With the weather looking up and the diary beginning to fill with holiday season events, it’s a great time to update your beauty approach.
Rich and thick creams an heavy coverage makeup formulas can be swapped out with lighter options.
This month’s cosmetic arrivals include a host of sheer tints that don’t require a lot of thought or careful application, meaning there’s more time for fun.
But if you are looking to make a party statement, a bold lipstick is a great choice that is back on the agenda.
NARS Powermatte Lipsticks
If you want to apply a lipstick at 7am and it still be hanging around (and looking great) post-lunch, this is your must-try new pick. Beyond the stunning on-trend shade selection NARS has carefully formulated a matte that provides high-intensity colour with a smooth finish. You can wear as a classic lipstick or as a lighter, long-lasting stain by blurring with your fingertips on application.
Gucci Flora Gorgeous Jasmine EDP
Catching a hint of jasmine on the breeze always heralds the arrival of spring. Capture that joyous moment by wearing this new scent. Bright mandarin and bergamot opens the simple blend, before meeting the blooming heart of jasmine and settling into a soft sandalwood base.
Sothys Hydra range
Many of us are familiar with hyaluronic acid, a now common hydrating ingredient that helps skin hold on to moisture. Skincare research and development has shown with different molecular weights, it can be useful to include more than one type of hyaluronic acid. Sothys has gone and upped the ante with a moisture-promoting range of products that includes four different sources of hyaluronic acid to flood skin with moisture instantly and over time as well as organic a patent-pending organic Rowan Berry peptide. The good news is, it’s been designed to suit all skin types, all genders and all ages so selecting something that works is easy.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Luxe Eyeshadow Quad
Party season is easy with one of Estee Lauder’s five new eyeshadow quads that conveniently match a set of shades so there’s little thought required for application. The silky, velvety colour in finishes including sparkle, satin and matte, go on like a dream. Once finished, the insert can be popped out and a refill added to replace it, limiting packaging waste. Pick one shade for a simple look or further line lids and deepen the crease with the darker hues.
Jeuneora Hydrating Booster
If you’re after a hydrating serum that’s a little bit extra, Jeuneora’s new serum fits the bill. It contains a low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid alongside MultiMoist™, and an innovative beetroot extract that supports short and long-term hydration. Further jojoba esters, cucumber seed oil and shea butter help calm skin and reinforce the skin barrier, and it smells like a zingy, uplifting dream when you apply. You can also mix it into your other serums or moisturisers for an extra hydration hit.
Hourglass Ambient Soft Glow Foundation
A new Hourglass release is eagerly awaited by many and this foundation is no different. A beautiful mid-point between glowy and matte, its a thoroughly modern, medium-coverage formula. Like other Hourglass products it helps diffuse the light for a flattering skin finish. It lasts well and contains skin-boosting ingredients including white tea Extract, vitamin E, and antioxidants.
YSL Libre Le Parfum
YSL’s Libre perfume, first released in 2018, is notable not only for its drop-dead-sexy bottle, but its blend of sparkling orange blossom and mandarin with a cool lavender note. Fast forward to now and the basis of the blend that has been so successful has been updated to something slightly spicier and warm in this new version. Le Parfum introduces ginger and saffron for a more daring and exciting olfactory approach.
Karen Murrell Lip Scrubs
A perfect statement lip or the season’s sheer tinted lipsticks quickly get ruined when colour catches on flaky dry skin on your lips. Karen Murrell has created a quick and easy solution that helps prepare your lips and remove any dry skin. Run one of these gentle sugar scrubs over lips and then press them together. The fine grains and nourishing oils help smooth and hydrate lips and also make a great night treatment before bed. Choose from mint or watermelon flavours.
Dior Vernis Glitter Polish in Cosmic
It’s hard to go past Dior’s divine holiday collection and no matter your guilty beauty pleasure there are limited edition selections to delight. We’re particularly taken with this sparkly festive nail polish that is designed to layer as a top coat over other colours for a little razzle dazzle.
MAC Cosmetics Fizzy Feels Lip Balm
Bubbly in a balm? MAC Cosmetics limited edition Fizzy Feels Lip Balm is deceptively jazzy on the outside but goes on as a sheer lip balm with pearlescent sparkle and has a ph-reactive formula that gently enhances the natural tint of your lips.