Beauty Picks: Looking fresh and smelling good for the month of June


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  • Sunday, 06 Jun 2021

Nudestix products’ formulations are packed with natural ingredients to clean, exfoliate, tone, and moisturise. Photo: Nudeskin

As most of us are staying indoors for as much as we can, maybe it's time to for some personal pampering session.

From giving your skin some TLC to reading up of the latest hair trends or freshening up with the latest fragrance, this is the least you can do to stay optimistic and keep spirits up.

Glowing skin regime

After years of testing many global skincare launches and observing requests for skincare recommendations, Nudestix has announced its new skincare product line, Nudeskin by Nudestix.

A comprehensive four-step skincare regimen of multi-tasking, vegan-powered, and highly efficacious products with a focus on skin renewal, the range was developed in collaboration with celebrity dermatologist, Dr. Jason Emer, MD.

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These products’ formulations are packed with a healthy dose of natural, good-for-skin ingredients to clean, exfoliate, tone, and moisturise, and are vegan, gluten and cruelty-free.

 The Nudeskin by Nudestix product lineup includes a make-up remover, cleanser, micro-peel, toner and moisturiser. — NudestixThe Nudeskin by Nudestix product lineup includes a make-up remover, cleanser, micro-peel, toner and moisturiser. — Nudestix

The made-in-Korea dermatologist collaborated formulations, are for all skin types, is gender-neutral, and designed for minimum effort and maximum impact to the skin, powered by high-performance botanical extracts without sulfates, synthetic fragrance, or parabens.

“We didn’t want to simply add skincare products to the Nudestix line up, but truly enhance our customers’ skin with innovative, science-based products for their complexion routine that fit into their lifestyle," said Nudestix co-founder Jenny Frankel.

"We worked for two years to curate and perfect the Nudeskin line to improve our customers’ skin experience. We are so excited to launch Nudeskin and look forward to helping our customers feel confident in their nude skin."

A natural look

Shiseido Professional announced its 2021 brand visual, Beauty Innovator, conceptualised by Shiseido’s top hair and makeup artists to align with its “Do Beautiful” tagline.

Features of the female look: bold, asymmetric bob in pure, earthy colours.  — Photos: Shiseido ProfessionalFeatures of the female look: bold, asymmetric bob in pure, earthy colours. — Photos: Shiseido Professional

These looks, for men and women, were created based on multiple style elements including fashion, makeup, and social trends. The 2021 theme, “Natural Bonds” was inspired by the term “bonds” and our connection with nature while living in a world that now requires physical distance.

Living in a time of pandemic-induced restrictions has changed our lifestyles. Staying home for months reconnected us with family and friends in different ways, and digital communication is the new normal. In the same way, many may feel a desire to reconnect with nature, and this season’s trend puts emphasis in the art of low-key flexing.

Dressing well and looking presentable is so important, but so is being comfortable because that is what ultimately makes you feel confident. By incorporating the theme “Natural Bonds” into the brand’s vision for 2021, it is hoped that men and women will be inspired to get pandemic-friendly hair makeovers, whether it’s to chop off long locks, get bangs, or experiment with bolder hair colours.

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The hair trend focuses on complementing smoky colours with natural un-dyed hair. While this is a low-maintenance hair colour design, the contrast adds dimension to the hair and overall style. For men, features include a solid bowl cut with shaved sides, dyed with taupe grey hair dye, adjusted with a clear agent, while maintaining a certain amount of natural black hair to complement the smoky colours. Style it with a mixture of gel and oil for a glossy, textured look.

The female look is a bob with voluminous sides and laid-back, long bangs, meant to give off an effortless feel with ruffled texture. Bleach the top and inside to make a dramatic parted hairstyle with a contrast of cacao brown and undyed hair. The natural easiness blended with other elements adds extra strength to the look.

A vibrant and sensual scent

A new feminine fragrance which was created as an ode to confident glamour and a playful spirit has arrived in Malaysia.

Jimmy Choo’s “I Want Choo”, a powerful oriental floral fragrance, is daring, fun and glamorous, exploding with joy and good humour. The brand’s heritage is intrinsically linked to the high octane style of the red carpet with its expertise in designing luxury accessories that combine high fashion aesthetics with timeless elegance.

The fragrance opens with a sparkling, citrus top note of mandarin juice contrasting with the suave velvety peach nuances. Red spider lily, a fascinating, almost hypnotic flower, with carnal and solar vanilla-like notes, blend in with the sensual vibes of jasmine sambac to reveal a determined and daring allure.Jimmy Choo’s new fragrance, I Want Choo. — Jimmy ChooJimmy Choo’s new fragrance, I Want Choo. — Jimmy Choo

The base notes of vanilla and benzoin, a duo of rich intense scents, anchor the fragrance in a deep, yet joyful way, leaving an intense vapor trail behind. The dynamic team of Sonia Constant, Antoine Maisondieu and Louise Turner worked as a trio, exchanging ideas and inspirations, choosing the red spider lily as the starting point of the fragrance for its beautiful red appearance and spider-like petals.

The “I Want Choo” campaign emphasises the energy and intensity of the new, sensual fragrance as three friends get ready to party the night away. Gathered together in a dressing room, the three models, Madison Heardrick, Damaris Goodrie, and Yue Han bring the party to themselves, turning their home into their own personal club for dressing up and dancing.

The bottle features a bold gold spray cap with a hammered jewelled effect and the JC monogram logo, all underlined by the soft and ultra-feminine peach tint of the fragrance, while its packaging shimmers in eye-catching vivid red glitter.

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