If there was one word to describe our August 2023 beauty favourites it would be 'botanical'; a plethora of juicy scents, luxurious creams and flushed pigments coming through our HQ this month. We're leaning into the olfactory this month, candles, room mists and perfumes lighting the way for a bountiful spring season that is almost upon us. We're leaning into lots of bergamot – from Celine's Bois Dormant and SIUNO's Ulysses fragrance, to St. Rose's Green Garden candle. In the makeup world, it's a tonal affair with all things rouge – Chanel's Les 4 Ombres Byzance Eyeshadow Palette and Armani Beauty's Luminous Silk Glow Blushes bringing colour back to a post latte-makeup world.
Whether it's fruity or floral, here's our list of RUSSH beauty favourites for the month of August, to help you delve deeper into botanical beauty.
Celine's Bois Dormant is a lush trans-seasonal scent featuring notes of bergamot, juniper and orris butter; the perfect way to evoke a sense of luxury in your everyday.
ALPHA H's lightweight gel cream helps to nourish, hydrate and brighten your post-winter skin, just in time for the warmer months. It's also vegan and 100% recyclable.
This festive quad palette from Chanel, inspired by Gabrielle Chanel's own jewellery collections, is destined for a spring-inspired, jewel-toned eye look. It's also a limited-release, so you'll have to get your hands on it quick!
Newcomers to the fragrance game are SIUNO, whose botanical perfumes conjure up an olfactory experience connected to nature. Ulysses is a well-rounded smoky, citrusy scent featuring Calabrian bergamot and Japanese Yuzu.
Forever the purveyors of a good hair day, ghd's latest two-in-one hot air hairstyling tool allows you to style wet hair without the heat damage – no longer leaving you in need of frantically blowdrying your hair.
Luxurious scents for St. Rose also come in the form of candles – this Green Garden iteration bringing the memories of your Mediterranean holiday to home.
If August had a scent it would be this: Juliette has a Gun's Lust for Sun. It's true in sentiment and in scent: fruity, warm and spicy – all the things we hope the incoming spring and summer months to be.
Level up your body butter post-shower with this rich cream from Chanel, which will leave you looking radiant thanks to light-reflecting micropearls, and smelling delicious thanks to the regenerating power of Vanilla Planifolia.
If your tresses have become dry and brittle over the last blustery few months, then this milky-smooth shampoo from Davines should be an ideal antidote. It's appropriate for all hair types, and infused with nourishing oils to lock in hydration and shine.
TRUDON Tuileries Candle Collection
For their 380th anniversary, Trudon have delved into their French heritage to create a new collection of scents entitled Tuileries, which pays homage to the rose, Marie Antoinette's favourite flower throughout her life.
Soothe and nourish skin from the outside in with the Provençal almonds collection from L'OCCITANE. Indulge in a range of body essentials and skin firming treatments that will leave skin cleansed and supple.
IKKARI's essential oil blend in the form of a mist instantly sets the mood in your space, clearing the way for whatever your intentions might be: rest, sleep, concentration or confidence.
When two great things come together, there's simply no denying how good the outcome can be. And in the case of Maison Balzac and Raes on Wategos teaming up for this limited edition candle, the sensory results simply speak for themselves.
If you've ever wanted to smell like Troye Sivan, getting your hands on Tsu Lange Yor's 5755 EDP might be the best chance you have at doing just that. It's a crisp, genderless scent made in tandem with Australia's own luxury fragrance label The Raconteur.
Changing temperatures can often mean changing skin, and Caudelie's spot treatment solution is an easy-to-use solution for when you need a helping hand. It's green tint means that it helps to cover up redness, and its small size make it a perfect purse companion for on-the-go touch ups.
THE BASE COLLECTIVE SPF50 Hydrating Facial Mineral Sunscreen + Hyaluronic Acid
Sunscreen is and always will be the foundation of our skincare routine – so anywhere we can get a little extra SPF in, we'll take it! This hydrating sunscreen contains hyaluronic acid to keep your skin nourished and hydrated too.
This 30-day supplement powder is Mud Organics' best-selling product for a reason, combining sea buckthorne and Fulvic Acid to renew your energy, and create healthier immune system and gut.
Gently exfoliate with AHA and BHA to revitalise dull and textured skin – just mix with water to create a luxuriously smooth foam that works to reduce fine lines and reveal a more youthful complexion.
Sometimes it's hard to find a foundation that can keep up with the hours we need it to stay put, but YSL Beauty's All Hours Foundation is made to do exactly that – stay put and stay flawless.
Nothing says spring like a fuschia flush on your cheeks, and Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk Glow Blush is a radiant and effortless solution for that just-been-pinched glow.
Those of us with sensitive skin can take comfort in the fact that Dermalogica's new Stabilizing Repair Cream is formulated to work for their complexion too. Melting into the skin, it quickly works to alleviate redness and irritation, while a proprietary Ceramide-Building Complex provides nourishing lipids, strengthening skin’s barrier.
Robe's comb is a must-have for when the weather gets warmer and we need something to throw into our gym, pool and beach bags that will detangle our tresses effortlessly.
Hermes have perfected the natural flush with their Plein Air, H Trio iridescent mineral powder in Rose Atacama, a shade inspired by the Chilean desert's rugged terrain.
Is there really anything that screams spring more than Gucci Flora Gorgeous Magnolia and this chic purple bottle? Highlighting radiant magnolias, the scent is enhanced with dewberries accord, coconut accord, patchouli essence and blond woods.
Fortify and thicken your fine hair with this hair treatment from R + Co, which helps to build your hair's texture instantaneously.
An homage to the European summer experience, whether you had one this year or not. Palm Beach's Italian Citrus & Bergamot Soy Candle is d
Firm and lift the skin with this luxurious moisturiser from La Prairie's Skin Caviar range. It's rich, velvety and about as luxurious as you can get.
An everyday salve against dry hands, cuticles, elbows and just about anywhere else you might need some TLC for your wind-whipped skin. There's also the added bonus of SPF!
Restore your locks to their former glory with Kerastase's 8-hour night serum, a leave in treatment that conditions without the need for a rinse-out in the morning.