Lately, it seems as if beauty brands are announcing new launches every single day. I'm never one to get overly excited about new beauty releases but this month I am. Perhaps the reason is that I'm more engaged with the beauty community now than ever before since I'm attempting to be a proper beauty blogger who's in the know. Or it could be that the microbloggers I follow are doing an excellent job selling the sh*t out of these new launches. Either way, I'm excited about what's coming to stores this fall. Today I thought it'd be fun to share the top ten beauty launches I'm obsessing over.
Before we jump in I wanted to chat about this whole blogging endeavor. I hardly ever write up wishlist blog posts these days. So often I'm stuck posting product or brand reviews on this blog which is getting mundane. Moving forward I want to create more compelling content that doesn't only revolve around whether or not this or that product is worth your money or time. I'm uninspired by what I've been posting so I plan on reinventing this space. If you've noticed, I completely redesigned the blog this week. Woah! It's nowhere near perfect but it'll do for now. Feel free to give me feedback! Hope you enjoy this little break from the norm! Now onto the good stuff...
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Palette and Blush
My first (and only) high-end lipstick purchase was Pillow Talk. Over a year ago I wandered into the Bergdorf Goodman beauty department on Fifth Ave in search of their fantastic bathroom (*pssst* it's stocked with Jo Malone soap and hand cream) but quickly got sidetracked when I spotted the glorious Charlotte Tilbury counter. In the end, I walked out with a tiny tissue-paper filled bag with a Pillow Talk safely wrapped up inside. It was such a big moment! At last, the much-hyped lipstick was mine! Since then I haven't stopped wearing the "your lips but better" pinky nude matte lipstick. When I heard rumors that Charlotte Tilbury would launch a matching eyeshadow palette and blush I couldn't believe it! Turns out, the rumors are very true. The newest Pillow Talk products launch on September 6, a mere four days away. I don't think I've ever been this excited over a makeup release in years!
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Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Serum
I can't seem to avoid the Farmacy Honeymoon Glow hype! The brand's newest serum pops up on just about every beauty blogger's Instagram feed. Farmacy is a mega-popular brand amongst the beauty obsessed. Most of their products revolve around honey, like the cult favorite Honey Potion mask. The AHA and honey-infused Honeyglow serum is meant to gently exfoliate your skin overnight to reveal radiant, smooth nourished skin. Everyone I follow who tested this before the launch gave it their stamp of approval so I have high hopes for this. I wonder if this is as good as the Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Serum, a holy grail exfoliating serum of mine.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Farmacy Beauty
Frank Body Anti-Makeup Cleansing Oil
Cleansing oils are one of my skincare weaknesses so it's no surprise that the new Frank Body Anti-Makeup Cleansing Oil is on my radar. Though so many fellow bloggers love Frank Body, especially the OG coffee body scrub, I have yet to try any of their products. Everything Frank Body makes is infused with caffeine, an ingredient that helps awaken and brighten skin. The cute pink packaging is simply irresistible! I'm a sucker for Insta-worthy products, I admit. Since a large part of blogging is photographing products, it's kind of important the products are actually aesthetically pleasing. There's nothing worse than being forced to capture an unphotogenic, hideous item for the 'gram. If that's the case, more often than not I won't even bother to take photos of it! (Way harsh, Tai!)
Image Credit: Courtesy of Frank Body
Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum
The ultra-popular Korean beauty retailer Peach & Lily recently launched their own range of skincare products. I've heard nothing but great things so far! There are nine items in total but the one item that intrigues me the most is their Glass Skin Refining Serum. The whole glass skin trend is new to me but it's taken the beauty community by storm. What is glass skin, you might ask? From what I can understand it's when skin is so hydrated, so clear of irritation or acne and so poreless that it looks like shiny, luminous glass. I'm curious to explore what this whole glass skin trend is all about for myself so I think this serum is a good place to start! If glass skin isn't interesting to you, another Peach & Lily item on my wishlist is the Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream. When it comes to food, I'm addicted to anything and everything matcha so I'm positive I'll get hooked on this delicious sounding thicc green-tinted moisturizer.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Peach & Lily
Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadows
If there's one makeup product that's on everyone's wishlist right now, it's the new Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadows. It's so popular that three of the five the shades are sold out on Sephora's website! The lucky people who managed to get their hands on one only have great things to say about them, which only fuels my intense desire to obtain one. Although each one looks spectacular, the shades Smoke, a metallic taupe, and Reflect, a metallic champagne, look the most tempting.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Hourglass Cosmetics
Summer Fridays Overtime Mask
I think we can all agree that the Jet Lag hydrating face mask was one of the most successful beauty launches of the year. No one can stop talking about it! Well, this week Summer Fridays, the brand behind it all, announced a new exfoliating mask would join the crew. The Overtime Mask, as it's named, is bound to be plastered all over every beauty bloggers' Instagram this fall! Do I need another exfoliating mask? Absolutely not! However, the promise of a pumpkin spice-scented face mask when autumn is around the corner is proving to be irresistible. Truthfully, I don't actually know if it smells like pumpkin since I haven't seen the Overtime Mask IRL but Gel Cream said it did and I trust her honest AF reviews so... *shrugs* Will it live up to the insane launch hype? Once the reviews pour in we'll find out!
Image Credit: Courtesy of Summer Fridays
Milk Makeup Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder
Since I started my mini Milk Makeup collection this summer I can't stop searching for new products to purchase from the brand. I'm slightly obsessed with the Kush Mascara and haven't stopped wearing my Lip + Cheek in Werk. (Brand review soon?) The next Milk must-have on my list is the new(ish) Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder. I'm in need of a new powder, even though I don't always set my foundation or concealer with one as often as I used to. The Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot is getting boring. I've used and repurchased it for years so it's time to discover some more fab powders. The Milk loose powder will be the perfect place to start!
Image Credit: Courtesy of Milk Makeup
Belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask
Hydrating face masks are a staple in my skincare routine yet I don't have a single one at the moment! My parched skin is suffering! I'm on a very, very tight budget (translation: completely broke) so when I ran out of my beloved Bliss In The Honey I wasn't able to purchase a new mask due to lack of funds. When that first fancy new job direct deposit hits in a couple weeks, I plan on walking sprinting to Sephora to pick up the new Belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask. Not too long ago I tested the Aqua Bomb moisturizer and fell head over heels in love with it. I'm sure the overnight sleeping mask will be just as good! So far it's gotten nothing but glorious five-star A+++ reviews so fingers crossed it's worth my money.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Belif
Natasha Dedona Camel Eyeshadow Palette
Sadly, we live in an era where rose gold, peach, and copper eyeshadows dominate the makeup landscape. There hasn't been an eyeshadow palette on my wishlist in years. In fact, the last one I fawned over was the LORAC Pro and that was well over two years ago. YIKES! Times are tough. I'm not a fan of the excessively warm-toned, borderline orange or red shades just about every makeup brand keeps releasing. They don't suit me! Is it too much to ask for a basic neutral palette?! Apparently yes. Thankfully Natasha Dedona answered my prayers with the new Camel Palette. Not a very appealing name but this simple, straightforward five-shade palette is everything I want and more. It contains not one, not two, but three matte brown shades. There's even a dark brown, a shade most neutral palettes disregard for some reason. The intense metallic shade Copper Stone is what dreams are made of! Stunning, spectacular, heavenly. The Camel palette looks incredible! I can't wait to get my hands on it!
Image Credit: Courtesy of Natasha Dedona
Flesh Beauty Swipe Flesh Lip CompacT
Ok, ok I'm cheating a bit here since Flesh launched a couple months ago but I'm still curious about their products, in particular, the Swipe Flesh Lip Compacts. Not a fan of the bizarre and quite frankly creepy brand and product names. It's giving me major Silence of the Lambs vibes. I guess it's seasonal, right?! Halloween is swiftly approaching. I saw Amelia Says wear one of the lip colors on her Instagram Stories and knew I needed it in my life. I believe it was the shade Swollen? It looked beautiful! The perfect moody autumnal lip color.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Flesh Beauty