Think reformulated sunscreens, 24-hour longwear foundations, shimmery face palettes and limited-edition summer-inspired products!
Another month, another set of beauty products to add to our wishlist and potentially our shopping cart.
Now that it’s the middle of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, our favourite beauty brands have unveiled a ton of new releases that’s perfect for our all-year-round Malaysian weather. Think reformulated sunscreens, 24-hour longwear foundations, shimmery face palettes and limited-edition summer-inspired products!
Thanks to the ever-expanding brand portfolio at Sephora, we can also expect more cult-favourite products from promising indie labels coming our way. Jump right into our wishlist below for our hand-picked favourites this month.
Estee Lauder X Duro Limited Edition Collection
Estee Lauder’s collaboration with Nigerian-born, London-based fashion designer Duro Olowu has materialised into a colourful collection defined by the packaging of his signature polka dots, prints and textures. There are two eyeshadow palettes, two lipsticks and two pencil eyeliners in the collection, featuring highly pigmented, shimmery hues. Everything is limited-edition, so you might want to add your favourite product to cart sooner rather than later. Available at Sephora stores and online now. W sephora.my
Supergoop Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion
Unlike chemical sunscreens, mineral sunscreens are made using natural minerals that are non-toxic, reef-safe and great for sensitive skin types. This new lightweight mineral sunscreen from Supergoop! delivers SPF40 broad spectrum protection from the sun as well as blue light, infrared and radition without leaving an unwanted white cast under makeup. Available at Sephora stores and online now. W sephora.my
Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation
Urban Decay’s signature Naked collection has expanded yet again, adding the Stay Naked collection to the Naked Heat and Naked Cherry families. The collection includes 50 foundation shades and 25 concealer shades (however, only 24 foundation shades and 11 concealer shades are available in Malaysia), boasting breathable and buildable medium coverage with a natural matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours. Available at Urban Decay stores and online now. W urbandecay.com.my
MAC Cosmetics Love Me Lipstick
A step beyond the iconic M·A·C mattes, this innovative cream formula lipstick offers a lighter-than-air texture with improved application and wear. Expect intense colour pay-off and luscious shine thanks to the new True-Colour Gelled System that enables ultra-refined pigments to blend evenly in a translucent gel matrix, whilst lychee fruit extracts and argan oil seal the lips with all-day moisturization. There are 24 shades in total to Love Me (read: love yourself) at first swipe! Available at M·A·C Cosmetic stores and website from 7th August 2019. W maccosmetics.com.my
Benefit Cosmetics Party Like a Flockstar
For the beauty multitaskers out there, Benefit Cosmetics knows what you’re looking for in a palette: eye, lip and face pigments all-in-one, but also compact enough for travel. This fun, flirty, flamingo-inspired face palette checks all those boxes with two signature Hoola matte bronzer shades, Dandelion and GALifornia blushes, as well as four eyeshadows, two lip shines and two lip shades. Now you have what you need to ‘Party Like a Flockstar’. Available at Benefit and Sephora stores and website now. W sephora.my
CoverFX Monochrome Duo Blush
Summer has arrived at CoverFX in the form of light-reflecting monochromatic blushes that leave a multi-dimensional finish. Take your pick from five different compact duos, each featuring a matte and a shimmer shade that can be used individually or layered for a customisable finish. It’s talc-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free and delivers impressive pay-off, too. Available at Sephora stores and website now. W sephora.my
Swissline Cell Shock Age Intelligent Eye Zone Booster
If summer has got you up until the wee hours of the morning, caffeine will be your best friend. And no, we don’t mean in coffee or tea, but via topical application on the eye area. It has been proven to help depuff and brighten dark eye circles while smoothening fine lines – which is why Swissline’s new eye zone booster is formulated with 2% targeted caffeine to reduce signs of aging or fatigue most commonly exposed by the eye region. Available at over 50 Cheerful Beautique stores nationwide now. W swissline-cosmetics.com
Clinique Even Better Refresh Hydrating and Repairing Makeup Foundation
If you struggle with dehydrated skin after long hours of wearing makeup, Clinique’s new 24-hour hydrating foundation may just be your skin-saver. Developed with hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate, potent peptiedes to smooth and salicylic acid to texturise the skin, it’s even better than a good foundation. Plus, it doesn’t compromise on coverage while leaving a refined, natural finish. Available at Clinique and Sephora stores and website now. W clinique.com.my
NARS 25th Anniversary Iconic Lipstick Collection
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, NARS has unveiled a highly-raved about lip lineup comprising of 60 trendsetting shades on top of the brand’s 12 original lipsticks (see featured image). The extensive range pays tribute to the creative vision of founder and creative director Francois Nars with its pigment-rich formula that echoes his endless artistry and self-expression. Made with Passionfruit Seed Oil to improve skin vitality and Moringa Seed Oil to preserve colour vibrancy, the collection debuts with just as much, if not more radical appeal as it did 25 years ago. Available at selected NARS stores only. W nars.com
ICYMI, see last month’s wishlist here.
Photos courtesy of respective brands and Sephora