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Revlon has a wonderful new ambassador and Clarins' first sheet mask is out.

By Megan Bedford
Your beauty update for the week ended Jan 20th is here! Last week the beauty world saw a handful of new arrivals - and some of these are Chinese New Year limited editions.

Clarins' first ever sheet mask is a little bit extra

Sheet masks are getting bigger and better; with the newest one on counters in NZ targeting not only your face, but extending beneath your chin and down your neck.
Hugging your face tighter than other sheet masks we've tried, Clarins Super Restorative Instant Lift Serum Mask is made of a super stretchy fabric loaded with concentrated gel serum.
With little hooks for your ears to keep the fabric tucked up and taut against your skin, they're like a little facial in a packet, designed to be left on for 15 mins for a replenishing, plumping boost of radiance as well as dealing to fine lines.
The price tag is up there at $150 for a 5-pack, however they're promised to be packed with effective new lifting and tightening ingredients.
After a trial run we can tell you it would certainly give the local courier the fright of their life if you answered the door with it on, but the results are impressive.

Red alert for limited editions

Beauty lovers, here's your heads up on how to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dog.
Not just feting those who have a lot of love for a cute French Bulldog or Maltese, it's actually the animal assigned to this coming Chinese New Year by the Chinese Zodiac.New Year officially begins on February 16, but don't even think about waiting until then, these special editions with their auspicious red colour schemes are hotly anticipated, likely to be snapped up will before that.
The celebratory items start dropping on counters from this week.
  • Jurlique Rose Body Oil limited Edition, $88
  • YSL Chinese New Year Blush Volupte, $95
  • Lancôme Chinese New Year L'Absolu Rouge Vinatge matte 178, $60
  • Estee Lauder Chinese New Year Advanced Night Repair, $188
  • Estee Lauder Chinese New Year Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Impassioned, $63

A-List actresses front for beauty brands

A-listers Gal Gadot and Emily Ratajkowski have undeniably become box-office drawcards in recent years but the two actresses clearly have pulling power in the beauty world too, the pair nabbing lucrative contracts with two global brands.
This week brings the announcements Gadot has become Revlon's newest ambassador, while Kerastase has chosen Ratajkowski to be the new face (or hair) of the brand.
Revlon chose Gadot to front it's Live Boldly campaign, which aims to inspire women to 'to express themselves with passion, optimism, strength and style.' Gadot referred to the company as a 'champion of women' in a statement.
"There's a cultural shift happening, which Revlon celebrates, where feminine power is recognised, and I'm so proud that I get to witness and live this amazing change."
Ratajkowski was similarly effusive about her new position with Kerastase.
"I consider my hair a reflection of my inner strength. It's not an ornament but a way to convey and empower myself. I think that's true for all women. There's such an empowering femininity to hair. That's why they deserve the best care."

Tom Ford’s Mist opportunities

Speaking of hair – here's a way to seriously upgrade your game – a luxe fragranced hair mist from Tom Ford.
Reworking the iconic Black Orchid perfume into a kinder-to-hair version, the hair mist, $120, has nourishing ingredients that wont dry out hair like a traditional EDP does, but with the same lingering, to die for scent.