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What’s new in beauty for April?

What’s new in beauty for April?
Holly James
Beauty Writer4 years ago
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Starting off a little differently to previous months, this April we are all spending a little more time at home without our regular hair, nail or waxing appointments that we usually rely on. This month we're focusing on 'at home beauty' and passing on all of our expert tips and tricks to stay looking fantastic whilst socially isolating, giving you the perfect opportunity to polish off those pedicure skills or brush up on your hair colouring capabilities. More importantly, we will be keeping you up to date with the newest beauty launches to do so; here are some of our latest launches to help you stay preened and positive this month.

REN Dark Spot Sleeping Cream

The newest addition to clean beauty brand REN Clean Skincare's widely loved range, the REN Dark Spot Sleeping Cream is a targeted treatment, designed to treat only the dark spots and hyper-pigmentation on the skin without affecting the healthy skin around it. Commonly caused by sun damage, dark spots on the skin can also be a result of acne, age, hormones and pollution and are affecting more and more people each year. The Algae complex in the Sleeping Cream targets the problematic areas reducing the appearance of dark spots and evening out the skin tone in just 7 days, whilst the Phyto Glycogen keeps the skin moisturised and smooth. Apply the Cream after cleansing in the evening to see why 95% of users said this was the best night cream they’ve ever used!

ghd Platinum+ & Gold Stylers

There's no better time to practise your at home styling so that your equipped for walking back into the office with a salon worthy sleek look or killer curls that you did yourself with ease. The new spring collection from ghd includes their iconic Platinum+ styler in a stunning deep blue and two new Gold Stylers that tailors themsleves to your hair thickness and styling speed for maximum efficiency. The infinity sensors monitor the temperature across the plates to ensure that a safe heat is distributed evenly across your strands so that there is no damage or burning. The coats are also coated with a unique high spec gloss finish to prevent any catching or pulling and letting the Styler glide smoothly along your locks.

Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF45

Available in a variety of shades to suit every skin tone, the Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF45 not only offers buildable coverage and hydrates but also includes SPF45 to protect against sun damage in the upcoming warmer months. The foundation is lightweight and breathable, giving a natural looking finish that won't look or feel cakey. The IonCharged water in the formula intensely moisturises and locks in foundation to help the skin look healthy and glowing and the soothing probiotic technology calms any irritation for an even complexion.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Lipstick

An easy way to add a touch of colour and glam to your at home look, lipstick! Our favourite premium beauty brand YSL have launched their Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Lipstick just in time to give us a touch of luxury in lock down. The velvety lipstick is available in 17 different shades from a bold red to a subtle nude offering a shade for every mood. The elegantly cased formula is uniquely shaped into a square to allow for precise application for your most defined pout ever.

3INA The Longwear Lipstick

Maintain the perfect pout all day long with the new 3INA The Longwear Lipstick, a highly pigmented Lipstick that won't transfer or smudge. The smooth and lightweight formula is easily applied like a gloss, giving you ultimate precision to coat your lips in one of their 14 sumptuous shades. The liquid formula then sets without feeling dry on the lips, to leave you with a luscious lick of colour.

Urban Decay Inked Brow

Although it's advised to stick to your routine and get up and ready as usual when working from home, you may want to put on less makeup for sitting in your living room with your dog but still need to be ready for those last minute zoom calls. Urban Decay have created their Inked Brow formula so that you can keep your on point brows for up to 60 hours. The revolutionary brow gel is completely waterproof and smudge resistant and will lock your brows into perfectly pointed and full arches with a natural finish (add on another 5 minute snooze to alarm).

benefit Hello Happy Air Stick Foundation

Keeping us all positive during these testing times, benefit's new Hello Happy Air Stick Foundation is a convenient and quick way to get video call ready skin in a few simple sweeps. The formula smooths easily on to the skin, leaving a weightless but medium coverage, giving a natural, dewy glow. Infused with Chamomile and botanical extracts the foundation cares for the skin, keeping it calm even when you might not be!

Too Faced Peaches Collection

Keep it matte this April with the new fruity collection from Too Faced. The well loved brand have launched their latest range of stunning makeup products to keep us looking fresh faced and glowing this spring.

The Peach Perfect Foundation is a transfer-proof comfort matte foundation that offers flawless medium coverage. The modern way to wear matte foundation - photo friendly, smooth & comfortable with a soft-focus velvety finish!

Finish your look off with the new Too Faced Peach Perfect Loose Setting Powder for a flawless, mattified complexion. The powder takes away any excess shine and leaves you with an even, smooth looking finish.

La Roche Posay Toleraine Ultra Dermallergo Serum

It can often be hard to find a hydrating moisturiser for extremely sensitive skin. The new Toleraine Ultra Dermallergo Serum by La Roche Posay is their first neuroscience concentrated serum for ultra-sensitive, allergy-prone skin that both hydrates for up to 48 hours as well as strengthening the skins natural barrier to prevent further irriation. The serum helps combat dryness, itchiness and tightness, providing relief by soothing the skin with thermal water.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micro-Peeling Purifying Gel Wash

Whether it's due to genetics or leaving your gym gear on after your sweaty home workout, more and more people are experiencing bacne (acne on the back) as well as facial acne. La Roche Posay have launched their Effaclar Purifying Gel Wash for both the body and face that will remove impurities, excess sebum and unclog pores from head to toe. Formulated with Salicylic Acid and Zinc, the Gel exfoliates the skin to leave it smooth and clear.

Vichy Mineral 89 Sheet Mask

Now is the perfect time to give your skin that well needed detox and treat yourself to some self-care and pampering. Ideal for one of many cosy nights in, the new Vichy Mineral 89 Sheet Mask is their revolutionary formula packed in to a ten minute ultra-hydrating mask. The Mineralizing water and Hyaluronic Acid work to reviatlise and plump the skin targeting stress and dryness. The mask fortifies the skins barrier, leaving it healthier, stronger and smoother.

Eve Lom Moisture Lotion

Oil-free and super light-weight, the new Eve Lom Moisture Lotion is perfect for keeping oily skin hydrated for up to 72 hours without blocking pores. The lotion not only plumps and moisturises the skin, but also protects against external pollutants with antioxidant rich ingredients. The Alpine Willowherb helps to balance oil production to keep skin looking clear and non-shiny.

Shop all of the newest beauty launches on lookfantastic here.

Holly James
Beauty Writer
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.