See that Avon serum? It garnered a 60,000-strong waiting list in the UK, and this month, you can buy it. And what's that funny looking nail polish? Oh, that's just a tie-dye top coat (!). If you've been searching for your next beauty buy — and let's be honest, when aren't we? — then you're going to want to pop inside this here gallery.
It's officially the month of love and to celebrate (any excuse, really) we're bringing you the latest and greatest products set to hit shelves this month. Bobbi Brown's Pink & Red Collection couldn't come at a better time — hello Valentine's Day face — and Benefit Cosmetics' The One is like a lip tint, cheek stain, contouring cream and highlighter in, well, one. You know we're big Yves Saint Laurent mascara fans, and this month they're coming at you with waterproof blue and violet. Way too amazing to explain in words, click through and see for yourself.
When it comes to miracle ingredients, retinol is high on our list. Not only does it help with things like dark spots and acne, but it also keeps skin firm and taut. Retinol, however, can be extremely drying. Luckily, we found three products that give you the exfoliation you need for a beautiful glow but also have hydrating properties. Read: red, flaky skin will be a thing of the past.
If one of your New Year's resolutions (or shall we call them intentions?) is to fix your skin, then this competition has your name all over it! Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream ($50) is an anti-ageing cream, but that's not to say it wouldn't be beneficial for young skin, too. When it comes to preventing fine lines, wrinkles and general ageing of the skin, it's best to start using purpose creams in your mid-to-late twenties. And for those who are late to the anti-ageing party, this rich, creamy offering is the perfect entry product. Its (not so) secret ingredient is an amino-peptide complex, which quickly promotes lifted and firmer-looking skin.
Remember when we introduced you to CC cream a little while back? Well, our team in the US has put together a handy video further explaining the difference between CC cream and BB cream, along with an edit of their favourite CC creams on the market in the States. We're still waiting for the miracle, colour control cream to hit Australian shelves, however you can buy the hero product featured, Rachel K Mineral CC Cream ($39).
In the market for a new moisturiser? Wait and see what our readers say about these recent releases! Which one of the following seven products will be voted Best Moisturiser in the 2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards? Well that's up to you! Vote for Clinique Turnaround Overnight Radiance Moisturiser which optimises new cells, making your complexion better and brighter, NIVEA Anti-Wrinkle Q10PLUS Day Cream, a new, improved formula of the cult classic that helps the skin renewal process, Elizabeth Arden Prevage Hydrating Fluid, a lightweight daily moisturiser that helps to protect against environmental aggressors, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Perfecting Cream which aims to reduce any skin discolourations and dark spots, Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex which has a penta-peptide and light optics formulation to offer hydration and reduced wrinkles, La Prairie Cellular Power Charge Night, a luxurious offering that retexturises, recharges and revitalises, leaving you with younger looking skin or Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector, a 5-in-1 BB Cream that offers UV protection, long-lasting hydration, complexion correcting and more.
popsugar poll2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards: Vote For the Best Moisturiser
You might not think it when you're curled up in bed each morning and the alarm goes off, but great things come in Winter — open fires and DVD nights anyone? And when it comes to your beauty routine, Winter can often be your saving grace. Think luxe, thick creams for your hands and body. That's right, it's time to slather it on! We've got a couple you might like in our cheap thrills edit this week, along with some Wimbledon-ready nail polish, the perfect set of falsies and even a body wash that will make every shower feel like a holiday. Click through, beauties.
The difference between a good scrub and a great scrub is the difference between good skin and great skin. It's a key product if you want your skin to look and feel younger so let's take a look at this year's big contenders: Neutrogena Deep Clean Shine Control Daily Scrub uses rice proteins to absorb excess oil for up to eight hours, Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets Natural Action Exfoliator, a gel-to-milk exfoliant that's free from abrasive particles, Yes To Tomatoes Daily Pore Scrub - Acne, which features a blend of ginger root, bamboo and salicylic acid to reduce redness, calm the skin and unclog pores, Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Facial Scrub, which features soothing chamomile making it suitable for sensitive skin and Olay Deep Cleansing Pore Minimizing Cleanser + Scrub, a 2-in-1 buy that helps to refine the appearance of pores.
popsugar poll2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards: Vote For the Best Facial Exfoliator
Kicking off the 2012 BellaSugar Beauty Awards in style, we need your help to help crown the Best Cleanser release of the past year. The short-listed finalists are: Jurlique Rose Plus Moisturising Cleanser, a foaming hydrating cleanser that improves cell turnover, Garnier CleanDetox Gentle Brightening Foam, a clarifying and brightening foam cleanser, Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser, a gentle fragrance-free cleanser that features quillaja and yucca extract to cleanse without irritating, Olay Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash - Normal Skin, which features oil-free conditioners to prevent skin from drying out, Shu Uemura Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil, which helps to eliminate excess sebum and de-clog pores and Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser, a rinse-off update to Eve Lom's cult classic. Which gets your vote?
popsugar poll2012 BellaSugar Australia Beauty Awards: Vote For the Best Cleanser
With over 14 million albums sold worldwide and five Grammys to her name, Carrie Underwood is one of American Idol's biggest success stories. We managed to grab a few precious minutes of her time to talk to the Olay ambassador about her beauty look, including her biggest beauty blunder — "The entire space between 1998 to 2005," she quips — ahead of her Australian headline tour which kicks off in Melbourne next month. Find out her skincare secrets and more.