Our July Beauty Favourites

Best new beauty launches: July beauty favourites

Find out what the team are looking forward to trialling for the next 30 days from July’s newest launches!


1. Prada Infusion de Vanille

Product Pick: Prada Infusion de Vanille Eau de Parfum

Hannah: Prada Infusion is gorgeous. First off, if you love vanilla, you’re going to love this, but it is vanilla with a twist. It is a little bit sweet, a bit creamy, but it’s also really rich and smoky. It’s got a tiny bit of citrus in there, but mostly it’s just a great layering scent. It’s dark, smoky but just a celebration of vanilla.

Eleni: I’m really excited to try the new Prada Infusions de Vanilla because it smells like a smoky vanilla.

Ceryn: I love vanilla. I’m sure everyone else has said this, but Hannah described it as a vanilla that you’ve never smelled before, so that intrigued me. It’s definitely a lot more smoky than I would usually go for but I think it’s a nice refreshing difference to my fragrance collection and a little bit more evening appropriate, I think.

Chelsey: Thomas, our fragrance expert, has made me really intrigued by all of the Infusions collection. As soon as I saw vanilla, I thought, ‘right, I’m gonna have some fun.’ I’m going to see how I can explore, layer it and wear it because, if I’m honest, I’m not a vanilla person, so I’m hoping that this will convince me that I need to wear more vanilla.

Prada Infusion de Vanille Eau de Parfum Review


2. Giorgio Armani My Way Floral

Product Pick: Giorgio Armani My Way Floral Refillable Eau de Parfum

Rosa: This will be my first Armani fragrance. It smells *just gonna refresh*. Oh incredible, almost like champagne flowers in a way. It’s really fresh; it’s really summery. And I smelt it the other day in the office and I just suddenly thought I’ve got to get my hands on it.

Hannah: Giorgio Armani is one of my favourite fragrance brands. I’ve been wearing the Si range – it was my first designer fragrance – so I’m really looking forward to going into the realm of My Way. I’ll be honest, white floral hasn’t always been my favourite fragrance family. But this is just so sweet but sophisticated, and I just can’t wait to give it a go.

Eleni: I’ve really liked the My Way range. I have every single fragrance and I wanted to have this one as well. This is floral in a bottle. It just smells divine. It’s really sweet and really summery.

Simona: I actually own the original one, Giorgio Armani My Way, and it has quickly become one of my favourite perfumes, so I’m really excited to try this one out. I love floral perfumes in general and I find this quite beautiful and unique. I had the chance to try it yesterday. As soon as I sprayed it on, I realised it’s very similar to the original one. However, I’d say that Giorgio Armani My Way is more like a sweet floral; this one is more like a fresh floral. I’m really excited to try it on and I think it’s a very good choice for spring/summer season.

Giorgio Armani My Way Floral Eau de Parfum Review


3. Diesel D by Diesel

Product Pick: Diesel D by Diesel Refillable Eau de Toilette

Michael: I used to use Diesel before; I really liked it. I haven’t used it for a while, so I was excited to see this new product because I’ve heard good things about it. It seems to be really cool and fresh. I used to use it before Diesel Only The Brave. I used to love that one; I liked the whole bottle, the whole structure of it, so I was excited to see new products.

Beth: I’m interested in trying this fragrance because I’ve heard that it’s unisex. Quite often, I like more traditionally masculine scents on myself and I thought this would be really great because it’d be fun to try sharing it with my partner and see if it smells any different on each of us and who prefers it more.

Hannah: D by Diesel has really shocked me; it is a completely unisex fragrance. When I first sprayed it, I thought, ‘no it’s masculine.’ But actually, it’s really cool and fresh, and settles to be really soft. It’s got some lavender in there. It’s got some fresh cotton. It’s actually inspired by Diesel jeans, so it kind of smells a bit denimy. It’s just a beautiful scent and I can’t wait to wear this.

Eleni: D by Diesel is the launch that I was anticipating the most for this year. It’s a vegan, unisex refillable fragrance and it has the coolest bottle ever. And as an added bonus, it smells like ginger.

Diesel D by Diesel Eau de Toilette Review


4. Viktor & Rolf Good Fortune

Product Pick: Viktor & Rolf Good Fortune Refillable Eau de Parfum

Monika: I’m a fan of Viktor & Rolf. I think it’s gonna be something different to try on. I love the bottle; the purple colour of it. I like that it’s a refillable. I’m a big fan vanilla fragrances, so I can’t wait. I know we ordered loads of fragrances; as it’s coming to Christmas, this is a big one for Viktor & Rolf. I think this is going to be really great to try and I am really excited to try it myself.

Eleni: What really intrigued me about this fragrance is the mystical aspect of it: how the bottle looks, the colour. It’s all about Very Peri this year, and it also matches my hair. At the same time, it is a vegan fragrance. It’s refillable, and it has vanilla in it.

Kalli: First of all Iike the bottle; it looks like a magic round ball. I particularly liked the description about the notes: vanilla and jasmine – they are my favourite. I took most of the video from Viktor & Rolf. I love it and I’m so excited to try it.

Hannah: I love Viktor & Rolf as a brand. I’ve loved Flowerbomb for years, so I’m really excited to see a very different new release. Good Fortune smells like a jasmine and vanilla powerhouse. It’s just delicious. I really can’t wait to wear this and see how it wears throughout the day. I’m excited!

Viktor & Rolf Good Fortune Eau de Parfum Review


5. Prada Infusion d’Ylang

Product Pick: Prada Infusion d’Ylang Eau de Parfum

Hannah: I can’t wait to experiment with Infusion d’Ylang. It’s a great layering scent. It’s a very sunny yellow floral and I just can’t wait to find my perfect combination wearing it.

Eleni: I’m really excited to try the new Infusion d’Ylang because it’s so yellow. It’s a sunshine in a bottle, as Hannah has said before.

Keavy: I chose this fragrance because I love solar fragrances and I need a new fragrance for summer.

Eniola: I fell in love with the bottle and the smell, it’s kind of floral. I felt I could use it layering with other fragrances. It has a really nice smell, so I fell in love with it.

Prada Infusion d’Ylang Eau de Parfum Review


6. Abercrombie & Fitch Authentic Moment Woman

Product Pick: Abercrombie & Fitch Authentic Moment Woman Eau de Parfum

Monika: I like the smell. Again, another vanilla in there and because it’s his and hers, so I’m choosing this one with Michael so we can complement each other. I love it!

Beth: Normally, I wouldn’t be drawn to Abercrombie and Fitch fragrances, but I tried this out on the fragrance tester table and I was really pleasantly surprised. Typically I think of Abercrombie and Fitch as more of a high street fragrance but this actually smelt quite designer to me.

Cath: I smelt it in the campaign and it was completely different to anything else that I’ve smelt, so it’s a completely new type of fragrance, which I’m really going to enjoy. It has hints of rose in, which I love, but it’s not overwhelming or old lady. I’m kind of excited about that.

Hannah: Authentic Moment is a rush of sweetness and I love sweet scents! To me it has a bit of a candy floss vibe, but an elegant candy floss and I just can’t wait to wear this. It’s so playful and right up my street.

Abercrombie & Fitch Authentic Moment Woman Eau de Parfum Review


7. Abercrombie & Fitch Authentic Moment Man

Product Pick: Abercrombie & Fitch Authentic Moment Man Eau de Toilette

Hannah: This is the Abercrombie and Fitch Authentic Moment For Men. Even though it’s marketed towards men, I’m really looking forward to trying this. First of all, it’s green, which I think is very unusual for a fragrance juice. I also just love – ready? It’s a magnetic lid and it just feels so premium. I’m just really looking forward to trying Abercrombie. It’s fresh; it’s a bit green. I think it could be a unisex fragrance. I’m looking forward to giving this a try.

Michael: I love the fact that it’s part of a his and hers set, which is pretty cool. I love the funky style of the bottle; what I love about it most is the cool magnetic lid. It has a nice easy smell to it, so it’s not too powerful. Like I said, it is his and hers so it matches, so if you’re both going out, they should complement each other.

Eniola: I feel the bottle is not too big, not too small. It’s handy, so it’s something you can move around with. The smell is refreshing, cool, kind of elegant. I feel it’s something I could share with friends.

Abercrombie & Fitch Authentic Moment Man Eau de Toilette Review


8. Salvatore Ferragamo Bright Leather

Product Pick: Salvatore Ferragamo Bright Leather Eau de Toilette

Hannah: Ferragamo is a new brand for me to try. This is Bright Leather and I think, honestly, that’s a perfect name for it because it is like bright leather. It’s very uplifting; it’s fresh. It does have that depth of leather. I just can’t wait to see when and how I wear this.

Eniola: I chose this fragrance because of the name; I’ve heard it in many music videos in my own country. You might smell Salvatore in the One Chance movie! I don’t know if you have seen that? It smells kind of leathery. It’s something I would love to try.

Jade: It’s mine! Firstly, I’m obsessed with male fragrances and I feel Ferragamo, the brand, are very underrated but I’m very excited to try this fragrance. It’s very citrus and woody, which is my go-to. I’ve wanted to treat myself, so this is a fragrance for me – and I won’t be sharing with my boyfriend!

Joel: I’ve got DIOR Sauvage. This is a completely new fragrance for me; the smell is a bit sweeter, whereas Sauvage is fresher. It’s refreshing this one, whereas Sauvage is a distinct smell. You know it’s Sauvage as soon as you smell it; with this one, it has a couple of different aromas floating around, which I found nice.

Salvatore Ferragamo FERRAGAMO Bright Leather Eau de Toilette Review


9. Dermalogica Daily Milkfoliant

Product Pick: Dermalogica Daily Milkfoliant

Chelsey: I’ve seen Dermalogica sneaking this launch on their social and, as I’ve tried Daily Microfoliant, Flashfoliant and the anti-ageing one, I had to give this a go. My skin needs a daily scrub to glow and this just sounds perfect. I did find Microfoliant was a little bit harsh. Flashfoliant, again, a bit too harsh. This is meant for sensitive skin, so hopefully this will be my ‘foliant’ of choice.

Ceryn: My skin is sensitive, so I knew as soon as I saw the words, ‘oat’, ‘calming’, ‘gentle’ that this was going to be an exfoliator for me. I’m really excited about the texture but, overall, I think finding an exfoliator that is good for my really reactive eczema, often-irritated skin is going to be a real big winner. And again, I’m getting married next year, so I’m really trying to refine and find the skincare products that are really right for me.

Keavy: Dermalogica Microfoliant is already a best-seller, so I really wanted to try Milkfoliant because I think that one’s a little bit too harsh for my skin. Milkfoliant blends out a little bit different so, when you put it on your skin, it’s milkier; it’s not as harsh. The grains are still there, but they blend out a lot quicker. It’s designed for dry skin, which I do have, and it’s also good for my sensitive skin.

Louisha: I was particularly drawn to this product because I recently started using Dermalogica products this year. I normally use the cleansers, moisturisers, SPFS – but I’m yet to try out one of their exfoliators. What I really liked about this is that it’s a powder. I’ve never actually used a powder exfoliator before, so I’m quite intrigued to see how that is. It’s also vegan, meaning everything’s natural in there as well, knowing that it won’t dry out your skin, so it’s good for the skin moisture barrier. I also like the fact that you can use this daily, knowing that it shouldn’t dry your skin – but I’ll let you know after I review it!

Dermalogica Daily Milkfoliant Review


10. Antipodes Gospel Vitamin C Skin-Glow Gel Cleanser

Product Pick: Antipodes Gospel Vitamin C Skin-Glow Gel Cleanser

Eleni: I’m a big fan of Antipodes, especially Antipodes’ cleansers. I’ve been using using them for more than a year now, since we launched last year, and I really wanted to try this one after using the rest of the products from the brightening range – and this is the latest addition to it.

Darcey: I suffer with dull and lacklustre skin and I find it quite difficult to incorporate vitamin C into my routine, so I really liked that it was incorporated into the cleanser. It’s got 100 times more vitamin C than an orange, so I can’t wait to see how it brightens my skin.

Cath: I was eager to try this because the smell is absolutely delicious. I already use the Grace Antipodes Cleanser, which I really enjoy and it’s really good for my skin, so I’m hoping this one will counteract the dryness and give me some more brightness than I usually have.

Beth: I put my name down for this product because, at the moment, I don’t have any vitamin C in my skincare routine. I’ve seen the rest of the range that’s come out, but I’m already quite married to the moisturiser that I use, and I thought that changing up my cleanser was a really nice way to get that vitamin C in there.

Antipodes Gospel Vitamin C Skin-Glow Gel Cleanser Review


11. Parfums de Marly Layton Shower Gel

Product Pick: Parfums de Marly Layton Shower Gel

Chelsey: Nothing makes me feel more special than an expensive shower gel in a hot shower. For me, I love the male fragrances from Parfums de Marly. They’re slightly too expensive, so this is a good entry for me to own a little bit of Layton. I’m looking forward to seeing how it lathers. I’m looking forward to see how it layers with the fragrances so, in my next review, I will report back on that.

Joel: I’ve never been lucky enough to try any of Parfums de Marly, but all I’ve heard good things about it. One of the people I work with, he bought one and he swears by it; he loves de Marly. I wanted to give it a go.

Eleni: The reason I put down my name for this product is because one day, a few weeks back, I was wearing Layton Eau de Parfum, and my grandpa smelt it on me and he was obsessed with it. I want to gift it to him and see how he feels about it, how it smells like. He’s a big fan of GIVENCHY Gentleman, so I thought maybe he will try this one and like it.

Eniola: It’s kind of floral. It’s something I will love to experience one more time.

Parfums de Marly Layton Eau de Parfum Review


12. Parfums de Marly Delina Dry Body Oil

Product Pick: Parfums de Marly Delina Dry Body Oil

Zainab: Delina is one of my favourite scents of all time. I already own the Exclusif, so I’m excited to layer them together and see if it changes the scent at all or if it lasts any longer.

Keavy: I already use the Nuxe body oil so, for me, this is like upgrade upgrade. It’s the crème de la crème of body oils. I cannot wait to wear this on a night out and just have it all of my decolletage, all over my body and really smell amazing and make my collarbone and my arms pop.

Kate: Delina is an absolute icon, so I’m really excited about the body oil. It’s actually got the strength of a fragrance, so that’s really impressive and it’s gonna be really long-lasting too. It has a spray top, so it’s really easy to apply. Some body oils, you might dab them on your skin; whereas, this one, you just literally spritz it on – and it melts in absolutely beautifully. It feels really soft and silky. But without feeling greasy at all.

Eleni: I’m going to say I really like Delina. I really like Delina, but I’m in love with the Delina body oil. I love the texture; I love scent. I love everything about it. It’s just perfect.

Parfums de Marly Delina Eau de Parfum Review


13. Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

Product Pick: Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

Kate: The thing that’s really exciting about Clarins’ Beauty Flash Balm is that it’s just been reformulated, so it’s better than ever. It now improves skin radiance better than ever before. It’s got an improved texture that really hydrates your skin and a new design. The main thing that this does is improve skin radiance, so it’s gonna give you that instant glow. It also helps to target signs of fatigue as well, so I can’t wait to put this to the test.

Jade: I’m really looking forward to trying this product because I feel my skin is really dry, so this is the perfect product. It also can be used as a moisturiser, primer and a mask, so all in one.

Simona: I love Clarins products in general and I have actually been lucky to try this in a small size – it was a sample – and I’ve been really thrilled with the results because it makes the skin a lot more firm and tight and very smooth after using it, so I’m really excited to try it now for longer to see what the results will be after.

Kalli: I tried the old version of Beauty Flash and I loved it. I’m really excited to try the new version. If you leave it for 10 minutes, it works as a mask as well. I want to try.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm Review


14. Clarins Beauty Flash Peel

Product Pick: Clarins Beauty Flash Peel

Jade: Clarins are very excited to launch this because Beauty Flash Balm is an icon. This, I can imagine, will definitely be an icon alongside it. It is literally the perfect addition; it’s involved within the balm, so like a skincare routine. You’d wear this in the evenings. It’s actually got really cool brush at the bottom, so you twist this and then it’s like a peel-exfoliator in the evening. I’m at the moment suffering with a lot of breakouts, so this is perfect and targets breakouts.

Kate: It’s from Clarins, but it actually features acids in this peel, which is quite unusual for them. It’s going to be really interesting to see what that does for my skin, especially my pores and just overall texture, skin smoothness, and things like that. It’s got a really soft brush with a cool twizzle top. That’s going to be really fun to use in the evening and hopefully enjoy a little bit of a pamper. If you’ve got skin sensitivity, be careful with it. Obviously, it’s a peel, which means it’s got acids, so that would make your skin a little bit more sensitive to the sun.

Simona: I’ve damaged my skin quite a lot over the years and, being in my thirties, now I need something to clear the marks that’s been left on my skin. I’ve only heard good things about the Clarins Flash Beauty Balm and I’m really excited to try the peel because that’s something new for me.

Kalli: I want to see if they both work together: Flash Peel and Beauty Flash!

Clarins Beauty Flash Peel Review


15. Protein Formula For Nails

Product Pick: Protein Formula For Nails

Keavy: With my nails, I would love them to be long but they always get to a certain length and then they start to peel because they’re weak or they’re bendy. The nail formula for me is number two – I can’t wait to try that, so hopefully they’ll strengthen my bendy, pealy nails so I can get to number one, which is to maintain the healthy look from this one.

Jade: Before I was pregnant, I would have started on four because my nails are really damaged. But now, being pregnant, they have got a bit stronger. They do break lot and they don’t grow at all which, is what two is targeted for. After using number two I’ll. be moving on to number one, which will maintain my nails and keep them really healthy.


16. Lierac Sebologie Deep Cleansing Scrub Mask

Product Pick: Lierac Sebologie Deep Cleansing Scrub Mask

Simona: I am a big fan of scrub peeling masks. What I’ve tried in the past was Clarins, which I was really happy with, but I just feel like I’ve used it so much and the results are not the same anymore, so I’m really excited to swap over to Lierac. I’ve heard only good things about it and I’m really excited to try it.

Kalli: It’s not just a mask; it’s a scrub mask. I have oily to combination skin. I think it will help my skin to be more matte to minimise my pores. It’s a new product for me; I have never used Lierac before.

Kate: I’m really looking forward to trying out Lierac’s deep scrubbing facial mask because I do have quite a few spots at the minute on my chin and some oiliness and pores there. I’m going to introduce this into my multi-masking routine and see how it will target this area.


17. Topicrem AC Mattifying Care Fresh Gel-Cream

Product Pick: Topicrem AC Mattifying Care Fresh Gel-Cream

Hannah: I have super oily skin; this is my issue that I deal with, especially in the summer. You know, I get a bit sweaty; I get a bit oily. I’m really excited to try this because it is specifically for shine control and targeted towards your pores and smoothing them out. I’m looking forward to see if it actually does make my skin matte.


18. Lierac Body-Hydra+ Double Hydration – Plumping Milk

Product Pick: Lierac Body-Hydra+ Double Hydration – Plumping Milk

Simona: When it comes to skincare, the French brands have never disappointed me, to be honest. This one is quite new for me; I haven’t heard of the brand before, which is a reason why I want to try it and see how it is. Their clinical results seem to be quite amazing. This is meant to make the skin look a lot more beautiful and plumped after it’s been used, so I’m really excited to try it on and hopefully I’ll share the same results at the end.

Kalli: That’s a new brand for me, Lierac; it’s a French brand. I want to give it a try for that product because it’s something new for me. I never had a plumping milk just a cream, body cream, not the same like that. I’m really excited to try the new version.

Kate: This is Lierac’s Double Hydration-Plumping Milk, which I’m going to be put into the test. It offers 48 hours hydration, which is really impressive. I’m going to give you a quick sneak into the texture. It’s actually got a very subtle pink tint to it. I’ve put way too much on but, as you can see, it does actually melt in really, really nicely and it’s making my skin feel really soft and hydrated straightaway. Oh, it’s actually got a really lovely sort of subtle sweet white floral scent, which is beautiful.


19. Lierac Sebologie Persistent Imperfections Resurfacing Double Concentrate

Product Pick:  Lierac Sebologie Persistent Imperfections Resurfacing Double Concentrate

Simona: Having an oily type of skin, I’ve been recommended this Double Concentrate from Lierac. I have never used it before. And to be fair, I haven’t found a product to keep my skin matte throughout the day, so my makeup could stay on nicely, so I’ll give it a go and hopefully the results will be amazing.

Kalli: I like the packaging because it’s day and night cream together. And if you want to travel, it’s the best choice to have something in your bag. I’m really excited to try that product. I think it will work for my skin.

Kate: Obviously you can see that it’s got two chambers but the thing that makes this different is that they are actually different pumps. I’ve seen before that you can get two pumps but they mix together. This one is actually one for the day and one for the night. The difference between the two is: the day is going to immediately mattify your skin, so it’s great if you’re heading outdoors and you’re conscious of excess oiliness, and then the night’s gonna purify your skin, so it’s really making the most of your nighttime recovery as you rest.


20. Aveda Nutriplenish Hair Care

Product Picks:
Aveda Nutriplenish Shampoo Light Moisture
Aveda Nutriplenish Conditioner Light Moisture
Aveda Nutriplenish Styling Treatment Foam
Aveda Nutriplenish Treatment Masque Light Moisture
Aveda Nutriplenish Leave-in Conditioner

Hannah: I have a couple of hair concerns. I have quite oily roots but they’re really dry at the bottom and my hair’s always really dull and I can never get it to be shiny. But this range is designed to add all of the beautiful shine. It’s got Omega-5 in it – it’s really nourishing, but the thing that I really love is that it is meant to be light. Although it is moisturising, it’s not supposed to weigh your hair down and I’m looking forward to seeing if that’s the case.

Chelsey: The condition on my hair is really important to me. I traditionally look for blonde shampoos, purple shampoos, but after learning more about how to keep my colour longer, it’s actually all about moisture. This range is perfect for me to give it a go, see if I can actually keep my strands soft and my colour bright. I’m definitely going to let you know if it works.

Jade: I’ve heard all about this brand but, personally, I’ve never tried it myself so I’m really excited, especially that it’s a brand new brand to Escentual. I’ve been on holidays, so my hair is feeling so dry and quite dull from the sun so this is actually the perfect collection. It’s targeted for dry hair. I’m hoping after using this range, my hair will feel more hydrated and then look healthy again.

Rosa: I just think all shampoos should be trialled by very curly hair. Really herbal. That’s something that I also really love about Aveda as well – the scents that they put into their products is just incredible. Makes you feel like you’re running about in flowers. Since finding the brand and trying out the Be Curly range, I was so impressed by it that I’m really interested to see what else the brand has up for offer. My hair is dry 24/7. It’s awful. I really need to super hydrate it, so I’m curious to see if this is going to help.


21. bareMinerals Gen Nude Blonzer

Product Picks: bareMinerals Gen Nude Blonzer in Kiss Of Pink, Kiss Of Copper, Kiss Of Rose

Eleni: I don’t usually buy any blushers or bronzers because I feel like I don’t really need it. However, I thought, ‘maybe I should try something that combines both’. I’m really excited about Kiss Of Copper because it has a really orangey shade. Usually my hair is pink and orange, so I thought it will match – and I will use it as an eyeshadow as well.

Zainab: I’ve already tried Kiss Of Pink when they were limited-edition last year, so now I’ve chosen Kiss Of Copper and Kiss Of Rose because I love how they warm up your skin like a bronzer but then they add the rosiness of a blush as well. They’re amazing.

Rosa: When I first saw this, I thought this is absolutely brilliant. I have a naturally very red face, which is fantastic. I got teased about it in school, so I always get quite wary about wearing blushes. I haven’t tried bronzers before and so I really, really want to give it a go. I thought a nice combination of both would look really good on my cheeks. I specifically decided to go with Kiss Of Copper because I didn’t want to go too pink with the lightest colour and I don’t want to go too dark.

Jade: I have picked Kiss Of Pink. It’s a blusher and a bronzer in one, so that drew me in straightaway. I’ve got a bit of a tan as well and I think it’s quite a warm pink shade, so I think it’ll look great with a tan. I actually don’t have a pink shade so I really, really want to try it.

Chelsey: I love to experiment with my blush colours. I tend to change them during seasons and I love to use blusher as eyeshadow. I’ve given these a brief go last year when I got sent them for #NightInWithEscentual but at the moment I’m loving pink, particularly the Dior Rosy Glow Blush, and I think this is going to be the most similar so I’m excited, to see what I can create with it.

Beth: I put my name down for this because I’ve struggled to find a new bronzer that I like since my favourite got discontinued. Generally, I tend to wear blusher a little bit more because I’m fair and I saw this and I thought that colour would be perfect to go with my hair.


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