The start of the new school year brings with it a sense of fresh beginnings – and whether that’s a pencil case or lunchbox or a new outlook on life, it’s a great time to make some resolutions and have a fresh start.
While we’re used to revamping our wardrobes or decluttering the cupboards, how often do we give our beauty products an overhaul? If you’re clinging on to old hair and beauty products but your cosmetics collection is in need of a new lease of life then read on…
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best new hair and beauty products on the market, so that you can swap out the old for the new and ensure your products are really working for you.
air-dry hair products for Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day In-Shower Styler
Wanting that natural, air-dried, frizz-free look is one thing, but achieving it is another. How many times have you bought products, sprayed them on and then been left with a chalky, frizzy mane? Yep, us too. But the good news is, Living Proof has heard our plight and has created an amazing new product to be applied in the shower. All you do is lightly rinse off then leave your hair to do its thing. Your only issue will be deciding how to spend all that styling time you no longer need…
powder eyeshadow for Kat Von D’s Creamfoil Eyeshadow
Want a pop of colour on your eyelids that doesn’t leave sparkly dust down your face? Then these new products might be just what you’re looking for. The cream-powder formula delivers intense metallic colour and all the pigmentation you’d expect from a powder, but with a wet-feel texture and long-lasting results. Plus the shades are gorgeous and super-flattering on loads of skintones.
moisturiser, primer and blotting papers for Murad’s Oil and Pore Control Mattifier SPF 45
Sick of make-up sliding off your face? We hear you. But, rather than applying a whole multitude of products to keep that shine at bay, invest in Murad’s new oil and pore control mattifier instead. Not only is it SPF 45, it also minimises the appearance of pores, provides 10 hours of oil, shine and pore control…and moisturises too. Apply under make-up for lasting, matte results. We love!
perfume for Jo Malone’s Hair Mist (£38, www.jomalone.co.uk)
Spritzing fragrance on your wrists and neck is so last year, now it’s all about making your hair smell gorgeous – and what better than a Jo Malone scent to do just that? Two signature fragrances, Wild Bluebell and English Pear & Freesia, have been reimagined as scented hair mists, and not only do they smell amazing they’re also enriched with Argan Oil and Pro Vitamin B. Hair is left with a healthy shine and a delicate scent – just spritz through your hair’s ends for fragrant results!
concealer for Orveda’s Biotic Full Eyes Duo (£75, www.orveda.com)
We know, we know, the thought of ditching your under-eye concealer is terrifying, especially after six weeks of school holidays – but hear us out. Orveda’s new creation is a skincare make-up hybrid, and specifically targets the needs of the upper eye zone and under eye zone separately. Combining a mix of prebiotics, anti-oxidant marine enzyme and bio-fermented Kombucha black tea, highly concentrated actives and a brightening tint, the under eye ironing peach bb mousse and upper lid lift-effect cement leave the eye area looking rested and refreshed.
toner for Emma Hardie’s Exfoliating Brightening Tonic (£28, www.emmahardie.com)
We love a tonic – and while it’s usually an ingredient found in our G&Ts, we’re also welcoming it to our beauty regimes. This gentle exfoliating tonic enhances the removal of dead skin through exfoliation for a smooth, even skin texture as well as increasing elasticity. It’s gentle enough to be used morning and evening and should be applied after cleansing and before you put on your serum and moisturiser.
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