Spring is in the air! We’ll, sort of. With warmer temperatures around the corner, we want you looking your absolute best! To help you do just that, we’ve put together ten super awesome beauty products to add that little bit extra oomph to your daily beauty routine.
This little tube packs a punch that will help to kick start your wake-up routine, before you’ve even had your coffee. Not only does Clinique’s Pep-Start Eye Cream brighten your under-eye with a blend of peptides that naturally build collagen reserves, it works immediately to hydrate and perk you up, before you add a layer of makeup to cover your bags up (it can also be used over makeup, incase you forget to put it on).
Clinique launched this product earlier this month in a super cool way in New York at Daybreaker, which if you’re unaware is essentially a sober rave community that meets at the crack of dawn in different cities to start your day off dancing into the sunrise. We had the opportunity to test the product out during the event, and haven’t been able to live without it since.
Go ahead and get two tubes. Trust us.
Gimme Brow Volumizing Fibre Gel by Benefit
This little guy may be teeny but it does wonders for unruly or thinning brows. The tiny wand applicator allows you to feather your lashes with the fibre gel, creating a fuller and natural looking brow. A great product for when you feel like wearing no makeup! Find Benefit at Sephora.
NARS Lipstick in Schiap
Schiap is a legendary colour. The bold, candy-like pink can do no wrong. Like most NARS products, this formula is creamy, easy to apply, and last for extended periods of time. Schiap is a great colour on its own, or paired with a smoky eye in the winter months. Come summer, you’ll want to wear it daily. If Schiap is on your purchase list, leave now, because it sells out fast! Find Schiap Sephora, Murale, Holt Renfrew, or Hudson’s Bay store.
Burt’s Bees Radiance Serum with Royal Jelly
Let’s start off by saying that this product is 99.9 % natural! Yes, you need it especially since the cold, winter months can really take a toll on our skin’s natural glow. Sometime we even feel a little grey-ish. This radiance serum definitely helps the complexion by giving your skin the natural glow it deserves. It’s also a great product to add to your foundation, as in doing so, your makeup will look more dewy and fresh.
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
Adding a coat of mascara is bound to perk up your look and add a little much needed glamour. Marc Jacobs has released a new Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara that’s not only beautifully packaged, it mimics the look of false lashes. Designed with Marc’s mother in mind, who used to apply velvet scrapings from ribbon to plump out her lashes, this ultra black formula add serious drama to any look in just a few strokes.
Forget to put on eyeliner today? Just pop on three strokes and you won’t feel so naked.
Sally Hansen Vita Surge Cuticle Gel
Our hands and nails take a harsh beating in the winter! When exposed to the elements our cuticles are one of the first places where you notice dry or flaky skin. The Vita Surge Cuticle Gel comes with a lip-gloss-esque applicator, which leaves no mess or excess product waste. When you apply the product, allow it to soak into the cuticles helping them toward temporary revival.
Grow Gorgeous Hair Growth Serum
We’ve have been using this product for about six months now, and excuse our crassness, but it’s the fucking best! It works so well that over the course of that six months, three root touch ups were necessary. The serum (which smells incredible) is to be used everynight, after you have washed your hair. Using the dropper applicator, apply twenty drops to the scalp and massage until saturated. This product can be purchased online at Deciem.
FLOWER Velvet Lip Chubby in Coral Floral
This is definitley one of our favourite lip colours, year round, but especially for Spring! The Velvet Lip Chubby has a soft, creamy consistency and allows for precision with its pencil-like tip. This colour is a perfect addition to any spring outfit, and it’s only $8.00 at Walmart, so you can leave one in the bottom of each bag without breaking the bank.
OXY Emergency Acne Vanishing Spot Gel
This is one of those products that should be kept in every purse, desk drawer, and makeup bag at all times. Zits are never ideal, however they always seem to pop up at the worst times! This Emergency Spot Gel helps to shrink the zit, reduce redness and dry it out within the span of a day. Meaning that by night, when you need to get ready for your date, it will practically be gone. You can pick this product up at your local drug store.