Chantecaille The Safari Collection Eye Trio
Besides their luxurious botanical formulas, another reason to love Chantecaille is their commitment to global environmental efforts and animal conservation efforts across the globe.
In support of longtime partner, Space for Giants, comes the Safari Chic Collection, a new limited edition make-up line of which proceeds will go into benefiting and protecting the lands and wildlife of Africa. This trio of suede-textured neutrals is inspired by the rich, earthy tones of Africa at sunset, with each shade embossed with a gentle giant and embellished with a shimmering overspray.
Chantecaille The Safari Collection Eye Trio, $125; available at Tangs
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum
Sulwhasoo’s values lie in Asian tradition and harmony, and this best-selling Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum harnesses the revitalising prowess of ginseng leaves, stems and roots to bring tired, dull and ageing skin back to beautiful balance.
This precious ginseng seed oil is delivered deep into the skin through concentrated, cutting-edge capsule technology, Ginsenisphere, which recharges and rebuilds firmer, tauter and more even complexions over time.
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum, $265 for 50ml; available at Tangs
Percy & Reed Turn Up The Volume Volumising Shampoo
If you’re hoping to give flat, fine or lifeless hair a boost, Percy & Reed’s Turn Up The Volume Volumising Shampoo might just be the uplifting formula you need. From the brand’s newest range post-makeover, this lightweight formula features avocado oil, green tea extract and lemon balm, which work together to cleanse without residue, nourish with rich antioxidant properties, and build body from root to tip by thickening and strengthening each strand from within.
The volumising shampoo works best in tandem with its matching conditioner for luscious locks that smell like cherry, lime and amber, and stay bouncy even in high humidity.
Percy & Reed Turn Up The Volume Volumising Shampoo, $34 for 250ml; available at Sephora
Diptyque Electric Diffuser Plug
If you’re starting to curate your Christmas presents, Diptyque’s portable Electric Diffuser Plug is a great gift to buy that friend who already has everything. Sophisticated design aside—simply plug it into the wall and activate it with a single touch—the scented cartridge inside is interchangeable, and lasts for up to three months after opening.
Each cartridge offers up to 40 hours of continuous use, and is great for safely scenting any room or office.
Diptyque Electric Diffuser Plug, $288; Cartridge insert (sold separately), $60; available at escentials
Tom Ford Bitter Peach eau de parfum
Making it’s heady fruit-filled debut, this potent perfume cocktail contains notes of sweet and sensual pêche de vigne, Sicilian blood orange, with spicy cardamom, heliotrope, davana oil, and jasmine absolute sambac with a rich, woody dry down.
An addictive, nectar-filled experience. Sure florals and floriental fragrances abound out there, but if you’re after a sexy, youthful scent signature to add to your perfume wardrobe: this is it.
M.A.C. Cosmetics Frosted Fireworks Flash Drops Trio
Time to get your sparkle on. M.A.C.‘s limited edition holiday exclusive Flash Drops offer instant radiance for lips and face. This fluid highlighter lends a sheer, buildable pearlescence to the face in three gorgeous hues.
The trio comes in a firework-embellished metallic gift box, making it a great gift option for those who could use a touch of glow these holidays.
MAC Cosmetics Frosted Fireworks Flash Drops Trio, $79; available at Tangs
Dior Cica Recover Balm with Chamomile for Face and Body
If you’re looking to do something extra pampering for your eczema-prone skin, this ultra-comforting balm-lotion is close to the pH of our skin, and deeply hydrates without clogging the pores or leaving a greasy finish. Dior draws from over 50 years of floral science expertise with this universal face and body lotion, created to protect and restore skin weakened by dehydration.
In this season where our hands and bodies are—understandably—overwashed and coated with hand sanitisers, this fragrance-free formula containing softening floral wax and centella asiatica or ‘tiger grass’ helps to instantly soothe, guard against moisture loss, and revitalise itchy, irritated or sensitive skin.
Dior Cica Recover Balm for Face and Body, $70 for 75ml; available at Tangs
Urban Decay Vibes Eyeshadow Palette
Yoni egg, check. Sage, check. Here’s a bad vibe-blocking eyeshadow palette to elevate your eye game.
Manifest good energy with this palette comprising of 12 vegan, tourmaline-infused eyeshadow shades. Inspired by woo woo crystals, shades like Good Karma—an ivory hue, Meditate—bronze microglitter and Hexed—a red-brown matte, offer a speckled spectrum of energy boosting hues without the fallout.
Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette, $83; available at Sephora
Rouge Louboutin Matte Fluids Nail Colour
Inspired by those cult red bottoms, Rouge Louboutin offers a collection of five sexy red nail polishes, from the House’s iconic red in matte to Patiba, a sultry burgundy red, expect intense colour with a single stroke.
Rouge Louboutin Matte Fluids Nail Colour, $80; available at Tangs
Rouge Hermès in Beige Kalahari in Satin
Say it with me: Elegance. Elegance. Elegance. If watching the collection of exquisite, buttery-soft leathers saunter down the spring/summer 2021 runway at Hermès taught us anything—it’s that the power of lipstick on a healthy, bare face, can really tip an elevated look off the sartorial edge.
Yes, there were a lot of gorgeous classic red hues but this muted, ochre-infused shade referring to the eponymous desert, is how we’ll be choosing to accent our lips this season.
Rouge Hermès in Beige Kalahari in Satin, $103; available at Hermès
Sisley Phyto-teint Ultra Éclat Foundation
Oxidation and pollution often dulls and damages the complexion. To guard against this, Sisley’s researchers have reformulated this long-wearing, skincare-infused foundation to include an anti-pollution and antioxidant complex with Buckweed seed extract to keep skin luminous.
A hydrating foundation, Phyto-teint ultra éclat’ contains mauve and gardenia flowers to boost hydration, ensuring soft, luminous skin as a host of radiance-boosting minerals such as zinc, copper, and magnesium keep the skin fresh and flawless throughout the day.
Sisley Phyto-teint Ultra Éclat Foundation, $115 for 30ml; available at Metro
Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau de Parfum
Designer Marc Jacob‘s mantra, tattooed on his wrist: “I am perfect as I am” served as the inspiration for this whimsical new scent. “I put it there to remind me, that when I’m looking at myself and wishing that I could be stronger in this way or better at that thing, I can just say no, I’m exactly how I need to be right now. So, perfect,” says Jacobs on his ‘Perfect’ ink.
This sweet and eccentric floral scent is an olfactive affirmation of self-love, presenting a blend of spring fresh florals such as daffodil with creamy almond milk, cedarwood and cashmeran, and bright pops of juicy rhubarb.
Marc Jacobs Perfect, $152 for 50ml eau de parfum; available at Sephora
NARS Holiday Audacious Lipstick in Anita
Creamy, full-coverage wear is what you can expect from Nars‘ ever seductive Audacious lipsticks. It glides on with its satin, single-stroke formula and offers comfort and hydration in one lipstick. And get yours in a luxe gold case, gilt in gold for the holidays.
NARS Holiday Audacious Lipstick in Anita, $46; available at Tangs
Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Quad
Discerning aficionados know: there’s eyeshadow, and there’s Clé de Peau eyeshadow… sweep across lids to experience the difference. We’re counting down till this launches in November—till then, let’s take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this limited edition Enchanted Lake eyeshadow palette by Clé de Peau Beauté.
These refined shadows in radiant, multi-dimensional hues contain Clé de Peau’s moisturising Hydro-Wrap Complex and argan tree oil for smooth application and wear, offering simple sophistication in a palette.
Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Quad, $110, available at Tangs
Chanel Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick
It all started with a 1am make-up tutorial with celebrity make-up artist, Nam Vo, on achieving angelic ‘dewy dumpling’ skin. She swiped this across the cheekbones of her model, instantly awakening the complexion and creating this gorgeous fresh-out-of-the-shower, no-highlighter highlighter, ‘discretely radiant’, ‘I’ll have what she’s having’ shine.
Dab over the highest points of your face and let the light catch you in all the right places.
Chanel Baume Essentiel in Transparent, $69; available at Chanel
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting
With a bottle of this serum sold every 30 seconds globally, Caudalie‘s Vinoperfect serum, containing Viniferine, derived from sap of the grapevine and promising 62 times more brightening power than vitamin C, has offered countless women around the globe brighter skin.
Whatever the age or stage in life, it helps to promote a radiant, even-toned complexion while minimising dark spots and pigmentation as a result of acne scarring, inflammation, hormonal fluctuations brought on by pregnancy, menopause and more. Best of all, it’s safe to use during pregnancy and gentle enough for sensitive skin to enjoy, unlike other harsh skin brightening serums out there.
Caudalie limited edition Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting, $132 for 50ml; available at Sephora
Grown Alchemist Instant Smoothing Serum Tri-Hyaluronan Complex
Fans of the cult Australian bioceutical brand: rejoice! You can now stock up at Takashimaya, which carries the brand’s extensive range of skincare and body offerings. Days spent in air-conditioning, exposed to UV damage, blue light and more can leave skin oily, dull and rough on the surface, while being dehydrated deep within. So if you’re after a boost to the complexion, Grown Alchemist’s Instant Smoothing Serum does as promised: it’s great for all skin types because everyone could use a shot of hydration.
Formulated with high, medium and low weight plant-derived Hyaluronan molecules, the lightweight serum prevents dehydration, smoothens the skin and helps to prevent the formation of lines and wrinkles. Use on the face, neck and décolletage after toning. A must for fresh, healthy-looking skin.
Grown Alchemist Instant Smoothing Serum Tri-Hyaluronan Complex, $136 for 25ml; available at Takashimaya