This cult Japanese beauty brand has a holistic approach to skincare by stimulating skin’s innate ability to balance and heal itself. The makeup range is no different, with hydrating botanical oils included in the formulation. Foundations are made with 80 percent natural ingredients including argan and tea seed oil to keep skin moisturised, while boosting its resilience with antioxidants.
Balancing Cleansing Oil, $68 (200 ml).
Flawless Ethereal Fluid Foundation, $75 (30 ml).
Whisper Gloss for Eyes, $45.
Velvet Lust Lipstick, $48.
After months of teasing, FENTY BEAUTY has finally hit stores. The focus of the collection is skin, and the highlight is a 40-shade foundation range, which means there is definitely one that will match your skin. Commenting on the PRO FILT’R Soft Matte Foundation, $50, Rihanna said: “I wanted the foundation to look like perfect skin, not like makeup on skin.” Besides foundation, there are also contour and highlighting sticks, blusher, and a range of mattifying products in handy hexagonal packaging that fits easily into your purse.
Invisimatte Blotting Powder, $44.
PRO FILT’R Soft Matte Foundation in N220, $50.
KILLAWATT Highlighter Duos in Lightning Dust & Fire Crystal, $50.
MATCH STIX Matte Skinstick in Linen, $37.
Dr. Barbara Sturm
From the creator who also brought us vampire facials and blood creams, Dr Barbara Sturm takes a three-pronged approach to anti-ageing skincare – reducing inflammation in the skin, extending the telomere of chromosomes in order to increase its lifespan, and increasing skin hydration. Her skincare line centres around a key ingredient Purslane, an anti-inflammatory medicine rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, a-linolenic acid and antioxidants, which is able to calm and heal skin.
Hyaluronic Acid, US$263 (30 ml).
Sun Drops SPF 50, US$120 (30 ml).
Dr Barbara Sturm + Monika Blunder Anti-Aging Primer, US$86 (30 ml)
Deep Hydrating Mask, US$135 (50 ml).
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