Don’t even think about sportin’ a pair of short shorts before giving your limbs some scrubbin’ TLC. This product exfoliates your dead skin cells while nourishing with lavender and almond oils. Founder Ole Henriksen says that this product (which has been used on celebs like Madonna and Shakira!) should be used once a day on your hands, feet, and body for a week to see the results!
OLEHENRIKSEN Rub n’ Buff Salt Scrub, $38, olehenrikson.com
Is your bottle of black matte nail polish down to its last drop? Good. Strip your nails of the vampy hues and go for a light, bright, pastel alternative. Deborah Lippmann’s latest collection has a creamy finish and is the ideal lacquer to show off at a brunch with the gals—just make sure you wear a top coat.
“Top coat extends the length of your manicure and adds shine. Your hands are exposed to many outside factors throughout the day. It is your top coat which protects the pastel color, keeping it from dulling or chipping and seals the polish at the tip to prevent wearing,” explains Deborah to OK!.
Deborah Lippmann Spring Reverie Collection, $18 each, deborahlippmann.com
Pack light and invest in a eyeliner duo from Elizabeth Arden’s Summer Escape collection! The pencils hold two colors with hints of metallic shimmer for a two-toned, fresh look.
Global makeup artist Rebecca Restrepo suggests using the lighter color with the shimmery component along your lower lashline “for a soft, haloed eye look.”
Beautiful Color Define and Highlight Eyeliner Duo, $23 each, elizabetharden.com
Clumpy lashes aren’t cute. This new MAC mascara is designed with a brush that coats every single lash, giving you full coverage without weighing your flirty fringe down.
MAC Cosmetics Studio Sculpt Lash Mascara, $16, nordstrom.com
Going to bed with your makeup on is a no-go. Simplify the process with a wipe that’s formulated to rid your skin of dirt and oils, while refreshing it with added aloe.
Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes, $6, target.com
Those that use Sulwahsso know about the brand’s dedication to rejuvenation using herbs and the wondrous brightening power of ginseng. Using their star ingredient, the brand designed this mask to minimize age spots and to bring that glow back to dull skin. Apply it for 10-20 minutes, peel off, and massage the remaining serum in your skin for best results!
Sulwhasoo Snowise EX Brightening Mask, $130 for 10 Sheets, neimanmarcus.com
Primer. Do you need it or do you ditch it? When it has anti-blemish properties and helps keep your makeup in tact, it’s a spring beauty must-have. No wonder it made the list! Celebrity makeup artist Troy Jensen says that as your skin tans from the sun, you can mix drops of this primer with your summer foundations to create a costume, moisturizing formula.
Jouer Anti-Blemish Matte Primer, $38, jouercosmetics.com
We know, we know. You’re addicted to your curling iron. And that’s OK—as long as you have a shield of protection! This smell-good spray will guard your locks from the damage of heat styling while also adding sheen to your ‘do. So how to use it? Hairstylist Mark Hill, who says he always keeps it in his hairstyling kit, explains:
“I spray Work It Girl! on each section of hair before I wrap it spirally around the barrel of a wide barreled curling iron. Once the style is finished, a final spritz and it will last all day!”
Mark Hill Gorgeous! Work It Girl! Shine, Protect and Control Spray, $11, walgreens.com
A smokey eye sizzles in spring, too. Since this season is all about simplistic beauty, keep the look in a matte finish using a palette of nude hues.
“Use the creamy lighter shades to brighten up the whole eye area, then fill in the crease and outer corners with the medium brown shades for a subtle but sexy smoky eye. Take the look from day to night by using the darkest shades to fill in the outer-v, or use them as eyeliner or to fill in brows,” says Paula's Choice research team member, Mercedes Santaella-Lam.
The Nude Mattes Eyeshadow Palette, $40, paulaschoice.com
Pucker up—and paint on one of Topshop's new creamy-based lip hues in spring's sweetest shades. We're particularly fond of that neon pink number.
Topshop Beauty Sheer Lips, $16, topshop.com
Want spring skin? With this lightweight liquid-based foundation, you can officially check it off your list! This EVE LOM formula will even out your skin tone and cover up dark spots. The result?An illuminating complexion that needs no Instagram filters.
EVE LOM Radiance Lift Foundation SPF 15, $60, spacenk.com
From eyeliner to blush, this printed set will enhance your beauty routine on more than one visually appealing level! And really, Sonia Kashuk puts it perfectly. “You can’t do great makeup without great brushes!”
Isn’t that a life lesson to remember?
Sonia Kashuk Brush Couture Five-Piece Brush Set, $17, target.com
Sayonara, split ends! Glide this strengthening, reparative treatment through the ends of your damp hair before styling for smooth, photo-ready strands.
Alterna Caviar Repair, $35, ulta.com