Could it be, a hint of autumn air cutting through the warmth of the days?
The calendar at least, shows the season is about to change and beauty counters are in agreeance, it’s time for something new.
Makeup arrivals signal we’re ready to start dipping back into a few more products, as long as the look they give is chic and insouciant, rather than anything too labored over.
Skincare brands are making the most of advances in ingredient science, delivering even more effective options to improve the health of our skin.
There are also cosy and uplifting new scents to get excited about.
Here are some of the new arrivals making their mark right now.
MECCA has had some big new launches lately, but few come with the excitement that this dream cream does. The US-based brand has offered this lightweight moisturising gel-cream stateside for a while now, but it took a while to reach us. Rumour has it selected ingredients didn’t meet Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration guidelines, therefore it was unavailable Down Under. The good news is, MECCA has just launched Protini in Australia and New Zealand with what it says is a ‘slightly different array’ of peptides, that still provide the same benefits as the original formulation. Regardless, it’s a beautiful product that sinks in well and leaves skin lush and bouncy.
If you battle to get skin to hold on to makeup or want a smoother finish to pores, this recently reformulated primer is the perfect solution. It has a beautiful smooth matte finish that lays down a base for foundation and eye makeup so it wont wear or crease. It also contains a plant-based antioxidant blend from broccoli, aloe and citrus that helps to detoxify skin surface impurities, control oil breakthrough, and boost the look of skin’s health and appearance.
The skin underneath eyes is thinner than elsewhere on the face so is more susceptible to the signs of aging and sun damage. It’s a wonder more brands don’t put SPF in concealers for this area, but we’re thanking our stars Jane Iredale has now! The mineral brand beloved for its kind-to-skin formulas has created this new creamy, full-coverage concealer with broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) SPF 30. The multi-tasker covers and brightens beautifully but also contains key skincare ingredients to hydrate, de-puff and smooth the area. Plus the little metal tip is lovely and cooling to apply with.
A gorgeous gourmand that makes its vanilla notes well known immediately, but also offers unique elements of black cherry liquor, seductive jasmine sambac and warm vetiver as well as classic rose. A mood-boosting wear that’s divine for winter but also the perfect personality for a great night out.
Rather than adding to the considerable number of products on shelves, there is an increasing trend in beauty to update popular items, even numerous times, rather than tossing them aside and starting anew. It makes sense in skincare, where innovation and approach is speeding ahead and is something those of us devoted to beloved favourites can certainly appreciate! Clarins puts considerable focus into uncovering unique and beneficial plant extracts and its Extra Firming line, including day and night creams, serum, neck and décolleté treatment and more, benefit from updated science designed to to encourage plump, ‘bouncy’ and youthful-looking skin. Extracts of Australian Kangaroo Flower and organic Mitracarpus – star firming ingredients – are included, as well as organic oat sugars, Leaf of Life and other beneficial plant ingredients.
Providing a serious sensory and aesthetic upgrade from most air-vent scents already available, Glasshouse Fragrances has created a new refillable car diffuser in two subtle and stylish colour ways that promise to enhance your vehicle’s interior. Containing a replaceable and recyclable disc that emits one of the brand’s most popular fragrances for up to 30 days, you can work your way through a catalog of scents like delectable A Tahaa Affair, or beachy Lost in Amalfi, or simply choose based on the season or your mood. The scent strength is adjustable too.
With three impressive new serums in its range, Dr Lewinn’s is really upping the ante and making impressive skincare actives more accessible. Each serum targets a specific skincare desire, so Hyaluronic Acid + Waterin Plus Hydrate Serum is for dry and dehydrated skin, Vitamin C + Fision GlowPlex Glow Serum targets lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and lacklustre skin while Retinol + Beauactive Renew Serum targets lines, wrinkles, texture and age spots. The lightweight serums are easily tolerated and layer well under moisturiser or makeup.
Cosmetics creator Terry de Gunzburg is most famous for creating YSL’s brightening concealer pen Touché Eclat in 1992. But its her namesake makeup label she’s more recently put her cosmetic nous into and the formulas display a mastery of lightweight texture and luxury performance. The latest releases are a line of skincare that hero three different weights of hyaluronic acid and other advanced ingredients known for plumping, hydrating and smoothing skin.
Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Light Wands, in particular the Pinkgasm shade, are always sold-out, so we’re wondering how long these new arrivals will last! Where the Light Wands offer an illuminating shimmer these similar sponge-tip tubes offer a liquid blush with a matte finish that seems bright but blends well for a healthy-looking flush of blush.
We are huge fans of Slip skinny hair scrunchies for the way they are gentle and secure hair so well without pulling or snapping your strands. So we were excited to encounter the new range of shades that are designed to match with a range of different hair colours.
Don’t you hate the pain and swelling from those deep, uncomfortable blemishes that can crop up occasionally, regardless of a good skincare routine? It’s when only powerhouse treatment ingredients will do. Murad’s new Deep Relief Acne Treatment forms a film on skin just where the spot is, helping keep the powerful active ingredients on longer for better results. 2% salicylic acid targets the “bad bacteria” (c. acnes) that triggers among the most severe types of acne and helps clear excess oil while a plant-based ‘phytosteriod’ hydrates and soothes discomfort.