While we wait patiently for someone to invent a mini dishwasher that cleans makeup brushes (bets on 2020?); ahead, we’ve rounded-up some of the latest and greatest beauty gadgets getting us excited right now.

Chances are you’ll be hearing more about these shiny gadgets this year- and next, so here’s what all the buzz is about, why you need them in your life and how they’re breaking new ground.

The future is here, friends…

Dyson Supersonic

The great minds at Dyson have rethought the traditional hairdryer – mind you, it hasn’t received a proper revamp since the ’60s – and after four years of testing and more than $89 million AUD-equivalent spent on research and development, it’s finally ready to makeover Aussie strands.

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Comparing your run-of-the-mill hairdryer to a Dyson Supersonic™ is like comparing ol’ brick mobiles to smart phones. They both make calls, but there’s a reason why you own an iPhone – see where we’re going with this?

The Supersonic features a heat-monitoring thermostat and microprocessor that keeps temperatures safe even during close-up styling for high shine and healthy results; a revolutionary compact V9 engine stored in the handle rather than the head for improved weight balance; and last but not least, a filter (just like the vacuum) to block out dust and maintain the integrity of the dryer’s performance over time. Calling this cool piece of hardware a masterstroke in design wouldn’t be overstating.

Sure, its $699 price tag will cost you an entire week’s pay (hello Mie Goreng old friend) – but consider it a one-off solid investment if: 1) you’re thinking about growing your hair long; 2) you frequently receive complains for waking people up in the morning; 3) you need a lightweight hand-held foot heater in your life.

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Clinique Sonic System

If sonic cleansing isn’t the way of the future, well, burn our electronic toothbrushes and call it a day.

The logic behind electronic cleansing is it gives skin that impossibly purifying deep-clean you can’t achieve manually. What makes Clinique’s version stand out is that it’s not just a cleansing brush. Not anymore. Clinique Sonic System now spans a collection of interchangeable heads that do everything from purifying pores and massaging in skincare to buffing in foundation. Genius.

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Rather than revolving a dizzying number of times like its alternatives, Clinique Sonic System relies on a steady-motion vibration to lift and remove dead skin cells, blend and buff, and massage the skin.

The OG attachable Purifying Cleansing Brush applicator features uniquely-cut tilted bristles at the tip optimised for cleansing the contours of the face. It’s also available for Men and in Extra Gentle for sensitive skin types.

As for its recent launches, the Airbrushed Finish Liquid Foundation Sponge Head applicator helps you  you mindlessly blend your liquid base to ensure perfect coverage when you’re pre-coffee. In the P.M., use the cooling metal Sonic System Massaging Treatment Applicator to massage thick creams and even thicker masques onto the face and décolletage to stimulate circulation, increase hydration and overall skin firmness.

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ghd Platinum Serene Pearl Styler

We realise ghds are hardly new (and hallelujah for that), but your trusty Good Hair Day straightener is nothing if not a shoo-in in such listicles. And with the release of their upgraded limited edition ghd Azores holiday collection, we’d be doing a real injustice if we didn’t include a little refresher on the dominating tech that’s that’s made us all so shamelessly ghd-loyal now and forevermore.

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There are three strong cases why ghd continues to dominate the heat-styling market. Namely, its patented Tri-Zone technology (translation: each ghd ceramic styler plate has three intelligent heat sensors unlike other styling irons, which only have one). This keeps the heat consistent and safe across the glossy plates for quick, easy and effective styling.

Then, there are the everyday practical features, which we endlessly appreciate, like the extra long 2.7m swivel cord, a wishbone hinge that keeps the plates aligned, quick heat-up time and of course, the automatic sleep mode which activates when the ghd has been idle for 30 minutes. This new release also comes with with a matching heat resistant bag so you can pack it up in a flash and take it anywhere.

What new beauty tools do you need in your life?

What would you like to see the powers that be invent next?


Wendy Hoang

Thanks for saying so, Briana!

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