10 Beauty Essentials for Spring
With spring officially in full swing, it's time revamp your makeup kit. Rich creams and the like served you well all winter long, but with warmer weather on the horizon, restocking your arsenal with lightweight (yet no less hard-working) and SPF-packed products is key. Below, we've pulled ten must-have moisturizers, serums, masks and more to keep you looking fly all season long.
Sunscreen is non-negotiable—especially now that you'll be spending more time outdoors. This cult beauty product protects your skin from UVA and UVB ray, pollution and free radicals, while boosting its texture and tone. The ultra-lightweight texture also makes it ideal for balmy temps and layering with other products.
SHOP NOW: Clarins Sunscreen Multi-Protection broad spectrum SPF 50, $43, Sephora.com
April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring frizzy locks—a less than enticing prospect. And while topknots are great and all, sometimes a girl just needs to let her hair down. This hydrating leave-in-conditioner doubles as a styling cream will help keep frizz and flyaways under control and hair feeling soft and sleek. Follow it up with Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray ($41) for an extra frizz-fighting boost.
SHOP NOW: Oribe Supershine moisturizing cream, $52, Oribe.com
With sandal weather on the horizon, it's time to get those toes into tip-top shape. A few coats of vibrant polish are just the thing to help you put your best foot forward this spring.
SHOP NOW: Nails Inc NailKale in Hampstead Grove, $14, Net-a-Porter.com
Hide the evidence of a jam-packed social calendar (read: late nights and one too manyfew cocktails) with a refreshing eye mask that will soothe and hydrate eyes, making you look more rested, even if you're not.
SHOP NOW: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair concentrated recovery eye mask, $40 for 4, Nordstrom.com
Skin worse for wear after the long winter? Say goodbye to your daily moisturizer, toner, eye cream and serum and hello to this innovative and ridiculously hydrating product. Use it like you would a daily face cream and see your skin totally transform from dull and lifeless to bright and hydrated. The best part—a little goes a long way so it this product will last longer than most
SHOP NOW: eXO Bio Digital perfection moisturizer, $118, ExoSkinSimple.com
Feet not quite ready for their big debut after months of hibernating under wooly socks and heavy boots? A quick buff with this innovative tool and your feet will be smooth, soft and ready for sandal season.
SHOP NOW: Diamancel diamond foot file, $38, Sephora.com
SPF isn't just for your skin—it can help protect your lips from UVA and UVB rays too. Whether you like your lipstick glossy or matte, opt for a brand formulated with SPF.
SHOP NOW: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick collection, $37, Sephora.com
Crazy spring weather (and allergies) calls for products that can stand up to anything and everything that comes your way. With a bit of waterproof mascara on hand, you can kiss runny, streaky and smudged mascara goodbye for good.
SHOP NOW: Lancôme Grandiôse waterproof mascara, $32, Lancome-usa.com
Introducing the powerhouse product that will quickly become your most prized beauty possession. Formulated with vitamins C and E and ferulic acid, this antioxidant packed serum delivers helps rebuild collagen by night and gives a boost to sunscreen by day.
SHOP NOW: Marie Veronique Vitamins C + E + ferulic serum, $90, MarieVeronique.com
When things start to heat up, lightweight coverage is key. This cult favorite offers broad spectrum SPF 20 UVA and UVB protection, while giving skin a healthy, dewy glow.
SHOP NOW: Laura Mercier Tinted moisturizer broad spectrum SPF 20, $44, Sephora.com