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2022-04-29 18:59:21 By : Ms. Lily Huang

Zoe Walker Ahwa on the latest and greatest beauty launches this month, from luxe foundations to compostable lipsticks.

Hermès Plein Air Radiant Glow Powder, $150

The beauty selection from the fashion brand that defines luxury continues to expand with its Plein Air launch focusing on a fresh, “natural” complexion and featuring mineral SPF30 foundation complexion balms, finishing powders and the chicest blotting paper you’ll ever see in an Hermès box.

The glow illuminator powder comes in a refillable, portable object designed by Pierre Hardy, who also created Hermès’ covetable lipsticks.

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Rose Inc Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum, $80, from Mecca (in store Tuesday April 26th)

A skincare/makeup hybrid from model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s beauty brand, this innovative skin tint has pigment spheres that sit within a nutrient rich base (made up of hyaluronic acid, squalane and peptides, aka all the good stuff your skin needs) that burst when applied onto skin and blends in sheer.

If, like me, you feel guilt about the number of plastic lipstick compacts you hold within your purse and bathroom cabinet, this new release from the local sustainable beauty innovators will appeal.

With seven shades available, these lipsticks come in plastic-free, home-compostable tubes; joining the brand’s beauty bars and lip balms.

What’s inside is highly pigmented, and hydrating, meaning it actually makes a difference when it’s on your lips too.

Trilogy Vitamin C Ceramide Night Cream, $59

By now, most of us know the power of vitamin C in a skincare routine, with its skin-brightening ability - and we’re conscious of the power of literal beauty sleep on how our skin looks and feels.

This new offering from the local skincare brand focuses on both, with kakadu plum, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, cocoa seed butter and the signature rosehip seed oil.

Bondi Blades, $25 for a trio pack, from Farmers

Dermaplaning - scraping away the fine “peach fuzz” facial hair on your face - is one of those procedures that once you start, you’re addicted; leaving your skin smooth and exfoliated.

Expertise is always the way to go - with most spas/salons offering the service - but if you’re wanting to give it a go yourself at home, a good, precise blade is key.

This new Australian brand, launched last year and big on TikTok, offers recyclable blades with wheat straw handles. And they’re pink!

Dr. LeWinn’s Line Smoothing Complex S8 Intensive Action Caviar Eye Serum 15m, $85

Fancy caviar-extract has become a luxurious ingredient in skincare because of its nourishing, antioxidant rich benefits, and features in this eye gel serum that aims to brighten and reduce fine lines - with gold millicapsules that crush on application.

Weleda Skin Food Body Lotion 200ml, $30

Look, the packaging may not be particularly attractive, but you know that what is inside will get the job done.

Weleda’s iconic, super rich Skin Food is a favourite of many, and this new lotion version combines the intensive formula with a lightweight texture.

Jo Malone London Sea Daffodil Cologne, from $204

We may be heading into the depths of winter where fragrances tend to get heavier and more intense, but the latest release from Jo Malone will help bring some delightful spring energy.

The limited edition collection of colognes, hair mist and diffusers feature scents inspired by a Mediterranean summer, including the floral Sea Daffodil scent, with notes of ylang ylang, vanilla, sandalwood, mandarin orange and pink pepper, joined by bitter mandarin, silk blossom and nectarine blossom and honey.