From the latest limited edition make-up collections by NARS and Laura Mercier to new skincare and hair solutions from French brands Caudalie and Sisley - plus an ‘out of this world’ mascara launch from Benefit - we round up our Editor’s picks of the beauty products that are top of our shopping list.
Editor's Picks: 8 beauty launches to buy right now
Spring into the new season with NARS’ debut colour collection for 2018: a gorgeous selection of effortless, buildable formulas in pretty, neutral shades that flatter a whole range of skintones and ages.
Comprising of four new limited-edition shades of their creamy Lip Covers, two metallic Velvet Shadow Sticks, and additions to their fan-favourite blush range – a new shimmering red shade of liquid blush, and a newly formulated Highlighting Blush that imparts a pearly radiance to the skin. A word of warning: if any of these catch your eye, be sure to act fast as NARS' collections notoriously fly off the shelves.
Velvet Shadow Sticks, £21; Lip Covers, £23; Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush, £24; Free Soul Highlighting Blush, £24; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells
Benefit sent ripples through the beauty world as they launched their new volumising mascara with a bang last week.
The latest addition to their popular mascara family promises high-impact lashes with up to 36 hours of wear, thanks to a gravity-defying formula that contains aero-particles, one of the lightest known materials derived from space technology. The innovative pitch black formula uses a streamlined brush to coat every lash evenly from root to tip, which can be easily layered for added impact.
French skincare brand Caudalie have expanded their Premier Cru collection with The Serum: a brand new formula that took five years to develop alongside Genetic Professor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. David Sinclair.
The revitalising formula is packed with grape-seed antioxidant properties to fight the signs of ageing with high levels of hyaluronic acid to plump and firm. Their new patented Vinergy® complex helps restore the skin’s natural cellular energy metabolism, which declines with age. Apply to dry, cleansed skin before moisturiser for a daily hit of hydration and energy boost.
If you’re a self-proclaimed lipstick lover, we are honored to cordially introduce you to Charlotte Tilbury’s latest offering to her brilliant Matte Revolution line. This limited edition shade, The Queen, is a rich crown-jewel raspberry pink that pays homage to Her Majesty, Elizabeth II.
If you usually shy away from matte lipsticks, this surprisingly hydrating formula is packed with moisturising oils and long-lasting wax pigments so you don’t have to worry about dry, cracked lips after a day’s wear.
Backed by a forty-year history of expertise in skincare, Sisley has extended their know-how to hair with their new brand, Hair Rituel by Sisley. Consisting of six treatment products for women and men, the range uses a powerful blend of botanical extracts and essential oils, minerals, vitamins and proteins to energise the hair follicles and stimulate hair growth, soothe the scalp and restructure the hair fibre.
As well as fortifying and nourishing strands, the blend of fragrant oils deliver a fully olfactory experience, with citrusy, woody notes of Verbena, Lemon, Peach Blossom and Amber.
Laura Mercier’s Spring Colour Collection is made up of three limited edition products that create a sophisticated, sensual look with high-performance metallic eyes, creamy nude lips and pretty rose cheeks.
Top of our shopping list is the Boheme Chic Clay Palette, which is a gorgeous mix of brushed metal and matte textured clays so you transition from a sheer wash of colour to intense smokey eyes all in one handy compact. Plus, the versatile clay formulas can be applied both wet and dry depending on the finish and level of intensity you require.
Boheme Chic Clay Palette, £39; Bohemian Flush Cheek Crayon, £28; Lacquer Up Acrylick Lip Varnish, £22; Available at Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, York
This divine ivory with gold detail custom compact from design icon Tom Ford will make a welcome addition to anyone’s beauty stash.
Fortunately, what’s inside does not disappoint with a mix of four pretty, wearable shadows in soft pink, pale gold, mauve and plum; complimented by a light burgundy blush and sheer honey highlighter - all of which suit a whole range of skin tones and ages. It’s the perfect make-up bag accessory.
Available at Fenwick Newcastle
Embrace the metallic lip trend with MAC’s new Liquid Lipcolour collection. Whether you want to test the water with a more weareble warm natural or spiced brown, or go all-out with a bold molten red or berry shade, you can decide with the impressive colour range.
We recommend keeping the rest of your make-up pared back to keep your lips as the focus for a chic, not-too-try-hard look.
Available at Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, York
By Grace Gargini