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Dior Beauty Limited Edition Rouge Dior Minaudière
A beauty buy that also doubles as a chic holiday accessory? Sign us up. This year’s limited edition minaudière from Dior Beauty comes in full black with a sleek lacquered finish and features the brand’s logo in gold. It contains a full bullet of Dior’s classic red 999 in a velvet finish as well as accompanying refills in 471 Enchanted Pink, 913 Mystic Plum and 674 Midnight Rose, each to match your mood for the season. Needless to say, the formulas are highly pigmented while leaving your pout feeling pillowy soft.
Dior Beauty Limited Edition Rouge Dior Minaudière, $350, available at Dior Beauty
2 / 22
Bobbi Brown’s Luxe Eye & Cheek Palette in Copper Glow
Steal the spotlight this festive season with Bobbi Brown’s Luxe Eye & Cheek Palette in our favourite shade, Copper Glow. The full-face palette comes with six eyeshadows in warm autumnal hues like Overheated, Sunset, Noho Glow, Plated, City Dawn and Hazel that bring our eyes to life thanks to their subtle shimmery finish. The highlighting compact, Copper Glow, adds a soft bronze-like touch to your complexion, so brush it generously over the high points of your face for a sun-kissed finish. An extra tip: lightly dab the highlighter on the centre of your lips to get the illusion of a luscious pout effortlessly.
Bobbi Brown’s Luxe Eye & Cheek Palette in Copper Glow, $88, available at Bobbi Brown
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Chanel Beauty limited edition Le Top Coat in 347 Étoilé
Elevate your beauty look this holiday season with coats of Chanel’s Le Vernis in 963 Super Lune and Le Top Coat in 347 Étoilé. These iconic formulas come dressed in Chanel’s Holiday 2022 shades, heeding inspiration from illuminated facets of the moon. A must for a bold statement: Super Lune, an elegant brown-tinged red that applies with a glossy finish. Try pairing the deep shade with Étoilé, an amber-coloured top coat that adds a sheen of copper iridescence. Étoilé can also be matched with other varnishes for endless takes on Chanel’s celestial manicure possibilities.
Chanel Beauty Le Top Coat in 347 Étoilé, $43, available at Chanel Beauty
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Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád Extrait EDP
The power of fragrance at its finest is more than just a pleasing scent: rather, it’s the olfactory sensations’s ability to unlock memories and transport us. It’s with this exact sentiment in mind that the distinct scent of Maison Crivelli’s Hibiscus Mahajád Extrait EDP was created. The story behind this best-selling fragrance? Brand owner Thibaud Crivelli’s memories of tasting hibiscus tea in a gemstone market. The perfume’s sweet floral base of hibiscus and rose contrasts with softening vanilla and leather, accentuated by notes of pomegranate, blackcurrant, mint, cinnamon and amber. This is a sensual, syrupy fragrance that is indulgently opulent.
Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád Extrait EDP, $401 for 50ml, available at escentials
5 / 22
Chanel Nº5 The Gold Body Oil
What’s in it this Christmas? For Chanel, it’s the glorious reimagination of its finest and most classic work: the iconic N°5. The faithful sentiment of the brand’s most celebrated fragrance is expressed both visually and sensorially, as the scent is infused into The N°5 Gold Body Oil from its exclusive holiday collection. For the ultimate luxurious experience, indulge by slathering yourself with this nourishing gold-speckled elixir after an evening shower, best while you’re on a holiday in Paris.
Chanel N°5 The Gold Body Oil, $172 for 250ml, available at Chanel
6 / 22
Dr Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment
Dr Jart+’s Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment was all the talk on beauty TikTok for a good while last year and we have to say that it really works. It delivers protective and reparative benefits thanks to tiger grass, an ingredient that promotes cell renewal while strengthening your skin barrier. On that note, those experiencing general eczema, acne or sensitivity will find this formula helpful. Aside from its healing properties, the product’s green tint is aimed to colour correct redness, but we admit that it works better for those with fairer skin tones. As the formula leaves a white cast, those with darker skin tones are better off using this product as a colour correcting spot treatment instead.
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment, $29 for 15ml, available at Sephora
7 / 22
Stephen Knoll Scalp Care System Hydrator Shampoo
If you’re looking for a thorough hair cleanse in a flash, Kosé’s Stephen Knoll Scalp Care System Hydrator Shampoo will do just the deed. A single pump dispenses a generous portion, and its dense lather aims to obliterate build-up and excess sebum on the scalp. Despite its deep cleansing abilities, the formula also manages to retain moisture, leaving your mane feeling soft and silky after a single wash. Of course, if you need more TLC, you can always reach out for the matching conditioner to follow suit.
Stephen Knoll Scalp Care System Hydrator Shampoo, $36.79, available on Shopee
8 / 22
Fenty Icon The Case (Christmas Edition) & Semi-Matte Lipstick Refill in Crowd Surf'r
Fenty Beauty just released three new berry shades for the holidays, and we’re loving the the shade Crowd Surf’r the most. To achieve Taylor Swift’s 2016 futuristic goth-grunge Met Gala look, swipe this sangria-toned semi-matte formula across your lips and pull this colour off with 100% confidence. We also love that the formula is infused with hyaluronic acid, vitamins C and E, as well as an amino acid technology that work in tandem to keep our pouts well moisturised. The refillable bullet comes with the Fenty Icon Refill Lipstick Case, and we’re snagging the mulberry-hued Holiday Limited Edition for ourselves this season.
Fenty Beauty Semi-Matte Lipstick in Crowd Surf’r, $34 and Icon Refill Lipstick Case (Holiday Limited Edition), $20, available at Sephora
9 / 22
Tom Ford Beauty Shade and Illuminate Highlighter Duo in Moodlight
Glimmer and sparkle this holiday season with Tom Ford Beauty’s Shade and Illuminate Highlighter Duo. The new and improved highlighter compact comes in two shimmery shades, each imparting a sophisticated and ethereal glow. On top of illuminating the complexion, we also appreciate that the luxurious finely milled powder softens the appearance of skin texture rather than emphasising them. Brush the lighter shade on high points of your face to enhance your angles, and use the darker shade to achieve a soft contour. Alternatively, blend both shades and lightly brush it all over your face after applying foundation to attain a glamorously luminous base effortlessly.
Tom Ford Beauty Shade and Illuminate Highlighter Duo in Moodlight, $140, available at Tangs
10 / 22
Kiehl's Retinol Fast Release Wrinkle-Reducing Night Serum
If you’re trying to delay the ageing process but are also prone to acne and breakouts, maybe it’s time to switch richer and nutrient-dense concoctions out with this retinol formula. The Retinol Fast Release Wrinkle-Reducing Night Serum from Kiehl’s promotes cell renewal, which not only reduces the occurrence of acne but also keeps the complexion youthful and healthy. We also appreciate that the retinol and solvent components of the formula are separated to ensure that the mixture is fresh upon first use. Just remember to slap on copious amounts of sunscreen the day after (and reapply) to prolong the product’s age defying benefits.
Retinol Fast Release Wrinkle-Reducing Night Serum, $140, available at Kiehl’s
11 / 22
Dr Wu Hyalucmplx Ultimate Hydrating Serum
Irritation, flakiness and dehydration are your skin’s way of telling you that it needs help pronto. A one stop solution to that is Dr Wu’s latest Hyalucmplx Ultimate Hydrating Serum which features a blend of patented Hyalucmplx technology and novel micro-molecular hyaluronic acid to effectively address dehydration. This action is also supported by niacinamide, panthenol and a slew of soothing botanical ingredients to calm inflammation. To heal and restore life back to damaged skin, a triple ceramide compound is employed thanks to their protective and nourishing properties. After consistent use, this cooling gel-like formula not only strengthens and rehydrates the skin, it also promotes that coveted glass skin effect that we all love. For best results, incorporate this serum to your morning and night routines daily.
Dr Wu Hyalucmplx Ultimate Hydrating Serum, $102.90, available at Watsons
12 / 22
Fenty Beauty Baby Watts: Mini Fluid Highlighter Duo Christmas Set
There’s always merit in mini-sized beauty goods—especially given our promising travel plans up ahead. Fenty’s limited edition Baby Watts: Mini Fluid Highlighter Duo Christmas Set serves up two glowy swatches in the form of a fan-favourite shade and an all-new exclusive sheen in Sandy Peach. Both lay on a formidable radiance on its own but are also versatile to merge together for that extra shimmer. Dab a little on your cupid’s bow, nose bridge and cheekbones, before blending well.
Fenty Beauty Baby Watts: Mini Fluid Highlighter Duo Christmas Set, $33, available at Sephora
13 / 22
The Face Shop Vitamin Brightening Serum
Tired miens, begone. At times, we’re hard-pressed to find a promising solution that comes so well-packaged. A brilliant combination of practicality and aesthetic appeal, the pump bottle gives way to a convenient and hygienic means of dispensing the product. The serum is formulated with their Vital Vita Solution, which is packed with vitamin derivatives such as vitamins C, B3 (niacinamide) and B5 (panthenol), and does wonders in both improving the skin barrier and balancing out an uneven skin tone. Religious application day and night will result in reduced dullness and hyperpigmentation overall. Not only is the lightweight formulation easy to spread over the face, the pleasant scent is also a bonus for the senses.
The Face Shop Vitamin Brightening Serum, $43 for 30ml, available at The Face Shop
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Papilla Haircare Hair Rewind Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo
It all begins at the scalp when it comes to hair health, so selecting an effective shampoo is vital. Those experiencing hair loss will appreciate Papilla Haircare’s Hair Rewind Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo formula as it contains all the ingredients you need to tackle the issue. To address hair fall, the formula employs the brand’s Multi-peptide Complex which contains growth factors, saw palmetto extract and tsubaki seed oil that are known for their ability to control hair loss and increase hair density. Other proprietary ingredients include the Barrier-boosting Complex and Calming Complex which are infused with scalp-loving goodies like ceramides and soothing plant extracts to ensure that the scalp a conducive environment for healthy hair growth. The tingly sensation you’ll experience is attributed to the tea tree extract, which helps to prevent unwanted fungal and microbial growth. In as short as two weeks, we noticed fewer strands getting caught in our fingers after using this formula in our shower routine. We also like that our tresses feel nourished yet light when it’s left to air dry.
Papilla Haircare Hair Rewind Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo, $59, available at Papilla Haircare
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Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Ice in Cold Heart'D
Trust Rihanna to come up with another lip formula that we love. Unlike previous Gloss Bombs, which use ginger root and capsicum fruit extracts to promote fuller looking lips with their spicy nature, the Ice version depends on peppermint oil to help you achieve the same effect with a cooling sensation instead. We appreciate that the shimmer-free formula is more than a gimmick—it actually leaves the lips feeling soft and well-conditioned thanks to vitamin E and shea butter in the mix. We also like that it tastes and smells like a candy cane. Simply swipe it over your favourite lip colour or use it on its own to achieve the pout of your dreams without injectables.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Ice in Cold Heart’D, $38, available at Sephora
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Shiseido Eudermine Revitalising Essence (150th Anniversary Limited Edition)
It’s always interesting to look back in history and learn about beauty must-haves from different cultures and eras. One legendary formula that still exists today is Shiseido’s Eudermine Revitalising Essence, which was originally released in 1897. It is said to be a favourite among geishas who used it to protect their skin against the stripping effects of constant kabuki make-up use. The latest and most improved formula owes its deep hydrating effect thanks to the blend of bio-hyaluronic acid, trimethylglyceride (TMG) and bio-compatible amino acid which all play a role in maintaining healthy hydration levels in the skin. For Shiseido’s 150th anniversary, the formula comes in a limited edition glass flacon which is based on the original 1987 Eudermine bottle, making it a must-have for those who appreciate artistic designs sitting on their vanity.
Shiseido Eudermine (150th Anniversary Limited Edition), $75 for 100ml, available at Sephora
17 / 22
Davines We Stand/For Regeneration Shampoo and Body Wash
One of the pioneers in the sustainability movement is Davines, and the brand is taking its impact further with We Sustain Beauty—its first socio-environmental initiative in support of regenerative organic agriculture and biodiversity. It stands to reason then, that We Stand/For Regeneration, the brand’s limited-edition product offers a two-in-one shampoo and body wash experience. Some of their activist ingredients include green aniseed extract and Barbera grape pomace extract that build on unlocking internal hydration cycles —keeping both our hair and skin healthy and hydrated. The in-shower experience is one that is also luxurious, with its gel-like texture lathering well into a fresh, floral fragrance once massaged into the skin or scalp.
Davines We Stand/For Regeneration, $32, available at Davines
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Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm
No doubt the price may warrant a double take. However Sisley’s ultra luxe Nutritive Lip Balm does an amazing job at truly revamping and revitalising chapped, cracked or dehydrated lips. Enriched with plum kernel oil, and kokum and mango butters the formula helps with boosting the resiliency of fragile lips against external aggressors. Sweet white lupin extract and nourishing wheatgerm oils complement the above ingredients with their deep nourishing abilities. Upon application, this waterless balm melts instantly and envelops the lips in moisture like a comforting hug, leaving them softer and smoother than ever.
Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm, $88, available at Metro
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La Bruket 272 Lip Restore Kit
Consider this conditioning lip set to be like a nourishing facial for your pout. First, slough off dead skin cells with the Gentle Lip Scrub as cranberry seed, rosehip seed and crystal sugar from betaine gently buff away dull skin while ushering smoother, softer lips with the help of a nourishing combination of vitamin E and carrot oil. Lock in hydration with the Recovery Lip Mask, created to repair and plump the skin with seaweed complex alongside natural oils, butters and waxes. Finally, the hand lip balm stick, made with beeswax, almond and coconut oils offers comfort and moisture for chapped lips on the go. The best part about this handy three-piece kit is that they’re each formulated with natural and active ingredients without water, and are reportedly 100 per cent natural and COSMOS certified.
La Bruket 272 Lip Restore Kit, $138, available at escentials
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Fenty Skin Hydrating Milky Toner Essence
Those who are looking for a richer, more nourishing version of Fenty Skin’s Fat Water will appreciate the latest Hydrating Milky Toner Essence with Hyaluronic Acid + Tamarind’s formula. Despite its ultra nourishing milky demeanour, the formula is light and fast absorbing, quenching parched and thirsty skin within seconds. The blend of hyaluronic acid, tamarind and mineral complexed Natural Moisturising Factors (NMF) work together to draw and lock moisture in effectively, leaving the skin soft and supple as a result. We also like that there is vitamin E, niacinamide and a blend of fruit extracts to brighten, protect and nourish the skin with their conditioning properties. We dare say that you can even get away with skipping the serum and moisturiser step if you’re strapped for time in the morning and going straight to applying sunscreen when you’re using this product, because it is simply that hydrating.
Fenty Skin Hydrating Milky Toner Essence, $48, available at Sephora
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Hermès Eau de Basilic Pourpre Cologne
The Colognes Hermès collection offers a playground as infinite as it is masterly for exploring the sensory nature of materials and colours. They bring immediate and abundant pleasure that unites beyond genres, fashions, ages, or seasons. The Eau de Basilic Pourpre is an invitation to enjoy the conviviality of summer with its long al fresco lunches and sun-soaked Mediterranean aromas. Christine Nagel instinctively associates these moments of shared joy with basil, a simple and perennial herb and her absolute favourite that she dreams of bottling because it is “a burst of pleasure and freshness with an instantly recognisable herbal signature”.
Eau de Basilic Pourpre Cologne, $253 for 200ml eau de cologne, available at Hermès
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Gucci Blush de Beauté in Silky Rose 01
Gucci’s range of smooth blushes in ultra-thin powdered pigments are guaranteed to perk up any complexion. Buildable, long-wearing and yet hydrating thanks to the infusion of skincare ingredients such as shea butter, hyaluronic acid and black rose oil, sweep these lively hues on to truly energise the cheeks and even eyes.
Gucci Blush de Beauté in Silky Rose 01, $90, available at the Gucci Beauty boutique