Hit refresh with 5 must-have products for your beauty wardrobe
In with the new
If there were ever an official 'buy more makeup day' gazetted on the Gregorian calendar, it would certainly occupy the stretch of week following the New Year's. After all, what's kicking off the next 365 days without some new beauty bits to prime your arsenal with? Besides shelving your fall-themed face paint for more spring appropriate goodies, picking up a fresh tube or two of your Holy Grail staples mean better makeup hygiene — and that's reason enough to hit the shops and ring up the register. While you're at it, consider giving your beauty closet a refresh with these five new-in products that'll help you ace 2017 as your most beautiful year yet:
1. Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops — Calming, $78
Don't mistake this little bottle for skincare, no matter how it looks and reads like one. This latest offering from Cover FX is a makeup innovation that lets you transform your regular bases into an essence-infused foundation with but a few drops of the serum. This particular vitamin E blend tackles redness and inflammation for those with more problem-prone complexions, soothing and comforting your skin with powerful antioxidants such as chamomile and rosemary leaf oils.
2. Nars Smooth & Protect Primer, $65
Put the prep in your step with this multi-tasking super primer that does it all. Formulated with a skin-smoothing complex that blurs every visible imperfection from pores to lines and wrinkles, it also boasts broad-spectrum protection with SPF 50/PA++++ to block out urban pollution and those pesky environmental aggressors. Best of all, it slips onto the skin with an invisible, weightless texture and zero sticky residue so you can wear it under makeup without feeling like you've got a mask on.
3. IT Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Luminizing Creme Stick, $42
Time to give your unwieldy highlighting compacts the boot because glow-on-the-go is here with this travel-friendly luminiser. Packed with peptides, hyaluronic acid and a slew of vitamins to provide a hydrating, natural-looking radiance, this veritable magic wand is infused with light-refracting microspheres so you'll never look like a chunky glitter disco ball. Skin-loving and created in a universal shade to fit all undertones, this is the illuminator that'll find its way onto your dressing table and into every one of your purses.
4. Clinique Pop Lip + Primer in Melon Pop, $35
Who doesn't love bold and saturated pigmentation in one swipe of their lipstick? With a pretty red-orange perfect for spring, Clinique's Pop Lip is a two-in-one lippie that comes formulated with a smoothing primer for a long lasting, true-to-colour wear that takes no effort at all. Delivering a velvety finish that moisturises lips for up to eight hours, this go-to hue will see you through from the office to date nights.
5. Tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette, $82
A palette that takes the guesswork out of colour coordination when it comes to eyeshadows, the versatile range is chock-full of high-performing shades curated by in-house senior makeup artists over at Tarte HQ. Powered by Amazonian Clay for longer and truer wear, this smorgasbord of 16 matte and four iridescent shadows — with everything from neutrals to bolds — are so finely milled with concentrated mineral pigments, you'll be happily blending your way into a backup palette.
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