This year seems to be rolling on so quickly that I’m at this point just waiting for 2020 at the doh! August ushers in the feeling that summer won’t last for much longer and fall is right around the corner. One thing I do know for sure is that I nor my coins can keep count of all the awesome beauty products that launched this year heck even this past month of August. It’s a lot, from foundations, makeup products, skincare to fragrances. In all the jumbo of beauty launches of August, we’ve looked at them all, assessed the prices and what we feel are our beauty needs that aligns with our readers’ beauty needs and curated a list from there. Whether you are looking for a product to help keep that summer glow, keep you smelling summery fresh or the such, these 15 beauty products that launched in August are the ones we want to add to our beauty bag and think you should consider too. The most exciting release has to be the foundation from Pat McGrath labs which if you are nearby a Sephora, you can get a sample to try for yourself.
Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation $68 | BUY HERE
The makeup artists’ makeup artist with the billion dollar beauty line, has finally released her highly anticipated foundation line, ok technically this dropped at the end of July but it was right on the cusp so we will just add it here and you will deal. This foundation described as “long-wearing, customizable foundation that builds from sheer to medium coverage.”
Anastasia Beverly Hills and Jackie Aina $45 | BUY HERE
Bayybbbee Jackie Aina the beauty uber influencer has done it with the launch of this collaboration with Anastasia BH. The palette which range in names from Wiggalese, Edges, Credit, Lituation to Dwollahs is limited-edition and features Jackie’s must-have colors for gorgeous looks.
Riki Loves Riki Colorful Lighted Mirrored Compact Case $85 | BUY HERE
This is the perfect travel compact meets beauty product holder. What it is is an LED-lit mirrored compact designed to hold pans of your favorite products.
Huda Beauty x Khalana eyelashes $19 | BUY HERE
I usually get eyelash extensions but every once in a while I give my eyes and pockets a break. I am pretty picky when it comes to influencer x beauty brand collars but since Khalana was a beauty editor before jumping ship to the other side, I trust it. I bought a Kevin Wade x Famelash eyelashes and liiiiisten you couldn’t tell me anything while those babies were fluttering on my eyes. Who doesn’t love a fab lash moment.
Fenty Beauty Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler $20 | BUY HERE
Rihanna really shook the table when her beauty brand Fenty launched and since they have been rolling out covetableble must have product after must have product. This is the brand’s first brow product and it dropped August 23. This brow map formula is waterproof and smudge resistant. The price is still a bit high for an eyebrow product but its definitely comparable to others in terms of pricing of product in the same category so worth giving a try.
Zoë Kravitz x YSL Beauté Rouge Pur Couture $38 | BUY HERE
Forget that Zoe Kravitz, the spawn of beauties Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravtz seemed to have inherited both parents great looks and features, she’s also set herself apart as a beauty muse. She was named a face of YSL beauty in 2017 and has been a great ambassador to the brand ever since. To take the relationship up a notch they are releasing a line of 7 lip color in satin, matte, or shimmer finish as part of Zoë Kravitz’s personal collection of the iconic YSL lipstick, Rouge Pur Couture”. Her handpicked shades come in three reds and three nudes, with three unique finishes; satin, matte, and shimmer. Named and inspired by her loved ones, Zoë brings her own strong identity to the pure and powerful, highly pigmented lipstick. Inspired by her favorite Saint Laurent bag and her signature Black Opium bottle Zoë designed a one of a kind lipstick case fully decked out in glittery lacquer and embellished with a matte black signature YSL logo. In just one stroke, luxurious and highly pigmented color dresses the lips with intense hydration and antioxidant care.”
Ellis Brooklyn WEST Eau de Parfum Travel Spray $30 | BUY HERE
Ellis Brooklyn is a clean beauty brand that I recently discovered (more on that to come) and wowowow! The products I’ve tested so far are great and the smell so unique yet not overpowering in fragrance. I love their Super Ego cable and this travel size of the west perfume spray is a necessary piece in my carryon travel luggage. Price is reasonable too.
Peach & Lily Pore Proof Perfecting Clay Mask | BUY HERE
Listen, a great night involves a great bottle of Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc or a full bodied 14%+ Zinfandel, great crime drama and skincare session. This mask looks like the great addition to a night in and as someone that has deep pores, that gets worse in the summer time, I need this for fall night in; its described as being “made for those clogged pores that just won’t clear up and go away” containing Bentonite + Kaolin Clay. Its currently sold out on Peach & Lily’s site but you can find it at Ulta.
Armani Beauty Lip Maestro Lip Stain $38 | BUY HERE
Armani launched this line with several beauty influencers. This is a next gen lip stain that not only goes on matte but plumps the lips and gives it hydration. The colors look interesting to try.
Goop Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator $112 | BUY HERE
Three(ish) words that have me salivating for a new product: Luminous skin! Instant glow! Exfoliator! Where do I sign up? As someone who has oily skin with trouble dark spots, due to my picking, I am always on the search for something to give me a good glow especially on days when I don’t want to wear or layer on foundation. The price on this goop product seems a bit steep so let me try and find a sample before committing a whole week’s work of uber rides.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum $350 | BUY HERE
I’ve heard great things about this brand and my skin is at the stage where I need to take good care of it so I can continue to look years younger than I actually am. A super anti-aging serum for all skin types that contains special extracts of purslane, skullcap and other strong antioxidants.
Chanel Gabrielle Essence | BUY HERE
This new scent from Chanel is described as “a voluptuous, intensely feminine luminous floral fragrance inspired by the free and passionate woman who became Coco Chanel” yes that is also the woman I want to be and bossy so I am sold.
Lancôme Idôle Eau de Parfum $59–$123 | BUY HERE
I don’t tend to buy products based solely on sentimental reasons but Lancôme perfume reminds me of my younger days when I would watch my mom get ready and spritz on perfumes wishing to one day be a big girl to be able to do it. Also the advert for the perfume features Zendaya in a fearless Joan of Arc-esque role riding into the sunset, so yea need!want!love!
Pat McGrath Labs Eye Ecstasy: Eye Shadow Palette Mini | BUY HERE
If you’ve never tried a Pat McGrath eyeshadow color, you obviously hate getting compliments. Its one of the most pigmented products I’ve ever tried and the great thing is these mini’s are very reasonable on the pockets because the large eyeshadow palettes cost like $125 (I am not made of money nor do I have a life sponsor…yet). This palette, which could serve as a starter pack into the PML world, has the following colors: Synthetica, Lapis Luxury, Crimson Fire, Blue Blood, Gold Standard.
Clear Skin Days by Sephora Collection Brightening Peel Pads $12 | BUY HERE
I am always looking for products that will help enhance or brighten my skin while helping to get rid of dark spots and this product seems to be right up my alley. This Sephora peel pad “contains an effective blend of glycolic acid (2%), salicylic acid (1%), and niacinamide (0.5%) to reveal clearer, brighter, and smoother skin” so the ingredients don’t seem to be a harsh combo that would dry out the skin.
What do you think of our picks of these best products that launched in August?
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pronounced: Boh-la-jee, like the Bellagio but w/o the O. SLC Founder and Editor, loves to write about topics at the intersection of career and lifestyle for today's young professional and future leaders.