13 New Beauty Launches You Need to Know About in July
From skincare to makeup and men's fragrance...
Somehow, it’s already July and we’re now officially into the second half of the year. And whilst that is somewhat terrifying, particularly given many of us have spent four of the last six months indoors, the start of a new month has a beautiful silver lining: brand new beauty products to treat yourself to. Here are 13 of the best new beauty launches happening in July that you’re going to want to add to cart.
Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm
What you need to know: Cult beauty brand Glow Recipe has released its newest product today in the form of the Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm. The balm works to dissolve makeup, oil and SPF whilst simultaneously exfoliating the skin for a superb glow. The PEG-free formula is made with blueberry extract which helps to fight free radical damage, as well as papaya seed oil and extract to hydrate and soothe. Looks (and smells) good enough to eat – but don’t.
Where to get it: Available from today at Sephora.ca.
What you need to know: Starface products are now officially available to ship to Canadian shores for the very first time. Launched last year, the brand generated instant buzz thanks to their Hydro-Stars – hydrocolloid pimple patches that accelerate pimple healing and prevent you from picking – which are equal parts skincare and style statement. So make like Lizzo and cover yourself in stars – you’ll never be sad about a pimple again.
Price: $27 for 32 stars.
Where to get it: Starface.world.
Caudalie Limited Edition Beauty Elixir
What you need to know: To celebrate the start of summer, French beauty brand Caudalie is releasing a special limited edition of its cult-favourite Beauty Elixir. Made with 100 per cent natural ingredients, the Elixir is known for its glow boosting properties – it also tightens pores and is perfect for prepping your skin before applying makeup and setting it once you’re done. The pretty pink bottle was first released last year, and the brand has brought it back for a second so if you missed out last time, now’s your chance to get your hands on one (or five).
Price: $22 for 30ml or $59 for 100ml.
Where to get it: Available July 3 at caudalie.ca.
Maybelline Lifter Gloss
What you need to know: If you’re looking for an easy way to add a little volume to your lips, Maybelline’s new Lifter Gloss is your answer. The formulation contains hyaluronic acid which works to smooth the surface of your lips whilst simultaneously enhancing the lip contour. Plus, the large wand makes application a breeze – just one swipe and you’re good to go.
Where to get it: Available from July 7 at mass retailers and drugstores.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Line
What you need to know: This month, Make Up For Ever is introducing its new Aqua Resist range which includes waterproof, smudge-proof, sweat-proof, humidity-proof and climate proof formulations to ensure you look fierce from morning to night. Developed in partnership with makeup artists, the new line includes the Aqua Resist Colour Pencil – a highly pigmented pencil liner with a gel-like texture available in 10 shades – and the Aqua Resist Smoky Shadow – a 3-in-1 eye stick that can be used as kohl, eyeliner and eyeshadow available in 14 shades. With face masks becoming a regular part of our everyday lives, consider these your new best friends.
Price: The Aqua Resist Colour Pencils are $29 each and the Aqua Resist Smoky Shadow are $30 each.
Where to get it: Available in July online and in-store at Sephora, and on thebay.com.
Catrice Cosmetics Clean ID Hydro BB Cream
What you need to know: This month, Catrice Cosmetics is launching its very first BB cream, made with 99 per cent natural ingredients. The lightweight formula (made with shea butter to help nourish skin) provides natural coverage whilst imparting skin with a radiant finish. Available in seven shades, the vegan product is also free from gluten, parabens, fragrance and alcohol.
Where to get it: Available from July 1 at catricecosmetics.com.
Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Acqua Reviscentalis
What you need to know: Giorgio Armani is introducing a new product to its Crema Nera range this month in the form of the Acqua Reviscentalis, a skin-reviving treatment lotion that hydrates, clarifies, brightens and refines skin. The product is formulated with the brand’s signature Reviscentalis ingredient, an extract from the miracle resurrection plant “which stimulates skin protection, detoxification and regeneration by capturing 85 per cent of free radicals,” according to the brand. The formula also contains glycolic acid to help gently exfoliate skin and reveal newer, more radiant skin.
Where to get it: Available from July at armani-beauty.ca.
Dior Sauvage Fragrance
What you need to know: Dior is launching a new iteration of its Sauvage men’s fragrance this month in a brand new 200ml size. The fragrance contains notes of bergamot, mandarin, cardamom, dry amber core, leather, Sri Lankan sandalwood, tonka bean, Papuan vanilla absolute and “candied” raspberry. It was created by master perfumer François Demachy who says of his creation, “I imagined an intense freshness meeting the smoothenss of an Oriental scent. I kept the powerful soul of Sauvage intact by giving it nocturnal accents, an animal attraction and some rounder facets.” The new fragrance is housed in a midnight blue bottle tinged with light to mimic the night sky lit up by stars.
Where to get it: Available now at Hudson’s Bay.
Chanel Les Beiges Summer of Glow
What you need to know: Whilst you may not be able to go to the Med this summer, you can still bring the feeling of the French Riviera to your face thanks to Chanel’s new Les Beiges Summer of Glow collection. Inspired by sunkissed skin and seawater, and the freedom found in summer soujourns, the new collection includes two illuminating powders, two highlighting fluids, the new and improved Soleil Tan Bronzer (now called the Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream), a five-pan eyeshadow palette, a lip balm and two nail polishes – all in summer-ready hues.
Price: Le Vernis are $35 each, the Healthy Glow Lip Balm is $46, the Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette is $75, the Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream and Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluids are $60 each and the Healthy Glow Illuminating Powders are $82 each.
Where to get it: Available from July 6 at all Chanel counters.
L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Serum
What you need to know: L’Oréal Paris is launching its new Youth Code Serum, made with 98 per cent pure ferment essence complex to help give skin an unprecedented radiance. According to a release, the ferment essence “helps to stimulate skin metabolism and accelerate skin renewal [and] it also activates youthful skin with the renewing power of fermented seeds.” The formula also works to help strengthen skin to protect it from external aggressors whilst refining and smoothing texture.
Where to get it: Available now exclusively on amazon.ca.
KMS StyleColour in Real Red
What you need to know: KMS has extended its shade range in its StyleColour spray-on colour range to include a new red hue. The StyleColour product features “a polymer complex with a blend of pigments [that] evenly adheres to the hair’s surface and builds a flexible ultra-thin film to guarantee even results on both lighter and darker hair tones and a movable finish.” The formula is also water-repellent.
Where to get it: Available now at select salons across the country. Click here to find your nearest salon.
Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation
What you need to know: Tom Ford’s new foundation uses Lady Thistle and a blend of peptides to deliver skincare benefits in a foundation formula. The long-wear, smoothing foundation is also humidity-resistant and “effortlessly [erases] imperfections and redness with a matte finish,” according to a release. Plus, it’s available in 40 shades.
Where to get it: Available from July 15 at Sephora and Holt Renfrew.
Louis Vuitton Les Parfums Nuit de Feu
What you need to know: Nuit de Feu is the latest edition to Louis Vuitton’s Middle Eastern-inspired range of scents. Master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud used three different varieties of incense for the refillable fragrance: incense from Somaliland, black incense and incense resin infused with natural leather, as well as oud, musk and wood. “It’s a perfume that does one a world of good. It’s a blend of essential ingredients that have traversed the ages and forged our civilizations. In a world that’s becoming more and more virtual, I wanted to create a perfume that anchors and reconnects us with nature and our collective history,” says Cavallier Belletrud.
Price: $405 for 110ml or $610 for 200ml.
Where to get it: Available now at select Louis Vuitton stores and online at Louisvuitton.com.