New Beauty Buys |

New Beauty Buys


SL has searched high and low to bring you the most innovative new launches in beauty. From makeup must-haves to anti-ageing essentials, here are all the products you need to know about this month...

Knight In Shining Armour Overnight Nail Mask, £12 | Ciate

If you’re a nail junkie with an obsession for acrylics, then you will know how much of a toll they can take on your nails. Get them back in tip-top condition with Ciate’s Nail Mask – pop on overnight and its Marula oil formula will restore and rehydrate talons with minimal effort.  

Isabel and Ruben Toledo Studio Nail Lacquer, £11 | MAC

MAC’s latest collaboration with designers Isabel and Ruben Toledo offers up rich nail lacquers in on-trend colours from classic red to pale pink, and come in a specially designed and totally covetable pot.

Status Grow - Nail Grow, £12 | Ciate

If you spend your time daydreaming of long, luscious nails you need to snap up Ciate’s Nail Grow. Simply apply it twice a week for four weeks and it will keep talons strong, healthy and help them to grow quicker. Don’t believe us? There’s even a nail length tracker on the bottle cap to keep an eye on your progress...

Roller Lash Mascara, £19.50 | Benefit

A roller for lashes (yes, you heard us right) this eye-opening brush grabs, separates, lifts and curls, while the quick-setting formula keeps them in place for 12 hours straight – just wiggle the wand from the base of lashes to the tip. 97% of testers said it visibly lifts and 94% said it made eyes look more wide-open. Stats we can get on board with.

Skin Smoothing Pore Perfector, £26 | Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown is famed for her natural looking beauty products and her Skin Smoothing Pore Perfector lives up to her previous creations by helping skin look smooth and flawless and prolonging the life of your foundation. We think we’ve found our new BFF...

Huile Volupte Tint-In-Oil, £23.50 | YSL 

Leading the way for lip oils (the new buzz in beauty) is YSL’s Huile Volupté. It glides onto lips and leaves a natural bitten glow that’s alluring but not sticky, hydrates your kisser as it tints and lasts for ages. In eight wearable shades and with a patented applicator that applies product precisely to the lip line, we predict this will soon be a makeup bag must-have. 

3 Honeys Balm, £10 | Melvita

Suffering from dry, flaky skin? We’ve found the answer in this multi-purpose organic balm that works wonders on damaged or distressed skin. A real desert island must-have, use it to nourish and repair, as well as to leave a sweet honey scent.

Lemon Eau De Parfum, £70 | Mary Greenwell

Makeup legend Mary Greenwell has branched out into fragrance and the result is a zesty, uplifting scent with notes of lemon, mandarin orange, bergamot and lime. A real Spring/Summer must-have, add it to your perfume roster.

Forever Young And Midnight Oil Starter Kit, £84.49 | Soveral

If you don’t know where to begin with your day-to-day beauty routine, try Soveral’s nifty starter pack. It has everything you need to make improvements to your skin in a short time, including their noteworthy Angel Balm and plumping face brushes. Ideal as a gift to a lucky friend, (or yourself) too...

Intensive Age-Diffusing Serum, £65 | Murad

Though it’s a touch on the spenny side, Murad’s Serum scores serious points for its intensive, plant-packed formula which helps rehydrate skin for a rosy glow and reduce the signs of ageing (yes, we mean you wrinkles). 81% of testers said the effects showed in just two weeks and the stats don’t lie.

Refine And Polish Miracle Balm, £518.63 | Aurelia

Aurelia have created the perfect product for dull, rough skin. Simply leave on for five minutes to use as a deep-cleansing face mask or rub onto dampened skin in a circular motion to buff off dead skin cells – hello picture-perfect complexion...

Cucumber De-Tox Depuffing Eye Cubes, £34 | Peter Thomas Roth

These liquid-to-frozen eye cubes harness the power of cryotherapy (a therapeutic method of lowering skin temperature) to help calm, tone, tighten, lift and brighten the skin around your peepers. Think of them like supercharged cucumber slices, made into small but powerful discs that will never give away how much fun or how little sleep you’ve had the previous night. Shhhh… We won’t tell if you don’t.

Goddess Skin Clay Mask, £45 | Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury has done it again with her clay mask, which she’s secretly been using on the stars for ten years. Promising baby-soft, clear skin, slather it on your visage and its healing ingredients will decongest pores, nourish parched skin and leave you feeling like a new woman.

Lip Magic Balm, £25 | Charlotte Tilbury

Lips are often the first to suffer in winter weather and cold winds, so treat them to some much-needed TLC with Charlotte Tilbury’s new Magic Balm. Wear on its own for a dewy no-makeup look that nourishes skin or layer on top of your favourite vibrant lipstick for a fuller-looking pout.

Beyond Perfecting 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer, £25 | Clinique

Fans of a makeup shortcut will go gaga for this foundation/concealer combo. Lightweight and moisturising it adapts to your skin tone for a flawless looking finish and can be used for targeted touch-ups as well as all-over coverage.

Touche Eclat, £25 | YSL

Makeup bag favourite Touche Eclat has been revamped for the new season in this leopard print or lace design that’s almost too good to use... Almost. Use yours to highlight brow and cheek bones.