New In Beauty: Make-up And Skincare Products For February 2021
While the focus this month is all about Chinese New Year, with the annual festivities just around the corner, and many top beauty brands releasing their own special Year of the Ox collections, there are some other new beauty treats in store. With Valentine's Day also approaching, snag a last minute gift––for yourself or your SO––with these new releases, from hydrating lipsticks to Hourglass's latest palette and more.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette - Volume II
After the success of its highly sought-after Ambient Lighting Palette, Hourglass has launched the Ambient Lighting Palette - Volume II.
Perfect for helping you look your very best in person––and on Zoom––like the original, the new palette recreate your perfect light with three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder, acting as an instant filter to deliver a flawless complexion with a multidimensional glow. Designed to be worn together seamlessly, the three new shades in the palette include a soft pale peach powder to illuminate your complexion, a sun-kissed golden beige powder to bring a subtle warmth and a medium bronze powder to add depth.
Available at Cult Beauty
Victoria Beckham Beauty Future Lash Mascara
In January Victoria Beckham added to her growing beauty line by launching her own mascara. Future Lash Mascara has now been doing the rounds since mid-January, and is well-worth adding to your collection this month.
A typical story of "I couldn't find the perfect x, y or z, so I made it myself", when describing the mascara, VB herself states" “I was tired of my mascara being unable to keep up—always smudging, flaking, or harming lashes. The perfect mascara is something I’ve had in my head since day one, and to create my own, I wanted to reimagine what I needed from the ground up. We nailed it with Future Lash. A clean formula, with plant-based polymers, for ultra-black, fluttery lashes, and unlike anything I’ve tried. It’s an instant essential, it’s that good.”
Reviews are so far so good, with many claiming that the new product lives up to the hype and successfully lengthens and lifts lashes, along with addition of "hair care ingredients for lashes" helping to strengthen them over time.
Available at Victoria Beckham Beauty
Dolce & Gabbana Beauty Red Lace Edition Collection
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Dolce & Gabbana Beauty is launching a new collection inspired by love this February. Featuring two new products––the Blush of Roses Luminous Cheek Colour and the Only One Luminous Colour Lipstick––the Red Lace Edition is decked out in vivid, passionate red lace packaging.
Promising to deliver the flush of love, the new cheek colour gives natural and luminous veil of colour, with its petal-soft texture and universal shade of peach suiting all skin tones. While the lipstick, which is available in 32 shades, delivers a luminous and silky finish, it imparts intense satin colour in just one stroke, leaving lips feeling nourished and hydrated.
Available at Dolce & Gabbana Beauty
Charlotte Tilbury Hyaluronic Happikiss
Tired of suffering from dry cracked winter lips––and not quite ready to step into the world of slugging? Keep your skin feeling hydrated, with the touch of colour you need to look your best with Charlotte Tilbury's new Hyaluronic Happikiss.
Claiming to combine the properties of a lipstick, gloss and a balm, Happikiss is formulated with hyaluronic acid and c-peptide for intensely hydrated, fuller looking lips, and is available in eight new shades, along with the ever-popular Pillow Talk.
Available at Harvey Nichols
Nars Claudette Collection
Launching on February 1, Nars' new Claudette Collection is inspired by founder and creative director François Nars’ mother and original muse, Claudette Nars.
Featuring a range of bold yet wearable hues, the collection includes four new shades of the Audacious Lipstick, which have been given a make-over with new black and red heart packaging. Joining the lipsticks are is the Claudette Cheek Duo, featuring two new shades of the brand's bestselling blush formula, along with the new St Germain Des Prés Eyeshadow Palette.
Speaking of the collection, Claudette states "I love everything about this collection. Every piece, the dots, the hearts—they represent so many things I owned and loved. Everything is so refined."
Fans of Animal Crossing will also be able to find custom Animal Crossing designs inspired by the brand’s latest limited edition “Claudette” makeup collection on the game, allowing users to adorn their characters and homes with face stamps and wallpapers that feature the clover, butterfly, and star graphic patterns which match the Rive Gauche-inspired packaging from the collection.
Available at Nars