Lockdown restrictions are easing, spring is here and summer is so close, we can almost taste it. We don’t know about you, but that’s a list of very good excuses for stocking up on some spanking new beauty products. Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work and already found the best of the bunch hitting the shelves.
Lush Lime Bounty Body Butter, 100g, £9, www.uk.lush.com
Let this zesty, tropical number transport you from the bathroom to exotic climes. Its yummy combo of coconut and lime leaves skin feeling refreshed and smelling delish. Not stopping there, the addition of shea butter and olive oil locks in hydration.
MAC Spring Black Cherry collection, from £12.50, www.maccosmetics.co.uk
Spring has officially sprung and MAC is getting into the festivities with their adorable Black Cherry Collection. Perfect for creating a fresh, feminine look, the collection contains Sakura-inspired matte lipsticks, a chic black cherry eyeliner and a cherry blossom-scented hydrating fix spray. This limited-edition range is going to go fast, so set those alarms.
Bjork & Berries Nourishing Cleanser, 100ml, £14.50, www.thefragranceshop.com
Wash away the day with this Sweden-made cleanser that works to firm and hydrate the skin. Using anti-irritant pink clay, it diminishes impurities and toxins and even minimises pores – hello, summer skin!
Sculpted by Aimee Lip Duo Undressed Duo Crayon, £17, www.boots.com
We’re always on the lookout for a clever beauty product and this one has really set the bar high. If you’re always struggling to match your lipstick to your liner, help is on hand. This double-ended component features both a liner and lippy specially selected to work together. Chuck in your handbag and perfect that pout all day long.
MAC Studio Radiance Face & Body, 50ml, £27, www.maccosmetics.co.uk
Finding your dream foundation can be a bit of ‘mare, but we guarantee that anyone will be satisfied with this MAC number. Their Face and Body Foundation has always been a cult classic thanks to its long-lasting, buildable coverage. This new formula does all that – but will also leave your skin with a gorgeous, radiant glow.
Temple Spa To the Rescue The Skin Soother, CBD Skin Duo, £45, www.templespa.com
With its multiple benefits, CBD continues to make waves in the skincare world and we love this handy duo. It features the CBD Skin Booster Oil – a lightweight number that helps to recover skin that’s dry, dehydrated or irritated. There’s also the All-Over CBD Balm – a multi-tasker that will comfort stressed-out/dry skin, while also bringing anti-inflammatory relief to aches, pains and overworked muscles. Bliss!
Ole Henriksen Wrinkle Blur Bakuchiol Eye Gel Crème, £42, www.boots.com
Let’s face it, we all get wrinkles around the eyes (sigh) but with the right products, they can be kept at bay. Enter, this dual-action beauty. Enriched with peptides, bakuchiol ribbons and orchid stem cells, it instantly blurs out those fine lines and wrinkles. On top of that, it improves the firmness and elasticity in the skin and even fades out those pesky dark circles.
Jo Loves Cobalt Patchouli & Cedar Parfum, 100ml, £115, www.spacenk.com
Inspired by blue skies, this super summery unisex scent, is packed with uplifting notes of vetiver, patchouli, cedarwood and grapefruit. Combined, this crisp, citrus, herbal aroma is guaranteed to please even the fussiest of fragrance fans.
Mawena Rose Marula Hydrating Serum in Oil 50ml, £105, www.cultbeauty.co.uk
A super luxe treat for your skin, this nourishing oil is made with real, entire flowers, so it’ll good on your dressing table and work like a dream on skin. Its rose marula formula transforms dry, dull skin, leaving it supple, radiant and softer than ever.
Yardley Lavender Antibacterial Mist Spray, £2, www.yardleylondon.co.uk
Hand sanitiser remains an absolute handbag essential and this Yardley formula is the perfect solution to masking that nasty alcoholic scent. Enriched with a gorgeous blend of lavender, neroli and sage, it smells delicious and kills 99.9% of germs.
Ghd Max Styler, £179, www.ghdhair.com
If you’re blessed with thick, curly or long hair, then we’ve got a game changer for styling those locks. The latest tool from the hair gods at ghd uses 70% larger plates than before, to ensure a super sleek, smooth finish. Gliding through tresses, it styles hair in speedy record time, while maintaining that salon-look we all want.
Wet Brush Metamorphosis Collection, from £9.99, www.lookfantastic.com
An iconic hair tool, the Wet Brush is our go-to for detangling even the unruliest of barnets. Its soft Intellifex bristles glides through strands, while minimising pain, breakage and split ends. Taking it to the next level, the new Metamorphosis collection features a range of bright, bold designs that’ll look fab on any dressing table.
Pacific Gum Health Enzyme Whitening Toothpaste CBD Complex, 75ml, £12 (currently £8 at Boots), www.boots.com
Want whiter teeth in just 60 seconds? Course you do! Delivering top-notch oral care and gleaming white pearlies, this clever toothpaste will take your smile to a whole new level. Its clinically-proven formula of CBD, aloe vera and vitamin E deeply cleans teeth, protects gums and leaves you with a brighter, whiter teeth.
Ole Henriksen Lemonade Smoothing Scrub, £25, www.boots.com
This is not super-duper new but we still think it deserves a place on our latest hot list! Chances are, your poor skin hasn’t seen sunlight for a while, so it’s time to treat your body to a good old scrub. This zesty number is formulated with AHAs, lemon peel and sugar, helping to slough away dead skin cells, create smoother skin and unlock that summer glow.
KISS GlueLINER, £10.99, www.superdrug.com
Give your eyes the ultimate definition with this nifty multi-tasker that acts as a lash glue and an eyeliner. Simply draw the product along your upper lash line, just like you would with a regular eyeliner, before applying your falsies. Long lashes and sexy winged liner – what more could you want?
MOR Lip Macarons, £7.90, www.lookfantastic.com
We love a good ole lipbalm and this one will work a treat on even the driest of lips. Its nourishing formula contains jojoba, rosehip, vitamin E and coconut oils for a super soft pout.
MAC Glow Play Balm, £17.50, www.maccosmetics.co.uk
The ultimate tinted lip balm, this beauty is the perfect lippy addition for spring. Made up of shea butter, mango and jojoba seed oil – it delivers instant hydration, while its subtle colour adds a shiny hue to lips. Swipe over your pout and you’re good to go!
Dear Dahlia Blooming Edition Paradise Dual Palette Blusher Duo – Fair Lady, £26, www.lookfantastic.com
When it comes to blush, are you always changing mind between a powder or cream formula? Well, worry no more, ‘cause this handy duo has both! As well as adding a flush of colour to your complexion, it contains the antioxidant-rich variabilis flower, which will protect your skin from harsh external aggressors. Clever, right?