What’s your game plan to stay fabulous before 2023 ends? Are you gearing up to take your skincare and makeup routine to the next level?
Whatever it may be, we hope these hottest beauty releases will help you slay in style and make your 2024 a smooth sail.
So, let’s spill the tea on what some of the top brands are bringing to the table this month and get ready to glam up your life!
From Aromatica, Gucci Beauty, Huda Beauty, and more, here’s everything that’s coming your way (and ours) this November!
P.S. Here’s what hit the shelves last month!
Hottest Beauty Releases – Skincare
Paula’s Choice 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum
Through clinical testing, this lightweight serum has been proven to help sustain Vitamin C within skin’s most uppermost layers for an extended period. It also effectively reduces oxidative stress, which is a leading cause of skin discolouration.
The pro-collagen formula visibly firms and improves the look of elasticity so you get advanced results—without irritation.
What’s even cooler? This serum is a champ for all skin types, so you can give it a whirl without any worries, even if your skin is as delicate as a dandelion!
This retails for RM305 on Paula’s Choice.
Elizabeth Arden White Tea Skin Solutions Gentle Purifying Cleanser
Elizabeth Arden is an iconic beauty brand that’s known for its timeless elegance and commitment to innovation has unveiled their latest skincare masterpiece, a clean and vegan purifying cleanser.
Harnessing the power of white tea, this facial cleanser is a non-stripping, refreshing gel formula with Myrtle leaf that dissolves impurities and instantly restores balance and soothes skin. Plus, it’s also gentle enough for even those with sensitive skin.
The star ingredient is its antioxidant-rich EGCC, an active molecule extracted from the tip of the leaves that produces white tea. It helps boost your skin’s vitality, strengthens the natural collagen as well as your skin’s own defence mechanism.
This retails for RM151 (125ml) at selected retailers such as Zalora, Lazada, Shopee, Parksons, Isetan, and Sogo Johor Bahru.
Kora Organics Plant Stem Cell Retinol Alternative Serum
Kora Organics has recently introduced its latest retinol alternative serum and we love everything about it!
Powered by plant-based ingredients like Bakuchiol, alfalfa extract, and antioxidant-rich Acai stem cell extract, this serum works tirelessly to counteract the effects of ageing caused by both external and internal factors.
With its certified organic formula, it delivers results similar to retinol without causing irritation. Additionally, it naturally nourishes, conditions, and hydrates the skin.
What we love the most about this retinol serum is that it’s designed for daily use and leaves your skin feeling consistently smooth and soft with each application.
Psst, we spoke to Miranda Kerr about this new launch.
This retails for RM340 (30ml) on Sephora.
Kora Organics Plant Stem Cell Retinol Alternative Moisturiser
Another retinol alternative from Kora Organics is the plant stem cell moisturiser. It carries the same rich ingredients as the serum, but with added Teff Peptide and Ceramide NP Blend that work to visibly tighten, plump, thoroughly hydrate and boost the skin’s natural barrier.
With 5x the active power of retinol, this nourishing moisturiser gently targets fine lines and wrinkles while supporting the skin with a boost of antioxidant-rich Acai Plant Stem Cells + a natural peptide, and ceramide blend.
So, you can definitely count on this for healthier, firmer, glowing skin without experiencing any skin irritation!
This will be available in November 2023 on Sephora.
Innisfree Energy Mask
Apart from its brand-new look, the Innisfree Energy Mask is your go-to solution to combat the signs of a long day!
This line of hypoallergenic daily sheet masks offers 10 different ingredients and a variety of formulas. Whether you’re seeking a light and refreshing experience or deep moisturisation, you can choose the perfect one to meet your skin’s unique needs for the day.
These sheet masks are crafted with lyocell, an ultra-fine fibre that ensures exceptional breathability and outstanding moisture retention. Plus, unlike some sheet masks that are intentionally oversized, the Innisfree Energy Mask is thoughtfully designed to be flexible, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit for every face shape.
This retails for RM11 (per mask) on Innisfree.
Innisfree Special Care Mask
Would you believe it when we say there’s a mask for your hands and feet? That’s right, Innisfree don’t believe that skincare only revolves around the face. Your hands and feet deserve some attention too.
Now, it is made possible, all thanks to Innisfree’s Special Care Masks. It’s formulated with seven different herbs, this mask is designed to deliver nourishing and restorative care to your hands and feet to leave them feeling soft, supple, and well cared for.
This retails for RM12 (per pack) on Innisfree.
Drunk Elephant’s Mama + Cub Lala Retro™ Duo (Holiday Limited Edition)
Designed to keep the holiday spirit alive, especially as the year-end festivities approach, Drunk Elephant’s holiday collection is all about nurturing your skin on the go, ensuring your skincare routine doesn’t take up too much space in your travel packing.
The collection features both full-sized and travel-sized versions of the Lala Retro Duo, enriched with African oils and a plant-ceramide complex. This dynamic duo offers intense hydration while strengthening the skin’s acid mantle, fortifying the barrier against the daily challenges of life.
Together, these products deliver deep hydration, enabling your skin to perform at its peak, no matter where your journey takes you.
This retails for RM295 on Sephora.
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair™ Intensive Soothing Repair Gel Cream
Start prepping your skin for the upcoming year with Dr. Jart+’s Cicapair™ Intensive Soothing Repair Gel Cream!
This lightweight gel-type cream can be your go-to daily hydration solution, perfect for sensitive skin and beyond.Not only does it quench your skin’s thirst, but it also acts as a protective shield against external aggressors by intensively repairing your skin barrier.
The magic continues as it works its soothing wonders, reducing visible redness and leaving your skin comfortable, healthy, and rejuvenated.
This retails for RM215 on Sephora.
Glow Recipe Smooth Skin Dreams™ Duo (Holiday Limited Edition)
Look and feel your best no matter where your adventures take you with this travel-friendly skincare from Glow Recipe.
Featuring a combination of BHA and AHA, this kit is your secret weapon for refining your pores both instantly and over time, all while preventing pesky blemishes.
The Strawberry Smooth BHA+AHA Salicylic Serum is a true skin superhero with its 10% Clarity Acid Complex, including salicylic and mandelic acid, to visibly clarify, soothe, and help prevent breakouts. While the Strawberry BHA Pore-Smooth Blur Drops, acts as an instant skin-savers, powered by mattifying tapioca and encapsulated BHA, ensuring an immediate pore-blurring effect.
This retails for RM116 on Sephora.
La Mer The Moisture Radiance Collection Set
La Mer is one of the best skincare products in the beauty world, and their Moisture Radiance Collection Set is a game-changer.
This dynamic duo, featuring the Treatment Lotion and Crème de La Mer, works to energise and hydrate your skin. The Treatment Lotion primes your skin with its fast-absorbing hydrogel texture, ensuring all-day hydration and optimising the benefits of subsequent treatments.
Crème de La Mer, on the other hand, immerses your skin in deep moisture, healing dryness, and visibly softening lines and wrinkles. It’s the key to a radiant transformation, day and night.
This retails for RM1,820 on Sephora.
Hottest Beauty Releases – Makeup
Ombre d’Hermès Eyeshadow
Designed by the one and only Pierre Hardy, this quartet of eyeshadows comes in six colou r palettes, offering various avenues of creative expression for the eyes.
Whether you’re looking to create a natural look or desire something a little more intense or a sophisticated look, these palettes can help you achieve your desired look every single time you use them.
All of these shades can be used individually or combined to create a subtle, seamless blend of shadows that enhance your eye makeup.
This retails for RM630 at Hermés boutique, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, and Hermés Beauty counters in Parkson.
Sephora Best Skin Ever Matte Powder Foundation
If you have oily skin, you’ll be excited to know that Sephora has introduced a mattifying powder foundation that will give you an instant, fresh matte complexion.
This matte compact foundation has a silky and airy texture that blends instantly with the skin, allowing it to breathe.
After a single application, you’ll notice how smooth your skin looks and feels. Additionally, it visibly reduces pores and fine lines. Not only that, it comes in 24 shades and provides medium to high coverage with a weightless finish.
This retails for RM87 on Sephora.
Trait d’Hermés Mascara
Who said mascaras should only be in black shades? Hermes has proven that mascara can come in a variety of colours with a collection of six stunning shades.
These shades are inspired by the iconic colours of Ombre d’Hermès Eyeshadows, designed to intensify the eyes and enhance your overall look.
Its innovative wand ensures easy application and precise lash definition, giving you a vibrant look while also providing a captivating and unique touch to your eye makeup.
This retails for RM393 at Hermés boutique, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, and Hermés Beauty counters in Parkson.
Fenty Beauty Icon Velvet Liquid Lipstick
Get luxe and lasting lip colour in six new creamy shades of Rihanna’s most iconic lip product.
This long-lasting, velvet-matte formula treats your lips like royalty, never leaving them high and dry. With just one swipe, you’ll achieve total lip perfection and its doe-foot applicator makes precision a breeze.
Expanding the original lineup to include more neutrals, a new red, and our very first berry shade just in time for the new season, Fenty Icon Velvet Liquid Lipstick is sure to make you fall in love with a new kind of matte.
This retails for RM140 on Sephora.
Huda Beauty Easy Bake and Snatch Pressed Brightening and Setting Powder
Bake and brighten your complexion with Huda Beauty’s pressed powder that’s available in eight stunning shades! With just a few dabs of the pressed powder, it effortlessly brightens and uplifts the under-eye area.
Created for precise brightening, the Easy Bake and Snatch Pressed Brightening and Setting Powder allow you to instantly elevate your facial features as you accentuate, sculpt, and contour your chosen areas.
For added convenience, a precision sponge is included with this powder, making it a breeze to brighten and discreetly conceal imperfections, resulting in a flawlessly filtered appearance for your skin.
This retails for RM186 on Sephora.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette Mini
Exclusively available at Sephora, Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) needs no introduction. Any makeup enthusiast worth their salt would know ABH, and if you don’t, well, allow us to introduce a product that will leave you smitten.
Ideal for both makeup pros and novices alike, this mini eyeshadow palette boasts nine fully pigmented shades, including neutral, cool-toned mattes and metallics.
Its easy-to-blend formula offers versatility, allowing you to create everything from subtle to dramatic eye looks.
This retails for RM160 on Sephora.
Estée Lauder Stellar Lipstick Collection Set (Holiday Limited Edition)
The holiday vibes are creeping in, and we can’t help but drool over Estée Lauder’s limited edition lipstick set!
This lipstick lineup is absolutely stellar, featuring five full-size shades that makes the perfect gift for any lipstick lover or a little indulgence for yourself.
From celestial nude to the sizzling garnet desire, what’s not to adore about this collection? These lipsticks are like a dream – super creamy, sensually soft, and ultra-smooth, offering the kind of full coverage you’ll fall head over heels for!
This limited edition lipstick set brings you five fantastic shades:
- Celestial Nude (Mauve with a warm undertone and creme finish)
- Constellation Rose (Amid tone rose with a neutral undertone and creme finish)
- Half Moon (A dusty mauve with a neutral undertone and creme finish)
- Shooting Star (A burnt apricot with a warm undertone and matte finish)
- Garnet Desire (A burnt red with a warm undertone and matte finish)
This retails for RM350 on Sephora.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Party Palettes Cheek Set (Holiday Limited Edition)
Whether you’re considering giving it as a gift or treating yourself, this collection will have everyone looking absolutely stunning throughout the holiday season.
It’s like a party in a palette! These 3-in-1 palettes are your go-to makeup product for a full face of fabulousness that covers everything from sculpting, blushing, and getting that radiant glow, all without breaking a sweat.
Plus, they come with a full-size mirror and slim packaging that’s perfect for you to slip into your party clutch.
Here’s what you’ll find in this fantastic set:
- Everyday Essentials Amazonian Clay Face Palette
- Sunkissed Showstoppers Amazonian Clay Face Palette
- Romantic Roses Amazonian Clay Face Palette
So, get ready to dazzle and shine this holiday season with these must-have palettes!
This retails for RM185 on Sephora.
Fenty Beauty Icon Semi-Matte Refillable Lipstick Set (Holiday Limited Edition)
Are you ready to slay the holiday season?
Fenty Beauty Icon Semi-Matte Refillable Lipstick Set (Holiday Limited Edition), featuring an exclusive Fenty Icon Lipstick shade, a stylish case, and a key clip with a wrist strap for a touch of glamour is perfect to carry wherever you go.
This retails for RM160 on Sephora.
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lipstick (Holiday Limited Edition)
We love everything about the year end because that’s when you’ll be able to get exclusive and limited edition collections!
If you’re looking for a lipstick that makes a statement everything you use it, try your head over to this one from Bobbi Brown. It’s a bold red lipstick that gives you a full coverage that’s infused with flower extracts to help nourish, condition, and soften your lips.
This retails for RM165 on Sephora.
Clinique Glow To Go Cheek Pop Palette (Limited Edition 2023)
Slay the end of the year with this Cheek Pop palette from Clinique, and get ready to shine in style!
This palette is all about giving you that radiant, buildable colour that pops. Start with the classic Cheek Pop for a burst of bright, vibrant hues. Then, try the Cheek Pop Pearl for a stunning blush-highlighter combo, delivering sheer, luminous colour that’ll make you glow.
And if you’re after that natural golden shine, this palette’s highlighter has got you covered with its light-reflecting shimmer.
This retails for RM210 on Sephora.
Hottest Beauty Releases – Hair and Body Care
Aromatica Quinoa Protein Shampoo
We’ve heard of oats infused hair care products, but this quinoa protein shampoo by Aromatica takes hair care to a whole new level!
If you’re wondering what makes this shampoo so great, let us break it down for you.
Designed to tackle dry, brittle, and damaged hair, Aromatica’s quinoa shampoo is formulated to target damage caused by regular use of heat styling and the loss of Cell Membrane Complex (CMC).
This vegan shampoo, rich in plant-based proteins contains quinoa seeds, pracaxia, almonds and baobab trees that provides natural strength for lustrous hair. Its triple protein formula deeply nourishes each layer of the hair and also helps with hair loss from within.
So, if you’re tired of dull, brittle hair, Aromatica’s Quinoa Protein Shampoo might just be your new hair care secret.
This retails for RM115 on Sephora.
Aromatica Quinoa Protein Hair Ampoule
Introducing another fantastic hair care product from the well-established brand, Aromatica – their Protein Hair Ampoule.
This hair ampoule is a convenient, on-the-go spray-on cream mist that packs a serious punch of moisture and nourishment. Its star ingredients include quinoa, coconut oil, three types of seed oils, and tamarind seed polysaccharide.
What does all that mean for your hair? It means that this ampoule works wonders by instantly making your damaged hair feel softer and by deeply nourishing every layer of your locks.
For best results, it is recommended to be used right after the Quinoa Protein Shampoo.
This retails for RM95 on Sephora.
Quai Get-A-Ouai Kit (Holiday Limited Edition)
Care for your crown with the Get-a-Ouai kit, featuring limited-edition travel sizes of three hair care essentials that will have your locks looking their absolute best after every single use.
Inside, you’ll find the Detox Shampoo Travel Size for deep cleansing, the Scalp & Body Scrub St. Barts Travel Size for exfoliating, and the Hair Oil Travel Size for that essential shine boost.
It’s your secret to hair that’s healthy, rejuvenated, and radiantly beautiful.
This retails for RM175 on Sephora.
Coco & Eve Hair Rejuve Kit (Holiday Limited Edition)
If you have dry or oily hair, this Coco & Eve Hair Rejuve Kit is your hair’s new best friend. This limited-edition power trio includes a Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner, the iconic Coconut & Fig Mask, and the Miracle Hair Elixir.
These haircare superheroes work together to unleash vibrant, healthy, nourished, and frizz-free locks.
Packed with nutrient-rich botanicals, this transformative kit is your go-to for revitalising and protecting your hair, ensuring it looks its best every day.
This retails for RM219 on Sephora.
Sigi Skin Calming Breeze Body Wash
Sigi Skin, a vegan superfood-infused skincare brand from Singapore just released their first-ever body care product, and we can’t wait to share the details with you!
With a calming musk scent and hints of refreshing buttery peach, this body wash from Sigi Skin is everything you need to preserve your skin’s youthfulness and strengthen it.
It’s expertly crafted with a harmonious blend of superfood key ingredients that nourishes, repair and protect your skin such as Alfalfa, Verbascoside (a plant stem cell found in lilac plants that helps regulate sebum production), Glycerin (to strengthen the skin barrier and lock in hydration within the skin’s layers).
This luxurious, spa-like body wash caters to all skin types, including those with dry and sensitive skin. You’ll also be happy to know that this vegan-friendly body wash is gentle for kids and safe for eczema-prone skin, making it a perfect choice for everyone.
This retails for RMRM149 (326ml) on Sigi Skin.
Sol De Janeiro Bom Dia Bright™ Clarifying AHA BHA Body Wash
We love everything about the Sol De Janeiro Bom Dia Bright™ Clarifying AHA BHA Body Wash.
This daily body wash is infused with gentle fruit-derived Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Salicylic Acid to clarify pores, leaving your skin feeling clean, soft, and rejuvenated. The sulphate-free formula provides a balanced, glowing complexion and a warm, sultry scent.
Gently exfoliating, it helps break down pore-clogging oils and smooth skin texture without stripping your skin.
It leaves your skin soft and touchable, preventing skin congestion, ingrown hairs, and bumps (including strawberry skin). Plus, it’s lightly scented with Cheirosa 40, the signature fragrance of Bom Dia Bright™ Body Cream.
This retails for RM128 on Sephora.
Hottest Beauty Releases – Fragrances
Cast a spell on your senses with this fragrance from Penhaligon’s.
This spicy, smoky blend is a smooth operator. Housed in a striking red bottle adorned with a dragon’s head, this fragrance carries you on a journey through celestial empires, where the mystical breath of a dragon conjures an immersive essence of incense.
Expertly crafted, it harmoniously combines the warmth of sage, subtly balanced by the sweet embrace of tonka bean, infusing it with both depth and enduring allure.
This retails for RM1,320 at Escential’s flagship store at Suria KLCC.
Penhaligon’s Clandestine Clara
This fragrance embodies a spirit that’s rebellious, contradictory, independent, and unconventional. It gives a bold, boozy, smoky, and elegantly woody scent that’s not for the faint-hearted but is destined to captivate the senses of those who appreciate sophistication and daring adventures.
Clandestine Clara boasts a scent that seamlessly marries the intoxicating allure of rum, vanilla, and cinnamon with the deep, sensuous notes of musk and ambery patchouli.
This olfactory composition creates an inviting aura of warmth and opulence, leaving an impression of luxurious mystery.
This retails for RM1,3200 at Escential’s flagship store at Suria KLCC.
Gucci Beauty Bloom Intense Eau De Parfum (EDP)
Bloom your senses with the enchanting Gucci Beauty Bloom Intense EDP. This fragrance is a deep floral masterpiece inspired by the captivating allure of moonlight, encouraging you to embrace your true self.
This intoxicating deep floral scent is a symphony of Jasmine Bud extract and Tuberose, woven into an embodied essence. The fragrance intensifies the white floral blend with added sensuality. It opens with the radiant note of Orange Blossom Absolute, followed by the floral heart of Jasmine Sambac and Tuberose, enriched by the unique Lady of the Night.
The base, rooted in Patchouli Essence and Crystal Moss Accord, exudes deep perception and leaves a sensuous trail, certain to draw compliments.
This retails for RM530 on Sephora.
Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau De Parfum Duo Set (Holiday Limited Edition)
Feel good and smell good with the YSL limited edition fragrance. This luxurious gift set is the perfect treat for you or your loved ones.
The Y Eau De Parfum travel size allows you to take its captivating scent wherever you go. Y Eau de Parfum duo is a harmonious blend of light and dark fougère facets, epitomising elegance, sensuality, and strength.
The fragrance unfolds with invigorating notes of bergamot and ginger, complemented by the crispness of juicy green apple, offering a burst of freshness.
Sage and juniper introduce a masculine contrast, harmonising with the sophistication of geranium absolute and lavender, both florals at the heart of Y’s signature.
The base notes reveal a mysterious fusion of sensual woods, frankincense, and warm tonka beans, heightened by smoky vetiver for an intense finish.
This retails for RM410 on Sephora.
Paco Rabanne Fame Parfum Natural Spray
One of the hottest beauty releases you’ll want to get your hands on is this fragrance! If you love earthy, woody scents, this new fragrance from Paco Rabanne is a captivating choice.
Powered by multifaceted femininity, the new Fame Parfum reveals the most enticing facet of a woman. It’s an intense woody chypre scent that liberates the seductive power of the modern woman.
Sensual jasmine, hypnotic incense, and addictive musk come together, creating a more empowered and seductive facet of femininity.
Bursting with precious and desire-invoking ingredients, every drop brings out the Fame in you.
This retails for RM327 (30ml) on Sephora.