Beauty buzz: This new shade of Laura Mercier’s famous setting powder is perfect for Asian skin, Supreme breaks beauty with Pat McGrath Labs


By Redzhanna Jazmin

Beauty buzz: This new shade of Laura Mercier’s famous setting powder is perfect for Asian skin, Supreme breaks beauty with Pat McGrath Labs

From brand new collections and collaborations to grand openings, August has been an exciting month in the beauty game. Ahead, catch up on all things beauty from this month!

Estée Lauder Introduces New Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex

If you’re looking for a product that turns back the clock, look no further than Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Multi-Recovery Complex. The formulation works to reduce the signs of ageing, protect the skin from environmental damage and hydrate the skin. How does it do this? Well, with a little help from the brand’s breakthrough new Chronolux Power Signal Technology, of course!

The best news? Your skin will look visibly younger and revitalised in just three weeks. See for yourself—it’s available now at all Estée Lauder beauty counters.

Le Labo Fragrances’ City Exclusive Collection is available in Malaysia for the first time ever

In case you didn’t know, Le Labo’s City Exclusive Collection is a beautiful set of scents engineered to capture the essence of a few cities around the world. The catch? Each scent is only available in the city they belong to and nowhere else—as they put it, “no online shipping, no exceptions”. However, once a year, the entire City Exclusive Collection is made available across a selection of Le Labo boutiques: This is the City Exclusive event.

This year marked the first time this event took place in Malaysia, allowing us all to get our hands on the rare collection without needing to travel (it works out, in this pandemic).

Pat McGrath Labs collaborates with Supreme

Cult streetwear brand Supreme has made everything from clothing to literal bricks, and it looks like they’re now setting their eyes on the beauty game. That’s right—the latest shade of McGrath’s cult-favourite MatteTrance lipstick is called ‘Supreme’; a cool blue-red packaged in a Supreme-emblazoned gold bullet.

This collaboration marks the streetwear brand’s first venture into the beauty world, and we have to say, it’s looking promising.

Lancôme announces their new Southeast Asia Regional brand ambassador

Of course, the new face is none other than Malaysian actress, entrepreneur and TV host Neelofa. As described by Lancôme, Neelofa is “a universal beauty that embodies what we value most: strength, independence, determination, and positivity.”

The news has been met with lots of pride from fellow Malaysians, and we must concur—it’s lovely to finally see more local representation on a global scale!

The History of Whoo releases a special edition of their best-selling Bichup First Moisture Anti-Aging Essence

You may already be familiar with the brand’s First Moisture Anti-Ageing Essence—it’s one of the leading miracle anti-aging treatments on the market right now. Their seventh special edition incorporates delicate peony and Yi-Gi Medicine in its formulation—a switch-up from the regular lotus and chrysanthemum lineup of previous years.

To celebrate the release, The History of Whoo is launching a temporary pop-up store from 31 August to 6 September. Score yourself the Anti-Aging Essence at KLCC Ground Floor, Ampang Sky Light.

Laura Mercier launches a brand new shade of their infamous Translucent Loose Setting Powder

It’s aptly called Honey—can you guess why? This medium, yellow-toned powder is the perfect complement to medium skin tones. Its formula remains as impressive as its previous iterations, allowing for a flawless, buildable finish that doesn’t budge in humidity.

The only difference is that the yellow base means that we’ve finally found a setting powder that doesn’t leave a white cast over the skin (however slight). Ideal!

Beauty & Co has opened a new branch in The Gardens Mall

The aesthetic clinic and beauty co-working space for beauticians and skin specialists has opened their doors in their newest location at the start of this month. We had the chance to scope out the space which, by the way, is equipped with some real heavy-duty aesthetic equipment. On a separate note, there was even a little concert courtesy of their VIP clinic patron, Dato Sri Siti Nurhaliza—dreamy!

Head to the fourth floor of The Gardens Mall to bask in the Instagrammable decor, or pamper yourself with one of the many aesthetic treatments they offer at the B Clinic!

Gucci Beauty arrives in Johor Bahru

If you step into the Sogo Southkey Mall, you’ll probably spot the new kid on the block. The counter features the brand’s latest beauty and fragrance ventures, including the brand-new Poudre De Beauté Éclat Soleil and the huge array of Gucci Beauty Rouge lipsticks.

In celebration of the launch, the brand has shared a specially commissioned illustration of the counter, illustrated by the local artist Wabiko.

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