The Marie Claire beauty team brings you the best new launches across skin, hair and make-up
The life of a beauty addict is rarely dull, thanks to dozens of brand new make-up, skincare and hair products launching almost every week.
New launches usually come with a lot of hype, but at times it’s hard to tell whether that hype is actually warranted. Nobody likes to splash their hard-earned cash on something they’ll never use and later regret buying.
Fortunately for you, the Marie Claire beauty team sees the lot before they hit the shops, from the best mascara to the best eye cream and best moisturisers for dry skin. Each month we bring you a break down of the best new releases you should be fighting to get your hands on before they sell out (which trust us, they probably will do).
So, what’s good in the world of beauty this month?
Living Proof has worked with scientists and real-life curlies to launch its brand new curly hair range this month, which is all about strengthening and enhancing your curls. The range comprises eight different products: a shampoo, conditioner, three stylers (one each for waves, curls and coils), a defining gel and an oil. Whether you’ve got loose waves or tight coils, it promises to enhance and make the most of your unique curl type.
Meanwhile Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara has had a magnetic makeover for more length, volume and lift than ever before. 93% of testers said it was extremely lengthening and gave their lashes fullness and length, so if you’re looking for a next-level mascara this could be the buy for you.
And Bobbi Brown is back for another year with its Pretty Powerful campaign. Not only will you get a whopping £99’s worth of products for just £52, all proceeds minus the VAT go to Smart Works, a brilliant charity that helps to get unemployed women back to work by supporting them in dressing for the occasion and interview coaching.
Keep scrolling for our curated edit of the best new make-up launches and skincare drops to hit stores this month. Make sure you check back here for all the latest new beauty products 2021 brings in, as and when they’re announced…
Listen up, the future of power masking is here and it fits in the palm of your hand. Can't get to a facialist? This is the next best at-home option. Enter the Foreo UFO 2, which uses superfast Thermo-Therapy heating technology at 45°c to soften skin, followed by Cryo-Therapy that cools skin back down, whilst lifting and firming. Added full spectrum LED lights (8 colours to be precise), target specific skincare concerns and unlock the maximum potential of the UFO Power Activated Masks when used together with the device. Not to mention that 10,000 T-Sonic™ pulsations per minute help active ingredients absorb deeper into the skin, whilst diffusing facial muscle tension and reducing puffiness.
Who doesn't love a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick? Not only is this peach-toned nude a universally flattering shade, but it also comes in a reusable, refillable case. Charlotte has done it again!
The more bends in your hair type, the weaker and more at risk of breakage it is, so Living Proof's new curl range puts hair strength at the forefront. They've worked with scientist and curly-haired people to bring you eight new products, including a wave enhancer, curl definer and curl elongator for hair prone to shrinkage.
A two-pronged attack against blemishes and clogged pores from the sister brand to Allies of Skin, PSA Skin's Liquid Clarify combines blackhead-busting beta-hydroxy acid with bakuchiol, which is often compared to retinol for its ability to help clear skin and smooth fine lines.
Fans of CBD rejoice, FOREO has added a new mask to its UFO Activated Mask Collection, and with 210mg of Cannabis Sativa seed oil, it just happens to be one of the strongest available. Use the mask with your FOREO UFO device for a relaxing at-home facial treatment. Packed with chamomile to soothe and magnesium to brighten, the formula not only calms red and irritated skin but is vegan and cruelty-free.
Bobbi Brown's Pretty Powerful collection is back for another year, bringing you £99's worth of some of the brand's best products for just £52. All proceeds, minus the VAT, goes to the Smart Works charity, which helps empower unemployed women and help get them work. Over the years Bobbi Brown has raised more than half a million pounds for the charity.
None of us can go for a professional peel right now, so Medik8's Sleep Glycolic is a great safe at-home alternative. Apply before bedtime twice a week as the first step in your skincare routine, layering any other steps over the top, and wake with a freshly exfoliated complexion. Dull skin, be gone!
The newest release from Ben Gorman's über cool fragrance brand, Byredo's Mixed Emotions opens with sweet notes of cassis and maté, wearing down to a heart of Ceylon tea and violet leaf on woodier base notes of birch and papyrus.
Benefit's They're Real! is many a beauty lover's go-to mascara, and now it's bigger and better than ever before. A magnetic force (yes, really) helps to lift your lashes up and out for even more length and volume. That's what we call innovative beauty.
Love Brazilian Bum Bum Cream? Ever had the urge to slather it through your hair? Resist now more, as the powers of Brazilian butters are now available as a luxurious hair repairing treatment that deeply nourishes dry and brittle hair and helps fight future breakage. The perfect accompaniment to Netflix and a hot bath.
Good haircare is no longer piquing our interest, and why would it be when we can get great haircare that does good for the planet too? Enter weDo/, a vegan and ethically-sourced haircare range with a passionate commitment to sustainability (for every product sold weDo/ collects 8 plastic bottles). The brand has just announced its partnership with Fearne Cotton, a strong believer in ethical beauty, who counts weDo/ as an eco-conscious staple in her bathroom. The 17-product lineup also includes 4 hybrid hair and body products. Our Beauty and Style Director's favourite? "The no plastic shampoo bar! We all need to assess our single-use plastic consumption on a daily basis, which is shocking and unnecessary), so this product is a great place to start. But all weDo products are manufactured using a high percentage of post-consumer recycled plastic too."
Ever loved the smell of a hair product so much you wish you could bottle it into a perfume? Well, that's exactly what Authentic Beauty Concept has done with its new EDT; Evoking notes of fresh linen, white flowers and powdery violet to create a clean and playful scent that is designed to complement each individual.
Being fully Vegan is a tricky task but Authentic Beauty Concept is the hair brand making it easy. Veganuary hair has now never looked (or smelled) so good thanks to their ethically sourced luxury haircare range. When it comes to conscious and holistic products, Authentic Beauty Concept caters for all hair types, from their Glow collection for coloured hair to the Replenish range for damaged hair, all of which are free from silicones, sulphates and artificial colourants. We recommend their Glow Cleanser as a staple product in-between hair colouring as its carefully designed formula cleanses the hair while still preserving the colour and sealing the cuticles to keep locks soft and moisturised.
We can wave goodbye to box-dye fear with the new Wella Professional Color Fresh Masks, as each tube delivers professional results in just 10 minutes with no need to patch test. This range caters to all colouring needs, including seven natural shades for those wanting an enhanced refresh, and four vibrant shades for the most intrepid hair experimenters. Finally the glossy, conditioned at-home colour we have been longing for.