A new month is a good enough reason to add these launches to cart - discover the best makeup, skin care and fragrance buys to hit stores.
YSL Touche Éclat Le Cushion
$58 | David Jones
It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with cushion compacts (and that would be an understatement), and so we’re pretty thrilled to see foundation-experts YSL launch their own version under the famed Touche Éclat stable. Its outer packaging may be gold and seriously flashy, but it’s the light and radiant coverage that has us talking in the office. Once blended into your skin with the sponge included, the finish looks natural and undetectable, like you’ve had ample amounts of sleep when really, you’ve been staying up late watching episodes of Riverdale.
Rationale PhotoDynamic Eye Cream SPF15
$135 | Rationale
Rationale’s answer to fix sagging skin, puffiness and general dryness around the delicate eye area is their new PhotoDynamic Eye Cream SPF15, a supercharged buy that carries ingredients like zinc, melanin and Australian photo-protective botanicals to illuminate and moisturise the area, as well as cover up dark circles.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Peel Off Mask
$99 | David Jones
With the market now flooded with different variations of face masks, one that has stood out to us in the last month has been Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Peel Off Mask, a product that is incredibly satisfying both during and after using. Apply a thick layer of the clear gel formula straight onto your face, wait 20 minutes, then peel it off gently. And unlike other peel-off masks (like the horrific charcoal one that’s doing the rounds on Facebook at the moment), this one is pain-free and leaves skin looking refreshed and radiant.
Dr Natasha Cook Cosmeceuticals Concentrated Clarifier
$95 | Dr Natasha Cook
Good news for skin care junkies - renowned Australian dermatologist Dr Natasha Cook has launched her own skin care line, and the one product that’s found its place in our routines is the Concentrated Clarifier. Boasting 18 per cent (!) alpha and beta hydroxy acids to gently polish the skin’s surface and target hyperpigmentation, this potent product can aid in brightening the skin over time.
Byredo Candle in Safran
$84 | Mecca
Comprising of a sweet and spicy blend of black pepper, saffron, leather, dark amber, patchouli and vanilla, this gorgeous candle is a sure-fire way to warm up any bed, bath or lounge room in a hurry; a much-needed treat this winter.
Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream
$230 | David Jones
Made with Sisley’s signature black rose extract along with hibiscus flower extract, shea and camelina oil, this nourishing buy can hydrate, smooth and make skin feel softer in just a few uses. Our editor Carli Alman recently tried this product: “The texture is somewhere between a moisturiser and a serum, and it just leaves skin feeling so silky and soft.”
ModelCo Makeup Jelly Blender
$10 | ModelCo
We’re constantly on the hunt for genius products and one that’s caught our eye is ModelCo’s Makeup Jelly Blender, a silicone ‘sponge’ that can apply liquid foundation with ease and minimal wastage. Use the round side for larger areas of your face like your cheeks and forehead, and use the pointier edge for harder-to-navigate areas like your nose and around your lips.
Clarins Lip Comfort Oil
$33 | Clarins
Besides the incredibly luxurious formula that feels like a big hug on lips, this balm-meets-makeup buy is rich in plant-based ingredients that’ll banish chapped skin in a hurry. Plus, the jumbo-sized applicator is worth a mention, as it can paint the product on in a single swipe. “These new lip oils have found their way into my daily makeup bag as they’re fun to use, are lightly tinted and super moisturising on my smackers,” says our beauty editor Iantha Yu.
Benefit Industrial Strength Concealer
$34 | Sephora
A perfect-looking complexion may involve a foundation that evens out your skin tone, but we think the key to looking your best is with a concealer that can camouflage any problematic spots. Benefit Industrial Strength Concealers are heavy duty, offer long-wearing capabilities and full coverage, ensuring minimal touching up throughout the day.
This article previously appeared on Beauty Crew.