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Would you believe that we're already past the first official week of August? And as time flies, so do our beauty supplies. So what do you say about going on a little retail cruisin'? Get spoilt for choice as we lay down August 2019's hottest releases from some of our favourite beauty brands. 


Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey Rose&Rose


August 2019 Beauty Launches - Issey Miyake Rose&Rose

SGD90 to 179/~USD65 to 130


Sweet yet sultry, elegant yet mischievous, this new scent from Issey Miyake Parfums channels all facets of a rose — prickly thorns included. It delivers a unique allure that represents every side of a woman. Celebrating the 'uncontested queen of flowers' in Rose&Rose, the fragrance mixes two types of the flower (Bulgarian and centifolia) in a bottle concocted to leave a lasting impression in every whiff. If you're looking for a new scent that might just be your signature, this is definitely one to consider.  


KATE Tokyo Super Sharp Liner EX2.0

August 2019 Beauty Launches - Kate Tokyo Super Sharp Liner EX 2.0

SGD18.90/~USD13.68


Whether or not winged liners are your go-to eye look, you wouldn't be able to resist KATE Tokyo's upgraded Super Sharp Liner EX version 2.0. Its super thin tip gives you full control on how you want your wing to look, from slick and sharp to soft and subtle. It's no wonder its OG version was a cult-favourite and now, this one is vying for that title, too.


Fresh Sugar Mint Rush Freshening Lip Treatment


August 2019 Beauty Launches - Fresh Sugar Mint Rush Freshening Lip Treatment

SGD36/~USD24


Fresh's crowd-favourite lip savers get an addition to their family with the new Sugar Mint Rush Freshening Lip Treatment. The first of its kind, it features an advanced dual-action system that gives a cooling sensation to your lips as its soothes and hydrates all throughout the day. Just swipe, press your lips together and indulge in a minty freshness that you'll definitely find addicting. If you have not taken lip care seriously before, this one will surely change the game for you. 


HERA Sun Mate line

August 2019 Beauty Launches - Hera Sun Mate Line

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We can't stress this enough: sun protection is important no matter the season. Whether it's raining cats and dogs outside or the sun is shining as bright as ever, HERA's newest Sun Mate line promises to cover all bases for everyone. Choose between the Sun Mate Excellence (with skin brightening and anti-ageing properties), the Sun Mate Protector (with purifying and skin-protect attributes), and the Sun Mate Leports Pro Waterproof (perfect for prolonged outdoor activities), all with SPF 50+/PA++++ for UV Protection and skin-nourishing ingredients that will keep your skin in top shape as you go about your daily affairs. 



Kora Organics Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum


August 2019 Beauty Launches - Kora Organics Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum

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Want to bring some glow to your skin, stat? You're in luck as Kora Organics introduces their Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum this month. Formulated with a blend of kakadu plum, acerola cherry, orange and lemon peels, and the noni fruit to bring forth a Vitamin C Superfruit concoction, constant usage aims to stimulate skin repair, rejuvenation, and protection for a lit-from-within glow. The addition of red pepper also helps healthy collagen production, which increases health elasticity and aids the skin against ageing due to sun exposure. 


Guerlain Kiss-Kiss Matte and Liquid Lipsticks


August 2019 Beauty Launches - Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipsticks

SGD53/~USD38 each


Get ready to pucker up and share some kisses with their newest Kiss-Kiss Lipsticks in Matte and Liquid variations. Each is made with bold pigments, a non-drying formula, and with an empowered woman in mind for all-around wearability and elegant beauty. P.S. The Kiss-Kiss Matte's unique cube-like casing is specially created by designer Hervé Van Der Straeten for a timeless, elegant appeal. 



Kat Von D Beauty Limited Edition Creamfoil Eyeshadow 


August 2019 Beauty Launches - Kat Von D Beauty Creamfoil Eyeshadow

SGD29/~USD20.99 each


Love her or hate her, KVD's beauty releases still incite excitement. Now, one to covet is the limited-edition Creamfoil Eyeshadow, which uses a cream-powder formula to deliver an intense metallic colour that will inspire the oohs and aahs of everyone you know. It's buttery, blendable, and stunning with its reflective finish. Take your pick between its two shades, Crystal Rose and Silver Chrome. 


Clarins Joli Rouge Lacquer Line



SGD33 to 60/~USD24 to 43


Primp up, ladies! Clarins brings to the table four new products under their Joli Rouge Lacquer Line, namely the Joli Rouge Lacquer balm lip treatment, the Joli Blush, the Everlasting Youth Fluid, and the Natural Lip Perfector. Each takes pride in being infused with organic and skin-loving ingredients that keep you looking pretty even when you strip off your makeup at the end of the day. 



Dior Forever Couture Perfect Cushion

August 2019 Beauty Launches - Dior Rouge Cushion Foundation

SGD92/~USD66.59


Got excited by the news that Natalie Porter is playing female Thor in Marvel's new phase? While that's still a long time ahead, you can still channel Porter's timeless smart and sexy appeal with Dior's upgraded Forever Couture Perfect Cushion. As modelled by the Hollywood A-lister herself, this base is long-wearing, lightweight and claims to have a fresh, luminous finish that will make your skin glowing as ever. 


Les Merveilleuses Ladurée 2019 Autumn Makeup Collection


August 2019 Beauty Launches - Laduree 2019 Autumn Makeup Collection

SGD36 to 80/~USD26 to 57.90


A vintage take on beauty is such a hit these days and we can totally see the appeal. Because seriously, who can resist some dainty drama on their vanity? If you're like us, then surely Les Merveilleuses Ladurée 2019's Autumn Makeup Collection will set your heart aflutter. Get fancy with their Liquid Rouge dressed in a pretty rose-inspired tube, create prismatic looks with their cheeky Eye Colour Collection, and top off your look with their Mixed Pressed Cheek Colour



Chanel Rouge Allure In Fusion


August 2019 Beauty Launches - Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Infusion

SGD52/~USD37 each


One can never have enough lipsticks and Chanel's latest Rouge Allure Ink Infusion liquid lip colours sure know how to tickle our fancy. Delivering an ultra-matte colour that promises to stay all-day without drying one's puckers, these lip colours invite you to go natural, bold, or even experimental with their 12 shades, half of which are gorgeous metallics. 


Benefit Cosmetics Highlighters Cookie and Tickle


August 2019 Beauty Launches - Benefit Highlighter Cookie and Tickle

SGD53/~USD38 each


From the brand that brought us some of the most coveted selection of brow and face products now comes two new highlighters. Go for Cookie if you love a luminous golden glow or Tickle if you want a featherlight pink finish. The silky-fine, high pigment payoff formula not only glides onto the skin like butter but also gives your cheekbones a mesmerising kiss of sparkle that lasts all day. Plus, it comes with a custom rounded brush and a built-in mirror for a hassle-free application while you pack on that glow. 



Antipodes Scientific Organic Eye Creams

August 2019 Beauty Launches- Antipodes Eye Cream

SGD66.75 to 69.90/~USD48 to 51


Tired eyes are the windows to a tired soul. So make sure you also give your peepers — and yourself — some pampering with these new Scientific Organic Eye Creams from Antipodes. Grab the Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream if you want to target fine lines and wrinkles or take home the Manuka Honey Skin Brightening Cream if dark undereyes is your main issue. Either way, each product is formulated with the best organic ingredients from New Zealand, helping to lift, depuff, and bring the sparkle back into your eyes. 


Hourglass latest brow and eye products


August 2019 Beauty Launches- Antipodes Eye Cream

SGD47 to 50/~USD34 to 36


Hourglass makes sure that your brows and eye makeup would be on fleek with their latest releases. The Arch Brow Microsculpting Pencil promises precision and natural-looking strokes for beautifully defined brows. Next, the Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow delivers pigment, blendability, and an intense prismatic finish to give your eyes a bold and exciting look at every swipe. Lastly, their Eyelash Curler promises to give your lashes a beautiful lift, perfect for creating a fanned-out, wide-eye effect worthy of lash envy. 


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