The best beauty to try this July

21 July 2022
By Nicole Saunders

Whether it's luminosity-boosting skincare or a vibrant lip colour you're after this month, we've rounded up all the beauty buys you need on your radar now.

Backstage at Zuhair Murad Haute Couture FW 2022.

If doesn’t matter if you consider yourself a skincare aficionado or bit of a make-up maestro, deciphering the latest and greatest beauty launches to hit shelves takes a bit of time and effort. That’s why each month FQ does the hard work for you and figures out what products those hard-earned pennies are best spent on. 

Gucci Rouge À Lèvres Liquide

As much as we love a good matte lip colour, some formulations can dry out lips and look caked-on. The latest addition to the sort-after Gucci Beauty line-up Rouge À Lèvres Liquide Mat features a cream-to-powder formula formulated with caring ingredients, so lips always look and feel their best. The intensely pigmented, vibrant, sunset-inspired shades provide smudge-free colour, while black rose oil, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E keep your pout cared for all day.

Gucci Rouge À Lèvres Liquide Mat, $75.

The Beauty Chef GLOW F.A.C.E

Fans of The Beauty Chef’s holistic approach to skin health will be eager to get their hands on new GLOW F.A.C.E. Intensive Rejuvenating Oil. The Beauty Chef’s fondness for nutrient-packed fermented ingredients and microbiome-nourishing pre- and postbiotic extracts features in this multitasking face oil. And with the likes of vitamin-A rich bakuchiol, vitamin-C rich Kakadu Plum, and vitamin E, there’s not a lot this skin-enhancing formula can’t do. It’s luminosity boosting, wrinkle fighting, and plumps up skin for a healthier, youthful appearance.  

The Beauty Chef GLOW F.A.C.E Intensive Rejuvenating Oil, $85.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian OUD satin mood candle

We’re always overjoyed when our favourite fragrance gets reincarnated in candle form, so we’re especially delighted that Maison Francis Kurkdjian coveted Oud Satin Mood scent is now available to brighten up and transform our abodes. The luxury candle version of the fragrance is guaranteed to delight existing fans and entrance new ones too. Light the wick, and notes of the scents signature oud, roses, violet, cinnamon and vanilla will very soon envelop you.

The candle is available for $162 from MECCA.

Summer Fridays Dream Oasis Deep Hydration Serum

It’s about the time of the year when well-hydrated skin becomes dull and needs an extra hydration hit. Summer Fridays Dream Oasis Deep Hydration Serum arrives on our shores just in time to undo the ill effects the winter can have on our complexions. The formulation, designed to nourish parched skin intensely, includes an array of ingredients — hyaluronic acid, squalane and glycerin — that lock moisture into the skin for around-the-clock hydration. And if your skin is currently a little irritated and unhappy, a calming trio of oatmeal, chamomile, and aloe soothe the skin too.

Summer Fridays Dream Oasis Deep Hydration Serum, $72.

Clinique Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Cream

As we age, a whole host of things start to happen with our skin. For a start, our collagen levels that keep skin plump, firm, and youthful begin to dwindle. Clinique Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Cream helps press pause on this process with its game-changing CL1870 Peptide Focus Complex, which helps boost the skin’s collagen levels. There’s a good dose of the hero hydrating ingredient hyaluronic acid in the moisturiser, and it’s available in two formulas: rich for dry skin that needs extra nourishing and another that’s suitable for all skin types.

Clinique Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Cream, $134.

Tom Ford Soleil Summer Collection

While we’re a tad envious of anyone currently tropical island bound, Tom Ford’s latest Soleil collection will make you feel like winter is on its way out. Spritz, slather, and sweep this collection on –  there’s a lip colour, body oil, fragrance, and eye shadow palette – and it’ll be like summer is already here.

Shop the collection at Smith & Caughey’s now.

Coach Wild Rose Eau de Parfum

Spring might feel like it’s still months away, but nothing is stopping you from transporting your senses to a sun-dappled field of fragrant wildflowers. All you need is a spritz of Coach’s latest joyful scent — Wild Rose. A blooming bouquet of sparkling redcurrant, bergamot, rose, and jasmine sambac promises to boost your spirits. Think this could be your new signature scent? Read everything you need to know about it right here.

Coach Wild Rose Eau de Parfum is available now from Farmers in 30ml, $87; 50ml, $138 and 100ml, $178.


Glow Lab Cream Body Wash

Chances are you’ve got copious winter layers to blame if you’ve forgotten to pamper your limbs this season. Fortunately, Glow Lab’s deeply nourishing Cream Body Wash makes treating your body to a little T.L.C. easy peasy. All you need to do is work this moisturising body wash into your daily bathing routine, and your skin will thank you for it. A nurturing combo of Shea butter, coconut oil, pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E not only hydrates skin but works to enhance the skin’s barrier.

Glow Lab Cream Body Wash is available now in supermarkets.

KMS Conscious Style Cleansing Mist

Sometimes there’s just no time to wash and blow dry your tresses in the morning. If forgoing your hair washing routine is on the cards, then you need KMS Conscious Style Cleansing Mist in your arsenal of styling products. While dry shampoo can leave white residue on tresses this newcomer from K.M.S. refreshes locks and gives them a hit of hydration, so they’re ready to style. Formulated with a handful of sustainably sourced botanicals, the non-aerosol mist spray neutralises odours and removes excess oil and styling product residue.

KMS Conscious Style Cleansing Mist, $34.50.


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