TODAY style editor and author Bobbie Thomas highlights spring's most innovative beauty launches.
Re-usable hair color
Beauty buffs in the US have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of L'Oreal Paris' Superior Preference Mousse Absolue, the revolutionary automatic and re-usable at-home hair color. Hitting shelves last week, the breakthrough formula offers non-drip color in perfectly premixed form. One pump of the product gives just the right amount of both dye and developer, and unlike traditional box systems that are tossed after one use, Absolue's airtight dual-chamber allows targets stray grays, missed spots and even touches up roots on demand ($14.99, cvs.com).
Sticky, smelly self-tanners are usually the last type of lotion we want on our face, and while wipes have offered an alternative in recent years, Sephora's new Gradual Self-Tanning Face Water makes tanning the face even easier. Similar to a toner, just apply with a cotton pad daily or until your desired shade is reached ($16, sephora.com).
Curious about a new nail color, but don't want to commit to an entire bottle? Formula X comes to the rescue with its brand new collection of fun-sized Press Pods. Complete with built-in brushes, the single-use samples contain enough polish for two coats on 10 fingers or toes ($39/24 shades, sephora.com).
OPI's new Natural Nail Base Coat not only helps your lacquer last longer, but it also helps it come off quickly so you can part ways with your once-desired (but now tough-to-remove) glitter manicure. The coating is also a savvy on-the-spot solution for stripping off a bold hue at a moment's notice. In other words, you can get rid of it when it doesn't match your mood or your outfit ($9, beautybrands.com).
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