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Gwen Stefani Has a New Makeup Line + More Beauty News

Emily Turner
Photography Courtesy of Sephora

Including a scrumptious new body cream and the ultimate in-shower must-have for your gym bag.

Gxve by Gwen Stefani makeup line drops at Sephora

Gwen Stefani makeup line
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It was only a matter of time before Gwen Stefani released her own makeup range inspired by her famous red lips and killer brows. Gxve by Gwen Stefani (pronounced “give”) is indeed inspired by her love of the classics but has been formulated with high-performance colour payoff in mind. The range is highly edited with only a few red lip colours, four eyeshadow palettes (all in neutral shades), two brow pencil formulas, a black eyeliner pencil (dubbed “Spiderwebs,” of course) and a universal priming face oil, but we can only guess there’s more exciting drops to come. The whole line has earned Sephora’s certified clean label and based on the fact that it just about instantly sold out, we’d say so far it seems hella good.

This cult firming cream just got a new scent

Sol de Janeiro cream
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Sol de Janeiro, makers of the much-loved Brazilian Bum Bum Body Cream, have released another firming cream with an equally delicious scent. The new Beija Flor Elasti-Cream is inspired by hummingbirds (beija flor translates to “flower kisser”) to kiss your skin with all the nourishment it needs to look lush in time for the sunny season. Clinically proven to build collagen, the luxe cream also contains cacay nut oil, said to be an effective alternative to retinol, and hydrating squalane. Even if the skin benefits don’t woo you, we can guarantee that the vacation-in-a-jar scent complete with exotic florals, pink dragonfruit and sea salt will.

Summer Fridays releases its first deep hydration serum

Summer Fridays serum
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This new weightless jelly serum from Summer Fridays is aimed at drenching SOS-mode skin with mega-hydration. Glycerin, squalane and hyaluronic acid join forces in the oil-free Dream Oasis serum for a refreshing feel that leaves skin soft, silky, and most importantly, plump with moisture. For those whose skin is feeling particularly dry and/or sensitive ATM, you can layer this fragrance-free formula under your go-to moisturizer, while added aloe, colloidal oatmeal and chamomile will help keep your complexion looking and feeling calm.

A new shower must-have from Jack Black

Jack Black body scrub
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For when you need that extra-refreshing deep clean (say, post workout) this new exfoliating cleanser from Jack Black is just the thing. Perfect for your gym bag, it contains volcanic charcoal to zap odour, dirt and dead skin cells. A moisturizing blend of shea butter, aloe, sea algae and baobab oil leave your skin feeling fresh and hydrated, while the amazingly refreshing saltwater-like scent will leave you feeling ready to take on the world post-rinse.

Valentino drops two romantic fragrances

Valentino Born in Roma
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Valentino’s latest eaux de parfums for men and women, dubbed Born in Roma Coral Fantasy, are inspired by that magic part of day when the sun begins to set (and you feel like you still have the whole night ahead of you.) Both feature a romantic rosy-orange juice and the house’s trademark studs. The donna scent is a unique oriental-fruity number, with juicy top notes of kiwi and orange and an exotic woody trail filled with Indian jasmine and creamy Texan cedarwood. Uomo, on the other hand, has a decidedly sexier take on the golden hour with aromatic notes of lavender and clary sage combined with earthy hits of patchouli and smoky tobacco.

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