8 beauty launches to snap up this month

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We're celebrating all-things beauty by picking some of our favourite launches to add to your shopping list this month – from a Fenwick exclusive preview of the new Bobbi Brown make-up collection to the latest in skincare technology from Clinique, Caudalie and La Prairie.

Clinique’s new Fresh Pressed System harnesses pure vitamin C to brighten and retexturise the skin. The special stay-fresh packaging keeps the active ingredients fresh and at its most potent when it comes into contact with the skin. First, pour the Powder Cleanser into wet hands and work into a lather before massaging into the skin for a couple minutes to work its magic – vitamin C, salicylic acid and kaolin clay exfoliates dead skin cells and purifies the pores to restore the skin's radiance. Follow up with mixing the pure vitamin C powder Daily Booster with your favourite moisturiser to instantly brighten the complexion, and after time exfoliate for a more even skin tone. 

Clinique Fresh Pressed  7-Day System with Pure Vitamin C, £25; Available from 10th March at Fenwick stores nationwide

Revolutionary make-up mogul Charlotte Tilbury launches a sheet mask with a difference – this dry textile mask is imprinted with a higher dose of active ingredients that allows the skin to absorb exactly what it needs in particular areas. The skin-mimicking ingredients repair and reduce water loss in the skin to plump, smoothen, lift and brighten the complexion. Plus, the IQ technology of the mask allows for a prolonged release of actives that can continue to work up to 8 hours.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask, £18 for x1 or £60 for pack of x4; Available from 9th March at Fenwick Bond Street, Brent Cross, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells

Laura Mercier’s gorgeous new eye colour palette is made up of six highly-pigmented clay texture eye colours in matte and metallic finishes. Their creamy textures allow for a range of different finishes – from classic clean precise liner to a more edgy smokey eye. Plus, the palette also includes a Setting Powder to prolong wear for up to eight hours and prevent creasing. 

Laura Mercier Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays , £38; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Brent Cross, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor, York 

Clarins have looked into the effects of thermal shocks to the skin  - from going into central heating after being outside to heading into the cold after a workout at the gym, we are exposed to as many as 17 thermal shocks a day. These sudden temperature changes impact the skin’s natural water retention systems so skin becomes dehydrated. Clarins’ new Hydra-Essentiel range harnesses the Madagascan Organic Leaf of Life, which manages to retain full of water despite extreme temperature changes; this enables the skin to maintain its natural hydration levels thanks to the plant’s ‘sponge molecules’, like hyaluronic acid that can trap up to 95% water on the skin.  

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Range Bi-Phase Serum, £44; Milky Lotion SPF 15, £36; Available at Fenwick stores nationwide

The Nails inc’s Acai Bowl Colour & Care collection doesn’t just look great on the nails – they are infused with a blend of superfood ingredients inspired by the popular Acai breakfast bowl to keep them looking and feeling their healthiest. Actives such as Chia, Moringa, Goji and Acai deliver nourishing goodness to the nails. The collection’s shade range consists of a bold classic red, a sophisticated nude, and a fun berry and lilac which are perfect for Spring. 

Nails inc Acai Bowl Colour & Care collection, £25; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Canterbury, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, York

Try out La Prairie’s signature Caviar collection with this luxury Skin Caviar Set – a line-up of their bestselling items from the range that’s fuelled with pure caviar extract to improve skin elasticity and tighten dry, ageing skin. The Skin Caviar Liquid Lift (7ml) instantly lifts and plumps wrinkles while increasing elasticity over time. Follow with the Skin Caviar Luxe Cream (50ml) to intensely hydrate and increase firmness, then apply the Skin Luxe Eye Lift (3ml) to nourish under-eye skin and improve the appearance of puffiness and dark circles.

La Prairie The Skin Caviar Collection, £302; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Brent Cross, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle

Inspired by the vibrant colour palette and energy of the Cuban capital, Bobbi Brown’s new Havana Brights collection offers a welcome splash of colour to your make-up stash as we head into spring – and it’s previewing exclusively at Fenwick stores from 6th - 8th March! Favourites from the collection include the brand new Art Stick Liquid Lips and limited edition Illuminating Cheek Palettes in hot pink and coral shades that suit a range of skin tones. Plus, the Dual-ended  Long-wear Cream Shadows make creating smokey eyes super easy with impressive staying power. Find out more about the collection and see it in action in a video tutorial with Pro Artist Hannah Martin here.  

Bobbi Brown Havana Brights collection, starting from £21.50; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells

Caudalie’s new VineActiv skincare collection is a range of four products that strengthen the skin’s capacity for self-defence against environmental aggressors, such as pollution, stress, smoking and an unbalanced diet. The formula contains concentrated levels of vitamin C and E, which are both antioxidants renowned for protecting the skin, boosting collagen levels and exfoliating the skin for a more even complexion. These are joined by Caudalie’s classic grape-seed, an ingredient that’s been at the heart of the brand’s skincare products for over 20 years that preserves collagen and natural hyaluronic acid in the skin.

Caudalie VineActiv Overnight Detox Oil, £30; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor, York

By Grace Gargini