New makeup launches to get pumped up for in July: Nars, Christian Louboutin Beauty, By Terry, and more
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Have you made room on your beauty shelf for the new makeup drops that we're about to introduce to you? No? Then read no further. We kindly suggest you bestow some attention to our stories on downsizing, decluttering and getting rid of old makeup instead, because no one should fall into the black hole of beauty hoarding.
But if you've done The Work and are looking forward to all the oh-so exciting makeup releases on the horizon, welcome! Ahead, you'll find the latest shiny new things we can't wait to get our hands on, from highly anticipated celebrity collaborations to swoon-worthy lipsticks.
Etude House x Pony Play Eye Colour Palettes
Yup, it seems Korea's top makeup guru is dropping not one — but two — eyeshadow palettes this month. Meet Best Loved, which consists of 15 highly pigmented hues of matte and shimmer shadows of various corals, burgundies, and browns, as well as Rose Bomb, its brighter, vibrant sister which delivers 15 rose-toned shades of pinks, purples, and reds. Available exclusively on Shopee, Etude House x Pony Play launches 1 July at midnight. Limited sets are available, so move fast.
Nars The Private Paradise Collection Cheek Palettes
That glowing, sun-kissed complexion is easy peasy with Nars' latest summer drop. Think palettes dishing out universally-flattering blushes, bronzers, and highlighters, all of which are weightless on the skin and diffuses into complexions like a dream. For those still firmly on the rose gold bandwagon, opt for the Montu Tane Palette which contains shimmering champagne and satin pink shades. Monty Tape, on the other hand, is all about the gold and the bronze.
Christian Louboutin Beauty Velvet Matte Lip Colour
Christian Louboutin's famed velvet matte lip formulations are now available in more hues of red than ever. We're talking coral-red, mauve-red, pink-red, and more. Ruby newbies, they got you covered too with a bunch of sheer shades to ease you into your trial-and-error. The intensely rich, highly-pigmented blend will be available on our shores from 1 July.
Anna Sui Serenity Wish Fragrance
For those in desperate need for some R&R but can't quite manage to make the time for it (we feel ya), spritz on Anna Sui's all-new gentle, floral fragrance instead. A juicy bouquet of apples, Italian lemons, and white jasmine soothes frayed nerves, while golden cedar, clean musk, and sandalwood cling to skin like a warm hug. And if that doesn't get your pulse slowing, the sleeping fairies, flowers, and butterflies adorning the bottle just might.
By Terry Brightening CC Powder
Behold, the powder version of the fan-favourite CC serum. A light dusting of this baby is all that is needed for a radiant, lit-from-within glow that blurs imperfections, evens out the skin, and neutralises redness. Available in four versatile hues, it also packs regenerating and hydrating rosehip oil to ensure that skin stays well-moisturised even after long hours of use. Read: no cracking or flaking at the end of a long day.
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Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Mascara
The cult-favourite Perversion mascara gets an upgrade in the form of a waterproof, smudge-proof formula that doesn't skimp on its lengthening and volumising capabilities. According to the brand, you can now "indulge in intense, blacker-than-black pigment, even in your sweatiest moments." Uh, is it a little too soon to declare it a staple in our makeup bags?
Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint
It's a foundation, it's a makeup base, it's... both? Bearing a light, nude-skin finish, Chanel's Water-Fresh Tint delivers on a subtle, glowing hint to skin; with its lightweight, ultra-fine texture working to enhance the complexion of every woman rather than conceal it. Glide it on to provide a finishing touch to your made-up visage or apply it on its own for instant luminosity. In sum: a sheer, radiance boosting complexion-enhancer, if you will.
Kora Organics Noni Lip Tint
Constantly kissable puckers are within reach with the assistance of Kora Organic's latest lip tint offering. Certified organic and vegan for all you conscious shoppers out there, it also comes with a nutrient-rich formula that conditions, smooths, and plumps pouts, with the inclusion of beetroot juice adding a sheer wash of colour to lips. Now, if only they'll drop 'em in more hues, too.
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Benefit Roller Liner
What we want in a perfect eyeliner: to be able to withstand sweat, tears and sebum while giving us laser-precise and hyper-saturated flicks. Benefit's new liquid eyeliner promises all of this and will be available online via Benefit's website sometime in January.
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick
In the world of makeup where new products are dropped on a weekly basis, this is a long time coming. A year after Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launched its MatteMoiselle range of long-lasting, light-as-air matte lipsticks, it's finally expanding the repertoire with another 10 new shades, including three out-there hues (violet, green, and black) amongst wearable pink, red and brown.
Chanel Vision d'Asie L'Art du Detail
If you're just as smitten as us with the beach-perfect looks (think luminous complexions, vivid fuchsia lips and glossy lids) on Chanel's spring/summer 2019 show, you'll be thrilled about its new SS19 makeup collection, inspired by global creative makeup and colour director Lucia Pica's photographic expedition to Japan and South Korea. Expect a soft, muted eye palette of gold, red, green, blue and brown; two Baume Essential silky gel highlighters in transparent and peach; and the Rouge Allure Velvet in violet fuchsia, apricot beige, tile red, luminous raspberry and poppy orange.
By Terry Lip-Expert
Matte or gloss? It's 2019 — either or is so last year. With By Terry's new Lip Expert lipsticks collection, you get both, in pigment-rich formulas that are said to be long-lasing and comfortable to wear. What we are excited about this new drop is the spread of colours available — 32 in all — nudes, glamorous reds, deep burgundies as well as bold pinks and oranges. Consider us spoilt.
Kat Von D Beauty Lolita Capsule Collection
Big fan of Kat Von D Beauty's dusty mauve hue named Lolita? (We know; it's the brand's most beloved, fastest-selling and highest-rated shade of all time.) You're in luck, because it's been reinvented in three all-new formats in a capsule collection: an eyeshadow palette, a long-wearing matte eyeliner, and a glimmering liquid lipstick.
Clarins 4-Colour All-in-One Pen
It's not as new as the rest on this list, but Clarin's limited edition super nifty pen is worth a space in your makeup stash. With a new packaging and two new shade collections, the revolutionary makeup palette features four retractable colours — three for the eyes, one for the lips. Harmony 01 features deep black, blue marine, forest green for eyes and Rosewood for lips; while Harmony 02 consists of deep black, platinum grey and essential brown for eyes and Clarin's signature red for lips.
Beyond the Vines Eden Room Mist
Local contemporary womenswear label Beyond the Vines has dipped its toes into the beauty world with a new scent called Eden, inspired by the lushness of the forests. Formulated as a room mist, take the natural outdoors into your space with its calming blend of scotch pine, grapefruit, rosemary, petitgrain and rosewood.