On My Desk: What’s New in Beauty in May 2017
On My Desk: What’s New in Beauty in May 2017 from Moroccanoil, Snowberry, Mellow cosmetics, Weleda, Ultraceuticals, INIKA, Linden Leaves, Redken Glow Dry, Tender Love and Carry, Elizabeth Arden, Dermalogica, L’Occitane, Estee Lauder gift with purchase, and Ethique solid beauty bars.
Pictured above in intro image – Hot chocolate inspo from Alex and Ani jewellery; MAC Brow Set, MAC Spellbinder shadow, MAC Fluidline Brow Gelcreme, Antipodes lipstick in Queenstown Hot Chocolate, Benefit duo eyeshadow blender in Beyond Nude, Bobbi Brown nailpolish in Chocolate, and Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow in Nude.
Moroccanoil has launched a texture range of hair styling products including Texture Clay ($53), a unisex product to scuplt hair with a strong hold, and matte finish, Beach Wave Mousse ($53) for wave retention and curl definition, and Dry texture Spray ($53) with volcanic mineral zeolite and high-performance resins to give a slip-free gritty finish with stickiness. All Moroccanoil products contain the signature Argan oil, rich in antioxidants to nourish hair.
Dermalogica combats the effects on skin of pollution, with Daily Superfoliant. Gentle enough for daily use but powerful enough to deliver immediate results, Daily Superfoliant is a highly-active skin resurfacer using activated Binchotan charcoal powder, rice bran extract, enzyme trio of papain, lipase and subtilisin to dissolve proteins in the skin and accelerate exfoliation, malic acid and lactic acid to resurface skin, red algae and tara fruit extract to preserve the natural barrier function of skin, and Niacinamide for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant to prevent signs of skin ageing. It retails for $109 at counters now.
Also pictured, the brand new Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment ($95) available from 16th June 2017, is a rich overnight formula to firm, hydrate and restore skin around the lips to improve skin elasticity and help control ageing before it starts.
Put your best face forward, with Snowberry Intensive Renewal Serum, an anti ageing serum with eProlex pro-collagen complex. Snowberry beauty and skincare products are made in New Zealand and the range is carbon zero, cruelty-free, with no artificial colours or petrochemicals.
Redken glow dry is their latest range of hair enhancing products specifically developed for use when blow drying hair. I especially like the punny title ‘glow dry’! Glow Dry Gloss Scrub exfoliates scalp. Gloss Shampoo gently cleanses, Detangling Conditioner nourishes hair, and Diamond Oil Glow Dry Oil to finish. From $33 at Redken salons now.
What a luxurious giftset for somebody special. The GOLD gift set trio pack is a limited edition re-release by Linden Leaves with Gold Body Oil, Gold Toning Face & Body Mist, and Gold Silken Body Wash. $149 at Linden Leaves www.lindenleaves.co.nz
Matte lips show no sign of slowing down! Mellow Cosmetics has released new colours in the popular matte liquid lip trend that lovers of the Kylie Lip Kit look will like- in rose and soft brown shades named after the global fashion cities of Ibiza, Milan and Auckland! Priced at $20 each from mellowcosmetics.com
Elizabeth Arden has released a new fragrance in the 5th Avenue line, ROYALE, inspired by New York city nights. The mysterious yet elegant Oriental fragrance includes patchouli, bergamot, cedarwood, and orange flower. The shiny jet black bottle is inspired by New York City’s art deco architecture, and retails for $79 for 75mls and is on counter now.
Stocked up on some of my favourite Ultraceuticals skincare at Equipoise Spa- the cleansing Ultra B Micellar Solution, and Ultra C Firming Eye Cream. I’m loving the results I’m seeing on my 3 month RVR90 programme as a beauty blogger trial. I’ll be sharing my before and after photos so you can see my results.
Weleda now has natural lip balm! The certified natural face care brand has release Lip Balm in Nude, Berry Red, and Rose, made with organic Shea Butter and organic jojoba oil for smooth hydrated lips.
INIKA Organic has just released Micellar Cleansing Rosewater for an organic gentle facial cleanser, at $39. The pure and gentle oil-based formula contains certified organic sunflower, rosehip, and jojoba oils with Vitamin E to gently cleanse skin. Inika liquid foundation is also a foundation I’ve been dying to try out for a while now, so I’ll be wearing it tomorrow.
What fun! The Pop Art Project by Tender Love and Carry.
Ethique solid beauty bars and deodorant, are good for your body, and great for the planet. The new Zealand eco brand lists Ashton Kutcher and Britney Spears amongst its fans and founder Brianne was named in US Foreign Policy Magazine’s ‘100 leading global thinkers’. By removing water from beauty products in their dry bar for, Ethique has so far prevented manufacture of 160,000 plastic containers to date. They donate 20% of profits to charity every year. www.ethiquebeauty.com
The eyes have it. Tom Ford eyewear, Elizabeth Arden Eyes Wide Open makeup collection featuring Statement Brow Gel Shaper, Little Black Compact, and Lasting Impression Mascara; vintage Vogue magazine photo by Richard Bailey. EYES WIDE OPEN features this slide-in palette, Little Black Compact, with a choice of ten trios for $79 for 2 trios and the compact. Also in the collection: Lasting impression Mascara with Ceramides $60, and a tinted gel for eyebrows, Statement Brow Gel Shaper $49.
Also from the Elizabeth Arden, the iconic Ceramide capsules created back in 1990 now have a new formula. This new generation release boasts new ingredients, and higher levels of existing ingredients, to replenish essential lipids and support skin’s renewal processes. Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum is formulated to take 10 years off the look of skin, with 100% of women tested reporting an improvement in the overall appearance of their skin. $150 available now at Elizabeth Arden counters.
L’Occitane now have one of my favourite fragrances- almond- in this nourishing hand creme. This addition to their popular Almond range launches 6th June in a large 75ml size. The delicious hand cream is enriched with almond milk and almond oil to nourish and soften hands.
Estee Lauder gift with purchase time! Free with purchase of two items including a skincare product or foundation. Available only at Farmers counters, from 24th May to 11th June. Don’t worry, your bag won’t say “Megan” on it, ha ha!
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