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"I've had so many compliments": 16 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.

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It's a new year and guess what that means? New beauty products to try, of course!

Over the summer break, 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 about them immediately.

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

ColorWOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray, $57.

"I know I’m a little late to the game but I’ve just tried the ColorWow Dream Coat, and now know why it’s so popular. If you don’t know about it, this is an anti-frizz, humidity-proof hair product that also doubles as a heat protectant. It leaves hair soft and shiny, and has even been called a mini keratin treatment. It’s changed my hair this summer." - Charlotte Begg, Lifestyle Writer.

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Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Meltaway Cleanser, $19.

"I bloody love this cleanser and how it makes my skin feel post-wash (read: soft, hydrated and lovely). It melts away makeup with ease, but does it all without stripping and irritating the skin. It's such a great pick if you struggle with sensitivity!" - Erin Docherty, Senior Beauty Writer and co-host of You Beauty.

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Avène Lip Balm With Cold Cream, $23.99.

"I have super sensitive lips and am prone to dermatitis in that general area. My friend recommended this lip balm as her saving grace and GAH. It's the super soft, silky and nourishing addition to my daily routine I've been needing!" - Gemma Bath, News Editor.

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Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $56.

"I've started using this setting powder after ages without it and I've fallen in love all over again. Before an event, I'll bake the product under my eyes and contour, and by the time I wipe it off my face looks airbrushed (yep, seriously)." - Charlotte Begg, Lifestyle Writer.

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Lanolips Face Base Day Cream, $26.

"It’s got a velvety texture and is pretty hydrating but nothing too intense, which is perfect for these warmer months. It’s also made without fragrance which is a win for my sensitive skin!" - Isabella Ross, News Writer.

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, $15.49.

"I needed a good sensitive skin cleanser to keep my face clean, with so much sunscreen and sweat from the summer. This stuff is consistently good - so simple, non-irritating and gets makeup, dirt and sweat off every time. I don't think I'll ever use an expensive cleanser again." - Lily Allsep, Audience Development Manager.

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Susanne Kaufmann Moisturising Mask, $94.

"My skin has been a literal flake in isolation, so I've been ramping up the hydration on the skincare front. I've been slapping on this mask from Austrian brand Susanne Kaufmann - and I must say, my skin feels better for it. I leave it on for ten minutes post-cleanse, and my skin immediately feels more hydrated, smoother and less angry. It's expensive, but I'm all for a little bit of luxury when you're stuck inside!" - Erin Docherty, Senior Beauty Writer and co-host of You Beauty.

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Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil, $28.95.

"Obsessed with this oil to nourish my skin as my preggy belly (read: whole body) stretches. I like the subtle botanical smell and it’s quick absorbency. I can put it on morning and night and it doesn’t seem to leave any streaks on clothing, which is a BIG plus! It’s also been a really lovely and soothing ritual especially during my growth spurts." - Kee Reece, Branded Audio Manager and co-host of The Spill.

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Revlon Kiss Glow Lip Oil, $16.49.

"I recently picked these up and love them for summer. The formula is super lightweight, hydrating and glossy, and they leave a sheer tint of colour on your lips that wears really nicely." - Simone Masci, Sales Manager.

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Benefit The POREfessional Lite Primer, $56.

"Benefit dropped a new primer and it literally feels like clouds. It gives you the same pore-minimising and blurring effects as the OG, but it has a new ultra-lightweight feel to it. It's lovely and breathable. Great for those who avoid priming because it feels too 'heavy'." - Erin Docherty, Senior Beauty Writer and co-host of You Beauty.

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NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Somebody To Love, $37.

"When it comes to a matte lipstick, I’m a tough critic. It’s gotta be pigmented and it’s gotta have good hold (can it survive the day?). It can't feel too heavy and absolutely not drying on the lips. NARS delivers with this little gem. I love the rich earthiness of the tone, which is darker than what I’d normally wear, but it goes with everything and yes, I’m obsessed. Since I’ve bought it, it gets heaps of compliments. It’s all I’ve been wearing!" - Rebecca Davis, Senior News and Features Writer.

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Mikash Skincare Vitamin C Serum, $55.

"I'm a bit in love with this Vitamin C serum made by a Melbourne lady startup. It has definitely reduced my redness and the pigmentation in my T-zone (I swear it started working overnight). It's made with Kakadu plum and L-Ascorbic acid and has upped my skin glow and hydration, which my skin has been lacking. I love everything I've gotten from Mikash so far, the hype certainly hasn't disappointed!" - Michelle Webb, Branded Content Manager.

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Vela Days Oil Infusion CannaComplex® Fortifying Oil Serum, $102.

"This oil serum is really fast absorbing which I love. I’ve spent the month trialling it and I’ve noticed a difference in my skin’s brightness and overall complexion." - Isabella Ross, News Writer.

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Sundae Cool Mint, $20.

"Sundae released a new range of whipped shower foams and YES they're amazing! This is one of my faves - Cool Mint. It's formulated with Kakadu plum and finger lime, and the peppermint/menthol fragrance makes me feel all alive and energised in the morning. Love it." - Erin Docherty, Senior Beauty Writer and co-host of You Beauty.

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Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume EDP, $209.

"I'm super late to the party but I just purchased this perfume and I've had so many compliments when wearing it! I love that the formula is based on a single element so it adapts differently to everyone who wears it. My go-to perfume for many years has been Glossier You, but I'm running out and it's so hard to get hold of in Australia; this gives me a really similar vibe." - Simone Masci, Sales Manager.

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Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40, $68.

"This has been my go-to skin tint for summer. It's the perfect consistency - light enough to show my freckles but tinted enough to even out my skin tone, includes a bunch of my favourite skincare ingredients (hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and squalane) and is SPF 40! An all-round winner." - Charlotte Begg, Lifestyle Writer.

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

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