Plus, M.A.C Cosmetics reformulates their iconic matte lipsticks.
Guerlain unveils a new fragrance
“Picture kilometers of orange tree fields,” says perfumer Delphine Jelk over a video call. “The sky is blue, the sun is shining, and there’s a freshness in the air.” Jelk is describing the inspiration behind her latest creation, Guerlain’s Neroli Plein Sud. “One second, let me get something.” She reemerges on-screen with a travel diary from her time in Morocco. The notebook is filled with dried plants, sketches, and fabric swatches that inspired the luxe new fragrance. “I went to fashion design school before getting into perfumery, so I design fragrances exactly like I’d design clothes, starting with mood boards filled with colors, words, and pictures.
Néroli Plein Sud is born out of a collaboration with Antone de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation, in honour of the beloved author of The Little Prince and Southern Mail (the latter which directly inspired the fragrance). To bring the latest addition to Guerlain’s L’Art & La Matière collection to life, Jelk combined neroli—an essential oil produced from the blossom of an orange tree–with turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. At once crisp, spicy, and warm, she describes the scent as a “fresh breeze blowing over the hot sand of the Sahara [desert].”
Sulwhasoo’s S Line skincare collection has arrived
Fusing ancient knowledge with modern opulence, Sulwhasoo’s S Line is here to shake up the skincare space. Sought after for its youth-enhancing capabilities, the star Gingseng Berry SR ingredient (comprised of ginsenomics, a bioflavonoid and ginseng berry) is featured throughout the range.
Housed in a traditional Korean moon jar that doubles as a decorative statement piece, our favourite launch from the line is The Ultimate S Cream–which strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
M.A.C Cosmetics’ iconic matte lipsticks just got a makeover
This week, M.A.C Cosmetics upped the ante on its iconic OG matte lipsticks and revealed a reformulated version of their already beloved mattes, called the MACximal Silky Matte Lipsticks.
Adhering to a “maxed out to give lips more” mantra, these matte-meets-silk lipsticks boast more colour, comfort, and longevity than ever before. With over 30 shades—including cult classics like “Ruby Woo” and “Velvet Teddy—to play with, M.A.C is inspiring us to push our creativity to the max when it comes to makeup.
Olehenriksen adds three new shades to its Pout Preserve collection
Got a sweet tooth? Olehenriksen’s latest launch lets you wear your favourite dessert flavour on your lips. The Scandinavian skincare brand has just expanded its Pout Preserve Peptide Lip Treatment lineup to include shades Strawberry Sorbet, Cocoa Crème and limited-edition Blood Orange Spritz.
Featuring the same cloudberry seed oil, lip peptides, kokum butter and açai ingredients as the original Citrus Sunshine shade, this treatment will keep your pout looking smooth and juicy.
Tatcha drops a pore-purifying cleanser
If you’re already a fan of Tatcha cleansers like the Rice Wash and Camellia Cleansing Oil, allow us to introduce your new favourite: The Matcha Cleanse. This matcha-infused skincare staple leaves skin feeling squeaky clean but not stripped, reduces oil production, and primes the face for makeup application. The hero ingredient, Japanese Kyo-Matcha, is sourced straight from Uji, Japan–the best-known region in the country for matcha production. Talk about top of the line.
YSL Beauty launches a waterproof version of Lash Clash
YSL Beauty’s viral Lash Clash Volumizing Mascara just got an upgrade—and if you’re gearing up for a Spring break getaway anytime soon, you’re going to want to pack it in your toiletry bag. The just-dropped Lash Clash Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara is water-, heat-, humidity-, and smudge-proof. Plus, it thickens and boosts your lashes to extreme volumes (by 400 perfect to be precise) for up to 48 hours. Not a want, but a need.
Bioré introduces an SPF-packed moisturizer
If you’ve used winter weather as an excuse to skip out on wearing sunscreen lately, consider this your reminder to wear SPF all year round. Fortunately for us, Bioré’s newly launched UV Aqua Rich Weightless Moisturizer SPF 50 UVA & UVB will keep our skin protected from both the dryness of the winter and harsh UV rays that reflect off of surfaces like ice and snow when it’s still cold out.
Taking inspiration from Bioré Japan’s water-based sun protection products, this hyaluronic-acid-rich moisturizer instantly absorbs into thirsty skin without leaving a dreaded white cast behind. No matter the season, we’ll be reaching for this one.
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