New in Beauty

Another week, another lineup of beauty goodness. Many of these products are either out already or set to be released within the next month. Start saving those pennies! There's some good'uns here from a mascara that's taking over the beauty world, to an eyeshadow quad that won't break the bank.

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour*-March is a good month for beauty and at the end of the month we have this new contour stick from Clinique landing on shelves. There's a highlighter stick too which I've heard is amazing. It's early days but I really like this contour. It looks scary orange when you stripe it on, but once blended out with fingers or a brush it becomes less frightening. I'm not sure I'll be able to pull this off in Winter but for Summer and Autumn, this is a great option to sculpt your face.

Essence Quattro Eyeshadow in To Die For*-I've never actually tried any Essence products before, but I was excited to be sent some of their things. Wow, these shadows are buttery soft, super pigmented and blend like a dream. The lighter shades are perhaps not as pigmented as I would like but that bronze shade (bottom left) more than makes up for it. It's rare to find a quad with all the colours I'd use in it but this one delivers. It's under a tenner too which adds to the selling factor.

Soap & Glory Solar Powder-Soap & Glory's not an accessible brand here in NZ but I spotted this on a makeup sale page over on Facebook and had to nab it. If your complexion sits more on the paler side of things you will love this bronzer. You can layer it up and things don't look too orange or Oompa-Loompa esque for once. I'm obsessed with this bronzing duo and know it's going to become an everyday staple in my collection.

Mac Lipglass in Nude Awakening, limited edition*-What we have here is essentially Patisserie lipstick in liquid lipstick form. It reminds me so much of one of my favourite Mac lipsticks and for that reason it's amazing in my eyes. Mac's lipglasses are super pigmented and don't have too much stick to them which means they sit comfortably on the lips. They also tend to leave behind a sheerer stain of colour when they do eventually wear off so top-ups become less of a worry. If you get one thing from the Mac 'Isabel & Ruben Toledo' collection, consider grabbing this.

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara*-This mascara was one I wasn't expecting to like, seeing as I'm really not a fan of They're Real. Thankfully, I love Roller Lash. The packaging is fun, but sophisticated and I love the colour scheme. As for the mascara, the wand is packed with tiny plastic bristles which are supposed to 'hook' onto your lashes. The wand really gets right into the lash root so you get the best curl. I do find myself still reaching for my curlers first, just to give my lashes some extra oomph, but you could skip this step. I love how this mascara looks on my lashes and may just have to repurchase. Keep an eye out for this one when it launches next month.

GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Mask-My SuperMud mask ran out a while ago. While I loved it, I did want something a bit less intensive so I added this mini size to a recent Sephora order. Thirsty Mud is designed to rehydrate and calm the skin. Lately my skin's been a bit dull looking and this mask promptly revives it. GlamGlow's masks are pricey but they're totally worth the splurge.

-Which of these products will you be keeping an eye out for?

*PR Sample


  1. Clinique has a highlighter stick? Have to watch out for that one! Jaya

  2. They do indeed! It's meant to be very flattering and not so shimmery. I believe it is out at the end of March x

  3. I'm mostly excited for the clinique contour stick and the roller lash! Both of those I am SO excited for as they have had amazing reviews so far.

    Holly x


  4. Awesome! They're both great products x