It might not feel like it just yet, but spring has officially arrived. This means your makeup routine and skincare regimen most likely need an update to keep up with the unpredictable weather, heightened humidity and more time spent out in the sun. To be set for spring, keep your eyes peeled for products that have higher SPF, skin-friendly ingredients and sweet scents. Shop our list of the top spring beauty items you need to get your hands on ASAP.
1. Double Duty Beauty
Touch up your highlight and moisturize your lips with this all-in-one beauty lifesaver. Eos has launched a line of double duty Shimmer Lip Balms that can also be used as a highlighter in Pearl and Sheer Pink. Their size and shape make them easy to toss in your purse or pocket and go!
2. Colour By Number
Getting the perfect smokey eye, bronzed face and flushed cheeks can be quite the undertaking for some. If you have a fair to medium skin complexion, the Instant Seductive Beauty Palette by Charlotte Tilbury may be the answer to your beauty prayers. Just follow along from steps 1 through 7 for a complete makeup look.
3. Anti-Humidity Hair Oil
A hair oil that can tame frizz for up to three days? Sign us up! The creators behind the salon haircare brand KMS definitely heard our cry for a heat-resistant, anti-humidity product when they created the De-Frizz Oil. For best results, apply to towel-dried hair and use with other products in the TameFrizz line.
4. Beauty 150 Years in the Making
Belif (pronounced Believe) believes in the power of herbs in their beauty products. Based off a 150-year-old philosophy, this brand has a full range of skincare for face, body, sun — even men and babies! The new Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask was designed after their cult favourite moisturizer of the same name.
5. Overnight Retinol Repair
Dermalogica means business when it comes to anti-aging. Superstar ingredient retinol is at a 1% (pretty high) concentration in their Overnight Retinol Repair cream. With the added bonus of Brazilian sugar cane, peptides and Vitamin C you can kiss your uneven skin tone goodbye.
6. Protect Your Pout
P.Y.T. = Protect Your Pout. Eos is well known for their lip balms in eye-catching round shapes, but they pack a punch with sun protection too! The Active Protection Lip Balm in Lemon Twist SPF 15 and Fresh Grapefruit SPF 30 will be on drugstore shelves this May.
7. The Power of Scent
Charlotte Tilbury’s first ever fragrance is definitely worth a spritz. “Scent of a Dream” is designed to literally attract others to you by working on a psychoactive level. The perfume includes fruity and floral tones such as peach and jasmine, while the pheromone-like notes (fire tree and amber) last up to nine hours.
8. Spray-On Major Volume
Get the same results of a volumizing root powder without the dusty mess. KMS’ Liquid Dust promises to deliver massive results with minimal effort. Just blow dry hair and apply the product to roots — the workable formula even allows you to reshape your strands throughout the day.
9. Cleansing Herb Water
A refreshing and natural take on the facial cleansing water trend; Belif uses a non-oily, fragrance-free, Tri-Herb blend to easily wipe away makeup and impurities. Use as often as you like — just be sure to rinse your face afterwards!
10. Dry Shave Cream
Let’s be honest ladies, most of us skip shaving our legs every single day. For those of us who miss a day (or two or three) eos has a new dry shave cream that has all the right ingredients for a silky smooth shave. The latest release is named Tropical Fruit and smells like a yummy, fruity drink.
Did we miss anything that you’re obsessed with? Let us know in the comments below!
Inspiration Image Courtesy of Shameless Fripperies
1. Eos Shimmer Lip Balm in Pearl and Sheer Pink, $7.34, available at Evolution Of Smooth
2. Look In A Palette Seductive Beauty, $85, available at Charlotte Tilbury
3. KMS TameFrizz De-Frizz Oil, available at Trade Secrets, $23.70
4. Belif product line, available at THE FACE SHOP, Fruits and Passion and NATURE COLLECTION stores, $11
5. Dermalogica AGE Smart Overnight Retinol Repair, $119
6. Eos Active Protection Lip Balm, $3.99, available at Shoppers Drug Mart
7. Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream, available at Nordstrom, $75 – $130
8. KMS AddVolume Liquid Dust, available at Trade Secrets
9. Belif Cleansing Herb Water, available at THE FACE SHOP, Fruits and Passion and NATURE COLLECTION stores, $29
10. Eos Shave Cream in Tropical Fruit, $3.99, available at select drugstores
By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV
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