Revlon Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick, £8.99
Well, we do love a hardworking lipstick and this latest one from Revlon really does warrant being applied to that Donna Summer track on full volume. The Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick hydrates like a balm, shines like a gloss and has been formulated not to bleed or feather. It also contains a blend of nourishing aloe, hyaluronic acid and rose quartz to soften lips and smooth appearance of lines for a full and plump look. Soft and balm-like this is a lipstick that really melts onto your lips giving you a very nurturing and soothing sensation with a great glossy colour pay off. As we say, this one really works hard for the money, so hard for it honey…
There are nine shades in all but the three shades seen here (Glossed Up, Toasting Glasses & Dewy Peach) have been launched early – just to lift our spirits – exclusively at Boots.
ALYA SKIN Vitamin C Supercharge Serum, £24.95
Anyone who loves the Alya Pink Clay Mask and loves a good dose of vitamin C in their skincare might want to give this pretty shelf-candy a go. Packed with a bio-active complex of Australian native super ingredients, which boast more than 100 x the Vitamin C of oranges and a potent shot of Hyaluronic Acid, this serum has been created to revive parched and tired skin. Ingredients include Kakadu plum, Desert lime, finger lime caviar and Lilly Pilly ( we checked – that’s not a made up thing) and the response from Alya fans has been extremely positive so far.
VENN Age-Response Compound K Hyaluronic Booster, £115
Okay, deep breath, because this is cutting edge, scientific breakthrough stuff from Korean skincare brand VENN. We’re not super familiar with the brand but we’ve heard amazing things about their cleanser and Red Oil Serum (we’re testing the oil at the moment –so far, very good) and the fact that beauty heavyweights Liberty, Netaporter and Niche -Beauty are stocking the brand speaks volumes. This is an anti-ageing brightening boosting serum supercharged with 6,000ppm of VENN’s patented, water-solubilized Compound K, a key anti-ageing active in Panax Ginseng with antioxidant power as powerful as Vitamin C but without Vitamin C’s stability and oxidation issues. Did you follow? So basically a hyaluronic delivery of a Ginseng extract that they believe is more potent than vitamin C. The product has been formulated to deliver brighter, firmer, and more even-looking skin and added Vitamins B1, B2, B3(Niacinamide), B5, B7 and B9 that work synergistically with Compound K to provide comprehensive anti-ageing skin benefits, including visible reduction in the appearance of pores, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and redness.
Please let us know if you give this a try!
Frank Body Fizzy body scrub £14.95
We all need a bit of fun right now and this is a real beauty pick-me-up in the most physical sense! Like popping candy that you rub on your body, you’ll come out of the shower with smoother skin and buzzing with endorphins. We love the retro style packaging and the simple ingredient list of sugar, citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, grapeseed and almond oil. The perfect stocking filler or just a little sugary treat between meals.
Fenty Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream, £36 ( refill £32)
Ooh this sounds good. A night cream created by one of the most famous night owls ever. Well, perhaps that’s more reputation than fact – especially these days. We’re pretty sure Rhianna’s in a onesie with a good book most nights… Ri Ri says, “When you’re sleeping, your body’s in recovery mode and I wanted to maximize that for the skin. I wanted a night cream that would reset my skin and relieve it from all the stress of the day so you wake up fresh, nourished, and glowing.” We can’t wait to try this blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Kalahari Melon Oil & Baobab with, Niacinamide, Japanese Raisin Tree, Austrailan lemon myrtle and anti-oxidant rich Cactus Flower, Green Tea, & Aloe. We’re also excited about the refillable packaging, the recyclable outer box and inner jar and the special concealed applicator in the lid, designed by Rihanna so that the even those with nails for miles can apply the cream.
Currently only available direct from the Fenty website but we’re waiting for Boots to get a consignment.