The Spring Beauty Products We Just Can’t Stop Talking About
Retail therapy may not be the solution to all of your problems, but it sure feels good to restock your makeup bag or bathroom with brand new beauty products. Passing those metaphorical endorphins on to your friends is just the cherry on top, because when you find a cleanser or eyeliner or bronzer that's really good, you want to share the news with everyone you know, which is exactly what we plan on doing this spring. Although there are so many other beauty products to discover this season, there are some we can't stop waxing poetic about.
From a clarifying cleanser that refreshes skin after a hot day to a self-tanner that does a lot more than just bronze skin, these products are officially on our rosters for spring — and we think each one deserves a place on yours, too. Bonus: a few of our faves are on sale from May 20 to May 29 during Macy's 10 Days of Glam event. For nine days, you can enjoy 50 percent off daily beauty offers, plus free shipping. Therapy is officially in session.
It's really hard to convince yourself that you need an almost $85 moisturizer, but when you experience this one, you won't question the price ever again. Ingredients like niacinamide, squalane, peptides, and hyaluronic acid make this replenishing cream the next best thing to the actual Fountain of Youth.
Best Treatment For Ingrown Hair
Ingrown hairs in the summer? Hard pass. These skin stickers use microneedles to quickly deliver clarifying ingredients, such as salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, and licorice root, to clear up any bumps plotting to destroy your summer vacation.
Best Daily Self-Tanner
Once upon a time, self-tanners did one thing: tan. Now it can do so much more, like offer up a feast of skin-care benefits. The buildable, daily formula uses vitamin C and Brazilian babassu oil to help boost radiance and moisturize skin as it develops a sun-kissed glow.
When it feels like your everyday makeup has become stagnant, try a colored eyeliner. The Urban Decay 24/7 Inks Liquid Eyeliner comes in nine shades, ranging from bold and bright to subtle and natural. Inspired by professional paint brushes, the tapered tip makes it easy to draw on the sharpest line.
Nudestix Nudies Bronze ($35)
Stick makeup is the ultimate summer beauty hack. This multitasking balm adds warmth to your cheeks in seconds. When you're done, toss it into your bag and take it with you for on-the-go touch ups. This bronzer comes with its own brush, but the formula is so blendable you don't need to do more than tap it out with your fingers.
Best Styling Cream For Curls
We see juicy definition in your curls' future. The Pattern Beauty by Tracee Ellis Ross Styling Custard is a lightweight styling product that creates hydrated hold while adding definition and shine. Made with flaxseed oil, agave, Irish moss, and chamomile, this slippy custard works on wet and dry hair — from bantu knots to ponytails.
Armani Beauty may have just put all other blushes to shame with this Luminous Silk Glow formula. The silk-infused, finely-milled powder glides across skin, draping it in a flattering natural flush. Plus it's made with light-reflecting pigments that help create a soft-focus effect.
Best Fruity Fragrance
Sea salt, lime, and coconut water are popularly known as the main ingredients in a margarita — these are also the key notes in the Skylar Lime Sands Eau de Parfum. The bright and energizing fragrance will make you feel like you're tanning on a lounge chair in paradise even when you're just hanging out at your local dive.
Best Exfoliating Serum
That lit-from-within glow doesn't come without a little help. Enter: the Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment. This potent exfoliating serum uses lactic acid alongside licorice and lemongrass to help brighten dull skin and hyperpigmentation. While it works just as well at night, this treatment can also be worn underneath makeup as a brightening primer. Just don't forget your sunscreen!
Best Hair Tool
There's a reason you can't stop hearing about this Shark blow dryer. This ultrafast tool uses heated and ionized air to dry and style hair in minutes — and without heat damage. The price is not to be overlooked either. $250 for a hair tool that actually does it all? You won't get any complaints from us.
The goal this season is to spend as much time outside as possible, but the more time we're sweating in the park or beach, the dirtier skin our can feel. This Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore-Minimizing & Polishing Powder Cleanser offers a deep cleanse that doesn't strip skin. The powder-to-foam formula exfoliates, visibly reduces oil and shine, and refines skin texture. Plus it's gentle enough to use every day.