Beauty Report: Breaking down all the hot August 2021 makeup releases as we transition towards fall.
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Hello there, makeup mavens! Welcome to your monthly beauty report – detailing all the August 2021 makeup releases that have burst onto the scene over the last few weeks.
Not to sound too much like Sandy from Grease, but the summer days truly are drifting away! Schools are back in session and football season is upon us.
In these dog days of summer, August has understandably become somewhat of a hybrid month. It’s hot as heck outdoors but Starbucks is already serving Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and Halloween costumes are already on full display. The world’s transition from summer to fall is apparent in this month’s newest makeup releases as we see autumnal tones start to creep in.
And while it may be a bit of a strange month, that hasn’t stopped August from serving some pretty fantastic new makeup releases!
For starters? Pat McGrath‘s highly-anticipated Huetopian Dream eyeshadow palette has arrived. It’s the latest in her collection of Mothership palettes and features a nice blend of bold shades that are perfect for fall as well as shimmering beauties like a gorgeous violet that’s guaranteed to roll in the compliments.
Valentino has also completed the rollout of their makeup line. The full luxury beauty line is now available globally – including major US retailers like Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.
On a more affordable note, our friends at Juvia’s Place are stepping into the world of brows! They released not one but FOUR products that are each affordably designed to help you sculpt, shape and tame your way to the perfect brow.
Peruse all of these August 2021 makeup releases and more below!
August 2021 Makeup Releases
Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Touch Concealer
Let’s kick off our 2021 August Makeup Releases with this new dome-foot concealer from ABH! The Magic Touch concealer is available in 25 shades and has lightweight, buildable coverage that offers a soft-focus, blurring finish.
Bobbi Brown x Ulla Johnson Highlighting Powder
While Bobbi Brown is no longer involved, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics carries on! This month, they released a floral-inspired highlighting-powder ($50) that has a fine, silky finish.
Shop exclusively now at Nordstrom
Bobbi Brown x Ulla Johnson Tinted Lip Balms
In addition to the highlight, there are also Bobbi Brown x Ulla Johnson Lip Tint balms available in three shades. Priced at $32, the balms are formulated with a nourishing blend of avocado, olive and jojoba oils.
Shop now exclusively at Nordstrom
Charlotte Tilbury Super Nudes Collection
In a forever nude state of mind, Charlotte Tilbury has released a collection of new products, including a 4-shade glow palette, 6-shade matte eyeshadow palette, 3 new matte revolution lipsticks and an eyeliner duo. Prices range from $30 – $75
Dior Fall 2021 Birds of a Feather Eyeshadow Palettes
While it’s still very much summer, that isn’t holding back the Dior Beauty team from gearing up for fall! This month they released not one but two Dior Fall 2021 eyeshadow palettes ($65 each) that are inspired by birds and include a beautiful feather motif.
Shop now at Dior.com. Expected at other retailers soon!
Dior Fall 2021 Rouge Blush
Continuing their bird theme, Dior also released two limited edition Fall 2021 rouge blushes ($45 each).
Show now at Dior.com. Expected to arrive at additional retailers soon!
Huda Beauty Wild Obsessions Collection
Huda Beauty is encouraging us all to take a walk on the wild side with four new 9-pan eyeshadow palettes ($29 each). The collection also includes makeup bags and lip glosses. Items can be bundled or purchased separately.
Available now at HudaBeauty.com
Juvia’s Place Brow Sculpt Gel
Our friends’ at Juvia’s Place are getting into the world of brows with FOUR August 2021 makeup releases designed to tame and perfect yours. First up? The Brow Sculpt Gel ($12) that’s available in five shades, including a clear for the laminated look.
Juvia’s Place Brow Pen and Dual-End Pencil
In addition to the brow gel, Juvia’s Place has launched a Brow Pen ($14) and Dual-Ended Pencil ($12). Both products are affordably priced with four shades available.
Juvia’s Place Brow Palette
Last of the August 2021 makeup releases from Juvia’s Place is their new brow palette! These matte powders also work beautifully as a eyeshadow or for lining the eyes. The quad is priced at $10.
Shop exclusively at Juvia’s Place
KIKO MILANO FRUIT EXPLOSION COLLECTION
Where some are already looking towards fall, KIKO is coming in with a full Fruit Explosion of August 2021 makeup releases! The vast and affordably priced collection includes:
- Eye Pencil in 6 shades
- Eyebrow Pencil in 4 shades
- Glowing Highlighter in 3 shades
- Juicy Liquid Blush
- Mascara in 2 shades
- Maxi Bronzer in 3 shades
- Fruit Explosion Eyeshadow Palette in 3 color stories
- Stick Cream Eyeshadow in 5 shades
- Watermelon Creamy Lipsticks in 6 shades
- Watermelon Pearly Shine Lipstick in 3 shades
Available Now at KikoCosmetics.com
Laura Mercier Light Catching Setting Powder
One of the most intriguing 2021 August makeup releases? Laura Mercier expanding their range of loose setting powders with the new Light Catcher formula. The original is legendary and its glowy sequel powder is one I reach for often, especially on days when my skin is feeling dull. The new version is available in three shades and is said to have a beautiful, long-lasting finish that creates a luminous complexion without the flashback.
NARS Climax Eyeshadow Palette
As a big fan of NARS’s eyeshadow formula, I’m always intrigued when a new palette comes out. Their summer palette (reviewed, here) is one I continue to love and their newest 9-pan release features a beautiful blend of neutral and autumnal tones that will be great as we transition out of summer.
One/Size by Patrick Starrr Concealer
One/Size is expanding its collection once again and this month? They’re adding a Buttersilk Turn Up the Base concealer! The liquid formula provides buildable, medium to full-coverage and is available in a healthy range of 24 shades that last all day.
Shop now at Sephora
Pat McGrath Labs Huetopia Dream Eyeshadow Palette
Her majesty Pat McGrath definitely has my favorite of all the August 2021 Makeup Releases – the long anticipated addition to her Mothership palettes! Including 10 decadent shades, the highly-pigmented palette includes eyeshadows that last all day. The palette also features a beautiful variety of finishes for adding sparkly dimension to the eyes.
Patrick Ta Lamination Brow Gel
Patrick Ta is jumping aboard the laminated brow trend that seems to be everywhere these days! He’s added a clear brow gel to his growing line of cult-favorite beauty products. Priced at $26, the clear gel has a fully vegan formula and will work for all skintones and brow shades.
Shop now at Sephora
RARE BEAUTY PERFECT STROKES MASCARA
Selena Gomez’s popular Rare Beauty has at last added a mascara! It features a volumizing formula that adds lift and curl to your lashes.
Shop now at Sephora
After a slow rolling release that kicked off in May, Valentino’s new makeup collection is now available in globally — including the United States. Their foray into luxury makeup includes a foundation, blush, cream eyeshadows, lipstick and primer. Refillables are also available for the powders, lipsticks and cushion foundation.
Shop August 2021 Makeup Releases
And in case you missed anything, check out last month’s beauty report with July 2021 Makeup Releases.
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