Best new makeup launches to get excited about in July 2020: Dior, Clarins, Givenchy, and more

Best new makeup launches to get excited about in July 2020: Dior, Clarins, Givenchy, and more

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Text: Emily Heng

You might track the latest makeup releases like it's your job (technically it's ours), but even the most thorough devotees are prone to slip-ups. Whether it's missing out on a limited-edition mascara drop or purchasing a primer that is more dud than stud, we get it — and are here to help. In the interest of saving you time, money, and disappointment, we've gathered the most hyped new releases of the month for your viewing (and buying) pleasure. Stay tuned for regular updates — and ready the plastic.

Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl

The makeup Gods have blessed us with a re-invention of an iconic formula; this time re-designed especially for lank, limp Asian lashes. Not only can it define, coat, and volumise in a single sweep, it promises to cling on for up to 24 hours to deliver on some seriously lengthy and fluttery lash hairs. Available in black, brown, blue, as well as a limited-edition rendition with silver glitter.

Available 1 July.
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Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder

And that's not all when it comes to cult formulas undergoing a face lift. Asia's top-selling loose powder will soon be available in all-new formula and hue this July. Its improved blend is light-as-air, high-coverage, and grants radiance like no other — with an added benefit of colour-corrective pigments that serve as a one-stop product for a flawless visage. Thick, cakey foundation? We've never heard of her.

Available 16 July.


YSL Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream

The brand's latest take on lipstick fuses the staying power of a matte lippie with the smooth, creamy finish of a lip tint. In short: rouge that stays on forever without drying out your pout. Never again will you have to sacrifice style for comfort; or vice versa. Choose between 14 varied hues of merlot and mauve.

Available 1 July.


Tom Ford Skin Illuminator Face & Body

Getting a sun-kissed complexion is marginally easier now that circuit-breaker measures are lifted. A product to help on that end: Tom Ford's latest highlighter, a lightweight, molten dream that can be slicked on under or over makeup for an iridescent glow. Its three-shade line-up is said to flatter a wide variety of skin tones.

Available 1 July.


Clarins Lip Comfort Oil Intense

An all-in-offering boasting lip care, shine, and ultra-pigmented colour? Sounds implausible, but that's precisely what you're slated to get with Clarins's newest venture. Its lush, plant-based formula translates to a pillow soft pout, while the inclusion of jojoba seed oil speeds up wound-healing so peeling, cracked lips are a thing of the past. From nudes and pinks to corals and reds, there are a total of eight dynamic shades to scoop up.

Available now.


June drops

Nars Orgasm X Collection

Your cult-favourite blush has just extended its reach in the form of Orgasm X, a full collection where the provocative pink hue takes centrestage. That's quad eyeshadows, glosses, and highlighters, all of which comes in a variety of finishes including matte and shimmer. Yes, hypothetically, this means you can adorn your entire mien in the brand's highly-versatile, universally-adored shade. We know we're up for it.

Available 1 June.


Fenty Beauty Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick

Good things come to those who wait. If you're telling yourself that in a bid to survive yet another year of RiRi's musical hiatus, well, you're in luck. The beauty mogul proves rather familiar with the sentiment considering her latest lip launch. Sure, it might have been a hot minute since FB has dropped the Gloss Bomb, but they're back now with what looks like yet another winning formulation — an ultra-comfortable, sheer lippie that glides on like a dream. Pick between 10 hues ranging from cotton candy pink to deep mauve.

Available 5 June.


Dior Addict Stellar Shine

Speaking of labels at the top of the lip game, Dior, too, is upping theirs by adding eight new pink shades to the Dior Addict Stellar Shine range. Citing inspiration from the house's founder, its couture heritage and Dior's latest fashion designs, the new additions can be purchased both singularly or in a limited-edition set housed in a clutch reminiscent of the iconic Dior Saddle Bag.

Available 1 June.


Marc Jacobs Beauty At Lash'd Lengthening & Curling Mascara

A mascara that promises length, definition, and curl in one fell swoop? Not to be dramatic, but it could be the one that rules us all. Eagle-eyed viewers already spied the luxe gold tube several weeks back when founder, Marc Jacobs, dropped his first-ever makeup tutorial. Witness it in action yourself, below.

Available now.


Pat McGrath Labs Divine Rose II Collection

Trust the mother of makeup to drop a divine new eyeshadow palette even in the midst of quarantine. The Mothership VIII is a culmination of highly-wearable mesmerising mattes, gleaming glitters, and more that we're dying to dust our lids with.

Available 29 May.


May drops

Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush and Bronzer

Queen RiRi conquers yet another beauty frontier this month with the release of Fenty Beauty's first-ever blush. And not just that — she's released a cream bronzer, too. Both harbour light-as-air formulations that are a dream to blend and are slated to effuse your mien with dimension and colour. The former is available in 10 striking hues ranging from dusty pinks to bold violet, while the latter comes in seven bronzy shades.

Available now on Sephora.


Limited-Edition Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Cooling Highlighter

What better to complement your Fenty buys than with a blinding highlight? Estée Lauder has you covered in this regard. This water-based formulation doesn't just douse your visage in radiance, but also delivers a refreshingly cooling sensation upon application. Ideal for Singapore's hellish weather? You betcha.

Available now — for a limited time only — exclusively on the Estée Lauder flagship store on Lazada.

Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF40

It can be argued that Supergoop's offering is more skincare than it is makeup. We'd say it's more of the latter, however, thanks to the shimmering pearlescent glow it grants as well as its makeup-gripping capabilities. Load up and swipe it on 'em cheekbones for a subtle, dewy glow that will everyone asking about your glass skin routine.

Available now.


M.A.C. Cosmetics Mosaic Masterpiece Collection

Anyone else a sucker for stunning packaging? We know we are. The latest tempting us to splash our cash is, undoubtedly, M.A.C.'s Mosaic range. Classic M.A.C. favourites — that is their matte-finish lipsticks, highlighter, liner, and more — are given a face lift via casings decked out in a gorgeous navy and gold filigree design. BRB, we're clearing a space on our vanity as we speak.

Available now.


April drops

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Glow Skinstick

We may have mastered the art of concealing, contouring, and highlighting thanks to bad gal RiRi's line of ultra-convenient pigment sticks, but why stop there? The beauty mogul is on the same page considering her latest release: the Glow Skinstick, which delivers on dewy, unparalleled radiance in just a few swipes. Its lightweight, non-sticky formula settles onto skin to give a fresh-faced sheen that will have 'em plebs thinking you woke up like this. That's #goals, alright.

Available 17 April.


Charlotte Tilbury Eye Colour Magic Collection

Makeup, in a nutshell, is about enhancing what you already have — a concept that most brands seem to have forgotten in light of all the groundbreaking new technology and revolutionary formulations as of late. Thankfully, it's one Charlotte Tilbury (continues) to have a firm grasp on. Their latest line-up features four eyeshadow palettes (Copper Charge, Super Blue, Green Lights, Mesmerising Maroon) and liner duos that create the illusion of amplified, brighter peepers. Expect bold, pigment-packed hues crafted to weather through everything the toughest of obstacles, from extreme humidity to torrents of water.

Available 9 April.


Hera Sensual Powder Matte

New year, new-and-improved formulation. That's right, the much-adored Hera Sensual Powder Matte gets an upgrade this April, harbouring a long-lasting, hydrating finish that will have your pout feeling pampered despite hours of wear. And to further sweeten the deal: four new hues in a range of red, orange, and beige reminiscent of warm, cosy tones in nature.

Available 23 April.

Nars Bronzing Collection

It's likely that you won't be soaking in as much vitamin D as before considering the current pandemic. With our favourite beach clubs and bars shuttered, we've resorted to the tried-and-true to fake a sunkissed glow aka bronzer. Nars gets it, as evidenced by their latest range. Featuring a multitude of golden, glimmering bronzing powders, loose eye pigments, and oil-infused lip tints, you'll emerge from self-quarantine looking as if you've just spent two weeks partying it up in the Bahamas. Ain't that the dream?

Available 1 April.


Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Soft Radiance Foundation SPF 50/PA ++++

Makeup-skincare hybrids are shaping up to be the norm as evidenced by many a hyped beauty release over the last few years. Tom Ford, it seems, is the latest brand to join the venture, launching a nourishing full-coverage foundation that moisturises and plumps skin while crafting a dewy, radiant surface. For those sick of fumbling with messy pumps and gooey formulas, opt for the cushion variant perfect for busy bees on-the-go.

Available 30 April.


March drops

Nars Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment

Careful now, you might just blind someone with a bat of your lids, thanks to Nars's new metallic, multi-dimensional shadows. These densely-packed formulas glide on easily and set in a matter of seconds, allowing for minimal fall-out and maximum visual impact. Pick between the six dazzling hues that are sure to incite double-takes.

Available now.


Dior Garden of Light Collection

The COVID-19 outbreak might have put a damper on travel plans during cherry blossom season, but you can still commemorate the emergence of these beautiful blooms with Dior's spring collection. Inspired by the fresh, pastel colours of a Japanese garden, the full line-up comprises blush, gloss, and an eyeshadow palette quad in luminous, petal-soft textures and hues.

Available now.


Innisfree 2020 Jeju Colour Picker

Looks like Dior isn't the only one paying homage to this delicate flower. K-Beauty brand, Innisfree, is getting in on the action, too, where fan-favourite formulations are given the floral treatment. This includes the No Sebum Mineral Powder, Lip Tinted Stick, Luminizer, Eyeshadow Palette, and Nail Set to fulfil (well, almost) all your beauty needs in one fell swoop. How thoughtful.

Available now.


Chantecaille Spring 2020 Makeup Collection

Lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, and powders get a facelift this season in a bid to support the Amazon Conservation Team's tireless efforts in preserving wildlife habitats. We're all for the vivacious, dynamic hummingbird taking centre stage, with its mug displayed prominently across vibrant, pearlescent formulations that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of spring.

Available now.


By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Foundation

The brand's Hyaluronic range might have already achieved cult status, but that doesn't mean there's no room for improvement — or expansion. The latest addition to the family? The Hyaluronic Hydra-Foundation, aka the hydrating, plumping skincare-makeup hybrid of dreams that claims to grant a luminous — but never oily — complexion. In sum, it's everything your mien could possibly need in our hot and humid climate.

Available now.


February drops

Rouge Hermès

We're still hankering over a Birkin, but in the meantime, there's no harm in soothing the sting with a lipstick (or two) from the Rouge Hermès range. Pick between a matte or satin finish, both of which are available in ten and fourteen hues respectively. Each shade draws inspiration from the brand's legendary silk archives that contain no fewer than 75,000 vibrant, effervescent colours. A status symbol in the making? You know it.

Available now.

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Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette in Pillow Talk

It might seem like we've been talking about this palette forever, but that's because it's only available on our shores this month. The product in question is a 12-pan, pigment-packed palette comprising soft, neutral hues that users can don for work and play ranging from dreamy champagne pink to burnt terracotta. We predict cult-classic standing so be sure to snap it up, stat.

Available 13 February.


Aerin Wild Geranium

2020 might not be off to a fortuitous start, but we trust we can turn things around with positive thinking... and a damned good scent. Aerin has our backs on this one, providing a fresh, whimsy new fragrance that encapsulates the essence of happiness and freedom. Instant ecstasy is out of the question, though we think the combination of joyful narcisse and spicy pink pepper will — at the very least — lift your spirits.

Available now.

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Etude House x Hershley's Collection

It doesn't get any sweeter than this. Everything from eyeshadow palettes to lip tints get the sugary sweet treatment, and each product is housed in packaging reminiscent of the iconic chocolate bar. Don't forget to clue your S.O. in that these are the chocolates you want accompanying your roses this month.

Available now.


Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Rest? RiRi's never heard of her. The beauty mogul has expanded upon her much-adored gloss formulations this February, with three new shades joining the line-up. Meet $weet Mouth (soft pink), Hot Choclit (rich brown), and Glass Slipper (clear), which comes in the product's distinctive non-sticky finish and addictive peach-vanilla scent.

Available now.


January drops

Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette

The brand has consistently gone above and beyond on all their offerings, so it's hardly surprising that bad gal RiRi has launched not one — but eight variants of their latest eyeshadow palette. What's more, they come in portable, travel-friendly sizes that can literally be snapped together to form a full 12-pan palette. How convenient. Their pigment-packed, buttery-smooth shadow formulations are nothing to scoff at either, all of which are available in matte, shimmer, and glitter finishes.

Available now.


YSL Beauté Blooming Crush Collection

Fan-favourite formulations are expanded upon and reinvented in YSL Beaute's new range. Take the Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils The Curler, for one, which now includes a sparkling top coat to seal lashes off with a generous helping of shimmer. The highly raved-about Rouge Volupté Shine Lipsticks, Couture Blush, and Vernis À Lèvres are not exempt from expansion efforts either, and are now offered in a wider array of shades.

Available 15 January 2020.

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter in Year of the Rat

The incandescent gold-hued highlighter sports a limited edition print and design this month to commemorate the Year of the Rat. Expect Becca's signature ultra-fine, pigmented pearls that grant a gleaming finish, except pressed in the shape of a mouse and housed within a shimmering gold compact.

Available now.


Miss Dior Rose N' Roses

Florals take center stage in the latest rendition of Miss Dior, which comprises of Grasse rose and Damascus rose coming together to deliver on a sweet, fresh scent. Its bright, spicy notes are further amplified by bergamot and geranium that settle into skin and stay fresh for hours on end.

Available now.

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Tom Ford Soleil Neige Collection

Tom Ford's latest collection is a visual feast. Inspired by the ethereal radiance of winter, it features eyeshadow quads, lip balms, and body oils encased within snow-white bottles dusted with a faint hint of shimmer.

Available now.


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