There’s nothing quite like that first break from the frigid winter temperatures to signal warmer months ahead. Whether you’re looking to refresh your skincare routine or blush up on the latest makeup trends, the new season offers so much to get excited about. From Euphoria-inspired spring palettes to the latest in multi-duty sun care picks, here are 10 products that bring all the latest spring vibes.
Top new products for your skincare cabinet
Fenty Skin’s latest is its Pre-Show Glow Instant Retexturizing 10% AHA Treatment, and it delivers on the promise to serve up a powerful exfoliating treatment, loaded with AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids), rooibos, fruit enzymes and more. Minimize the appearance of uneven texture, dark spots and pores. Add it to your cabinet and boost your natural glow so you’re photo-ready in just minutes. The product is vegan, cruelty-free and Black-owned at Sephora.
Immortelle Reset Eye Serum, L’Occitane, $74.
If you’re looking to add a new product to your skincare regimen, make it L’Occitane’s Immortelle Reset Eye Serum. An excellent targeted product to make your eyes look more rested, the product minimizes dark circles and reduces signs of puffiness and fine lines. The lightweight booster incorporates a botanical complex featuring caffeine, Marjoram Extract and Acmella Oleracea Extract — and now the formula includes 10 times more of its Corsican organic Immortelle Essential Oil. The formula is cruelty- and paraben-free.
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The Silk Sunscreen, Tatcha, $60.
Tatcha’s weightless and hydrating mineral sunscreen offers broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection. The formula glides on and becomes sheer, evening skin tone while working its double-duty to guard against harmful UVA/UVB rays.
Watermelon Glow Sunscreen SPF 50, Glow Recipe, $45.
This gentle sunscreen is another great option to add to your skincare as the spring-and-summer sun rears its head. The formula gives your skin a visible glow with niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and aloe, while offering daily SPF 50 broad-spectrum protection. It’s also marked Clean at Sephora and is cruelty-free and vegan, so you can feel good about what you put on. Best part? It’s reef safe without octinoxate and oxybenzone, so it won’t harm any natural waterways you may find yourself in. Bonus: the product comes in recyclable packaging.
Top new products for your hair
Perk Up Dry Shampoo, amika, $38.
For those greasy, no-wash hair days when you just need to pick up and go, amika’s Perk Up Dry Shampoo is a good option to give you lift and absorb any excess oil. It works with all hair types and, the best part, it’s made without parabens, phthalates, sulfates SLS and SLES and is formulated without talc or aluminum. It instead uses natural rice starch and sea buckthorn berry, leaving no dusty residue.
Top new products to stash in your makeup bag
Fenty Icon The Fill Semi-Matte Refillable Lipstick, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, $25.
You can now get your favourite Fenty creamy, semi-matte shades in refill form. Pick between a blush or matte black reusable case, and select from nine colour options that range from high-pigment reds to neutrals, and you’re set. The formulas are hydrating and long-lasting and feature hyaluronic acid to moisturise and visibly plump your pout. The lipsticks also feature Vitamin C and Vitamin E to condition and you can feel great, knowing they are free of parabens and phthalates, and are also vegan and cruelty-free.
Pastel Eyeshadow Palette, Natasha Denona, $86.
This lovely Pastel Eyeshadow Palette runs with beautiful, spring-themed colours to build any intensity or look your heart desires. The pressed powder formula is long-wearing and paraben-free, offering a selection of 15 matte and metallic finish shades – from playful pinks and yellow to floral purples and blues. The colours are curated to help you cover a range of looks – from subtle to statement. Play with monochrome with same shades in different tones or add a touch of fresh colour to an otherwise neutral look.
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Euphoric Nudes 7-piece Festival Palette, NUDESTIX, $89.
This limited-edition, seven-piece palette includes nude golds — and all the glam and glitter. Inspired by festival season and a celebration of life, this palette is perfect to help you build Euphoria-inspired makeup looks. The formulas are free of parabens, sulfates SLS and SLES, and contain less than one per cent of synthetic fragrance. The tin features festival-inspired artwork by artist Jessica Gorlicky and includes everything you need to create memorable looks in minutes: four magnetic luminous eye colours (in Dewwap (luminous nude champagne-gold), Angel (luminous nude rose-gold), Foil (luminous nude copper-gold), Rustic Grotto (luminous nude burgundy-gold), one Lip Glace in Labadi (glossy nude rose-gold shimmer) and one Nudies Glow Highlighter in Euphorix (nude rose-gold with sequins).
Wild Cherry Limited Edition Fix + Setting Spray, MAC Cosmetics, $40.
MAC dubs this its holy grail setting spray, and with reason. Now the same formula that helps keep your makeup looking fresh (for up to 12 hours) comes in a special-edition cherry blossom scent and bottle. It’s a four-in-one mega-multitasker that hydrates, primes and sets your look with one refreshing spritz. It’s infused with vitamins, minerals, green tea, chamomile, caffeine and cucumber to help give your complexion an immediate boost. It’s alcohol-, paraben-, formadlehyde- and phthalate-free — and it also contains no formaldehyde-releasing agents or triclosan.
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Top new products for your toolkit
If you’re a fan of Morphe collabs, in comes the latest with its Lucky Charms 6-Piece Brush Set and Bag. The brushes are cruelty-free, soft, ultra-precise and synthetic with recognizable Lucky Charms colours and motifs. The brushes are ideal to create “magic” eye looks, and include a firm shadow brush, a blending fluff brush, a blending crease brush, a precision pencil crease brush, a eyeliner brush and a brow/spoolie brush.
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