Spring is a time of reinvention, renewal and redoing your beauty routine. We’re not talking about drastic changes, just simple steps that yield amazing results. Since the change in seasons can sometimes have some serious effects on both your skin and your hair, finding the right formulas to boost moisture, glow and health are especially important this time of year. We’ve taken the liberty of choosing a few of our old favorites and our new must-haves, so you know which ones we’ll be loading up our shopping carts with.
Why We Love It: For those of us who are always on-the-go (and really, who isn’t these days?) this mascara has been our go-to forever. Mainly because it’s one-step to perfectly coated, thick, full, clump-free lashes. Voluminous Volume Building Mascara is uniquely formulated to resist clumping, plus it softens and builds lashes up to 5 times their natural thickness. Let me say that again...5 times their natural thickness. Now you understand our obsession.
Why We Love It: Although we’ll never part ways with our Voluminous Original Mascara, the new Maybelline Total Temptation is a close second. We love the thickness of its wand and the pigmentation of its payoff — a creamy black that seamlessly glides over every edge of each lash. We’re certainly going to be reaching for this a ton this spring, and with just one try, we also guarantee you’ll be hooked.
Why We Love It: Okay, this one hasn’t been out for that long, but the product is seriously Indulgent. Transformative. Perfectly Clean. Need we say more? L’Oréal Paris Skin Experts have created a super-charged pure clay mask with the added power of charcoal to detoxify and leave your skin feeling velvety smooth, and rebalanced. We pledge our allegiance to Detox and Brighten Pure-Clay Mask because it renews our dull, tired skin to reveal a brighter, more radiant looking complexion.
Why We Love It: There’s no question that our skin requires some tender, loving care. This extra-gentle cleanser effectively removes makeup, while cleaning out impurities and excess oil. Rich in glycerin, this sulfate-free foaming lotion softens as it cleanses, so our face is left feeling fresh and clean, not tight or dry.
Why We Love It: For the curly, coily or kinky-haired, this cleanser is a game-changer. The sulfate-free, color-safe, vitamin-rich formula means strands don’t get stripped of much-needed moisture, but do get rinsed free of impurities. Curls and waves are left tangle-free, soft and shiny. #curlyhairwecare
Why We Love It: Ideal for anyone with oily to combination hair, this extra step in your hair cleansing routine is worth the extra time. Here’s why: Comprised of three clays, they work together to absorb dirt, oil and impurities that get stuck on your scalp and roots, making them feel heavy or weighed-down. It then helps to soften and beautify the length of strands. Use it at least once a week before shampooing.
Why We Love It: I think it’s fair to say that there isn’t a beauty girl alive who hasn’t, at some point in her life, relied on the trusted hold of this iconic hair spray. And that’s because it does what it says it’s going to do. Specially adapted to the needs of color-treated hair, Elnett UV Filter Hairspray also protects the beautiful shine of your color. Hair still feels clean and shiny thanks to the ultra-fine spray.
Why We Love It: Second (or third or fourth) day hair will never look or smell better, thanks to this new silicone-free dry shampoo. Pure Clean Dry Shampoo instantly makes hair feel fresh again, because it absorbs oil, but it also doesn’t weigh hair down so you’ll still have soft, natural movement. Bonus points for no added texture or gritty feel.
Why We Love It: When we color, we go big. So we want a product that provides 100% coverage of grays, but also doesn’t leave our newly tinted hair feeling like hay. That’s why we love Garnier Nutrisse Color Creme. It’s permanent, nourishing color creme that’s made with three fruit oils: avocado, olive, and shea so we know it’s keeping our strands healthy. Plus, it’s the only color creme with a separate ampoule of grape seed oil to start nourishing as you color.
Why We Love It: We’ve tried a lot of hair colors but this is the first one that gave us so many options. Best part? This color can be used alone or mixed with other colors. It can be paired with special-effect bleaches, applied all-over or placed intentionally for a pop of color here or there. Colorista allows you to play with hair color without the commitment. It comes in 12 shades and is risk-free since it fades in 4-10 shampoos — unless you feel the need to swap your color sooner and then fear not — it also comes with a toolkit of fading options. They thought of everything with this one.