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Much of the most exciting beauty newness this month was under embargo until close to the end. So, let’s look back on April, we heard you say. Here’s what’s worth getting in on.

Glossing over things – or lips, anyway – with Armani Beauty’s new Prisma Glass gloss, a new oil-in-gloss technology which gives a lovely bouncy look to lips as well as delivering some glossy colour. It also comes enriched with 15 per cent squalene for added hydration. Use alone, to add a shiny topcoat to lipstick, or even as a bit of a balmy highlighter on cheeks. Shop here.

Going for bronze with this year’s limited-edition Clarins Bronzing Compact – which is always a summer beauty charm. With three shades of bronzing powder, all carved into a cosmic star-spangled landscape, you can mix together for a sunny hue or use separately to contour. It comes enriched with coconut oil for some added glow-boosting too. Shop here.

Banking on winning the lottery to become a member of Surrenne, the ultimate wellbeing destination housed over several floors in the new Emory hotel (or go and check into the hotel or the adjoining Berkeley Hotel to gain access during your stay). From a Tracy Anderson workout studio, a 22m swimming pool, one of the best kitted out gyms you could hope for  including a diagnostics room which includes Evolt 360 – the most advanced body composition scanner on the market – a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, and a vast treatment offering with heated onyx beds for some of them, a snow shower, a health café with a menu by nutritionist Rosemary Ferguson. It’s all there and then some. Shop here.

Discovering a new wave of protection thanks to Tatcha The Silk Sunscreen. This super lightweight mineral SPF50 not only does its main job extremely well but delivers a glowy finish as it goes. Not to mention, as its Tatcha there are skincare benefits too including the addition of niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to help even skin tone and boost moisture as it goes. It’s also reef safe. Shop here.

Getting a summery hit of citrus zing thanks to L’Objet Kérylos eau de parfum. Created by the legendary nose Jean-Claude Ellena, it’s inspired by the brand’s founder Elad Yifrach’s memories of orange trees in his childhood with their ripened fruit dropping and splattering on the warm ground beneath them. The result is a joyous but slightly heady, fragrant, Mediterranean getaway with notes of mandarin, grapefruit and yuzu as well as white must, herbs and sandalwood. Shop here.

Joining in on the increasing brain/beauty connection trend with Neuraé, a new skincare brand from the D’Ornano family (the same peeps behind Sisley) which centres around neuroscience and how the brain and the skin communicate (via neuromediators) and how to apply this in beauty. Cortisol, for example, causes anxiety in the brain and in the skin it weakens the barrier and causes sensitivity. The range of serums, creams and neuro-perfume roller ball emotion boosters all centre around working on both levels and comes in four mood options: harmonie, joie, énergie, and sérénité. Try the Harmonie Serum. Shop here.

Watching Dior: Inside the Dream, a documentary following Francis Kurkdjian, Dior’s in-house perfume creative director, for a year as he works on a new interpretation of the maison’s blockbuster fragrance, J’Adore. Watch him labour on different formulation options, source ingredients and talk to their growers, and feel as though you’re sitting in on meetings with executives, bottle designers, and Charlize Theron, the face (and body) of the fragrance, as he creates J’Adore l’Or. Available on Amazon Prime.

Going nutty with L’Occitane’s new Almond Delicious Shower Cream. The latest addition to the brand’s almond range, its sweet almond oil leaves skin feeling extra nourished. A simple way to elevate your cleanliness ritual – whatever your take on the debate about how many times a week is best to shower. Shop here.

And consider trying… upping your under-lash game, says makeup artist Kenneth Soh. He’s been deploying the technique on his celeb clients for their recent red carpet events and says it gives perfect lashes every time but is undetectable. So, what is it exactly? Applying individual lashes underneath the top lash rather than on top along the lash line. It lifts stubborn straight lashes and creates definition without a need for eyeliner.