Best New Beauty Products (June 2022)

Here’s a look at the top 25 products reviewed in the month of June, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂

I think it’d be fun to go through what we used, purchased, resisted, and so forth each month, here are some questions:

  1. Did anything new get added to your wish list?
  2. What release tempted you the most?
  3. Did you make any new purchases?
  4. Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own?

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Mariella Avatar

Did anything new get added to your wish list? not really though I read somewhere that the Dior Airflash foundation is being phased out so I’m thinking maybe I should get another can of it.
What release tempted you the most? none, to be honest
Did you make any new purchases? just some Philosophy shower gel and Crabtree & Evelyn shower gel
Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? I saw a few pretty highlighters here this week but was able to dupe the one that I liked best with Benefit Cookie.

I think I really am approaching critical mass with my makeup because there’s really very little I want and the things I love best are almost all being discontinued.

Adrienne Avatar

1. Nothing new is on my wish list.
2. The Haus Labs eyeliners tempted me the most.
3. I mostly replenished skin and hair care stuff this month – Farmacy Green Clean, Ouai leave-in conditioner, Amika dry shampoo. I did get the Colourpop Star Wars palette, my first eyeshadow purchase from them.
4. I can dupe the new PMG mini palette!

Nancy T Avatar

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Uh, yeah, and way too much! Especially from: Lethal Cosmetics (totally forgot to put them in the Indie brand questions!), Kaleidos, and Sydney Grace.

What release tempted you the most? Two blushes from Lethal Cosmetics, Ornamental and Floret!

Did you make any new purchases? Just one so far, PML Subversive Mothership III palette.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? Well… I realized that my new UD Foxy Mini Naked palette is very easy to dupe right within SG x Mel Thompson Tiny Marvels palette and a few others. Thing is, I would probably NEVER bring TM or my other large palettes with me if I traveled. Because I would be heartbroken if I lost that one very special SG palette.

Seraphine Avatar

Did anything new get added to your wish list?
No makeup, just perfume (I want a bottle of YSL Libre Intense). Two products I want to try out before buying: Alien Flora Futura Perfume and Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Foundation, so I’m hoping I can get samples of them.

What release tempted you the most?
Haus Labs Optic Intensity Navy Matte Eyeliner Pencil and UD Naked Your Way Sin Eye Palette (resisted both)

Did you make any new purchases?
I bought a lot in June. UD Vice Lipsticks in What’s Your Sign, Oatmilk, and Liar; MAC lipstick in Yash, Honeylove, Viva Glam II, and Cherish; Clinique All About Shadow in Nude Rose; UD 24/7 Eye Pencil in Mushroom (replacement); UD Naked2 Basics Eye Palette; MAC Sheertone Blush in Blushbaby; MAC Blot Powder (replacement); and Estée Lauder Double Wear Sheer Makeup in Desert Beige. I wound up returning the latter because it was extremely drying on my skin. The sales associate had given me a sample of it to try it out for a few days so I wouldn’t have to open the bottle in case I wanted to return it. In hindsight, I should have just taken the sample and not bought the bottle, but I really thought I’d like it. Wrong. Also bought several perfumes: full size Mugler Angel Muse, Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori, and Carolina Herrera Good Girl, plus travel-size sprays of Maison Margiela Replica By the Fireplace, Gucci Bloom, Nest Indigo, and The 7 Virtues Vanilla Woods. The only one I don’t love is Nest Indigo.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own?
I was tempted by Haus Labs Optic Intensity Navy Matte Eyeliner Pencil, but then remembered that I already own UD 24/7 in Sabbath. I like Sabbath better because it’s a truer navy, not as purple as Haus Labs’ pencil.

Genevieve Avatar

Did anything new get added to your wish list? Now that I am loving my PMG Sublime Platinum Bronze palette, I am fairly keen to get another one of Pat’s beauties, although which one remains to be seen. I have set up a little table in Word – featuring the actual name of the palette (always convoluted in Pat’s case), the number of shades in the palette and the ones I like and actually would use. So far Decadence is winning the race – even though I have the Sublime Mini – but these are really tiny pans.

What release tempted you the most? None of the more recent ones as they tend to be more summery (as fitting in with the Northern Hemisphere’s summer), it’s often your autumn collections that interest me the most.

Did you make any new purchases? Not really – the only makeup purchases I have made this year, apart from the PMG palette, is a bunch of the Shiseido Visionary Gel lipsticks – which are excellent.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? I could have probably duped the PMG palette, but it would mean getting out 5 different palettes…a nuisance.

Mariella Avatar

I only have one of Pat’s smaller palettes too (and I agree with you about the confusingly complicated names…I thought you and I had the same one until you detailed the total name a while back; I’ve got MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition but it’s easy to see why the names confused me). Even the small 6-pan ones carry pretty hefty price tags here as I’m sure they do in Australia. The only 6 pan one showing on Sephora’s site is the Bridgerton one, which is “on sale” now (a whole $9 off….what a savings!!!); her larger palettes are $174 before taxes (I think in Australia, your taxes are figured into the price of the items; I wish it was the same here) and I’m not even seeing “Decadence” listed…

FWIW, I’m with you on Autumn collections/releases…they appeal to me so much more than Spring/Summer for the most part. And we’re heading into yet another summer that promises to be a real scorcher (Climate Change in action…UGH!)

Lacey Avatar

Did anything new get added to your wish list? A few Terra Moons 2022 summer mutlichrome eyeshadows. They’re all gorgeous, it’s very hard to choose.

What release tempted you the most? PMG blush/highligher duos. Wish I could swatch these in person.

Did you make any new purchases? Refills on spf, squalane oil and moisturizer. Daily items for combo skin in sun and windy conditions.

Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own? Nars concealer was my HG for years but it’s so expensive and I always had to use multiple shades. Been using Mac paint pot and Elf hydro concealer to get a similar skin like finish, and it’s more long wearing.

Rachel R. Avatar

1.Did anything new get added to your wish list?
No

2. What release tempted you the most?
Lethal Cosmetics Nightflower Palette

3. Did you make any new purchases? A few. I got the Sigma Untamed Palette on sale; Sugar Drizzle Pickle Eyeshadow Palette and I’m Blushing Over You Blush Palette; Dior 5 Colours Red Tartan and Black Bow Palettes; Gucci Bloom and Gucci Bloom Profumo Di Fiori fragrances.

4. Or successfully dupe a new product with something you already own?
Not intentionally

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