On My Radar

On My Radar / New in Beauty

December 23, 2015

Is it too early for spring beauty yet? For those looking forward, there is a lot on the horizon for spring that focuses on fresh and glowing beauty. I’ve already spotted sneak peeks of new foundation releases from Chanel, Laura Mercier, YSL, Armani, NARS to name a few – all to be launching soon. For now, here’s a roundup of new beauty launches on my radar that you can purchase right now if you need instant gratification. I placed a large order a couple days ago for some Dior spring items and also picked up a few pieces from Chanel spring. I’ll be testing them in the next week and have swatches as soon as I can.
  1. Chanel Collection L.A. Sunrise for spring 2016 has started to trickle in stores and is now live on Chanel.com, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. It has a brighter feel than what I normally go for, but I love that everything is lively and colorful. What I picked up (reviews + swatches soon):
  2. Charlotte Tilbury Magic just launched the Magic Skin Trilogy with two new additions to her Magic Line. I’m a huge fan of her Magic Cream ($100) and couldn’t be more thrilled to see it available now in the Magic Night Cream ($145) and Magic Eye Rescue Cream ($60). I’ve been testing both of the new items for 3 days now, will have a report back after a few more days but I can say now that the Magic Night Cream is phenomenal – I wake up with glowing skin. (Also available in a Magic Skin Trilogy Set for $285.)
  3. YSL Spring Look just launched with a collection of pastels. I have my eye on the Glossy Stains ($36) in Tangerine Boho and Rose Folk along with the La Laque Couture Nail Polish ($27) in Love Pink.
  4. Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint ($33) launched a few weeks ago. I went to two counters to see if they had it in stock and both had sold out so I ordered it online. I’m excited to see how it compares to the ones from Clarins and Dior.
  5. Dior has a couple spring launches, one is a Lip Glow collection which features the Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Lip Balm ($33) in Lilac. As a fan of the pink and coral, I’m really excited to see how this one wears.
  6. Dior Glowing Gardens for Spring has light and airy colors with powders ebossed with gorgeous floral designs. The Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powders ($58) in Glowing Pink and Glowing Nude look so pretty. There are two Eyeshadow Palettes in Blue Garden and Rose Garden ($63 each) but as one who rarely wears aqua or green eyeshadow, I will need to test before splurging.
  7. Tarte just launched their Chiseling Charmers Deluxe Contour Set ($24, online only). This looks promising.
  8. Glamglow’s latest is a peel-off mask called Gravitymud Firming Treatment ($69). I need this like yesterday.
  9. Henri Bendel Champagne Candle ($30), need I say more? My local store was sold out but had one burning in-store. It smells amazingly fresh.
My wishlist is already a mile long. I will need to do some sorting, thinking and prioritizing before splurging. What’s on your radar for the upcoming spring beauty season?

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  • i have to have the Chanel nail color in Sunrise Trip. i LOOOOVE blue and purple nail color – i can't get enough!!!!!!! xo sj

  • I'm looking forward to Chanel Spring!

  • Alix

    Arrrrgh, I'm supposed to go on a no-buy at the beginning of the year, and here you are tempting me!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for this spring preview. I love it. I bought the Chanel blush, green IdO, nail polish and pink Coco shine. Great timing for this post ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • JDV

    Oh oh oh I just ordered both YSL spring nail colors!

  • madrose

    Would the Henri Bendel candle fit in the Diptyque Photophore for standard size candles? Thank you!

  • Like you I am a bit unsure about the vividness of Chanel Spring 2016 but I will get the compact and the polish at UK launch. I ordered my Charlotte Tilbury Night Cream yesterday having loved the pre launch samples. I don't really use eye cream anymore since Sali Huges (UK Beauty Writer on National paper The Guardian) suggested it was the one part of a beauty regime that could be removed as a good face cream will work just as well. I followed her advice about 6 months ago and my eye area is none the worse for it and if I need a pep up before an occasion cucumber / teabag compress does the job. I'm holding back quite a bit because I can't wait to hear what Tom Ford is doing and apart from a Purifying Oil for the face I haven't been told anything by my ladies who say they haven't been told anything either. I did notice today however that those dreadful Ombres that TF released in September and the Christmas Lash Tips have all been heavily discounted in the Christmas Sales starting tomorrow. I have NEVER seen TF product discounted by line but there are a few duds which I expect they have overstocks of that need clearing out. Did anyone ever get an answer or comment from TF as to why the performance of the Ombres was so bad? I didn't think the lash tips would work as it's too gimmicky for his demographic. I sort of fell into the Rodial Bee Venom range last year and I'm loving it. It makes my skin look plumped up & juicy.

  • I was really lucky that the Chanel counter at Lord & Taylor had the new blush during their Friends & Family so I got the discount! It's really beautiful and I'm looking forward to wearing it. From the other collections, I am interested in the Dior Illuminating powders but that's about it as I'm not a fan of pastels. I will pass. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!