Best New Beauty Launches: Spring 2019

best beauty launches spring 2019

It’s been a while since I did that thing where I launch a series of videos with the intention of creating regular, seasonal content but then inevitably fail to keep going after a few episodes: so here’s a new one. The best of the beauty launches. I’m actually very excited about this one, so much so that I can’t even remember any of the other series that I promised regular content on (was it skincare routines and “what’s in my makeup bag”?).

best new beauty launches spring 2019

Anyway, brilliant new launches this season include a moisturising foundation for dry skin (truly moisturising and comes in twenty-eight shades), a holiday perfume that’s a fresher alternative to Bronze Goddess, an excellent, high-performing vitamin C serum that won’t break the bank and a workable version of Weleda’s bestselling Skin Food moisturiser.

best new beauty launches spring 2019

Click play to find out what I’ve been testing and how it all fared – there’s a list of featured products underneath the video pane, should you be inclined to cheat. I can tell you though, that if you do jump ahead to the list then you won’t hear about the nicest cleanser in current existence…

La Roche-Posay C10 Serum, £25.33 here*:

Weleda Skin Food Light, £7.95 here*:

Clinique Even Better Refresh Foundation, £30 here*:

Clarins Bronzer – launches soon

Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip, £19 here*:

Atelier Cologne Pacific Lime, £55 here*:

Emma Hardie Moringa Light Cleansing Gel, £34 here*:

Bioderma Micellar Cleanser with new pump, find here*:

Kate Somerville +Retinol Vita C Power Serum, £84 here*:

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  1. Vee
    May 12, 2019 / 9:42 pm

    Thanks for the vid Ruth. You’ve mentioned Kate Somerville Retinol + vita C, and medik8 r-retinoate in some of your recent launches reviews. in your opinion, which one is better? Especially in terms of irritation. They’re both meant to be pretty strong. I’ve used Paula’s 1% and seem to tolerate it well, and I’m looking to up the strength/switch up a bit. Thanks a bunch.

    • May 13, 2019 / 10:42 am

      I’d say that the PC one feels stronger than both the others, tbh! But maybe my skin/perceptions of strength are weird! : )
      What about the Neostrata? Caroline Hirons has been doing a really in-depth series on retinol, listing strengths and so on, is well worth a look! xx

  2. April 29, 2019 / 11:43 pm

    I thought I’d hate it due to my dislike for lime, but damn if that Atelier Pacific Lime isn’t brilliant.

  3. Lisa
    April 24, 2019 / 2:30 pm

    Hi Ruth, which shade are you in the Clinique refresh foundation? x

    • Rachael Lye
      April 25, 2019 / 10:30 am

      Ruth is Shade Nw28. AMR Rach x

  4. April 19, 2019 / 11:00 pm

    That clinique foundation looks so light! need to give it a whirl hehe

    xoxo <3

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