bed for a deep cleanse that leaves your skin shine-free! A better deal is The Great Summer Kit, which contains a bit of each B-Liv product.
Available online at www.bliv.com, free shipping for orders over $50.53