New in beauty: The latest skincare and cosmetics to try this month
We round up the beauty launches of August 2019 that we are most excited about.
From reformulations of our favourites like Sulwhasoo's Timetreasure Invigorating line to new products like Pat McGrath's first-ever foundation, here are the hot launches you can get your hands on this month.
CHANTECAILLE BLUE LIGHT HYALURONIC SERUM
Activating your skin’s own photo sensors, this serum is formulated with fermented extract and nasturtium flower extract to protect your skin against the ageing effects of blue light overexposure. Hyaluronic acid and other moisturising ingredients like tamarind and alga extract help to hydrate and plump your visage.
Available at Takashimaya.
CLE DE PEAU BEAUTE RADIANT LIQUID ROUGE MATTE
Love the intense colour pay-off and lasting power of matte lipsticks – without the dryness? Cle de Peau Beaute’s latest addition to the Radiant Liquid Rouge collection blends oil, powder and colour for matte, pigmented lips without the discomfort. Upon application, the airy, whipped formula settles on your lip with a soft, powdery film that keeps lips moisturised.
Available at all Cle de Peau Beaute locations.
DIOR FOREVER COUTURE PERFECT CUSHION
Dior’s cushion foundation gets an upgrade that promises both 24-hour long-lasting wear and 24 hours of hydration. Formulated with fine matte powders, flat mica particles and lightweight oils, the foundation boasts a luminous matte finish that blurs enlarged pores and glows with subtle radiance.
Available at all Dior beauty counters.
ESTEE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR INTENSE RESET CONCENTRATE
Here's a reset button for your skin. Targeting overstressed skin due to travel, seasonal changes, and other high-intensity moments, Estee Lauder's concentrate promises to reduce the appearance of skin irritation in one hour, and supply skin with 24-hour hydration. It is formulated with the brand’s stabilised blend of salicylic acid and resveratrol, fermented yeast, multi-molecular hyaluronic acid complex, and antioxidants.
FLORAIKU HAIR PERFUME COLLECTION
Japan-inspired, French fragrance house Floraïku recreates its favourite scents, Cricket Song, Between Two Trees and Sleeping on the Roof in the form of hair perfume. Like its collection of fragrances, this citrus-scented trio can be layered together using the brand’s unique shadowing technique.
Available at escentials Paragon and escentials.com.
HERA WHITE PROGRAM RADIANCE CLEARING FLUID AND CREAM
Hera’s new additions to the White Program line promises to restore skin’s natural luminosity with this two-step solution. The Radiance Clearing Fluid gently sloughs off dead skin cells and reduces hyperpigmentation with a blend of AHA, BHA and Vitamin C derivatives. Meanwhile, the Radiance Cream further targets melanin-induced dark spots with Panthenol and their trademarked ingredient Melasolv for a naturally radiant glow.
Available at Hera's counter and boutique.
MARC JACOBS YOUTHQUAKE HYDRA-FULL RETEXTURIZING GEL CREME
The first launch in Marc Jacobs Beauty’s skincare range, the Youthquake Hydra-Full Retexturizing Gel Creme is your first step to a make-up ready canvas. Packed with antioxidants, the light-weight moisturising gel creme is formulated with enzymatic pineapple water, encapsulated sodium hyaluronate, as well as starfruit and dragonfruit extracts to smooth away dead skin cells and plump up your visage with hydration.
Available at Sephora stores and online.
PAT MCGRATH SKIN FETISH SUBLIME PERFECTION FOUNDATION
One of the world’s most influential makeup artists has finally released her first foundation, and it’s runway-tested, of course. Boasting a total of 36 shades for every skin tone, the long-wearing foundation offers buildable coverage and a soft-focus satin finish that moisturises the skin and blurs the appearance of imperfections.
Available at Sephora stores and online.
SHISEIDO FUTURE SOLUTION LX TOTAL RADIANCE REGENERATING CUSHION
More than just a foundation, Shiseido’s new Total Radiance Regenerating Cushion E does double duty with skincare benefits. Formulated with Future Solution LX’s signature ingredient, SkingenecellEnmei, and the botanical extracts of Oshima Sakura leaf, Angelica root and Uji green tea, the anti-ageing formula moisturises and boosts radiance, continuing to nourish skin even after makeup removal.
SULWHASOO TIMETREASURE INVIGORATING SLEEPING MASK
Sulwhasoo’s improved Timetreasure Invigorating line is twice enriched with its star ingredient – dehydroabietic acid (DAA), derived from red pine. The newly introduced sleeping mask offers an intensive overnight treatment, which nourishes and revitalises the skin for a clear and lifted complexion in the morning.
Available at Sulwhasoo counters and boutiques.