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‘RUSSH’ Loves: Our May beauty favourites

May is here and so far, it's cold. But the sun is shining and spirits are high – we're yet to slip into that deep winter hibernation.

As always, the month of May also offers plenty of new beauty hits: glassy YSL lipstick, fast-acting spot treatments, a French body oil that's dry to touch and the hotly-anticipated Acne Studios fragrance collab.

Easy breezy summer beauty routines might be done for the year, but these launches well and truly make up for it. Our May beauty favourites, below.


YSL Loveshine Lip Oil Stick


Just in from YSL is Loveshine, a super-glossy lip formula that delivers brilliant colour. It's hydrating, comfortable and the glassy finish lasts forever. We can't get enough.


Bioderma Atoderm 2-in-1 Oil

We never met a French pharmacy product we didn't like, Bioderma's new Dry Body Oil included. It's an innovative formula that has all the regular ingredients (squalane, ceramides and plant oils) but there's also malic acid, a gentle AHA to smooth skin texture. The dry finish is quickly absorbed, so it's suitable under clothes.


Alpha H Healthy Scalp Exfoliating Treatment

If you're prone to a dry or flaky scalp, you'll be pleased to hear that pioneering acid brand Alpha H has introduced a scalp-specific formula into its lineup. It's packed with BHAs to dissolve excess oil and remove dead skin cells, leaving your scalp smooth, purified and flake free.


Emma Lewisham Supernatural Vitale Face Elixir

Every single Emma Lewisham launch is a hit, but we're especially infatuated with the new Supernatural Vitale Face Elixir. The revolutionary formula uses a neuropeptide to relax facial muscles, smoothing the look of fine lines within 24 hours. It also works long term to rebuild skin density, preventing bothwrinkle formation, and reducing their depth.


Editions de Parfums By Frédéric Malle Acne Studios par Frederic Malle

Frederic Malle and Acne Studios is the olfactory collaboration we never new we needed. Designed by perfumer Suzy Le Helley, it blends aldehydes (made famous by CHANEL in No. 5) with rose, peach, vanilla and musk. Divine.

Tom Ford Slim Lip Colour Shine

The slim size of this new lipstick from Tom Ford ensures precise application, while the creamy formula serves up excellent colour payoff. It's light and beautifully emollient – no creasing or dryness (even after hours of wear).

Kiehl's Truly Targeted Blemish Solution Liquid Patch

This genius formula from Kiehl's is like a pimple patch in serum form. Thanks to a 2% concentration of salicylic acid, it shrinks pimples overnight, fading redness and lessening swelling. It also works under your makeup to protect and soothe breakouts. The perfect solution if you want to spot treat fast, but don't really want to wear a sticker on your face.


Hermès Rouge Hermès limited-edition Rouge Amazone

The perfect red, this limited Rouge from Hermès is engraved with tiny horse motifs, as designed by Alfred de Dreux. Whether you use it or simply admire it, it's a beautiful keepsake and the epitome of lipstick luxury.

CHANEL Comète Les Exclusifs eau de parfum

A scented lucky star, Comete marries luminous notes of heliotrope, iris, cherry blossom and powdery musk. Bright and sensual, it's a big floral with old world appeal.

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