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Meet the best of the best new arrivals we’re loving

We love everything that we launch and we’re loathe to play favourites but, as with the Queen and her offspring (“Hello, fans of The Crown!”), we can’t help but (secretly) hold some arrivals a teeny bit dearer than others…

Alexa: play ‘Rawhide’. From Urban Decay comes a new (Billy the) kid on the eyeshadow block: saddle up for the {Wild West Naked Palette}, which boasts an incredible edit of desert-hued shades with unmissable pops to help dial up the drama (this ain’t your first rodeo). With matte, sheen and shimmer finishes, wear this with your shiny new cowboy boots… now, where’d’ya put that Stetson.

Just what our under-eyes ordered, Laura Mercier’s quick and convenient dual-ended {Secret Camouflage Concealer Duo} marries a creamy colour corrector and cover-up to disappear dark circles in an instant (no magic words required). Great when you’ve found yourself stalking your ex-ex-ex-boyfriend’s new boyfriend ‘til dawn, this neutralises blue-toned shadows to belie your late night-deep dive (whoops).

There are some things worth feeling euphoric about – and NARS’ limited edition {Euphoria Face Palette} is certainly one of them. A versatile wardrobe for seamless enhancement, this edit of highlighters, powders and shadows will take you wherever you’re destined and let you tap into the trend for expressive, ethereal make up that’s staking its claim to your Instagram feed (just add rhinestones).

OUAI Hair Care have turned their attention to curls, coils and kinks with the launch of their {Curl Creams} – co-created with 150 of the brand’s curly-haired community, to best address the needs of waves to ringlets. Each brimming with oils to smooth, hydrate and boost definition, the formulas (choose between scented or ‘un’) – work to repair and protect for the springiest, healthiest hair (plus, the tube is 100% recyclable).

Creators of the powders that the beautysphere’s besotted with, Hourglass have made the leap from make up into skin care with the launch of {Equilibrium} – a capsule collection of balancing treatments to help prep your canvas. Star of the show? The {Biomimetic Skin Active Serum} which penetrates quickly to supplement skin’s repair processes. With squalane, angelica root and dunaliella salina extract (a potent, free radical-scavenging algae), this keeps skin in sync while diminishing dark spots and softening lines for a luminous look before make up.

A brand new Charlotte Tilbury arrival is inevitably cause for celebration and the {Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial} is as excellent as you’d expect. Refining dulled, lacklustre skin to recover it’s glow-jo, this dual-action formula works to resurface and lessen the look of dark spots for a luminous look in a matter of minutes. Like most things Charlotte Tilbury, it’s magical – and comes with a miniature sidekick to dial up the dew.

Developed to tackle the signs of the passage of time, Kate Somerville’s potent Kateceuticals range is abundant with ceramides, peptides and a specialist ‘advanced moisture complex’ (uniting glycerin with hyaluronic acid) to bolster skin’s barrier function and better protect from the ageing effects of aggressors. A targeted trio to firm, smooth and fortify, the line-up of {Firming Serum}, {Lifting Eye Cream} and {Total Repair Cream} paves your way towards skin that will leave your friends wondering what you’ve had ‘done’… (we won’t give the game away).


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…