#HauteList: The Best Beauty Launches Of May 2018
There’s never a dull day in Beautyville. There are tons of products hitting the shopping aisles. Every. Single. Day. Products that promise nothing but the best, begging you to upgrade your beauty game.
While a true-blue beauty junkie will swear that it takes nerves of steel to not willfully go bankrupt, one has to ask the pertinent question: are these products worth the hype? That’s where we come in.
In our monthly Best of Beauty series, we go through the process of rounding up some of the best new releases in skincare, hair care, makeup, the works. We sift through the gimmicks and tall claims, and present to you products that definitely live up to the hype.
This body polish from Ras Luxury Oils is like a spa sesh in your bathroom. The scrub comes with fine granules that deeply hydrate your skin without aggravating it, leaving it soft and supple. The lemon and mint smell will transport you to your favourite vacation spot. It’s love at first sniff.
The new Poppy Sauvage Collection from Estee Lauder is inspired by the expansive, natural beauty of the South of France in spring. The collection is a fun mix of subtle pinks and the bright hues of red. It’s a riot of colours that blend beautifully with each other so you can play around with your signature looks.
Gold Waves By Kiko Milano
There’s nothing that says that you’ve been getting the sun on your vacay better than tanned, golden skin. But if you are not jetting off to sunny locales any time soon, the Gold Waves collection by Kiko Milano can help you fake it. There’s a bunch of products from blush to lip oils to play with but the subtle, golden-sheen imparting bronzer really stood out for us.
Kiko Milano Green Me range is available at Kiko Milano stores around the country.
Juicy Chemistry, a cruelty-free, handmade products brand has introduced their latest range of products that includes a bunch of skin-loving ingredients. This Scalp Repair Hair Mask caught our attention because it has neem, which has proven to be an anti-bacterial agent. It comes loaded with argan oil and the goodness of pumpkin and vitamin E. It promises soft, healthy and lustrous hair and delivers!
If you are looking for a product that will give you a radiant glow that makes you look like you’ve found a new love, this is it. Myglamm has launched the Spotlight Multitasking Strobing Liquid that promises to give you a dewy radiance that looks stunning, but not oily. It has a diffused lighting effect, which is perfect for those who prefer being subtle.
Sova, the luxury hair and skincare brand has launched Sova Saffron and Kalpavriksha Seed Overnight Hair Repair Mist that can take care of split ends while you are catching up on your beauty sleep. You’ve to spray this one before you sleep, and you’ll wake up with gorgeous, flowing tresses. Or at least less frizzy hair.
This is moisture surge 2.0. The new 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator from Clinique has Hyaluronic Acid, which works to pack in the moisture on your skin and lock it in. The skin appears firmer, plumper and like you’ve really hydrated it. We are loving this here at Hauterfly.
Smashbox released the Always On Eyeliner and Superfan Mascara in May. The eyeliner promises to stick with you, through thick and thin, almost literally. It’s easy to apply, goes on black and dark without you having to go over a couple of times. The Superfan mascara is like a push-up for your lashes, giving them lift, length and volume. What a smashing combination!
A brand new collection inspired by the cities of India. The Nykaa Matte To Last liquid lipsticks are pigments. They go on in one swipe, and are actually made to last. From nudes to pinks to bright fuschias, this is a collection that has it all. Looking for affordable, pigmented liquid lipsticks? You’ve found them.
Pond’s has released a light moisturiser, one that’s perfect for summer when your face really embraces the heat, and releases plenty of sebum. This one has Vitamin E and glycerine, both really good for skin, and highly absorbent.
Lakmé has come out with their latest range – the Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale that comes infused with the goodness of aloe vera. There are lipsticks, aloe vera gel, and even a compact that’s skin-friendly. We approve!
Every May, L’Oréal releases their glamorous, fabulous shades that are an ode to the Cannes Film Festival. This year, the Infallible range features pink, blushing nudes and fabulous reds, everything glamorous yet summery! We love.