Including a twist on a cult favourite nail polish shade.
We may be in the midst of the shortest month of the year, but with winter dragging on and spring so close yet so far, we’ve always found February to be when we need a little extra TLC. Whether it’s a skin-refreshing at-home facial or a must-have new highlighter, or even a bold eyeshadow or nail polish shade to add some colour to your days, we’ve rounded up the February 2021 beauty launches that will remind you that spring is just around the corner.
O.P.I Hollywood collection
Launched earlier this month in celebration of OPI’s 40th anniversary, the brand’s Hollywood Collection features 12 shades that celebrate “then” (with a nod to vintage Hollywood glamour) and “now” (with this season’s It shades). The standout of the collection? The launch of “I’m Really an Actress,” a glittery, updated version of the iconic bestselling shade, “I’m Not Really a Waitress.” The brand, which is known for its collections inspired by famous cities and destinations around the world, chose Hollywood as its anniversary collection tribute because it’s the “home state of OPI” says OPI co-founder and brand ambassador Suzi Weiss-Fischmann.
Kosas Cloud Set Baked Setting & Smoothing Powder
Rounding out Kosas‘ tinted skincare lineup (featuring Tinted Face Oil, Revealer Concealer and Sun Show Bronzer) is the brand’s latest release, Cloud Set Baked Setting & Smoothing Powder, which launched on February 9. The sheer powder is formulated with liquid skincare actives (like bamboo stem extract and passionfruit leaf extract) to offer shine control and blurred skin, without clogging pores or feeling (or looking!) cakey. Available in 10 different shades, the light-as-air powder can be used as a finishing touch or on its own for a subtle smoothing effect.
Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick
Launching February 14 exclusively at Holt Renfrew, this gel highlighter stick from Westman Atelier, celebrated makeup artist Gucci Westman’s beauty brand, couldn’t be easier to use. One quick swipe imparts a jelly-like, subtle glow that’s never sparkly or over the top. Formulated with Vitis Vita Grape Extract, the highlighter also promotes the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen in the skin.
CTZN Gold Eyeshadow
Ready to up your makeup routine again after a dreary January? Launching February 24, CTZN Gold is a gel-to-powder formula in a metallic shade that was specifically formulated to include a shimmering gold hue that’s universally flattering on all skin tones. The vegan and cruelty-free eyeshadow is long-lasting and crease-free, so it’ll stay put (and vibrant) all day long.
Charlotte Tilbury Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial
Launching February 18, the newest skincare hero from Charlotte Tilbury is an exfoliating blend of glycolic acid, salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid and much more, to slough away dead skin cells that contribute to rough texture, dullness and dryness. The Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial acts fast to reveal brighter, smoother skin while simultaneously providing the extra hydration your complexion needs post-facial, all in one easy step.
Missed our favourite beauty launches last month? Check them out here.