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The best new beauty buys in March
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The best new beauty buys in March


by Holly O'Neill
28th Mar 2023

Ready to give your beauty routine a spring refresh? From longwearing lipsticks to incredible skincare innovations and floral fragrances, here’s the best of what March has to offer in beauty launches.

MAKE-UP ESSENTIALS

Foundations and concealers have had a spring clean this March; Lancôme’s iconic Teint Idole Ultra Wear in 50 shades gives 24-hour natural matte, full and sweat-proof coverage in it’s thinnest, most breathable formula yet, with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, prebiotics and SPF35. Skincare meets lightweight coverage in another new iteration with IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Nude Glow with SPF40, made with 90% skincare for 24 hour skin protection and an all-day healthy gleam. In multi-talented heroes, the new Rimmel Multi-Tasker Concealer has a large wand and super blendable formula for focused concealing, brightening and contouring, and MAC Studio Fix has a modern update in the Every Wear All-Over Face Pen, with 33 shades of a foundation concealer hybrid housed in a pen that lets you click, tap and go for extreme coverage and control. The spring summer ranges are landing, with Chanel giving flaming red center stage, with a myriad shades, textures, finishes, and applications of eyeshadow palettes, nail varnish, lipsticks, the iconic Baume Essentiel and even a red mascara, while Sculpted by Aimee Connolly has simplified your travel beauty bag with two all-in-one palettes complete with bronzer, powder, cream blush, highlighter and three eyeshadows in two suits-all pinky tones. Speaking of incredible Irish brands, Keilidh Cashell is making her best-selling Luxury Brushes available as individual pieces and Sarah Keary’s make-up collection By SK has added another heavy hitter to her line-up of beauty staples with two Liquid Blushers in universally flattering pinks for a faff-free dewy glow. Rihanna is adding to the Fenty Beauty family with Hella Thicc Mascara for extreme volume with an ultra precise brush and a creamy, matte black sweat, transfer and humidity-resistant formula, and if you buy one lipstick this spring, make it the new Tom Ford Liquid Lip Luxe Matte for longwearing, transfer-resistant lipstick that packs a pigment punch.

SKINCARE SAVIOURS

Benefit have added a serious line-up of 6 skin solutions for clogged and large pores and uneven texture, with a focused-area skincare tool, a Get Unblocked Cleansing Oil for pore-clearing and make-up removing, the Deep Retreat Clay Mask for a once-a-week deep clearing pore mask, the Good Clean Up Foaming Cleanser and Tight N’ Toned Toning Foam to exfoliate and minimize pores, the flash-facial Speedy Smooth Mask for pores and texture and the Smooth Sip Minimizer water-based gel cream moisturiser to hydrate skin. While we’re talking incredible masks, Drunk Elephant has made it’s first European department store home in our very own Arnotts, just in time for the launch of Bouncy Brightfacial for brightening, clarifying and exfoliating skin. Charlotte Tilbury has brought her iconic Magic Cream formula to a body lotion so you can now have her model-approved hydrating, smoothing, firming effect all over, and Gucci Westman has taken her first step into the skincare world with Skin Activator serum,with 12 actives to target fine lines, firmness and hydration. Looking ahead to summer, let’s head to France, where Caudalie’s new Vinosun collection is reef-safe and now enriched with antioxidant polyphenols, grape water and grapeseed oil for a lightweight finish that’s still heavy on protection and Bioderma want to protect your skin barrier with Bioderma Sensibio Defense Serum for soothed skin that’s protected from external aggressors. The Ordinary also have their most nourishing moisturiser yet, with Natural Moisturizing Factors + Phytoceramides for barrier strengthening and all-day hydration and if you love The Ordinary, chances are you know enough about skincare to be concerned about the effects of blue light – not to worry, Advanced Nutrition’s latest Skin Blue Filter supplements want to counteract your grey face from staring at a screen all day, giving you hydration, decreased redness, antioxidant protection, improved skin tone and brightness.

PERFUMES OF NOTE

In travel-sized beauty news to prepare you for summer, Glossier You is now available in a rollerball, perfect for handbag-chucking and tiny airport allowance bags and if you can’t leave home with your Le Labo, you’ll be pleased to hear that Hinoki, Rose 31 and Santal 33 have all become body and hair travel sets to keep you smelling good on the go. By Far have stepped into the world of beauty with seven clever new transporting scents all a play on a Daydream, created by the world’s leading perfumers and housed in clever refillable charms that can be clipped onto anything. Ready to get into some groundbreaking florals for spring? Shiseido Ginza Eau De Parfum Intense is a bouquet of roses, vanilla and wood, Marc Jacob’s Daisy garden continues to bloom with a limited edition collection called Paradise that pays homage to pink and purple desert blooms, Jo Malone London’s New Blossoms collection wants you to stop and smell the osmanthus, nashi blossom and waterlilies and take a trip to Rome with Valentino Born In Roma Intense Donna’s blend of intense vanilla, jasmine and amber.

HAIRCARE HEROES

Curious about how healthier your hair could be if you committed to a full Olaplex regime? Now’s your time to find out; they’ve launched The Discovery Kit with the complete hair repair system in miniature sizes that’s also ideal for travelling. Aveda’s got you covered if you’re looking for a lazy hack for hair repair, with the Nutriplenish Overnight Serum to giving your hair a hydration boost while you sleep. Hair hacks don’t come much handier than ghd’s virall Duet Style 2-in-1 Hot Air Styler that allows you to dry and style hair at the same time and the geniuses behind Living Proof are tackling frizz with three new Smooth Stylers for fine, medium and thick hair that all condition, deliver smoothness and shine and prevent static, frizz and flyaways.

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