January beauty launches to know about

The new year is looking bright with new beauty launches from YSL, Make Up For Ever, Caudalie and more

YSL Beauté 

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YSL has extended the shade range of its holy grail Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte lipsticks. Inspired by fire, the six new incandescent shades of reds, oranges and nude browns were formulated to highlight the complexion and add luminosity. Weightless, flawlessly smooth and ultra-rich in pigment, this is a must-have finishing touch for all your looks.

Make Up For Ever

Make Up For Ever continues to celebrate boundless creative freedom with the debut of four new Artist Bronzers. Silk-soft and shimmer-free, the bronzing powders flatter skin with a fresh, healthy glow of colour that can be tailored to the intensity you like. That’s not all to Make Up For Ever this month. Their Rouge Artist lipsticks now come in a velvet collection, featuring a range of seven rich nudes – imagined by pros to flatter every skin tone and undertone – in a soft matte finish. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, it promises to keep your lips hydrated all day long while delivering intense pigment and volume.


Photo: Caudalie

Caudalie’s viral Resveratrol-Lift Instant Firming Serum has undergone an upgrade. Infused with the new plant-derived Vegan Collagen I, which encourages better absorption and a deeper and faster penetration than animal-origin collagen – along with hyaluronic acid, a vegan collagen booster and Caudalie’s patented resveratrol – this remastered serum is now three times more effective than retinol against ageing, lifting and firming with even greater vigilance.

Rituals Cosmetics

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Inspired by the ancient tales of Chinese imperial dragons and their mythical powers and strengths, Rituals Cosmetics latest winter limited edition, called The Legend of the Dragon, is about awakening your inner dragon and freeing its true potential. The collection – made up of an invigorating shower foam, revitalising body scrub, soothing scented candle, eau de parfum and more – features captivating scents of plum and cedar wood to refresh, brighten and energise your soul.


For the year of the Dragon, SK-II has reinvented its award-winning bestseller in an exciting first-time collaboration with global lifestyle house Maison Kitsuné. The beloved SK-II PITERA™ Essence, made with 90% PITERA™ to smooth, hydrate and increase luminosity, is now rendered in a chic pink hue and fronted by the iconic Yogi Fox.


Photo: Fresh

Fresh’s much-loved Kombucha Antioxidant Treatment Essence, Tea Elixir Skin Resilience Activating Serum, and Black Tea Advanced Age Renewal Cream is now available in a Chinese New Year limited edition. Inspired by the vigor embodied by the dragon, the three new bottles, adorned in colours of red for good fortune and luck, depict a soaring dragon among the clouds as a portrayal of auspiciousness.


Photo: M19Minus

Immerse yourself in the pinnacle of alpine floral rejuvenation with M19Minus’s new Resurrection Petal-Perfect Stemask. Packed with regal botanicals like the “king of alpine repair” edelweiss flower, “the antioxidant dominatrix” Himalayan snow lotus, and the “queen of calm and clarity” rosa damascena flower, this no-rinse-mask is meant to infuse your skin with unrivalled rejuvenating capabilities. Brighter, smoother and more revitalised skin is just 20 minutes.

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