New home for red soles at Ion Orchard
Christian Louboutin has opened its second boutique in Singapore at Ion Orchard, where you can try on the brand’s iconic red-soled stiletto heels in ultimate comfort.
The 175 sq m boutique was designed with a “Holiday House” concept, featuring decor inspired from the eponymous French designer’s holiday homes around Europe.
Earthy colours and natural materials evoke the feeling of a summery holiday in the south of Europe, while the arches and tiling details lend a distinct Mediterranean feel.
Of course, you cannot miss the red. Matching the facade of the boutique – covered in leather-like, red scale tiles signature to the fashion house – is a plush red carpet over the floor of the entire store.
High heels aside, the store presents a full collection of shoes, bags and accessories for men and women, with the first room dedicated to women.
Info: The store is at 01-17 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn
Mac debuts first high-performance skincare range
The beauty brand beloved for its colour cosmetics is taking a serious step into the world of skincare. After all, smooth make-up application starts with a good skincare base.
Mac’s new Hyper Real collection is said to be a high-performance skincare range formulated to improve skin and enhance make-up.
As a first step, cleanse your skin with the Fresh Canvas Cleansing Oil (from $29 for 30ml) that removes make-up, pollutants and micro-dust.
Then prep your skin with the Serumizer Skin Balancing Hydration Serum ($96 for 30ml), a serum-moisturiser hybrid designed to be used with or without make-up, to balance and strengthen the skin barrier for a radiant canvas.
Finish off with Skincanvas Balm Moisturizing Cream ($76 for 50ml), said to be nourishing for petal-soft skin, which you can apply with a dedicated Serum + Moisturizer Brush ($75) designed just for the range.
Info: Available at all Mac boutiques, Sephora stores, sephora.sg and Lazada
Dior Beauty’s leopard print Mitzah collection
Tired of seeing bunny-themed items everywhere? Opt for a different animal to spice up your make-up stash with Dior Beauty’s new Mitzah collection.
The leopard print-adorned collection is a tribute to Frenchwoman Mitzah Bricard, a close friend and muse of French fashion designer Christian Dior, who had a penchant for leopard print.
The print has since become a house icon, gracing the catwalks of Dior and, now, make-up.
In this collection, find 10 uniquely engraved shades of Rouge Dior lipstick ($65), Dior Forever cushions and a cushion powder ($112 each) bearing the leopard print, and the standout Diorshow 10 Couleurs ($228), a spotted eyeshadow palette with 10 vibrant matt and satin shades.
Info: Available at Dior Beauty boutiques and counters, and shop.dior.com.sg
Fresh lipstick hues from Tom Ford
Chinese New Year is a good excuse to splurge on a new luxury lipstick.
Tom Ford Beauty has added five new shades to its Lip Color Satin Matte ($85) range – a velvety-soft formula with a satin-matt finish. Choose from the light nude-toned Plus One to the plummy-red Fete.
The brand has also launched a limited-edition make-up collection inspired by its popular Private Blend Rose Prick scent.
In sweet pink packaging, the Rose Prick collection comes with two rosy Lip Color Satin Matte shades – To Die For and Naked Rose – as well as two Eye Color Quads ($145) and a refillable cushion compact ($60).
Info: Available at Tangs at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya Department Store and sephora.sg