July’s Best New Beauty Buys
July’s Best New Beauty Buys

July’s Best New Beauty Buys

Whether you’re after a fresh fragrance, summer make-up or haircare that works, July’s new launches have you covered – this is what we have our eye on…
By Rebecca Hull

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.

Diorshow On Stage Crayon, £24 | Dior

Available in eight shades, these gel-based eye crayons allow you to experiment with something other than black. Flattering, sophisticated and easy to apply, use them to create feline flicks, smokey eyes or just a wash of colour. They’re easy to work with and have some flexibility before they set, so you have time to smudge and blend. The denim blue is our favourite for summer. 

Available At Sephora.com

Tata Harper Lip Crèmes, £38 | Tata Harper

These lip creams are so satisfying to apply. Full of fatty acids and plant oils, a few swipes are all you need for a hefty dose of hydration and a youthful, glossy sheen. The soft tints are a bonus – from a peachy pink to a richer raspberry and bright fuchsia, there’s something for everyone. 

Available At TataHarper.com

Bye Bye Dark Spots Concealer & Serum, £26 | iT Cosmetics

If you like iT Cosmetics for its CC Cream, you’ll love this new Concealer & Serum hybrid. Full of anti-reddening niacinamide, skin-quenching hyaluronic acid and brightening caffeine, it works hard to smooth skin and keep it feeling supple, while the sheer, lightweight pigment provides the perfect amount of coverage. The doe-foot applicator and in-built kabuki brush allow for fool-proof application, even on the go.

Available at LookFantastic.com


Ceremonia Guava Beach Waves Spray, $20 | Ceremonia

Whether you want to add oomph, grit or a bit of a wave to your hair, this salty mist will do the trick. A little goes a long way, so spritz it through your ends – damp or dry – scrunching as you go for best results. Immediately, you’ll see that fresh-from-the-beach texture that looks so effortless and cool. The added UV protection is a huge bonus, as is the soft guava fragrance that instantly transports you to sunnier climes. 

Available at Ceremonia.com


Eau des Jardins Uplifting Body Lotion, £32 | Clarins

Cooling and refreshing, this is a great summer body lotion. Notes of mint and rose combine in a scent that feels soothing and cocooning, while the silky, lightweight formula melts into the skin and absorbs fast. It also lends a subtle sheen to limbs, giving them a healthier, smoother appearance overall. 

Available at Clarins.com


Rose Micro Serum 30ml , £90 | Elemis

This is an investment, but we’ve been seriously impressed by how well it hydrates and plumps lifeless-looking skin. With an oil-in-water formula, there are tiny beads inside that break and release a hefty dose of hydration as you massage the serum into your skin. You’ll see an immediate and visible glow, but what’s most impressive is how much smoother and suppler skin looks after just a few uses. You only need one or two pumps at a time, so you won’t get through your bottle too fast.

Available at JohnLewis.com


Midnight Tulip Scented Reeds, £20 | Floral Street

Fans of Floral Street fragrances will want to snap up these reeds before they sell out. Our favourite is ‘Wonderland Bloom’ for its lemony and crisp scent that has a subtle sweetness to it. Extra points go to the recyclable and biodegradable packaging, so you never have any of that throwaway guilt.

Available at FloralStreet.com


Spoilt For Choice Hair Oil, £55 | Larry King

Hair oils don’t get much better than this. Full of rosemary and jojoba oils, it’s designed to put moisture straight back into parched strands without weighing the hair down. Added squalane keeps strands strong – just a smattering won’t get rid of split ends completely, but it will give your hair a smoother, glossier finish. Use a little bit on dry hair or apply it liberally and leave it on like a mask. 

Available at CultBeauty.com


Masterpiece 2 in 1 Lash Wow Volume Mascara, £12.99 | Max Factor

Just a small twist of the lid takes this mascara’s wand from thick to thin, allowing you to choose the finish you want to create. Each offers clump-free definition, but we love the shorter, fatter version of the wand for instant volume and lift. If you want to extend lashes at the edges and ensure you have more of a wispy, daytime effect, opt for the thinner wand. Its formula has been ophthalmologist tested, so it’s suitable for even the most sensitive eyes.

Available at Boots.com


Laguna Quad Eyeshadow, £43 | NARS Cosmetics

The NARS ‘Laguna’ shade is known for being universally flattering and now you can get the tone – and similar iterations – in a small, eyeshadow palette. Housing both shimmer and matte shadows, it’s all you need to nail a summer smokey eye. The textures are easy to blend, mix and layer, so you can’t go wrong. 

Available at LookFantastic.com


Checks & Balances Milky Oily Cleanser, £26 | Origins

We’re very impressed with this new cleanser from Origins, which is designed for dry and sensitive skin types. A good shake of the formula will merge the oil and milk together – the two combined will dissolve all traces of dirt and make-up, while still conditioning your skin with a hefty dose of hydration. In fact, it’s so effective and thorough, there’s no need to double cleanse. 

Available at Selfridges.com


Blackened Santal EDP, £99 | RAAW ALCHEMY

If you like your fragrances on the warmer, darker side, you’ll love this one by Raaw Alchemy. It’s full of spicy, leathery notes, including cardamom, cedarwood and sandalwood. There’s added vanilla in there too, which gives just enough sweetness to balance things out. The ultimate evening scent. 

Available at RaawAlchemy.com


EdgeSlick Hair Tool, £20 | RUKA

This popular tool has been selling out for a reason. Just like a toothbrush, but without the flimsy bristles, it has a silicone comb that flattens even the most persistent of flyaways to keep your slicked-back styles looking sleek and sharp. It was designed with afro and curly hair in mind but works for anyone and every hair type.

Available at Selfridges.com


Skin Iron Face Tool, £31 | STARSKIN

Award-winning Korean brand STARSKIN is known for its impressive gadgets and its latest is just as buzzworthy. The Skin Iron comes with ten jade balls that pummel your skin to release tension as you glide it over your face. As jade has high thermal conductivity, it raises your skin’s temperature, in turn boosting blood flow for a fresher, healthier glow. With regular use, you’ll see skin looks smoother and brighter – plus, it’s perfect pre-event. 

Available at Revolve.com


Blush Balm Stick, £28 | Summer Fridays

We love a blush balm and this is our latest favourite. It has a velvety, creamy texture that’s easy to blend, but it quickly transforms into a powder on the skin, so it lasts for hours and doesn’t flake or budge. There are four shades to choose from, but ‘Dusty Rose’ will suit almost all undertones. Don’t forget to sweep a little on the lids and lips.

Available at CultBeauty.com


B3 Niacinamide 10% Serum, £54 | Sunday Riley

By now, we’re all aware that niacinamide is one of the best ingredients for tackling discolouration and redness within your skin. Sunday Riley is putting it centre stage at a whopping 10% potency in its  new serum. Silky in consistency, this serum absorbs fast to get to work tackling post-acne spots, scars and enlarged pores. Better still, it does this while locking in hydration. Like any product, consistency is key, but you can expect to see results – think better tone and texture – within weeks. 

Available at CultBeauty.com


Super Shower Power Body Polish, £28 | NEOM

This new does-it-all wash from NEOM buffs away at dead, dull skin cells while simultaneously cleaning and hydrating. It’s zesty and fresh with notes of spearmint, rosemary and eucalyptus – all of which are designed to clear your head and boost your mood. As you massage it in, little coffee grounds get to work softening skin, while oat milk locks in hydration. We’ve already got through two tubes.

Available at NeomOrganics.com

Soleil de Feu Eau De Parfum, £210 | Tom Ford

Tom Ford’s Soleil fragrances are a seasonal bestseller, and this latest iteration is the best yet. It’s sunny and bright with a floral, tuberose warmth, but it’s the nutty, unisex quality we can’t get enough of. It’s unlike any other summer scent we’ve tried, and it’s fast become a favourite around the SL office. Yes, it’s expensive, but you only need one or two spritzes to be noticed.

Available at JohnLewis.com

Modern Radiance Cream Bronzer, £31 | Vieve

Looking for a new cream bronzer? Make it this one from Vieve. Just a small amount melts into skin to give your complexion that believable just-back-from-holiday glow. Added squalane and avocado oil make the texture easy to work with, while providing a subtle, healthy radiance we love. You can use your fingers, but we recommend using a brush to properly sculpt and define your features. 

Available at CultBeauty.com


Pore Remedy Renewing Foam Cleanser, £20.50 | Dr. Jart+

If your skin feels congested or you're suffering from more breakouts than usual, pick up this gentle yet effective cleanser from Dr. Jart+. Created to detox the skin, it uses exfoliating PHA's to help draw bacteria and dirt out of the pores, while glycerin cushions any harsh effects by boosting skin's moisture levels. It breaks down even the most stubborn, waterproof formulas, but never feels too harsh, easily dissolving make-up and grime without any irritation. Expect your skin to feel silky-smooth immediately and with a visible, renewed glow.

Available at DrJart.co.uk

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