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Game-Changing Beauty Products for the Year Ahead

Photo: Saeed Khalifa

Photo: Saeed Khalifa

One of the best things about a new year is the plethora of innovative beauty products that come along with it. As January is the month when most beauty brands reveal new launches, you’re in luck. Whether you’re seeking a quick root touch-up or a five minute blow dry, the latest wave of makeup, hair, and skin launches to hit shelves this month involve breakthrough technology, sure to transform your beauty routine. From a Propolis-infused hair protector to a rotating foundation brush, here are nine new beauty products worth investing in for the year ahead.

La Prairie
Line Interception Power Duo


US $376; AED/SAR 1,383
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La Prairie’s new revolutionary dual cream aims to mimic the effects of Botox. The night cream features collagen-stimulating peptides and hydrating ingredients, while the day cream is formulated with unique peptides that target the area where the nerves and fibers meet, interfering with your facial muscles’ abilities to contract. After two weeks, lines are visibly reduced.

Supersonic Hair Dryer


US $400; AED/SAR 1,469
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If you’re on the fence about dropping over 1000 dirhams on a blow-dryer, we’re here to tell you the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is worth the splurge. Featuring removable, magnetic attachments, heat control technology to prevent extreme hair damage, zero noise, and a removable filter that notifies you when it needs to be cleaned, this blow-dryer is a definite game-changer. It’s super light, too, and won’t weigh down your arms during a hair styling session.

4-Colors All-in-One Pen

US $30; AED/SAR 110
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This multi-tasking product features three retractable eyeliners in black, brown and indigo blue, plus a lip liner, so that you can shape and define your features with one click, cutting through the clutter of an overfilled makeup bag.

Soft Matte Complete Concealer

US $30; AED/SAR 110
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Nars’ new concealer features a Soft-Focus Smoothing Complex to instantly blur imperfections, conceal dark circles and hyperpigmentation, and smooth blemishes. Infused with collagen-boosting peptides and hyaluronic acid, the formula aims to hydrate your sensitive eye area while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Bumble and Bumble
Bb. Color Stick

US $26; AED/SAR 95
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A trip to the salon isn’t the only way to conceal grown-out roots. Bumble and Bumble’s Color Sticks can be used to conceal grey hairs, refresh roots, and fill in thinning areas.

Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray

US $48; AED/SAR 175
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A breakthrough heat protecting spray—infused with Propolis, an ingredient used by bees to strengthen the walls of their hive—prevents damage from heat styling products and fortifies the tresses.

blendSMART 2 Foundation Brush

US $26; AED/SAR 95
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This foundation applicator utilizes smooth, rotating motions to flawlessly blend your liquid or powder formulas for an airbrushed effect.

Yves Saint Laurent
Baby Doll Kiss and Blush Duo Stick

US $34; AED/SAR 125
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Inspired by the cult-favorite Baby Doll Kiss and Blush Lip & Cheek, YSL introduces an additive dual formula that combines two creamy shades, which can be used on both the lips and cheeks.

eXO Perfection Moisturizer

US $118; AED/SAR 433
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Finally, a multi-tasking product that combines a serum, day cream, night cream, and eye cream into one. This 4-in-1 formula uses unique Zen3 exosomes to boost hydration and radiance, as well as facilitate self-repair and prevent the signs of aging.

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