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The best new beauty products to invest in

Alex Light
Body Work Columnist
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There are SO many new make-up products hitting the shelves every month. But trying to navigate it alone is overwhelming, so I've tried and tested them all to discover the best of the bunch. Here's my round-up of the top hair, skin and make-up picks to consider investing in...

Urban Decay Rehab

You need to clear some space in your bathroom cabinet for Urban Decay's new skincare line, Rehab. A flawless make-up look starts with skincare, and this range is designed to ensure complexion perfection.

There are six products in the range - the Hot Springs Hydrating Oil, Lip Love Balm, Pore Refining Peel, Pretty Gritty Skin Polish, Oxygenated Bubble Mask, and the Moisture Layer Eye Roller - but my top picks? The Lip Love, £11, formulated with intensely nourishing Shea Butter and Coconut Oil, protects your lips from even the most matte lip stain, and the Eye Roller, £20, which contains hyaluronic acid to plump the skin and minimise crow's feet.

Available at from 13th April.

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John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brilliantly Brighter Ultra Illuminating Shampoo

I'm always looking for products to boost my blonde hair (anyone find it can dull mid-colourings?), so I was excited to try this new offering from John Frieda. And it didn't disappoint - it really increased the luminosity of my hair for natural-looking shine.

£6.99, available at Boots

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Frank Body Glow Mask

Need a caffeine hit for your skin? Try this new mask, infused with Shea and Cocoa butters, Arabica Coffee seed oil and Cranberry & Raspberry seed oil, for an instant pick-me-up.

£15.95, available at

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Juicy Couture Royal Rose

We love this new, grown-up Juicy Couture perfume built around Rose Cenifolia, the rose of one hundred petals. It's a rich, slightly spicy bouquet that will be a welcome addition to your fragrance family.

£89 for 100ml, available exclusively to Selfridges

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Aussie 3-Minute Miracle Nourish

Is your hair in need of a pick-me-up? This new offering from haircare giant Aussie's for you. Formulated with Blue Mountain Eucalyptus and avocado oil extract, it's an intense dose of nourishment for stressed-out tresses.


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Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara

I'm really impressed by this new mascara concept from Rimmel - you can shake the bottle to refresh the volumising formula, ensuring optimal product performance... Dried-out mascara is a thing of the past!

£6.99, available at

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Charles Worthington Colour Enhancer Ultra Violet Shampoo

This new Charles Worthington product is being billed as the strongest violet toning shampoo on the high street... As a blonde who literally bathes in purple shampoo to eliminate any yellow, brassy tones, I was super excited about this. And I wasn't disappointed - it really re-charges the clarity of your colour and keeps the tone cool. 

£7.99, available at from April

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Clinique Fresh Pressed 7-Day System

One of the most powerful anti-ageing properties, Clinique has brought out a two-step system containing pure and potent Vitamin C. I've been using this cleanser and booster duo and my skin looks brighter and more radiant. Continued use promises transformative anti-ageing results - skin that's noticeably firmer and toned... Watch this space!

£25, available at

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Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer

Fan of Nars' Radiant Creamy Concealer, the cult classic that any beauty junkie worth their salt has stashed in their make-up bag? Well there's a new concealing offering from the beauty brand that I've incorporated into my daily make-up regime.

Available in 16 shades, it's higher coverage than Radiant Creamy yet delivers a natural-looking finish that's lightweight and long-lasting. I like the blurring effect of this concealer - it smoothes the skin for a flattering finish and enhances your natural beauty.

£23, available at

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Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipsticks

The news that cult make-up brand Urban Decay were bringing out a new range of waterproof pout perfectors was met with a great deal of excitement - and the liquid lipsticks more than live up to their hype.

Intensely pigmented and easy to apply, they also live up to their 'zero transfer' promise, all without leaving your lips dry. I always apply a touch of lip balm after with a liquid lip though, just to ensure max hydration.

£15.50, available at Selfridges

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Bourjois 24-Hour Eye Primer

I don't think you'll ever catch me without eye shadow, so I'm always down for trying anything that will make it last longer. Cue this new Eye Primer from Bourjois - it's a great eyeshadow base that ensures a longlasting look, all while enhancing colour.

£6.99, available from Superdrug

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Dior Hydra Life Deep Hydration Sorbet Water Essence

I travel a lot, meaning dehydration is one of my main skin concerns. But this new product from Dior is a three-in-one skincare hero that combines the moisturising properties of a serum, the radiance boost of a gentle pool and the toning effect of a lotion. It's a splash of freshness that instantly invigorates my skin and leaves it deeply moisturised. Perfect for the plane!

£49.50, available at

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Fleur de Force by Eylure Brow Palette

Youtube sensation Fleur de Force has some of the best brows in the business - so I was excited to recreate her look with her new brow palette. Featuring a two-tone shadow and highlighter, you can create gorgeous, natural-looking brows - I'm a fan.

£12, available at Boots.

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Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Mask

I'm a big fan of sheet masks - they're an instant skin pick-me-up and make me look refreshed even when I don't feel it (!) so this new offering from Charlotte Tilbury is right up my street. And it's really, really good - formulated with vitamins, peptides, oils and floral extracts, the dry mask really does deliver instant skin magic... Definitely worth a go!

£60 for a pack of 4, available at

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Origins Flower Fusion sheet masks

Another new sheet mask offering is the Flower Fusion collection from Origins(one of my all-time fave skincare brands). Made with natural Bamboo and formulated with pure flower extracts, it's an instant radiance and moisture hit for your skin. You can choose from Jasmine, Lavender, Orange, Raspberry, Rose and Violet but for me it's all about Lavender - it makes me instantly relaxed!

£5, available at

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Jo Malone Myrrh and Tonka

I like anything Jo Malone, so I'm kind of biased, but their newest offering, Myrrh & Tonka, is a gorgeous, warm and intoxicating scent that has become my go-to fragrance.

£74, available at

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