From the new haircare launches keeping your colour salon-fresh to the latest Charlotte Tilbury must-have, each week we'll lead you through the new beauty launches that are worth your money and time.
Andrew Fitzsimons, the Ballinteer-born hair maverick behind the locks of Kardashians, Hadids and Biebers has bottled his skill into a whopping 26 product hair collection for your best ever hair. Each products contains the protein-based complex AF Bonding System™, for stronger, healthier hair, and there are five inclusive haircare-specific collections, – the Virgin Repair Line for dry, damaged hair, the Fantasy Curls line to nourish 3A-4C curls, the Body Volume line for boosting thin and fine hair, Prism Shine for glossy, glass hair and Amythest Blonde for your brightest blonde. It’s a salon standard range designed with high performing skincare ingredients, accessibly priced between €11.99 to €16.99 and available exclusively at Boots – run, don’t walk.
Dermalogica’s latest high-performance hydrator gives 10+ hours of deep moisture to the skin and increases hydration levels over time for glowing, healthy-looking skin, using a blend of hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid, amino acids, an algae extract-infused moisturising matrix and plant-derived sugars to trap moisturise, improve hydration and minimise fine lines and wrinkles.
The iconic Gucci Guilty has been intensified, with woody notes, fresh lychee and dark plum meeting florals of ylang-ylang, violet and tuberose for a deeper take on the classic, in an all new block bronze flacon decorated with an interlocking G.
La Mer has upgraded The Treatment Lotion, the active essence that, with help from La Mer’s Miracle Broth, gives all-day hydration and adds a boost to the other products in your routine.
A powerful blend of niacinamide, glycolic acid and collagen peptides work together to target dark spots, pigmentation, wrinkles and skin tone for brighter, plumper skin.
At last, my love has come along. The product Glossier fans have been manifesting for years has finally arrived – a Glossier You scented candle. Along with a full size bottle of the beloved perfume, you can now also order a mini candle for a limited time only to finally fill your home with the warm woody scent you know and love. Housed in a beautiful pink glass, complete with the thumb print in Glosser You, it’s a non-paraffin, soy-and-coconut wax blend and has a burn time of up to 27 hours. Here’s hoping it comes in a larger size soon. And in the meantime, we’d also like Glossier Cloud Paint coloured nail polish, please. And more sweaters.
If you’re a member of the Serious Bathers Club, you’re going to want to add the new Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Velvet Body Oil to your bath tray. Housed in a powder pink boudoir bottle, the clear and silky dry oil is made for slicking on the skin post-bath, leaving the skin shining and gently perfumed.
Combining skincare with tanning, the new St Tropez Tan Tonic Glow Drops are here to banish your grey face with more than just faux glow – vitamin C and E, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and more get to work on brightening, hydrating and improving texture. Just add a few drops to your moisturiser or serum, and don’t forget to wash your hands.
Available in twenty shades from dusky nude to rich plum, the new lip-conditioning glossy lipstick from Chanel gives intense colour in one swipe and continuous hydration, and it’s refillable too.
MAC’s innovative new mascara MAC Stack has two brush options to precisely define, lift and lengthen every lash and a breakthrough smudge-free formula that let’s you keep layering without clumping or flaking, with easy gentle removal.
Kate Somerville has added to her spot killing range with Kate Somerville Eradikate Blemish Mark Fading Gel, €68. Balance the skin while preventing future breakouts, attacking discolouration, texture issues, spots and oil with this concentrated cleanser bolstered with salicylic acid, AHAs, prebiotics and niacinamide.
Take a trip to a Sardinian summer with the latest Blossoms collection from Jo Malone, with two delicious, sun-scorched new scents; Sea Daffodil, with warm vanilla, creamy sandalwood and fresh ylang ylang and the zesty Bitter Mandarin, with warm amber and bright citrus.
In her eternal quest to bottle a healthy luminosity, Charlotte Tilbury’s non-greasy Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil blended with plant extracts and seed oils boosts hydration for glowing, firmer and even skin.
Gisou, the sustainable honey-infused haircare, has landed in Ireland, via the new beauty destination, Planet Beauty at Brown Thomas in Dundrum. Created by influencer Negin Mirsalehi, Gisou is born from a six-generation beekeeping heritage – Negin grew up in her family’s Mirsalehi Bee Garden – and is made with ingredients from her father’s hives. Her mother, a hairdresser by trade, introduced her daughter to honey-infused formulas, and it was in her mother’s kitchen that she created her first homemade hair product that catapulted her from global influencer to beauty industry entrepreneur, the Internet-famous Honey Infused Hair Oil. Each honey-infused product is created with the finest, sustainably sourced ingredients to improve the health of your hair and scalp for nourished, hydrated and shiny hair.
What if your foundation could improve your skin over time? The latest foundation launch from Nars does just that – Nars Light Reflecting Foundation, €48, is a foundation that acts like skincare, with is a powerful blend of ingredients that strengthens your skin’s barrier and improves the clarity of your skin after six weeks, while it immediately conceals, smooths texture and blurs pores. With a medium, buildable coverage that feels weightless on and leaves your skin looking like skin, it’s suitable for most skin types, comes in 36 shades and gives skin a luminosity that lasts all day.
If you’re looking for a more heavy-duty moisturiser than Glossier has previously offered, meet After Baume, a balmy, rich moisturiser for dry and sensitive skin or skin in need of extra nourishment. “Think of After Baume as the puffer jacket for your skin,” says Glossier, “a comforting, cocooning, and protective hug for your moisture barrier.” Leaving skin moisturised for up to 24 hours, it’s created with a blend of deeply hydrating plant-based ingredients like Cupuaçu Butter, a plant-based alternative to Lanolin that’s locks in moisture, and Babassu Oil containing vitamin E, antioxidants, and fatty acids. After Baume is also fully recyclable.
The latest member of luxury niche perfumery Le Labo’s plant-based skin and body care is the Le Labo Face Scrub, €43, a skin-smoothing cleansing and exfoliating scrub created with volcanic ash, seaweed and ginger extracts with a zesty scent of basil, verbena and citrus that will wake your face up with a zing each morning.
Enter the Tom Ford Private Rose Garden, a trio of transportive rose scents inspired by rare flowers in Tom Ford’s own garden. There’s Rose D’Amalfi, created with Italian bergamot, to transport you to a sunlit trip to the Amalfi coast, Rose De Chine, paired with Chinese peonies, and Rose De Russie, invoking Russian black leather. Each scents are €206, or you can pick up a discovery set of all three exclusively from Selfridges for €157.
Charlotte Tilbury’s cult favourite glide-on creamy Eyes To Mesmerise eyeshadows now come in five long-wearing mattes that suit all – Nude Cashmere, Flawless Beige, Smokey Taupe, Chocolate Veil and Diffused Black. They blend as easily with a fingertip as an eyeshadow brush and give a soft focus effect on the eyes that can be built up for something more dramatic and intense.
Irish skincare brand Pestle & Mortar has grown the Nimbu Body Range to a family of four, adding a Body Scrub and Body Butter to the Body Cleanser and Body Lotion, created to be a skincare routine for your body. The Nimbu range contains a ceramide complex for optimal skin health and smooth, soft skin.
Three new glimmering highlighters join the line-up at Up Cosmetics, the brainchild of Irish beauty entrepreneurs Úna Tynan and Pippa O’Connor Ormond. In creamy Spotlight, bronzy Golden Hour and pearly Champagne Kiss, they’re dewy and super pigmented for glowing, shimmery skin.
YSL’s Black Opium has been remastered once again, this time in Illicit Green, with a hit of green mandarin, fig leaf and fig flesh added to the scent’s floral coffee accord for an edgy twist on the beloved original.
Created in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, Caudalie’s anti-ageing The Premier Cru collection, which comes in a cream, a rich cream, an eye cream and a serum, works to reverse signs of ageing, thanks to its innovative TET8TM technology that corrects 8 signs of ageing.
There are 7 at-home products in the latest range from Kérastase, all designed to protect and restore the hair fibre for stronger, smoother, shinier hair and longer-lasting colour. The Chroma Absolu range takes a skincare inspired approach, with powerful ingredients – think centella asiatica for weak hair, amino acids for strengthening, lactic acid for smoothening and tartaric acid for brightening – so you can have any hair colour you want without the fear of hair damage.
Ghd Thin Wand, €150, out January 26
New to the ghd curve range is the Thin Wand, a 14mm thin barrel that creates long-lasting curls without using extreme heat. Using a temperature of 185°C, it heats up in 30 seconds to give tight, healthy, bouncy curls and for enhancing the natural texture of any hair length and curl type.
L’Oreal Paris have created their first serum dedicated to the eye; the 2.5% Hyaluronic Acid Eye Serum to smooth eye wrinkles and brighten dark circles using their highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and caffeine. The roller applicator massages, cools and soothes the eye, helping to plump and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and puffiness, with long-lasting hydration around the delicate eye area.
After a brief hiatus, the pocket sized best-selling Glossier You Solid fragrance has returned, new and improved; the tin tray is newly refillable at €18 and the formulation is now vegan but the waxy base smells as warm, smooth and personal as ever.
Another cult favourite has returned better than ever after two years off – meet the all-new Salicylic Acid 2% Solution from The Ordinary, the Internet’s favourite affordable exfoliating hack for blemish-prone skin. It shifts your dead skin that causes blocked pores, clears skin over time and in this new version, it focuses most on your skin’s top layer, where it can work harder.
Trudon and Balmain have joined forces for a limited edition couture candle. Based on Trudon’s best-selling Ernesto candle, which is Balmain’s creative director’s Olivier Rousteing’s personal favourite and can be found in his office, studio, home and Balmain boutiqies, the Ernesto candle has an exclusive floral and leathery scent and comes in a luxurious gold foil and red lacquer handmade vessel.
To mark the Lunar New Year, MAC’s newest collection contains firecracker red lipsticks, gilded gold highlighter, brushes and an eyeshadow palette of sparkling metallics housed in peony print art-deco packaging to see you gleaming through the next year.
Charlotte Tilbury never misses but her latest launch might be her best yet. Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin foundation, in 30 shades, gives a real-skin finish with her signature added glow. It’s a medium, buildable coverage for extra concealing where needed that leaves skin looking like skin, plus a powerful blend of hydrating skincare ingredients means skin glows instantly but improves radiance over time. Find your exact colour match with her breakthrough Foundation Finder here.
Clear some room in your bathroom for another new favourite Cerave product – the gentle CeraVe Micellar Cleansing Water, €11.45. Like all Cerave, it’s developed with dermatologists and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, and it will protect your skin’s barrier with essential ceramides while easily cleansing away make-up, dirt and pollution.
Great hair starts at the root, so don’t leave your scalp out of your haircare. The new R+Co Submarine should be used once a week in place of shampoo and massaged into the scalp to get rid of product build-up, stimulate hair growth, soothe the scalp, shift dead skin and for lighter, squeaky clean hair.
Seoulista have added two new treatment masks to their haircare line-up; Seoulista Curly Locks and Seoulista Blondi Locks, €12 each. Curly Locks strengthens and conditions curly hair with a blend of hydrating ingredients that rejuvenate curls in just 15 minutes, where in the same amount of time, Blondi Locks strengthens and adds shine to blonde hair, sealing in hydration.
Tom Ford’s new primer is designed to be your first step to faultless make-up every time, in a universal hue that leaves the skin lightly matte and smooth so foundation glides on. It’s sweat and humidity-resistant and for 12 hours it controls oil, shine and extends the quality of your make-up.
Alfaparf Milano Semi di Lino Blonde and Brunette Haircare, from €16.90
Alfaparf Milano has launched two new ranges to keep your hair colour salon fresh for longer – the Semi di Lino Blonde and Brunette lines, for refreshing colour, holding on to its shine and vibrancy and keeping unwanted tones at bay.
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