Cover We're rounding up the best beauty launches for August 2021 (Image: Francesca Gamboa)

There's a first time for everything, and there must be something in the water because some of the world's biggest beauty brands are introducing some exciting firsts in the month of August. From La Mer's first ever emulsion to Hourglass Cosmetics expansive new colour palettes, there's plenty to be excited about in the realm of make-up and skincare...

Hourglass Curator Eyeshadow Collection

Hourglass Cosmetics has long been known and loved for their neutral palette of nudes, reds and earthy tones. But its latest release, the Curator Eyeshadow Collection, is the fresh take on colour we didn’t know we needed.

The collection features 40 elegant shades ranging from olive green to sapphire blue and deep purple. Pick and mix  your customisable palette, which is crafted from tin and post-consumer recycled plastic to reduce waste. 

Vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly and now featuring more colours than we know what to do with... Hourglass leaves little room for excuses when it comes to adopting a cleaner beauty routine.  

Buy the Hourglass Cosmetics Curator Eyeshadow Collection here

Tatcha Indigo Overnight Repair Serum

Just as our bodies need to rest and reset overnight, the same goes for our skin. After a day of being exposed to make-up, pollution and climate, rest and nourishment is key for naturally healthy, glowing skin. So if you're not already privy to overnight serums, it's time to get familiar. 

Cult Japanese skincare brand Tatcha's latest release, the Indigo Overnight Serum, harnesses the ancient healing benefits of indigo for its soothing antibacterial properties. It also includes Hyaluronic Acid to replenish lost moisture and Mondo Grass Root to boost skin immunity.

Buy the Tatcha Indigo Overnight Serum here

See also: 5 Overnight Masks That Will Repair Your Skin While You Sleep

NARS The Climax Collection

Cat eyes and smoky eyes just got a hell of a lot hotter with NARS’ latest release, The Climax Collection.

The new Climax Liquid Eyeliner comes in what the brand claims to be their “deepest matte black yet”, and promises 16 seductive hours of smudge-free wear.

The complementary Climax Eyeshadow Palette featyres nine smoky shades including a matte mauve brown, matte khaki, slate blue and shimmering champagne to add depth and dimension.

Laura Mercier RoseGlow Collection

Laura Mercier has launched a new make-up collection, designed as an ode to one of her bestselling products, the Caviar Stick Eyeshadow in Rosegold.

The RoseGlow collection includes six new pigment-rich Caviar Stick Eye Shadows and a Limited Edition Highlighting Powder infused with finely milled, light reflecting pearls for a soft, rosy glow.

Shop the Laura Mercier RoseGlow collection here 

La Mer Hydrating Infused Emulsion

It's been a long time coming, but La Mer is finally introducing its first ever emulsion, the Hydrating Infused Emultion.

Designed to achieve a healthy and radiant complexion, this featherlight hydrator is formulated with nutrient-rich kelp and soy, complemented by the brand’s signature cell-renewing Miracle Broth™ to renew, strengthen and stabilise the skin.

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