Oh, joyful June! We can't believe that we're half way through 2018 already – HOW did that happen? With a new month comes new beauty launches, and makeup junkies everywhere need to know about them. Whether it's a new scent, the newest compact from Charlotte Tilbury or the brand new fake tan everyone's talking about, we have it covered. If you are looking for all the inside gossip and exciting new releases, you have come to the right place, so be ready to get excited.
The millennial beauty brand of the moment – Glossier - has a brand new product that you will want to update your makeup collection with asap. Their Cloud Paints - which are a gel-cream liquid blush -are made in four classic shades. But now, there are two bolder shades available – Storm, a rosy-toned hue and Dawn –a sunny coral. They glide on like a dream, are long-lasting and are a great way to add a gentle pop of colour to your cheeks without overdoing it.
Cloud Paint liquid blush in Storm and Dawn, £15 each, Glossier
Tired, dry hair is NOT a good look. In an ideal world, we would all love to take care and treat our locks to a nourishing hair mask, but sometimes that just isn't possible - life can get so busy! Never fear, IGK have just the thing. Their new Prenup mask is ingenious – it's a high-powered, in-shower treatment which has all the properties of a traditional hair mask but works in seconds. You simply spray it over your mane whist in the shower, after you have shampooed. You then massage it in to the roots, and the multi-tasking mix of top notch moisturisers including Amla Oil and Capuacu butter repair and strengthen your mane and make it feel extra glossy.
Prenup Instant Spray Hair Mask, £27, IGK @ Space NK
When you want to freshen up on the go but just don't have the space in your clutch for a heavy bottle of your favourite scent – you need to invest in a perfume pen! Mugler are known for their decadent bottles but this little crayon is just so clever – it’s a solid fragrance and its pen shape means you can apply it directly to your skin whilst on-the-go. It's in three of the brand’s most famous scents – Alien, Angel and Aura.
Perfume Pens, £26, The Perfume Shop, from 20th July
If you love that messy-hair kind of vibe but want to look like you have just stylishly stepped off the beach – Percy and Reed's Beyond the Beach Texture spray is just the gem you need. It contains finely grounded crystals of English sea salt which work to give your mane that chic, undone wave which has an impressive, long-lasting hold. Simply spritz on to your hair and crunch and twist the product in with your fingers, or allow it to dry naturally.
Beyond the Beach Texture Spray, £16, Percy and Reed
Yes, summer is the time where the weather gets warmer. But, without sounding gross – everything gets dryer. It's so important to keep your face nourished and hydrated in the heat, but it’s also so easy to forget about your pout. Is there anything worse than dry crusty lips? Definitely not. This is where Darphin's brand new Lip Oils come in. They are packed full of goodness – apricot and grapeseed oils, as well as Omega 6 which plumps the lips and Vitamin E which prevents dryness. The pretty see-through tube would look great on your dressing table as you can actually see the real flower petals that are used in the oil. Blooming lovely!
Petal Infused Lip Oils, £22, Darphin
Origins have updated and improved their cult Mega-Mushroom soothing toning treatment lotion and we are obsessed. The watery lotion now contains Reisha, Sea Buckthorn and Fermented Chaga which is the perfect finishing touch to just-cleansed skin. This winner is alcohol free, PH balanced and like all Origins products, is really kind to your skin, freshening it, calming it down and boosting hydration levels - leaving it looking super-soft and healthy.
Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Treatment Lotion, £30, Origins
The Sanctuary Spa have brought out the best selection of summer goodies that would be perfect for your holidays. The limited edition Summer Sun Beach Bag contains a collection of some of the brand's best-selling products (including our favourite body scrub) all housed in the most adorable stripy beach bag. Best of all, it’s worth £45, but actually is on the shelves for just £22. What a bargain!
Summer Sun Beach Bag set, £22 Sanctuary Spa @ Boots from 20th June
Avene are renowned for their superb skincare products and their Cleanance Cleansing Gel is a must-have for those of you that are prone to a break out. The soapless, gel formula cleanses the skin gently, helping to remove impurities and sooth blemishes. It's great to use all over the body and will help treat the back and décolleté area.
Cleanance Cleansing Gel, £8, Avene
Add a vibrant glow to your completion with ByTerry. Their gorgeous Cellular Rose CC Serum hydrates and plumps skin and its tint evens out skin tones, neutralising sallow complexions by delivering a luminous, JLO-esque glow. It also comes with a handy pump, meaning you can control the quantity that you use -never wasting any of the product.
Cellular Rose CC Serum, £61, ByTerry
Kicking off, we have the low-down on one of the most exciting launches of the year from Charlotte Tilbury. The world's number one makeup artist has launched BEAUTY FILTERS – a range of items that literally transform your face, just like a social media filter. Where do we sign up? The Pretty Youth Glow Filter is a cream-to-powder blush with an accompanying highlighter that applies just like silk and gives your cheeks that delicate pop of colour that will make you look like you are beaming – all the time. The rubbery wax texture is so bendable and applies like a dream with its blurring effect.
Pretty Youth Glow Filter, £30, Charlotte Tilbury
Jo Malone's limited edition ranges are a must-have for any collector and it's easy to see why! The Queen of Pop line - which is specially curated by supermodel Poppy Delevinge – is bold, bright, super frothy and we love it. From stripy pink and black candles to rosy bubble baths – this sweet collection will totally makeover your bath-time. Produced in variety of layering scents – a stand out item for us is the bubble bath. Available in three sumptuous scents – Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Black Cedarwood & Juniper and Velvet Rose & Oud, the conditioning blend leaves skin refreshed, lightly perfumed and dreamily nourished. You won't want to leave the tub!
Queen of Pop Collection, from £47, Jo Malone London
Summer is finally here – which can only mean one thing – its holiday season! And we all know that jetting off can be a bit of a nightmare for beauty fans – how on earth do you get all those essentials in your case? Fear not, Babyliss have released their fabulous Travel Pro Dryer. Now, don’t go thinking this is a slow, bulky tool like many of those industrial-style ones out there, this bad boy is slim, lightweight yet still high-powered. Best of all, it is even trimmed in rose gold!
Baybliss Travel Pro Dryer, £40.00, available from ASOS
The NARS Orgasm collection is a cult beauty buy, and if you love it as much as you think you do, you might want to know about the supersize version that is dropping on 1 June. The award-winning blush includes the perfect blend of peachy pink and golden shimmer, and it now comes in a limited edition oversized compact to achieve naturally flushed cheeks.
Be quick - it's limited edition!
NARS Orgasm Blush, £30. Exclusive to NARS boutiques and narscosmetics.co.uk from 1st June. Available nationwide from 7th June.
Newsflash! Benefit Cosmetics has a brand new foundation and it's big news. Touted as a natural foundation which feels completely seamless – this light-to-medium coverage liquid formula evens out the skin and gives a subtle coverage which is buildable, giving you a glowing complexion in minutes. It's available in 12 shades and the bottle is pretty much the most adorable thing we have ever seen – it's the perfect size for travelling.
Hello Happy Foundation, £25.50, Benefit Cosmetics
Kate Spade has some exciting news – the brand has launched a perfume! In Full Bloom includes sparkling notes of Italian lemon, green tea and rose petals and is a truly beautiful treat. Light enough for the day, yet still unique enough to spray on for an evening occasion, it's a wonderful unique mix. And who can resist the gorgeous rose-topped bottle?
In Full Bloom, from £39, Kate Spade New York @ Debenhams from 19th June
About to go on your holidays? Prep your skin with BOD BAKE. This amazing brand has created four tans which can be used every day and is completely guilt-free as it's vegan-friendly. We are loving the Express 4 in 1 tan – as it's a gel liquid complex which gives a totally streak-free application but it also moisturises the skin as it develops.
Bod Bake, from £9.99, Bod @ Feel Unique
If you are in the running for a new refreshing body spray – you need to check out the new Fragrance Body Spray collection from Jo Loves. In four delicious scents – Grapefruit, Tuberose, Fig and Vetiver, these captivating scents are not only long-lasting and fresh, but they come in a paint can-style bottle which totally reminds us of art class at school.
Fragrance Body Spray Collection, £40, Jo Loves
bareMinerals has the most gorgeous new set and we bet it'll be going straight to the top of your wish list. The four-piece Complexion Rescue set comes with a blusher, lip colour, angled brush AND a full-size bottle of the cult favourite Complexion Rescue – a tinted moisturiser which acts as a foundation and a primer in one. Best of all – it's a bit of a bargain. Worth a whopping £120, the set will be under £40 when it arrives exclusively at qvcuk.com from the 15-19th June. Look out for this beauty gem!
Gorgeous Glow set, qvcuk.com
As the weather gets hotter – so do our faces, which is why we need a spritz of face mist to give it a much-needed refresh Eve Lom’s all-new Radiance Face Mist is a water-light formula which increases the skins moisture by a huge 80% after application, which keeps you refreshed for up to 48 hours afterwards.
Radiance Face Mist, £38.00, EVE LOM @ SpaceNK
We guarantee this new launch will make you want to pucker up. Charlotte Tilbury's Collagen Lip Bath is a lip-enhancing gloss with major skincare benefits. This fancy tube houses a collagen-enriched gel which contains coconut oil - putting moisture back into your pout. Plus – the packaging is so cute – it even has a heart-shaped applicator.
Collagen Lip Bath, £25, Charlotte Tilbury