Another month, another set of beauty products to add to our wishlist and potentially our shopping cart.
With the arrival of spring comes a selection of new skincare formulated to hydrate and soothe the skin and beat the heat. In the makeup department, brands like Chanel and Dior have launched new products and collections that embrace a natural, fresh look. Meanwhile, Coach and Sephora Collection have teamed up for a limited-edition collaboration filled with fun collectibles that feature familiar mascots.
There’s an array of new fragrances in store too, from floral colognes to scents evoking nature and the outdoors. Scroll on to shop the most exciting beauty launches to catch our eye this March.
Aesop Cedar & Citrus Lip Salve
Is the weather or face masks causing your lips to crack or dry out more than usual? You’re not alone. Fret not, Aesop’s new Cedar & Citrus Lip Salve is formulated with a blend of plant-derived emollients to help smooth and soften the lips while offering a light, non-sticky barrier and shine. It also includes essential oils such as Grapefruit Rind, Cedar Atlas and Orange Rind, as well as glycern, a well-known humectant, to nourish and moisturise the lips with its smooth glide-on oil-gel texture.
Available via Lazada or all Aesop stores from March 1. Wlazada.com.my
Biossance Squalene + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum
For those suffering from bumpy, rough or dull skin, try Biossance’s latest night serum – formulated with 10% lactic acid to improve cell turnover, leaving a healthy glow overnight. As an AHA, lactic acid also serves to exfoliate and resurface the skin for visibly smoother and more even-toned skin. At the same time, the serum features squalene to deliver moisture and lock-in hydration, as well as clover to protect the skin against pollution, blue light exposure and harmful UV rays.
Available now at all Sephora stores, Sephora app and online. W sephora.my
Chanel Perles et Eclats de Chanel
Say hello to luminous skin with Chanel’s new makeup collection for Spring 2021. Inspired by Japanese Akoya pearls, the collection revolves around a colour palette that glows with every shade of white and pink, with the occasional deep aubergine recalling Tahitian pearls. The full collection comprises of a PERLES DES LUMIERE highlighting powder, two BAUME ESSENTIEL complexion sticks, a LES 4 OMBRES 374 Allure et Éclat eyeshadow palette, two STYLO OMBRE ET CONTOUR sticks, four ROUGE COCO lipsticks and a ROUGE ALLURE, as well as two LE VERNIS nail polishes. Each designed with a unique luster to enhance the complexion, this collection is perfect for achieving that natural “my skin but better” look, but with pinkish undertones.
Available at CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty Boutiques and counters, as well as via Home Delivery Service from March 1. W chanel.com
Calvin Klein Eternity Cologne for Him and Eau Fresh for Her
Ideal for couples (or singles, no rules here) with a love of the outdoors, Calvin Klein’s new ETERNITY fragrances for Him and Her are playfully reimagined to celebrate the spirit of eternal love. The ETERNITY Eau Fresh For Her is a romantic, floral scent with top notes of pear, blackcurrant and bergamot; a heart of peony, rose absolute and jasmine absolute; and a drydown of patchouli, musk and amber. On the other hand, the ETERNITY Cologne For Him offers a fresh, masculine scent that opens with ginger essential oil, Noreenal (aldehyds) and juniper berries before deepening into an vegetal combination of lentisk, bourbon geranium and cardamom. Finally, an earthy base of moss accord offers a lingering warmth.
Available at major departmental stores and online at Zalora from March 1. W zalora.com.my
Coach X Sephora Collection
Fashion collides with beauty in an exclusive partnership between Coach and Sephora Collection, resulting in a whimsical collection that’s equal parts fashionable and fun. The collaboration consists of seven limited-edition makeup products featuring Coach’s most recognisable emblems, including the Sculpted C logo, the tea rose wildflower and house’s mascots: Rexy the dinosaur, Sharky the shark, and Uni the unicorn. The mascots double as bag charms and eyeshadow palettes, each offering a mix of buttery mattes, bold metallics and soft shimmers to play around with for the eyes and face. Meanwhile, the Tea Rose range includes a brush set, a lip gloss set, eye masks and a nail set that comes with cute mascot stickers for customisation.
Available at all Sephora stores, the Sephora app and online from March 2. W sephora.my
Dior Backstage Face & Body Powder-No-Powder
If you’re a fan of the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation, chances are you’ll like its new compact powder counterpart. Designed with a unique, innovative texture to specifically avoid an unwanted powdery effect (hence the name), the product claims to blur imperfections, even out the skin tone and leave a matte luminous finish. It can be used alone, as a bronzer or together with the liquid foundation, with 40 shades to match. Apply a single layer for a light coverage, or build it up to three layers for extra coverage.
Available at Dior boutiques from March 1. W dior.com
Diptyque Orpheon Eau de Parfum
Following the launch of the Dancing Ovals collection, Diptyque unveils the second chapter of its 60th anniversary celebration in the form of a new eau de parfum, Diptyque Orpheon. Conceived (and named) in tribute to a night bar adjoining the first diptyque boutique, the fragrance honours the place where the Maison’s three founders’ forged their friendship. The scent evokes the long lost memory of the space, where wooden furniture meet with hints of tobacco from fine cigars and pipes, and sharp notes of juniper berries and lemon from the drinks served blend in with the scent of women. The result: a fresh, floral, sensual and woody fragrance that’s gender-free.
Available at the Diptyque Pavilion KL boutique and KENS Apothecary outlets from March 15. W kensapothecary.com.my
Jo Malone London Blossoms collection
To welcome the spring season, Jo Malone London has released two new fragrances as part of the Blossoms collection. Both launches are created to celebrated the beauty of the hibiscus flower: Yellow Hibiscus is a juicy, light and floral fragrance, whilst Red Hibiscus debuts as a vivid, solar floral scent. The latter is also the fragrance house’s first Blossom Cologne Intense. These are joined by a returning Frangipani Flower and Nashi Blossom, whereas the signature Nectarine Blossom & Honey fragrance now comes in a limited-edition body mist.
Available at Jo Malone London boutiques from March 2021. W jomalone.com.my
REN Radiance Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream
Tackle those dark eye circles and puffiness with REN Clean Skincare’s new eye cream that’s made with elderberry flower extract and glycogen to neutralise free radicals that trigger dark circles and help retain moisture, respectively. Formulated with 95% natural-origin ingredients with no added fragrance, it’s safe for sensitive skin, especially around the delicate eye area, and has been proven to brighten under-eyes in just 7 days. Plus, the packaging is made from 87% Infinity Recycling material, thus reducing the demand for new plastic in the long run.
Available at KENS Apothecary boutiques and online store. W kensapothecary.com.my
Catch up on more exciting launches from last month’s wishlist here.