Welcome to Last Drop, where you can discover the newest and buzziest beauty launches hitting shelves near you.
Charlotte Tilbury is celebrating 10 years of her iconic Pillow Talk collection and kicked off February announcing that Pose star Michaela Jaé Rodriguez is their new (and first American) beauty muse! And what’s an announcement without a new release? (We told you first). One Pillow Talk product sells every 6 seconds globally. Encouraged by the success of the Beauty Light Wand, Charlotte Tilbury is bringing back the color to your cheeks with the easy-to-apply Pillow Talk Matte Blush Wands. Blush on, babes!
I feel indebted to Olaplex for saving my hair after I bleached it, so their new dry shampoo warranted immediate and thorough testing. Even on very dark hair like mine, it didn’t leave Cruella-esque white streaks, but still managed to effectively mask oily locks, allowing me to push back a washday by two or three days. With micro-starch and the brand’s patented hair repair technology, this dry shampoo nestles in with the rest of Olaplex’s products perfectly: it works, it’s fantastic, and it’s worth every penny. (And if you’re not sure how to use dry shampoo, we got you!)
A new Ghd tool is cause for celebration. Like the rest of their repertoire, this 2-in-1 styler only has one heat setting–to save you from yourself. It’s both a blow dryer and a flat iron in one, making it easy to achieve sleek looks without needing a host of tools. It’s also incredibly quiet–you can dry your hair while having a conversation. The brand also claims it’s the first ever hot tool that doesn’t cause heat damage, according to their lab. That’s a claim worth exploring.
Ceremonia has quickly become the haircare brand for the clean girl, wellness aesthetic. To join their assortment of botanical-infused products, they just launched their Weightless Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner, especially formulated for fine and thin hair. Both products use ingredients found in Latin America (the brand is the first Latinx-owned haircare brand at Sephora) to strengthen, volumize, and reduce frizz. The cherry on top? They both smell fantastic.
Danessa Myricks has even more yumminess for you—this time for your cheeks and lips. The pigment queen launched a cream-to-powder buildable ‘blurring balm’ for your cheeks and lips. It has a natural matte finish and boasts Upsalite technology to create a soft focus and smoothing effect on pores and fine lines. Who needs the Paris filter (not you!)?
Danielle James is the Digital Beauty Director of ELLE.com. Previously, she was the Fashion and Beauty Director of HelloBeautiful.com and MadameNoire.com. She’s bylined for The Cut, InStyle, Allure, Business of Fashion, Nylon, Essence, Good Housekeeping, The Grio, and Huffington Post. Danielle enjoys sailing, thrifting, Japanese whiskey, Naomi Campbell’s runway walk, and Rihanna in the comment section.
Beauty Commerce Editor
Nerisha is the beauty commerce editor at ELLE.com, covering all things beauty (and fashion and music). She has a penchant for sneakers and nude lip glosses, and spends way too much time re-watching 90s sitcoms.
Beauty Commerce Writer
Tatjana Freund is ELLE.com’s Beauty Commerce Writer, covering makeup, skincare, and haircare products and trends. Previously, she worked at Marie Claire. She has bylines with Town & Country, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazzar, and more. Tatjana is an advocate for Latinx representation in the beauty industry. Her work has been featured on the Drew Barrymore show. She’s a fan of whiskey neat, podcasts that give her nightmares, and one time Zoë Kravitz laughed at a joke she made.