Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Tangs Beauty Journal

I just received the Tangs Beauty Journal, published by Tangs department store. It is a well-edited 52-page magalog featuring makeup and skincare tips, fragrance recommendations, new product launches and various beauty services that are available at Tangs. I believe this is the inaugural issue. I hope Tangs keeps publishing this as it's a useful reference with all the prices of the featured products listed.

Illustrations by Thomas Wee.

Ever wonder what is the bestselling skincare product in Tangs? It's SKII Facial Treatment Essence (S$152). I was quite surprised to see that of the list of 20 top-selling skincare products, eight were from SKII alone while another 5 were from La Mer. The products are not listed in any particular order. The other SKII products are the Facial Treatment Essence, the Whitening Source Derm-Definition (in both 30ml and 50ml sizes), Signs Eye Cream, Facial Treatment Clear Lotion, Facial Treatment Cleanser, Advanced Protect Essence UV and Signs Treatment Totality. The La Mer products are Eye Concentrate, Moisturising Gel Cream, Lifting Face Serum, Concentrate and Eye Balm.

The list of 20 top selling makeup products is dominated by MAC which accounts for half of the list: Studio Perfect Foundation, Small Eyeshadow, Select Sheer/Pressed Powder, Lustre Lipstick, Satin Lipstick, Amplified Lipstick, Sheertone Shimmer Blush, Pwder Blush, Studio Fix Foundation and Powerpoint Eye Pencil. Other products that made the list: Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect, Dior Addict High Colour lipstick, Benefit Dr Feelgood Mattifying Face Balm, Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous Cream-to-Powder Foundation, Benefit Lip & Cheek Stain, YSL Radiant Touch, Shu Uemura Mousse UV UnderBase, Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow, Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick and Lancome MaquiCake UV Infinite Compact.

The top 10 women's fragrances are (in no particular order): Dior Addict 2, Chloe A Sense of Chloe EDP, Lancome Miracle, DKNY Be Delicious, Dior J'adore, Marc Jacobs Daisy, Lancome Tresor, Burberry Brit Sheer, Chanel Chance and Chanel Coco Mademoiselle.

I was also excited to see the new fragrances that will be launching at Tangs soon, such as Sarah Jessica Parker Covet Pure Bloom (50ml, $95), Ralph Lauren Notorious (75ml, $148), Marc Jacob Daisy Deluxe (100ml, $160) EDP, Calvin Klein Secret Obsession (100ml, $130) and Narcisco Rodriguez For Her Pure Reflection (limited edition, $157, 100ml). I'm sure I'll be picking up some of these for the holiday season!

Also launching at Tangs is Bulgari's new prestige skincare line ($130-$490).

Check out this new Dior Eye Couture Palette (S$66) which will be available from 5 October.

If you're an Ipsa fan, you may be interested to know that there is a Citibank cardmember's promo for October where you can receive a travel kit worth $63 with a $100 purchase. The kit includes deluxe sample sizes of Metabolizer White, Preparing Clear Lotion, Cleansing Milky Foam and sample sachets of Redefiner Skin Clear-ize Clay and Protector Day Shelter.


Anonymous said...

reading your post makes me all geared up for shopping in singapore

hopefully i get some time to do it after work HEEHE

Anonymous said...

Hi, I also got the issue? But it is only valid til 31 Oct.

Did you got a new issue for month of Nov 2008?