The new beauty buys you need to know about this April

7 April 2022
By Nicole Saunders

Each month Nicole Saunders rounds up the best new skincare, make-up and haircare that you need to add to your beauty routine, stat.

Glasshouse Fragrances Velvet Rhapsody Soy Candle. Image: supplied.

Eye Spy...

…With my little eye, the latest must-have creation by the queen of natural beauty, Rose-Marie Swift. 

These crease-proof and fool-proof silky eyeshadows make mastering a 5-minute morning make-up routine easy. Sweep across your lids, and you’re set for the day with a watercolour-like pop of pretty metallic hues.

RMS Eyelights, $42 each from MECCA. 

Sleeping Beauty

Pip autumn at the post and combat the unwanted impact that a change of seasons can have on your visage with this intensely nourishing night cream from Estée Lauder. 

Powered by nourishing moringa extract and collagen-boosting technology, this night ritual must-have lifts, firms, and restores radiance to skin. The best part? All you have to do is shut your eyes and get some serious zzzs.

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Night Intensive Restorative Creme, $184.

At First Blush

As much as we love lipstick and blusher, sometimes nothing beats multitasking make-up.  This buildable, blendable formula by Bobbi Brown is easy to apply and gives lips and cheeks that perfect hint of rosy colour.

Luxe Lashes

It might seem too good to be true, but thanks to this little beauty from Clinique, you can now wake up with longer, lusher lashes. As soon as you hit the pillow, a handful of rejuvenating ingredients get to work to enhance lash length and volume while you get shuteye.

Clinique High Impact Lash Amplifying Serum, $70.

Bright Idea

The latest limited-edition Glasshouse Fragrances collection arrives just in time to solve all those Mother’s Day gift-buying dilemmas. With hints of radiant yuzu and water lily, Velvet Rhapsody–available in a beautiful diffuser, soy candle and gift sets–will take your senses on a wondrous olfactive journey through a blooming garden. Go on and hit ‘add to cart’ twice–we won’t tell!  

Glasshouse Fragrances Velvet Rhapsody Soy Candle, $59.99.

Pucker Up

One of Clarins’ most-loved lip products gets a makeover this month. Formulated with a cocktail of nourishing plant-derived oils–organic jojoba, hazelnut and sweetbriar rose–this beauty essential blends the best of both worlds: care and colour. Don’t leave home without popping this one in your handbag.  

Clarins Lip Comfort Oil, $49.

Great Hair Days

If the post-summer months–thanks to the sun, surf and humidity–have left your tresses a little hard to manage, Oribe’s new Run-Through Shampoo is sure to smooth things out quickly. The silicone and sulphate-free formula harnesses the nourishing properties of rich plant butter and extracts to cleanse and detangle unruly hair while preventing knots from recurring.

Oribe Run-Through Detangling Shampoo, $78.

Hydration Hero

Mention 24-hour hydration and hyaluronic acid in the same sentence and you’ve already got our attention. This lightweight, quickly absorbed moisturiser from Shiseido works around the clock to keep skin deeply hydrated, healthy and looking its best.

Shiseido Essential Energy Hydrating Cream, $51.

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