The Beauty Memo

The 7 Best New Beauty Products To Try Now

L-R (center image): 111Skin Wrinkle Erasing Retinol Patches; Hourglass Unlocked Soft Matte Lipstick; Diptyque Do Son Limited Edition; Hermès Beauty Les Mains Nail Polish Carrousel Set

From targeted line-busting patches, and a two-step mask that weaves its skin-smoothing magic overnight, to the newest lip plumper that really works, and a highly covetable nail-polish set, these are the latest launches worth investing in – as chosen by the NET-A-PORTER team


The ultimate needle-free lip plumper Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DermInfusions Plump + Repair Lip Treatment

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s Plump + Repair Lip Treatment is a hydrating balm formula that plumps your pout (it did mine in seconds), helps to define your lip line, and boosts lip color using four molecular weights of hyaluronic acid and smoothing peptides. I love it as an overnight treatment for a more pillowy pout come morning; or applied over lip liner during the day for a non-sticky alternative to gloss. Plus, when used alongside the brand’s DRx Spectralite LipWare Pro device (the treatment is best applied after the three-minute LED session), this duo has been known to mimic the effects of filler and fade vertical lines around the mouth over the course of several weeks. Alice Casely-Hayford, content director

The smart skin patches 111Skin Wrinkle Erasing Retinol Patches

Designed to slot into your existing skincare routine as a targeted treatment, these genius Wrinkle Erasing Retinol Patches from 111Skin, the brand that made the sheet mask an Instagram star, come in varying sizes to ‘inject’ frown lines, laughter lines, crow’s feet or any area in need of a firming, smoothing boost with the heavy-hitting actives of retinol, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and peptides. Delivered via micro cones (moulded from these ingredients), you wear them overnight – or for at least two hours – to get the most benefits. Newby Hands, contributing global beauty director

The nail-polish collection you didn’t know you needed Hermès Beauty Les Mains Nail Polish Carrousel Set

Exclusive to NET-A-PORTER, this nail-polish collection from Hermès Beauty is utterly covetable. It features all 24 shades of the brand’s highly pigmented nail-polish hues (from a sheer pink to an assortment of reds and a beautifully rich chocolatey-brown) that stay chip-free for longer than most non-gel varnishes (Rouge Grenade, a universally flattering pink-tinged red, lasted a solid six days on my nails). What’s more, each one comes in a Pierre Hardy-designed glass bottle with a gold foil-topped cap that look as good on your countertop as they do in the round, signature orange box (there’s even the aptly titled Orange Boite nail-varnish shade to match). Malena Harbers, acting beauty editor

The iconic floral fragrance with a twist Diptyque Do Son Limited Edition

Anchored by tuberose, this beloved floral scent from Diptyque offers a unique mix of jasmine, ylang-ylang, sweet berries and a salty sea breeze – the fragrant equivalent of the coastal town of Don Son in Vietnam. Both the eau de toilette (a refreshing spicy-floral scent for the everyday) and the eau de parfum (a more sultry iteration that is ideal for after dark) come in a limited-edition bottle featuring an exquisite sketch of a seaside pagoda in Do Son (built by Diptyque founder Yves Coueslant’s father). Display it on your vanity or bathroom shelving for a statement piece that looks as striking as it smells. Abigail Gwyther, assistant buyer

The lipstick finish to covet Hourglass Unlocked Soft Matte Lipstick

If you love Hourglass’s Unlocked Satin Crème lipsticks, prepare to be enamored with the range’s newest matte formula, too. What’s genius about these velvety iterations (offered in eight shades, including Tigerlily, a muted coral that flatters all skin tones) is the addition of lip conditioners in the formula (made with all-vegan waxes), so that it works to smooth and prime lips when you apply it, helping to avoid any flaking that can come with a matte finish. You’ll still get bold, long-lasting color, but with a beautifully soft, blurred effect as well. MH

The decadent overnight mask La Prairie Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation Mask

La Prairie’s ultra-luxurious Platinum collection is designed to deliver results to rival an in-office aesthetic treatment, and this newest formula – a two-step overnight mask – doesn’t disappoint. Following a thorough cleanse, you start with a silky gel concentrate (which comes in a pre-dosed vial), followed by a richer, more hydrating cream. Both contain the brand’s special Platinum Multi-Peptide and Exclusive Cellular Complex to reset, renew and supercharge the skin’s nightly rejuvenation process. While it comes at a high price, you’ll ultimately see more lifted, tighter post-facial skin in the morning – which is well worth the indulgence. Rosie Jameson, senior buyer

The next-level makeup organizer Brunello Cucinelli textured-leather cosmetics case

The understated design, chic white-textured leather finish and spacious size of this cosmetics case from Brunello Cucinelli (a design house synonymous with luxurious, sumptuous textures) offers plenty to lust after. There are multiple zippered compartments for stashing your makeup go-tos securely inside, while the main one is spacious enough for bulkier items and a few skincare essentials, too. But it’s the little touches that really elevate this case: it has a convenient wipe-clean interior, to ensure that cleaning any makeup spillage is a breeze, as well as a top handle for easy carrying when traveling. Abigail Routley, senior buyer