beauty

'Why didn't someone tell me about this sooner?' 17 beauty products we're loving sick this month.

Mamamia’s beauty roundup series is your monthly look at the beauty products our team are loving - from the latest launches in skincare, hair and makeup to the old faves we've fallen for all over again.

For more beauty roundups, head to our hub page here.

We can't head into a new month without discussing the beauty products we've loved during this one. That would just be rude!

In April, the Mamamia team tried and tested plenty of new (and new to us) skincare, makeup, haircare and body care products, and we need to tell you all about them.

Before we get into it, watch our beauty editor try lube as primer! Post continues below.


Video via Mamamia.

Here you’ll find reviews of the best beauty products that launched in April, as well as the products we’ve rediscovered and fallen back in love with.

Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Bang Waterproof Mascara, $44, and They're Real Xtreme Precision Liner, $41.

"I'm obsessed with Benefit's new waterproof mascara and eyeliner. As someone who's a big fan of eye-rubbing these bad boiz have stayed on and stayed strong." - Emily Vernem, Social Media Producer and co-host of Lowbrow.

Image: Supplied.

ADVERTISEMENT

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 6 for Face and Body, $110.

"I'm also loving the colours in this palette. They're so pigmented and fun. I've been digging into the green shades." - Emily Vernem, Social Media Producer and co-host of Lowbrow.

Image: Supplied.

Kora Organics Active Algae Lightweight Moisturiser, $72.

"I struggle with pretty bad acne - I really only use prescription products BUT as my skin has cleared up, I've been slowly introducing new things into my routine. I got my hands on this new moisturiser and my skin has been loving it. It's super lightweight, so it doesn't leave me feeling oily or with pimples (which tends to happen when I use a moisturiser). I've been putting it on at night and it leaves me with hydrated, glowy skin in the morning." - Mikayla Floriano, Podcast Producer.

Image: The Iconic/Mamamia.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Sensitive Type Dream Clean - Milk Cleanser, $48.

"My skin is being so weird right now. I'm oily during the day but dry at night, so I'm stripping it back to basics with a good cleanser, oil and moisturiser. And this cleanser has been a treat. It's super gentle and suitable for all skin types including sensitive (hence the name of the brand), it doesn't have a scent, and just leaves my face feeling clean and hydrated. It's my new go-to." - Charlotte Begg, Lifestyle Writer.

Image: Supplied.

Wahl Designer Hair Dryer, $49.

"I've been on the hunt for a new hairdryer because my old Kmart one just isn't cutting it anymore. My boyfriend and I tried out this hairdryer in the change rooms at our gym and couldn't stop raving about it on the way home, so we bought one. It's so powerful and dries my thick hair so unbelievably fast - which is life-changing for someone who always has to blow dry their hair straight. Extra bonus: it's on sale at Shaver Shop." - Brielle Burns, News Writer.

ADVERTISEMENT

Image: Shaver Shop/Mamamia.

MCoBeauty Glow Lip Balm, $14.

"I'm a sucker for a lip gloss - anything that leaves my lips looking shiny and luscious, I'm all over it. These new MCoBeauty balms are the bomb. They come in four flavours (watermelon, berry, apple and rose) and hydrate like a balm, but shine like a gloss. I've been reaching for the watermelon one constantly." - Charlotte Begg, Lifestyle Writer.

Image: MCoBeauty/Mamamia.

ADVERTISEMENT

Emma Lewisham Skin Reset Serum, $140.

"Why didn't someone tell me to try Emma Lewisham products sooner? WHY, YOU GUYS? I've been using Skin Reset for the past couple of weeks and my face loves me again - I totally understand why it's such a standout product. It deeply hydrates my skin and makes it look healthy and more alive. It's also supposed to be great for pigmentation, so I'm keen to see the longer term results!" - Erin Docherty, Senior Health and Beauty Writer and co-host of You Beauty.

Image: Supplied.

Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%, $34.30.

"I use this scrub once a week for a deep exfoliation. It's great for blackheads and makeup build-up. I also use it after laser as it's great for ingrown hairs." - Jacqui Capel, General Manager, Squad.

Image: Supplied.

ADVERTISEMENT

N.C.P. Musk & Amber Eau De Parfum, $132.

"My favourite evening fragrance is something oriental and floral - it has that freshness with the flowers but also that depth with musk and spices. This one from N.C.P. is my new favourite. It has notes of jasmine, musk and vanilla and smells delightfully warm and sexy." - Charlotte Begg, Lifestyle Writer.

Image: Supplied.

Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Serum, $60.

"I have just started using this serum, and it smells so delish. It's the first AHA/BHA product I've used that doesn't have a strong acidic smell or make my face tingle." - Emma Gillespie, Senior Podcast Producer and host of Extraordinary Stories.

Image: Mecca/Mamamia.

ADVERTISEMENT

Naked Sundays SPF50 Clear Glow Radiant Sunscreen Serum, $49.95.

"I have been using this sunscreen serum and love it. I had been on the hunt for a sunscreen serum for my face that wasn't too thick and I've definitely found it. It goes on smoothly and dries quickly. It's 100 per cent vegan and cruelty-free and the bottle also looks lovely which I know isn't important but I'm a sucker for a cute package!" - Laura Jackel, Parenting Writer.

Image: Supplied.

REN Clean Skincare Youth Serum, $112.

"When it comes to retinol, I'm horribly inconsistent. I always start off strong and dwindle off, then complain I see no results. But! I've been using this nearly every night for the past couple of months and I think it's because it doesn't burn my face off? It's a beautiful formula that doesn't irritate - making your skin look brighter and more even-toned. If you have sensitive skin - I highly recommend." - Erin Docherty, Senior Health and Beauty Writer and co-host of You Beauty.

ADVERTISEMENT

Image: Supplied.

Sunday Riley Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil, $108.

"I've been using the Sunday Riley Juno Oil and loving it so far. I’m chronically dry and struggle to adjust between the seasons. It feels like a real luxury to use this each night. My beauty hack is to book a Mecca facial as the entire cost is redeemable on products, otherwise I’d never spend over $100 on an oil." - Susannah Makin, Content Marketing Assistant.

Image: Mecca/Mamamia.

ADVERTISEMENT

Conserving Beauty InstaMelt™ Deep Exfoliating Day Remover Wipes, $39.

"These makeup wipes have changed the game. Whilst typically not so great for your skin and worse for the environment, these dissolving makeup wipes tackle both of those issues. Packed with hemp seed, jojoba oil and squalene, they gently exfoliate and melt all makeup, leaving the skin so soft. AND once you're done, they instantly dissolve in water, leaving no waste behind. Genius." - Charlotte Begg, Lifestyle Writer.

Image: Supplied.

Dr NC Concentrated CC+ SPF30, $75.

"So, this month I finally saw a dermatologist (Dr Natasha Cook) and was told I have perioral dermatitis - which is where you get red, flaky skin around your mouth and nose, and my skin is VERY sensitive to different products! I dosed up on a new skincare routine with her Concentrated Moisturiser+ and Concentrated Cleanser which have been delightful on my angry skin, but my skin MVP is absolutely the SPF 30+ CC cream. It's the perfect light coverage product that evens my skin tone (a tough job) without being irritating. It's also not a boring product, despite having the science-backed dermatologist-approved formulation. Could not recommend it more!" - Emma Gillman, News Writer.

Image: Supplied.

ADVERTISEMENT

Origins Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask with Avocado & Glacier Water, $42.

"I went to Melbourne for the long weekend and my Sydney skin freaked out about the lack of humidity. I picked this up at Mecca and after one night my skin was back to soft and hydrated, also it smells SO good." - Caitlin Bailey, Head of Partner Strategy.

Image: Supplied.

At Mamamia, we independently choose and write about products our writers genuinely recommend. We have affiliate partnerships so if you use these links to buy something, Mamamia may earn a small commission. 

What beauty product are you loving this month? Let us know in the comments.

Feature Image: Sephora/MCoBeauty/Naked Sundays/The Sensitive Type/Mecca/Mamamia.

Love all-things beauty? Take this short survey now to go in the running to win a $50 gift voucher!