For our first Hit List, we review the best new beauty products on the market, including Lancome eye shadow, Chanel mascara and Smashbox lip colour.
Welcome to our debut Hit List, a weekly roundup of all things best and present in the world of beauty and fashion. This week, we take a look at the best new beauty products out for the Spring, from YSL’s new mascara to Dior Addict lipgloss to a very special offer with Chanel. So take a look, grab a bag, and bask like a beauty in the sun.
1. Lancome Hypnose Palette Eye Shadow
It’s been said that seduction is all in the eyes. So while we practice our magnetic gazes, Lancome took a more practical route by creating the very alluring Hypnose Palette eyeshadow collection. The collection includes three looks: Doll, Star, and Drama eyes, all of which add a softness or intensity to the traditional smokey eye. Imagine wearing Khaki Chic while traipsing through a garden or Menthe a’Lo reflecting city lights.
Available in April at www.lancome.co.uk, £37
2. YSL: Baby Doll Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
The new YSL Baby Doll Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils was made for the likes of Valley of the Dolls babes sipping on Manhattan cocktails: demure stirred with straight up sex appeal. Sounds fancy? It is, you devilish things. With a scientific formula and a beautifully designed brush, YSL introduced impressive and ultramodern technology to create voluminous, retro siren lashes. Fur rugs and Jane Birkin aside, YSL’s Baby Doll Mascara is a go-go.
Available in April at www.yslbeauty.co.uk, £24.50
3. Dior Addict Lipgloss
With Spring finally in the air, we need a colourful gloss to match our poolside daiquiri. Luckily for our pouts (and developing tans), Dior’s new Dior Addict gloss range has 24 juicy and succulent shades as well as three different effects, ranging from Pearly, Shimmery and Pure. Our favourite is Diablotine – it’s ice lolly bright but it won’t be melting off in the sun.
Available at www.houseoffraser.co.uk, £22
4. Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara
New in the already legendary Chanel Jeaux de Regards collection is the Le Volume de Chanel Mascara. This is Chanel’s first volumising mascara, meaning this is not your run-of-the-mill tube o’ clump. Using their cylindrical ‘Snowflake’ brush, and smooth, surprisingly clean texture, Chanel has created a mascara that’s as innovative as their name. To celebrate the launch of this impressive little weapon, Chanel is hosting complimentary eye makeovers of their Jeaux de Regards collection at an exclusive booth at Selfridges from today through the 8th of May.
Available in April www.selfridges.co.uk, £24
5. Smashbox Megatint Long Wear Lip Colour
Like us, your parched winter lips probably need a good dose of moisture. Enter Smashbox Megatint Long Wear Lip Colour, which has an incredibly lightweight formula that won’t peel off, unlike the flaky longwear lipsticks of old. But be careful: with six shades, choosing which colour to wear for the entire day will get a lot more difficult. It’s a hard job…
Available in April at www.smashbox.co.uk, £18
6. This Works In Transit Skin Defence
While our reaction after a dismal winter is to strip down and bask in the sunlight, we need to remember the sun can be as moody a bitch as winter winds, causing harm and damage to delicate skin. Luckily for us, the team at This Works know how to keep nature’s nastier side at bay with the In Transit Skin Defence Moisturiser. If your plans this summer include picnics, poolside lounges or bopping festivals, this lightweight formula is a must for your daily regiment. So get partying – just be skin safe.
Available in April at www.boots.co.uk, £40
Words: Elise Marraro (follow Elise on Twitter @PardonMe_Lissie)