This month, I've spotted so many amazing beauty finds hitting the Byrdie UK beauty cupboard (and subsequently, my own bathroom shelves). They're the sort of gems that make it onto our daily edits of the best beauty products for all eventualities, but they deserve calling out individually, too.
So from the dreamiest highlighter palette you'll ever see to the most comprehensive summer skincare kit, I've lined up the five best launches to land in the last few weeks below. There are also over 164 other beauty buys that have managed to earn the Byrdie seal of approval. These are the kinds of new beauty products you'll want to buy now and love forever.
You don't really need me to tell you how dreamy this is—you can totally see it for yourself. With three shades of lustrous, dewy-finished highlighter, use to add sparkle to the inner corners of the eyes, strobe to the cheekbones and highlight to collar bones.
Not everybody is into the baking trend, and quite often, the reason is that the so-called "invisible" powder is actually really rather visible, especially on darker skin tones where it can look ashy or grey. Huda's new collection of powders come in a spectrum of true-to-skin shades so you can get that long-lasting finish without the weird camera flashback.
We'd probably buy anything Dr Dennis Gross ever makes, that's how much we love this brand. So it's little wonder that we're really into this jam-packed skincare kit too. It contains some of the line's most loved products, so you can buff and prep and prime till your heart's content. Exclusive to Cult Beauty.
With defence against blue light, as well sun and pollution protection, this creamy primer helps ward off any potential skin aggressors. Our only bugbear? That it doesn't come with built-in coverage like our old faithful Bareminerals Complexion Rescue, the original.
If you want ridiculously fluffy, feathery lashes, then take a look at this whopper from Hourglass. The giant brush loads each individual hair with plenty of product, making lashes look darker, thicker and more voluminous.
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I'm sorry, but is there anything better than hydrating your split ends whilst lacing them with the decadent scent of lime basil and mandarin? The answer is no. Jo Malone has us cornered.
This heatwave is no joke, but L'Occitane's new shower gel is like that first bracing dip in the pool while on holiday. Bliss.
Primark has really upped its beauty offering recently, and the pigments in these matte lipsticks are surprisingly long-lasting.
Chrissy Teigen's latest Becca collab is finally here, and if this peach-toned bronzer will bring us even an inch closer to her dewy glow, we'll be happy.
Makeup artist Rae Morris has whittled down the seemingly infinite number of brush types to this comprehensive selection of tools you'd actually use.
Yes, La Mer's new multi-tonal bronzing powder will lend cheeks the most realistic, radiant glow, but the formula is also infused with the brand's cult Miracle Broth, so you can be sure it feeds the skin with tonnes of nutrients too.
After an extensive makeover, Dr Roebucks, an Australian Insta-famous beauty brand is now available in the UK via SpaceNK. This product is the brand's facial exfoliator that everyone is going crazy for. It contains jojoba beads to provide a manual exfoliation and grapefruit and peppermint which offer a gentle form of acid exfoliation. It also doubles up as a deep-cleansing mask.
The health benefits of magnesium have been well documented, especially relating to the mineral's ability to soothe tired muscles. Which is why Ren's magnesium spray is such a clever idea. Spritz the oil-textured mist onto legs post-run (or even post-flight) and it quickly works its magic to ease out any aches or pains.
Still not found the face SPF that just works for you? Give Elemis's new formula a go. It's super lightweight, so there's none of that greasy, chalky feeling. It also protects against UV rays and HEV light emitted from screens.
Granted, we're biased, but our beauty box is arguably one of the best deals you'll find in the beauty world right now. Not only does it contain £213 worth of incredible products for only £50, but it will also walk you through the most comprehensive nightly routine you'll have ever experienced. For a full list of everything inside, take a look over here.
It appears to be more like a tropical eye shadow duo (and looks great like that too—see editorial director Amy's Insta post for reference), but when brushed on ever so gently with a fan brush, it makes for a really summery highlight that we swear looks good on every skin tone.
Body sprays have been making a bit of a chic comeback over the past year or so, but none quite hit that luxe mark like Jo Loves new graffiti-style cans. This one houses the brand's delightful grapefruit scent, and despite being a mist, the fragrance has brilliant staying power.
Like a highlighter for hair, this mixture of coconut, lemon and pineapple juices gradually lighten hair under the sun, perfect for keeping the whitest of blondes blonde on holiday. It also contains dilo oil to nourish and coconut water for hydration.
Coming to the end of your current bottle of body oil? Us too. That's why we're looking forward to replacing it with this spotty limited edition from Nuxe.
Your eyelids get a pretty rough deal—their lipid film is virtually non-existent, the skin is far thinner than anywhere else on the face and the 22 muscles are put to work blinking over 10,000 times a day. Plus, they're contained within a sluggish lymphatic system with weak blood circulation. So it's no wonder that eyes are the first place we show our energy levels. This new eye cream contains probiotics as well as polysaccharides to protect this vulnerable skin.
Body mists are back, but they're far more grown-up. None are more so than Jo Malone's fresh floral mist. Trust us—you'll want to spray it over every item of clothing you own.
If you like a dewy foundation, you'll want a concealer to match (that way, you don't end up with a patchwork of skin textures). This concealer manages to match the coverage of heavier formulas but with a feather-light finish.
Rihanna is killing it in the beauty stakes right now—including her new products. This body highlighter is just as extra as you would expect, lacing limbs with a high shine and high-shimmer bronze.
YSL Beauty's pigmented lip tints now come with a shimmery finish.
This powder layers skin with a natural-looking glow with dreamy peachy tones and a trio of bronze powders.
Another concealer to land this week is by Clinique. If you're after something that you can wear all day and all night with little maintenance, this is the thing for you.
Chanel's Les Beige collection is everything, but the real star in the range's crown is this chic-looking bronzer. It comes in three shades to suit a range of skin tones, and the powder itself is so finely milled that it looks so natural.
Percy & Reed's new ultra-fine hair spray lends hair just the perfect amount of dishevelment.
The perfect meeting point between a heather grey, lavender purple and baby blue. Dreamy.
With festival season right around the corner, prep yourself with these easy-to-use temporary hair dyes. A purple strand looks great weaved into a French plait.
Seems like hair detoxes are everywhere this month. Bumble and Bumble's foam fizzes on application and contains salicylic acid to lift away any excess debris, oil and dead skin cells on the scalp.
If the summer season started bottling up its own fragrance, it would smell precisely like this.
Just think of all the incredible eye looks you could create with Lime Crime's amazing new palette.
I know, I didn't realise natural deodorants worked either, but Modern Botany's really does. It contains a super-long list of sweat-reducing and smell-improving essential oils, and unlike with other natural deodorant balms, you don't need to use your fingers to apply.
Elemis's new body lotion comes powered by nigari salts that stimulate blood glow and are rich in skin detoxifying magnesium chloride.
This brilliant moisturiser does the work of your highlighter too, seeing as it contains pomegranate extract for a hit of antioxidants and illuminating minerals to ramp up the sheen. It truly does live up to its glowy claims.
Started to spot a smattering of hyperpigmentation across the cheeks? Me too. Murad's serum contains a complex-sounding blend of niacinamide, Hexylresorcinol and plankton extract that work to erase dark spots (without the use of harsh hydroquinone), and you can take my face as proof—it really works.
With just the perfect amount of foaminess (although, miraculously, without the use of any sulfates or soap), this cleanser really peels back all layers of excess grease and dirt and uses the same acids in the brand's cult 2-step peel to lift away stubborn dead skin cells.
I've never really boarded the finishing spray bandwagon until MAC presented this dreamy, glowy, ethereal version. It comes dappled with the iridescence of the Goldlite Strobe Cream and looks heavenly in the sunshine (and even out of it too).
A strong contender for your new favourite serum, Sarah Chapman's contains peptides to lift and firm, plant stem cells to knead a little more elasticity in the face, and vitamin C to brighten.
Because tan never looks good on flaky-skinned shins, Tan Luxe's new oil laces skin with raspberry seed oil to really nourish before creating a deep yet believable tan.
For volume without any matting, Ouai's super-fine mist nuzzles its way between hairs, separating them ever so slightly to give the impression of extra height and width.
Finally, Finland's favourite skincare brand is available for the UK, and we're mainlining this vitamin C–packed serum in the hopes it gives us that Scandi glow.
Speaking of glow, It Cosmetics' cult CC cream just got a whole lot glowier thanks to the addition of light-reflecting pigments. It's the equivalent of multiple layers of strobe cream, just in your foundation.
It's universally known that pencil-based makeup products are the easiest to work with, and Nudestix has all bases covered. We're especially keen on this kit, which contains three peachy crayons to use on cheeks and lips, although there's nothing stopping you from swiping across the eyes too.
When the working day starts to take its toll on your skin (usually around 3pm) a face mist will always perk up the complexion just enough to see you through to the end of the day. But alongside Vitamin E and green tea to nourish the skin, Iconic's contains super subtle flecks of pearlescent shimmer to lace skin in the sunniest of sheens. Consider it your most souped-up mist yet.
A really vivid tomato shade that looks great in this newfound sunshine. And the tiny, domed nib makes the application (even sans mirror) a doddle.
The two weights of hyaluronic acid molecules in Avène's new serum act like a drip feeder to nourish both the uppermost and deepest layers of the skin.
You'll undoubtedly have spotted this Millennial Pink packaging all over your Instagram feed—it's practically catnip for anyone partial to taking a #shelfie. Thankfully, the formulas hold up pretty well too. This moisturiser, for example, uses citrus oils and shea butter to nourish and brighten.
As a tribute to the late, great drag queen, Divine, Kat Von D has created this palette of showy eye shadow shades from a grass green that would work well as a tight line of colour against the lashes to a sky blue that looks great when buffed out to a soft wash.
They may seem somewhat superfluous, but I swear that a face mist makes all the difference in keeping skin looking perky throughout the day. This one contains rosehip, avocado and macadamia nut oils, which undo the moisture-zapping work of the central heating system.
Okay, so you worked out how to incorporate AHAs into your facial skincare routine—but what about your body? This "serum" (which is really just a fancy term for a body lotion) contains lactic acid to exfoliate the skin without any harsh scrubbing and probiotics to help support the skin's barrier, which will prevent future dehydration—and you're going to need that if you're heading on holiday this summer.
No matter how angelic we are with our heat tool usage, we all get split ends, which are enough to make the rest of the hair look weak and unhealthy, even if it's quite the opposite. Moroccanoil's new product is like a grout sealant for the hair, "glueing" split ends back together, thanks to the practically unpronounceable Galactoarabinan—an extract from the larch tree.
Few #flatlays on Instagram omit this cool indie brand, and it's finally brought its nontoxic wares to the UK by way of SpaceNK. It's a pretty vast collection to explore, but there's something rather satisfying about this blue clay mask. After just one go, pores feel well and truly purged.
Fresh's mask has five skin concerns in its sights: dullness, rough texture, uneven tone, dryness and congestion. And braced by lotus flower extract, seaweed flakes, red algae and sea fennel, it makes a pretty good shot at them all.
Jo Loves's latest scent is super zesty with both orange blossom and mandarin in its blend.
If you're looking for a non-scary entry point into the world of acids—consider these useful pads. They're soaked in a mixture of exfoliating enzymes that are strong enough to gently gnaw away at the dead skin cells squatting on the skin's surface, but not too potent that they'll leave you red raw.
Unlike heavier highlighter formulas, INCredible's is more like a water that you sweep over the cheeks (fast, as you don't want this stuff dribbling down off your chin), and as the liquid evaporates, it leaves behind a thin veil of glowy (not shimmery) particles that truly look like they could be your very own skin.
If you're still yet to adopt the daily use of an SPF (what are you waiting for?), then stop what you're doing and buy this very one right here. Not only does it contain a hefty factor 50, but it will also triple up as your moisturiser, thanks to its Thermal Spring Water, and your serum, as it contains free radical–fighting antioxidants. There go all your excuses.
As hydrating as a balm with the colour of a stain, lip oils are the perfect option for the more noncommittal lipstick users amongst us. This one comes from a new brand to launch on Cult Beauty—Pinch of Colour—and is this super-flattering watermelon shade.
If you claim to detest moisturiser, I urge you to try this one. Lighter than most, it won't leave an uncomfortable greasy layer but instead, plies skin with bucketloads of hydration, as well as oat and green lentil extracts that blur away any obvious pores.
Like mini works of art, Chanel's illuminating powder is so perfect that to scratch the surface with a highlighter brush seems wholly barbaric. But honestly, the subtle, almost glossy glow it pastes on to skin makes it more than worth the destruction.
I could harp on about Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare all day long, but really all you need to know (and buy) is this kit. Inside, you'll find sachets of the brand's cult daily peel, to lift away clingy dead skin cells as well as a serum with more vitamin C than a Sunny D and a moisturiser so creamy that it'll perk dull skin right up. It's all you need to try before you realise you're just as much a sucker for this glow-giving brand as I am.
No, it isn't technically a foundation, but if you like your coverage on the lighter side, then it can definitely pose as one. It will blur any blemishes like the hardiest of primers and dapple skin with a gorgeous Mediterranean-sunset kind of highlight and its antioxidants will brighten skin too. It's dreamy.
Like a brisk walk in the countryside in a bottle, this new scent mixes dirty, earthy notes (like moss and cedarwood) with watery, bright and clean notes to create a fragrance that makes you feel more one with nature just by wearing it.
If your history with hair powders has been less than positive, give the product another chance with this one—I swear it'll prove you wrong. Once patted into roots, it's literally invisible, scaffolding roots without that telltale chalky trail.
Whether your complexion is plagued by dark circles, blemishes or pigmentation, this concealer is a master of disguise. It's so easy to apply—just dab onto skin straight from the bullet and lightly tap with your finger, brush or sponge to blend and conceal. And its staying power is seriously impressive too.
Creamy vanilla swirled with the warm scent of golden corn and bright sunna mimosas (sadly, not the alcoholic kind) make for a rather uplifting scent indeed.
Kérastase's new shampoo is made up of 96% natural ingredients, speaking to the consumer who is concerned with exactly what's frothing at their roots every day at shower time. It contains Samoan coconut oil and Moroccan argan oil, so it'll add weight to hair that tends to go fluffy in the cold air.
Famed for its antibacterial properties, so many skincare experts turn to blue light to treat acne at its source. Tria's nifty handheld light means you can reap the benefits without peeling yourself from your sofa. Divine.
This bitter cold left your face red and raw? The soothing oatmeal and antioxidants in this new face mask should settle it nicely.
£1 for every sale of Pureology's new gift set will be donated to Ovarian Cancer Action, and staff members at L'Oreal's HQ are on a mission to raise £20,000 for the cause through all manner of fundraising activities.
This sassy candle speaks for itself, really.
We're big fans of Elemis's new collection in general, but this cleanser has got to be its star player. A gel format, it's full of nourishing greens and an active prebiotic to "feed" skin and balance its barrier, whilst lifting away every last scrap of pollution.
Hair damage affects all of us, whether you're a tonging addict or not, and its what causes the bonds within each hair strand to weaken and—worst-case scenario—snap off. Usually, these sorts of technologies are the sole preserve of the trichologist's office, but Tresemmé has formulated a blend of molecules that are able to travel into the hair shaft and rebuilt its structure, making it less prone to damage in the first place.
No, we haven't got the price tag wrong. La Prairie's new night serum does truly cost that much—but it works. It really works. I've been trialling it for four weeks now, and I swear, I wake up with skin that looks dappled in sunlight, even before I've had a chance to open the curtains. I'm not one for the term "miracle-worker," but if there was ever a product that worked so well as to deserve the accolade, it might just be this one. But of course, it's going to take a fair amount of disposable income.
It's as though the colour masters behind Nars' newest palette simply looked at a terracotta-roofed Sicilian villa in the heat of summer and used a pipette to suck up the 12 best colours in that scene—that's how sumptuous the shades are. And thankfully, they look just as dreamy on eyelids of all skin tones.
Pixi's new oil has the same effect on the skin as a stress ball and whale song has on the mind. Its blend of jasmine flower extract, evening primrose and grape-seed oil is packed with omegas, antioxidants and vitamins to rebuild damaged skin cells, soothe any irritation and douse it with long-lasting hydration. Use morning and night—and a few times in between, if you're anything like me.
If you've spent the past year permanently peering out from behind a sheet mask, this news will certainly prick your ears: Redken is launching a sheet mask for the hair. Infused with nourishing prickly pear cacti and aloe vera gel, it will drench thirsty hair, and just like its skincare namesake, the "sheet" (which is essentially a fancy shower cap) will give those ingredients time to properly penetrate the hair shaft.
Clinique's lipsticks are already some of the most reliable around, but now they come wrapped in Marimekko's fun prints. Yes, they're pretty chic, but I'm mainly made up with the fact the bright design makes it so much easier to find at the bottom of your handbag. Clever.
In the past month, I've been asked "what's a really good moisturiser for dry skin?" more times than I've been had glasses of wine, and each and every time, I've waxed poetic about this one. It's super rich, like the texture of clotted cream, but it does what you want it to, hydrating skin deep into its core and leaving the face gleaming without flaring up any sensitivity.
Buttery lipsticks may be super satisfying, but they are pretty tricky to keep in place. Powder, on the other hand, has a whole lot more stick. Chanel's new lip palettes contain a rich balm to first hydrate lips, and then then a high-pigment powder that lace them with a sturdy layer of colour that does not bleed, smudge or move, no matter how messy things get with that almond croissant.
When you're lacking energy, it's likely your skin might be finding its usual tasks of synthesizing collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid pretty hard too, making for an all-around dull complexion. The answer, according to Caudalie and its partner, Harvard Medical School, is to kick it back into life by way of this new serum. It contains resveratrol and betaine, which infiltrate skin's mitochondria (energy factories) to remind lazy skin to get to work, resulting in a brighter, bouncier complexion.
I'm ringing in the return of lip gloss with pure glee: Gloopy, glossy lacquer is way more fun (and flattering) than any matte lipstick. BareMinerals has somehow created a range of "nude"-toned glosses that have extra shine but none of the stickiness, so they feel no heavier than a sturdy lip balm.
If you're plagued by congested skin, Elizabeth Arden's new cleanser is worth considering. It feels like a mousse at first squeeze, but it soon melts down to a smooth clay that draws out all that grim stuff lurking in your pores (sebum, dirt, pollution, etc.). It's also powered by probiotics that help restrengthen skin's defences.
A red face is basically inevitable with any kind of exercise, but this new powder by Clinique is formulated with yellow pigments that neutralise any tomato tones. The rest of the CliniqueFIT range is pretty clever too, with skincare and makeup products designed to be worn at the gym, including a mascara that stays put no matter how many burpees you do.
Like a makeup tutorial in a box, HAX's new kits make everything (from winged liner to glitter lips) a hell of a lot easier. This one will walk you through how to create a metallic two-tone lip.
This palette is worth buying for the ombré-effect casing alone, but the shades inside are pretty nice too. The Parma-violet purple will look great as a soft wash of colour, or apply the navy blue with a wet brush for high impact.
Nars's newest foundation successfully finds that middle ground between high coverage and a natural, dewy finish, thanks to raspberry, apple and watermelon extracts that hydrate skin while you wear it.
You'll undoubtedly have heard of and tried Benefit's original primer, but it now comes formulated with microscopic pinky-pearlescent particles that do the work of your highlighter.
It's always a good idea to keep a tube of hand cream nearby, especially as this cold winter weather continues to zap our hands of all moisture. Jo Malone's new set makes the whole endeavour a far chicer affair, syphoning three of its best-selling scents into hand cream form. English Pear and Freesia are our favourites.
If you went a bit OTT on the straighteners at New Year's or you spent too much time in the sun in 2017, this mask offers a complete hair overhaul. It contains yellow clay (to rejig the external structure of the hair) and babassu butter, which intensely hydrates each strand. Have you tried multimasking for your hair yet?
BareMinerals has funnelled gold extract into this neck cream to promote skin's natural collagen production to eek out fine lines, as well as Edelweiss extract to firm up skin elasticity of the neck and décolleté skin.
The brush on this mascara is huge, which gives it the clout to really bolster lashes and make them look a whole lot thicker. The formula also contains carnauba plant fibres that cling to the end of lashes faking extra length.
You've already got your Fitbit tracking your every step, and Wayskin's analyser will do the same for your face. Hold it up to your skin, and it will read moisture levels and will advise you when you need to rehydrate topically and internally. Plus, it can track ambient UC levels and humidity to help protect skin from these harsh aggressors. It's your new beauty best friend.
The triangular head of Sigma's new brush does look a little odd, but it's brilliant at blending foundation seamlessly into those irritating corners around the nose.
If you loved the rich, opulent vibes of the OG Marc Jacobs' Decadence scent, you're bound to love this one even more. It's got amber and papyrus woods at the base, giving it enough weight to cling to skin all day long, and the initial hit of plum and saffron is the sort of stuff you can't stop sniffing.
If you're looking for a hard hit (and I mean hard hit) of nourishment, then Løre's new mask sachets are your guys. The formula has the texture of butter and melts into dry hair, coating each and every strand in a mix of amino acids, vegetable proteins and plant oils. Wash off in the shower, and you'll emerge with softer, stronger hair.
Softer than harsh black, grey eye shadow is surprisingly wearable, whether worn as a wash of colour across the entire eyelid or as a liner with a band of colour placed tight to the lash line. Chantecaille's shadow allows you to try both with its clever wet-or-dry formula.
Shades of copper have taken over the interior world, and now they're coming for your fingers too. This soft rose tone is perfect for the festive season.
From air pollution to stress, our skin racks up a lot of enemies over the years. And it's these enemies that plague our complexions with damaging free radicals that cause oxidative stress aka dull, dehydrated and ageing skin. The answer is to fuel your skincare arsenal with plenty of antioxidants, which makes this serum a good place to start. It contains precursors to vitamins A and E (two of the most potent antioxidants around), which are more stable than the pure form, meaning delivery to your skin is far more efficient.
Not only does this hair mist deliver a fine layer of nourishing certified-organic sunflower and kukui seed oils, but it also lends hair the scent of the Brazilian coastline with notes of neroli, lemon and ylang-ylang.
If you've started to notice spots of hyper-pigmentation, consider this your most targeted defence yet. Inside this serum stick (imagine the texture of a lip balm) lies kojic acid, which has a rather impressive brightening effect. Rather than slather this potent ingredient all over the face and potentially waste it on areas that don't need it, this innovative stick format allows you to apply it directly to the problem areas.
From her foundation to her Lip Strobes, we'd be happy with a makeup bag that solely consisted of Huda Beauty products. And we reckon we'd get a lot of wear out of this palette over the Christmas party season. The warm pink, rust and terra-cotta shades are flattering on almost every single skin tone, and the glitter shadows have incredible shimmer payoff.
If it wasn't enough that Diptyque has taken up residence on our mantlepieces, bedside tables and bathrooms, the brand now has our cars in its sights, with this rather chic air freshener. Place over the car air vent, and it will emit your choice of seven scents including our favourite, Figuier.
Bobbi Brown's new powders are seriously clever. They come in six colour-correcting shades, which won't only balance your complexion on those slightly off-kilter days, but they can also be used to tweak foundation shades as skin changes seasonally, and they also work pretty well as natural-looking blusher, bronzer and highlighter shades.
Another month and another sheet mask we can't wait to get on our faces. This one comes infused with kale and grapefruit, which deposit a generous dose of vitamins C and K to the skin to promote cell renewal and help distressed skin to heal.
Consisting of mini pots that click together into a neat stack, Trinny London is set to streamline our beauty kits once and for all. These cream blush/lip colour hybrids have a nice sheer texture, which makes for a super-realistic flush. This poppy shade will add warmth to an olive complexion, but there are shades that will suit all other skin tones too.
These clever sheet masks by new brand Patchology offer all the detoxifying power of volcanic ash in sheet-mask form, so you won't end up with brown smears up the sink like traditional mud masks.
We've already confessed our undying love for pillow spray, but This Works has just made our wildest dreams come true by bringing together both of its iconic pillow sprays. On one side of this dual-pump bottle, it has the regular (but powerful) Deep Sleep Pillow Spray formula, while on the other is the Deep Sleep Plus Pillow Spray for those particularly restless nights. Between the two of them, you'll find enough dream-inducing mist for 191 nights of better sleep.
Burberry's new teal nail polish shade is the kind of colour you didn't know you needed in your collection, but you won't be able to stop wearing it.
This metallic gel takes any eye look to the next level. Swipe on top of your favourite eye shadow (burnt reds and chestnut browns work particularly well), and the gel dries down to leave a veil of gold flakes. It's dreamy.
The clever magnesium core of this large barrel brush heats and cools faster than traditional ceramic, making it the ultimate hair-smoothing sidekick to a hair dryer. Plus, the nylon bristles softly wipe away excess product and oil from the hair, which will help boost hair that tends to fall flat.
Since the launch of Nars's Velvet Matte Concealer last year, our lives (and dark circles) haven't been the same. And now you can get that same skin-blurring coverage in a foundation. What's especially handy is the stick format—simply swipe over the cheeks and across the forehead, and then use a brush or sponge to blend it out.
The glitter particles in this eye shadow quartet are so densely packed that the shimmer payoff is seriously impressive. Plus, the warm-toned shades are super flattering on all skin tones.
As Urban Decay lovers, we're obviously very excited about this launch. Expect deep browns, burnt oranges and warm reds. Just take our money already.
Not only does this help to resurface the skin, it will also provide a much-needed SPF.
This powerful cleansing oil is fantastic to cleanse skin (although don't get it in your eyes) and leaves it glowing. One tip: Take off makeup on the eyes beforehand.
Is there anything that Pixi does wrong? If your skin is feeling a little tired then simply dot this stuff over your face for a quick spruce.
If you're about to go on holiday, then this product couldn't come at a better time.
Hair legend Sam McKnight's new hair range has been incredibly popular among beauty insiders. This one offers to give hair texture and hold at the same time.
New to Selfridges' beauty offering, this moisturiser is great for sealing in moisture and giving skin a boost.
Beauty Pie is one of the coolest, chicest, and most affordable brands around, so it's no surprise that we're fairly excited about this new product.
With clever pigments that adapt to your natural skin tone, this tinted moisturiser will give you that perfect, beachy, sun-kissed glow we're always after. It's also packed with hydrating ingredients, so this is maybe all you need to put on your skin. It's so hydrating that even the men in your life can use it (without the tint going patchy in stubble). The only problem you may have is getting it back off them.
Better than any Facetune filter, meet the new Nars highlighting and bronzing palette, aka all your skin needs for summer. It contains four opalescent tones to give your complexion serious glow and two bronzers (a lighter one for the start of the season and a darker option for when you've picked up a tan).
It can be hard to switch your mind off before heading to sleep. Elemis is here to help with its new range of Life Elixirs, aimed to comfort, strengthen and aid sleep. The bath and shower elixir is a gorgeous oil that turns milky on contact with skin and releases a calm-inducing scent of patchouli and palmarosa to help your body relax and your brain slow down. All of which will give you a better night's sleep.
It may take you a few seconds to get your head round the idea of a foam-based dry shampoo, but do, because the latest product from the Kardashians' hairstylist, Jen Atkin, is a game changer. Apply it as you would a regular mousse, massage in and it does all the work of a dry shampoo without any of the powdery residue, leaving your hair feeling and looking like it has been washed.
If you've booked your holiday, then the next thing you'll need to sort is your SPF. Meet Clinique's latest offering, a lightweight oil-meets-mist that isn't sticky or greasy in the slightest and sinks in with the lightest of rubs.
Is there anything better than a fancy shower gel? We don't think so, which is why you need to know about the latest scent from Molton Brown, a heady mix of sweet jasmine, salty sea fennel and woody cypress. In short, it's a sensorial delight for your morning shower.
With a base of organic coconut oil this gradual tan delivers serious hydration as well as a beautiful golden glow that develops over six to eight hours. And with a subtle (read: not overpowering) coconut scent.
If you're looking for something to protect your skin against daily aggressors and get some serious hydration at the same time, this is it. This brand-new serum from Vichy contains the brand's unique mineralizing water, which has been proven to boost antioxidant defences in the skin. Previously Vichy had only been able to use 20% concentration in products because it's so hard to stabilise, but thanks to new technology, this one has an 89% concentration. Vichy has teamed it with hyaluronic acid, the moisture maker for skin, creating one very powerful serum at an amazing price point. Run and get it.
Charcoal in a shampoo? That's right. Think of what a charcoal-based mask does for your skin; it purifies, deeply cleanses and detoxes. That's exactly what this shampoo does for your hair. It's even an exceptionally pleasing shade of shimmering grey, but don't panic: It washes out to reveal shinier looking hair.
If you loved the original Dandelion (and of course you do—it's one of the most perfect peachy-pink blushers out there), then you're going to adore its sparkly new sister. When we say sparkly, don't think teenage glitter: This is all about a subtle luminosity that will make your skin instantly glow.
If you haven't discovered Elemental Herbology, then may we introduce you to the brand's first-ever pack of four sheet masks? They're packed with the company's signature mix of botanicals, vitamins and actives. It is ideal for skin that needs a boost of hydration, as it contains a vitamin B3 complex that will lock moisture in, as well as skin that needs a bit of healing help, as it also is packed with aloe vera to calm and soothe. You can even leave these masks in the fridge for hot, balmy days when your skin needs an instant cooling refresh. Genius.
Not only does this new candle look amazing, smell like a dream but a donation equal to 75% of the retail price goes directly to The Quiet Garden in Notting Hill. The Quiet Garden has been created by one of the UK's leading homelessness charities, St Mungo's, and with the money raised with Jo Malone London, it will help train homeless people in gardening and give them a safe place where they can reconnect.
For medium to dark skin tones, one side contains powders (three for contouring and one pearl shade for highlighting), and the other holds creams (two for contouring, two for colour-correcting and one pearl shade for highlighting).
The rounded end of this brush is for colour correcting and contouring, while the fan can be used to apply a light dusting of highlighter.
A highlighter that promises a dewy glow and smells of coconut? You'll find that all in this new product from Marc Jacobs.
As usual, Nars applies its innovative beauty technology to create a bronzer that diffuses imperfections. It's essentially a real life soft-focus filter that also gives you an all-over warm glow.
The award-winning elasticizer gets a makeover for summer with a coconut scent. Ideal for damaged hair or when you want to feel like you're on holiday.
Need a bit of help when it comes to tanning? Try this gradual one for a natural glow.
You can never have too many highlighters, and when it costs less than £7, we're in.
Ideal to stash in your travel on for those last-minute touch-ups. Plus, this colour will go well with a tan.
You might have already heard about this one. It's the lipstick that changes colour to a bold coral colour when you put it on your lips. Another brilliant hue for sun-kissed skin.
If you've been on one of those partying and sunning holidays, then you need this to make you appear fully refreshed. This moisturiser is packed full of vitamin C and will give skin back its glow.
Want just one product to take in your cosmetic case for holiday? Take this stick from Chanel. Use it as you would a cream bronze or blush, and it will give you a natural beauty look with a touch of glam.
Dry nails need a refresh? Leave this overnight and wake up with gorgeously soft and beautiful nails.
If there's anyone who knows about feeling glamorous, it's Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, so you can forgive us for blindly believing this body cream will make us feel incredible.
Pixi products never let us down, so this moisturiser and concealer in one is a must.
Ideal for travelling (it's mini-sized), this will give your skin a deep cleanse.
Not only is this waterproof, but it's travel-size so perfect for holiday.
Neom always delivers when it comes to calming and soothing beauty products.
A classic that we can never resist. Nuxe's body oil is a great way to nourish dry skin while adding a sparkle (best for sun-kissed skin).
It really is amazing. Deeply pigmented, this wonder concealer will last you a long time, despite the fact it comes in a tiny tube.
Super-pigmented and in 17 different shades, this new lipstick from Bobbi Brown is ideal for the matte-lippie lover.
The best thing about this bronzer is that you'll never even look like you're wearing bronzer. All you'll be left with a light glow, as if you've spent the weekend on a European city break.
Time to stop with the cherry reds and deep purples of winter and embrace the coming warmer months. (Can you tell we're excited about spring?)
You already know the iconic Eight Hour Cream, but now meet the hydrating mist that combines all the moisturising goodness of the old product but into a mist, which hydrates, soothes and refreshes skin. Sold.
Not into matte lipsticks but want a dose of bold colour? Dior's new lacquer stick delivers high shine in brilliant pink, red and orange hues.
A shampoo that delivers salon results and only costs £8? Yep, this is exactly that.
Based on the smell of a library, the iconic Bibliothèque scent in a unique and collector eau de parfum available in a book format. Housed in an actual book, the perfume bottle is inserted in white laser-cut pages.
For those who want a de-stressing anti-ageing serum that promises to tighten skin while helping you to relax.
A gentle toner that includes rose oil to help moisturise.
There are so many good things in this salt bath soak. The handpicked flowers from the brand's gardens in Northern Sweden include birch, lavender and soothing chamomile.
Brighten up your manicure for spring with this chic orange-red shade.
Often wake up looking like you've been dragged through a hedge? Yep, us too. This overnight hair mask is super lightweight yet rich, with smoothing and hydrating oils, so you'll wake up looking you've had a blow-dry (almost).
Suffer from shine and enlarged pores? You need this mattifying toner in your life.
A perfect combination of skin-perfecting tones, this powder illuminates the skin, giving you a perfected complexion.