October may be known as the scary season but there is nothing scary about the latest beauty launches.
In our Let’s Make-Up round-up, we bring you a selection of the tried and tested, freshest, and buzziest beauty launches that are worth adding to your basket. All types of lotions and potions across makeup, skincare, haircare and more cross our desks and we take it upon ourselves to review each and every one so that you don’t have to. If we include it below, then you know it’s a good ‘un.
There’s celebrity collaboration aplenty - Little Mix alum Jade Thirwall has teamed up with Beauty Bay and Jacyln Hill has once again launched a palette with Morphe. Prebiotics are very much on the agenda, taking a starring role in drops at both Liz Earle and RéVive. MAC’s Ruby Woo celebrates its 22nd anniversary by expanding the cult red shade into different textures and there’s a major overhaul of your oral care with chic Swiss-born label vVARDIS.
For all this and more, see our edit of the beauty goodies you need on your radar.
RéVive Sensitif collection
Innovation is at the forefront of RéVive and founder Dr Gregory Bays Brown is always on the hunt to regenerate and rejuvenate skin with his collection of science-backed formulations. New to the range is the RéVive Sensitif collection that as the name suggests is designed for sensitive skin.
Dr Brown believes that with pollution and the increase of external aggressors that sensitivities will become increasingly common so he has you covered with this night cream (£175) and eye cream (£130) duo that will calm irritation and redness.
The products are composed of niacinamide to even out skin tone and the brand’s signature Bio-Renewal Protein and Bio-Calming actives. The Eye Cream even has SPF30, caffeine and prebiotics, while the Night Cream is packed with antioxidants. Attention has been paid to the packaging too, where there’s a push down applicator to prevent oxidation for the Night Cream and a cooling tip on the eye cream to help depuffing.
Buy now £150.00, Space NK
BaByliss Cordless Hot Brush
BaByliss is extending its range of cordless tools with the new addition of the Hot Brush. Designed to be used on dry hair, it’s a foolproof styling device for salon-worthy volume. It is made up of rigid bristles to detangle with tugging and smoothing hair as it goes. There are three temperature setting; 160°C, 180°C, 200°C and it offers 40 minutes of use with three hours of charge.
Buy now £180.00, Babyliss
Allies of Skin Peptides & Omegas Firming Eye Cream
With 37 reformulations in the making, Allies of Skin’s latest product comes after a gruelling testing process that took three years. The formula combines peptides, the natural retinol alternative bakuchiol, glow-getting vitamin C and omega-rich oils to give the area around your peepers the love, care and attention they deserve. Brightening, depuffing and pesky lines be gone with this beauty sleep in a bottle.
Buy now £72.00, Space NK
Liz Earle Pro-Biotic range
Beloved botanical skincare label Liz Earle has ventured into the budding probiotic space with its new range. There’s pre, pro and postbiotics contained within the formula that has been “scientifically provenâ¯to strengthen the moisture barrier to dramatically improve the look of dry, sensitive skin in just 7 days”. There are three products; the Milk Cleanser (£18) and not one but two Balancing Moisturisers (night and day, both £32) with a combination of Jojoba Oil, Chicory and Lunaria Oil with Fermented Oats – designed to feed your skin’s beneficial microflora - taking a starring role.
Buy now £22.40, Boots
The Matrix x Revolution Beauty collection
Ahead of the release of The Matrix Resurrections at the end of this year, Revolution Beauty has designed a range inspired by the iconic film. The collection is made up of palettes inspired by the blue or red pills with blues, green and yellows or reds, pinks, oranges or nudes respectively to add colour to your monotone ankle-length leather coat and mini sunglasses combination. There’s also a lip set, mascara, liner and accessories like a brush set and cosmetic case. The full product line-up is vegan, cruelty-free and fragrance-free.
Buy now £16.00, Revolution Beauty
vVARDIS Oral Care
If you’ve been keeping up to date with the latest oral care trends, you may have noticed a huge shift in recent years to more luxurious products replacing your drugstore stalwarts. vVardis is one such brand here to upgrade your hygiene routine for the better.
The Switzerland-made, science-backed range uses a patented technology and signature WX formula to strengthen, repair and whiten teeth. In chic, minimalistic packaging, you’ll find the brush on gel Alestsch (£118) to instantly whiten teeth, Edelweiss toothpaste (£23), Weissbad mouthwash (£20) and the Rheinholz toothbrush (£15 for two)
All the products are vegan and sustainable too.
Buy now, vVARDIS
Face Halo Glow
Reusable cleansing cloths are the game-changing, waste-reducing bathroom essential that you didn’t know you were missing and Face Halo is on the forefront changing our cotton wool pad practises once and for all. With these cloths, the brand says you need nothing but water to remove makeup, dirt and cleanse your complexion. The latest launch – Glow – does as it says on the tin. In the set of three, there’s a new exfoliating fabric included to give you a radiance boost.
Buy now £20.00, Amazon
Gillette has finally launched into skincare, combining the brand’s expansive knowledge of safe shaving practises into a three step regime designed for sensitive skin. Cleanse, shave, moisturise with these restorative and protecting formulas that are non-irritating or stick. The collection includes a face wash, shave cream, shave gel, shaving mousse, post shave balm and moisturiser – all of which have been certified by the British Skin Foundation.
Buy now, Boots
MAC Ruby’s Crew
For red lipstick wearers the world over, there is one inimitable shade that is so universally and flattering that it forms the basis of their pout wardrobe: Ruby Woo. If you’re unfamiliar, well, the time is now. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, it’s one of MAC’s best-selling shades and comes from the original line-up when the brand was launched. There are four sold every minute around the world and five an hour in the UK alone. Not content on resting on its laurels, the makeup label has expanded the Ruby Woo offering to include four new finishes and textures in limited edition packaging. The original retro matte has a new look and is joined by a matte liquid lip, the Powder Kiss Lipstick and Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour.
Buy now £17.50, MAC
Oskia x Alice Temperley
The world of fashion and beauty collide with this collaboration in aid of Women for Women International. With Temperley’s fun and feminine bridal spin, Oskia’s Rose De Mai Skin Smoothing Candle has a limited-edition redesign with a Love message. Once burnt, you can use the wax as a massage oil to nourish the skin and leave a beautiful scent behind. The brand will also give 10 per cent of each sale to the charity.
Buy now £58.00, Temperley
SkinCeuticals Advanced Scar Control
The clue is very much in the name here where SkinCeuticals has crafted this high-concentration treatment to ease the appearance of scars. The product has been formulated almost entirely from silicone that is known for its wound-healing properties. The rest of ingredients - omega fatty acids, allantoin and soline - fortify the skin, flatten raised scars and counteract hyperpigmentation.
Buy now £90.00, SkinCeuticals
Beauty Bay x Jade Thirlwall
Little Mix alum Jade Thirlwall has created a limited-edition eyeshadow palette with beauty retailer Beauty Bay. This is the British singer’s first cosmetics partnership that takes inspiration from her love of astrology and crystals. The palette plays host to 42 different shades with a combination of 24 mattes and 18 shimmers and so you can really get creative with your eye makeup look.
Buy now £30.00, Beauty Bay
Youth To The People Superclay Purify + Clear Power Mask
Cult US label has added another sku to its line-up to solve all your masking needs. Designed for blemish-prone, oily and combination skin, apply the mask and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing. The powerhouse formula contains niacinamide, salicylic acid and the soothing benefits of kombucha to remove spot-causing excess sebum. Use as a targeted blemish treatment too when needed.
Buy now £31.00, Cult Beauty
Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Divine Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
After the huge success of the brand’s first collaboration with Jaclyn Hill, Morphe has teamed up once again with the influencer-entrepreneur for another palette. This eyeshadow offering combines nude shades with six matte and six shimmer for an ‘au-natural’ aesthetic.
Buy now £18.00, Morphe
Irene Forte Skincare Pistachio Lip Balm
This lip smackingly good launch from Irene Forte takes inspiration from the brand’s founders Italian roots putting pistachio front and centre. It also combines buttery shea, wild mango, vitamin E and omega-rich olive oil and borage seed oil for a truly nourishing formula. All the ingredients have been grown at the luxury label’s organic farm in Sicily. The packaging itself also has an eco-conscious twist. The glass jar is made from 30 per cent recycled materials, while the box is crafted in recycled fibres.
Buy now £30.00, Irene Forte
Milk Makeup Supernatural Hybrids
When it rains, it pours over at Milk Makeup where the label rarely launches just one product at a time. So in the US label’s true style, there are three new additions that you need to have on your radar; Hydro Grip Eye Primer, Sunshine Under Eye Tint + Brighten and Bionic Blush.
The brand’s cult face primer is now designed specifically for the periorbital area with Hydro Grip Eye Primer (£22). The product works to smooth out skin and add to the longevity of your pigments. It contains natural ingredients including hyaluronic acid, hemp-derived cannabis seed extract and blue agave extract to nourish the delicate eye area.
You can also now find the Sunshine Skin Tint reformulated for the eye vicinity - Sunshine Under Eye Tint + Brighten (£26) - to revive the appearance of the area, illuminating and minimising the appearance of dark circles with a swipe of the formula. It hydrates, brightens and adds a subtle tint.
Last but certainly not least, the Bionic Blush (£19) puts a skincare twist on the makeup essential with a natural, hydraing formulation that adds antioxidant-rich replenishing mushroom extract as well as hyaluronic acid and plant-derived collagen to your complexion while adding a subtle pop of rouge. There are four shades; Dusty rose, ruby red, coral and plumberry.
Buy now £22.00, Cult Beauty
Loewe Home Scents
The French fashion label delighted the beauty world when it announced it was heading into the home fragrance realm with its collection of chic candles. The brand has now expanded its offering even further to include solid soaps, hand cleansers and liquid soaps in the beloved scents of its candles; liquorice, oregano, marihuana and tomato leaves.
Buy now £40.00, Net-A-Porter