The Beauty Memo

The 7 Best New Beauty Products To Try Now

From a jumbo version of an A-list-favorite face cream to the newest LED for lips and covetable makeup shades inspired by the Lunar New Year, these are the latest launches worth investing in, as chosen by the NET-A-PORTER team


The mega-sized cult cream Augustinus Bader The Cream 100ml

“As one of the most talked-about moisturizers (still), Augustinus Bader’s The Cream is so popular because of the truly nourishing and incredibly glowy results it gives skin. It now comes in a decadent 100ml bottle, so you’ll have even more of the coveted formula before having to top up your supplies. Besides the skin-loving benefits, what I love most is its lightweight yet deeply hydrating texture, which sinks into skin nearly instantly and delivers a wonderfully silky, radiant base when layered under makeup.” Alice Casely-Hayford, content director

The LED for fuller lips Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DRx Spectralite LipWare Pro

“The difference in skin texture and tone that comes from LED (yes, it really does work) is now achievable for the skin around and on our lips, too. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s FDA-cleared LED lip device uses 56 lights in an array of wavelengths (amber, red, deep red and infrared) to stimulate circulation and collagen production at all layers of the skin, and in just three minutes a day. The result? Fewer fine lines, a more even texture, a brighter, natural lip color and a more defined, fuller pout. Even better, it comes with a detachable mouthpiece for hands-free plumping.” Malena Harbers, acting beauty editor

The lip shade to covet U Beauty The Plasma Lip Compound in Shanghai

“If, like me, you’re a fan of the plumping, smoothing, line-blurring goodness of U Beauty’s tinted lip treatments, you’ll want to add this bright cherry shade to your collection. The cool-toned red hue is not only universally flattering, but it applies sheer and glossy – so is ideal for dialing up or down, depending on the occasion. What’s more, founder Tina Craig created the limited-edition hue in celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year – and in ode to her Chinese grandmother, who wore little makeup other than a red lipstick.” Newby Hands, contributing global beauty director

The glow-to-go palette Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette Colour-Coded Eyeshadows in Queen of Luck

“Filled with four neutral eyeshadows (in shimmer, iridescent and chrome finishes), this newest eyeshadow palette (in celebration of the New Lunar Year of the Dragon) offers what Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup does best: complementary nude-toned hues that deliver a truly wearable look for both day and night. I love to layer the golden shadow (Prime) with the gold-inflected pink shade (Enhance) all over lids to start, line the lashline with the warm terracotta brown (Smoke) for added definition, and finish the look with a dab of champagne shimmer (Pop) in the center of the lids to really catch the light.” Abigail Routley, senior buyer

The must-try retinol routine Auteur + NET SUSTAIN Retinol Renewal Set

“Exclusive to NET-A-PORTER, this trio from Auteur (in recyclable and refillable glass bottles) features the brand’s most coveted skin transformers. Use the Definitive Enzyme Cleanser – a travel-friendly powder format – in the morning for an instantly brighter, polished canvas (thanks to anti-inflammatory ectoin and gentle AHAs); followed by the Definitive Hyaluron Activator Serum to calm, plump and thoroughly hydrate skin. Finish in the evening with the Definitive Retinol Serum – a true powerhouse serum for skin-cell turnover, thanks to bakuchiol (a natural retinol) paired with lactic and glycolic acids.” Rosie Jameson, senior buyer

The modern rose fragrances Jo Malone London Rose Amber and Rose Blush Colognes

“Perpetually timeless, the traditional scent of rose has been given a twist in these limited-edition bottles from Jo Malone London (etched with unique graphic floral illustrations, too). First up is Rose Blush Cologne, a blend of powdery rose petals paired with fresh basil grand verte, juicy lychee and warming white musk, for a soft, floral mix. For after-dark, Rose Amber Cologne is my new go-to – inspired by the English Tudor rose, it blends spicy cloves with opulent amber for a definitively striking take on the humble pink-and-red bloom.” MH

The multi-tasking hairspray Hair Rituel by Sisley The Invisible Hair Spray

“This barely-there hairspray from Hair Rituel by Sisley is fine but effective – and perfect for not only keeping hair in place (without a hint of stiffness), but also for giving your style a hit of volume. Spray it at the roots for instant lift, spritz it from the mid-shaft down to add texture to loose styles, or mist it all over to keep your style in place. However you choose to use it, you’ll love the added nourishing benefits (down to pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E) and the ease with which you can brush it out.” Abigail Gwyther, assistant buyer