Spring Into Action With These 9 New Beauty Must-Haves
By Kathlyn D'Souza
March 06, 2019
A new month, a new whole list of products to own and add to your dressing table. While it's hard to keep up with new releases – considering that it is that peak season during which the best brands are launching new products – here's a list that would help you make decisions during your next makeup/skincare visit.
Chanel breaks boundaries by coming up with the brand’s first ever makeup made for men, Boy De Chanel. Now, despite getting inspiration from the traditionally feminine industry, Boy De Chanel is anything but – with midnight blue packaging and understated design, the products were carefully thought out to only meet essential needs such as a foundation, a lip balm and an eyebrow pencil. Just enough to enhance even skin, smooth lips and define brows. Spectacularly shiny lips is back in for the Spring/Summer mood, as Clé De Peau Beauté releases its new Refined Lip Luminizer. Available in 12 shades, the melt-and-glide texture is infused with a focus powder, which acts as a reflector which concentrates light on the lips to create contour, a contouring powder to amplify sharpness and contrast, a light focusing oil, colour enhancing liquid and melting fit oil… all for that smooch-ready pout. Another fantastic release is Clé de Peau Beauté's Essential Refining Essence, reformulated with a new ingredient to address the cause of visible pores. The formula dissolves and removes persistent impurities that cling to dead skin cell fragments within pores, and helps to prevent excess sebum release, which can cause a cycle of clogging and rough skin. Relax and rest your way into gorgeous skin. Decorté’s AQ Cream Absolute X boasts the power of skin healing through relaxation, with its Rested Glow Technology that emulates the brightness and firmness that comes with a good night’s sleep. Topped with a luxurious texture and a heavenly fragrance, the formula specifically combines ingredients to target thinning skin and acts to deliver nutrients to the deepest layers of the skin for a totally rejuvenated complexion. Time to give your straighteners, and blow-drying brushes aside and make room in your dresser for the latest star in the hair industry – the new ghd glide. This hot brush glides through dry hair effortlessly – which means that you’ll now have more time to sleep in and still be able to wow people. What happens when you mix British blooms with a bit of Middle Eastern influence? Jo Malone London’s New Absolue – the Violet & Amber. The scent is oody and oriental, vibrant and sensual… a fragrant imagining of an Arabian night. Restore tightness, smooth wrinkles and recontour facial outlines with Lancôme’s Rénergie Multi-Lift Masque, a skincare that offers a redefinition of the face. With a new technology that allows for the formula to be made up of no less than 17% waxes, this perfect balance between beeswax and carnauba wax results in a ‘corset’ effect which works its magic while you sleep. Inspired by Marc’s love of an expressive eye, the brand new Velvet Primer Epic Lash Primer and limited edition Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Steel(etto) deserve a spot on your dresser. The specially-curated, limited-edition palette features a mix of unexpected neutrals and smoky shimmers in covetable chrome packaging, while the lash primer conditions and treats your lashes for maximum mascara output – even while you sleep! The new Shiseido White Lucent products contain the SAKURA-Bright Complex—a blend of potent ingredients that address dark spots. Inspired by Japan’s sakura, it creates a luminous, even complexion with its latest innovation, the ReNeura Technology+™. This revolutionary technology activates the power of touch and awakens unresponsive skin. As a result, skin responds rapidly to skincare, fights back against key signs of aging, and generates youthful radiance from within.