bareMinerals Get Started: Eyes, Cheeks, Lips – Tan-To-Deep ($49, bareescentuals.com) An eight-piece bareMinerals color collection customized for tan to deep complexions. The kit comes complete with shades perfect for the spring. It also includes expert brushes designed to help you achieve a flawless look. The colors will perfectly complement your complexion and bring out the natural beauty of eyes, cheeks and lips. The collection includes bareMinerals Brilliant Eyecolor in two shades, Onyx Liner Shadow, Crushed Velvet Blush, Brandi Mini Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish, Double-Ended Quick Color and Crease Brush, Heavenly Liner Brush, and Tapered Blush Brush. A great deal for a fabulous collection.
Traceur Design Illuminating Long-Lasting Eyeliner Ray of Purple Light Soft Brush ($20, lancome-usa.com) An eyeliner like you have never seen before. The photonic shade is a new technology pigment. The eyeliners iridescent color, like that found on a butterfly’s wing, is the result of an optical phenomenon where hues of an object change color based on light interference and viewing angles. Your eyes will sparkle and gleam at every angle. Absolutely beautiful. And it comes complete with a precise lining brush for natural, mistake-proof application.
Clarins Double Fix Mascara ($20, clarins.com) If Spring showers worry you since your favorite mascara isn’t waterproof this product is a must have. This transparent fixing gel creates a waterproof seal for lashes. And if that wasn’t enough — it doubles as a brow fixer styling and holding them in place.
theBalm Overshadow ($14, sephora.com) 100% pure mineral pigments in wearable colors that you layer over your daytime shadow to amp it up for nighttime fun. And with cute names like Work is Overrated (pink champagne), No Money, No Honey (gold), You Buy, I’ll Fly (copper) and If You’re Rich, I’m Single (mauve/pewter) you are sure to find a color to suit your personality.
M.A.C. Heatherette Glitter ($19.50, maccosmetics.com) This shimmery glitter will transform you in an instant. MÂ·AÂ·C Glitter can be applied directly to the skin or combined with your winter makeup to create high-level glitter and sparkle effects on all areas of the face, skin and hair. Choose from a 3-D Silver or Reflects Gold perfect for springs metallic looks.
Benefit Cosmetics Erase Paste ($26, benefitcosmetics.com) No one can argue that it was a long winter and for some of us this winter took its toll. Well don’t let signs of stress and fatigue ruin your spring. Use the innovative Erase Paste to instantly brighten and camouflage imperfections on your face. Super concentrated, very creamy and exceptionally blendable. Comes in three neutral shades.
Bed Head Cyberoptics Eyeshadow Duo ($14 for one, $28 for both, tigihaircare.com) Take a spring break without ever living your bathroom with this beautiful duo of eyeshadows. Transform your boring land locked look to a sexy beachy look. This set of two shadow create eyes thatshimmer with beachy warm tones. Leaves lids looking bronzey and shimmery. Beautiful.
Maestro Giorgio Armani Eyeshadow ($26.00, www.giorgioarmanibeauty.com) This silky eyeshadow goes on smooth and delivers sophisticated beautiful color. Bold and sheer at the same time, this formula contains pure silk-like powders that go on smooth. The texture is lightweight and it glides easily across eyelids. Choose between three texture’s: silk, satin and matte. And with nineteen color options to mix and match you are sure to find the perfect color for your new spring look.
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Eyeshadow ($22, bobbibrown.com) Spring should be about being out and having a great time with great people. Who has time to worry about makeup when the weather is nice. This beautiful shadow can be applied with your fingers. And the long-wearing shadow will stay on all day without creasing. Just put it on and forgot about it. Effortless beauty.
Prescriptives Lip Strips Techno Cool/Warm ($29.50, prescriptives.com) This slick compact comes packed with five complementary gloss shades. Each compact contains shades in cream, shimmer and sparkle finishes so that you can mix and match the colors. Goes on really smooth and creamy. Leaves lips feeling moisturized and conditioned. Perfect for spring lips as you head outside to enjoy the weather.
Nars Greek Holiday Lip gloss ($24, nars.com) If you need a holiday after a long winter but don’t have the money to leave home. Here is the next best thing. Buy this fabulous lip gloss from Nars. This extremely wearable shimmering pink shade packs some serious shine and just enough sexy color. Wear it alone or put on over your favorite lipstick. Great for all skin tones.
Wet N’ Wild Beauty Benefits Dual Effects Lip Pencil ($5.99, Wal-Mart) Lips are going to be a big focus this spring. Get your lips looking their best with this double sided lip pencil that has conditioning lumping balm on one side and a creamy-rich liner pencil on the other. Lips will be left fuller and softer with great long lasting color. All in one convenient slick lip pencil.
Pop Beauty Lid Neon ($22, sephora.com) Color is back and at its best this spring. Follow the trend with this super bright and funky palette of eyeshadows. Bright lid shades come with an applicator and how to instructions in this fun compact. Mix and match and create a look that is all your own. Super funky.
Duwop Lip Lingo Palette ($32, duwop.com) Do you ever wish your lipstick had a little more sparkle? Or your gloss had a little more shine? Well with this sleek lip palette you no longer have to wish. That’s because it comes with a base color lipstick and four different ways to top it, each crating a different effect. You can mix and match or wear each color by itself allowing to create the perfect shade to fit the day or to fit the season..
The Rest of the Face:
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzing Pearls ($35, esteelauder.com) Bring an instant veil of warm brilliance to skin with these new limited edition Bronzing Pearls. They combine air0light silky powder technology with a special blend of film formers and lightweight oils to create an emollient powder that is both creamy and satin-like. They leave a natural-looking, sheer, buildable bronze color to any skin that you apply it to.
Cargo Blu_Ray High Definition Mattifier ($24, sephora.com) This mattifier was created for use with high-definition film. But even if your not going to be on set of your favorite tv show anytime soon it is still perfect to use every day to create flawless skin. Blu_Ray is a luxurious, silky liquid skin mattifier that can be applied either over or under makeup to refine pores, minimize lines, and conditions skin for a polished look. Plus the oil-free formula refines the appearance of the pores and helps control oil and shine throughout the day. All you need now is a camera to follow you around all day.
Max Factor Colorgenius Pressed Powder($8.49, Drugstores Nationwide) During the spring and summer you don’t want your makeup to way you down. Yet you still crave full coverage from your foundation. ColorGenius has the solution. This ingenious pressed powder uses mineral ingredients to help give skin a polished finish. The ultra-fine pigments of the tri-colored pressed powder allow skin to breathe while helping create flawless complexions, ideal for most skin types. And perfect for spring.
Lauren Hutton Aqua Elements Water Mineral Foundation ($30, laurenhutton.com) Mineral makeup is a hot trend again this spring. With that in mind Lauren Hutton brings you this unique water-mineral based formula that not only provides you coverage but also hydrates skin with healthy stone mineral elements. It doesn’t clog pores, is suitable for all skin types and provides natural sunscreen protection. Plus it is housed in a convienent push-style brush which makes applications effortless and mess free. Perfect to throw in your spring clutch.
La Mer SPF 18 Fluid Tint ($65, lamer.com) For spring you want to keep your skin healthy and your foundation light. Nothing does this better then La Mer’s amazing Fluid Tint. The formula combines La Mer’s famous skincare with sunscreen and a subtle tint. With SPF 18 it gives skin protection from the sun while providing it with a sun-kissed glow. This light weight formula absorbs into skin right away leaving skin instantly hydrated and glowing. A must have product.
Lorac Breakthrough Performance Foundation ($38, lorac.com)- An Oil-Free Anti-Aging Foundation with SPF 14 that combines pre-aging, anti-aging, hydrating, and smoothing ingredients along with antioxidants to help skin appear youthful, rejuvenated and radiant. Will have your skin looking and feeling fabulous for the spring. Perfect for all ages and skin types and comes in 7 Breakthrough Shades, so go ahead and find your pefect shade.
Mally Perfecting Blush ($25, qvc.com) Warm your cheeks this spring with this glowing soft blush. Just a sweep of this blush will leave cheeks with natural flush of color and radiance. The self-dispensing dabber– that is built in applies just the right amount of powder so that the look is never overdone.