The Best Beauty Buys for August 2022

The Best Beauty Buys for August 2022


You might be tired, cold and wet from the rain but there’s some good news for you- it’s August and the last month of winter. If your skin is also feeling the effects of the cold season, it might be time to invest in some of the hottest new beauty products set to hit shelves this month.

This year’s beauty product launches have seen plenty of game changers, from Hailey Bieber’s debut skincare to the ever-expanding range of luxury beauty tools.

These products promise to hydrate, moisturize, replenish and rejuvenate. From primers to eye shadow palettes, we’ve compiled a range of beauty buys to add to your beauty bag.

Drunk Elephant Ceramighty AF Eye Balm

This eye cream is packed with a blend of rich, naturally-sourced ingredients that promise to eradicate those pesky eye bags and tired skin. Whether you’re stepping off a long-haul flight or running to work on little sleep there’s nothing worse than dry, puffy and tired eyes. This eye cream is made with ceramide, plant omega-lipid complex and Avena Sativa Kernel Oil and Vitamin F, for a skincare ingredient cocktail your complexion will love.

Drunk Elephant Ceramighty AF Eye Balm
Drunk Elephant Ceramighty AF Eye Balm, A$90 | Source: Byrdie

Wonder Balm Kit

This wonder balm is here to meet your every skincare need with a formula featuring organic shea butter, moringa oil, and seabuckthorn oil. The balm includes Swertia Chirata- an exotic extract from Indian Gentian leaves which is used for its soothing properties.

Wonder Balm Kit
Wonder Balm Kit, A$22 | Source: Mecca

GHD Glide Smoothing Hot Brush

Say goodbye to chunky straighteners with the arrival of this GHD Glide smoothing brush. Combining a flat iron and hairbrush in one, the Glide is in-built with ceramic technology. Heated to a perfect 185 degrees, your hair will be left styled silky smooth.

GHD Glide Smoothing Hot Brush
GHD Glide Smoothing Hot Brush in Orchid Pink, A$250 | Source: Mecca

Sun Rising Illuminating Primer

As many of us have learned, primer is the key to a glowing makeup look. Working from within to moisturize and replenish your skin, this primer is a multi-purpose foundation for good skin. It’s comprised of the star ingredient hyaluronic acid and other nutrient-drenched ingredients. The result is a golden, dewy foundation perfect for revamping tired and dull-looking skin.

Sun Riser Illuminating Face Primer
Sun Riser Illuminating Face Primer, A$46.08 | Source: Revolve

Chantecaille 24-Karat Gold Mostiuriser

Moisturizers this sophisticated don’t come too often. This Chantecaille serum is made with gold heptapeptides and apple stem cells to soften the appearance of wrinkles, microalgae for radiating skin and cylindrica extract to help the skin lock in moisture.

Chatecaille 24-Karat Gold Firming Moisturizer
Chatecaille 24-Karat Gold Firming Moisturizer, A$449 | Source: Mecca

Morphe Ready in 5 Eyeshadow Palette

Made up of five tonal shades, this Morphe palette has an eyeshadow color ready for each and every occasion. A mixture of matte, monochrome colors and shimmering textures, you can work your way from a base to a glitzy and glittery finish. What’s more, this palette is cruelty-free and vegan for an ethical eyeshadow routine.

Morphe M2 Ready in 5 Eyeshadow Palette
Morphe M2 Ready in 5 Eyeshadow Palette, A$11 | Source: Mecca

Jo Malone Lavender & Moonflower Pillow Mist

Lavender and moonflower are the key ingredients in this Jo Malone mist that will bathe you in a serene and magical aroma. Taking your bedtime routine to the next level, this pillow mist is to be used over bedding and soft fabrics to guarantee a peaceful night’s slumber.

Jo Malone Lavender & Moonflower Pillow Mist
Jo Malone Lavender & Moonflower Pillow Mist, A$60 | Source: Mecca

Gua Sha Kit

Gua sha is a practice with roots in traditional Chinese medicine, which is today making its debut in many western skincare routines. The routine involves massaging the gua sha over the face to alleviate stressed and swollen skin. This Gua Sha Kit is cut from non-porous stainless steel to guarantee everlasting use.

Gua Sha Facial Tool Kit
Gua Sha Facial Tool Kit, A$35 | Source: Mecca

L’Occitane Reset Duo

For skin that is frequently stressed, dry or tired, this reset duo serum is for you. The unique ingredients offered here are Acmella, Irmotelle essential oil and Marjoram, each specifically matched to a certain part of your complexion. This Reset Duo is the perfect present for anyone you think might need a skincare pick-me-up.

L'OCCITANE Reset Duo
L’OCCITANE Reset Duo, A$159 | Source: David Jones

Susanne Kaufman Hyaluron Body Gel

Hyaluronic acid features again, this time in an all-body skin hydration milk. This body gel is a mix of active and natural ingredients to result in smooth and glowing skin. Ideally used after shaving or sunbathing.

Susanne Kaufmann Hyaluron Body Gel
Susanne Kaufmann Hyaluron Body Gel, A$90 | Source: Susanne Kaufmann

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