Update your routine from this selection of the best new makeup hair and skincare products on counters now.¬†
With the year rocketing towards Christmas, it‚Äôs likely you’ll be thinking about shopping in some shape or form. While that (rightly) might be more focussed on others, while you‚Äôre at it, there are plenty of exciting new beauty releases in the form of desirable makeup, luxurious body treats and new-gen skincare. The good news is, many of them are perfectly giftable so it can‚Äôt hurt to browse, right?
It‚Äôs also a good time to think about what might be useful on upcoming summer breaks. While we won’t be venturing too far from home it‚Äôs important to ensure your beauty routine involves adequate protection as well as suitable accompaniment to those crisp linen co-ords, or wafty summer dresses.¬†
Here‚Äôs our edit of the most desirable beauty arrivals right now.
Quite aside from the stunning bottle lined with Valentino‚Äôs signature Rockstuds that makes this one of the most giftable new perfumes this year, the radiant floral scent is an uplifting winner. It has sparkling notes of orange blossom and gardenia, bergamot and mandarin with a softer moss and vanilla base.
Lashes have long been freed from ‚Äėparty-only‚Äô status, now totally acceptable for everyday, particularly with the variety available in MAC‚Äôs new lash line up. There are 10 new styles added to the brand‚Äôs existing core line, together making up a collection of 20 options . That being said, the more dramatic options in the range DO make a great addition to a glam soiree get-up.
Dior‚Äôs 5 Colouers eye palettes are iconic, but with a new formula this year, distinguishable by the word ‚ÄėCouture‚Äô tacked on to the name, they’re easier to apply and the pigment more striking than ever. Despite the wintry northern-hemisphere nod in the limited snowflake embossing, it offers a stunning summer-appropriate selection of hues in this version, you can‚Äôt go wrong.¬†
Coola Refreshing Water Mist Organic Face Sunscreen SPF18, $65
We‚Äôre all on board with required adequate SPF protection as an essential morning step, but what about topping up? We like this new refreshing face mist that also has added protection but won’t disturb your makeup when applied over top. Just be aware that the factor is only 18 so it‚Äôs not going to provide long-term protection – so keep on spritzing!
Regardless of being at the other end of the price scale, Maybelline‚Äôs formulations are always top notch. This divine new gloss smooths over lines and makes your pout look plump and full – no filler required! It feels remarkably smooth, rather than sticky too.¬†¬†
The arrival of Kylie Skin by Kylie Jenner is one of two celebrity lines landing at Mecca everyone is talking about right now (the other being Gwyneth‚Äôs Goop). Kylie‚Äôs simple, fragrance-free day moisturiser is one of the more worthy additions to your bathroom cabinet, its silky feel and quickly-absorbed nature working well under makeup.
Bottle blonde is hard work, an effective purple shampoo a necessity to keep brassiness or undesirable tones at bay between salon visits, particularly if you’re hitting any pool that contains chlorine this summer. Moroccanoil makes the job easier with its new release that uses nourishing, antioxidant argan oil to ensure brittle strands are cared for, sealing the cuticle for glossy shine. It works well with grey hair too.¬†
We‚Äôd expect nothing less than some pain-staking, mind-boggling science involved in the formulation of an advanced new option from luxe skin experts La Prairie. This cream contains a closely guarded complex designed to re-energise skin cells as well as peptides to strengthen the skin‚Äôs barrier and boost collagen production, in return refining skin‚Äôs texture, fine lines and boosting elasticity.¬†
The intensity of a lipstick with a smooth, silky feel of an oil, this shiny lip colour is packed with caring ingredients including hazelnut, jojoba and cranberry oils to whip dry lips back into shape.
What better gift for a beauty lover, than a lipstick embroidered silk sleep mask? Need we say more?