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Beauty bulletin: The most major new skincare, hair and makeup products

Introducing the game-changing new products the Fashion Quarterly beauty editor is loving this month.

Want to keep your finger on the pulse on all things new in beauty? Or are you in need of a miracle product to work skincare and makeup wonders? Either way, start your search with these new releases recommended by our beauty editor Megan Bedford.

Scroll for the latest  finds our beauty editor is currently raving about: 

La Mer Hydrating Treatment Lotion Mask, $205 for 6
La Mer is famous for its thick, hydrating Creme De La Mer cream but we’re far bigger fans of its lighter lotion and serum textures so the arrival of a new, quick pick-me-up sheet mask is cause for celebration. Speaking of celebrations, the price means you’ll want to wait before using one of these, but it will absolutely deliver lush, glowy and plump looking skin in just eight minutes. | Shop La Mer here.

GHD Platinum+ hair straightener, $380
How many passes with a straightener does it take to get your locks under control? GHD’s updated Platinum styler is now smart enough to sense the thickness of your hair, the section size and speed you’re styling at and adjusts the heat accordingly (monitoring it 250 times per second!), so you’ll be able to maintain healthier, shinier hair.  | Shop GHD here.


Karen Murrell Rachael’s Lipstick, $32
We love it when buying makeup serves a higher purpose! Working with Make A Wish Foundation, Karen Murrell surprised Rachael Cox, a young woman with Cystic Fibrosis, turning her favourite colour into one of Murrell’s famed all-natural lippies. Sales of the bold purple with cool pink undertones will be split 50:50 between Make A Wish and Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand. | Shop Karen Murrell here.

Tatcha The Pearl Tinted Eye Illuminating Treatment, $76
Skincare and colour come combined in this unique, silky cream that banishes dark circles weightlessly in areas where the skin is paper thin. |  Shop Tatcha here.


MAC Dazzleshadow Liquid, $46
MAC keeps coming with its glimmering, shimmering launches! The newest is this liquid shadow that delivers high voltage glitter to your lids without fallout.  |  Shop MAC here.

Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation, $54
After a glut of high coverage, long-wear foundations, Benefit comes through with a light, sheer no-brainer of a base. Super fluid, it blends beautifully with just your fingers and has blurring technology to dance over your imperfections.  |  Shop Benefit here.


Kérastase Resistance Bain Extentioniste Shampoo and Conditioner, $49 each; Masque $65; Serum $70.
If you’re aiming for long hair #goals and extensions aren’t an option, Kérastase’s new Résistance Extentioniste range might be for you. It nurtures both your roots and lengths to keep them in great shape, meaning they’ll grow stronger and longer.  |  Shop Kérastase here.

L’Oréal Paris Brow Artist Micro Tattoo, $27
Overpluckers rejoice! If you’re tentative about seeking semi-permanent replacements for undernourished arches, try one of the new pens designed to mimic the effects of microblading instead. The fine ink tips mimic hair strokes but use a light hand as the strokes do ‘bleed’ slightly.  |  Shop L’Oréal Paris here.


Bondi Sands GLO Matte One Day Tan, Shimmer One Day Tan and Gloss Finishing Glow, $23 each
When you went to bed early and forgot to tan, then get the call up for a lunch date or drinks and dinner, Bondi Sands has got your back. And legs. And face. That’s because the tanning experts just released some instant wash-away face and body makeup that can be blended quickly for a believable tan from head to toe. At the end of the night it comes off in a flash with soap and water. Too easy.    |  Shop Bondi Sands here.

Words: Megan Bedford
Photos: Supplied

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