Here are 16 bomb-ass beauty products that launched this week
Overwhelmed by all the new beauty products that are out? Never fear, fellow makeup maven. HelloGiggles’ Beauty Editor, Marie Lodi, and Associate Beauty Editor, Alyssa Morin, will be rounding up all of the best launches from the week in one place — in our Beauty Bulletin! Check back at the end of each week to find out which releases we need to get our perfectly painted claws on.
I was in luuuurve with Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask when it came out last year, so this sequel in the form of a moisturizer is legit ~dreamy~ (Oprah singing voice). It’s made of antioxidant rich watermelon extract which helps with moisture and protects against free radical damage. Look at that voluptuous bottle! I’m obsessed. It also makes me miss summer, even though it’s practically summertime in LA, anyway. (Seriously though, my AC is on right now.) — Marie
Charlotte Tilbury could launch coal and I’d still want to get my hands on it because that’s how good the brand’s products are. But jokes aside, I’ve been obsessed with the Matte and K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lipsticks for quite some time, so I’m really excited about this royal-inspired trio. If you aren’t a dark red kind of person, don’t worry (me either), you can always buy these lippies individually for $34. I personally want to stock up on The Duchess shade. Because, seriously, who doesn’t want a lip collection that’s fit for a queen?! — Alyssa
One of my favorite 2017 launches from Kat Von D Beauty was the Everlasting Glimmer Veil. It gave your lips disco ball-worthy sparkle without making them feel heavy or dry. I love that they surprised us with this lavender-on-acid shade. It’s even making this red lipstick ride-or-die’s head turn. — Marie
4BECCA Ocean Jewels Eyeshadow Palette $35 and Highlighter Palette, $46
This ocean-themed collection reminds me of what a sophisticated mermaid would wear. The shades are literally inspired by the jewels of the sea. I love that BECCA didn’t create a crazy holographic shimmer collection, but instead, they launched something more elegant and wearable; something that gives your skin a lit-from-within glow. As I’ve said before, I’m constantly looking for products that will give me a JLO glow, and this collection is the answer. I can already picture myself radiating luminous skin like Jennifer Lopez in her “Waiting for Tonight” video. — Alyssa
If you’re curious about the benefits of retinoids but are worried that you’re skin is too sensitive for its power, this new serum from the folks that make my favorite cleansing cloths might be exactly what you’re looking for. The serum contains the plant extract Bakuchiol, a natural alternative to retinol that helps with fine lines and wrinkles without irritation. Almost sounds too good to be true! — Marie
I’ve been a huge fan of ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadows, pressed highlighters, and Blotted lipsticks. So when they announced a bullet lipstick collection with star-encrusted packaging, I knew I had to get it. Not only is the line full of vibrant shades like bright reds, deep purples, hot pinks, and sultry greens, but there are plenty of classic shades, too like nudes, baby pinks, and soft peaches. I’ve already got my eye on Pinkie’s Up and Money Side Up. But with 24 shades to choose from, how will I narrow it down? Decisions, decisions. — Alyssa
7Sugarpill x Little Twin Stars Collection, $36-$79
Be. Still. My. Heart!!! Little Twin Stars was one of my fave Sanrio characters growing up (though admittedly, I did er, still, have a lot of faves) and the fact that they have been made into a makeup collection is making the 10-year-old inside me want to do the “Running Man” to celebrate. I’m aging myself with that comment but IDGAF. I’m so happy that this exists, and it was created by a vegan makeup brand. Buy the palette alone for $38, the lipstick set for $38, or the whole collection complete with super cute bag and box for $79.
8Memebox Space Kitten Mask and Sugar Kitten Mask, $23
I was obsessed with Memebox’s Disco Kitten mask, so I’m really excited to get these masks on my face. My skin has been all over the place lately, so the Space Kitten Mask will come in handy since it exfoliates the skin, absorbs impurities, and helps with oil control (I’ve been extra oily around my forehead and chin lately). But since my skin is naturally dry, I know I’ll get more use out of the Sugar Kitten Mask, as it boosts hydration, helps with dullness in the skin, and calms irritation. —Alyssa
Ciate London’s Glitter Lip is in a league of its own. It’s one of my favorite launches of last year due to the gorgeous colors and that incredible glitter transformation. For the uninitiated, the lipstick goes on metallic, but when you rub your clips together it turns into a stunning multi-dimensional glitter. Outta control! I’m so unbelievably stoked that they came out with six new additions, including ones for my cohorts who love them nude shades. I’ve got my own eyeball on this pinky Valentine color. —Marie
How freakin’ adorable are these heart-shaped lipsticks? I mean, I just might treat myself to my own Valentine’s Day gift because these lipsticks are too cute to not own. You can choose from three smooch-worthy shades like a classic red, baby pink, and bright orange. Right now, Be Mine is giving me heart-eyes (pun intended). —Alyssa
11Purvari Rose Petal Mist, $40
I may have one million rose facial sprays, but I can’t get enough. The newly-launched Purvari is a luxury Ayurvedic skin care brand that decided to debut with an organic rose petal mist. I couldn’t be more tickled, in the Instagram words of one Alanis Morrisette, who left that comment on one of my photos once. Isn’t that weird? I’m still not over it three years later. Anyway, someone spray this on my face as soon as possible. — Marie
Lawless has added three new lipstick shades to its already stellar lineup. Aside from the fact that this brand has all-natural lipsticks (!!!), the lippies are nourishing, pigmented, and long-lasting. And since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, aka makeout day, this what we want in our lipsticks. At least I do, anyway. Even though I’d normally go for the bubblegum pink Parker shade, I’m kind of feeling Prince, a deep berry.
Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Nourishing Hair Oil is my savior when I am suffering from a case of the frizzies. I love it so much, I keep it on my desk at work. Now I REALLY want to test out the new shampoo and conditioner version as well as this Blowout Butter. Oh, and if you’re like, “what’s up with the whole caviar thing?!” Well, the line contains caviar extract which helps with all that smoothing and shine. Yes, please. — Marie
I’ve been a huge fan of Benefit’s mascaras — I’m talking a die-hard for Roller Lash and They’re Real! So I’m really excited to try its latest volumizing mascara, which promises to give you thick, full lashes. As someone who loves bold, falsie-looking lashes (minus the falsies), this one is really catching my eye. If it’s anything like Benefit’s other mascaras, then I know it won’t disappoint. — Alyssa
15The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics, $6.80
I know you Ordinary stans are gonna go wild over this one. According to the brand’s Instagram, Marine Hyaluronics is a response to customers who weren’t keen on the formula for the Hyaluronic Acid + B5 — they didn’t like the texture and felt that it took too long for the product to be absorbed into the skin. This is a a lightweight version of the product and contains “exopolysaccharides from skin-friendly marine bacteria, Hawaiian red algae, Glycoproteins from Antarctic marine sources, and micro-filtered blue-green algae.” Sidebar, all this sea talk makes me want to watch Free Willy. Or eat sushi. Maybe both? — Marie
16R+Co Dart Pomade Stick, $16
I love the idea of throwing this R+Co pomade stick into my purse and having it on hand whenever I feel the frizz coming ’round. They also came out with an apple cider vinegar wash (Acid Wash, $32) that sounds like something my scalp is NEEDING. — Marie
In case you missed the last Beauty Bulletin, read it here.