May has been a huge month for new launches at Escentual! We’ve welcomed fresh new brands Living Proof and Ole Henriksen, summer make-up collections in the form of Dior Tie Die and Givenchy Croisiere, and to top it all off, a skincare exclusive: Bioderma’s White Objective collection. Told you it was big…
And with so much innovation, our latest promotion has come at just the right time. From today until Tuesday 26th May we’re offering 25% off RRP across the website, so you can tick things off your wishlist just in time for summer.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, you’re in the perfect place. Here’s what the beauty team have been loving this month…
Undone hair, bottled
Bumble and bumble’s original Surf Spray is perhaps their best-known product, and for very good reason. The iconic, beachy salt spray creates the perfect texture, but it can leave drier hair needing a bit more lustre – and that’s where this innovative salt-in-oil hair transformer comes in. “Surf Infusion couldn’t be a more perfect product for me,” says Editor, Emma. “I play with my hair a lot, so whatever products I use in it have to be barely-there in feel, while satisfying my cravings for good body and undone texture – oh, and it has to treat my dry ends with care. Surf Infusion does all of this, and then some. It’s my new holy grail haircare.” See the full review of Surf Infusion here.
The freshest complexion
With the trend for perfect skin and heavy contouring still ruling the roost, this fresh new launch from bareMinerals has the potential to breathe new life into your routine. It’s super-light texture and dewy coverage offers a perfected finish without any of the heaviness, and it’s a new favourite of Emma’s. “When I’m running late in the morning and need a quick, all-over refresh, this is my SOS base. I know it will look good without having to spend a lot of time buffing and blending, and the finish is as fresh and hydrating as the name suggests.”
Juicy summer lips
The Michael Kors Into The Glow summer make-up look is bursting with juicy colour and lustrous metallic finishes – just what you’d expect from the master of glamour! One product in particular struck a real chord with Content Assistant, Ceryn: “the Into The Glow Lip Lustre in Fire Coral is the perfect day-to-night colour. Its warm coral tone will add warmth to any complexion, and it uplifts my mood when I sweep it on my lips. It’s so very wearable – just the thing when I want a subtle pop of colour.” See the full review here, and see the Into The Glow get the look here.
Back as a permanent fragrance after last year’s phenomenally popular limited edition launch, this heavenly fusion of ylang-ylang, tiare flower and vanilla captures the scent of Guerlain’s iconic Terracotta bronzers. The resulting aroma is so heavenly that Ceryn has been wearing it every day for a month: “if I could create the ultimate summer scent it would be just like this. Guerlain Terracotta is how I recall the aroma of my holidays – fresh, warming and deliciously sweet.”
Ole Henriksen is a bit of a superstar. After transforming faces and attitudes to skincare for decades at his Hollywood spa, he decided to create his own products, with huge emphasis upon high performance and pleasure of use. Social Media Assistant, Chelsey is a huge fan of his Invigorating Night Treatment, her ultimate desert island product: “I can’t praise this unassuming jar of green gel highly enough, I love it! It has a medley of resurfacing ingredients (great for my combination/oily skin), and it tightens up pores while giving my skin a hydrated glow. It’s magic.”
The style saviour
Living Proof is huge Stateside, offering a new approach to haircare that involves the invention of new molecules that help to change the way your hair behaves. Co-owner Jennifer Aniston, AKA Queen of Good Hair Days, couldn’t be a better spokesperson for the brand, spurring Chelsey to try the entire Perfect Hair Day Collection to see whether the results were as good as the reviews said. “I have chemically treated hair that I try not to wash too often. That means that when I do, the products have to do a few things: cleanse without stripping, add moisture without weight, and maintain the integrity of my light blonde hair. Not only did PHD power through all of these things, but it also helped me to get more days between washing so my hair looked so bouncy and fresh for days on end. LOVE!”