New in Beauty: Summer 2017

Now that 2017 is in full swing, the beauty collections are beginning to come through thick and fast. We have plenty of gems today, from skincare to some up and coming beauty bits and pieces that you should mark in your diaries. I've tried to include a mix of more wallet-friendly bits 'n bobs as well as some of the more luxe items. Anyway, here is some new beauty products for Summer 2017...

MAC Blush in Sweet Sweet Fantasy, limited edition-This was released as part of the Mariah Carey collection and I am so glad I got this blush because I've been wearing it so much lately. It's a vibrant, peachy pink but it's more pink in tone than coral. It has a tiny bit of shimmer running through it but it's not overly detectable on the skin which I like. MAC's blushers are lovely to use, they apply smoothly and are long-wearing. While this one may not be around now, such is the nature of limited collections,  MAC have plenty of other choices in their permanent lineup.

Clinique Pep-Start Hydro Rush Moisturiser*, in stores February 6th-Clinique's Pep-Start range is expanding with this new moisturiser which is oil-free and apparently suited for all skintones. It is designed to be used day and night but for me personally with combination skin I find it just a bit too heavy to sit underneath makeup. Then again Summer is really not the best time to put base makeup to the test so it could just be the humidity affecting how it sits on the face. If your skin is drier though you will be fine. It isn't an overly thick moisturiser which I love because I find heavier creams just don't sink into my skin nicely. I really like this moisturiser though and for the substantial sized pot it is pretty darn good value for money. It will retail at $58 when it launches.

YSL Rouge Volupte Tint In Balm*, available February 20th-YSL's Rouge Volupte Shine lipstick was one of my first high-end makeup purchases and I remember feeling so fancy and chic whipping it out of my less-than-chic tote bags back in the day. My camera was being a right pain at focusing on this one but you can just make out the kiss shaped imprint in the centre of the bullet. Enriched with apricot and macadamia butters, as well as fruit, coriander and jojoba oils you have one nourishing lip product. Desire Me Pink (#4) pulls more on the raspberry-pink side of things. For a lip tint+balm it is pretty pigmented and on days when I am not fussed with my default nude lip, this is what I am reaching for.

Rimmel Magnif'eyes Palette in Keep Calm and Wear Gold*-Ignore the name with this link. Farmers have got the palettes around the wrong way. Rimmel are the latest brand to get onboard the neutral palette train and of the two they have released, this golden hued lineup is my favourite. The lighter mattes are a little disappointing but the shimmers are lovely, as are the darker colours on the far right. On the design side of things, this palette is super compact and has a mirror which is convenient if you're like me and tend to forget to pack a mirror in your bag.

Glossier Super Pure Serum-So I've already written about this here and I did promise you all an update. I love this serum. It's perfect if you've got combination, sometimes problematic skin as it's lightweight and not oily feeling. Combined with the moisturiser above, it is a hydration match made in heaven. If you aren't wanting to fork out for a pricy serum, I highly recommend this one.

Lancome Le Stylo*, available February 20th-This is being released in Lancome's Spring Color Collection which looks beautiful. If you haven't seen the rose blush powder online, look it up because it is stunning. I won't be surprised if it sells out pretty fast. Anyway, these are designed to create the ombre, popsicle-stained lip look that seems to be quite popular at the moment. You apply the lip cushion side first and follow it up with the creamier side for a hint of shine. Admittedly, I have only realised that now so have been applying it the opposite way around but it still seems to work fine. This looks beautiful on the lips, especially if you aren't a huge fan of lip products. Plus it is beautifully designed too, look at that rose gold bullet. Aesthetics matter people.

-What is on your Summer beauty wishlist?

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