Obsessed with beauty? Here, Vogue heroes the most luxurious new arrivals and cult products dropping on beauty counters at David Jones, so you can be the first to know.
When you think of beauty heaven, it’s likely that you call to mind the glossy counters of David Jones. For beauty addicts here in Australia, there’s no better place to discover all that’s new across fragrance, make-up and skincare than David Jones. Whether it’s an in-person visit to the shiny floors of the newly renovated Elizabeth Street store in Sydney, or perusing the digital counters online, David Jones is a true authority in the beauty industry and has some of the most sought-after brands, including a number of exclusive names you can only pick up at DJs.
As we enter a new season, we present Vogue’s picks of the new and most sought-after beauty products available at David Jones, across skincare, make-up, wellness and fragrance.
The global pandemic has solidified at-home treatments as a true phenomenon and they’re not going anywhere any time soon. Fortunately, David Jones has a plethora of products hitting the shelves next season that would definitely be approved by your facialist.
Emma Lewisham’s Skin Reset Even Skin Tone Serum, is one such product. This New Zealand beauty brand has transitioned into cult territory, thanks to its clean, results-driven approach and stunning packaging. The brand is new to David Jones and Skin Reset is the perfect product to begin with if you’re unfamiliar with the brand. It’s an incredibly efficacious product that is formulated with a combination of 24 natural active ingredients from around the world and includes plant stem cells, phytonutrients, omegas, fatty acids, and 12 different vitamins, encouraging cell turnover for picture-perfect skin.
Also new to David Jones is U Beauty, and its Resurfacing Compound is Vogue’s pick from the line-up. This product smooths and brightens the complexion while combating universal signs of ageing like dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. That’s thanks to the brand’s Siren capsule technology that works like a magnet to attract free radicals so they don’t settle on your skin.
Guerlain‘s Orchidée Impériale The Micro-Lift Concentrate is a brand new product that is designed to completely rejuvenate the skin and is imbued with an anti-ageing concentrate. The product is made up of 92 per cent naturally-derived ingredients and 7,000 micro-sculptors, so it works on the skin like a micro-lift and is perfect to integrate as a ritual before bed.
If you’re in a position to attend in-person beauty treatments, David Jones now has therapy rooms in its Sydney Flagship store. Vogue recommends the La Prairie Introductory Facial (you can shop the brand’s new Platinum Rare range while you’re at it) or the Sisley Botanical Facial. Both brands are department store exclusive to David Jones.
For die-hard beauty enthusiasts, make-up is a serious obsession—even if, thanks to Covid, we’re all wearing less of it. That means what we do put on our face needs to do double duty and that’s where these heavy-hitting cult products come in.
David Jones is home to Giorgio Armani Beauty and the brand’s Luminous Silk Foundation is a forever favourite for good reason. This lightweight foundation offers medium coverage and is famous for the perfect glow it provides upon application.
Sisley is another renowned department store exclusive to David Jones in Australia. Its new So Volume Mascara is fast becoming a favourite, thanks to its lengthening and thickening properties (due to vitamin peptides, cotton proteins and a ceramide-like key ingredient).
Right now, we’re all looking after ourselves more than ever, which means we’re also on the hunt for products that can help us on this journey. The Beauty Chef is one of the most sought-after brands in this category and has found the perfect home at DJs. Try the brand’s Glow Inner Beauty Essential powder if you’re just getting started: a daily powder you can mix into juice or water for wellness inside and out.
Then, when it’s time to put down your phone and prepare for slumber, look no further than Slip’s range of Pure Silk Eye Masks in whichever coloured hue that takes your fancy.
Last but certainly not least is for our olfactory fiends: fragrance. Who doesn’t love to browse the hallowed beauty halls of David Jones, spritzing on every perfume they come across? Hitting counters now are two new Tom Ford iterations: the wild Rose Prick candle and the sensual Tubereuse Nue and both are sure to be big sellers.
Marc Jacobs also has a fresh new slant in its iconic Daisy fragrance, with the release of Eau So Fresh, while every Jo Malone scent is available at DJs, which also happens to be home to the most famous perfume in the world: Chanel No. 5. If you can’t decide alone, you can use the David Jones Niche Fragrance quiz to find your perfect match.