The Haul: A Monthly Roundup Of The Best New Makeup and Skincare Launches
Welcome to The Haul, our monthly column where we uncover the best new makeup and beauty launches to add to your shopping cart.
With summer right around the corner and the rollback of mask mandates, now is the perfect time to refresh your makeup and skincare routine. Not sure where to start? Let our list featuring the best new beauty products be your guide. Ahead you will find everything from oil-absorbing face powders to luxurious lip color. (Seriously, we found the cashmere sweatpants of lipsticks.) What you won’t find are makeup products that will slide off your face when warm temperatures set in, or skincare products that will clog your pores. We tested every product on the list to ensure that they are summer-proof and glow-friendly.
The Ultimate Blush
From the iconic makeup brand that brought us luxe lipsticks (that we never want to take off), ethereal eyeshadow pallets (that make eyelids twinkle like little stars) and superior foundation (that makes the skin look like skin but better) comes The Divine Blush Collection. As Pat McGrath Labs’ most requested launch ever featuring nine brilliant demi-matte pigments that are suitable for every skin tone, this is your friendly reminder to stock up on the blushes when they launch on May 21. We’ve already put the formulas to the test, and trust us when we tell you the color payoff makes the collection’s impending arrival well worth the wait.
The Super Saturated Lipstick
During the summer months, makeup should be like your clothing: thin, lightweight and comfortable enough to wear all day. The new L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink Liquid Lipstick from Lancôme checks all the boxes and is infused with rose extract to keep lips soft and nourished throughout the day. The liquid lipstick has a semi-matte finish and is available in 13 super-saturated shades that won’t bleed, thanks to its patented curved applicator that ensures the ultimate precision.
The Whipped Body Cream Of Your Dreams
Arriving just in time for the resurgence of shorts, tanks and swimwear, the Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream is a nourishing formula that adds a glossy, non-sticky sheen to the skin. Made with nourishing ingredients like shea butter and mango butter, the clean moisturizer ultimately leaves skin feeling buttery smooth. In line with the brand’s earth-conscious packaging, the luxe moisturizer is refillable and comes in a recycle-friendly container.
The Skincare Boosting Treatment
Already a fan of Tatcha’s The Essence? Then you know how effective it is for softening and plumping the skin. However, you might not know that Tatcha recently reformulated the solution to include its exclusive superfood complex, now 100% Hadasei-3™. As a result of a double fermentation process, the proprietary formula now touts amino acids and AHAs that gently exfoliate the skin, making it more absorbent for any treatment that follows.
The Party-Till-Dawn Setting Powder
Urban Decay All Nighter Lightweight Loose Setting Powder
Solutions for keeping makeup in place don’t get any better than Urban Decay’s All Nighter Family, which now includes an oil-absorbing setting powder that mattifies makeup and imparts a soft-focus finish. As long-time fans of the All Nighter Setting Spray, we were anxious to put the All Nighter Softening Loose Setting Powder to the test. The weightless, translucent face powder controls shine around the clock and keeps makeup fresh all day.
The Vacation Glow Bronzer
Anastasia Beverly Hill Face Pallet In Off To Costa Rica
While we’re on the subject of covetable face powders, Anastasia Beverly Hills launched its first-ever face palette this month featuring three pressed powders that instantly add warmth and radiance to the skin. Available in three colorways named after dreamy getaways, each palette features a blush, bronzer and highlighter for achieving and maintaining a post-vacation glow.
The Most Coveted Lip Color
Nothing pulls a look together better than red lipstick. If you want a matte pigment that won’t dry out your lips or fade, we suggest giving this full-coverage formula from Tom Ford a try. With a creamy consistency and enriched with flower oil, you can comfortably flaunt this glamorous lip color all day. The shade is also available in a smooth stain finish.
The Pore Refiner
Aiken to the refreshing feeling you get when you wash your face first thing in the morning, this innovative moisturizer formulated for oily to combination skin types feels like a splash of cool water on the skin. Coincidentally, in the same way that face wash may lift gunk from your pores, the lightweight formula contains salicylic acid and lipo hydroxy acid to help lift and loosen dead skin cells that can lead to congestion. While working to control oil and shine, this moisturizer refines the appearance of pores and delivers an invigorating burst of hydration.
The Creamiest Summer Blush
Bite Beauty has officially made its foray into the cream blush category with four easy-to-apply shades. (Seriously, you can buff them into the skin with your fingers.) If you’re a fan of cream blushers, there are a few reasons why you may reach for one of the new pigments. For starters, the star ingredient is Papaya Extract, a super fruit containing enzymes that promote a natural glow. The blushes are also long-lasting, so you don’t have to worry about it sliding off your face. Editor’s Note: For deeper complexions, try Hibiscus Slush, a berry shade with a radiant finish that shows up and stands out.
The Balm + Gloss Lip Tint
Offering the sheen of a gloss, the soothing feeling of a balm and the buildable color of a lip tint, Glossier’s Ultralip is your dream lipstick personified. Coined “the cashmere sweatpants of lipsticks,” this formula is infused with Glossier’s exclusive blend of hyaluronic acid and nourishing oils. And like your favorite pair of sweats, you won’t want to take the plushy lip color off—unless you’re swapping it out for one of nine shades available.
The Hyperpigmentation Saver
If acne scaring has made you a prisoner to concealer, then consider these dark spot patches from Peace Out Skincare your way of escape. Reformulated with 430 microneedles that deliver brightening ingredients like niacinamide and licorice extract directly to to the skin, this spot treatment helps improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation in as little as two weeks.
The Eye Brightener
Concealers can make or break a no-makeup makeup look, as some formulas tend to sit on top of the skin (yes, we notice.) But with a serum-like consistency, the newest concealer from Fenty Beauty blurs our imperfections and keeps skin looking like skin. It’s available in 16 flexible shades, so you’re bound to find your perfect match.
The Perfect Summer Body Mask
This body mask’s extreme pink tint will draw you in, but its sweet, dragon fruit and coconut scent (plus its lengthy list of benefits) will keep you coming back for more. The clean formula is chock-full of antioxidants, helps to reduce pore size and brighten and tighten the skin.