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

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

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 bright neon nail colour, these are the products that you need on your radar this year. 

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 smoothing and hydrating moisturiser that's silicone-free but gives the effect of smoother plumper skin.

Why does it 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


Glossier Priming Moisturizer Balance


Glossier has launched the Priming Moisturizer Balance - an oil-control gel-cream designed to moisturise, control shine, and improve the look of pores, delivering visible results immediately. The fast-absorbing formula leaves a dewy-matte finish that keeps skin looking glowy while controlling greasiness and oil-slick shine. 

Why does it spark joy? 

The ingredients! Bamboo Extract helps visibly improve skin’s texture, Niacinamide helps improve the look of pores, Willow Bark Extract helps smooth the look of skin and Marine Extract reduces the appearance of shine immediately. Lastly, Apple Fruit Extract helps lock in moisture. 

Priming Moisturizer Balance, £23, Glossier 


Trinny London Lip Glow Indi 

Indi is described as ‘The People’s Pink’, and Trinny Woodall has created this shade for her Trinny Tribe. Indi is a lustrous, glossy hot pink that is incredibly wearable.

Why does this beauty product spark joy?

This little pot of joy enhances your lips with a beautiful, natural fullness. Enriched with Vitamin E to instantly moisturise, protect and soothe lips. Lip Glow’s high-grip, non-sticky formula will give you a fresh look that lasts.


Lip Glow Indi, £16, Trinny London 


Penhaligon's Halfeti Leather

Halfeti Leather is a more intense version of the best-selling Penhaligon's Halfeti fragrance, inspired by the Turkish village on the banks of the Euphrates river where dark crimson roses grow. Fragrance lovers will know that Halfeti is a cult scent and one that's instantly recognisable - the new 'Leather' version is perfect for those who like their scent to enter a room before they do. 

Why does this product spark joy?

If we can't travel for a while, we might as well indulge in an exotic fragrance. The fragrance starts with bold bergamot and a subdued citrus fusion, accompanied by spicy notes of cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon. When the haze begins to settle, you’re left with the heady base notes of oud, patchouli and, of course, leather. Divine! 


Halfeti Leather, £178, Penhaligon's


SUQQU's Shimmer Liquid Blush

For summer, SUQQU has launched a summer collection called Frozen Summer, and whether it's the frosty shadow sticks or the new rich moisture lipsticks, our standout product has to be the new Shimmer Liquid Blush. The cherry pink-toned cream blush goes on like a dream and will leave you with a natural-looking, summer flush.

Why does this product spark joy? 

Well, we love a packaging relaunch and SUQQU has switched it up for summer with this new sleek white packaging and it's a real treat on the eyes. 


SUQQU Shimmer Liquid Blush, £26, Selfridges


Charlotte Tilbury's new Airbrush Bronzer

The new Airbrush Bronzer is a hyaluronic acid-infused, pore blurring matte bronzer for face and body. With one sweep you'll have a glowing, sun-kissed complexion.

Why does this beauty product spark joy? 

Charlotte Tilbury's new product is a beautifying, bronzing skin filter to make everyone look and feel like the best version of themselves, encased in a divine, golden sunbeam compact, inspired by old Hollywood glamour.


Airbrush Bronzer, £29, Charlotte Tilbury 



NARS’ hero Radiant Creamy Concealer now comes in a compact size and has launched exclusively on It’s perfect for taking on the move (once we’re finally free!) but also ideal for those who perhaps haven’t yet tried the concealer and don’t want to commit to buying the full size. 

Why does this product spark joy?

We hate to be predictable but sometimes, mini products just provide so much joy. 


ASOS X NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, £18, ASOS


Pai Skincare Soapsud Island

Pai has used its skincare expertise to formulate a hand wash for sensitive, reactive and frequently-washed hands. How perfect in these current times? Containing omega-rich sea buckthorn, Soapsud Island will nourish and soften the skin whilst maintaining the moisturise barrier. 

Why does this product spark joy?

It's all down to the almond and geranium rose which gives it a glorious scent.


Soapsud Island hand wash, £19, Pai Skincare


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NARS Overlust Cheek Palette 

If you're on the hunt for an irresistible glow, you need to try the limited edition Overlust Cheek Palette. A trio of powder blushes in versatile shades creates a natural-looking colour, while innovative gel-to-powder highlighters featuring Skinfused Glow Technology impart a pearlescent lustre that glides effortlessly and layers seamlessly for a second-skin finish. 

Why does this beauty product spark joy? 

Apart from the gorgeous pink case, the gel-to-powder highlighters can be applied with a brush or fingertips and gives gorgeous luminosity for the skin.


NARS Overlust Cheek Palette, £46, Look Fantastic


Rose Deep Hydration Oil-infused Serum

Looking for a fast-absorbing, lightweight serum to add to your daily skincare routine? This one contains a precise balance of oil and water for all skin types that blends easily with a few shakes and transforms into a silky serum. Rosewater works as an anti-inflammatory to help reduce the look of redness and balances out the complexion.

Why does this product spark joy?  

The blend of gorgeous skin-loving oils, including rose flower squalane, rosehip and camelina, delivers penetrating hydration and helps to replenish the skin’s natural moisture barrier.


Rose Deep Hydration Oil-infused Serum, £52, Space NK


Illamasqua Beyond Liquid Highlighter Drops

Illamasqua has launched Beyond Liquid Highlighter Drops and believe us when we say, you'll be glowy and gorgeous. Formulated with a high concentration of ultra-refined pearls, this will take you from subtle to strobe, day and night. Perfect for your Friday night Zoom party.

Why does this product spark joy?  

Choose to accentuate your cheekbones for a strobing highlight or add highlighter drops to your favourite foundation or moisturiser for a subtle, radiant glow that will last all day.


Illamasqua Beyond Liquid Highlighter Drops, £24, Look Fantastic


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Glossier Hand Cream 

Trust Glossier to make hand cream chic as can be… This new launch took two years to create and the popular brand has launched a nutrient-rich formula which hits the sweet spot between a lotion and a crème—it absorbs quickly (about 5 seconds, to be exact) and gives a sheer-touch finish that won’t leave fingerprints or residue behind. 

Why does this beauty product spark joy?

All Glossier products spark joy, there's no doubt about that. As well as ingredients like Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Coconut Fruit extract, and calming extracts like Echinacea and Rosemary, it's finished with an addictive scent (it’s Glossier You reimagined for hands), the formula lives in a palm-friendly Instagrammable pack. 


Glossier Hand Cream, £16, Glossier 


Huda Beauty Wishful Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub

It's very rare to get excited by a facial scrub, but this Wishful Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub is like nothing you'll have used before. The gentle, yet powerful exfoliating scrub is infused with a combination of pineapple and papaya enzymes, BHAs and AHAs that leave the skin with a healthy glow.

Why does this beauty product spark joy? 

Tried and tested by Huda herself, this scrub promises long-lasting results in just 10 days. Trust us: You'll watch your dead skin cells disappear down the drain.


Huda Beauty Wishful Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub, £34, Feel Unique


Ciate Dewy Blush 

Dewy Blush is a gel-balm tint blush with an ultra-lightweight finish. Dewy Blush leaves just a subtle hint of colour that you apply to the cheek, blending effortlessly into a modern, glass-like sheen. Formulated with natural extracts of yuzu and dragon fruit, the blush brightens your base, leaving the skin with an even and healthy flush of colour. For an instant complexion refresh, apply two to three small dots onto the apples of the cheeks, and blend upwards and into the skin.

Why does this beauty product spark joy? 

These are designed to complement all skin tones, and all four shades have fruity scents. Choose from Papaya (peach/pink), Watermelon (fuchsia), Coconut, (bronze/nude) and Pomegranate (berry).


Ciate Dewy Blush, £14.25, Ciate


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Dr.Gabriela's Magic Rain

This soothing facial mist delivers instant hydration to the skin thanks to molecular water. Each spritz stimulates cell renewal and promotes maximum absorption of anti-ageing actives, encouraging cell renewal and collagen production.

Why does this beauty product spark joy?

It's called Magic Rain, need we say more? If you get any raised eyebrows by your fellow quarantiners, you can say "I'm just having a spritz of my Magic Rain!"


Molecular Hydramist Magic Rain, £39, Dr.Gabriela


Lemonade nail colour by Peacći 

When life gives you lemons… paint a Lemonade manicure! Yellow is the colour of the season and Lemonade sure is demanding to be your mani essential. Now, all we need is the sunshine to match…

Why does this beauty product spark joy?

Just look at it! If a bright yellow manicure doesn't spark joy we don't know what will. These nail colours are highly pigmented, 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free. 


Lemonade nail polish, £8.40, Peacći 


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Caudalie Vinoperfect Dark Spot Correcting Day Cream

Inspired by Caudalie’s best-selling Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, this hydrating day cream is enriched with potent active ingredients. They act in synergy to keep the skin radiant throughout the day. This cream is for all women who want to correct or prevent, dark spots. It's also an effective solution to even and brighten the complexion.

Why does this beauty product spark joy? 

The gel texture sinks into the skin and hydrates without feeling greasy. Enriched with natural pearly particles, it gives the skin an instant boost of radiance. 


Caudalie Vinoperfect Dark Spot Correcting Day Cream, £34, Look Fantastic 


bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick

Looking for the perfect lip colour for your daily Zoom calls? We've found the perfect one - and it's called Grace. The new lip collection has been proven to significantly improve the look of lip lines, texture and dryness in one week, without any unnecessary additives. With just one swipe, you’ll get 2X hydration and 2X richer colour.

Why does this beauty product spark joy?

All of the new lip colours are inspired by the healing powers of natural minerals, crystals and gemstones. The shade 'Grace' is inspired by Morganite for kindness, compassion and to promote loving thoughts.


Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick, £20, bareMinerals


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Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer 

All you have to do is watch Rihanna do her summer face and then you'll immediately want to try her new cream bronzers. In the video she uses shades Honey Glaze and Amber to bronze and contour. 

Rihanna doing her summer makeup look

Why does this beauty product spark joy?

With seven sheer, buildable shades designed to serve all skin types and tones, this cream bronzer warms up and softly defines your face with a fresh-faced bronze glow that looks natural on everyone.


Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer, £28, Harvey Nichols 


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Clé de Peau Beauté Correcting Cream Veil

The primer of dreams - the Correcting Cream Veil improves skin concerns and helps to correct skin's appearance to maximize your foundation. The skin-enhancing formulation helps to protect skin from damaging aggressors, bringing out a dewy, healthy radiance that evolves day-by-day. Additionally, it immediately evens tone and blurs pores, fine lines and dullness for skin that appears beautiful.

Why does this beauty product spark joy?

The enhanced lasting control function helps to resist shine and creasing caused by excess sebum, prolonging foundation’s finish for up to eight hours. Also helps to avoid fading and caking. 


Clé de Peau Beauté Correcting Cream Veil, £55, Harrods 


OUAI Fine Hair Shampoo

Hair looking a bit lacklustre on lockdown? This nourishing shampoo works to add weightless body and volume while gently lifting away any dirt, grime and product build-up lingering at the scalp and ends.

Why does this beauty product spark joy?

Hydrolysed Keratin in this shampoo promotes a silky-smooth finish, filling in missing keratin found naturally in the hair follicle to tame fly-aways and frizz. Biotin releases strengthening properties to enhance strands with increased resilience. Hemp Seed Extract hydrates and conditions while Chia Seed Oil creates the illusion of thicker, more voluminous hair.


OUAI Fine Hair Shampoo, £22, Look Fantastic


MAC Cosmetics Sunphoria Foiled Shadow

Isn't this stunning?! The limited-edition luminous, lightweight, eye shadow gives a highly pigmented colour payoff. You can't go wrong with any of the five shades that are on offer, but this lilac-toned colour looks beautiful with bronzed glowy skin and will make your eyes pop. 

Why does this beauty product spark joy?

You can use this shadow wet or dry, giving a different look with each application. We also need to give a shout out to the metallic bronze packaging featuring an exclusive water droplet design - very chic. 


Foiled Shadow in Sunphoria, £19, MAC Cosmetics


Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Spray for Hair & Body

We might not be escaping to a beach anytime soon, but that doesn't mean we can't bring the smell of summer to your home. Every year Estee Lauder brings out the Bronzed Goddess range and it's always a sell-out success. We predict this year it might fly off the virtual shelves even faster. 

Why does this product spark joy? 

One reviewer online summed it up perfectly, saying: "As soon as I opened the bottle (and not being familiar with the perfume that is in it) I smelled summer! The scent is just enough and it gives you a lovely glow with little sparkles of glitter in it. A gorgeous product for summertime!"


Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Spray for Hair & Body, £38.50, The Fragrance Shop


Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition brings a burst of natural Rose, and instant hydration to the skin, in just one mist-moment. It is bliss on demand. With each spritz, the mist hydrates, refreshes and protects your skin with antioxidants, while delivering a beam of dewy glow that balances, cools and comforts.

Why does this beauty product spark joy?

The Limited Edition packaging was designed by artist Adriana Picker, who illustrated the boxes upon her lifelong love of roses. As an expression of her love for nature and botanics, Adriana adores this artwork as "it focuses not on the blooms but more on the leaves and buds and hips. Highlighting that the beauty of a rose comes not only from its much-celebrated flowers but also the entirety of the plant."


Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense Deluxe Edition, £49, Jurlique


Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss

Suffering from dry lips? Add a hint of colour with maximum moisture thanks to these lip glosses. Makeup artist Warren Dowdall said: "For dry lips make sure you look for lip products that are rich in nourishing plant oils like Jojoba and Babassu seed oils. Jojoba is biomimetic, meaning it behaves like our skin’s natural oils which helps to repair, soothe and intensely hydrate the lips. Babassu seed oil is rich in phytosterols which help to minimise water loss and deeply condition s and hydrates the lips, both of which are found in the Bobbi Brown crushed oil infused glosses."

Why does this beauty product spark joy?

This is the perfect everyday colour for the lips. Just apply and go. 


Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss, £19, Bobbi Brown 


Kate Somerville DeliKate Recovery Cream

The beauty world is going crazy over Kate Somerville's newest DeliKate range - especially the new recovery cream, which has been described as a stressed skin saver. 

Why does this beauty product spark joy?

If your skin is a bit stressed during lockdown, you're not alone. This is an SOS calming cream formulated with skin-soothing peptides and three essential ceramides to help reduce visible redness while hydrating and restoring skin’s protective barrier. Ginger root, green tea extracts and honey further help to reduce irritation. What's more, 96 percent of Kate's clinic goers reported DeliKate Recover Cream soothed dry, irritated skin after just one week. 


DeliKate Recovery Cream, £69, Kate Somerville 


Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Honey Bath

We don't know about you but we're having a lot more baths during lockdown, and this Laura Mercier Honey Bath is ideal for a little relax and unwind session. Enriched with pro-vitamin B5, oat proteins, sweet almond proteins and hydrolysed rice, the foam helps to soothe and nourish, leaving skin velvety soft.

Why does this product spark joy? 

It smells utterly dreamy - it's fragranced with jasmine, coconut milk, almond, rosewood, vanilla, Tonka bean, musk and ylang-ylang, which combine to help relax and inspire the senses. Created with a French patisserie in mind, the crème’s scent is sweet and intoxicating.


Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Honey Bath, £41, SPACE NK


Jo Malone London Fragrance Layered Candle

Looking for a striking centrepiece in the home? You need to try the new Fragrance Layered Candle from Jo Malone London which blends two of the brand's most-loved Home scents into a work of art. 

Why does this product spark joy?

The elegant two-tone glass design has been finished with three wicks and the smell is incredible. You can choose from the 'Tantalising one' which is the combination of  English Pear & Freesia and Lime Basil & Mandarin, or the 'Sensual one', combining Pomegranate Noir and Peony & Blush. 


Fragrance Layered Candle,  £150, Jo Malone London 


This Works CBD boosters

This Works has introduced five new skin boosters into the range, and they're creating quite the buzz online. A potent solution for over-worked skin, the boosters will help calm, nourish and maintain skin balance for maximum results. Apply alone to cleansed skin and allow to absorb before applying moisturiser for an intensive boosting treatment or mix 3 drops into your regular moisturiser for a gentler effect. All boosters can also be mixed into your body care regime.

Why does this product spark joy? 

You've got five to choose from, so whether you're looking to balance and brighten the skin, balance and energise, balance and detoxify, balance and smooth, or balance and revitalise, there's one to suit everyone. 


This Works CBD boosters, £38, Look Fantastic 


PIXI Collagen Lipgloss

This volumising lip product is enriched with botanical collagen and peptides to create smoother, fuller-looking lips. The nourishing formula hydrates, softens and replenishes the lips. The gloss leaves lips with a high shine finish without being sticky

Why does this product spark joy? 

Collagen Lip Gloss can be used alone or under lip products. It can even be used around the lips to smooth fine lines.


PIXI Collagen Lipgloss, £14, Boots


Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Micro Capsule Skin Replenishing Essence

Looking to rapidly revitalise fatigued skin, and desperate for radiance, luminosity and clarity? You're not alone. The brand new launch from Elizabeth Arden does just that - providing the pure, potent and precise mono-dose formula deep within the skin. Tsubaki Oil moisturises and preps the skin, Red Algae boosts the skin’s own production of natural moisturising Ceramides and Orchid Stem Cells help to revitalise the skin for visible results. 

Why does this product spark joy? 

A Micro Essence has the ability to rapidly penetrate the skin more deeply in order to deliver a more precise dose of the formula. You apply after cleansing and prior to your serum. 


Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Micro Capsule Skin Replenishing Essence, £45, Feel Unique 


Lee Stafford Hair Apology Intensive Care Power Shots

Capsules are not just for skincare - Lee Stafford has launched a liquid lifeline leave-in treatment to transform critically processed, damaged hair. Twist the top off the capsule and squeeze the supercharged serum into hands before applying onto towel-dried hair through mid-lengths to ends. Allow to air dry or blow dry. The Intensive Care Power Shots are a leave-in treatment to keep your hair looking incredible.

Why does this product spark joy? 

Each perfectly measured capsule contains a super dose of protein, Keratin and Silk to help strengthen hair bonds against damaging daily stresses.


Lee Stafford Hair Apology Capsules, £15.99, Boots


Serge Lutens La Fille De Berlin Eau De Parfum

Sometimes a new scent is just what you need to spark joy, and we're obsessed with this new spicy scent by Serge Lutens. Based on his love-affair with Morocco, this scent is part of a celebratory collection for the brand's 20th anniversary. La fille de Berlin tells the story of an alter-ego, one who is a captivating and courageous woman from Berlin. 

Why does this beauty product spark joy?

With rose and pepper notes, this scent is ferociously feminine and is inspired by German film star and cabaret dancer Marlene Dietrich. Key notes: Rose, Pepper. 


Serge Lutens La Fille De Berlin Eau De Parfum, £110, House of Fraser 


Benefit Brow Zings Brow Palette 

This slim, portable brow palette includes four long-wearing brow powders to fill and shape brows and three waxes to sculpt and define brows. There's also two flattering high-pigment waxes and one clear wax. It includes a dual-ended Hard-Angled Brush for precise wax application, a Flat, Tapered Brush for powder application and a Blending Spoolie for effortless blending. 

Why does this product spark joy? 

Benefit’s signature Tips & Tricks walk you through how to create a wide range of brow looks, from Naturally Beautiful to Bold. 


Benefit Brow Zings Pro Palette, £33.50, Benefit 


Malin + Goetz Resurfacing Serum

Plenty of people have noticed that their skin is looking dull since isolation, but this new serum promises to brighten complexions and leave you looking radiant as ever. 

Why does this product spark joy? 

Featuring glycolic acid to gently exfoliate and vitamin C to smooth and brighten, it's like having a great spa day - even when there's no chance of making it to one!


Malin + Goetz Resurfacing Serum, £58, Cult Beauty


Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask

Having recently launched in the UK, Australian skincare brand Alya Skin's cult pink mask currently sells one every 22 seconds worldwide - yes, it really is that good!

Why does this product spark joy?

As well as it's millennial pink tone, this mask is packed full of powerful Australian ingredients proven to reduce premature signs of ageing, fight acne and excess oil, reduce redness and inflammation, plus calm eczema! The product is also vegan, cruelty-free and PETA approved - bonus!


Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask, £30, Beauty Bay


Q + A Natural Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum 

Q&A's range is 98% natural and 100% cruelty and vegan friendly (bingo!). Available at affordable prices from Holland & Barrett, it's definitely a brand to have on your radar.

Why does this product spark joy?

Perfect for quenching thirsty, dry skin, this hyaluronic acid facial serum will help hydrate and plump the appearance of fine lines. At only £6.50 it's a real steal and won't break the bank.


Q+A Natural Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum, £6.50, Holland & Barrett


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