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These new beauty must-haves are sure to spark joy

Yes yes, we know… Marie Kondo would frown on us using her mantra to urge acquisition (sorry Marie!) but, these recent arrivals are too good to bypass. Certain to trigger some warm fuzzy feelings, check out the fresh hits you don’t want to miss…

Huda knows the fast-track to our make up-loving hearts and her fabulous {Neon Obsessions} will make your pulse quicken… Each boasting butter-soft powders in highlighter hues, these ultra-bright edits are not fit for wallflowers (you’ve been warned). Sure to spark joy with their mood-boosting shimmers and foil-effect shades – not to mention the beautiful, pigment-rich ‘suedes’ – these knock-em-dead palettes are perfectly portable and, they’re so vivid there’s no risk of these getting lost in the depths of your make up bag (bonus).

Trust Anya Hindmarch to know what we want before we do! Consistently making the mundane amazing, who could resist her new range of {diffusers}? Certain to brighten the gloomiest Tuesday, each of the jars boasts a different expression – from cute to confused – while the porcelain pencils (in shades of pink, saffron or sage) make these quirky confections a great way to update your mantelpiece. Cult Beauty’s ‘Copy Cave’ currently smells like a {Lollipop} – although we’ve trained our eyes on {Pencil Shavings} (because: #wordnerds)

Er… “Hello {Darling}! Don’t you look gorgeous?” We know that we shouldn’t judge books (or sunscreens!) by their covers but, rules don’t apply when an SPF looks this dang cool. A straightforward edit of sun care encompassing reef-friendly shields, tan enhancer and skin-soothing milk for those days when you’ve lain in ‘the shade’ (we’ve all been there), these holographic and sorbet-hued bottles are perfect for holiday flatlays and look über-chic in your new basket bag.

Wherever you’re destined this summer, don’t embark on your quest for adventure without packing NARS’ {Summer Lights Face Palette} – a slimline and versatile edit of powders to sculpt and enhance face and eyes. Each stunning colour is perfectly textured to emulate sea-patterned beaches or wind-weathered rocks (you’ll practically hear the waves lapping the beach when you open its exquisite lid), and the shades range from champagne to coffee by way of taupe, toffee and soft terracotta (we die).

When it comes to ‘joy sparkers’, they don’t come much better than {Squish} – a lemon-shaped sex toy you squeeeeeeeze when you wanna go faster. The fruitiest vibrator we’ve ever seen, this clever gizmo is more than a novelty – trust us, there’s cutting-edge tech at its core. With a cool ‘record’ function that stores your specific ‘squeeze’ patterns, press ‘play’ and this savvy love-lemon will mimic your customised journey to orgasm heaven. There’s no way this baby is NOT a necessity…

A jewel in the crown of your skin care collection, Herbivore’s {Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion} is brimming with natural, fruit-derived acids to gently resurface without irritation. Developed to care for your skin and your soul, the brand staunchly advocate ‘rituals’ over ‘regimes’, urging you all to enjoy a few moments of me-time while treating your face (and your body) with heavenly, ethical, vegan and goooood-looking potions. A godsend for skin that feels rough or looks lacklustre, {Prism} is perfect for smoothing and swiftly revitalising – if that doesn’t ‘spark joy’, we don’t know what will…


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...