We’ve scoured the shelves for the best and brightest new finds: From hot spring lip colors to multitaskers that will shave minutes off your routine, here’s everything you need to refresh your look this season.
Punch up your go-to neutral shadow with a poppy palette of spring’s boldest shades: These two feature both staples and trend-focused hues. The Make Up For Ever Technicolor Palette ($45, sephora.com) balances no-holds-barred brights with richly pigmented black, brown and beige. The Smashbox Love Me Eye Shadow Palette ($34, smashbox.com) pairs street artist Curtis Kulig’s signature “Love Me” tag with shades of purple, blue and a pale, icy pink.
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Less is more with these new super-concentrated skincare products — literally. Each Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Second Skin Mask ($80 for six, macys.com) contains half a one-ounce bottle of the brand’s Génifique concentrate — which is how it manages to leave skin so amazingly soft and radiant. Meanwhile, Caudalíe has combined all three of its signature patent ingredients into one product, Premier Cru The Cream ($155, sephora.com), to create the ultimate glow-bestowing antiager.
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There’s something so sexy about a sheerer lip once the weather warms up. These high-quality bullets may tone down the pigment, but they spare none of the statement. Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Shine ($48, neimanmarcus.com), a new formula, comes in 10 highly-curated, ridiculously creamy shades. The six colors in Shiseido’s new Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer ($25 each, nordstrom.com) range feature red pearl, which imparts a lustrous finish. And By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge lipsticks ($35 each, barneys.com) contain pure hyaluronic acid to plump lips and fill in fine lines.
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The newly relaunched Herbal Essences Smooth and Shine shampoos and conditioners ($4.29 each, us.herbalessences.com) not only look like the ones you lathered up with in the ’90s, they smell like them, too. Take a whiff and instantly be transported back to a time before Facebook, iPhones and Keeping Up With The Kardashians (memories!).
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Concealers that crease? Not these bad boys. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ($28, narscosmetics.com) has the blendable consistency of a liquid, but with full coverage that rivals heavier pan or stick formulas. Hate makeup that cakes on dry skin? Benefit Fakeup Hydrating Crease-Control Concealer ($24, benefitcosmetics.com) features a hydrating vitamin E ring to keep the eye area moisturized while dark circles stay covered.
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These new shadow crayons make crafting a smoky eye pure child’s play — just draw and blend with your fingertips. We like to layer our lids with contrasting soft and hazy shades of Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes ($16, nordstrom.com) to add dimension and pop. With a smaller tip and a shade range that includes deeper hues, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick ($28, bobbibrowncosmetics.com) can stand in for liner along the lower lashes, too.
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Wish your complexion could look Photoshop-perfect in real life? L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur ($24.99, lorealparisusa.com) smooths fine lines and imperfections to give skin a soft-focus look — in a clinical test, the finishing cream reduced the appearance of pores by 22 percent. And even if you spend your days under fluorescent bulbs, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder ($45, sephora.com) ensures you’ll always have good lighting: The finishing powder uses uses micron-size photoluminescent spheres to neutralize redness and fine lines, making skin look softly lit.
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If you could somehow bottle the feeling of rolling around in the grass, you’d get Terveer Green ($185; $110 refill, barneys.com), a new fragrance oil that features notes of crushed fig leaves and fresh green ivy, sweet pink pepper and wet oakmoss — a blend that manages to be unique, earthy and pretty all at once. We’ve always associated Elizabeth Arden with a beautiful, but older, type of woman (blame it on our mothers), but the new Green Tea Honeysuckle perfume ($39.50, macys.com) has a sweet, citrus-tinged scent that’s as fresh as it gets.
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It’s not often that we get excited about body lotion, but the new Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer($7.99, vaseline.us) won us over by shaving precious seconds off our post-shower routine. Yes, you still have to rub in the moisturizer after you spray it on, but the lightweight formula soaks into skin super fast and leaves even dry areas like elbows and knees soft and hydrated all day long.
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True to the multitasking philosophy of BB creams for skin, Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Crème ($5, target.com) is a lightweight lotion for hair that does everything from providing heat protection to taming flyaways and enhancing shine. If you’re really looking to pare down your product portfolio, try Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil ($5.99, garnierusa.com), which features olive, avocado and shea oils to moisturize not only your hair, but your face and body, too.
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