Today is the first of another new series of posts I’m starting here on my blog this year; New Beauty Launches, which is pretty self explanatory but I’ll be sharing products which have just recently launched and my thoughts and swatches on them. My ‘Currently Trying‘ series focuses on products which aren’t necessarily new, but I still want to feature them on my blog.
For the first in my New Beauty Launches series I have a trio of new products which have all just launched onto Feelunique. Feelunique are one of my top three beauty websites and I’m frequently checking out their What’s New tab on their website to see which new products and brands they’ve introduced and they’re constantly adding new items which is always exciting. I can’t believe how many amazing new brands Feelunique have recently introduced such as Buxom, Elizabeth and James and Anastasia Beverly Hills. Today I have three hot new beauty launches from L’Occitane, NUXE and Guerlain.
New Beauty Launches
L’Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Body Scrub 200ml £24
After enjoying the two L’Occitane Advent Calendars back in December, I’ve become even more of a L’Occitane fan and one of my favourite range products within the calendars was the Shea range. Within the calendars I was able to try the Shea Ultra Rich Shower Cream, the Shea Cleansing Oil, the Shea Light Comforting Cream, the Shea Ultra Rich Lip Balm, the Shea Dry Skin Hand Cream, the Shea Ultra Rich Body Lotion and the Shea Dry Skin Foot Cream in deluxe sample sizes. The Shea collection is super nourishing and protects the skin with a delicate shea butter scent and the L’Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Body Scrub is a brand new addition to the Shea collection.
“Enriched with shea butter (10%), apricot oil and finely ground nutshells, this creamy base scrub offers gentle, yet effective, exfoliation. It helps eliminate dead cells, while preventing skin from becoming dehydrated. Skin is left perfectly smooth and soft.“
The body scrub has the consistency of a body butter as you scoop it from the pot and massage it into the skin, with tiny nutshell exfoliative particles. The scrub particles gently buffs the skin whilst the shea butter and apricot oil instantly replenishes any lost moisture. I always enjoy how soft and smooth my skin feels once I’ve used a body scrub, but I don’t like how depleted of moisture my sensitive skin can be post-scrub. This scrub prevents any discomfort and hydrates my skin so effectively that I don’t feel the need to smother my body in lotion the minute I step foot out of the shower.
If you’ve ever been subscribed to a beauty box, I can guarantee you’ve had a sample of the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse. It has to be the one of the most frequently repeated products within beauty boxes alongside Lord & Berry anything, Benefit POREfessional and REN skincare. I personally love using the original Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse in my hair and on my body, but I find it to be a little too heavily fragranced for my face.
It smells incredible and reminds me of sunnier climes especially as I have the matching fragrance and shower gel so I can really layer and intensify the scent – and I always like to stock up whenever Feelunique have their French Pharmacy skincare events. If you love the Nuxe oil but found it wasn’t intensive enough for you skin, they have just launched an even richer formulation.
“This Huile Prodigieuse Riche Oil combines intense nutrition and pleasure of use. It nourishes, repairs and leaves a satin finish to the face, body and hair. In just one step, skin feels intensely nourished, softer and more comfortable. This nourishing rich oil leaves the hair shinier and more supple.“
The 100ml size is great as it comes with a spray dispenser so you can lightly mist it over the skin or hair. I’m not the best with oils in bottles which you pour out as I always end up tipping too much out and making a mess so the spray is very much appreciated. I still don’t use the oil on my face but that’s down to personal preference and how your skin reacts to heavily fragranced skincare.
The oil is so perfect for the colder months when skin is particularly dry, and the richer formula intensely nourishes the skin without being greasy or difficult to absorb and it helps to keep the frizzes at bay when lightly spritzed through the hair.
Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte Lipstick £25
The last of my New Beauty Launches is from Guerlain. I have only ever tried a few Guerlain makeup products but I’ve loved what I’ve tried especially the L’Or Radiance Concentrate Primer. The Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte Lipsticks are a collection of seven velvety matte liquid lipsticks which are perfumed with a light vanilla scent as well as extract of tiger grass to smooth the lips.
The packaging is really sleek like the entire Guerlain range, with a black plastic tube which fades into a clear base to show the shade inside with gold metallic writing. The applicator is a typical doefoot which applies the lipstick evenly and smoothly.
“Guerlain invents Intense liquid Matte: a smoothing matte liquid lipstick that’s easy to apply: creamy like a gloss and pigmented like a lipstick, with a stunning matte finish. A smoothing texture, which gives to the lips a highly pigmented and long lasting plumping look. The formula based on hyaluronic acid and tiger grass ensures a soft and enjoyable sensation. Seven captivating shades have been created for every mood.“
I have the shade Exciting Pink which is a fuchsia pink shade that needs a few swipes for full opacity but you can apply a lighter layer for a sheerer hint of colour. The lipstick does take a little longer to dry than most matte liquid lipsticks I’ve tried and it does transfer slightly whilst it’s on the lips. However it feels very comfortable on the lips so if you value comfort over transferring this is a great liquid lipstick formula as it never leaves my lips feeling dry although the shade range could definitely do with being extending.
Have you tried any of these New Beauty Launches?! Do you want to try any of them? Let me know in the comments below…
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