9 of the best new beauty launches this May 2019
Presenting the cream of the crop for hair, face and body
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / May 22 2019
In the market for a new beauty product to add to your regimen? We’ve gathered not one, not two, but nine sensational buys that’ll elevate your beauty kit this month.
CHANEL Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint
This foundation may look completely futuristic, and that’s because it really is. We’ve never seen anything like it - the lightweight formula sees tiny drops of pigment suspended in an aqua gel, which provide skin with a heavy hit of moisture once blended in. The coverage may be light, but we’re super impressed with the refreshing texture and airy feel. A must-try for those that like a multitasker that can hydrate and effortlessly even out your skin tone.
Benefit Cosmetics Bold Is Beautiful 3D BROWtones in Magenta
Calling all makeup enthusiasts… if you’ve ever wanted to add a bit of oomph to your brows, here’s your chance. While the Benefit Cosmetics Bold Is Beautiful 3D BROWtones isn’t exactly new, the Magenta shade is, and it’s seriously fun to wear. “This year, we are excited to launch [this] with 100 per cent of profits going to three local charities empowering women and girls," says Hannah Mutze, Benefit Cosmetics’ National Brow Artist. “For a subtle hint of pink, style your brows like normal, and set them in place with a strong-hold clear brow gel. Once completely dry, take the tip of the custom 3D Brow Tones brush and lightly apply to the brows.” As for the rest of your makeup, “keep the rest of your look simple if you’re a minimalist. Think a radiant, smooth base, a wash of colour on your cheeks, and some mascara on your eyes. Makeup maximalists should try a monochrome look, so try adding some subtle pink shimmer through your brows, a wash of pink shadow on your lids and cheeks, black mascara, and a berry pink hue on that pout.”
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Touche Éclat High Cover
YSL’s Touche Éclat family have welcomed Touche Éclat High Cover; it’s a highlighting and concealing pen (just like the original version) except it’s packed with more pigment, so you can cover blemishes and dark circles with ease. Our Review Crew® love this product too, rating it four stars: “Oh hello magic pen! Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Touche Éclat High Cover is my new favourite under-eye concealer,” says Review Crew® member Ang. “On the first brush it felt smooth and was highly pigmented so you could see results very quickly. My favourite part about this product is how natural it looks on. The concealer pigments really do reflect light and help brighten the under-eye area.” Want in? Run, don’t walk.
Nude by Nature Creamy Matte Lipstick
Fact: Not all matte lipsticks are created equal. This month, we’re swiping on Nude by Nature’s lippies, which have a velvety-matte finish but are really comfortable to wear. Besides being loaded with tiny hyaluronic acid microspheres to plump up the appearance of lips and keep them moisturised, the sticks also contain mango seed oil to soften and castor seed oil to prevent dryness. All lifesaving ingredients for the cold season ahead.
L’Artisan Parfumeur Bana Banana EDP
You may be used to seeing notes like strawberry or orange in your fragrances, but what about… banana?! It may sound strange, but trust us, it works. L’Artisan Parfumeur Bana Banana features a brilliant blend of the tropical fruit, and is cleverly layered with pepper, violet flowers, nutmeg and tonka bean for an alluring edge.
Sukin Hydrating Treatment Oil
We know crambe oil works wonders on our skin, but did you know that this super ingredient, which is rich in omegas, can also increase elasticity in hair? Warm a few drops in the palms of your hands and work it through your mid-lengths and ends to nourish dry hair. We’re also loving the tiny (and totally travel-friendly) size of this product.
La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser
Using a cleanser to take your makeup off doesn't have to be a mundane task, and La Prairie's Supreme Balm Cleanser has proven that point. This luxurious balm remains thick in the packaging, but once warmed up with fingers, it melts into your complexion, taking away debris and removing the day's makeup with ease.
JERGENS® Oil Infused Skin Firming Moisturiser
The newest addition to the JERGENS® body moisturiser family is the Oil Infused Skin Firming Moisturiser, which features a blend of seaweed extract to improve collagen production, as well as caffeine, which can temporarily tighten skin and smooth away rough texture. We also love the quick-absorbing properties of this cream, making it perfect to slather on post-shower.
Natio Nourish & Repair Shampoo and Conditioner
The secret to rescuing parched hair is with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner that’s rich enough to penetrate each strand but light enough to use on fine hair. Natio Nourish & Repair Shampoo and Conditioner - a duo that contains argan and coconut oil to do exactly that, alongside white cypress and peppermint gum, which smell incredibly inviting. Oh, and did we mention that each bottle will give you change from a tenner?! Bargain!
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Which new beauty product are you looking forward to trying the most, and why? Let us know in the comments below.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.