Welcome to Last Drop, where you can discover the newest and buzziest beauty launches hitting shelves near you.
If a fresh, juicy scent is what you’re looking for this summer, allow Maison Francis Kurkdijan’s new Aqua Media Cologne forte to awaken your senses. Each spritz takes you deeper into a garden brimming with tangy citrus and aromatic green leaves that feels like the dew of a crisp spring morning.
Rule number one of skin care is to always wear sunscreen, but somewhere high on the list should be investing in proper eye care, be it an eye cream or eye mask, like this one from Dr. Dennis Gross. The DermInfusions™ Lift + Repair Eye Mask hydrates around the eyes using a blend of niacinamide, l-ascorbic acid, and green tea to reveal firmer and smoother skin over time.
Nothing screams summer more than a juicy, glossy lip. This slim bullet swipes on creamy and hydrating like a luxurious lip balm but has a lipstick-like color payoff. The 12 different shades include everything from subtle nudes to a very moody berry, all with a high-shine finish.
Two ’90s icons have collaborated to create one cute collection. Clinique’s Black Honey shade first came to market as a sheer tinted lip balm that enhanced the lip’s natural color to create a just-kissed flush, and the lip gloss version is just as good. This iteration leaves lips looking super shiny and comes in Kate Spade’s playful packaging, along with three other best-selling shades.
ELLE’s editors are Lip Sleeping Mask obsessives. Nerisha’s so obsessed that she wrote an entire article dedicated to her love and Margaux has one in every room of her house. The newest addition to the sweet-flavored collection is fruity mango, which smells just like a sun-drenched, perfectly ripe piece of freshly-picked fruit.
Makeup artist, ultimate French girl, and mononym Violette‘s latest edition to her collection of Yeux Paint cream shadows is for purple lovers. Nuage de Lilas (or lilac cloud) is a creamy buildable pastel purple that looks perfectly vintage; Violette Sauvage is a moody deep violet shimmer.
Everybody, and we mean everybody (your grandmother! Emily Ratajkowski! Jennifer Lopez!), has used L’Oréal Paris’s 62-year-old Elnett Hairspray at some point in their life. The formula inside the gold bottle just recently went through a revamp, which has been pared down to six ingredients and is silicone-free. There’s a new fragrance, too, courtesy of a sandalwood-mandarin blend.
Designer mosquito repellent? Immediate yes. Loewe dropped a pair of four-wick outdoor candles, both designed to keep bugs at bay. Each of the candles comes inside a handmade terracotta container and the wicks are made of cotton. The flat, horizontal design encourages further scent throw (aka the reach of the scent) to go even further so bugs stay far, far away.
Before the summer damage starts (extra sun, chlorine, ocean water), invest in a leave-in conditioner that will protect and restore your hair. Part of Briogeo’s best-selling repair line, this creamy silicone-free formula was designed to moisturize and fix split ends on all hair types.
Summer calls for dewy, cream blush, and no one does radiant skin quite like Pat McGrath. The newest addition to her makeup line is the Divine Blush: Legendary Glow Colour Balm, which imparts a subtle flush of color to the cheeks and high points of the face or intense pigment as you build the color payoff.
This one’s for the shade-sitting, SPF-obsessed. Instagram’s favorite board-certified dermatologist, Shereene Idriss, has added a reflective UPF 50 sun visor to her array of skincare products. The purple-and-black shield is heat-resistant, blocks 99 percent of UVA and UVB rays, and is transparent so you can still see the world around you while stopping wrinkle-causing rays.
The super-delicate art on these colorful press-on nails is inspired by the Italian tiles you’re seeing all over Instagram (or, if in real life, then lucky you). Made from 94 percent post-consumer recycled materials, the set comes with 21 different nail sizes, so you’re likely to meet a perfect match for every finger. Plus, there’s a non-toxic nail glue for easy application.
Life’s too short to smooth on your favorite foundation or even stamp on blush with a boring brush. This tool from Mary Kay has pink synthetic fibers packed into the shape of a heart. What’s more, one dollar from every sale benefits the Mary Kay Ash Foundation and cancer research.
Beauty Commerce Editor
Nerisha is the beauty commerce editor at ELLE.com, covering all things beauty (and fashion and music). She has a penchant for sneakers and nude lip glosses, and spends way too much time re-watching 90s sitcoms.
As ELLE’s beauty editor, Margaux wants to try it all and do it all…and she does. She’s not afraid to chop, slather, dye, swipe, inject, and more—and if it’s worth your time and money, she’ll rave about it here.