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"My skin is definitely brighter": 22 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.

It's that time of the month again, beauty geeks! That time where we all sit together in a circle with some fairy bread, and swap some cute recommendations of the best beauty products we're really loving right now.

And in the month July, the Mamamia team tried and tested a whole load of new (and new to us) skincare, makeup, haircare and body care products. So it's only right that we tell you all about them.

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

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Daily Naturals Ends Sealer Leave In Treatment, $18.99, and Detangler with Thermal Protection, $18.99.

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"This duo has done wonders for my hair. Before blow drying, I'll apply both and brush them through, and once I'm done drying, my hair looks and feels better than it has in a long time. The ends sealer smooths and eliminates frizz, while the detangler detangles (duh!) and protects the hair from heat. Winning combo." - Charlie Begg, Lifestyle Writer.

Lash Illusion Eyelash Serum, $49.95.

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"I'm trying to keep my eyelashes long and strong to get me all my money's worth from lash lifts, and this lash serum has been working WONDERS. It only takes a few days of use to see a difference in my lashes. Love it." - Emma Gillman, Editorial and Branded Content Assistant.

Morocannoil Brumes Du Maroc Fragrance Mist, $45.

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"I’m obsessed with this body and hair mist from Moroccanoil. It has a really strong scent that reminds me of the Moroccanoil Hair Oil and it is so, so good!"

"As someone who tries not to wash their hair as often as they used to (which was basically every day), this has come in handy as it still makes my hair feel so fresh and clean. I’m genuinely obsessed! I spray it 15 to 20 cm away from the hair and viola! It looks fab and smells fab." - Shannen Findley, Editorial Assistant.

Charlotte Tilbury Quick & Easy Makeup in Golden Glow, $99.

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"This would have to be the coolest beauty product I've ever laid my eyes on. In a convenient mirrored pack, it comes with three of Charlotte Tilbury's coveted wands in one for an instant eye, lip or highlighting fix."

"The lip colour is the perfect peachy brick shade and works a treat on cheeks and eyes, too." - Tamara Holland, Head of Lifestyle and co-host of What Are You Wearing?

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Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil Warm Brunette, $56.

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"I struggle to find one that matches my shade (black looks too dark but some browns look too light), but this one is a perfect match. Very buildable and great for filling in patches that I'm left with after over plucking in teenage years." - Andi Baulderstone, Partner Strategy at Mamamia.

Sulwhasoo Essential Comfort Firming Cream, $132.

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"This new launch from Sulwhasoo recently made its way across my desk, and since everything the brand makes it utterly beautiful, I knew I had to get it on my face. And ooft – was I right. (I was.)

"I slathered it on my face the other night (skin has been feeling dry, wintery, p**sed off) and found it to be so intensely nourishing and hydrating. It has a gorgeous whipped texture that just feels so silky and luxe on the skin. If you're looking to really treat someone – this is where it's at!" - Erin Docherty, Senior Health and Beauty Writer and co-host of You Beauty

Arithmos Soothe Superfine Body Oil, $72.

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"I've been LOVING this body oil – not just because it's saved my winter skin but also because of its backstory. Blended by hand by Michelle Wang in Melbourne, these oils were inspired by her daughter's skin condition. After finding nothing worked to fix it, Wang went back to school to become a cosmetic chemist and created them. And they're that good – my skin feels soft and hydrated and the smell transports me to a spa every time I apply it." - Charlie Begg, Lifestyle Writer.

M.A.C Cosmetics Velvet Teddy, $32.

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"I just re-discovered the absolute delight that is M.A.C Cosmetics Velvet Teddy – and I'm in love all over again. I'm not a big lipstick gal, but this colour just slaps – it's so easy to wear. I love it as an everyday lip, slathering gloss over the top for a full, plump and juicy look.

"Also! ICYMI, this Friday 29th July is National Lipstick Day! And Myer has a heap of snazzy offers going on – including a free full-size lipstick with any M.A.C purchase. Sign me up!" - Erin Docherty, Senior Health and Beauty Writer and co-host of You Beauty.

Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer, $45.

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"I’ve always been confused about makeup primers. I’ve tried a few but have never really seen a big difference. But this Milk Hydro Grip Primer is sooo good. It has a nice hydrating, tacky texture that makes my foundation last a lot longer throughout the day." - Amelia Rounds, Social Media Producer.

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Alterna My Hair. My Canvas Easy Does It Air-Dry Balm, $35.20.

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"I've been trying to embrace my naturally curly hair a little bit more, and have found this product really helps to reduce frizz and define curls when I'm air drying my hair." - Simone Masci, Sales Manager.

Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream, $104.

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"This was a gift and OMG how am I ever going to go back? Beyond the most gorgeous packaging I've ever seen, this cream is so hydrating, smells amazing and gives me such a dewy glow in these cold winter months."

"When I'm doing my evening skin routine, I love using the little gold spoon to scoop out the cream before applying – it's completely ridiculous and unnecessary, but it feels like a nice little ritual that's just for me. I'd better start saving for my next pot." - Polly Taylor, Commissioning Editor.

Ole Henriksen Truth Juice™ Daily Cleanser, $43.

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"Really enjoying this as my new morning cleanser! I've only been using it for a few weeks but I think my skin is definitely brighter. Lathers really easily, a little goes a long way, and it has a nice fresh, citrus-y scent." - Emma Gillespie, Podcast Producer and Extraordinary Stories host.

Summer Fridays Dream Oasis Serum, $44.

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"I have highly sensitive and angry skin, so I'm very wary when it comes to new serums. But now I know what all the Summer Fridays fuss is about. This is a lovely lightweight serum that's deeply hydrating and makes my skin feel refreshed and dewy – and no irritation!" - Tamara Holland, Head of Lifestyle and co-host of What Are You Wearing?

Who is Elijah Nightcap, $135.

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"The kids from Who is Elijah just dropped one VERY good new sniff, and I'm obsessed. With notes of pear, cardamon, and violet leaf, it's a woody, leather scent that's just waiting to become your new signature. You gotta try it." - Erin Docherty, Senior Health and Beauty Writer and co-host of You Beauty.

Boring Without You For Face Sake, $54.

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"My skin flipped out on me the other week (you can read about it here), and I've had some cute new breakouts across my chin, with a side of dryness on my cheeks. What fun!

"I've been waiting for the right moment to give this new mask a whirl, and last night was that moment, friends. It contains both a clay mask for detoxifying the skin AND a separate jelly one for soothing and nourishing - everything my poor skin is yelling out for. It felt utterly delightful on the skin and made my face feel clean and glowy after washing it off. We love to see it!" - Erin Docherty, Senior Health and Beauty Writer and co-host of You Beauty

Lanolips 101 Ointment, $18.95.

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"After Leigh Campbell recommended the Lanolips 101 Ointment for chapped winter skin on You Beauty I've been loving it – it works like a charm. I introduced it to my partner, and he's been running out my tube." Emmeline Peterson, Podcast Producer.

Schwarzkopf got2b Styling Gel Ultra Glued, $5.50.

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"Slicked-back bun girlies, you need this product. Apply the smallest amount of the gel onto your fingers and it will stick down all of your flyaways for the entire day. SO GOOD." - Charlie Begg, Lifestyle Writer. 

Mecca Cosmetica Mecca-morphosis Purifying Cleansing Balm, $46.

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"I've never used a cleansing balm before but have fallen in love with this. I feel like my skin is getting a really thorough and good cleanse and it really does get all your makeup off! I'm a convert to cleaning balms now." - Melody Teh, Editor of Mamamia.

No7 Squalene Facial Capsules, $29.99

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"The other day co-host of You Beauty podcast Kelly McCarren came sauntering by my desk, saw these little capsule thingys from No7 sitting next to me and told me they were good – so I obviously had to try them.

"There are a few different types, all with different ingredients, but I picked the hyaluronic acid and camellia oil one to put on my face first (because, dry) and you know what? Your girl was right. These highly concentrated capsules are the cat's knuckles. My skin felt uber smooth, hydrated, plump and fresh after application. Big fan." - Erin Docherty, Senior Health and Beauty Writer and co-host of You Beauty

The Booty Co Booty Wash, $39.

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"Did I think I needed skincare for my butt? No. But here we are. With salicylic acid, lactic acid and aloe vera, this cute little cleanser specifically targets clogged pores and breakouts in the area, plus it can be used on your face!" - Tamara Holland, Head of Lifestyle and co-host of What Are You Wearing?

ORRO & Co Capri Body Butter, $42.

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"I need to talk about this body butter really quick, because it's DIVINE. And it's making my gross winter skin look alive again. Featuring nourishing gems like shea butter, avocado oil and cacao butter, you cannot go wrong." - Erin Docherty, Senior Health and Beauty Writer and co-host of You Beauty.

Mecca Cosmetica Everyday Face Oil, $44.

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"I have super dry skin so my skin needs extra hydration in winter. I've been trying this everyday facial oil, and it's been great. I usually don't like wearing face oils because it feels... oily (I know!) but this is lightweight. It also smells lovely as well." - Melody Teh, Editor of Mamamia.

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.

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