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Dr Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Night Cream
Modern day’s high stress lifestyle isn’t doing our complexion any favours, what with it accelerating ageing and all. And sometimes, age defying skincare formulas can be either too rich or too potent, causing our skin to react badly. However, we found hope in Dr Barbara Sturm’s Super Anti Ageing Night Cream as it contains active ingredients like purslane, avocado extract and panthenol to repair and protect the skin against environmental aggressors. Glycerine and a blend of polyglutamic and hyaluronic acids to deeply hydrate the skin cells, while the mix of argan, sweet almond and sunflower oils does wonders in keeping the skin soft and supple. By reversing the ravages of stress and time, this high performance cream leaves the skin looking more youthful and feeling more resilient with continuous nightly use.
Dr Barbara Sturm Super Anti Ageing Night Cream, $505, available at Dr Barbara Sturm
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Byredo Liquid Lipstick Vinyl in Baiser Cosmique
Gear up for a high impact finish with Byredo’s newest liquid lipstick—stemmed from a creamy blend of vegan oils and shea butter. This newest formula glides on heavier than a gloss and delivers a colour that is less intense than a lip stain. Drawing back the focus to liquid, the original inspiration for Byredo in its very first product—the perfume—this saturated tone will sit well throughout the day, while leaving your lips hydrated. For a rambunctious night out, try applying this over your lids—for that added touch of shimmer and glamour.
Byredo Liquid Lipstick Vinyl in Baiser Cosmique, $82, available at Escentials
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Sunday Riley CEO Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Gel Cream
We love how vitamin C can both instantly boost your skin’s radiance and efficiently protect your skin against environmental aggressors. But using it too often can result in sensitivity and itchiness. So far, we’re having a good run with Sunday Riley‘s CEO Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Cream as the formula conditions the skin while effectively brightening our complexion without causing any signs of irritation. We’re certain it’s the blend of ergothioneine and allantoin in the formula that’s responsible for this balancing effect, as both ingredients are known to offer soothing and moisturising benefits for the skin.
Sunday Riley CEO Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Cream, $104, available at Sephora
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Rationale #2 The Mask
Skin luminosity is promised with Rationale’s #2 The Mask. Formulated with a nourishing complex of antioxidants that work to neutralise free radicals and prevent oxidation to reduce hyperpigmentation and brighten one’s skin tone overall. Stimulating skin minerals such as magnesium, zinc and copper have also been infused to help boost cell vitality in the skin barrier. Poised as the perfect end to the night, spread a generous layer over your mien before you rinse-off to reveal a radiant glow.
Rationale #2 The Mask, $241, available at Rationale
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Byredo Eyes Closed EDP
“Distance and separation have been a recurring theme over the past few years and I wanted to capture a scent that supersedes this fragmentation. Pulling away from screens that imitate closeness, we might be more in tune with each other if we simply close our eyes and shut out the physical world,” explains Byredo’s Ben Gorham on the new scent. Inspired by Alasdair McLellan’s ‘The Perfect Kiss’ in which two people surrender to the moment, Eyes Closed is an olfactive invitation to drop your guard and simply, fall in love. It seems apt, then, that the warm, inviting fragrance envelop us with top notes of candied cinnamon and cardamon and delicious gourmand notes of carrot, orris butter and ginger. With sophisticated base notes of earthy patchouli and unexpected papyrus, Eyes Closed best encapsulates twin flames discovering each other, as well as the rush and comfort that intimacy brings.
Byredo Eyes Closed, $414 for 100ml eau de parfum, available at escentials
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Guerlain Rouge G Luxurious Velvet Metal Lipstick
Beauty is a whole experience with Guerlain’s Luxurious Velvet Metal Lipstick. The formula offers a smooth, even swipe that easily glides across your pout. Double up on the cherry and it’ll give you a good dose of speckled glitter as well—perfect for long nights out at parties. You don’t need much else in your make-up pouch, considering that the Rouge G Double Mirror Case it comes with opens up to reveal a high-shine mirror just as you’re uncasing it. Talk about two-in-one.
Guerlain Luxurious Velvet Metal Lipstick, $49, available at Sephora
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RMS Beauty Redimension Hydra Powder Blush
Cream blushes are dime in a dozen, but RMS Beauty’s iteration combines the formula with a unique sugar-derived wet powder. It’s a hydrating mix that is best applied with your fingers; one that glides on easily with a strong pigment. This handy blush also coats on a slight sheen—almost like a highlighter. Even after a long day, the colour runs on strong and is easily buildable with other products. We especially adore the shade in Maiden’s Blush for a taut summer glow.
RMS Beauty ReDimension Hydra Powder Blush, available at Net-a-Porter
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Cartier Les Épures de Parfum gift set
Starring Cartier‘s three new additions to the Les Épures de Parfum including Pure Rose, Pur Muguet, Pure Magnolia, this elegant gift set also makes for perfect travel-sized companions. Each scent focuses on a striking floral bouquet that you’ll want to keep on hand: Pure Rose calls forth a raw, hyper-realistic undressed rose scent that bursts with life and freshness. Pur Muget is an updated, vibrant take on Lily-of-the-valley while Pur Magnolia, presents a resplendent, radiant and fresh rendition of the prized bloom.
Cartier Les Épures de Parfum gift set, $255 for 3 x 15ml, available at Cartier
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Miss Dior Rose bath bombs - Millifiori couture edition
There are bath bombs, and then there are Miss Dior bath bombs. Ten effervescent bath pearls dressed in Dior’s Millifiori bouquet to be precise. Elevating every self-care moment to the height of luxury, these delightful pink macarons are scented with Miss Dior perfume and further enriched with rose oil to offer a heady pampering experience. Best enjoyed with a lit Miss Dior scented candle and a glass of champagne.
Miss Dior Rose bath bombs – Millifiori couture edition, $120, available exclusively at Dior
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Chanel Sublimage L’extrait
If you’re familiar with Chanel’s Sublimage range, then you’ll know that this is where high skincare technology and luxury truly meet. The latest L’extrait contains the highest concentration of vanilla planifolia extract in the range to target cellular senescence, helping to breathe life back to ageing skin a lot more intensely. The silky solution is also infused with extracts of Swertia, a rare plant that is harvested from the Himalayan mountains every three years. The extract has powerful rejuvenating properties, which supports the skin defying effects of vanilla planifolia extract to help your complexion look more energised with consistent use. The intensive repair oil concentrate formula is rich and nourishing, so we recommend that you use it in your evening routine to reap its restorative effects at its full potential.
Chanel Sublimage L’extrait, $858 for 15ml, available at Chanel
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Lancôme Advanced Génifique Yeux Light Pearl
Is daily stress causing your eye area to be riddled with wrinkles, puffiness and falling lashes? Then Lancôme Advanced Génifique Yeux Light Pearl Concentrate might just be the solution to your beauty woes. The lightweight solution contains a combination of seven pre- and probiotic fractions to balance the skin’s microbiome, helping to strengthen and build the resilience of the skin around the delicate eye area. Arginine nourishes the lashes so the hairs can grow longer and stronger with continued use. Caffeine helps to reduce puffiness, and we like that the cryo wand also has a cooling effect to tighten any unwanted sagginess. We also like that the lightweight formula doesn’t leave a sticky film under the eyes or cause any stinging.
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Yeux Light Pearl, $125 for 20ml, available at Tangs
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Dior Sauvage Elixir
Those who love Dior’s fragrances from the Sauvage line will appreciate the latest Elixir version. Like its predecessors, Elixir is a heady mix of citrus and spicy notes with a touch wood, only more intense. It bursts with the scent of sharp grapefruit and warm cinnamon and cardamom, while a hint of Lavender AOP essence from Nyons linger in the background. It later settles to reveal the notes of amber, patchouli and sandalwood which lingers on for hours. It’s perfect for a man who enjoys living life on the edge. But if you’re bold enough to pull off this rugged fragrance, nobody’s going to stop you.
Dior Sauvage Elixir, $236 for 60ml, available at Dior Beauty online boutique
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Hermès Les Mains Hermès in 84 Violet Manganèse
We love our nail polishes here at Vogue, so it came as no surprise that we welcomed Hermès’ latest launch for the season with open arms. Between the two new limited edition colours in the Les Mains line, we loved the deep wine shade of the 84 Violet Manganèse. The metallic finish gives the varnish a sophisticated vibe, which lends a glamorous touch to your outfit of the day effortlessly.
Hermès Les Mains Hermès in 84 Violet Manganèse, $74, available at Hermès boutiques from 15th October onwards
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Margy's Monte-Carlo Extra Rich Firming Mask
Got some extra time in the morning to indulge in a self care routine? Then consider adding Margy’s Monte-Carlo Extra Rich Firming Mask to your skincare regime first thing in the morning. The luxurious scent of roses will put you in a meditative mood, as the mask dries up. Rub the mask gently off your face after eight minutes, to dislodge any dead skin and overnight grime to reveal a fresh mien. Wash your face in the shower thereafter and follow with your regular skincare routine. With consistent use, you’ll notice improved firmness and pores that appear more refined.
Margy’s Monte-Carlo Extra Rich Firming Mask, $350 for 50ml, available at Capella
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KVD Beauty Everlasting Hyperlight Liquid Lipstick in Spiked Celosia
A transfer-proof liquid lipstick formula that can take us from the office to the bars? Sign us up. KVD Beauty‘s latest Everlasting Hyperlight Liquid Lipstick is now a make-up must have because of its staying power and feather light feel. The vegan formula is also highly pigmented and we love its velvety feel on our lips. Our favourite shade is Spiked Celosia, as it is flirty and cute while still being elegant.
KVD Beauty Everlasting Hyperlight Liquid Lipstick in Spiked Celosia, $34, available at Sephora
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Indie Lee Banish Stick
Adapting to fluctuating skin concerns is cumbersome as it is, hence Indie Lee’s Banish Stick aims to alleviate the discomfort. With a travel-friendly wand applicator that is doused in salicylic acid to dissolve excess sebum and nourishing ingredients like Tasmanian Pepper Fruit and Burdock Root extracts, you can expect to see gradual improvement on emerging spots. One thing to note however, that the product is not a miracle worker overnight.
Indie Lee Banish Stick, $24, available at Sephora