Including a new mascara guaranteed to be a best-seller, a scrumptious new scent and a nail collection to put you in the mood for spring.
January is over, but we won’t be parting ways with winter anytime soon. As we await spring, it doesn’t hurt to indulge in some new beauty products to lift your weather-worn spirit. Whether it’s an addictive new scent (with a spring-like hue to boot), a glossy manicure in a pretty pastel shade, a brighter haircolour or a hard-working mascara that actually does curl your lashes for you, we’ve rounded up all the February 2022 beauty launches to help you remember that a new season is on the horizon…regardless of what Wiarton Willie has to say about it.
Burberry Her eau de toilette
If you’re someone who has a hard time choosing a fragrance (let’s not even go there with a “signature scent”) because you just love to have it all, the new Burberry Her eau de toilette may be the one to finally turn your head. Considered floral, fruity and gourmand, the new pistachio-hued juice offers up a bit of everything, including a juicy top note of green pear and berries, heart notes of peony and honeysuckle and sophisticated cedarwood base. Because, sometimes, more really is more.
Pupa Milano Zero Calorie Chocolate Eyeshadow in ‘Spicy Chocolate’
While we feel no need to serve up yet another reminder that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, this new chocolate-hued (and scented!) eyeshadow palette is here for those who love a subtle, smoky eye and may or may not have gone sugar-free in the new year. The seven shades come in multiple tones and finishes perfect for an everyday look, but are also ready to be dialed up for something more saucy come evening. If you prefer rosier undertones, be sure to check out the Ruby Chocolate version.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Rehydrating Mask
The original Ultra Facial Cream is a life-saver for many and a global best-seller around the world. For those that can’t get enough (or refuse to give up their existing standby), the new Ultra-Facial Overnight Rehydrating Mask is now up for your consideration. Made with over 10 per cent plant-derived squalene (the hottest it-hydrator since hyaluronic acid), it works to protect your moisture barrier overnight (when our skin can lose up to 93 per cent more water) for up to three days of moisture. Not a fan of sleeping with too much stuff on your face? You can also use it as a 15 minute mask for a quick boost before tissuing off any remnants.
Milk Rise mascara
After the runaway success of its mega-voluminous Kush mascara, Milk is launching a new wand that is 93 per cent natural and vegan and meant to give you a more refined and lightweight work-day-ready fringe. The curved brush with crimped bristles helps give every lash the attention they deserve (even if they’re a little sparse to begin with) while lengthening, curling and offering up longwear. The formula contains a blend of four plant waxes, monoi oil and marigold extract for soft lashes without that mucky feel. The squishy tube is even cleverly designed with mini ridges for an ergonomically-pleasing application, regardless if you’re a lefty or a righty.
Tom Ford Bitter Peach collection
The eye-catching new Bitter Peach collection from Tom Ford Beauty features a ‘Belle de Peche’ long-wearing and highly pigmented eyeshadow quad and two lipsticks. The first is an everyday pink dubbed ‘Cherie’ while the second, ‘Scarlet Rouge’ is, you guessed it, a juicy, vibrant red. Packaged in flashy orange lacquer, the whole collection is inspired by the Bitter Peach fragrance, meant to capture the peak sweetness of a ripe peach, right before it starts to sour. Perfect for fans of fruity-floral scents, it contains Sicilian blood orange and cardamom oils.
Dermalogica Clear Start Post-Breakout Fix
We all know we’re not supposed to pick at our face, but sometimes, in the glaring light of our bathroom vanity, it just happens. Dermalogica’s new medicated gel-cream to the rescue. Formulated with healing hexylresorcinol and exfoliating salicylic acid and hydrating squalane, the treatment helps your spots recover by nixing post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, a.k.a. those red and/or dark spots that take longer and longer to fade as we get older. It can even help fade old marks from traumas past. Hands off, tubes up.
Clairol Blonde It Up
For blondes that are looking for a little refresh without having to visit the salon (or haven’t been able to during lockdown), Clairol’s new Blonde It Up formula can help you brighten your shade up to five levels. Its new breakthrough formula works without bleach, and uses “aminolift” technology instead to simultaneously lift your hair’s pigments without damaging your locks’ natural keratin or structure. It comes in two shades (for both lighter and darker blonde hues), and a conditioner which you can use to instantly tone down brassiness for one to two weeks post-colouring.
OPI x Xbox Ccollection
Attention all gamers: OPI’s latest colour collection in collaboration with Xbox is all about bringing your virtual life to reality. Filled with 12 vibrant, shimmering shades which are also perfect for a little spring dreaming, you can unlock Xbox game content for both “Halo Infinite” and “Forza Horizon 5” with every purchase at select retailers. Looking for a serious console upgrade? Fans will also have a chance to win custom wireless controllers in the collection’s top shades, so you can match your gear to your tips. Select shades are available in gel and powder finishes, for those that are, ahem, a little hard on their hands.