Beauty

What’s new in beauty: The products FQ are buying this spring

To inspire the spring mood and bid farewell to what has felt like the longest winter ever, our beauty editor Megan Bedford rounds up the latest and greatest in beauty buys.

For each team member here at Fashion Quarterly, spring offers both its opportunities and its challenges. Some of us look to a new scent to welcome in the new season while others, more sensibly, increase their SPF as sunlight hours inevitably extend. Spring offers a chance to experiment with bright eyeshadows, lipsticks or even self-tanners as shorter hems are reintroduced.

If you’re grappling as to what your next beauty move will be, read on and discover which skincare, haircare or makeup product could be your seasonal saviour.

Scroll for the best new beauty finds we’ll be buying in bulk this spring: 


Marc Jacobs Daisy Love EDT100ml, $149
Revisiting Marc Jacobs’ 2007 classic, Daisy has been picked fresh for a new generation with sparkling notes of cloudberry (a rare raspberry-like alpine berry), daisy, driftwood and cashmere musk. A warm, sweet scent.  |   Shop

Map of the Heart Gold Heart v.4, $289
Rule-breaking Australian fragrance brand Map of the Heart offers an olfactory exploration of instinctual reactions and emotions. Our picks? Gold Heart, a spicy mix with cardamom and saffron; and Red Heart, which is sensual with tuberose and feijoa.   |  Shop


Chanel’s Le Volume Revolution Mascara, $65
This mascara boasts the first-ever 3D-printed brush with ‘micro-cavities’ that deliver more pigment without having to re-dip — ideal for building volume quickly.  |   Shop

Shiseido Essentialist Eye Palette in Jizoh Street Reds, $75
This creamy hybrid powder glides on smooth for a “second skin” effect. An essential quad eye palette designed to create a range of eye looks with high impact, weightless formula that’s buildable and blendable.   |   Shop


Sylvain Le Hen Barrette 047 Gold, $98, and Epingle Gold, $105
So spectacular are they in their simplicity, acquiring a hair accessory from Parisian hairstylist Sylvain Le Hen is akin to purchasing a piece of modern art, and a thoroughly modern way of upgrading an uncontrived updo.  |  Shop

Bondi Sands GLO Gloss Finishing Glow, GLO Shimmer One Day Tan and GLO Matte One Day Tan, $23 each
A new Bondi Sands release? That’s cause for conversation. The newbies deliver a short-lived faux glow that goes on quick smart and washes away easily. Bondi Sands GLO Gloss Finishing Glow, GLO Shimmer One Day Tan and GLO Matte One Day Tan, $23 each.  |  Shop


COOLA Mineral Face SPF 30 Rōsilliance® Tinted Organic BB+ Cream, $95
Meet your everyday warrior against sun damage. This skin perfecting tinted moisturiser packed with SPF offers a barely-there feel and uses a propriety bouquet of Rose Stem Cells to offer an advanced bio-complex to replenish your skin’s natural resilience.   |   Shop

COOLA Eco-Lux Sport SPF 50 Organic Sunscreen Spray, $59
Let us spray… For a hardwearing sunscreen that’s easy to apply, light in weight and made with 70%+ of organic ingredients and antioxidants like cucumber, algae, and strawberry extracts. Formulated for the rigorous demands of sport, this spray sunscreen is water resistant for 80 minutes.  |   Shop

COOLA Organic SPF 30 Full Spectrum 360° Sun Silk Drops, $85
Don’t let selfies take a toll on your skin! Turns out blue-light damage from our digital lifestyle is a thing. Protect your complexion both outdoors and indoors with COOLA’s Organic SPF 30 Full Spectrum 360° Sun Silk Drops.  |   Shop


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Two clean-beauty launches worth your time and money include Thank You, a skin and personal-care company that devotes 100 percent of its profit to projects designed to improve global poverty, and Glow Lab, skincare that uses naturally derived but advanced ingredients equivalent to those you’ll find in much pricier products. Both look boutique-worthy, yet you can pop them in your trolley at the supermarket. Shop Thank You  |   Shop Glow Lab

Joyce Blok’s Anti-Ageing Firming Eye Cream, $80
Skin-smoothing sugars, peptides to encourage collagen production, ginger to increase blood flow and light-diffusing pigments make this eye cream a real all-rounder.  |  Shop


Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No.5 Conditioner, $55 each
In 2015, Olaplex changed the hair-colour game, with the in-salon treatment becoming shorthand for essential blonde preservation. Now the brand has bumped up its offering to include a take-home shampoo and conditioner that continue to maintain hair’s strength and manageability.  |  Shop

Words: Megan Bedford
Photos: Supplied, Getty Images

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