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The most exciting beauty launches for August you need to check out

Brand new beauty buys that are just in…

new in beauty august
Laura Sutcliffe
Fashion and Beauty News Editor
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millennial skin tinted moisturiser dolce and gabbana

There is a LOT going on in the beauty world in August – plenty of fabulous new releases that we have been obsessing over. We have rounded up the most exciting launches; from glowing highlighters to the suncare you need in your beach bag - we have the low down. There's face mists to keep you cool in the sweltering heatwave and false eyelashes that will transform you in to a party queen. So in short, if you are a total beauty junkie, you've come to the right place.

If you want decent coverage but are still after something super light, you NEED Millennial Skin by Dolce & Gabbana. Inspired by the millennial lifestyle and that healthy glow, the lightweight formula comes in ten shades that range from porcelain to dark. The buildable formula evens out your complexion whilst leaving you with a natural sheen. It even has an SPF of 30, too.

Millennial Skin Tinted Moisturiser, £38, Dolce & Gabbana Makeup

oui juicy couture

We challenge you to find a perfume bottle more fabulous than this one! Juicy Couture's latest fragrance – Oui Juicy is all about making a statement and with top notes of lemon, acai tea and pear, it's a fresh scent with a captivating musk – a sophisticated yet fruity spritz. And it will look extra lush on your dressing table.

Oui Juicy Couture, from £14.99, Juicy Couture

shower flower rituals

We have just discovered the most extra shower gel ever. Shower Flower by Rituals contains soothing flamingo flower and sparkling pink grapefruit, blended together to pack a powerful, fresh scent. But best of all, as soon as you squeeze the bottle, foam bursts out in the shape of blossoming petals! How blooming clever is that?

Shower Foam Flower, £7.50, Rituals

ginzing eye cream

We can't stop applying this new eye cream by Origins. It's packed with ginseng and caffeine, so it's ideal for waking up tired eyes and diminishing eye bags with its super spongey tip. We've been using it all month long and trust eyes, our eyes are looking so much brighter.

Ginzing On-The-Go Refreshing Eye Cream, £16.50, Origins

vera wang body mist

If you are in the running for a gorgeous new body spray, you need to check out the Fine Fragrance Collection by Vera Wang. Part of their stunning Embrace Collection, there are three sumptuous scents in the range – Green Tea & Pear Blossom, Periwinkle & Iris and Rosebuds & Vanilla. Long-lasting and pleasantly fragrant, they give the perfect finishing refresh.  

Vera Wang Embrace Body Mist, £12 Vera Wang @ Boots

by terry exfoliator

To keep your skin looking uber-soft and supple, it's imperative that you exfoliate all your dead skin cells regularly. We are loving the Cellularose Dual Exfoliation Scrub from By Terry – it eliminates impurities with its grainy formula which isn’t too abrasive and is super gentle on the skin’s surface. The sumptuous ingredient of Native White Rose Cells puts moisture back into your face, giving you smoothest base before you apply moisturiser. Work into the skin then rinse with warm water twice a week for best results.  

Cellularose Dual Exfoliation Scrub, £49, By Terry


Something a little different that has caught our eye this month! Hermetica is a one-of-a-kind molecular fragrance brand that has a whopping 13 unique fragrances. What’s so special about it, is because each scent has ZERO alcohol in them, you can easily purchase a bottle online without having to smell it first. You simply take a personality quiz online which helps determine which scent is right for you. How clever?

Hermetica Collections, £155, Hermetica

double wear light

If you are after a full-coverage base but don't want anything too cakey, you need the new Double Wear Light in your life (and makeup bag.) The soft matte texture lasts an impressive 24 hours and instantly blurs imperfections, making you photo-ready for that illusive, perfect Instagram selfie. And what's more, there's an impressive range of 28 shades.

Double Wear Light Soft Matte Hydra Makeup, £33.50, Estee Lauder

margaret dabbs foot set

Don't neglect your feet this summer! Give your tootsies some attention with Margaret Dabb's three-piece footwear collection. The set includes everything you need for an at-home, first-rate pedicure. Boasting an exfoliator, the brand's much-loved Foot Hygiene Cream and a foot file for removing dead skin on the soles of your feet, this set will have your soles glowing in no time. Pass us the flip flops!

3 Piece Foot Care Collection, £37.50, Margaret Dabbs @QVCuk

laura gellar nude palette

Eyeshadow palettes are some of our favourite makeup treats and one that is full of buttery nudes is always at the top of our list. Nude Attitude Palette by Laura Gellar houses 12 fabulous new shades that create a gorgeous natural smoky eye. An eclectic mix of metallic, satin and matte finishes – there is a texture for multiple looks.

Nude Attitude Multi-Finish Eye Shadow Palette, £24, Laura Gellar

igk low key mask

Have you been straightening your hair excessively lately? Or been blasting your mop with a hair dryer for longer than you would care to admit? If you answered yes to the above, you need to give your scalp some TLC. The Low Key Cleansing Walnut Scalp Scrub by IGK is a sulphate-free cooling formula that gives your hair extra nourishment – ideal for dried-out tresses. It's enriched with apple cider vinegar that rebalances the scalp in a jiffy.

Low Key Cleansing Walnut Scalp Scrub, £31, IGK

gucci bloom

One spritz of this and you'll be hooked! The Gucci Bloom Nettare Di Fiori is the third chapter of this scent and it's a lot more intense than the original. Somewhat darker and more sensual - with top notes of Ginger and Rose, along with additional notes of Patchouli and Osmanthus, this scent will linger in the room hours after you've left. 

Gucci Bloom Nettare Di Fiori, £81

phyto lip delight cool sisley

 If we told you there was a lip balm on the market right now that transformed into an oil the minute it hits your pout, would you believe us? Well, Sisley has created a product which crosses over from makeup into skincare in the cleverest way. The Phyto-Lip Delight can be worn alone for a natural finish or over your favourite bold lippy for a more striking tone. The lip balm infuses the lips, whilst the oily texture zaps them with extra moisturiser, blasting away any pesky scabby bits. Available in three delicate pastel shades, Cool, Pretty and Sweet, there is a hue for all tastes.

Phyto-Lip Delight, £37, Sisley

lipstick queen lipstick

New Month, new lippy alert! Lipstick Queen have released their most exciting lip colour yet – Method in the Madness. The six new marbled lip colours combine two shades into one bold lip colour of its own, creating an ultra-luxe, unique shade where no two swipes are the same. The hydrating formula is infused with Vitamin E which leaves your pout super soft and moisturised. Our fave is Nonsense Nude – a sumptuous toffee hue that would suit all skin tones.

Method in the Madness Lipstick, £22, Lipstick Queen

eylure eyelashes

The eyelash company that we all turn to when we need to dress up our peepers is Eylure and their newest set will totally give your eyes that special kind of something. Luxe Magnetic Lashes are so light and feathery – they add definition whilst still looking totally natural. The brand have thought of everything – they are now available in a set of corners and a 3/4 length size which means you don't even have to trim them first. Best of all, they have up to 15 wears so you won’t have to keep re-purchasing. Win!

Luxe Magnetic Lashes, £13.95, Eylure (available from 6 August)

laura gellar spackle mist

Beating the heat with a facial mist is one of the easiest ways to freshen up and we can’t stop spritzing Laura Gellar's Spackle Mist. The newest member of the primer family is now infused with coconut water and trust us, it’s like an energy drink for your skin. The pro biotic ingredient of coconut water boosts your skins radiance, locking in makeup and keeping you cool.

Spackle Mist Restore with Coconut Water, £25, Laura Geller

the ordinary serum

The Ordinary have released an amazing new serum and we just know you are going to love it. Priced at just £5.90 (no, we can't believe it either) the Amino Acids +B5 is a concentrated formula which is ideal for tired, dehydrated skin that needs zapping with some hydration. The combination of 17% Amino Acids mixed with 5% Vitamin B5 is incredible - after you start using it, you will notice your skin will become softer, smoother and instantly repaired. Use under moisturiser before bedtime.

Amino Acids +B5, £5.90, The Ordinary

paul and joe cat lipstick

Cat lovers beware - you won't be able to stop thinking about this adorable lipstick! The feline accessory will look so extra on your dressing table – the feline tube lifts off to reveal a soft, moisturising lip colour which is long-lasting and won’t budge for hours. We are obsessed with La Poete –a rich crimson.

Lipstick, £14, Cat topper, £10, Paul & Joe

beauty blender insta clean

Those seriously clever people at Beautyblender think of everything, don't they? If you don't have time to fully cleanse your sponge, the Insta Clean is the next best thing and it’s SO convenient. It's basically a dry shampoo for your brushes – spray your tools without water and it zaps germs, making everything in your kit clean again.

Instaclean, £15, Beauty Blender  

elemis mask

Our skin always needs a good dose of TLC and Elemis's new release is blooming lovely – literally. The Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask is powered by thousands of fallen flowers (hence the namesake) which balances and restores radiance instantly. The mousse mask has a lovely velvety texture, leaving your face soft and supple.

Peptide4 Thousand Flower Facial Mask, £37, Elemis

by terry nude expert

We are ALL about making life that little bit easier and By Terry has just the thing. The Nude Expert Duo stick is half a foundation, half a highlighter and itblends all-in-one. The sheer-to-medium coverage glides effortlessly on to the skin and blurs imperfections seamlessly. The subtle highlight adds a glowy tone, and we love the travel-friendly sponge applicator that is on the opposite end to the stick – great for topping up on the go.

Nude–Expert Duo Stick, £40, By Terry (available 15 August)

jo malone london rose white musk

Ooh la la! Jo Malone has yet another new fragrance (how many incredible launches have the brand had this year?) and this one is at the top of our wish list. London Rose & White Musk Absolu is a soft and sensual opium that has powder base notes of white musk, combined with rich tones of oud and amber. It’s bold, packs a punch and who could realistically resist this chic red ombre packaging? Just Gorgeous.

London Rose & White Musk Absolu, £200, Jo Malone @ Harrods

bondi sands spf suncare

One of the world's most popular tanning brands Bondi Sands has some hugely exciting news – they have just released a suncare range to their ever-expanding line. In spray formats, you can swim, surf and bake with the non-greasy spritzes that are high in SPF and enriched with coconut oil. It's hard to pick a favourite, but the Sunscreen Oil is particularly brilliant – it's fast-drying and has a two hour water resistance.

Sunscreen Oil, SPF15 & 30, £13.99, Bondi Sands at Boots

bath salts bod

If you are feeling bloated and sluggish after a day of BBQ food (it happens to the best of us) the BOD bath salts would be a perfect addition to your bath time routine. The 20 Min Hemp Oil and Seaweed Bath Salts help to not only totally relax you, but the botanical extracts strip out excess H20, meaning a 20 minute hot bath can help to eliminate up to 3lbs excess water retention weight.

20 Min Hep Oil and Seaweed Bath Salts, £11.99, Body On Demand

huda beauty demi matte

Huda Kattan has added to her ever-expanding line Huda Beauty and we can't get over how ground-breaking the newest lip products are. Demi Mattes are hugely pigmented and are enriched with 'Maxi Lip' - a formula which stimulates collagen and hydrates your pout, making them look plumper and more defined. With 15 incredible shades raging from cool-toned nudes to vampy reds, they are long-lasting and certainly pack a powerful punch. Mwah!

Demi Matte Cream Lipsticks, £18, Huda Beauty

shower gel rituals

Shower Oils are a bit of a treat and slightly more luxurious than a gel. As soon as you step under the shower head, the Ayurveda Shower Oil by Rituals turns into a silky- soft foam which leaves your skin moisturised and hydrated. We love the Indian Rose and Almond Oil extracts that make it the sweetest-smelling treat.

The Ritual Of Ayurveda Shower Oil, £8.50, Rituals

slip silk scrunchie

Is there ANYTHING more annoying then styling your hair, tying it up for a few moments, to then find that it's full of kinks? You needn't worry any more. Slip have released the most sumptuous scrunchies we have ever seen – made from slipsilk – the same material used on the brand's dreamy pillowcases. The bands are gentle on your mane and reduce snags, preventing breakages and best of all, they look majorly stylish.

Silk Scrunchie set, (pack of three) £39, Slip

venus bikini styler

We have discovered the cleverest tool that makes neatening up your bikini line easier than you ever thought. The Venus Bikini Styler has an angled head, as well as a click-on trimming comb that removes your hair painlessly and seamlessly. Plus, it's great to pop in your bag for on-the-go trips.

Bikini Styler, £22.49, Venus @ Superdrug

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