There are no buts about it — we get very, very excited about new beauty launches. This year, we’re looking forward to more brands giving back to communities and the environment, coral shades in tune with Pantone’s coral colour of the year, nourishing skincare and hair trends to play around with. To get us all started, here are a handful of new beauty treats that we’re currently obsessed with:
What it does: Give you a luxurious cleanse, and it celebrates Kiehl’s K+ Made Better efforts to use naturally derived ingredients, invest in sustainably sourced ingredients, use post-consumer recycled goods, responsibly package and manufacture products, and give to charity.
The verdict: The body cleanser itself is an amazing product — suitable for all skin types and ages 3 and up. You can use it on your body, face and hair, which makes it soothing and perfect for travel.
What it does: The Extra Lip Tint has been around for awhile, but its even better this year with six shades to choose from. The formula contains comforting ingredients like olive, avocado and jojoba oils. Think of it as a spa treatment for your lips.
The verdict: It brings out a very natural, healthy colour in the lips, enhanced with shades like Bare Nude, Bare Melon, and Bare Punch. You can wear it as it is, or under your favourite lipstick for a smoother swipe.
The collection: First, there’s the Eye-Conic Frost Eyeshadow Pallete with a mix of frosty finishes and creamy mattes inspired by textiles and layering. Then, we have Le Marc Lip Frost Lipstick for high-impact shine and long-lasting colour.
The verdict: They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but what’s inside the products is just as fabulous as its leopard print casing. The eye shadows help create versatile looks, and the lipsticks really do last for hours without drying out the lips.
What it does: This introductory regimen comes with the Two Minds cleanser, toner and hydrator. Simple enough to include in your daily routine, the formulas work wonders for combination skin types.
The verdict: There’s no better investment for anyone keen on being more disciplined about their skincare routine! And the products come in a lovely utilitarian black tin case, making it a nice gift for someone or a ready-to-go travel set.