We've tested all the new launches to bring you the best of the best (yaaaass)
The life of a beauty addict is rarely dull, thanks to dozens of brand new make-up, skincare and hair products launching pretty much every week.
New launches usually come with a lot of hype, so it can be hard to tell whether that hype is actually warranted. Nobody wants to splash their hard earned cash on something they might regret buying.
We’ll be bringing 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 will do).
So, what’s good this month?
Jo Malone London’s new Lavenderland collection is a celebration of one of the most soothing scents out there. Not only does the line include divine colognes and home fragrance options, there’s also a brand first in the Lavender & Musk Pillow Mist. Sweet dreams.
Meanwhile L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert has come up with the ultimate solution for greasy roots and dry ends – their Pro Longer collection not only keeps your hair feeling cleaner for longer, it also penetrates dry, thinning ends to plump them up from within.
And Charlotte Tilbury has launched her latest skincare innovation, a ‘Magic’ Serum that promises to tighten pores, hydrate skin, even tone and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Sign. Us. Up.
Keep scrolling for our curated edit of the best new make-up launches and skincare drops, waving goodbye to your healthy bank balance in the process. Make sure you check back here for all the latest new beauty products 2020 brings in, as and when they’re announced.
It’s high time you treated yourself to a big beauty haul, we say.
You can’t go wrong with a classic red and this one by way of L’Atelier Green is equally chic and rich in colour.
Charlotte Tilbury's latest skincare innovation is here – a serum answer to the already iconic Magic Cream. An all-in-one wonder potion that targets fine lines, boosts hydration, evens tone and minimises the appearance of pores. Sounds truly magical to us.
Drunk Elephant has finally launched its long-awaited hair and body line, comprising six products – shampoo, conditioner, scalp scrub, tangle spray, body wash and body lotion. The products do have a very strong, sweet marzipan scent – so if that's not your favourite smell, the good news is it doesn't last on your skin/hair. The body lotion is the product I stuck with; it's not greasy, sinks in nicely and leaves your skin lovely and soft.
This candle is a real game-changer. Not only does it smell great, but the 'wax' melts down in to a temperature-controlled oil that can be used on your hair and body. Multifunctional beauty if ever we did see it.
The new Dark Spot Moisturiser not only works to even out your skin tone, but works to prevent all types of dark spots, including pregnancy mask. 90% of women who tested it found that their skin tone was more even, and 95% women found their skin looked more radiant.
Made with traditional Japanese paper, washi and bamboo, this all-natural cloth is a great beauty tool. Use in the bath or shower by softening with warm water then exfoliate dead skin with gentle circular motions. Your skin will feel noticeably softer after one use.
Holistic facialist and body worker Susie Mermaid is now bringing her expert therapeutic rituals to us at home. Inspired by ocean waters, this luxurious bath oil contains with spirulina to improve skin’s elasticity, safflower (rich in vitamin E and omega 3) and soothing rosemary oil for those achy muscles. All ingredients are vegan, with the seaweed sustainably sourced from UK coastlines, so pour 1-2 capfuls into a warm bath and swish happy.
When fashion and beauty meet; Carolina Herrera has made her make-up debut with a capsule collection of lipsticks. Choose from every classic shade you could think of across pinks, reds, nudes and browns, then personalise your signature shade with your printed cap of choice. Lipstick has never been more chic.
Molton Brown's newest collection, Milk Musk, is a seriously comforting and nostalgic scent that's reminiscent of baby powder and freshly washed laundry. Available in candle, bath & shower gel, perfume and body lotion form, think of it as a boujie baby oil-smelling delight. This shower gel is a personal favourite.
Murad has reformulated its Youth Renewal Retinol serum, night cream and eye serum so that even sensitive skins may now hop aboard the reinol train. It balances prevention and correction for a two-pronged attack against the signs of ageing – fast acting and slow release retinol that gets to work over time.
Already thinking wistfully about prepping your body for summer? Niche fragrance house, Miller Harris, have launched a new sustainable Bath and Body collection. Ranging from vegan hand washes to rich body creams and naked soap bars (in 8 delicious fragrances). Packaging is 100% recyclable and made from 50% PCR (Post-Consumer Recycled) plastic, reusable glass and recyclable aluminium and you can even safely dispose of the pumps. Believe us, this really is ‘clean beauty’ for you devoted bath lovers out there.
First came Skin Fetish foundation, now a concealer has joined its ranks. Think buildable full coverage, super creamy finish and the same vita-serum complex found in the Skin Fetish Foundation. Thank you, Mother.
Who doesn't get excited about a new Jo Malone fragrance? Get a bit more excited, because their new Lavenderland collection also contains a brand first: a Pillow Mist, to help you unwind and catch those extra Zs.
The first thing you need to know about this brilliant set, created in partnership with designer Elizabeth Scarlett, is that 100% of the proceeds go to the SmartWorks charity, which supports women in getting back into the workplace. To mark international women's day the brand has released its annual Pretty Powerful kit comprising Smokey Eye Mascara (a Marie Claire favourite), Pot Rouge and Vitamin Enriched Fase Base.
If your skin is dry and dehydrated, this night time masque is the perfect antidoe while you're sleeping. Containing vitamins B, C, E and F to nourish your skin, apply before bedtime to quench skin's thirst and rinse of any excess in the morning.
Anastasia Beverly Hills has answered the calls of its loyal fanbase and launched a mascara within their cult make-up line. It's a super volumising mascara with an hourglass-shaped brush head, so you can catch the inner and outer corners of your lashes for a dramatic finish.
Pro Longer is designed for anyone with long hair (that's shoulder length and beyond to you and me) with thinner ends prone to breakage. It works by penetrating each strand of hair to plump and thicken from within. The mask leaves hair feeling super soft, and the shampoo genuinely seems to leave your hair cleaner-feeling for longer. 10/10.
The Inkey List has been simplifying the skincare market for less than two years and we're all a bit obsessed with ther ingredient-focused, affordable products. As well as being a nice, effective and fuss-free cleanser, at £9.99 for a hefty tube it's a bargain.
Not all concealers are created equal – some powerfully cover blemishes while others brighten or highlight. This new one from BECCA falls into the latter camp, making you look super awake by brightening up your under eye area with a weightless, luminous finish.
Having just revamped their tinted moisturiser category, Laura Mercier is back with another snazzy update of some of the brand's best-loved brands, the iconic primers. There's one for blurring, hydrating, SPF protection, illuminating and perfecting as well as a 'supercharged essence', so you'll be able to find one that works in harmony with your skin's biggest concerns.
If you've been too scared to try anti-ageing hero ingredient retinol in the past, especially if you have sensitive skin, this is a great place to start. La Roche-Posay has formulated a gradual release retinol combined with soothing vitamin B3 to help keep your skin smooth and hydrated. 88% of people said their skin felt firmer after using – so what are you waiting for? Give it a whirl.
Feel like your hair is falling out more than usual? The clever little beans at Kérastase have formulated a line of products to tackle that. What's clever about Genesis is that it targets two different types of hair fall – both from the root and breakage in the lengths. Thanks to a fortifing complex of Aminexil, edelweiss and ginger root, hair is helped on its journey to becoming healthier and stronger.