Best New cosmetics and skincare

The best new beauty products on shelves this May include some exciting releases in makeup, hair, skincare and fragrance. GUESS have launched their first brand new scent in 3 years, EcoTools delivers a makeup tool favourite with a twist and Bourjois claims to have improved a product that was already out of this world.

Discover these new beauty products, and more, with my Best New Beauty May round-up.


This month EcoTools released a full rebrand of their award-winning beauty tools and brushes. I’ve mentioned their brushes time-and-time again because of how fabulous they are but this month I’m most excited about their all-new Perfecting Blender Duo. The Large Base Blender is soft and flexible to create light, buildable coverage. The Mini Detail Blender is firmer for more precise coverage. Heres the twist, both sponges are made with EcoFoam technology, making them latex-free, dermatologist tested, vegan and made of 70 per cent plant based materials. They are recyclable and won’t contribute to needless landfill.

Australia $19.99 from EcoTools, Priceline, and selected pharmacies.

USA $9.99 from ULTA Beauty and iHerb

UK £9.99 from Superdrug and iHerb

EcoTools makeup blending sponges


The prized gem in drugstore beauty for many, many years was the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation. It stood out because of its incredible long-lasting formula reminiscent of many top-shelf foundations, but without the hefty price tag. It’s hard to imagine Bourjois could improve it but this month they have reportedly done just that. The new Healthy Mix Foundation and Healthy Mix Concealer boasts an “anti-fatigue formula” – helping your skin to fight dullness and look fresher for longer.

Australia – Priceline


UK – ASOS, Feel Unique, Marks & Spencer and Boots

Bourjois Healthy Mix makeup bottles


In case you haven’t already got bored of the rose gold trend, Batiste have drawn inspiration from it for their latest release. Batiste Rose Gold dry shampoo still delivers it’s incredibly effective oil-banishing formula but with a new scent. The feminine, delicate fragrance mixes fruit and floral notes to leave your hair smelling like it’s been spritzed with your favourite perfume. Oddly, the packaging isn’t rose gold coloured (bit of a bummer) but it’s still pretty!

Australia $9.95 from Priceline

USA – Unavailable at time of publishing. Other scented varieties are available from ULTA Beauty.

UK £2.99 from Superdrug

Batiste Dry Shampoo can

Derma E

Derma E are known for their effective cruelty-free, vegan skincare and now they have a brand new range for us. The Vitamin C range from Derma E is formulated containing two stable and highly effective forms of Vitamin C – C-Ester (ascorbyl palmitate) and Stay-C® 50 (sodium ascorbyl phosphate). Vitamin C is a fantastic ingredient for anti-aging as it helps to fight dark spots, uneven skin tone and sun damage. The range includes cleansing wipes, serum, moisturiser and night cream.

Australia – Priceline and selected pharmacies.

USA – ULTA BeautySkinCareRx and iHerb

UK – iHerb and Biovea

Derma E Vitamin C Skincare range


It’s been quite sometime since I added a new fragrance to my collection but this months new scent from GUESS finally won me over. In 1981, GUESS was foundered. It’s fitting then that when creating a fragrance inspired by their own heritage that they would call this creation, 1981. It’s a modern fragrance inspired by the iconic GUESS women we have seen model for the brand over the last 35 years.  The eau de toilette is available in 50ml and 100ml sizes.

Australia – GUESS and Priceline


UK – Unavailable at time of publishing.

GUESS 1981 EDT Fragrance bottle

The Ordinary

The waitlist for The Ordinary’s latest product is miles long but luckily they are filling those orders fast. What’s the product behind all the hub-bub? Deciem’s cult superstar skincare line, The Ordinary, has branched into colour cosmetics with the new Serum Foundation and Cover Foundation.

Serum Foundation offers a lightweight serum texture with long-lasting durable wear, and no gathering in fine lines. Coverage Foundation delivers a natural finish rich in pigment without looking heavy on the skin, as well as the long-lasting durable wear and not collecting in fine lines.

Australia $12.90 from Adore Beauty and Deciem

USA $6.70 from Deciem

UK £5.70 from Victoria Health

The Ordinary Colours foundation by Deciem


I reviewed the Bioderma Sensibio h20 Wipes when I picked them up in France some time ago, but now they have finally launched in Australia. The makeup removing wipes is a new take on the award winning Bioderma Sensibio h20 micellar water by delivering a convenient, travel-friendly alternative to the original solution. Each pack contains 25 wipes.

Australia $20.99 from Adore Beauty and Priceline

USA $9.90 from Beautylish

UK £7.00 from BootsEscentual, Feel Unique and Cosme-De

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries sharing her review of Bioderma Sensibio H2O Makeup Remover Wipes

La Mer

The Concentrate is La Mer’s newest skincare serum with some big claims. “A soothing and nutrient-rich formula, The Concentrate is formulated with a potent dose of La Mer’s legendary Miracle Broth, Concentrated Miracle Broth and a powerful blend of Lime Tea and marine plant extracts to give skin the energy it needs to naturally repair itself and protect against environmental aggressors.” The formula is suspended in a breathable “liquid bandage” to slowly effectively deliver the product to your skin. Available in 30ml/1oz and 50ml/1.7oz bottles.

Australia $520 from Crème de la Mer, David Jones and Mecca Cosmetica

USA $360 from Crème de la Mer, Sephora, net-a-porter, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Bluemercury

UK £265 from Crème de la Mer, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, net-a-porter and John Lewis

La Mer The Concentrate Skincare Serum

What products would you like to see reviewed or swatched? Have you spotted any of the above new beauty finds in stores? Let me know by commenting below!

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The following brands are certified cruelty-free:


The following brands are self-claimed cruelty-free:

Derma E, The Ordinary (Deciem)

The following brands are tested on animals:

Bourjois, Batiste, GUESS, Bioderma, La Mer

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