Revlon PhotoReady Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation, $ 27.90
With all the time we spend in front of our screens, a foundation that blocks out blue light is more than welcome. It’s packed with antioxidant vitamin E and goes on smoothly—almost like your moisturiser—to give medium, buildable coverage as well as protection from pollution. It is also free from nasties so your skin looks and feels good.
Naturally Serious, $27-$89
This new-to-Sephora clean beauty brand is not here to play. Naturally Serious hails from the US and is committed to taking a 360-degree approach to clean beauty, from its gluten- and vegan-friendly formulation to 100 per cent recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging. The range is formulated with a blend of superfoods, comprising pomegranates, goji berries, grapeseed, and green, red and white teas. Pick from a cleanser ($43), serum ($89), cream moisturiser ($78), eye cream ($74), mask ($72), lip serum ($27) and peel pads ($63 for a seriously clean skincare routine.
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Gel, $30
Heading to a festival? Don’t forget to pack this! The tube is convenient to travel with and all you need to do a squeeze out a smidge—or a dollop—on to your finger to create the look you want. The hyper-reflective glitter is suspended in water-based gel so (which means there’s no stickiness or mess) and it stays put till you decide to take it off. Plus, all you gotta do to remove it us to use some water!
Chanel L’Eau Micellaire, $64
The latest addition to the brand’s cleanser collection is an anti-pollution cleansing water that helps remove even the most long-wearing and waterproof makeup. Made of 96 per cent natural-origin ingredients, this has a prebiotic ingredient that helps balance skin’s natural ecosystem and strengthen skin barrier functions. Blue microalgae and a marine extract help protect skin cells against pollution and keep skin hydrated and moisturised. The formula is also ophthalmologist- and dermatologist-tested, so you can use it on every part of your face, including your eyes, even if you have sensitive skin.
Pixi Beauty Gem Oils, $38
Give your skin the royal treatment with face oils infused precious minerals like gold, pearl and rose quartz. Gold helps boost energy, pearl brightens skin and rose quartz helps calm and soothe skin. In case your skin is in need of a detox, there is also a Himalayan Pink Salt version that helps decongest and clarify skin.
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation, $56 for refills; $20 for empty compact case
Building on the belief that foundation should look like your skin, just better, François Nars’ newest offering not only looks like second skin, but it also helps condition and protect it from daily external stressors like pollution and the sun’s rays thanks to skin nourishing ingredients that hydrate, smooth, brighten and prevent dark spots.
Hourglass Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss, $50
Get all of the plumpness without the stinging with this Unreal lip gloss. It’s got Volulip and hyaluronic acid that deliver intense moisture to amplify lips’ natural shape and shea butter and avocado oil lock in hydration. Result? Plump kissable lips!
Chantecaille Lip Veil Limited Edition, $80,
Chantecaille is introducing three limited-edition shades to its Lip Veil line-up as part of its summer collection: Mandevilla is a sweet watermelon pink; Pink Lotus is a warm rose, and Frangipane is a vibrant coral. The formula is lightweight and smooth, enriched with certified organic baobab oil, wild mango butter and argan oil to keep lips nourished, smooth and hydrated. Plus, five per cent of the proceeds go to Elephant Family, a conservation organisation that helps save the Asian elephant population.
Shiseido Aura Dew in Aurora
Give your skin the glow up treatment with the latest addition to the Aura Dew collection. Thanks to a unique formula that has Enhanced Light Refractive Technology, skin looks healthy and glowing without any patchiness. Plus, new generation silicone polymers and film formers ensure it stays put through the day. Use on eyes, lips, cheeks to be a true glow getter.
Dior Backstage Face & Body Primer, $59
This new addition to the popular Backstage line is part skincare, part makeup. The primer has a plant-based glycerine and shea butter complex to hydrate and plump up skin, while mattifying powders blur imperfections such as enlarged pores and help your makeup stay matte the entire day. It also has colour powders with reflective pigments to even out skin tone and impart a natural radiance to skin.