It’s spring! Hooray! As soon as it gets just the teensiest bit warmer, I am all up in the beauty blogs looking for new products to buy to celebrate the season. Spring is the perfect time for makeup launches in bright colors and floral scents that would be odd in fall but perfect for April and May. These are the products I’m most excited about adding to my (massive) Sephora cart.
Buxom Full-On Lip Polish
As a bonafide lipstick girl, gloss is not my number one favorite product in the world. However, I really like the plumping glosses from Buxom, especially in the warmer months when matte lipstick (my preferred medium) can feel a little heavy. Buxom glosses are not sticky nor too shiny, which is what I hate about gloss in a nutshell. I’ll probably pick up the peachy-pink Lily shade, or perhaps glossy red Natalie.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polish in Blue Crush
Have you ever seen a blue more vibrant than Blue Crush? A few years ago, I was obsessed with finding a Yves Klein blue nail polish and couldn’t find one anywhere; luckily, there are tons from drugstore to department store now, and Blue Crush is one of the best. I’m obsessed. (The other colors are pretty too!)
Dior Addict Fluid Stick
Is it a lipstick? Is it a gloss? Is it a liquid lipstick? Well, these futuristic new lip colors are a blend of all three. I actually shrieked when I saw this ad in a magazine. They’re supposed to feel incredibly lightweight and go on shiny like a gloss but pigmented like a lipstick. At $35, they’re not cheap, so I’m going to my local Sephora ASAP to test out their red shade, Pandore.
Deborah Lippmann’s spring & summer nail polishes
Now that I have beautiful almond-shaped acrylic tips on my nails, I’m actually excited about nail polish again. The spring pastel collection, Reveries, is perfection; I really like the buttercup yellow shade Build Me Up Buttercup and the divine Blue Orchid, which is the pale blue shade I’ve been searching my whole life for. Her summer collection is based on the ’80s, with an electric orange shade perfect for sandal weather and a pretty teal green.
Marc Jacobs Daisy & its flankers
I am kind of uppity about my perfumes, but to be entirely honest I think Marc Jacobs Daisy is really great. It smells just a bit like shampoo, but not in a cloying way. It’s young, innocent and appropriate, never too subtle nor too loud. I like the original the best, but they keep releasing flankers that aren’t half bad either.
Maybelline Color Whisper lip color
These aren’t a new product, but I really love their sheer wash of color and balm-like feel during spring and summer. Coral Ambition is my favorite shade when I have a little color on my face, which I may or may not be amplifying by laying in a tanning bed every couple days. (I know, I know!)
MAC’s Proenza Schouler collection
Ultra-cool designers Proenza Schouler partnered with MAC for a mini spring collection of lipsticks, nail polishes and super-pretty blush. Primrose is the lip color I’m lusting for; it looks vampy in the tube but goes on like a sheer berry. The packaging is too cool for school as well, a surfer-esque pattern of teal, yellow and plum. Get them ASAP, because this one won’t last too long before it sells out!