The Best New Beauty Launches In August

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The Best New Beauty Launches In August

Welcome to The Haul, our monthly column where we uncover the best new beauty products to add to your shopping cart.

In addition to scorching temperatures, August ushered in a hot new lineup of beauty products, making the sweltering month more enjoyable. This month, we tried everything from a buzzy champagne-infused sunscreen with a 1,500-person waitlist to a game-changing cream blush that doesn’t transfer or fade. We have to admit though that the fresh crop of overnight creams and serums are what we loved the most—because who doesn’t love waking up to smooth glowing skin every day (or one less reason to apply concealer)?

Ahead, we’ve rounded up 12 new beauty launches that will make you look and feel good as you head back to the office (or to school) after closing out the summer. And with the impending arrival of fall, now is the perfect time to refresh your makeup and skincare routine, so get a head start by adding these brand new arrivals to your shopping cart.

An Eye Cream That Eliminates Imperfections

Kinship Brightwave Energizing + Brightening Eye Cream

Kinship’s Brightwave Energizing and Brightening Eye Cream will help you achieve a wide-awake look before applying concealer, thanks to its peach tint that softly blurs the appearance of dark circles. Plus, it uses ingredients that are clinically proven to diminish wrinkles, discoloration and puffiness around the eyes, like vitamin C, red algae and chaga mushroom.

A Sensual Scent

The unique combination of woodsy and floral notes makes Tom Ford’s Ombré Leather Parfum the perfect fragrance for transitioning from summer to fall. The alluring notes of black leather, violet leaf, cedarwood and jasmine sambac give way to this sensual unisex scent.

Pigments That Pop

Pat McGrath’s Labs’ Mothership IX palette Huetopian Dreams is a compilation of 10 dynamic shades in various finishes (from matte to metallic to duochrome) that will take your makeup look to kaleidoscopic dimensions. These prismatic pigments are stunning from every angle, whether applied to eyelids or even on the high points of your face.

A Time-Rewinding Retinol

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Acid Overnight Wrinkle Treatment

To improve fine lines and wrinkles, fade dark spots, stimulate collagen production (or all the above), consider adding this overnight wrinkle treatment from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare to your nighttime routine. Made with retinol, bakuchiol, ferulic acid, niacinamide and evening primrose extract, this formula supports the skin’s natural renewal process and rejuvenates it while you sleep—without causing irritation.

A Restorative Overnight Treatment

Like most of Tatcha’s products, the Indigo Overnight Repair treatment is formulated with Hadasei-3, the brand’s proprietary complex for gently resurfacing the skin, and ingredients that yield glowing results. Japanese indigo soothes and calms irritation, ceramides deeply nourish the skin and hyaluronic acid delivers a burst of hydration.

A Buildable Cream-To-Powder Blush

From the brand that brought us the infamous Beautyblender comes another makeup innovation that delivers a skin-like finish: Bounce Liquid Whip Cream Blush. Enhanced with hyaluronic acid, tourmaline and vitamin C, the hybrid cream-to-powder formula is available in four shades that go on smooth and emit a lit-from-within glow.

Moisturizer For Dry, Sensitive Skin

Peace Out skincare is known for banishing breakouts, and its latest innovation helps streamline that process. Peace Out Repairing Moisturizer is a fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula that strengthens the skin’s barrier using ingredients that soothe and moisturize the skin, while keeping environmental aggressors out. Made with sensitive, oily and blemish-prone skin in mind, this nourishing cream is alcohol-free and suitable for daily use.

An Incredibly Indulgent Sunscreen

You’ll want to raise a toast to Vacation’s Chardonnay Oil because it delivers the shine you want and the sun protection you need. This buzzy formula made from Chardonnay grape seed and a slew of natural oils is streak-free and laced with the brand’s Grand Cru ’86 fragrance, which is reminiscent of summery scents (think: saltwater and classic sunscreen notes of coconut and banana). If a glow-enhancing sunscreen that smells intoxicatingly good isn’t worth celebrating, we don’t know what is.

Glowing Shades To Enhance Every Skin Tone

Charlotte Tilbury Super Nudes Nudegasm Bronze, Sculpt and Glow Face Palette

Summer may be fleeting, but you can maintain your glow with this bronzing, sculpting and highlighting palette from Charlotte Tilbury. The shades in this quad subtly illuminate the skin and deliver a sun-kissed effect.

A Game-Changing Facial Oil

When it comes to boosting skin’s elasticity, there are few facial oils that can compare to Summer Fridays’ Heavenly Sixteen. It’s formulated with not one but 16 noncomedogenic vegan oils that moisturize, plump and protect the skin like nobody’s business.

A Pencil For Defining Your Brows Like A Pro

Detailing your brows just got a lot easier, thanks to this double-ended brow pencil featuring a blade-shaped tip on one side (for creating fine hair-like strokes) and a custom spoolie on the other side (for blending out color). Since the masterfully crafted brow tool is formulated with açaí oil, a natural emollient, the pigment glides on smoothly for skip-free application.

A Skin Corrector With A Radiant Finish

This concealer blurs out imperfections and delivers medium-to-full coverage while leaving a luminous, second-skin finish. Available in 25 shades that won’t oxidize or settle into fine lines, this amino acid-infused creamy pigment melts into the skin like magic—just as the name suggests.

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