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Let’s Make Up: 4 new arrivals to add to your collection ASAP

We know January is traditionally a time for {hibernation}: comfies all day every day, not leaving the house for anything more than a corner shop biscuits-and-wine run…. you know the drill. But we’re here to help you shake things up this month with some extremely exciting {make up} launches that you’re certain to fall for.

After all, there’s nothing that will raise your spirits quite like updating your make up collection, experimenting with {new arrivals} — and of course, discovering some Holy Grails along the way too. Here are four launches we can’t get enough of…

1. The ‘your skin but better’ foundation

It’s no surprise that {Charlotte Tilbury’s} base products are the stuff of legend; the {Hollywood Flawless Filter} has no doubt made an appearance — or several — on your TikTok feed and the {Hollywood Contour Wand}? It sells out every single time we restock it. So we weren’t surprised to discover that the newest addition to the celeb-worthy line up is just as impressive. 

Enter: {Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation}, a lightweight, glow-giving base that promises to add *just* enough pigment to even out the look of imperfections, while also allowing the beauty of your natural skin to shine through. To give you even more bang for your buck, this multitasker is supercharged with skin care superheroes including moisture-slurping hyaluronic acid, which helps to plump, smooth and encourage radiance. A foundation that looks good while it does good too? We’re sold.

2. A high-shine hero

Pucker up: we’ve discovered an almost — dare we say it? — life-changing lip gloss, courtesy of the ever-creative team at {about-face} (we’re including brand founder Halsey in that, of course!) Welcome into your collection the {Light Lock Lip Gloss}, a hyper-shiny (but by no means sticky!) gloss that actually stays put on your pout.

Beautifully buttery and infused with lip-loving oils like coconut, peppermint and lavender, this formula is sheer genius; it softens and protects lips while giving a see-through, glass-like finish. Coming in a huge wave of colours to match a swathe of skin tones — from mint-tinged, holographic ‘Long Time No See’ to cotton candy ‘Hot Honey’ — expect juicy, plumped up lips in just one swipe.

3 . A simply sublime palette

Who said powder formulas had to mean a flat, one-dimensional finish? {Hourglass’} beloved Ambient Lighting powders deliver anything but, instead offering the most gorgeous soft-focus luminosity that is certain to invite all of the compliments.

Now, medium to deep skin tones can enjoy a trio of perfectly tailored illuminators in the form of the {Ambient Lighting Palette – Volume 3}. This curation of finishing powders can be worn alone or seamlessly blended together to work as bronzers, blushers or highlighters. And if you’re fearful of OTT shimmer, don’t be; these soft, finely milled formulas are more ‘lit-from-within glow’ than ‘unsightly, chunky glitter’.

4 . The ultimate glam quad

Mario Dedivanovic knows good glam (he’s the MUA behind some of Kim Kardashian’s most iconic looks, after all). So, it’s no surprise that {Makeup By Mario’s} latest release, the {Glam Quads}, pack every bit of a pigmented punch as you would imagine.

With a mix of four buttery-soft mattes and high-impact shimmers, each four-piece palette features an edit of carefully curated shades that blend seamlessly for red carpet-ready looks (even if you’re just at home in your bedroom). Pick from three simply stunning colourways: ‘Bronzey’ (a warm mix of champagne, bronze and russet shades), ‘Rosey’ (a hypnotising edit of star-speckled silver, rose-red and dusky purple tones) or ‘Party’ (a bold selection of vivid blues, gold and silver hues).


Chloe Lawrance

Chloe Lawrance


Chloe is a Copywriter at Cult Beauty. She is a skin care fanatic and you can normally find her dispensing advice and recommendations to just about anybody that will listen (her cardinal rules? SPF daily; just say ‘no’ to face wipes; there’s no such thing as too much hydration). Chloe’s perfect day would be spent laying in the sun, a book in one hand and a cocktail (one spicy margarita, please) in the other. However, living in East London, the most she can usually hope for is sneaking 20 minutes with her Kindle and a pint in a pub garden.