Beauty Bulletin

4 hot new beauty treats that’ll make your day!

Gilly Ferguson
Gilly Ferguson,-Contributing Editor

Charlotte Tilbury’s glorious new liquid lipstick, the rise of the ‘Scandi hairline’, plus what’s in our Beauty Editor’s basket RN

Sticky season is about more than daily SPF and a killer bronzer (though these are incred’) – sometimes summer calls for even more wow, with decadent scents, juicy hot lips and TikTok’s new sun-kissed hair trick. Just as well then that June heralds these joyful new launches, all of them worthy of your time and money – and packed with summer feel goods as standard. IMHO, don’t do summer without…

TikTok trending: Scandi hairlines

Baby hairs, get in formation – 2023 is all about you – thanks to the Internet’s hottest hair trend, the ‘Scandi hairline’.

What is a ‘Scandi hairline’? A hair colour technique – in which a small section of hair is lightened, freehand, along your hairline. The trick is to go just one or two shades lighter than the rest of your hair – aka more ‘sun-kissed’, and less Ginger Spice circa 1996.

Why? Highlighting the face-framing parts of your hair instantly brightens up your face, looks natural, and gives you quick, easy and subtle summer vibes, no matter your hair colour or type. Lock colour in with Aveda Colour Control Leave-In Treatment, Rich, 100ml, £27.50.

3 of the best: scalp care solutions for 2023

Longing to soothe an itchy, dry scalp? Google searches for scalp care skyrocketed in June, with millions of us on a quest for happier, healthier hair care. The answer? 2023’s best dry-scalp treatments (below), all designed to strengthen the natural skin barrier function, improve scalp health and s-o-o-t-h-e.

Most wanted: Diptyque does summer

Diptyque’s limited edition summer collection does not disappoint. Designed to capture how summer feels (the hours slackening, time slowing down) with a duo of scents that ‘dive into the rhythm of Mediterranean nature’. 

First, there's Ilio, an eau de toilette drenched with fresh, juicy notes of prickly pear, lively bergamot and softening white jasmine ‘to make the sun shine even brighter’. Next, there’s Citronnelle – loaded with lively lemongrass, neroli and orange blossom to evoke warm summer evenings, when the sun is setting and the air cools. 

Photo: @bellahadid for @matteaston
Photo: @bellahadid for @matteaston
Photo: @bellahadid for @matteaston

New: Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Lip Blur

Hold the homepage, Charlotte Tilbury has launched a new liquid lipstick and the world (and its lips) is excited! But what makes Lip Blur so utterly delicious? This matte-meets-moisture lipstick is infused with hyaluronic acid, simultaneously soaking lips, while helping to create a fuller-looking pout – blurring imperfections for smoother, fuller lips in an instant!

Available in eight shades (my fave is the suits-all Flame Blur – aka summer heat in a stick). Smudge the edges gently with your ring finger for a just-bitten look, or go for bold with one small-but-mighty swipe for a mega juicy colour pop. 

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