spring beauty products

The weather is heating up in New York City, and all I can think about is spending time outdoors—a pleasure many of us realized we took for granted leading up to the coronavirus pandemic. As I write this, I find myself distracted by my apartment’s open windows, anxiously anticipating the moment I can race to Central Park for a walk at the end of the day. The sun is shining, the sky is the perfect shade of blue, and warm air is flowing into my little studio. Admittedly, the only thing keeping me sane as I wait for the clock to hit 6 pm is that I’m wearing a face full of my favorite new-for-spring beauty products, all of which I’ve outlined in excruciating detail for you below—enjoy.

TATCHA THE SILK POWDER PROTECTIVE SETTING POWDER, $48 VIA SEPHORA. SHOP NOW

I have dry skin, which isn’t exactly favorable for setting powders, but this new formula is nothing less than perfection. It lightly blurs skin and gives a soft, radiant finish that’s so pretty, a friend recently inquired where my pores disappeared to over brunch. Additionally, it contains ingredients that protect skin from pollution and blue light—an added bonus your skin will appreciate.

DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE ALL-PHYSICAL LIGHTWEIGHT WRINKLE DEFENSE BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN SPF 30, $42 VIA SEPHORA. SHOP NOW

This all-physical broad-spectrum SPF is obsession-worthy. It’s super lightweight and non-greasy, which, as you probably already know, is rare for a mineral formula. Also, its formula contains ingredients that minimize fine lines and wrinkles—or help prevent them.

ILIA BEAUTY BLUE LIGHT PROTECT + SET MIST, $38 VIA SEPHORA. SHOP NOW

As someone who sits in front of a computer screen beside a window for ten plus hours a day, I wear blue-light-blocking glasses and broad-spectrum sunscreen daily (you should, too!) And now, I’m swapping my current setting spray for this clean-at-Sephora-approved formula that adds yet another layer of protection from blue light and gives skin a boost of hydration.

GUCCI ROUGE DE BEAUTÉ BRILLANT IN 515 DEVOTION, $42 VIA SEPHORA. SHOP NOW

I highly doubt you’ll catch me wearing anything other than lip balm-lip stick hybrids this spring and summer. This hyaluronic acid-infused formula fits the bill, delivering stick-free shine.

OLAPLEX NO. 8 BOND INTENSE MOISTURE MASK, $28 VIA SEPHORA. SHOP NOW

All hair types can benefit from this nearly perfect five-star-rated hair mask, which is clinically proven to make hair shinier, smoother, and more hydrated. After testing it for the first time, I immediately noticed the formula’s benefits, a game-changer for my thick hard-to-manage strands—more on the experience here.

FENTY BEAUTY EAZE DROP BLURRING SKIN TINT, $30 VIA SEPHORA. SHOP NOW

As the weather gets warmer, my makeup gets lighter and lighter, so you can best be sure that Rihanna’s tinted moisturizer will be a staple part of my spring-summer beauty routine. It’s so lightweight that you can dupe people into thinking your perfect skin is au naturel (my favorite party trick).

PAT MCGRATH LABS DIVINE ROSE LUXE EYESHADOW QUAD: ETERNAL EDEN, $58 VIA SEPHORA. SHOP NOW

I’m extra-excited for spring 2021 since we were all stuck indoors this time last year, so yes, I do want my eye makeup to resemble a luxe bouquet of pink roses.

KOSAS AIR BROW IN CLEAR, $22 VIA KOSAS. SHOP NOW

I sound like a broken record when I say that I love a multipurpose makeup product (I’m sorry!), but it’s the truth. In addition to lifting and setting your brows, this formula contains hyaluronic acid and more ingredients that strengthen and condition your arches.

spring beauty products
PAULA’S CHOICE C15 VITAMIN C SUPER BOOSTER, $49 VIA SEPHORA. SHOP NOW

Everyone’s talking about Vitamin C serum right now, namely because it’s vital to improving your skin’s brightness and evening out your skin tone. This is my current go-to that I’ve been applying before moisturizer and SPF every single morning. Trust me—the rave reviews don’t lie.

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HOURGLASS COSMETICS VANISH BLUSH STICK, $46 VIA HOURGLASS COSMETICS. SHOP NOW

I can’t imagine my makeup routine without this cream-to-powder blush. I’ve been loving the soft peach shade named “Wonder” and the way it so easily blends into the skin for a natural flush of pigment.

MCM EAU DE PARFUM, $80 VIA MCM. SHOP NOW

Few things have made me smile as wide as MCM’s first Eau de Parfum, the first reason being that its packaging is off-the-charts adorable, inspired by the label’s famed Stark Backpack. Second, the unisex amber-floral fragrance evokes a feeling of excitement and positivity—two moods we’re trying to channel as we work towards a post-pandemic future.

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