10 JUL - 2023
Don't stop the dew.
As always, we’re here to bring you the most up-to-date and relevant beauty items that are the top in their category. So, if you’re feeling a little bored with your routine and looking for extra inspiration, stay tuned for the best winter launches from all your favourite beauty brands for the skin, body, makeup, fragrance and home!
Sol De Janeiro Rio Radiance Body Glow Cream, $87
First, we have the Rio Radiance Body Glow Cream from one of our favourite body ambassadors, Sol De Janeiro. Since the outstanding popularity of the oh-so-famous Bum Bum Cream, Sol De Janeiro has expanded its formulas and fragrances to meet the needs of everybody.
This launch is all about glowing skin. The Rio Radiance Body Glow Cream is fast absorbing and infused with hydrating squalane and ethically sourced mica for a glow that can be seen from a mile away.
If you are familiar with the globally renowned Glow Motion Body Oil from Sol De Janeiro, you can think of the Rio Radiance as a softer version with a gentler shine.
Of course, we can’t not speak about the amazing fragrance that is supposed to remind us of a nostalgic day at the beach. With top notes of leite de coco and warm sand as well as middle notes of tuberose and ylang ylang, the Rio Radiance Body Glow Cream has a slightly powdery and salty vibe that is perfect for those who enjoy a skin-like scent. Further down the line, creamy vanilla and amber essence ground the airy floral notes with a sweetness that is heavenly to the nose.
KOPARI Guava Ultra Restore Body Butter, $69
For those who enjoy a fruitier body care routine, try the KOPARI Guava Ultra Restore Body Butter. Plus, if you are already a fan of the original Ultra Restore Body Butter formula, you are in for an absolute treat.
One thing KOPARI does exceptionally well is balancing fragrance. As such, if you are looking for a body product that leaves a light scent that won't overwhelm the senses, check KOPARI out.
Don't let the label scare you away if fruity scents aren't necessarily your thing. The Guava fragrance retains a creaminess that ensures the guava doesn't smell too juvenile or candy-like.
In terms of formulation, in KOPARI fashion, the Ultra Restore Body Butters are alcohol-free, artificial fragrance-free, oil-free and full of antioxidants and vitamins.
Westman Atelier Skin Activator, $272
PSA for lazy skincare girls and boys! This potent one-stop serum will prevent fine lines, hydrate, and plump the skin. We know, we know, the price is super expensive. Still, when a serum is formulated with 12 different skin-compatible and high-quality actives, it is always worth the splurge.
The key ingredients we want to highlight include prickly pear and hyaluronic acid for insane hydration, ceramides and peptides for ultimate skin repair, niacinamide, and probiotics for bounce and skin rejuvenation.
We highly recommend trying this product for the perfect one-and-done serum that will work wonders on the skin and sit beautifully underneath makeup.
Westman Atelier Skin Activator, $272
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Balancing Emulsion, $81
Now that the weather is getting colder, it is so important that we begin to start thinking about how we can protect our skin from drying out in the frosty winter wind. One easy way to cater to our winter skin is by incorporating an emulsion! Perhaps the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Balancing Emulsion!
An emulsion is perfect if you are looking for a hydrating and moisture-balancing skincare product. You can think of it as a lightweight milky essence that is ideal for prepping the skin for the rest of your routine. Even if you have oily skin, the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Balancing Emulsion would be a lovely one-step hydrating essence, lotion and serum to apply before your moisturiser!
This essence is also super soothing for the skin as it contains rosewater, rose flower oil, and rose extract. As such, we recommend this product for all skin types, no matter the stage of your skin journey!
FaceGym Liftwear Brightening Vitamin C Gel Cream, $108
FaceGym is one of MECCA's latest additions to their skincare lineup! The brand is prefaced on using skincare as a means to "work out" your face and improve its appearance. Neat, right?
One product from FaceGym stands out: Liftwear Brightening Vitamin C Gel Cream. As the name suggests, this serum is formulated with a potent dose of this powerful antioxidant, vitamin C. If you didn't know, vitamin C is a great ingredient to incorporate into your routine if you suffer from hyperpigmentation or texture! Due to its gel-cream formula, you can achieve these benefits without the tacky residue commonly associated with other vitamin C serums!
BREAD Hair-Gel, $56
We are so excited to talk about the Hair-Gel from BREAD! This 3-in-1 product effortlessly defines, smooths and protects the hair, making it a must-have for those looking for a no-fuss gel! We promise it will give you the ultimate salon-worthy style without the hassle.
Curious about the ingredients? Algae-based polymers and red algae join forces to hold the hair and shield it from damage and environmental stressors. As such, we recommend this product for those with curly or coily hair. However, you can also use this product for slicked-back hairstyles, as it diminishes frizz!
But here's the best part: the Hair-Gel breaks the curse of stiff and crunchy hair due to the addition of amino acids, snow mushrooms and sea moss, ensuring that your hair is moisturised and soft to the touch.
We all know the impact of a good hair day, and now you won't have to gamble with the Bread hair gel. Pick it up from your nearest Sephora and have a good hair day every day!
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Lip Blur, $60
Charlotte Tilbury is back at it again with a new lip launch - who doesn't love a new lippy?
The Airbrush Flawless Lip Blur is an elevated liquid lipstick that resembles a mousse. It has a gentle set that keeps the lips moist from the inside out while retaining a sumptuous matte finish. The secret is the combination of hyaluronic acid and the 'perfecting powder' technology that blurs and hydrates all at once!
We have to applaud the beautiful shade range that showcases a beautiful selection of nudes in all the tones you can imagine and a few bright and colourful options. How exciting!
NARS Afterglow Sensual Shine Lipstick, $54
You can never go wrong with NARS. Following the successful launch of matte lipsticks, you can now shop a beautiful range of shiny lipsticks with the perfect amount of pigment.
We have recently seen an influx of solid lip gloss formulas such as the Makeup By Mario MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum or the Hourglass Phantom Volumising Glossy Balms, to name a couple. However, the NARS Afterglow Sensual Shine Lipsticks are closer to a lip balm/ lipstick hybrid that isn't as glossy or sticky.
If you are a fan of the tinted lip balms from NARS, the Afterglow Sensual Shine Lipsticks have an extremely similar formula, just with a boost of colour. These lipsticks are windy weather approved and perfect for those who enjoy formulas such as the M.A.C Cremesheen for reference.
Sephora Collection Care Better Balm Shine Lip Oil, $18
With its unique formula, the Sephora Care Gloss provides the perfect amount of shine and hydration without being overly glossy.
First and foremost, this product is designed to nourish and care for your lips like a lip balm would. But sometimes, a lip balm isn't quite enough to finish your look. This gloss/ lip balm hybrid will solve that issue by moisturising your lips with a pop of colour!
In terms of pigmentation, it has a sheer and subtle coverage that looks great on its own and even better with a lip liner.
Urban Jungle Sake Bomb Gel Cleanser, $48
Hailing from across the ditch, Urban Jungle has released another cleansing product to follow their Melt Me Softly Cleansing Balm’s best-selling status in Sephora. Fermented sake is the hero ingredient in this everyday gel cleanser for its exfoliating and moisturising abilities. Combined with lactic acid to aid in gentle chemical exfoliation, the skin looks brighter, smoother and also feels super hydrated after cleansing.
STILA Caligraphy Lip Stain, $45
HUDA Beauty Lip Blush Creamy Lip & Cheek Stain, $44
As beauty enthusiasts, we've all encountered multi-purpose lip and cheek products claiming to work wonders on both fronts, only to be disappointed with lacklustre results. Scepticism kicks in, and we become hesitant to believe the hype. However, you’d be pleasantly surprised by the HUDA Beauty Lip Blush Creamy Lip & Cheek Stain that blends beautifully on the cheeks and the lips.
It's not just about the flawless results. It's also about the formula's performance. The HUDA Beauty Lip Blush Creamy Lip & Cheek Stain is enriched with nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and olive oil that keep your lips and cheeks soft and supple throughout the day. This attention to detail ensures that your complexion remains healthy and glowing while the stain stays put, minimising the need for touch-ups.
MECCA MAX Triangle Puff, $11
There's one product from this article that you absolutely can't miss - the MECCA MAX Triangle Puff. Trust me when I say it is an absolute game-changer. MECCA MAX never fails to deliver exceptional and affordable beauty options, from powders to foundation and eyeshadows. But when it comes to tools, they truly excel.
Priced at just $10, this stunning velour puff is a must-have for anyone looking to achieve a flawless complexion. Its velvety texture allows for seamless powder application, creating a finish that surpasses what a brush could ever achieve. But what sets it apart is its unique triangle shape, which makes it a perfect tool for setting the under eyes with precision and ease.
Say goodbye to visible lines or uneven powder distribution because the Triangle Puff is here to save the day. Simply tap off the excess powder onto the back of your hand to evenly distribute the product before tapping under the eyes for the most flawless effect.
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Powder, $53
For some reason, we haven't seen many brow powder releases in the past year. It could be because people prefer to use pencils or pomades with a bit of help from brow gels. However, if you are like me and you love a gentle brow application where powders are best suited, check out the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Powder.
Unlike many other formulas available in the market, the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Powder sets itself apart by striking the perfect balance of pigmentation. Its unique formulation offers buildable coverage, allowing you to customise your desired brow look. No more worrying about ending up with overly bold brows. The Goof Proof Brow Powder gives you complete control over the intensity, ensuring a natural and seamless finish every time. I would recommend this product to beginners or for those who prefer a softer brow look.
Glasshouse Limited Edition Winter Duo, $64.95
This year’s limited edition winter candles are all about emulating the après-ski experience. Last Run in Aspen has a powdery floral fragrance of rose and lily of the valley with sweet top notes of pear and raspberry before revealing a musky dry down. For a rich and woody scent that’s grunty like a roaring fire, Fireside in Queenstown has a wintery blend of cinnamon and clove that lends to its spicy smokiness.
And that, folks, wraps up our June newness favourites!
We hope you enjoyed flicking through some of the most exciting launches of the month. Happy shopping and here's to discovering even more amazing launches in the next month!