Beauty

Our favorite new spring beauty buys

March 11, 2013 at 11:01 AM ET

Looking to freshen up your beauty bag for spring? Check out a few of our new favorites hitting the shelves at drugstores and Sephora this season:

Illamasqua
Illamasqua
Illamasqua

Illasmasqua
Just in time for Easter, Illamasqua’s limited-edition I’mPerfection collection is inspired by chic, dotted specks spotted on bird eggs. The five low-key but noticeable pastel shades, ranging from lavender to mint green, make it easy for you to pretend you’re a nail art aficionado. ($16, Sephora.com)

Dr. Jart
Dr. Jart

Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Smart Gel BB
The BB cream craze doesn’t seem to be dying down — but Dr. Jart gave it a new spin with a hydrating formula in a fun jelly texture inspired by memory foam mattresses. Packed with SPF 30 and anti-aging, anti-inflammatory ingredients, it glides on easily to offer dewy, sheer coverage. Most importantly, it’s fun to play with. ($36, Sephora)

Yes to Grapefruit
Yes to Grapefruit

Yes to Grapefruit collection
You’ve said yes to tomatoes, cucumbers, and even carrots in your beauty products. Now you can say it even more — to this tart citrus fruit. The Yes to Grapefruit collection, including a body wash, facial scrub, facial towelettes, moisturizer and more, conditions skin with Vitamins A and C and boasts an addictive, fresh scent — giving lemons some stiff competition. ($9.99-$19.99, Drugstore.com)

Tarte
Tarte

Tarte Awakening Cheek Stain
Tarte’s beloved cheek stain now comes in a soft nude hue, leaving your skin with a sheer glow generally reserved for the genetically-blessed. Alcohol and oil-free, this easy-to-apply gel blush won’t clog pores or leave an unnatural patch on your face. Consider it fool-proof. ($30, Sephora.com)

Urban Decay
Urban Decay

Urban Decay: The Glinda and Theodora Palettes
Movie-inspired makeup kits are all the rage now, but Urban Decay’s latest collection surpasses them all. The new, super-pigmented eyeshadow kits inspired by Disney’s “Oz, The Great and Powerful” let you indulge your inner good and bad witch. The Glinda palette has soft golden and pastel colors reminiscent of Michelle Williams’s sweet ethereal look, while the Theodora Palette is all edgy browns and greens made for Mila Kunis’s mysterious and sexy character. Both come in an adorable tin, complete with a Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color and a 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. ($49, Ulta)

Fresh
Fresh

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream
This lightweight, spring-appropriate moisturizer cashes in on the lotus, traditionally used as an herbal medicine to treat inflammation. This daily cream absorbs quickly, features a subtle cucumber scent, and contains Fresh’s Super 7 Complex, a blend of fruit antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients. Consider this: has Fresh ever created an item you didn’t soon find yourself addicted to? ($42, Nordstrom)

Vaseline
Vaseline

Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer
If you’re too lazy to toil over applying moisturizer, you’re in good company. Vaseline takes out the hard work with this new spray moisturizer, which absorbs quickly for ladies on the run. It comes in three new variants: pure aloe, oat extract and cocoa butter. ($8, Soap.com)

Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta

Something Blue by Oscar de la Renta
Leave it to Oscar to reinvent a bridal tradition in the most stylish, elegant way. The iconic designer’s first wedding perfume is a romantic medley of mandarin, Italian bergamot, Linden blossom, with soft notes of bourbon vanilla and white musk. To top it off, the beautiful bottle comes with a removable engraved ring. Do we love it? We do. ($85, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Sephora
Sephora

Sephora + Pantone Universe
We know what you’re thinking: there’s no way you're wearing green on your face. But Sephora, along with Pantone — the leading authority on hues — released a smart collection of items incorporating this year’s color of the year: emerald. Ranging from mascaras to fake eyelashes to nail colors, these gemstone-hued products offer a pop of energizing color for your summer beauty bag. As we like to say: go bold, or go home. ($10-$68, Sephora.com)

Sonia Kashuk
Sonia Kashuk

Sonia Kashuk ‘Part of the Tribe’ 6-Piece Brush Set
Inspired by hand woven textiles from Moroccan markets, Sonia Kashuk designed the ultimate travel kit for exotic getaways. This affordable woven clutch features 6 adorable brushes in fun, tribal prints, making it a double-hitter that can server as a makeup case, or a purse perfect for dinner on the beach. ($24.99, Target.com)

The Laundress
/ The Laundress

The Laundress candle collection
Love the smell of clean laundry? So do countless others who requested that The Laundress — the eco-friendly brand famous for their fabric care and specialty detergents — start creating home scents. Now you can fill your home with 3 fresh candles, including our favorite, Lady, a blend of grapefruit, amber, bergamot and lavender. ($42, Thelaundress.com)

Josie Maran
Josie Maran

Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Treatment + Cloth
Be kinder to your face when scraping off your makeup with this new deep cleansing treatment made with Josie Maran’s cult favorite argan oil. The creamy cleanser and double-sided cloth exfoliate and purify skin in a gentle, luxe way that will make you feel like all your impurities are melting away. ($48, Sephora.com)

Juice Beauty
Juice Beauty

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream
CC (color correcting) is reportedly the new BB (beauty balm), and Juice Beauty’s Vitamin-C rich cream offers chemical-free SPF along with a fancy-sounding blend of fruit stem cells. Apart from its impressive ingredients, we’re most impressed by its light, natural-looking coverage and amazing fruity scent. ($39, Juicebeauty.com)

Living Proof
Living Proof

Living Proof's new Amp2 Instant Texture Volumizer
With temperatures rising, who wants to get all hot and sweaty with a curling iron? Get touchable texture with this little pot of thickening cream, which you simply apply to dry roots and strands in an upward motion. This comes in especially handy for extending the life of a blowout – or disguising fine hair. ($24, Ulta)

Benefit
Benefit
Benefit

Benefit Fake Up
Now you don’t need to choose between coverage and hydration: benefit’s crease-control concealer super moisturizes with Vitamin E and apple seed extract to mask dark circles and fine eye lines for a smooth, I-slept-for-8-hours look. ($24, Benefitcosmetics.com)

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