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Written by Vira Anekboonyapirom
You follow all the big names in beauty, but with brand new products launching on the regular, it’s impossible to separate the mediocre from the must-haves.
So please let me welcome you to 23 of the best new beauty arrivals this Spring. In here we’ve covered newness that might well be love at first sight, perhaps you’ll find an undisputed favourite or one you’ve ‘always wanted to try’.
With Summer right around the corner, you can be sure to find products worthy of a glow up. Our Aussie summers are no joke, and the last thing you need are products to make you feel even stickier. Heard of a water gel-cream before? It’s a guaranteed addition to your summer beauty routine. (Tip, put it in the fridge for ultimate satisfaction)
And on that note, if you’re curious to see what’s what in beauty arrivals this spring we’ve tried and tested the latest products to hit the market and here is our round-up of 23 new beauty kids on the block, our thoughts and why they’ve made the cut on our beauty shelves.
GUCCI Vernis à Ongles
Gucci’s vintage-inspired beauty capsule boasts five vibrant new nail polishes and they are giving us life this season.
I have to admit, it’s mostly about the packaging for me. But of course, the nail polish itself is to die for.
Why it made the cut: the Annabel Rose (nude) colour glides on easily and streak-free and it’s not sheer so you really only need two coats, max.
Available for $41.00 at gucci.com/au
ELLA BACHÉ SPORTSBLOC GREAT SPF50+
An all-over face and body sunscreen formulated specifically for the harsh Aussie sun. The new Ella Baché sun cream is 4 hours water resistant and perfect for the sun lovers with UVA and UVB protection.
Why it made the cut: a deliciously thick cream that doesn’t smell like a typical sunscreen, isn’t greasy or sticky and has added lanolin and cocoa butter that hydrates and nourishes like a moisturising cream.
Swap your body moisturiser for this new sun cream this summer!
Available 28th September at ellabache.com.au
BLUSH OFF SHAMPOO CLEANSER
Finally, a cleanser for our makeup brushes and re-usable face pads that actually clean all (99%) of the makeup off! (I’ve been using normal hair shampoo until now)
Why it made the cut: when first cleaning my face pad with Blush Off’s shampoo cleanser, I was surprised how much makeup it took off first go. I haven’t been able to keep my face pads white without washing it by hand and then again in the washing machine, so this is a real game-changer.
Available for $19.00 at blushoff.com.au
MORPHE HINT HINT SKIN TINT
A lightweight foundation that you can build up from a sheer to medium coverage, with a naturally radiant finish that lasts up to 16 hours, is non-comedogenic and vegan.
Why it made the cut: sometimes you only want sheer coverage, while other times you want just that little bit extra. The bottle is designed with a pipette so you can control the amount of foundation you use without any wastage, one drop at a time!
Available for $26.00 at au.morphe.com
KLAIRS FUNDAMENTAL WATER GEL CREAM
When cream and a gel-based formula have a baby, you’re left with Klairs new Fundamental Water Gel Cream. It has a light silky texture with a consistency like custard, basically heaven in a pot.
Why it made the cut: if you have skin that’s on the dry side, the last thing you need in the hot sticky summer is layering your face with a thick heavy moisturiser. This cream will give you that added moisture without the heavy and thick feeling of a winter cream, and you’ll feel fresh-faced right away.
Available for $49.95 at letsfaceit.net.au
CHARLOTTE TILBURY LOVE FILTER COLLECTION
Charlotte Tilbury’s lipsticks are the bee’s knees of lipsticks, and this new collection of lippy’s inspired by love come in three beautiful shades for every bride on their wedding day.
New Shades: First Dance, Wedding Bells and Mrs Kisses
Why it made the cut: Matte Revolution lipsticks are long-lasting and a little goes a long way. My favourite? The First Dance colour is a gorgeous berry rose colour that’s flattering for all skin tones.
Available for $49.00 at charlottetilbury.com/au
THE ORDINARY NIACINAMIDE POWDER
Niacinamide is a hot topic this year, and with this Vitamin B3 boasting benefits from reducing pigmentation, the appearance of wrinkles all while helping to regulate sebum production, it’s no wonder this is everyone’s favourite new powerhouse product.
Why it made the cut: The Ordinary’s Niacinamide Powder is 100% Niacinamide which easily dissolves in any of your water-based products from serums to creams.
Available for $9.70 at theordinary.deceim.com
FACE HALO X
Following the success of Face Halo, comes the Face Halo X. A perfect combination of a cotton tip and cotton pad for cleaning up delicate and hard to reach areas that only cotton tips could get to.
Why it made the cut: a pocket rocket product, small enough that you can keep in your handbag for touching up smudges on the go. But the ultimate game-changer is cleaning up fine-lined mistakes like lip liner and eyeliners for straight edges.
Available for $38.00 at facehalo.com.au
BANGN BODY ILLUMINATING FIRMING LOTION
The very special 2.0 version of Bangn Body’s original firming lotion shares the same formula that aids in the reduction of cellulite, stretch marks and scarring with the addition of a summer glow! The Illuminating Firming Lotion features an added natural glow, formulated with Sapphire vintage gold pigments made from a biodegradable mica.
Why it made the cut: the multi-purpose formula alone is one that we have been obsessed with from day one, but now with the weather getting warmer it’s the season of short dresses and short sleeves. Who doesn’t want to show off their best glow this summer?
Available for $56.00 at bangnbody.com
COLOR WOW DREAM COAT
Okay, so this baby technically isn’t new, BUT it’s new to me. After recently visiting my hair salon for a cut, I was introduced to Color Wow’s Dream Coat. Once you shampoo and condition your hair, divide into sections and apply liberally from root to tip. The formula is activated when blow-drying your hair so ensure you maintain tension when blow-drying.
Why it made the cut: your hair is coated in the frizz-fighting formula and you’re left with silky smooth, glass hair! The results will last you up to 4 washes and can be used on all hair types for all your glossy hair dreams that rivals Kim K’s.
Available for $57.00 at adorebeauty.com.au
FENTY BEAUTY PRO KISS’R Lip balm
Is it a gloss? Is it a balm? If you know, you know. Fenty Beauty’s Pro Kiss’r Lip Balm now comes in three new shades that are sheer enough for a subtle hint of colour but with a major boost of moisture.
New Shades: Cocoa Drizzle, Latte Lips, and Pinch Me.
Why it made the cut: When applied, it looks like your wearing a lip gloss, but it feels like a lip balm. It’s made with shea butter, that is non-sticky or greasy.
Available for $28.00 at sephora.com.au
SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL CHROMAID CLEAR BONDING COLOUR MASK
We don’t take kindly to dull locks over here, and Schwarzkopf Professional’s latest ChromaID range is the first customisable semi-permanent hair colour. A special mention to the Clear Bonding Colour Mask as it not only is used to mix and customise colour but when used alone, is a deeply conditioning mask with the added bonus of shine enhancement.
Why it made the cut: it’s a multipurpose mask for a non-committal semi-permanent pastel colour, but I use it alone for a deep conditioning with an extra shine that lasts up to 2 washes.
Available for $29.95 at hairhousewarehouse.com.au
LANOLIPS Lanostick minty
Easy application tube, tick. Lanolips classic formula, tick. New minty freshness, tick. The 90s inspired solid tube balm is deeply moisturising and conditioning, while the natural waxes seal the moisture in for hours.
Why it made the cut: a quick and mess-free application with the added bonus of minty freshness. Who doesn’t love Lanolips?
Available for $18.95 at lanolips.com.au
VIDA GLOW ANTI-G-OX
Vida Glow’s latest innovation literally allows you to glow from within. Vida Glow is well known for their ingestible Marine Collagen range, while the new Anti-G-Ox supports collagen health formulated with ingredients specifically designed to reduce free radical damage for beautiful younger-looking skin.
Why it made the cut: having both internal and external benefits to fighting against free radical damage, it enhances your skin’s health through improving skin regeneration and structure all while supporting our collagen health.
PS: I love pouring the formula directly onto the tongue, it tastes just like sherbert and I like to treat it like a mid-afternoon snack/pick me up!
Available for $79.95 at ausnz.vidaglow.com
TRILOGY BOOSTER SERUMS
Okay, it’s not one product, but two new products from Trilogy. These new Booster Serums are made for an intense 2-week treatment, the Hyaluronic Acid Booster solving dehydrated skin and the Bakuchiol Booster solving anti-ageing concerns like fine lines and dullness for a youthful glow.
Why it made the cut: these powerful little containers target your skins concerns giving it a boost of life and within 2 weeks you will notice results! Formulated from natural ingredients, they’re great for those with sensitive skin.
Available for $39.99 at priceline.com.au
LA BEACH SELF TAN ERASER
Have you recently used an old self-tanning product you found at the back of your beauty cupboard and noticed your skin turning green? Did you forget to exfoliate before tanning and now you can’t wear a skirt out? No problem! la beach’s self-tan eraser has got you.
Why it made the cut: made from natural and organic ingredients, it’s extremely easy and effortless to use and no more rubbing and scrubbing.
I do have to make a special mention of la beach’s “power couple” tanning foam and water mist which is an absolute game-changer for a very natural tan – no orange.
Available for $29.00 at labeachbeauty.com
TRIBE Peachy rose! hydrating mist
We love a good mist around here and a good mist should work harder to provide more than just the fresh feeling of hydration. Tribe Skincare’s Peachy Rose! Hydrating Mist does just that. Not only do you get the hydrating benefit of Aloe Vera, but Tribe’s Peachy Rose also has their added Anti-Redness Complex to reduce redness and calm your skin.
Why it made the cut: it can be applied over makeup, under your serums and moisturiser (to clean dry skin) and basically whenever you need a fresh spritz of hydration (all day).
Available for $55.00 at tribeskincare.com.au
klorane’s detox dry shampoo with aquatic mint
I was introduced to Klorane’s dry shampoo after using their original Oat Milk Dry Shampoo. This was from day one my go-to favourite brand of dry shampoos. So when they launched the new Aquatic Mint Dry Shampoo, I was all over it.
Why it made the cut: you need to feel it to believe it. The new minty formula feels so refreshing on your scalp and don’t even get me started on the scent. The formula clarifies the hair and scalp leaving it with a sweet minty fresh scent while protecting your hair from pollutants and environmental residue.
Available for $15.95 at adorebeauty.com.au
DAILY NATURALS ULTRA BOOST
The new Daily Naturals Ultra Boost brings new meaning to a powder puff. Having thick hair and a lot of it, it’s hard for me to retain volume in my hair. A few quick puffs of this new powder on my roots, a little shuffle with the tips of my fingers and bam, instant volume that lasts all day.
Why it made the cut: it’s lightweight, easy to apply, absorbs oil and gives your hair instant volume plus a beachy texture.
Available for $21.50 at dailynaturals.com.au
AVEDA BOTANICAL REPAIR INTENSIVE STRENGTHENING MASQUE
You know that after 6 years in the making, the new Botanical Repair range by Aveda will be knockout. The new vegan range is exactly that, and I have to make a special mention of the Intensive Strengthening Masque: Light for those with light/normal hair types. You can leave it in for 5 minutes or overnight.
Why it made the cut: the formula acts as a bond-building treatment for damaged hair, penetrating three layers of our hair. Better yet, the formula is suitable for all hair types.
Have thicker hair? The Botanical Repair Intensive Strengthening Masque: Rich is your go-to.
Available for $62.00 at aveda.com.au
MORPHE WONDERTINT CHEEK & Lip MOUSSE
What feels soft like chocolate mousse, glides on like silk and sets as a powder? The new Morphe Wondertint Cheek & Lip Mousse.
Why it made the cut: when applying on the lips, the formula is so soft and silky, it adds a beautiful colour to wear under a colourless lip balm. Gliding on sheer along the cheeks, it’s the texture that you really have to try to believe it. PLUS, being able to apply makeup on with fingers is always a bonus in my books.
Available for $18.00 at au.morphe.com
TRINNY LONDON HIGHLIGHTER IN CANDLELIGHT
This little pot of gold is the answer to your beautiful summer glow up. The texture is creamy, the peachy glow is just right and it stacks perfectly leaving you with more room in your handbag and in your beauty cupboard.
Why it made the cut: a little goes a long way with this beauty. It is really easy to apply with fingers or a brush, dab a little on the inner corner of your eye for instantly bright eyes.
Available for $45.00 at trinnylondon.com/au
MAX FACTOR MIRACLE second SKIN
She’s a little thicker than a CC cream, a little lighter than a full coverage foundation and she has added benefits like pre and probiotics! MaxFactor’s new Miracle Second Skin hydrates, protects and renews the skin to help strengthen your skins protective barrier.
Why it made the cut: beautiful skin should always be a priority, and looking after your skin first and foremost has always been my motto. Miracle Second Skin Foundation has added SPF, humectants and pre and probiotics. It’s perfect for summer, keeping your skin well hydrated, protected and helps to reduce inflammation and redness. The formula blurs imperfections and evens out your skin tone, I, of course, like to use my fingers but in this case, use a damp sponge to apply for a flawless finish.
Available for $31.95 from October at Big W and selected pharmacies.
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