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40 of the best new beauty products to spark joy this summer

These are the beauty launches you should know about for summer...

Leanne Bayley

We don't know about you but discovering a new beauty product can really put a smile on your face - and right now we'll take our joy wherever we can get it. Whether it's a new lipstick or a new serum or a summertime nail colour, these are the products that you need on your radar for 2021...

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What's New: Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Brows 

Charlotte Tilbury is the Queen of creating her signature Supermodel Brow for countless supermodels and stars. Now, Charlotte has bottled her beauty secret to Supermodel Brows. Fill, Feather and Fix with Charlotte's 3-Step System: her iconic Brow Lift and Legendary Brows are joined by NEW! Brow Cheat and Brow Fix. Whether you have sparse brows, faded brows or thick brows, now everyone can have their best brows with Charlotte Tilbury’s Supermodel Brow.

Why does this new product spark joy?

Well, she doesn't call the 'Brow Lift' her 'brow sword' for nothing! The refillable packaging is certainly exciting. The products are also super long-lasting and last for up to 16 hours. 


Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift, £22, Charlotte Tilbury 


What's New: Darphin's 8-Flower Golden Nectar

The epitome of luxury, Darphin has created the ultimate skin care elixir. Designed to instantly nourish your skin, leaving you with a healthy glow, the 8-Flower Golden Nectar blends over 20 botanical and essential oils in one heavenly package. Beneficial for all skin types, it only takes a few drops to achieve that gorgeous dewy look. 

Why does this new product spark joy?

Not only is it made with over 20 botanical and essential oils but it's also infused with 24K Gold flakes – need we say more? 


8-Flower Golden Nectar, was £110 NOW £77, Darphin


Save 30% on Darphin's bestsellers until June 27; offer applied automatically. And you can also save 20% off everything else at Darphin.co.uk by adding code SUNSHINE20 at checkout. 

What's New: Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Hydrating And Plumping Lipstick

For Spring, Chanel has launched a gorgeous new hydrating and plumping lipstick that will give you the most kissable lips.  

Why does this new product spark joy?

It's ultra-comfortable to wear and you needn't worry about reapplying all the time as it's super long-lasting. The best bit though is that the ultra-glossy oil rises to the surface and reflects light off the lips, providing spectacular shine. We also like that the shade is visible via the top of the lid - perfect for when you're in a rush. 


Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Hydrating And Plumping Lipstick, £33, John Lewis


What's New: Aurelia London Resurfacing Serum

Aurelia London's probiotic skincare is known for its glow-inducing products, and they've just added the much-hyped Resurfacing Serum to their line-up. Infused with bakuchiol, it mimics the effects of retinol to resurface the skin, smooth lines and wrinkles while niacinamide targets blemishes and reduces redness.

Why does this new product spark joy?

If retinol has aggravated your skin in the past, or you're of a sensitive skin type, this serum promises the brightening, resurfacing benefits of retinol without the irritation - and it's so gentle (but don't be fooled, it packs a punch!), it can be used in the day too. Winner.


Resurfacing Serum, from £64, Aurelia London


What's New: Pai Skincare The Impossible Glow 

Consider this a warning: Pai's new multi-use bronzing drops will be taking over your Instagram feed. Packed with glow-boosting ingredients that enhance your complexion over time, as well as giving instant lit-from-within radiance thanks to naturally derived bronzing pigments.

Why does this new product spark joy?

The Impossible Glow is certified COSMOS Organic, which demands that 95% of all ingredients must be sustainably sourced, biodegradable and organic.


The Impossible Glow, £19 Cult Beauty


What's New: Alice in Wonderland X Spectrum Collections brush set

Spectrum has brought out a 10-piece brush kit catering for all Disney fans. 

Why does this new product spark joy?

Each brush is finished with pastel blue handles and silky-soft golden-toned bristles inspired by Alice herself, with one brush featuring her signature black bow. The reverse of each brush includes the quote "Meet me in Wonderland" for that added touch of nostalgia. 


Alice in Wonderland X Spectrum brush set, 49.99, Spectrum Collections


What's New: The QVC spectacular deal this week

QVC is our go-to for incredible beauty deals and this is one hell of a deal. If you were to buy all of the products in this super cool set, it would cost over £200. Inside you'll find Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum, cult classic formulas Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30 and Pro-Collagen Energising Marine Cleanser, plus a Bath & Shower Milk and a Body Cream in your choice of Sea Lavender & Samphire or British Botanicals fragrance. With three skincare products from the hero Pro-Collagen Range and a duo of invigorating bodycare products, this collection will bring a smile to your face. 

Why does this new product spark joy?

The cute see-through bag will be great to pack in your suitcase whenever that magical day might happen. 


Elemis Pro-Collagen Energise & Renew five-piece collection, £74.96, QVC UK


What's New: Ouai Hand Wash

It's not often we get excited by hand wash, but Ouai's new Hand Wash is utterly divine. The creamy, nourishing and lathering hand wash is infused with the brand’s signature Dean Street fragrance. This hand wash features notes of apricot, rose, magnolia, citrus fruit, amber, violet, linden blossom and musk, blending together for a soft, sweet and floral fragrance that helps to calm the senses. It is enriched with castor oil and jojoba esters along with avocado, jojoba and rosehip oils to contribute towards softer, smoother and suppler skin.

Why does this new product spark joy?

It comes with a matching Hand Lotion so if you are getting your home prepped for visitors, this will certainly wow them.


Ouai Hand Wash, £25, Space NK


What's New: Paula's Choice CBD Treatment Milk 

CBD-infused skincare is proving to be the biggest skincare trend of the decade. Paula's Choice's cannabidiol-rich milk halts signs of ageing by reducing the reactivity in skin to reveal a healthier, younger-looking complexion.

Why does this new product spark joy?

CBD skin creams and other products help diffuse reactivity in skin – think redness, rough texture & dullness – by telling skin cells to behave more calmly.


Paula's Choice CBD Treatment Milk, £36.55, Paula's Choice 


What's New: Tan-Luxe 3 Piece Tailor Made Tanning Collection - only on QVC

Discover the three-piece Tailor Made Tanning collection from Tan-Luxe, featuring new Pepta-Glow 360 Peptide Creme Gradual Self Tan, Face: Anti-Age Illuminating Serum Self Tan Facial Drops and Body Illuminating Serum Self Tan Body Drops.

Why does this new product spark joy?

It contains the NEW Pepta-Glow 360 Peptide Creme Gradual Self Tan which is a three-in-one daily moisturiser. With its velvety texture that quickly sinks into the skin, it's infused with tripeptides, amino acids, hyaluronic acid, marula oil, white waterlily extracts and gradual tanner.


Tan-Luxe 3 Piece Tailor Made Tanning Collection, £62, QVC UK


What's New: TRINNY London’s BFF Eye

Trinny Woodall's BFF Eye is her most recent launch. The concealer-meets-eye-serum gives powerful, clever coverage in 12 stretchable shades: once applied, BFF Eye looks like skin, which is exactly what we want from a concealer.

Why does this new product spark joy?

It has to be the instantly cooling Zamac tip applicator - you just dot BFF Eye under your eyes, making sure to reach the inner corners.


BFF Eye, £26, Trinny London 


What's New: Barry M spring nail colours 

If you're looking for a touch of spring to your lockdown manicure, it has to be lilac and we're particularly fond of the Barry M range of luxurious long-lasting nail polish with a high gloss finish.

Why does this new product spark joy?

Spring is coming. Even if you are still wearing your puffer coat when you head out. 


Barry M Nail Polish, £3.99, ASOS


What's New: Peacći spring inspiration

For springtime, we're super inspired by nailcare brand Peacći and the chic French tips in the photo below. Start with a layer of Peacći 2 in 1 Basecoat which not only works as a prep layer, but also serves as a nail hardener. Then using the Peacći Round Brush, carefully apply a different shade of Peacći polish to the tip of each nail, following the natural shape. Finish with a layer of Peacći Gel’ous Top Coat which can be left to air dry as normal, or for extreme shine, watch it harden in direct sunlight.



What's New: Estée Lauder Futurist Aqua Brilliance Watery Glow Primer

If you're looking for a primer with a little extra care, this is it. Not only does it triple skin's moisture for a healthy-looking glow, but it also strengthens skin’s barrier. Provides all day and long-term moisture.

Why does this new product spark joy?

Who doesn't want glowy plump skin?! 


Estée Lauder Futurist Aqua Brilliance Watery Glow Primer, £30.50, John Lewis


What's New: Stila Putty Bronzer & Blush Duo

Stila's new Putty Bronzer & Blush Duo could be your new best friend! The bouncy cheek duo features a perfectly paired, universally flattering bronzer and blush.

Why does this new product spark joy?

Infused with macadamia oil to keep skin feeling moisturised and soft. Plus, the unique ingredients help keep unwanted shine under control so it's perfect for on-the-go touch-ups.


Stila Putty Bronzer & Blush Duo, £29, Stila


What's New: NARS Air Matte Blush

NARS launched a dreamy light blush for spring - introducing the new Air Matte Blush. This pot of joy is all about easy application - and the soft-touch creamy mousse formula transforms into a silky powder when applied to the cheeks. This blush helps achieve a second-skin look while remaining comfortable on the skin throughout the day.

Why does this new product spark joy?

Made with easy application in mind, this lightweight jojoba gel-infused formula glides evenly over the skin and can be built up to the desired intensity for custom results.


NARS Air Matte Blush, £26, Space NK


What's New: Jo Malone London Yellow Hibiscus Cologne

Oh, everyone needs a summery scent as we go into a new season - and this will transport you to a tropical island.

Why does this new product spark joy?

The beaming yellow hibiscus is revered: its fanned petals are delicate to the touch, unfurling every afternoon to receive the sun. The dewy freshness of rose underpins this sparkling floral scent, with a slice of lime adding a burst of juiciness.


Jo Malone London Yellow Hibiscus Cologne, £52, Jo Malone London 


What's New: Origins Plantscription Multi-Powered Youth Serum

Say a big hello to Origins' most potent serum for face and neck. If you're looking for reduced-looking lines and pores; a smoother, more lifted appearance, this is the serum to try.

Why does this new product spark joy?

Exciting ingredients include: 6-Peptide Blend which helps relax the look of expression lines and supports skin’s natural collagen, Niacinamide - a great multi-tasking form of Vitamin B that helps support skin’s natural collagen to fight the appearance of signs of ageing. There's also Hyaluronic Acid for instant hydration, and Anogeissus which helps support skin’s natural Fibrillin, a key component in skin.


Origins Plantscription Multi-Powered Youth Serum, £42, Origins


What's New: Nuxe Super Serum [10]

Super Serum [10] incorporates, for the 1st time, the benefits of a cutting-edge green technology with 100% natural microfluidic encapsulation of fractionated botanical oils. This is a revolutionary green technique that eliminates the need for silicone.

Why does this new product spark joy?

The bottle is made from glass, a 100% infinitely recyclable material. Its carton, made from FSC-certified paper sourced from sustainably managed forests, is also recyclable. The pipette is disposable with household waste.


Nuxe Super Serum [10], £60, Look Fantastic


What's New: Morphe Hide & Peek Concealer

This lightweight, flexible concealer is made to let your skin shine through while providing that easy bit of cover. The 15 longwearing shades are formulated with predominantly neutral undertones, so each shade stretches across slightly different skin tones and depths.

Why does this new product spark joy?

The natural-looking finish of Hide & Peek Concealer enhances, blends seamlessly, and is ideal for concealing problem spots or brightening dark circles for up to 12 hours. Plus, it's great value for money. 


Hide & Peek Concealer, £12, Morphe


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What's New: Huda Beauty Wishful Yo Detox

The newest launch from Instagram sensation Huda Beauty is Yo Detox which was inspired by her husband. When Huda Kattan realised that her husband Chris had oily skin that was prone to breakouts, blocked pores and ingrown hairs, she instantly teamed up with cutting-edge labs to develop the Yo Detox Face & Body Enzyme Scrub – a purifying and exfoliating treatment that draws on the same technology as Wishful’s bestselling {Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub}, but with deep-cleansing charcoal and pore-tightening witch hazel to supercharge the formula for face and body (and beard too!).

Why does this new product spark joy?

Suitable for both the face and body, this unique version of our cult-favourite enzyme scrub tackles excess oil, dead skin cells, breakouts, and clogged pores all at once giving a deep skin detox. 


Huda Beauty Yo Detox, £34, Cult Beauty


What's New: Aveda Limited Edition Shampure Nurturing Shampoo Bar

With April being Earth Month, Aveda has launched its VERY FIRST Limited Edition Shampure Nurturing Shampoo Bar.

Why does this new product spark joy?

Aveda will donate $5 from the sale of each limited-edition Shampure Nurturing Shampoo Bar to charity: water. Also on Earth Day (22 April), AVEDA will donate 100% of sales online to charity: water, up to $600K. 


Limited Edition Shampure Nurturing Shampoo Bar, £14, Aveda


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What's New: Caudalie Vinoperfect Complexion Correcting Radiance Serum

Discover a brighter, corrected complexion with Caudalie’s radiance-enhancing serum, designed to tackle dark spots. It promotes a more uniform surface that looks and feels luminous by reducing the intensity of unwanted pigmentation. This serum boasts an efficacy rate that’s 62 times greater than ordinary Vitamin C, making it even more powerful when it comes to creating an even tone.

Why does this new product spark joy?

Finished off with a fresh, uplifting fragrance, the serum has a delicate aroma consisting of Mint, Watermelon, Orange Tree Leaves and Citrus Blossom.


Caudalie Vinoperfect Complexion Correcting Radiance Serum, £46, Harvey Nichols


What's New: bareMinerals Gen Nude Blonzer

This limited edition Blonzer - a blush + bronzer hybrid - combines the rosiness of a blush with the warmth of a bronzer in just one easy step.

Why does this new product spark joy?

With a weightless, silky texture, this innovative 2-in-1 product is formulated with mineral-based light-reflecting pigments to help minimise the look of imperfections and create a brightening effect.


BareMinerals Gen Nude Blonzer, £24, Feel Unique


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What's New: MAC Cosmetics FIX+ CHERRY BLOSSOM

Introducing an alcohol-free, mega-multitasking, hydrating setting spray in a special-edition cherry blossom scent that hydrates, primes, sets and refreshes skin. Infused with vitamins, minerals, green tea, cham-omile, caffeine, cucumber – and NO alcohol – this 4-in-1 mega-multitasker hydrates, primes, sets and refreshes your look all in one fragrant spritz. 

Why does this new product spark joy?

It's all wrapped in a specially housed in limited-edition, moon-bloom packaging.


MAC Cosmetics FIX+ CHERRY BLOSSOM, £22, MAC Cosmetics


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What's New: Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist

This lightweight Lavender Mist hydrates the skin and soothes the senses with a calming scent. Rich in plant based antioxidants, a potent Lavender extract helps protect the skin and rebalance dryness to restore your natural glow. Skin is left feeling soft, hydrated and dewy, instantly.

Why does this new product spark joy?

Perfect for giving a little spritz before bed to instantly calm you as you drift off to sleep.


Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist, £36, Jurlique


What's New: Living Proof Curl Defining Gel 

We're coming into humidity season, so get prepared with Living Proof's new curl range. It's divine, and it works! The Curl Defining Gel is a lightweight gel that provides long-lasting hold without the crunch or weight. 

Why does this new product spark joy?

During the development process, Living Proof leaned on curl expert and celebrity stylist, Ursula Stephen, who’s worked with clients such as Rihanna, Zendaya, Kerry Washington and Laverne Cox. She’s been styling and specialising in curls for years and owns her own salon in Brooklyn. In other words, if there’s anyone we should all trust when it comes to curls, it’s Ursula.


Living Proof Curl Defining Gel, £27, Space NK


What's New: Kate Somerville Kateceuticals Resurfacing Overnight Peel

Meet the at-home clinic super peel for smoother, glassy-looking skin overnight. Expertly formulated with clinically proven anti-ageing ingredients Retinol, Glycolic Acid, Niacinamide & Vitamin E to address the comprehensive signs of ageing, you’ll see improved luminosity, fine lines and skin texture in just one use.

Why does this new product spark joy?

Kate Somerville is known as the Queen of Skincare. 


Kateceuticals Resurfacing Overnight Peel, £76, Kate Somerville 


What's New: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Brighten & Correct Duo

This two-in-one, all-over face and under-eye concealer duo effortlessly blurs imperfections and brightens under the eyes. Two high-pigment good-for-skin formulas, infused with Brightening Pearls to brighten the delicate eye area and Lotus Flower Extract to calm skin, give you creamy concealing power anytime, anywhere.

Why does this new product spark joy?

Laura Mercier said: "Camouflage is the reason why I wanted to start my brand in the first place... it was a way to artisanally retouch the face in order to get the skin to be the most real and the most natural possible."


Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Brighten & Correct Duo, £28, John Lewis


What's New: Erborian CC Water

The Erborian CC Water is the perfect lightweight addition to your skincare regime in the morning. This transformative gel-like product contains micro-pigment capsules suspended in a hydrating, transparent formulation. The encapsulated pigment beads burst upon contact with the skin, releasing light coverage. Enriched with Centella Asiatica, a Korean super ingredient that works to calm and balance the complexion. Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin work to plump and hydrate. Apply a thin layer to the face with the fingertips, using a gentle, circular motion. You'll notice the slight hint of colour magically appear.

Why does this new product spark joy?

This CC Water is great alone for a more natural look but also works as a base for your foundation.


Erborian CC Water, £39, LookFantastic


What's New: Elemis Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum

Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum is infused with a cutting-edge blend of Padina Pavonica and Red Microalgae, along with Alfalfa and Stevia extracts that deliver retinol-like benefits without irritation. The advanced formula also minimises the look of discolouration, sun damage and pores for visibly improved skin clarity. Gentle enough for daily use, your complexion will be left looking significantly more youthful, firmer and renewed.

Why does this new product spark joy? 

This clinically proven concentrate significantly reduces the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles, whilst hydrating and supporting the skin’s moisture levels.


Elemis Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum, £70, Elemis


What's New: PIXI Beauty Cream Rouge Palette

Louise Roe has co-created this cream colour palette with Pixi. This multi-use formula can be used on lips solo or mix the shades of your choice to create your own custom colour. Dab the onto cheeks for a quick and effortless pick-me-up for the complexion as well!

Why does this new product spark joy?

It might well be for lips but for a complementary look, gently pat leftover colour from applying on lips to the apples of cheeks.


PIXI x Louise Roe Cream Rouge Palette, £18, Boots


What's New: Ole Henriksen Wrinkle Blur Bakuchiol Eye Gel Crème

Skin around your eyes looking a bit lacklustre? You need Ole Henriksen Wrinkle Blur Bakuchiol Eye Gel Crème. The powerhouse, double-action eye crème instantly blurs the look of lines around the eyes, with bakuchiol ribbons, peptides and orchid stem cells.

Why does this new product spark joy?

The dual-action formula instantly blurs the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while also improving skin’s firmness, elasticity and the look of dark circles. Plus, it also helps even out the appearance of eyelid skin tone.


Ole Henriksen Wrinkle Blur Bakuchiol Eye Gel Crème, £42, Boot's


What's New: Iconic London Sheer Bronze

Iconic London has brought out its newest beauty must-have: Sheer Bronze. It's the brand's first ever liquid bronzer, and the easy to blend gel-like formula melts effortlessly into the skin, leaving radiant and luminous results. Available in six complimentary skin shades, it injects warmth and radiance into the complexion.

Why does this new product spark joy?

Infused with Horehound Extract known for its anti-pollution benefits, apply Sheer Bronze using your fingertips or your preferred brush or sponge for a smooth, dreamy skin finish.


Iconic London Sheer Bronze, £14.40, LookFantastic


What's New: The Body Shop CBD Restoring Facial Oil

The Body Shop has been advocating for hemp since back before it was cool, and now it's showing off its cool new CBD skincare. The range comprises CBD Soothing Oil-Balm Cleansing Mask, CBD Restoring Facial Oil, and CBD Replenishing Moisture Cream, and they're all designed to tackle the effects of stressed skin with a mixture of CBD and hemp seed oil, squalene and patchouli extract.

Why does this new product spark joy?

Base your routine around the delicate, dry facial oil to help soothe signs of dullness, and replenish moisture levels of your skin. Shake a few drops into the palm of the hand and dab in small dots onto cleansed skin before smoothing over the face, morning and night.


CBD Restoring Facial Oil, £25, The Body Shop 


What's New: Tata Harper Water-Lock Moisturizer

All beauty experts love Tata Harper - all of the products are cruelty-free, vegan and non-toxic. The latest launch, the Water-Lock Moisturizer, is a soothing and hydrating moisturiser that's silicone-free but gives the effect of smoother plumper skin.

Why does this new product spark joy?

It's the first refillable container from the brand, which allows you to keep the outer holder, and purchase a refill pack for the cream itself, and is all 100 percent recyclable. 


Tata Harper Water-Lock Moisturizer, £59, Cult Beauty


What's New: SUQQU's spring/summer makeup collection

Super-luxe Japanese beauty brand SUQQU is all about radiance and flawless skin. They've released a new line of eyeshadow palettes, eyeliners, blushers and lipsticks for this season, and the shades are on point.

Why does this new product spark joy?

In Japan, the spring is known as the season of dawn, and with gorgeous pinks, corals and golden brown shades, this collection has been created to embody that. They're almost too pretty to use - almost. 


SUQQU Signature Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palette, £48, Selfridges


What's New: Avon Anew Revival Serum Lipstick

A hydrating lipstick that acts as a serum without any compromise on colour pay off. The innovative formula contains retexturing AHAs and nourishing glycerine, as well as SPF15.

Why does this new product spark joy?

You can say goodbye to dry, flaky lips this summer, and choose from 15 beautifully pigment-packed shades.


Anew Revival Serum Lipstick, £10, Avon


What's New: By Terry Glow Edit 

Looking for a spring-ready glow? You've come to the right place. Instagram star Lydia Millen has collaborated with By Terry for a Glow Edit and it's so stunning.

Why does this new product spark joy?

 The limited-edition palette is almost too pretty to use. Almost.


Lydia Millen Glow Edit, £80 / $115, By Terry


What's New: Bobbi Brown The Essential Multicolor Eye Shadow Palette

Bobbi Brown has brought out three artist-curated collections of eye shadow palettes, each featuring five universally flattering shades in stunning finishes to customise any look. This one photographed below is the Navy Twilight version - and we all know a navy smokey eye is ideal for warmer nights.

Why does this new product spark joy?

Navy Twilight looks divine on all skin tones. 


The Essential Multicolor Eye Shadow Palette, £32, Bobbi Brown 


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