Seeing as though you've got your Christmas shopping organised early this year (or maybe you can just pretend), it's only fair you buy yourself something special for the festive season. There's some lovely new products on shelf this month, as well as some Summer saviours to help keep you looking beautiful throughout the warmer months. Let's roll!
With less than eight weeks until Christmas, now is the last time you can buy for yourself without feeling guilty. Hey, it's true. We've of course got some very amazing new-on-shelf beauty products to tempt you — all worthy of their place in our top 10. BB creams are still hot right now, and there's a budget offering on the market that we think you'll love, as well as some tasty morsels from Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura, Kristen Stewart's highly anticipated Balenciaga fragrance (smells sharp!) and those neon polishes we've been reapplying at rapid speeds. Come on beauties, let's shop.
Today marks the beginning of a new month (and the last one of Winter!), and we couldn't be more excited to share the must-have beauty products set for release in August. We're always on the lookout for a foundation that will hide all of our skin's sins, and we think we might have found one in Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Touche Éclat Foundation — pay attention all Touche Éclat Radiant Touch lovers! We're also loving a cool precision eyeliner from Nars in the very patriotic Koala shade. There's nail polish and a scent too, so do click through!
If vacay plans don't feature into the equation for you this Winter, don't fret. Estée Lauder is about to unveil its latest limited edition collection that's inspired by the Isle of Capri. Featuring gorgeous golden hues, peppered with vibrant blues, your skin will be sexy and sun-kissed in no time. That's if you can bring yourself to actually use it. In typical Pecheux fashion, Estée Lauder's creative director has created palettes with to-die-for textures in innovative tri-brid formulations that cross the boundaries of liquid, powder and gel. If you purchase just one thing, make it the Limited Edition Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée ($75) which has been designed to look like shimmering sands when the sun hits. Sold.
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri Collection will be available from July 29. Stockists: 1800 061 326.
Good news, lipstick lovers! Kate Moss is following up on her successful collaboration with Rimmel, releasing six new shades of Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick ($9.95) this month. Flirtier and fresher than the original line-up, the new hues range from creamy nudes to punchy pinks. Infused with light-reflecting black diamond, the colours are not only seriously long-lasting but they have great colour pay-off and depth. The good news is they're not drying so even though they're technically designed as Spring colours, you can wear them this Winter without worrying that your pout is going to look parched. The classic black packaging adds Kate's signature rock'n'roll edge to what's otherwise considered a sweet and feminine offering and true fans will note that the super's signature has been updated to tie in with the key colour on offer. This cerise has fast-tracked its way to #1 in our lipstick wardrobe replacing old fave Red N Chic.
Stockists: 1800 812 663
We may have to wait until August to get our hands on the actual product, but that doesn't mean that we can't begin to drool over François Nars' latest seasonal offering. The Fall '12 collection is spearheaded by '90s supermodel Kristen McMenamy and features a new Multiple called Undress Me which is a seductive nude pink with silver accents. Other notable mentions include a beautiful garnet-red Pure Matte Lipstick called Amsterdam and a limited edition grey nail polish called Storm Bird. Take a look now and get those Wish Lists ready!
The NARS Fall 2012 Collection will be available from Mecca Cosmetica from August 27.
The award-winning Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms ($35 each) led the charge on hybrid lip products that combine the nourishing properties of a balm with the subtle sheen of a lipstick. Their moisture-rich formulation features shea butter, mango seed butter and jojoba seed oil making them a Winter must-have when our lips go head-to-head with drying winds and heaters but we still refuse to give up our lipstick. This month we'll be dedicating even more space in our makeup bags to them as Clinique unveils eight new shades ranging from pinks to oranges to reds to violet. Oversized Orange and Heaping Hazlenut immediately caught our attention. Which colours will you be checking out when they hit counters and online on July 29?
It's the start of another month, and you know what that means, it's time to update your beauty kit with a slew of stylish new releases from some of our most-loved brands. Whether it's basics such as mascara, foundation or concealer that you're after this month, we've got some great suggestions, or if you're looking for a beautiful gift, check out the palettes, 24K gold eyelash curlers and deluxe balancing mists on offer. It's all just a click away so what are you waiting for?
OK, admittedly we're hyperventilating that it's June already, Seriously, how did that happen? But the good side of the year flying past fast is that we're onto a fresh month of beauty releases! And this month is a fun one, guarenteed to pull you out of your early-Winter blues. We've got a punchy tweezer that'll brighten up your makeup bag, super cute on-the-go fragrances (adorbs), a mega hydrating foundation and much, much more. Check out our top 10 buys for June!
May is one of the quietest months (in terms of beauty launches) that we've seen in a long while. With most brands focusing on their Mother's Day launches, the quantity of products hitting counters may be lower but that doesn't mean to say the quality is. There are some great new releases from a fragrance-free version of a cult classic to a lightweight foundation that promises to offer a seamless finish to a nail polish that has the seal of approval from The Amazing Spider-Man. Also out this month: a luxurious face cream, a new Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, a concealer kit that explains colour correctors, an affordable gel eyeliner and more. Take a look.