The Best New Beauty Products Out This Month

Cult-status creams and must-have make-up

November 2018

Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Collection – LOVE HEALS X EIGHT Skin and Lip Protectant, $28 each 

 continues to top best-seller list around the world. In fact, according to the brand, one of these products sells every minute. Since it was first created by Elizabeth Arden herself 88-years-ago, the 8 Hour Skin Protectant

These limited edition beauties are on sale November 11 until sold out.

October 2018

Louis Vuitton Attrape-Rêves, $340 for 100ml

Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud was inspired by “waking dreams” when he created Louis Vuitton’s ninth fragrance. Top notes of cocoa and peony are an invitation to “a wondrous journey somewhere between dream and reality,” he says. This floral musk scent develops to reveal base notes of patchouli and lychee.

September 2018

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Genius Magic Powder, $70 

A revolutionary, light-diffusing loose powder with added skin-boosting ingredients to help blur imperfections, minimise the appearance of dark shadows and amplify radiance for mattified, smoother-looking skin.

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August 2018

ModelCo VolumEyes Mascara, $24

In the market for a new mascara? You’re in luck: the ModelCo VolumEyes mascara is available as your exclusive gift when you purchase the September issue of marie claire for $9.99 in Australia. Why do we love this wand in particular? The brush lengthens and thickens each lash, delivering eye-opening volume.

July 2018

Schwarzkopf Professional Bonacure BC Hyaluronic Moisture Kick 

News flash: your hair deserves just as much TLC as your skin. Thankfully, Schwarzkopf Professional has just released a range of targeted hair products enriched with the kind of active ingredients you’re used to finding in skincare. We love the new Hyaluronic Moisture Kick collection, which provides an instant hydration hit and boosts hair’s shine, strength and elasticity. Available at selected hair salons and professional hair care retailers.

July 2018

Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Anti-Aging Foundation SPF 30, $85

If you have high expectations from your makeup, this is the foundation for you. New from Elizabeth Arden, it combines the beauty house’s exclusive antioxidant, Idebenone, with vitamin C and SPF 30 to protect the skin against premature ageing, while providing luminous medium coverage.

July 2018

Sukin Rose Hydrating Mist Toner, $10.95

Sukin’s original Hydrating Mist Toner – a favourite of Emma Watson’s – sells every 52 seconds. Now, it’s been upgraded with a new rose scent. The new version contains rosewater as well as chamomile to refresh, soothe and cool tired skin. Available from August.

July 2018

Olay Magnemask Infusion Sheet Mask, $28.99 per pack of five

Finally! Olay has launched their first line of face masks, each with impressive skin-saving cred. Using magnets to help the active ingredients absorb into the skin up to three times more than they otherwise would, the Magnemask Infusion range comprises jar masks and sheet masks to rejuvenate, hydrate and illuminate. We love the tension-fit sheet masks, dripping with a creamy formula that’s rich in niacinamide and Penta-Peptides.

June 2018

Blue Heart Limited Edition Collector’s Crème de la Mer, $665

In honour of World Ocean Day (June 8, readers), La Mer has released its annual Blue Heart Limited Edition Collector’s Crème – an extra-special pot of its coveted Crème de la Mer, adorned with exquisite illustrations of sea fans and coral. Through the La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund, the brand is committed to supporting ocean conservation projects, protecting the precious sea-sourced ingredients that go into its luxury skincare.

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June 2018

Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo nude lipstick, $28

The one and only King Karl has launched his first ever beauty collection in collaboration with none other than Australian brand ModelCo (read all about it here). Our top pick? This creamy nude lipstick, which, as luck would have it, is our gift to you with the July issue of marie claire, on sale now.

May 2018

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation, $255

The first compact foundation infused with La Prairie’s renowned Caviar water, this foundation hydrates and improves your complexion as you wear it. The fluid formula offers dewy, buildable coverage with the convenience of a spill-proof cushion compact, plus SPF 25. 

May 2018

Revlon Photoready Insta-Filter Foundation, $34.95

Designed to fake the effects of your favourite filter, this high-coverage foundation comes complete with built-in sponge blender for a flawless finish.

April 2018

Sukin Purely Ageless Hydration Elixir, $24.95

Hands up who prefers a nourishing oil to a conventional serum under their moisturiser now that the weather’s (finally) cooled down? That would be everyone, then. The newly reformulated Sukin Purely Ageless Hydration Elixir is our top pick – an impressive, all-natural blend of almond, macadamia and jojoba oils, it’s heavily spiked with Paracress extract and crambe oil, both of which have been proven to reduce fine lines and signs of premature ageing. 

April 2018

COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation, ($23.95)

For makeup that pulls double duty, look no further than COVERGIRL’s new range. Part makeup, part skincare, this foundation is infused with Vitamins E, B3 and B5 to nourish, hydrate and provide coverage all at once. The lightweight formula is SPF 20.

April 2018

Clarins SOS Hydra Refreshing Mask, $52

Clarins are coming to your complexion’s rescue with three new SOS face masks, designed to hydrate, rebalance and nourish respectively. Store this one in the fridge for an ultra-cooling effect on the skin.

April 2018

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Core Restore Range, $17.99 each

This innovative range uses a protein complex to strengthen each strand of hair for volume and shine. If you crave thick hair, give this new range a go.

April 2018

FRESH Beauty Soy Face Cleanser, $54 for 150mL

Fresh is finally here in Australia and we can’t wait to try the whole range. This cult cleansing formula is designed to tone, smooth and soften the complexion while easily removing makeup. A celebrity favourite, it’s so gentle you’ll be surprised by how well it works.


April 2018

Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask, $80

This unique mask heats up on the skin (read: it feels amazing) to open your pores and deliver an intense hydration hit. A blend of Hungarian thermal water, botanicals and Kaolin clay allows for smooth, nourished and replenished skin.

April 2018

Fenty Beauty Body Lava Body Luminiser, $82

How to get that post-vacay glow all year around? This gel-based product from the one and only Rihanna provides rose-gold radiance that’s suitable for all skin tones. Buff the light-diffusing micro pearls into the skin with a kabuki brush for the ultimate sun-soaked sheen.

March 2018

Giorgio Armani Face Fabric, $69

It was a dark day when Giorgio Armani discontinued its beloved Face Fabric, but pine no longer: it’s back. Designed to have a ‘second skin effect’, this is the ultimate weekend-wear makeup, with an incredible mousse-like texture and creamy matte finish that blurs imperfections and lasts all day long. We love.

March 2018

Chanel Makeup Rouge Coco Lip Blush, $50 each

Who doesn’t love a Chanel lip? The newest addition to their covetable collection of pout perfectors is the Coco Lip Blush, a silky gel formula designed to melt onto the lips and cheekbones for natural colour. There’s six shades to choose from.

March 2018

Lancome Absolue Precious Cells Rose Drop Night Peeling Concentrate, $215

This is a powerful overnight treatment that promises to transform your skin. A highly concentrated, rose-based oil, it leaves skin soft, refined and glowing while you sleep (just shake the bottle before use!)

March 2018

Ole Henriksen Wonderfeel Double Cleanser, $46 + Complexion Cloth

The latest wonder product from skin whisperers Ole Henriksen removes make-up (even waterproof mascara) and deeply cleanses the skin. Love.

March 2018

Go-To Skincare Transformazing Sheet Mask, $45/six

If you have thirsty, sad or tired skin, this mask promises to give you a glowy and plump complexion. Essential pre-party AND the morning after, the mix of botanical superstars drenches your skin in moisture and is designed to even the complexion.

March 2018

Zoeva Pure Matte Lips, $19 or $115/8

Ultra-light and ultra-pigmented, this liquid lipstick is designed for long wear that won’t transfer while you eat your burger and fries. There’s eight shades that go from neutral to bold.


February 2018

Lancôme Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Mask, $29 each

Love Lancôme’s cult-status Advanced Génifique serum? Each of these new gel masks has the same amount of Bifidus extracts as an entire bottle. We have tried this, and we love it: it feels refreshing on and leaves skin feeling supremely hydrated. Leave it on for 10 minutes before applying makeup for a smooth canvas; or 30 minutes for its full glow-giving effects.

February 2018

Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter, $65

Promising star-lit skin, the newest goodie from Charlotte Tilbury is equal parts primer and highlighter: mix it with your foundation for an extra-luminous finish or dot on your high points for a natural-looking gleam.

February 2018

Cremorlab Aqua Tank Water-full Mask, $59/pack of five

Korean skincare doesn’t come much better (or more addictive) than Cremorlab’s luxurious hydrogel mask, which delivers high concentrations of marine collagen and hyaluronic acid to the skin. If your face is feeling the effects of summer, slap this on stat.

February 2018

M.A.C Hyper Real Glow palette, $79

If your pet beauty peeve is powders that just won’t blend, this one’s for you: M.A.C’s latest highlighting palette combines three powders with a creamy finish that blends easily on the skin.

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