Another month, another set of beauty products to add to our wishlist and potentially our shopping cart.
May is coming in strong with a slew of fresh drops worth taking note of, including limited-edition collections for the avid beauty collectors. We’re seeing new fragrances from the likes of Kate Spade New York and Bvlgari, and more makeup thanks to luxury houses such as Dior Beauty, Burberry Beauty and Gucci Beauty. Skincare isn’t forgotten, with launches from both K-beauty brands (Dr. Jart) and Western labels (Dermalogica) alike.
Dive into our top picks that you’ll want on your vanity this month below.
Kate Spade New York fragrance
Meet the new house signature namesake fragrance from Kate Spade New York, embodying the joyous, youthful spirit of the brand in a feminine scent. Created by Perfumer Marie Salamagne, the floral-fruity fragrance encapsulates the colourful and carefree nature of a wild strawberry, which opens the perfume alongside citrusy bergamot. A floral heart of rose essence and freesia evokes femininity, whilst the drydown of ambroxan and cashmeran adds depth and confidence. It is housed in an elegant, curvy bottle with an enamel ring at the base of the cap, featuring the brand’s signature pink tone complemented by three gold spades.
Available nationwide at major departmental stores and zalora.my from April 2021.
Kiehl’s Limited-Edition Commemorative Collection
In conjunction with the brand’s 170th anniversary, Kiehl’s is launching a limited-edition commemorative collection offering its best-selling formulas of all time, namely the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Ultra Facial Cream, Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner, and Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. The exclusive collection comes in new white and gold-accented glass packaging, highlighting its ongoing commitment towards sustainability using more eco-conscious materials.
Available online for 3 days only from 14th May to 16th May 2021, before arriving in-store from 17th May 2021 onwards.
Gucci Beauty Rouge de Beaute Brilliant
Forget dry lips from wearing too much lipstick with Gucci Beauty’s new Rouge de Beaute Brilliant collection, featuring a hybrid formula that offers the moisture of a balm and pigmentation of a lipstick. Combining flower oils, fruit butters, and hyaluronic acid, the innovative lip product claims to impart colour, moisture and shine for up to 24 hours. It comes in a range of vibrant hues with a creamy texture that highlights the natural outline of the lips, giving it the appearance of a fuller pout.
Available from at Gucci Beauty KLCC from 7 April and Sogo South Key Mall from 15 April onwards.
Dr Jart Cicapair™ Re-Cover Cream SPF 40/PA++
Not ready to go back to putting on makeup? Skip that with Dr Jart’s Cicapair™ colour-changing cream that’s designed to help neutralise redness and cover blemishes by adjusting to your skin tone. Formulated with Centella Asiatica and SPF40/PA++, it also soothes sensitive and irritated skin, while providing sun protection. It can be used as a base under makeup or used on its own for a natural coverage after applying toner and serum.
Available now at all Sephora stores and sephora.my.
Burberry Beauty Ultimate Glow Foundation and Cushion
Are you team liquid foundation or cushion foundation? Whichever you prefer, Burberry Beauty’s latest foundation launches have you covered. The new Ultimate Glow formula blends skincare and makeup to deliver a serum-like texture that feels lightweight on the skin, yet delivers a full-coverage finish. With ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, viola extracts and antioxidant-rich white tea extracts, it helps to plump and smooth the skin – leaving you with a glowy complexion for up to 24 hours.
Available at Parkson Pavilion and Sogo KL from 15th April onwards.
Bvlgari OMNIA Capsule Edition by Mary Katrantzou
As part of its next chapter of the “Serpenti Through The Eyes Of” saga, Bvlgari has teamed up with London-based Greek designer Mary Katrantzou to create the OMNIA Capsule Edition by Mary Katrantzou. Collaborating with Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas, Katrantzou developed an exclusive new OMNIA fragrance – a floral Eau de Parfum echoing the fashion designer’s maximalist style and creative vision. Like the kaleidoscopic bottle it is housed in, the scent is composed of a vibrant mix of florals including gardenia and orange blossom, with top notes of mandarin and fig leaves. Three iconic OMNIA scents – OMNIA Crystalline, OMNIA Amethyste and OMNIA Coral — have also been refreshed to accompany the new EDP, each featuring lush designs underscoring its key floral ingredient.
Dior Beauty Rouge Star Edition
Paying tribute to the world of film, the House of Dior has released a limited-edition capsule of its most iconic lipsticks. The Rouge Dior Star Edition comes in five dazzling shades curated by Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, ranging from nude, pink, orange and red. They feature a suave matte look and velvet finish, with stars engraved onto the bullet. Formulated with red peony, pomegranate flower and shea butter, it helps to protect, smooth and nourish your lips while delivering a couture-ready lip look.
Available at Dior Beauty boutiques and counters from May 2021.
Dermalogica Clear Start Cooling Aqua Jelly
For those struggling with acne-prone skin, Dermalogica has just launched a cool new skin-refining jelly moisturiser to seal in moisture without clogging your pores. It contains bioflavonoid complex, a retinol-like ingredient that helps regulate sebum production; hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate the skin; blue tansy flower oil and blueberry extract to calm and soothe the skin; and blue algae extract to further nourish the skin. Plus, its unique texture leaves a dewy glow without looking greasy or shiny.
Available now at sephora.my and Sephora in-app.
BITE Beauty Daycation Whipped Blush
This clean, vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand arrives on our shores for the first time this month, bringing its cult-favourite superfood-fuelled lip and eye products along with it. At the top of our wishlist from the brand is the new Daycation Whipped Blush, its first cream blush. Formulated with superfood papaya extract to promote glowing skin, it comes in 4 easy-to-apply luminous shades with a lightweight, whipped texture. It’s housed in an adorable, pocket-sized tottle nozzle that’s travel-friendly for easy, non-sticky fingertip application on-the-go.
BITE Beauty launches at sephora.my from May 13, 2021.
Bobbi Brown Glowing Pink
If you love the brand’s Highlighting Powder in Pink Glow, you’ll want a piece of Bobbi Brown’s new Glowing Pink collection. The full range comprises of two lip tints, an eyeshadow quad, a liquid face highlighter, and of course, the iconic highlighting powder – all arriving in limited-edition pink packaging. All eye, lip and face products feature the universally flattering, lit-from-within shade, allowing you to achieve the ultimate glowing pink makeup look.
Available at Bobbi Brown counters from May 2021.
Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Evening Mist
You’ve heard of pillow sprays, but have you heard of a pre-pillow facial mist for a good night’s sleep? Omorovicza’s new Queen of Hungary Evening Mist puts the beauty in beauty sleep with its repair-enhancing actives and calming lavender extract that helps to soothe and nourish the skin, undoing free-radical damage caused by modern aggressors such as blue light while promoting a restful slumber. Inspired by the Queen of Hungary Water, the world’s first recorded perfume made in the 14th century, this evening mist promises an indulgent veil to restore your skin as you sleep.
Available at KENS Apothecary Bangsar Shopping Centre, Bangsar Village II, One Utama, KLCC and The Gardens, as well as online from 17th May 2021.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieous Dry Oil
Parisian cosmetics brand NUXE makes its comeback in Malaysia, offering ultra-sensorial face and body products based on patented botanical active ingredients. For the uninitiated, the brand’s Huile Prodigieuse® Dry Oil is the no. 1 oil in French pharmacies, touted for nourishing and repairing the face, body and hair. Made with 7 botanical oils and vitamin E, the iconic oil infuses the skin with long-lasting moisture, leaving a silky finish and addictive fragrance.
Discover more new beauty launches in last month’s wishlist here.
Photos courtesy of respective brands