Editor’s picks: 8 new beauty products we’re putting to the test in April

There have been so many new beauty launches in the past few months – here are a few we’re most excited about.

Editor’s picks: 8 new beauty products we’re putting to the test in April 1

Labeau L’eau d’Oranger EDT 100ml, R599.00
New to Poetry stores, Labeau fragrances take a pure approach to perfume. The name says it all: “lab” for laboratory, “eau” for water and “beau” for beauty. Available in four scents: Orange, Rose, Jasmine and Iris, these vegan fragrances hail from Spain. We’ve been trying L’eau d’Oranger, a citrusy fresh scent comprising orange, lemon, mandarin orange, neroli, jasmine and orange flower, among others. It’s a great choice for warmer days! We love the minimalist packaging and clean design (these fragrances are sold at Poetry stores and we think they’re a perfect fit!). Plus, at R599.00 for 100ml, it’s very affordable too.

Editor’s picks: 8 new beauty products we’re putting to the test in April 2

Nuxe Crème Fraîche de Beauté Cream-in-Mist 50ml, R375.00
This is Nuxe’s first ever cream-in-mist – what a concept! They’ve managed to put the efficacy of their beloved Crème Fraîche de Beauté into a refreshing milky mist, with added antioxidant protection. The formula offers 24 hours of moisture and is enriched with Nuxe’s signature orange blossom scent, vitamin E, red seaweed extract (to strengthen the skin) and botanical sweet almond milk. It can be used whenever your skin needs a moisture boost, and is an effective makeup setting spray too. 89% of the ingredients are of natural origin and – great news – it’s vegan.

Editor’s picks: 8 new beauty products we’re putting to the test in April 3

Eucerin Even Pigment Perfector Body Lotion SPF7 250ml, R179.00
We’re so focused on pigmentation on our faces, that we seldom pay attention to pigmentation on our bodies. Uneven skin tone is common on shoulders, legs, arms and hands, and is mostly due to too much sun exposure. This new lightweight body lotion contains licorice extract, which helps even the skin’s tone, as well as a special UV protection complex and vitamin E to safeguard the skin from damaging UV-induced free radicals. It deeply moisturises and nourishes skin too, and best of all, this lotion is suitable for even the most sensitive of skins!

Editor’s picks: 8 new beauty products we’re putting to the test in April 4

Sisley Blur Expert Perfecting Smoothing Powder, R1400.00
Luxurious in every sense of the word, this smoothing powder has a “light matte HD complex” that ensures a simultaneously matte and ultra-luminous finish. Enriched with an ultra-pure, flawless mica and an ultra-smoothing high-tech powder, it allows for excellent light reflection for a very natural, perfect skin result. It comes in one universal shade that complements all skin tones. You’ll also be pleased to know that it doesn’t have a powdery finish, instead, it boasts a second-skin effect. So what can you expect? An Instagram filter in a compact! A smoother skin texture, pores appear reduced, fine lines are less noticeable, imperfections are blurred and skin has a luminous yet matte (i.e. not shiny) appearance.

Editor’s picks: 8 new beauty products we’re putting to the test in April 5

Filorga NCEF-Reverse Eyes 15ml, R1115.00
Did you know that Filorga’s new NCEF-Reverse Eyes contains the same concentration of NCEF as professional injectable anti-ageing treatments? Filled with a whopping 50 active ingredients through microencapsulation, it contains a cocktail of vitamins A, B, C and E, amino acids, minerals, co-enzymes and antioxidants. These penetrate the various layers of the skin to the deepest layer of the dermis for optimum concentration and targeted efficacy, without the use of needles. This provides complete renewal of skin quality and boosted anti-ageing correction. Sounds like a must-try to us!

Editor’s picks: 8 new beauty products we’re putting to the test in April 6

Benefit They’re Real Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mascara, R460.00
Benefit is known, among other things, for their amazing mascaras, and this latest launch is definitely a cause for excitement. This mascara has a magnetic force, drawing out lashes to extreme length. But how does this work? The mascara’s extender brush has a magnetically-charged core, and the mascara itself has a magnetic mineral-enriched formula. This formula attracts to the magnetic core to draw out lashes, giving you up to 40% longer lashes! The formula is lightweight, buildable and doesn’t flake or smudge.

Editor’s picks: 8 new beauty products we’re putting to the test in April 7

Environ Body EssentiA Contouring Cream 125ml, R840.00
With powerful 3D contouring effects, this latest launch from Environ assists to visibly improve the appearance of dimpled, unevenly textured and lax skin, targeting areas such as the jawline, upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs and knees. With regular use, skin should appear firmer and smoother. The formulation is fast-absorbing and lightweight, and it is recommended that you apply it twice a day by gently massaging it into desired areas. For optimal results, you can follow this with the application of Environ’s much-loved Body EssentiA Derma-Lac Lotion and A, C and E Oil.

Editor’s picks: 8 new beauty products we’re putting to the test in April 8

wet n wild Hello Halo Blushlighter, R129.95
One of our favourite new wet n wild products, this Blushlighter is a blush and highlighter duo that sculpts, defines and highlights for a full-on strobe-effect. The formula contains ultra-reflective, micro-fine pearl pigments for a luminous and radiant glow, and the colour is buildable, so you can keep it subtle with one sweep, or go all out by building it up. We love that you can use the two shades independently, or blend them together.

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