As we’re swept up in Christmas shopping and holiday festivities, it’s tough to keep up with the number of new releases coming out day after day.
That is why we’ve rounded up some of the newest releases, so you can narrow down your options and welcome the New Year with fresh treats.
From skincare to makeup and fragrances, there’s a little bit of everything to please any beauty enthusiast.
Alpha-H Liquid Gold Glycolic Acid Tonic
The tonic from Alpha-H is an exfoliating product that contains glycolic acid. It gently removes dead skin cells to reveal a fresh, glowing complexion while reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and smoothing uneven texture.
Licorice extract is also present in the formula and helps to regulate melanin production to assist in reducing pigmentation as well as provide soothing and antioxidant properties.
It retails for RM90 on Sephora.
Biossance Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser
A gentle, soothing gel cleanser, it removes impurities and makeup without drying the skin. Formulated with non-stripping ingredients, it soothes and removes remnants of pore-clogging environmental debris.
The presence of squalane mimics the body’s natural hydrating oils to provide weightless moisture deep into the skin. What’s great is that it is also formulated for all skin types.
It retails for RM125 on Sephora.
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Glycolic Body Lotion
This supercharged body lotion has a blend of 10% AHAs to gently exfoliate and restore dull and uneven areas while simultaneously hydrating the skin with plant oils, moisturising butters, and barrier-supporting electrolytes. It also helps strengthen the skin’s barrier and is formulated at a slightly acidic pH of 3.5.
It retails for RM110 on Sephora.
RMS Beauty Kakadu Evening Beauty Elixir Face Oil
Powered by Kakadu fruit, which is a plum grown wild in abundance across the top end of Northern and Western Australia. This rejuvenating night serum brightens and repairs the skin to deliver a glowing, smooth complexion.
All you have to do is apply three to four drops in the evening to clean, damp skin and slowly massage it onto your face and neck. Gently pat around the undereye and lids, and you’re done.
It retails for RM219 on Sephora.
Wishful Yo Glow Gingerbread Latte Scrub
If you’re as obsessed with cinnamon as we are (and you aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to Christmas just yet), you’re going to love this scrub. This sweet treat milky scrub is perfect for both yourself and a loved one to pamper their skin with.
Suitable for all skin types, this lightweight scrub gently buffs away dead skin cells without stripping your skin for the perfect makeup base.
It retails for RM95 on Sephora.
Ciate London x Jessica Rabbit Glitter Storm Lipstick
Some fictional characters have such a sense of style. When we think of sensual cartoon characters, Jessica Rabbit is definitely one of them, which is why we got super excited when we saw this collaboration.
This creamy lipstick is inspired by Jessica Rabbit’s glittering red dress in the movie Roger Rabbit. It combines star-like pigments with a full-colour base for a hyper-shine and a shimmering finish. We know we’re going to look as fabulous as Jessica herself with this lipstick.
It retails for RM100 on Sephora.
ColourPop Blotted Lip
These lippies by ColourPop are simply irresistible and a must-have in your makeup collection. Not only is it creamy and sheer on your lips, but you can also continue building this buttery lip for extra coverage.
We’re in love with the shade Shook, which is a deep plum colour that has us quaking. It’s super easy to apply for an effortless, blotted look, so why not give these lippies a shot?
ColourPop Gone Matte Shadow Palette
Girls out there who love nude and matte shades are going to fall hard for this palette by ColourPop. It features 30 smooth, buttery matte shades in a range of warm to cool-toned nudes, peaches, beiges, taupes, pinks, mauves, and greys.
With just one palette, you could go from a smoky fox eye to an everyday natural look.
It retails for US$34 (~RM142.65) on ColourPop.
ColourPop Stay Jewel Shadow Palette
These shimmery eye palettes have us going gaga over them. The super cute collectable mini four-pan palettes feature shimmery metallic shades and creamy matte colours.
We’re fond of all the colour combinations here, especially the golden nudes in All That Topaz, which reminds us of shining New Year decorations.
Jade Thirlwall x Beauty Bay 42 Colour Palette
If you want a palette that has a little bit of every colour, look no further than this one. Inspired by Jade Thirlwall’s passion for astrology and spirituality, this palette features 42 blendable, long-lasting, and intense shades.
You can play with both celestial matte and crystalised shimmer shades to create stunning looks perfect for any occasion.
It retails for US$24.50 (~RM102.79) on Beauty Bay.
MAC Cosmetics Wave Your Wand Brush Kit
We know and love MAC Cosmetics for their lippies, but did you know they also released a holiday brush kit? In psychedelic patterns of pink, black, and white, these essential makeup brushes are the perfect tools for creating your next makeup look.
The set includes a flat foundation buffing brush, a dual-ended brow brush, a multi-purpose powder brush, and an eye bullet brush.
Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Rosé Eau De Parfum
If you adore floral scents, then you are going to love this exquisite perfume by Carolina Herrera. This perfume has top notes of champagne rose and pink pepper, middle notes of peachtree flower and rose bouquet, and base notes of queenwood and musk.
We also kind of dig the sleek, capsule-like shape of the perfume. It gives off a classic yet futuristic feel.
It retails for RM340 (50ml) on Sephora.
Chloé Signature Naturelle EDP
You’ll be glad to know that this new perfume by Chloé is vegan as it is formulated with 100% natural origin perfume, naturally derived alcohol, and water.
With no filters or artificial colouring, this perfume has top notes of citron and blackcurrant, middle notes of rose and neroli, and base notes of mimosa and cedar.
It retails at RM303 (30ml) and RM443 (50ml) on Sephora.
Jo Malone London Starlit Mandarin & Honey Cologne
An aromatic and fruity fragrance, this starlit bottle of perfume holds notes of mandarin, honey, and coumarin. The fragrance is great for those who love earthy, woody as well as warm and spicy scents – a worthy splurge, we’ll say.
It retails for RM590 (100ml) on Sephora.
Dr. Dennis Gross Spectralite FaceWare Pro Pewter
Black is always a classic colour that never goes out of style and the same is true for facial devices. Dr. Dennis Gross released a black version of their LED facial mask which allows you to treat your skin to a quick light therapy session in the comfort of your own home.
All you have to do is place the device over your head, adjust the strap, choose the light setting, and relax for three minutes before taking off the device and following up with the rest of your skincare routine.
It retails for RM2,041 on Sephora.
Foreo UFO 2 Black
Foreo’s latest facial treatment device has turned sleek and black. We really like the dark colouring of this UFO 2 as opposed to the regular blue and pink, as it’s an edgier take on their facial devices.
The UFO 2 has ultra-fast warming, cooling, and T-Sonic pulsations as well as eight LED light modes to infuse essence deep below your skin’s surface for enhanced ingredient penetration.
It retails for RM1,250 on Sephora.
Featured image credit: Drunk Elephant and Huda Beauty