Beauty products launch every week, and with so many buys making their debut on counters it can be quite daunting when you need to invest in something new. Do you risk not repeat buying a trusted favourite to try something that's just launched? Just because it's from a brand you love doesn't mean it will hit the mark.
This is why each month I'm going to bring you my edit of the best products that have launched. I'm constantly putting new products to the test to see if they stack up to their claims. This month I've chosen 13 spring buys that have made their way into my daily routine. Click through the gallery to see if they'll make it into yours.
A handy dual-sided pot that houses a sugar scrub on one side and a sheer tinted balm on the other. Ideal for reviving and treating a tired winter pout.
Containing coconut oil, coconut water and a cocktail of nail-strengthening vitamins, this is a treatment and colour in one.
Lack of sleep, especially during busy working weeks, really shows up on my face. If you're the same and notice dullness, loss of radiance and visible fine lines, then you'll want this. It's a night cream that works to combat all of those issues, even if you don't clock in the recommend eight hours.
A sophisticated holiday scent, there isn't a coconut in sight; instead this perfume conjures up the spirit of beach holidays (think luscious florals and warm sea breezes) thanks to a blend of grapefruit, honeysuckle, lily of the valley and Italian bergamot.
Despite this cheek and lip tint being incredibly lightweight and easy to blend, it packs a colour punch. It instantly brightens the complexion and leaves a pretty flush on the cheeks.
Not a fan of green juices? This is like a detox for skin, without the need to change your diet. Packed with spirulina, spinach, green tea and kaolin clay, this deep cleanses, removes skin-damaging pollutants and feeds the skin with goodness. Unlike most masks you don't need to cleanse your skin first, simply slather on and it self-activates transforming from a clay to a bubbling foam texture before you wash it off.
The combo of warmer days and constantly rushing about can leave hair smelling less than fresh. You may not be ready to wash it though and that's where this hair perfume comes into play. Opt for a floral-based scent for a hit of much-needed freshness. It's alcohol-free so it won't damage or dry out your hair.
Are dark circles your problem area? Then let this giant yellow-hued crayon come to your rescue. It's easy to blend and the yellow counteracts dark patches leaving your under-eye area looking brighter.
A dual-chamber day cream, the green side is a serum consistency, while the white is more like a lotion. Lactic acid helps slough away at skin to make way for encapsulated copper and zinc, as well as electrolytes, which all work to energise skin cells to encourage cell growth and DNA replication that slows with age and stress. My skin looked better after just a week—impressive.
If, like me, you use a liquid foundation, then using a liquid bronzer makes total sense. Dew The Hoola is a creamy consistency that keeps skin looking dewy and can be buffed right into high points for a more realistic sun-kissed look. This will be by my side all summer long.
For full volume, defined lashes, BareMinerals has created this precision mascara. The small brush enables you to get right into the roots of your lashes to lift and coat up and out to the tips. Minute bristles on the very top allow you to hold the wand vertically to define your lashes with absolute precision.
Another giant crayon, this one illuminates skin by imparting a wash of champagne shimmer. It's incredibly easy to blend, and because it's oversize you can use it on your décolleté or down the fronts of your shins to impart a pretty sheen.
Containing water and glycerin, this cooling, calming, hydrating face mist is essential when you're sat in an air conditioned office all day. Super refreshing it'll come into its own when the summer days arrive and the nights are too hot and stuffy.