Style news: Lipstick wardrobe

Sexy Theo.


Tom Ford's coveted Lips & Boys mini lipstick collection - where each shade is named after a man in his life - is back. The line debuted in January and was sold out in days.

The latest range features 25 popular colours and 25 new shades in a pearlescent and metallic finish.

Our picks: Roberto, a pink with coral and red undertones; as well as sexy Theo, a deep grape. The long-wearing colours are easy to wear and are opaque in two slicks.

Each costs $50 and is available from tomorrow at Tangs Orchard and the Tom Ford boutique at The Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands.


La Mer's new Genaissance De La Mer The Serum Essence ($980 for 30ml, available at La Mer counters from next month) may just be its most potent product.

The silky serum contains a crystallised form of the brand's signature antioxidant- rich Miracle Broth. By chance, the crystals were first discovered at the bottom of a beaker of the fermented broth in La Mer's lab three years ago.

Inspired, the brand's scientists built a new formula around the crystallised ferment, which claims to soothe and boost the skin's regenerating properties quickly. The essence also contains the pom pom red algae extract to help firm skin and a form of brown algae, which is said to refine pores and polish the skin.


Who knew that Fujifilm, the Japanese film, photocopy and fax machine manufacturer, could create skincare products?

Launched in 2007, Astalift taps on Fujifilm's expertise in nanotechnology and collagen - both key to developing photographs - for its line of beauty potions. To date, more than one million jars of Astalift's signature anti-ageing Jelly Aquarysta gel are said to have been sold.

Now, the formula has been revamped to be even more powerful. Two new types of ceramides are added to keep skin supple, while the molecules of the antioxidant astaxanthin are now 20 per cent smaller so they are better absorbed by the skin.

The new Jelly Aquarysta is priced at $148 and will be available at Astalift stores from next month.


Celebrity hairstylist Kim Robinson, who has worked with famous names such as actress Zhang Ziyi, supermodel Kate Moss and singer Rita Ora, recently launched his own style guide, Go Get Gorgeous.

The 173-page tome, written by Robinson specifically for Asian hair, contains everything from hair makeovers to tips on maintaining your hair colour.

The book includes stunning visuals of Hong Kong supermodel Kathy Chow, actress Brigitte Lin, up-and-coming model August Zhang and Robinson's protege, Singapore-based hairstylist Miki Gao.

Go Get Gorgeous costs  $48 and is available at Kim Robinson, 02-12 Ngee Ann City, tel: 6738-8006, and Books Kinokuniya.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 03, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - GCNEWS03'. Print Edition | Subscribe