The latest and greatest beauty products to hit the shelves – and why they warrant an ‘add to cart’.
The beauty of, well, beauty products is that they only demand a short-term commitment. No matter the product – be it a shampoo, serum, eye cream or foundation – eventually, it will run out. The plus side? It’s the perfect opportunity to try something new.
And there’s no time like the present. We can’t be the only ones who feel like a brand new person after spritzing on a new scent or applying a swipe of lipstick.
On that note, welcome back to What’s New Now. A monthly round-up of the latest and greatest products to hit the shelves. Whether you’re searching for a few hints to drop, a gift for your best girlfriend or just want to try something that you haven’t before – you will find everything you need, right here.
L’Occitane Divine Immortelle Crème
So, you’re after hydrated skin and a radiant complexion? Look no further than the L’Occitane Divine Immortelle Crème. Known for having twice the antioxidant power of vitamin E, the hero ingredient of this cream is Immortelle essential oil which will help to firm the skin, improve elasticity and encourage collagen production. The added bonus of hyaluronic acid and vitamin C means your skin will also be left more hydrated and brighter than ever before. Tick, tick and tick!
Buy now: $152 at Adore Beauty.
Clarins Total Eye Lift
Springtime calls for a refresh. Whether that’s a spring clean, a new fitness regime or, in this case, a brand new eye cream. The Clarins Total Eye Lift is the perfect addition to your skincare roster, promising to take on dark circles, eye bags, puffiness and fine lines to promote a more even, awake looking under eye area. With 94 per cent of ingredients coming from natural origins, the balm-like cream is perfect for promoting a firmer skin texture. Our favourite part? The inclusion of plant caffeine for that instant AM pick me up.
Buy now: $100 at Clarins.
Trinny London BFF De-Stress Tinted Serum
Yes, you heard us correctly a tinted serum. We love multitasking products as much as the next guy so it’s no surprise that the brand new Trinny London BFF De-Stress Tinted Serum is high on our wish lists. With NP-TriOX™ Technology which works to tackle the effects of cortisol (our major stress hormone) on the skin, this product actively defends and manages the appearance of stress on our skin. All this while providing a lovely, even coverage on the skin? No wonder it’s called the BFF Serum.
Buy now: $75 at Trinny London.
Versace Pour Femme Dylan Turquoise EDT
If you’re anything like us and have always wanted to smell like supermodel Hailey Bieber, then the brand new Versace Pour Femme Dylan Turquoise fragrance is for you. Completing the family of Versace’s cult Dylan Blue fragrances, the scent opens with Primofiore Lemon for a burst of freshness and is rounded out by notes of Guava juice and Clearwood to give it a sensual and earthy undertone. Made with over 85 percent biodegradable ingredients and coming in a luxurious frosted glass bottle, this fragrance is a no brainer.
Buy now: $165 at Myer.
Benefit Cosmetics Brow Microfilling Pen
For the microbladed brow look without the commitment (and pain), the brand new Benefit Cosmetics Brow Microfilling Pen is second to none. With a nifty three-prong tip for ease of application, this product mimics the look of actual brow hairs by creating natural yet defined lines. The smudge proof and long wearing formula is also perfect for people on the go, with no touch ups necessary. Available in four shades, this product has become a firm favourite amongst team GP.
Buy now: $45 at Myer.
McoBeauty Ultra Stay Flawless Foundation
What’s the best thing about finding a great affordable foundation? You can buy as many shades as you need. Especially now that we’re rolling into summer, where you may be getting a little more colour (with SPF 50 on of course), the McoBeauty Ultra Stay Flawless Foundation is a game changer. With a buildable medium to full coverage formula, this antioxidant rich foundation contains Pomegranate Fruit Extract to protect against free radical damage, refine pores and smooth the skin. Our only qualm? The shade range is very limited (10 in total), which, in 2020, isn’t good enough.
Buy now: $28 at McoBeauty.
Aveda Botanical Repair Range
Damaged hair can be particularly problematic as we approach the summer months. The sand, sun and salt water all playing their part to wreak (even more) havoc on our hair. Luckily, with Aveda’s new Botanical Repair line, keeping your hair in tip top shape has never been easier. Complete with a shampoo and conditioner, leave-in treatment and mask, this range is designed to prevent breakage and strengthen the hair for a smooth, silky look. The formulations are also vegan and cruelty-free which is, you know, ideal.
Buy now: $148 at Aveda.
Salt By Hendrix Dream Crystals
If you were looking for a sign to have a bath tonight, this is it. Salt By Hendrix’s brand new Dragonfruit Dead Sea bath salts, appropriately named Dream Crystals, are the latest luxurious bath ingredient to hit the market. Created using unrefined, solar-evaporated salt from the Dead Sea in Israel, these salts will leave you feeling relaxed, moisturised and ready to take on the world. Bonus points are awarded for the combination of antioxidant rich botanicals, which help to soothe the skin while you soak.
Buy now: $29.95 at Salt By Hendrix.
Ayu Jasmine and Neroli Body Oil
Loyal readers of GrittyPretty.com will know that our love of body oils is beginning to verge beyond the point of obsession. But when beautiful oils like the Ayu Body Oil, keep hitting the shelves it’s hard to say no. With notes of jasmine and neroli blended with the grounding note of frankincense, this body oil is both uplifting and strengthening. While the formula itself is perfect for beautifying, smoothing and soothing the skin, the essential oils work on a spiritual level to ground and strengthen intuition. A physical and spiritual multitasker? Yes please.
Buy now: $60 at Ayu.
Vida Glow Collagen Elixir
Working to improve your skin, hair and nails from the inside out, the new Collagen Elixir from Vida Glow is their first liquid collagen product. Individually packaged for ease and convenience, the elixir combines sustainably sourced marine collagen with Australian lemon myrtle and manuka honey for a tasty and effective experience. Designed to improve skin elasticity and firmness, increase hydration and heal inflammation, this is a great addition to your morning wellness routine.
Buy now: $75 at Vida Glow.
Mavala Pool Side Colour Collection
In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re just a little bit excited for summer. And with a change in season comes a change in nail trends. Say sayonara to deep wines, navy’s and nudes and say hello to bright, bold colour. The Mavala Pool Side collection is everything summer nail dreams are made of and more. With six bright shades ranging from reds and pinks to blues and greens, you’re sure to find a colour to match every summer mood (and occasion).
Buy now: $8.50 each at Mavala.
Have you got a favourite product that has just hit the shelves? Tell us in the comments section below!