Wishlisted: The latest beauty launches we’re eyeing this October 2020

Here’s our selection of the most exciting skincare, makeup, fragrance and haircare launches this month.

Another month, another set of beauty products to add to our wishlist and potentially our shopping cart.

We can’t believe it’s already October – one month closer to the holiday season, which means holiday-themed beauty products! While some have already made their way to beauty shelves, we’ll save those for our next wishlist and turn our attention to a selection of the most exciting skincare, makeup, fragrance and haircare launches this month.

For skincare, we have all your basics covered with a new cleanser, serum, moisturiser and sunscreen to look out for. Makeup addicts are not left wanting with stunning eyeshadow palettes and a foundation that promises a natural glow. There’s also a new dry shampoo for you oily-scalp girls and a feminine fragrance to add to your collection. Wishlist away!

Artisanal soaps from La Maison du Savon

If you’re a fan of the artisanal and perfumed soaps of Marseille, you’ll be chuffed to know that Provençal soap maker La Maison du Savon de Marseille has finally launched its e-commerce site for the first time in Malaysia. Making its first debut in Southeast Asia, these all natural bar soaps are known for their lush textures, fine Grasse fragrances, and the artisanal manufacturing practices.

If you’re looking to procure a few bars, you can use the promo code STAYHOME20 from now till 31 October, 2020 to enjoy 20% off your purchase. Free shipping is eligible for purchases above RM150 in West Malaysia, and RM300 in East Malaysia. Purchases above RM350 will be entitled to a limited edition tote bag. W lamaisondusavon.my


Before we dive into the skincare launches, do you really know what’s your skin type and concerns? The skin changes from time to time based on a variety of factors, which is why FOREO has come up with a Smart Beauty Coach to analyse your skin condition at the comfort of your home and personalise facial cleansing routines according to your needs. Equipped with advanced dual skin sensors that are capable of reading hydration levels across 1,000 units per second, the high-tech beauty device uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyse skin’s true age, moisture levels and overall complexion to create a bespoke cleansing profile. Available in-store at Sephora from 1st October 2020 in Fuchsia, Pearl Pink, Mint and Purple.

Philosophy purity made simple collection

Combination and oily-skin girls, Philosophy has got something for you. Meet its new oil-free regimen, comprising of an mattifying facial cleanser and mattifying gel moisturizer with vitamins and bamboo extract. The former has a foaming gel texture that leaves the skin feeling fresh, not tight, and with a matte finish. Follow up with a toner and/or serum of your choice, then pack on 24-hour hydration with the moisturiser that also helps to control the appearance of shine and excess oil without drying the skin. Available exclusively at all Sephora stores and sephora.my from 1st October onwards.

La Mer The Concentrate

First launched in 2005, La Mer’s The Concentrate is one of the most iconic serums of luxury skincare. This year, the well-loved formula has gotten an update with improved antioxidant power to strengthen the skin barrier. At the same time, its signature Concentrated Miracle Broth™ helps to reduce the appearance of signs of inflammation while promoting stronger, calmer and more stable skin. Available now at all La Mer stores.

Supergoop! CC Screen 100% Mineral CC Cream SPF50

We love ourselves a multi-tasking product and Supergoop!’s CC Screen happens to be one! Ideal for protecting the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun and providing buildable coverage, this SPF 50 CC Cream is a dream for the lazy days. It features a 100% mineral sunscreen formula and comes in eight self-adjusting shades to adapt to a variety of skin tones. The texture is creamy and hydrating, and the buildable coverage helps to correct uneven skin tones while leaving a natural finish. Available at Sephora stores and sephora.my from 1st October onwards.

Marc Jacobs Perfect EDP

What does perfection mean to you? For Marc Jacobs, it’s about “embracing and expressing one’s true, authentic self”. Inspired by the namesake designer’s “Perfect” wrist tattoo, the new Eau de Parfum offers a bold juxtaposition of crisp floralcy and creaminess for the perfect balance of light florals and heavy aromas. The fragrance opens with top notes of daffodil and rhubarb – the former being a key ingredient that offers a slightly eccentric olfactory scent and the latter adding a sweet, fruity quality. At the heart is almond milk, which cocoons the fragrance in creamy vanilla to enhance the floral notes. It has a drydown of Cashmeran, giving it subtle musky, woody properties. Embodying this audacious fragrance as the face of the campaign is model Lila Moss, daughter of OG model Kate Moss. Available at Sephora and major departmental stores from 15th October 2020.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation Hydration and Longwear

A glowy complexion is all the rage right now. To achieve that radiance from within, Chanel’s latest foundation formula is made with Healthy Glow Booster pigments that lights up the skin and leaves a satin finish. It is also formulated with Kalanchoe extract, which forms a barrier on the skin’s surface to protect it against indoor and outdoor pollution. Humectant ingredients such as glycerol help to maintain the skin’s hydration, while silicate powder prolongs wear without leaving a sticky texture on the skin. It comes in 12 different shades with buildable coverage and longwearing radiance. Available at Chanel boutiques now.

Dior Couleur Color Games Collection Limited Edition Palette

Dior has launched two limited edition eye shadow palettes to add a splash of colour to your lids. As the name “Color Games” suggests, these limited-edition versions of the iconic 5 Couleurs feature a mix of vibrant colours and soft hues to create fun, playful eye looks. From strikingly cool blues to warm brown and orange shades, the highly pigmented shades can be combined to create a smoky effect or to make a bold monochrome statement. Available at Dior boutiques now.

Pat McGrath Labs Divine Rose Collection

You asked for new makeup that “wows” at first sight? Mother has answered. The new Divine Rose collection is set to earn a cult-following with the iconic MOTHERSHIP VII: DIVINE ROSE Eye Palette and its equally stunning sequel, the limited-edition MOTHERSHIP VIII: DIVINE ROSE II Eye Palette. Both palettes feature 10 highly-pigmented, multi-dimensional shades that are runway-worthy (as seen at Versace, Prada and Valentino shows) – including exquisite roses, poetic peaches, vibrant golds and hypnotic bronzes. Complementing the lush, petal hues of the palettes are two MatteTrance lipsticks, two Lust: Gloss lip glosses and two Permagel Ultra Lip Pencils. Available at Sephora stores and sephora.my

Kristin Ess Fragrance Free Dry Shampoo

For those of you with sensitive scalps or can’t stand fragrance, Kristin Ess has just unveiled a fragrance-free collection of haircare. We’re eyeing the dry shampoo in particular for the greasy hair days to help absorb excess oils, replenish volume and extend the cycle of our styling between washes. Made with a lightweight formula that blends easily in the form of non-aerosol loose powder, it’s safe to use for all hair types, including colour-treated locks. Available from 10th October onwards at Sephora and sephora.my.

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum

Sulwhasoo harnesses the power of ginseng from roots to leaves with the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum. This lightweight skin treatment features the brand’s Active Beauty Saponin, Ginsenomics, a precious ingredient which contains 6000 times the concentration of rare ginsenosides extracted from ginseng. This lightweight, non-sticky serum is absorbed deeply into the skin to boost its renewing powers, leaving the complexion firmer, smoother, and stronger against external aggressorsAvailable at Lazada

See last month’s wishlist here.

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