What’s New Now: May 2020
The latest beauty products to hit the shelves – and why they warrant an ‘add to cart’.
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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.
As isolation restrictions begin to slowly lift, there’s never been a better time to try something new and refresh your look before human interaction becomes a thing again. 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, we’d like to introduce you to our new series: What’s New Now. Every month, we will give you a roundup 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.
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Dior Stellar Lip Collection
Whether you’re a diehard of the Dior Lip Glow in 001 or just love their lipsticks, it’s no secret that Dior lip products are second to none. So, you can imagine our excitement when the new Dior Addict Halo Shine and Stellar Gloss launched. The former is a new take on their cult-classic lipstick, with a pearlescent centre for pigment and glow. And the latter? She combines the comfort of a balm with the shine of a gloss. Winning.
Buy now: Halo Shine $56, Stellar Gloss $52 at Dior.
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Hourglass Veil Soft Focus Setting Spray
If you’re a makeup junkie, you’re probably familiar with the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer – it’s a good one. Fortunately for us, the brand just released a setting spray to match. With a lightweight, vegan formula, this spray will both hydrate your skin and set your makeup in place for up to 24 hours. What’s more? The mist is ultra-fine and infused with water resistant properties to help prolong the staying power and freshness of your makeup.
Buy now: $77 at Mecca.
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Gucci Poudre De Beauté Mat Naturel Face Powder
Just in case you were in the market for an isolation treat, Gucci has debuted a new face powder. Self control = out the window. This buildable, blurring powder is the ultimate product for keeping your face in place all day long. With micro reflecting lamellar powders, the formula spreads evenly over the skin for a luminous, even complexion and the baby pink and gold packaging doesn’t look too shabby either. Available in 12 shades, this is sure to be a repeat purchase.
Buy now: $95 at David Jones.
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Clarins Home & Body Collection
Luxury French skin care brand Clarins just added to their home and body collection with three new scents. Sweet Neroli, Wonder Fig and Tonic Citrus will make your home smell like a high-end Parisian spa. Whether you’re looking for a candle or room fragrance or a new body care product, this line has something for everyone. Our picks? The Wonder Fig Body Lotion and Foaming Gel. Heaven.
Buy now: At Clarins.
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Jo Malone Blossoms Collection
Perfect for a last minute Mother’s Day gift (or to teleport you to spring time), the new Jo Malone 2020 Blossoms collection is classic luxury at its finest. With two new scents – Yuja and Waterlily – the collection is perfect if you’re after a feminine, fresh fragrance with a twist. Also housing beloved classics like the Osmanthus Blossom and Silk Blossom colognes, the new dreamy pastel packaging is certainly hard to go past.
Buy now: At Jo Malone.
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This Works Love Sleep Pillow Spray
Not to harp on about isolation, but if you’ve spent the last six weeks cooped up at home with your significant other it’s likely that the buzz of newly-isolated life has faded and you’re ready to lock them out. Permanently. Cue: This Works Love Sleep Pillow Spray. A new addition to their famed pillow spray line, this formula, infused with ylang ylang and patchouli, is perfect for promoting both sleep and intimacy. The aromatic superblend of ingredients is set to encourage rest and togetherness, which, according to the brand, are the two keys to happiness.
Buy now: $62 at Mecca.
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Aéde Hair Activist Health Supplement
There really is no better feeling than healthy, manageable hair. When the hair is right, everything else falls into place. So, you can imagine our excitement when Aéde hit the Gritty Pretty beauty cupboard. With a blend of biotin, riboflavin, silicon and zinc (read: hair loving ingredients), this daily supplement helps to maintain healthy hair, boost collagen production and reduce free radical damage. The biggest bonus? The brand is Australian-owned, which means you can feel good about supporting an Aussie business.
Buy now: $60 at Aéde.
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RMS Beauty Daily Lip Balm
Lips dried out from the sudden drop in temperature? We have the perfect antidote – RMS Beauty’s new lip balm. Containing jojoba oil (rich in antioxidants to nourish and hydrate), organic cocoa butter (which contains vitamin E to soothe dry lips) and candelilla wax (helps protect skin and retain moisture), this lip balm will ensure you stay hydrated and soothed all winter long. It’s also available in four shades, so you can take it from day to night with one easy swipe.
Buy now: $32 at Mecca.
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Sportsgirl Beauty Down To Earth Collection
Are you after beauty tools that don’t cost the earth (both literally and metaphorically)? The Sportsgirl Beauty Down To Earth collection is for you. The selection of vegan and sustainable beauty tools includes a konjac sponge, bamboo hair turban, dry body brush and reusable makeup pads perfect for attending to your every need. What’s even better is that the products are all under $13 – making them kind to your pocket and the environment. Genius!
Buy now: At Sportsgirl.
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Dr Barbara Sturm Night Serum
The latest serum to land from celeb-favourite skin care line Dr. Barbara Sturm promises to promote the skin’s renewal process with nourishing ingredients to help you wake up with fresh, smooth skin. The Night Serum contains cotton thistle extract for its anti-ageing benefits, senna alata extract to support the skin’s natural reparative process against UV damage and plankton extract to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Youth in a jar? We think so.
Buy now: $480 at Mecca.
Which new product are you desperate to try? Tell us in the comments below!