New kids on the block

New launches are one of my favourite things about the beauty world! So many appear at once it can often be overwhelming.

They often say a change is as good as a rest, but buyer beware is always essential, especially with the big move to online spending and the restrictions on in-store sampling, all essential of course.

La Roche Posay has introduced a new serum especially for allergy prone skin. Toleriane Ultra Dermallergo (€30) is a concentrated serum with a minimalist formula that acts as a daily drop of power for ultra-sensitive skin. It hydrates the skin for up to 48 hours and restores the skin barrier to help protect against future reactions. It is clinically proven to reduce signs of sensitivity such as dryness, tightness, and itchiness.

Its light and refreshing texture immediately soothes and relieves sensitive skin, providing high efficacy with high tolerance. Do not worry about the texture if you do not like sticky as it is smooth and fresh and perfect for anyone that is nervous with trying new serums.

If you are exiting lockdown wanting a fresher look, allow me to introduce Neo Nude Foundation, a caring foundation that creates a fresh, naturally perfected, and glowing complexion. Created by Armani Beauty laboratories to fuse the best of skincare with the best of foundation, Neo Nude Foundation (€46) combines buildable coverage with a formula that hydrates all day long.

With a lightweight, water-based formulation, the foundation comes in 24 shades. It boasts an ultra-lightweight, breathable texture, as its innovative formulation captures water droplets inside the light oil emulsion. These two elements combine on application, creating a watery and sensorial feel. Composed of more than 50 per cent water, the formula is infused with hyaluronic acid and glycerin, giving you intense hydration that lasts throughout the day.

The Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Pallet is landing this week. So, it has 12 glorious shades, a mix of mattes, holographic shimmers, and glitters. The one thing I love is that the palette is highly wearable, with crazy pops of colour. It is super saturated with colour yet blends like the actual dream we have come to expect from UD.

Cool loving customers are catered for so well. The hyper pigmented, velvety Naked eyeshadow family has a new line up of peachy neutrals, lavender, violet, and deep purple colours. Naked Ultraviolet’s iridescent micro-shimmers and light-reflecting shades grab attention, while transformer shadows add a futuristic finish. Use these ultra-blendable shadows solo or layer to create endless eye looks with a pop of purple.

Clarins has brought a new level of comfort to matte lips. Joli Rouge Crayon is a versatile pen style lip product that can be used in two ways, as a lip liner or an all over colour. It has a little sharpener and comes in four versatile shades.

Looking for a creamy texture that glides on super soft? Then you will love the four new luminous and long-wearing matte shades in the range. Personally, I find the cool-toned Fig a great shade.

We have all missed the pedicure chair but fear not! Exfoliation and hydration are essential for soft, smooth soles and heels all year long.

CeraVe SA Renewing Foot Cream provides gentle, non-irritating exfoliation with salicylic acid plus hyaluronic acid to moisturise and help the skin retain its hydration. This fast-absorbing, non-greasy foot cream formula is enriched with vitamin D, plus soothing niacinamide and three essential ceramides to strengthen the skin’s barrier and help the skin retain moisture. This salicylic acid foot cream offers effective repair for dry, rough, and cracked feet. The rest of the SA range is incredible, and you can expect the same from the latest addition.

The latest CND Vinylux Collection consists of six captivating shades for fingers and toes. Whatever your usual shade, you will find one in limited edition summer collection to tickle your fancy. Catch of the Day, a bright peach; Hot or Knot, an energetic red; Kiss the Skipper, a vibrant pink; It’s Now Oar Never, a rich lilac; Get Nauti, a breezy lavender and Down by the Bae, a cool, coastal blue.

Netflix and chilling has led to far too much screen time at Glam Towers. The Seoulista Wonderberry Skin Defence Instant Facial (€8.99) is infused with 25mls of potent antioxidant-rich serum, with a combination of active ingredients, which include blueberry, pomegranate, and raspberry, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and skin-loving ceramides.

These shield the skin’s natural protective barrier, helping to prevent environmental aggressors from damaging the skin. Skin is hydrated, inflammation is minimised, and skin cell turnover is increased for healthy, glowing, and protected skin. It smells great and really does pack a glowy punch.

With 10,000 movements per day and 22 muscles, your eyes are just like you: hyperactive, expressive, and radiant. They can light up your face. They are also especially fragile. If you need a replenishing eye treat, then look no further than Clarins Total Eye Lift. It's a radiant easily absorbed eye cream that helps with dark circles fine lines and laxity. Personally, I have been finding a great increase in brightness since I started using it, which is superb for the eye area, especially if you tend to get dark circles.