10 of the Most Desirable New Beauty Arrivals to Shop Now

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’s likely you’ll be thinking about shopping in some shape or form. While that (rightly) might be more focussed on others, while you’re 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’t hurt to browse, right?

It’s 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’s 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’s our edit of the most desirable beauty arrivals right now.

Valentino Voce Viva 50ml Eau de Parfum, $187

Quite aside from the stunning bottle lined with Valentino’s 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.

MAC False Lashes in Siren, $28 each

Lashes have long been freed from ‘party-only’ status, now totally acceptable for everyday, particularly with the variety available in MAC’s new lash line up. There are 10 new styles added to the brand’s 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 5 Couleurs Couture Golden Nights Collection Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette, $127

Dior’s 5 Colouers eye palettes are iconic, but with a new formula this year, distinguishable by the word ‘Couture’ 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’t go wrong. 

Coola Refreshing Water Mist Organic Face Sunscreen SPF18, $65

We’re 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’s not going to provide long-term protection – so keep on spritzing!

Maybelline Lifter Hydrating Lip Gloss, $24.99

Regardless of being at the other end of the price scale, Maybelline’s 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.  

Kylie Skin Face Moisturiser, $45

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’s Goop). Kylie’s 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.

Moroccanoil Blonde Perfecting Purple Shampoo, $48

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. 

La Prairie Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation Cream, $1575

We’d 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’s barrier and boost collagen production, in return refining skin’s texture, fine lines and boosting elasticity. 

Clarins Intense Lip Comfort Oil, $45

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.

Slip Pure Silk Lipstick Queen Sleep Mask, $65

What better gift for a beauty lover, than a lipstick embroidered silk sleep mask? Need we say more?

The 8 Most Covetable Pieces From Net-a-Porter’s New Lifestyle Edit

Over the years we’ve clocked up hundreds of hours and thousands of (if-only imaginary) dollars, filling our virtual Net-a-Porter shopping carts with high-end items from top ateliers and contemporary fashion houses around the globe.

So news that the luxury e-retailer has grown its limited gifting suite into a substantial homewares section — and at a time when we’ve never been more preoccupied with our homes and living spaces — has us preemptively reaching for our wallets.

In addition to expanding its existing selection of niche candles and coffee table books, brand new categories include decorative objects and soft furnishings, such as artful ceramics and designer blankets and throws, many of which are exclusive to Net-a-Porter. Chosen with the notion of “upgrading the everyday” in mind, senior fashion market editor Libby Page says the items featured in this first edit are “just the start” of what will be a new side-focus for the fashion retailer going forward.  

So what to add to the wish-list first? Leave it to STYLE’s editors, who have scrolled through the offering and identified their top picks below.

L’Objet ‘Cubisme Two’ earthenware bookend

Like many people, I’ve been devouring books this year with my bookshelf quickly piling up with new titles. This geometric bookend from L’Object’s ‘Cubisme’ collection is a work of art in itself and would be the perfect funky addition to dress up my bookshelf — Kathryn Chung, staff writer

Completedworks x Ekaterina Bazhenova Yamasaki ‘Yesterday is History’ ceramic vase

I really enjoy the slightly crumpled, deflated nature of Ekaterina Bazhenova Yamasaki’s ceramics, this tan bud vase would be a beautiful dressing or dining table addition with a stem or two from the garden. I know Net-a-Porter takes great care in its packaging so one can only assume more delicate items like this from the lifestyle section would be delivered with care! — Megan Bedford, beauty editor

Lauren Rubinski suede jewellery tray in Turquoise

I kind of like the idea of selecting an outfit for an evening event and laying out the equivalent jewellery on this tray while I shower and do my makeup. It plays into my romantic notion of having a dressing room, when really it’s just my bedroom I’m getting ready in — Megan Bedford, beauty editor 

Smythson ‘Mara’ croc-effect jewellery box

As anyone who’s familiar with my accessories rotation would know, I never met a bit of mock-croc I didn’t like. The understated elegance of this Smythson jewellery box feeds right into that obsession, plus think of all the fun to be had filling those compartments! — Phoebe Watt, managing editor

Erdem ‘Intarsia’ merino wool and cashmere-blend blanket

If there’s one thing that this year of lockdowns and self-imposed periods of hibernation has taught me, it’s that a cosy home environment is worth investing in. Not to jinx anything, but an Erdem blanket would totally take the sting out of another six weeks stuck indoors — Phoebe Watt, managing editor

Buccellati silver ‘Daisy’ bowl

I like the idea of filling my home with understated but similarly striking homewares. This Daisy bowl doesn’t scream ‘look at me’ but at the same time, the shape and form draws the eye to each delicate petal — Lillian McHugh, integration director

Assouline Palm Beach and Ibiza books

I’m a sucker for anything pink so I’ve added these two Assouline books on Palm Beach and Ibiza to my wishlist. They’ll be perfect for the coffee table and for a little escapism, too — Ashley Wallace, staff writer