Words by Nicole Thomsen
July 17th, 2019
Calling all beauty fans — we’ve got a round-up of the best new beauty products that have launched over the past few weeks, including Urban Decay’s hotly-anticipated Naked Skin Foundation and Charlotte Tilbury’s Hot Lips 2 collection. With a mix of new-in skincare and makeup as well as some organic, vegan, and cruelty-free products, there’s something for everyone.
In its 10th anniversary year, the bestselling Lancôme Advanced Génifique serum has been given an update, starring an all-new formula loaded with microbiome science. Enriched with 7 pre- and probiotic fractions, the new and improved serum acts on the skin’s microbiome, helping the skin to recover faster, feel stronger and look visibly younger as fine lines and wrinkles appear reduced. If you were a fan of the #1 serum before, you’ll love the new Advanced Génifique even more. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.
Available at brownthomas.com.
What if your foundation not only offered the coverage that you want but also improved the appearance of your skin day after day? The new MinéralBlend fluid foundation is the first hydrating, skin-improving foundation formulated with Vichy skincare expertise for all skin types. If you’re a fan of the hero product, Minéral 89, this is essentially Minéral 89 in foundation form. Starring natural hyaluronic acid, the water-based foundation deeply hydrates the skin to bring forth your inner glow, while still offering natural, breathable coverage. With a silky lightweight texture, skin looks effortless and visibly plumped after each use. What more could you ask for?
Available from pharmacies nationwide.
Cruelty-free and vegan beauty products received a bad rap in the past, often due to below-par formulas that simply didn’t live up to their non-vegan counterparts. Thankfully, that’s all in the past and Urban Decay’s new Stay Naked Weightless Foundation is not only vegan and cruelty-free, containing zero animal-derived by-products or ingredients, it also promises to last up to 24 hours. This long-wear foundation offers a real-skin matte finish that not only looks gorgeous, but feels amazing on the skin thanks to the breathable and flexible formula. Providing buildable medium coverage, the formula comes in a whopping 50 shades so you can find your exact match.
Stay Naked Foundation will launch exclusively at the Urban Decay Boutique, 50 Grafton Street on Thursday, 18th July and will launch nationally on August 1st.
As Charlotte would say, “lipstick is happiness in a tube!”, and thankfully, these new tubes just so happen to be refillable. Starring 11 universally-flattering shades inspired by 11 female icons, from JK Rowling to Amal Clooney, the new Hot Lips 2 collection comes in five collectable cases for you to choose from, all of which can be refilled time and time again with the lipstick of your choice. This means less disposable packaging but also more money in your pocket as you only have to pay for the case once. Sounds good to us!
RRP €35 each and refillables €23 each (refillables are exclusive to charlottetilbury.com).
…But you like to keep active at the same time. This easy-to-apply sunscreen is non-greasy and water-resistant for up to 40 minutes, making it highly effective for when you want to go swimming or exercise outside. Lilikoi Mineral Defense Sport Sunscreen SPF 30 contains passion fruit (lilikoi) seed oil which is rich in Vitamin C and helps with visible signs of ageing along with raspberry seed oil — another strong injection of antioxidant-rich Vitamin C — and Aloe Vera which alleviates the appearance of damage from sun exposure and hydrates the skin. Did we also mention it’s organic and reef-safe?
Available from The Wicklow Street Clinic, 13 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 or eminence.ie.
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