Happy Monday, everyone! I’m back with one of my favourite posts to write – today we’re taking a look at all the new products that you might see popping up on shelves this month. I’m a little bit late with this blog post (I usually try to get them up right at the beginning of the month), but this time around I felt like there were other blog posts I wanted to get up first. Speaking of which – have you entered my 2 GIVEAWAYS that are currently running on the blog? If not, you can click on each one below to go enter:
I must admit, there aren’t a heck of a lot of new launches this month…BUT what I can say is that all of them are very exciting!! As I’m sitting here at my desk going through all the press releases and creating all the product images, I have teeny tiny butterflies in my stomach. There are quite a few products I have hearty eyes for, and I have a feeling my bank balance is going to look rather pathetic at the end of this month.
Anyway, let’s go grab a cup of coffee (or tea) before we get started. I’ll meet you back here in about 5 minutes, ok?
Ready? Let’s go!
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Nuit Blanche Eau De Parfum (starting at R830,00) – The unexpected hallmarks of its predecessor, Black Opium Eau De Parfum. Creating an intoxicating whirlwind, Black Opium Nuit Blanche brings a hypnotic energy to the dark of an endless night. Silky smooth rice vapour tickles the senses, offering a delicate warm sensation that is as elusive and rare as the note itself. And at the central core comes the exhilarating orange blossom absolute. Radiating a solar glow, its petals are picked in the Mediterranean and its crystal notes shape a pure harmony together with the delicate facets of a peony accord. The familiar signature base: the coffee accord. Matured over forty days, it is preciously kept in a sealed cask until the desirable level of quality is reached. Sandalwood essence underpins it. A veil of white musk wraps it all up, like a warm and tender gift, leaving a trail of carnal desire in its wake. Black Opium Nuit Blanche makes its stunning debut in the iconic shape of the original Black Opium bottle. But everything else is different – a black that’s burnished so that it’s almost black-red in hue; a sheer lacquer bathed in a thousand silver stars; and topped with a rose gold cap. Beaming out from the heart is the precious juice with a view on the world that’s rose-tinted.
Erm, how gorgeous is that bottle!? YSL very kindly sent the Black Opium Nuit Blanche EDP to me a few weeks ago and I’m in love – the bottle is even more beautiful in person!
Available at leading department stores with a retail price of R830,00 (30ml), R1140,00 (50ml), and R1500,00 (90ml).
Lancôme Juicy Shakers (R270,00) – A surprising biphasic formula pairing pigments with lip care oils, and a unique cushion applicator. A makeup result combining adjustable intensity and vibrant sheer colour with satin shine; all this in a super soft and non-sticky texture. In short, a totally addictive new sensation nestled within this fun and chic accessory that you’ll never get tired of. The on-the-lips result? A flush of adjustable, made-to- measure colour with the glossy finish and the nourishing benefits of an oil, without any sticky sensation. The Lancôme Juicy Shakers contain peach kernel oil (softening and nourishing), sweet almond oil (to leave lips supple), cranberry oil (anti-oxidant, protective and restorative) and musk rose oil (regenerating and soothing). Lancôme created its first ever cushion applicator for lips: A tool that’s velvety, supple and soft to the touch. Just like Juicy Tubes, which won the hearts of women from all over the world with delicious scents, Juicy Shaker is infused with addictive, mouthwatering fragrances. There will be 8 shades available in South Africa (not the full collection of 20), each with its very own juicy fragrance. Here are the names and descriptions of the shades (in the order you see in the image above):
♥ Freedom Of Peach -Peach is the inspiration for every aspect of this singular shade, from its ultra-luminous orange accents to its fresh fruit notes.
♥ Apri-Cute – How could you not fall for this soft, sunlight-infused orange shade with its apricot scent?
♥ Walk The Lime – A zesty orange with plenty of spice. Yet its lively, fizz-effect fragrance is pure lime.
♥ Good Kara-Mel – With its bewitching caramel scents, this praline brown is a truly delectable delight.
♥ Vanilla Pop – The most delicate of rosewoods, made all the more addictive by its subtle vanilla scent.
♥ Berry Tale – A deep and intense berry pink accompanied by delicious notes of blackcurrant.
♥ Mangoes Wild – Ever so slightly mischievous, this mango-scented orange-pink has a strong personality. It’s also Lily Collins’ darling shade.
♥ Berry In Love – A zesty pink as mouthwatering as a freshly-picked berry, fragranced with sublime notes of blackberry. This is the favourite shade of Lupita Nyong’o.
Will be available mid-April at Lancôme counters in selected department stores nationwide.
Lancôme South Africa sent me 3 of the shades, and I’m in love!! These tinted lip oils are so unique, and unlike anything I have ever used before. I will definitely review them on the blog, but I want to buy 1 or 2 additional shades before I post my full review – I currently have ‘Berry In Love’, ‘Walk The Lime’, and ‘Good Kara-Mel’ (a Kylie Jenner type shade), and I still want to buy ‘Freedom Of Peach’ and ‘Mangoes Wild’.
Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate (R750,00) – For the first time in a facial skincare product, quinoa husk extract has been formulated into an anti-aging overnight treatment. The all new Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate offers accelerated cell turnover, refined texture, improved skin tone evenness, and softer, more radiant skin. To offer an innovative solution for customers seeking gentle and affordable at-home alternatives to chemical peels as well as medical patients desiring heighted efficacy of a Dermatologist procedure, Kiehl’s chemists utilised Quinoa Husk Extract formulated with a Fruit Acids, Cactus Extract and Phytic Acid to develop Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate. This multi-benefit innovation offers a highly effective yet overnight anti-aging treatment for at-home use and enhanced results, improved tolerability and faster recovery when used with in-office peels. Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Apply 2-3 drops to clean skin every night before the appropriate serum and moisturizer.
Available at Kiehl’s counters in selected Edgars stores, or in the Kiehl’s stand-alone store in V&A Waterfront.
Essence All That Greys Collection (starting at R28,95) – The collection offers exciting party-proof products that focus on the trendiest colour of 2016: Grey. Elegant grey shades meet upon rosy-red shades and merge into a perfect union for the retro-glam of the 1920’s. The collection consists of an eyeshadow palette (R96,50), 2 x smokey eye pencils (R57,95), 2 x lipglosses (R39,95), a set of corner lashes (R47,95), a porcelain loose face & body powder (R63,50), 5 x nail polishes (R34,95), a set of nail stickers (R28,95), and a hair bandeau (R39,95).
This limited edition collection will be available at Clicks stores.
Catrice Treasure Trove Collection (starting at R52,95) – Sparkling gems, opulent jewellery, elaborate sequin embroidery and iridescent lurex materials. These limited must-haves are matte or shimmering and greet us in elegant champagne gold, warm brown and beige shades with contrasting tones of apricot and red. The collection consists of an eyeshadow palette (R140,95), a gold liquid liner (R57,95), 3 x lipsticks (R69,95), a golden highlight powder (R79,95), a powder blush (R79,95), and 4 x nail polishes (R61,95).
This limited edition collection will be available at Dis-Chem stores.
Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color (R320,00) – Get that unmistakable West Coast glow – on the go! From Santa Monica to Sunset Boulevard, Smashbox’s latest innovation in illumination is inspired by the magic light of L.A. These multi-purpose creamy sticks glide onto skin for a luminous, lit-from-within flush of colour. The double-ended component features a built-in buffing sponge for blending – so colour is always evenly diffused and never streaky. Available shades: Hollywood & Highlight, Beverly Hills Blush, Silver Lake Sunset, Fairfax & Fuchsia (new shade), Sunset & Wine, Echo Park Pink, Mulholland Mauve (new shade), Laurel Canyon Coral (new shade).
The new (and absolutely stunning) shades are above.
Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation (R595,00) – Radiance, moisture and weightless coverage in each perfecting drop. This ultra lightweight, ionized water-based serum foundation offers a new way to instantly smooth, blur and perfect skin. Multi-reflective pigments artfully sculpt the face, while an advanced hydrating complex rejuvenates skin. Skin looks naturally flawless, even and radiant. This lightweight foundation is also infused advanced Hyaluronic Acid and essential minerals to help hydrate and nourish skin. Available in 10 shades ranging from pale to dark.
Stila Aqua Glow Serum Concealer (R380,00) – Weightless, undetectable coverage in each perfecting drop. This ultra-smooth, ionized water-based concealer blends seamlessly into skin for natural-looking, nearly invisible coverage. The luxurious serum texture instantly conceals dark circles, blemishes and other skin imperfections, melting into skin without caking or settling into fine lines. This lighweight concealer is infused with an Electrolyte Balance System – a carefully combined complex of ionized water, advanced Hyaluronic Acid and essential minerals to help hydrate and replenish skin. Available in 8 shades.
Stila Perfectly Poreless Putty Perfector (R515,00) – Perfect your skin with natural, matte, undetectable coverage that looks like skin, not makeup. Bouncy to the touch, its unique moldable texture minimises the appearance of pores and offers moisturizsing properties. Perfectly Poreless Putty Perfector conceals skin tone imperfections, leaving the skin looking air-brushed to perfection. Complete with a sponge, it’s also the perfect mattifying touchup for the on-the-go girl. Available in 5 shades.
The Stila Aqua Glow collection is already available at selected Woolworths, Truworths, Edgars, and Red Square stores as well as selected pharmacies, spas and salons (for a complete list of Stila stockists, click here).
BaByliss Clip ‘n Curl Rollers (R799,00) – Create easy, fabulous curls with the BaByliss Curl Rollers. The pods have a unique all-in-one design eliminating the need for any clips or pins, making styling quick and easy. The BaByliss Curl Rollers feature an ultra-fast heat up time and maintain high heat performance for fast formation and lasting curls. Easier to use than conventional rollers and less heavy – so they won’t fall out while you wait for them to work their magic – simply wrap the hair around the barrel and snap the curl pod together for perfect, kink-free curls with a smooth finish.
Available at selected Clicks stores nationwide.
Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque (R790,00) – This fast-acting, easy-to-remove masque rescues tired, lackluster or dull skin. Activated Binchotan charcoal powerfully adsorbs impurities, while sulfur promotes cell turnover for dramatically brighter skin. Volcanic ash, sea salt, bamboo extract and alpha hydroxy acids further accelerate skin brightening with dual-action exfoliation. Niacinamide helps reduce congestion and calm the skin while Chilean wild mint helps refine pores. Formulated without artificial fragrances, colours or parabens.
Dermalogica products are available at Dermalogica Concept Stores, Sorbet salons, selected salons that stock Dermalogica products, as well as the Dermalogica South Africa online store.
Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara (R275,00) – A spectacular breakthrough in lash technology sets the stage for triple-action performance. From the first stroke, increase volume, length and curl up to 80% with no clumps, flakes or smudges in sight. Utilising a vitamin-rich formula and innovative, precision brush with alternating wedge-shaped discs and conical bristles, the mascara expertly grabs every lash, extending and separating whilst lifting and curling for a false-lash effect. Its lash-building formula locks onto lashes like a magnet for amplified volume, whilst essential fatty-acids and emollient rich olive esters condition and protect. The triangular brush features a curved reservoir for precise application, alternating micro wedge-shaped discs and conical bristles for stretched out length and a unique push-up tip for lift and definition.
Available at Elizabeth Arden counters at selected department stores nationwide.
GOSH Copenhagen Makeup Brushes (starting at R170,00) – Introducing a new line and quality of makeup brushes from GOSH Copenhagen. Although their previous range of makeup brushes were a combination of natural and synthetic bristles, the new range has long handles made of birchwood and bristles composed of 100% synthetic and man-made hair (which means these brushes are cruelty-free). Using the softest possible fibres and highest quality materials, ensures that these brushes feel exquisitely soft to the touch, and give a gorgeous application of makeup product. The new collection consists of aKabuki Brush (R240,00), a Powder Brush (R240,00), a Blusher Brush (R170,00), and a Foundation Brush (R240,00).
Available at selected Edgars stores nationwide.
Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer (R299,00) – Finding the perfect concealer to match your foundation can be difficult, but each Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer features a perfectly-paired cream makeup with complementing cream concealer, expertly matched to be one shade lighter than the makeup. The chic packaging includes a concealer to camouflage imperfections, a lightweight makeup for smooth finish and all-day coverage, a mirror for touch-ups on the go and Revlon applicator for precision and blending. This unique 2-in-1 compact combines Revlon’s famous ColorStay technology with a unique sweat-resistant formula to provide flawless, fresh-looking makeup all day long, so you can feel confident your makeup will look its best in any situation. Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer will be available in 14 shades expertly chosen for South African women.
Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder And Finishing Powder (R199,00) – With ColorStay makeup there is no need to sacrifice comfort for long-wear. When applied over foundation, this upgraded pressed powder formula provides a flawless finish and controls shine for up to 16 hours. The new Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder has ultra-true colour and a non-cakey matte finish for makeup that perfectly matches your skin tone. Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder will be available in 14 shades expertly chosen for the South African market including a ‘Translucent’ shade.
Available at leading pharmacies (i.e. Clicks & Dis-Chem) and department stores nationwide.
Filorga Hand Absolute (R400,00) – To help eliminate the telltale signs of hand-ageing, anti-ageing skincare expert Filorga has developed new Hand-Absolute Ultimate Rejuvenating Hand and Nail Cream. 1% Filorga plant sugar increases the capacity of the skin cells to trap water and limits imperceptible water loss caused by environmental factors. This plant sugar provides 72-hour hand hydration even after repeated hand washing. A repairing butter complex of shea butter, cocoa butter and urea helps to repair and heal dry, damaged skin on hands. The rich but ultra-absorbent combination provides comfort and lasting protection with no greasy feel. This hand-cream with a manicure-like effect has 4 targeted actions in one cream:
♥ Repair and nutrition.
♥ Firming and plumping of thinning, wrinkled skin.
♥ Clarifying and brightening of skin tone.
♥ Strengthening of nails and stimulation of nail growth.
Hand-Absolute will be available in selected Edgars and Red Square stores.
Cotton On BODY Winter Collection (starting at R49,00) – With Winter swiftly on its way, Cotton On BODY is bringing in some stunning items to keep you warm and comfortable yet remaining trendy and fashionable. To find your closest Cotton On BODY store, click here. The new range consists of the following:
Get Puffed Sleevless Jackets (R499,00) and Animal Socks (R49,00) – pictured above.
How cute are these Cotton On BODY Headphones (R249,00)? I have my eye on the white & rose gold one…
These Cotton On BODY Short Home Boots (R249,00) will keep your feet warm & toasty during the cold Winter months ahead.
I’m in love with both the Cotton On BODY Lounge Waffle Long Johns (R249,00) and Glam Lace Trim Bralettes (R179,00) – how gorgeous are they?
I think I’ll buy myself one of these Cotton On BODY Slim Puffer Jackets (R599,00) – I like the dark grey one. The Workout Gym Tunnel Sweatshirts (R399,00) also look great – especially the neon peach one (picture above)!
ghd Azores Collection (starting at R2299,00) – Introducing the new limited edition ghd Azores collection, paradise in the palm of your hand. Three stylers in pearlescent shades inspired by the stunning landscapes of The Azores islands. Choose from Serene Pearl, Atlantic Jade and Marine Allure, to create beach waves, bouncy curls or ghd’s signature straight look.
♥ Serene Pearl Platinum Styler (R2999,00) takes the guilt out of heat styling, now available in limited edition serene pearl with matching heat-resistant bag. The innovative ghd platinum styler uses safer-for-hair heat that delivers ultimate styling results in just one stroke. What’s more – hair is also proven to be healthier, stronger and shinier.
♥ Glimmering Atlantic Jade and Marine Allure Classic ghd V Styler (R2229,00) with matching heat-resistant bag. Smooth black plates glide effortlessly through the hair to make straightening on all hair types and lengths even quicker and easier, while the contoured edges help to create perfect curls and waves, all with a high shine, salon-style finish.
Clinique Stay-Matte Universal Blotting Powder (R395,00) – An invisible blotting powder with a matte finish that reduces shine and gives a natural, perfected finish to skin. This ultra-fine lightweight formula contains oil absorbing ingredients that will keep makeup flawless. Optical diffusers in the formula help to minimise the appearance of fine lines, pores, as well as any visible imperfections. Its translucent finish allows for multiple touch-ups without making skin look cakey. The invisible properties of the formula make this powder truly universal for all skin tones.
factorie Make Up Make Out Collection (starting at R49,00) – factorie recently added new products to their existing beauty range. The new factorie Super Speed Nail Polish Remover Tub (R99,00) makes nail polish removal super quick & easy – just dip, twist and you’re done! Four new nail polish shades will also join the existing range of factorie nail polishes (R49,00), and you can also look forward to 2 new shades being added to their very popular chunky lip crayon range (R79,00).
Available at factorie stores nationwide – to find your nearest store, click here.
Dark and Lovely Amla Legend Sleep Repair Heat Styling Spray (R29,95) – Dark and Lovely unveils a legendary beauty secret for African hair: Indian Amla oil. Amla oil’s intense moisture will rejuvenate every strand, leaving you with thicker-looking, healthier hair. The unique properties prevent breakage, restore shine, manageability and smoothness. The secret is out: Sleeker, silkier hair awaits.
Did you know 72% of African women with straight hair use styling tools and consider heat as a cause of damage, BUT most do not use a heat protectant. Dark And Lovely is launching a heat styling spray enriched with Indian Amla Oil that protects up to 230C to get lively sleek hair with minimal damage. Amla Legend Sleek Repair Heat Styling Spray contains Xylose for heat protection, silicones for shine, and ceramide for hair repair.
Available at leading retailers that stock Dark and Lovely hair care products.
L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Oil Night Mask (R249,95) – The comfort of a cream, the pleasure of an oil, that works while you sleep. This luxurious night cream with aromas of essential oils rosemary and lavender helps to unwind and relax the senses, whilst the rejuvenating formula with Argan and Royal Jelly provides intense hydration and reveals the look of radiance in your skin overnight.
L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Face Oil (R249,95) – Drop after drop this facial oil nourishes the skin with moisture, leaving your skin looking brighter and healthier, and pores appear tightened, leaving a more balanced looking complexion. L’Oréal Paris Laboratories have selected a refined blend of 8 essential oils (rosemary, lavender, camomile, lemongrass, clove, green oregano, citronella, and lemon balm) specially created for combination to oily skin known for their purifying and soothing properties. Extraordinary Rebalancing Facial Oil helps support the skin’s moisture balance; skin feels nourished with moisture without causing greasiness. Thanks to the delicate aromatic scent, a feeling of calm and comfort envelops your senses for a moment of true pleasure.
L’Oréal Paris skin care products are available at leading pharmacies (Clicks & Dis-Chem), as well as selected department stores nationwide.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler Renew Replumping Night Cream (R284,95) – Fuller looking contours and plumper skin. Revitalift Filler Renew contains the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid formulated by L’Oréal Paris in a cream. It is also enriched with Fibroxyl plant extract, known for its firming properties. It is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and gives plumper, bouncier skin and fuller-looking contours. Night after night, the formula helps to restore skin.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler Renew Replumping Eye Cream (R284,95) – Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin. As you age, your natural reserves diminish causing your skin to lose plumpness. Consequently, skin loses its fullness and wrinkles deepen. Although this is not a dermatological filler however, it will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and replump the under eye hollow tear area. Revitalift Filler Renew Eye formula contains the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid ever formulated in a L’Oreal Paris eye cream. It replumps skin with moisture – and with daily use, eye bags appear reduced and contours look smoother, fuller. The double applicator is composed of:
♥ One curved side that perfectly follows the tear trough: the hollow of the under eye contour area.
♥ One flat side to massage and reduce the appearance of eye bags, as the cooling applicator hydrates the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and revitalised.
L’Oréal Paris skin care products are available at leading pharmacies (Clicks & Dis-Chem), as well as selected department stores nationwide.
L’Oréal Paris Studio Pro (R94,95 each) – Stuck in your styling routine? Tired of the same look? Now, try a new look every day; go from Poker Straight on Monday, to Hippie Braids on Wednesday to Backcomb Bombshell on Friday. With Studio Pro and our exclusive Studio Pro Double-Hold formula, change your styling routine and shake-up your style! Reinvent yourself using Studio Pro products with 48-hour endurance. The collection will consist of 3 x fixing hair sprays (Strong, Extra Strong, Ultra Strong), 1 x volume boosting hair spray, 1 x volume boosting mousse, 1 x curl boosting mousse, 1 x fixing mousse, and 1 x smoothing cream.
L’Oréal Paris Studio Pro products will be available at leading pharmacies (i.e. Clicks & Dis-Chem).
And that’s it! I’ll be keeping an eye out for the Essence All That Greys Collection (specifically the eyeshadow palette, plus the burgundy lipgloss and nail polish), the Catrice Treasure Trove Collection (I think we can all agree the entire collection looks gorgeous), that sleeveless puff jacket (the light grey one) from Cotton On BODY, the L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Oil Night Mask (sounds interesting), the Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup, the grey and pink Cotton On BODY long johns, and a pair of those Cotton On BODY home booties.
What do you have your eye on…?