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Ever wondered what the most lavish beauty products in the world are? Then it’s time to discover some of the most exclusive skincare, makeup and fragrance formulations, and what goes into them.
From a SGD140 lip balm to a SGD133,000 bespoke fragrance, behold five beauty products that are amongst the most OTT in their respective categories.
01 – Chanel 31 Le Rouge, SGD223
Leave it to Chanel to take lipsticks to luxurious new heights. The 31 Le Rouge doesn’t just take inspiration from the iconic address of Chanel’s birthplace, 31 Rue Cambon. It also comes in an exclusive glass case in a first for the maison.
Referencing the mirrors lining the iconic Rue Cambon staircase, the faceted square glass case is both exceptionally thin and extraordinarily durable. It took four years to create using technology and glassmaking expertise typically reserved for haute perfumery.
Designed to be cherished and passed down like a precious jewel, the glass cases are also indefinitely refillable. Choose from one of its 12 ultra-luminous, long-lasting shades, each infused with firming, smoothing and moisturising lip care benefits. CHANEL
02– Clé De Peau Beauté The Foundation N, SGD440
Take a closer look at the indulgently rich yet weightless base’s ingredients list. It’ll tell you that it’s a makeup-skincare hybrid that does so much more than just blur skin imperfections and impart a radiant finish.
From the makers of some of the most expensive skincare products on the market, the formulation of this foundation similarly features the same cutting-edge technology and quality ingredients.
This includes exclusive components such as its formidable Skin-Empowering Illuminator. Found in products like the SGD900 cult-favourite La Crème, it imbues skin with youthful radiance and firmness. While imparting a subtle natural rose oil scent to boot. CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ
03 – Henry Jacques Les Sur-Mesures Bespoke Perfume, from SGD133,000
Since Henry Jacques launched in 1975, the haute perfumery maison has specialised in the creation of sur mesure fragrances. The bespoke process is a skilfully orchestrated ritual that makes your wildest olfactory dreams come true.
The incredible process typically takes four to six months to complete. It begins with a specialised consultation where one gets to discover their olfactory personality. Next, the experts in the south of France proceed to formulate different scents. They work with 1200 components, including ultra-rare and valuable ones, using ancestral methods of French high perfumery.
And once the scent is decided on, it is housed in an exquisite crystal flacon. More importantly, the maison safeguards the exclusive formula within its archives, so it will be available to its owner, always. PARFUMS HENRY JACQUES
04 – La Mer The Lip Balm, SGD140
La Mer doesn’t see any reason why the utilitarian lip balm can’t be a luxury. Case in point, this velvety-soft balm that’s brimming with the brand’s star Miracle Broth ingredient. Yes, the same cell-renewing elixir that lies at the heart of every La Mer formula, including its signature Crème de la Mer.
The result? A lip balm that infuses the pout with intense hydration to instantly soften, nourish and restore dry lips. With a spike of mint, the refreshing formula also works in the long run to support lip’s natural moisture barrier and prevent signs of damage caused by environmental factors. LA MER
05 – La Prairie Platinum Rare Haute Rejuvenation Cream, SGD2500
The Swiss beauty brand’s Platinum Rare line is famed for its cutting-edge technology, exceptional performance and the use of platinum. This precious metal, born out of a collision of two neutron stars in a distant corner of the universe, hurtled to earth in a meteor shower some 3.5 billion years ago.
And as its name suggests, this indulgent do-it-all cream addresses the key rejuvenation processes for a healthier and younger-looking complexion. This is due to La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex that sees the addition of pure, rare platinum.
Furthermore, the formula of this potent complex is a closely guarded secret. In fact, three separate laboratories work on different processes to ensure it stays as such. LA PRAIRIE
For more information, do visit the brands’ respective sites
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