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Beauty top-up: The best new products landing this month

Beauty top-up: The best new products landing this month

Can you feel it? Spring is in the air! While out the window you may see a lingering cloud or two, you can be sure that the warmer weather and sunshine is well on its way.

It means you may have thought about decluttering your house and giving your wardrobe an overhaul, shoving aside coats and moving sandals out of storage.

The same approach can be taken with your beauty routine. It’s a good time to spring clean your beauty bag or bathroom cupboards, taking stock of what you’ve got and what’s past its use-by date. Identify what gaps you have, and what needs replacing.

When all that is said and done, pat yourself on the back and have a look at spring’s new beauty arrivals to add one or two new bits to your go-to products for the season.

There’s plenty to get excited about:

Guerlain Ombre G eye palettes

French makeup artist Violette is once again bringing vibrant and modern ideas to Guerlain with new products to adorn the eyes. Four silky new Ombre G eye palettes recall the vibrant pigment and velvet texture of a butterfly’s wing. Each offers harmonious shades of depth and light with four different finishes: an intense satin, a deep matte, a luminous metallic finish and a radiant pearl.  Infused with winter rose oil, they blend seamlessly across the lid.

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser Retinol + Niacinamide Pressed Night Cream

This clever new arrival combines two of the most powerful anti-ageing ingredients often included in serums, in one simple-to-use night cream. 

It contains retinol, a top dermatologist-recommended ingredient known to visibly reduce wrinkles and renew skin, and niacinamide, a soothing nutrient that helps even skin tone and reduce dark spots. The formula is wrapped up in a soothing and deeply hydrating cream that for the first time in L’Oréal Paris comes in a flat-top pump. Press the top of the vessel gently with your fingers and the perfect dose is delivered without compromising the hygiene or potency of the formula inside. 

Dior Rouge Dior Forever Lipsticks

It’s hard to imagine Dior has anything left to add to its incredible suite of lip products and yet this month sees the arrival of a new, intensely-pigmented long-wear lipstick formula. Rouge Dior Forever is a collection of 22 lipsticks colours from subtle nudes to saturated reds that boast up to 16 hrs of wear without slipping and sliding, transferring or fading. The formula goes on smoothly, with natural oils helping provide beautiful glide and colour-setting and a red peony extract that offers skincare benefits.

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer

A Charlotte Tilbury release is guaranteed to get people talking, and this new arrival is no exception. Likely to become a staple of your routine, this lightweight new concealer brightens and perfects skin and works beautifully on dark circles under the eyes. It has medium coverage but builds up well and lasts all day, with a claim of 16 hours of wear. You’re also getting your money’s worth out of the skincare ingredients included, with hyaluronic acid, pore-refining niacinamide, brightening, radiance-boosting golden vitamin C and vegan collagen included.

Maybelline Hypersharp 36H Extreme Ink Eyeliner

It’s a while since we talked about eyeliner, but it’s always there in the back of the beauty bag, just waiting for a great night out. It’s worth planning one to make the most of this newbie, a high performer of the category. Extremely black, it stays exactly where you put it and just as the name suggests, it has a very fine tip that makes getting an even, crisp line a breeze.

Clarins Super Restorative Day and Night Creams

Clarins has always excelled at day and night creams, and has a host of them for different ages and stages of skin. The latest is a cream duo that works to minimise the effects that ageing, and particularly the hormonal changes that come with it, have on skin. That means they target sagging, dryness, pigmentation and loss of that plump, glowy firmness. The all-rounders are an easy way to work in effective ingredients, much of them from plant extracts.

Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream

The undereye area is one of those spots where dryness and fatigue can quickly show up your regular skincare efforts. With the skin far thinner than elsewhere on the face, fine lines and wrinkles can become more prominent and dark circles apparent. Elizabeth Arden’s new Advanced Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream delivers key actives to address those challenges, and lift, firm and smooth the area with ceramides and tetrapeptides to reinforce skin’s density, red algae for line-plumping hydration and edelweiss extract that aims to help visibly lift sagging skin and enhance facial contours.

Jane Iredale Glow Time Blush Sticks

Blush has had a bit of a renaissance lately, and if you’re looking for an easy way to add a new one into your makeup routine, Jane Iredale’s stick versions are a great option. A host of fresh new shades have been added that are perfectly on-trend and suit a range of skin tones. They blend well for a natural-looking finish, all you need to do is swipe a bit on your cheekbones and blend with your fingers. Jane Iredale has just launched its local site too, which makes shopping the stunning, kind-to-skin makeup range simple.

Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Liquid Peel

This little gem comes courtesy of Dermalogica’s Clear Start line for younger skin, but we think the ingredients and results deserve a wider audience.  With 10% AHAs and 2% BHAs, it exfoliates deep under the skin to remove dead skin cells and excess oil that causes breakouts and those big, deep and painful pimples that are hard to budge. Designed to use 1-2 times per week in the evening after cleansing, we like to use just around the chin area when we feel those hormonal breakouts coming on. It also helps get rid of the dark marks left after a breakout.

Ellis Brooklyn Sun Fruit Eau De Parfum

Just in time for the sun comes this coveted new perfume arrival. A creamy and unexpected blend of fresh fig, bergamot, handpicked jasmine, cyclamen and vanilla it’s a head-turning floral-fuity scent that will definitely incite questions about what you’re wearing.  Perfect for the long, hot (fingers crossed) summer ahead.

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