Female (Singapore) - - CHAPTER ONE -

Both the name and pack­ag­ing are mod­est yet so­phis­ti­cated. In­side, a sur­pris­ingly up­beat and ver­sa­tile blend of rose, ylang-ylang, berg­amot, jas­mine, musk and san­dal­wood that’s fresh and just the right amount of sweet. Dior gets in­spired by its am­bas­sador Jen­nifer Lawrence for its first new women’s per­fume – aptly named Joy – in nearly two decades. Our re­view: As with J Law, it’s so hard to hate.

that re­fract light (it can be used on the face, eyes and lips, and prom­ises to work on ev­ery skin tone). The whole lineup boasts a whop­ping 132 shades, from the white Mi­cro­liner Ink pen­cil (its thin tip guar­an­tees pre­ci­sion) to the Àuoro pink Neon Buzz Vi­sion­airy Gel Lip­stick. There are also ¿ve brushes, in­clud­ing the Daiya Fude Face Duo with a blender that mim­ics the touch of a ¿nger with­out ab­sorb­ing prod­uct on one end, and a multi-pur­pose di­a­mond-cut brush on the other. Oh, and the pack­ag­ing’s now all cool, time­less black. What to do when the grand dame of Ja­panese beauty, Shi­seido, over­hauls its makeup col­lec­tion and, in do­ing so, rewrites how it’s per­ceived and used? #Àat­lay of course.

In­stead of be­ing cat­e­gorised by prod­uct type, the items here are known by their tex­ture. The in­tense Lac­quer Ink Lip Shine and Ka­jal Ink Artist (an eye­liner/shadow/brow ¿ller) for ex­am­ple are known as Inks, while the im­per­fec­tion-blur­ring Mod­ern Matte Pow­der Lip­stick and Essen­tial­ist Eye Pal­ette go un­der Pow­ders. Then there’s the high­lighter­like Aura Dew, which is re­port­edly made of su­per ¿ne Ja­panese pearls

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