Spring 2018 Beauty Must-Haves
A version of this story first appeared on Forbes.com
Every season there are so many new beauty product launches that it's hard to tell what products are worth the money and which ones are just hype, so we're cutting through the excess to tell you which beauty products are the superstars of 2018 (so far). Keep reading for our top beauty picks for Spring 2018.
If you're tired of overly drying, ultra-matte lipsticks and stains, switch things up with this line of satin finish lipsticks from RMS Beauty. Available in 15 shades ranging from soft nudes to deep reds, these lipsticks are soft on lips and provide gorgeous saturated color. The formula includes beauty oil that keeps lips hydrated and smooth.
We love a product that can multitask, especially when we're on the go. Hence, the Milk lip + cheek tint is an absolute lifesaver. With four pink shades to choose from, this sheer tint gives gorgeous color to cheeks for a look that's flushed rather than clown-like.
The stick also adds a pretty sheer tint to lips, and it's incredibly hydrating too. Keep this product in your purse for easy midday touch ups and you won't be disappointed.
Glossier has mastered the art of marketing in the modern age, and their launch of Lidstar—their first foray into eye makeup—was pure genius. They teased the new product by showing Beyoncé wearing it to the Grammys, and immediately drove major hype. Who doesn't want to wear the same makeup as Beyonce!? When the product finally dropped, we just had to get our hands on it.
Like the rest of Glossier's lineup, Lidstar is perfect for getting that no-makeup makeup look. The liquid shadow formula is light and shimmery, giving eyes just the right touch of sparkle. For daytime, you can just apply Lidstar directly to your lids, while for night, we recommend layering on top of pigmented matte eyeshadow for makeup that pops.
Highlighter fans, rejoice! This trio of highlighters from Kevyn Aucoin gives you everything to achieve the perfect glow.
The shimmery purple palette will give an ethereal highlight effect, while the warm pink is great to use as bronzer. The third pearly palette works as a setting powder or as a glowing highlighter. You can mix and match shades from these ombré palettes to create endless looks.
Keep your lips polished and flake-free with this amazing lip scrub from French Girl. Especially if you love matte lipsticks and lip liners, you should be using a lip scrub a few times a week to keep your lips from drying out and peeling.
This scrub is gentle enough to nourish lips, but strong enough to remove any flakes, leaving you with soft, hydrated lips.
If you've ever struggled with your eyeliner (which is probably 99% of people) the Rock N' Roller from Nudestix is a godsend. Unlike most eyeliners that work like a pen or pencil, Nudestix's model features a roller ball applicator that lets you glide on your eyeliner with ease. Using the Rock N' Roller, we could achieve a gorgeous cat eye with minimal effort.
A good mascara is hard to find and can make or break a whole beauty look. This Chantecaille mascara is one of the best formulas we've found, with a brush that creates gorgeous everyday lashes. The end result is a look that's natural and defined, with voluminous lashes that don't clump together.
For incredibly smooth and hydrated skin, this watermelon sleeping mask from Glow Recipe works absolute wonders and smells divine too!
You can use the mask two ways: apply a thin layer and rinse off after 10 minutes for a quick hydration boost, or leave the mask on all night and wake up with glowing, radiant skin. Either way, this mask is great for when your skin needs a refresh.
The POREfessional is not a new product, but it's such an amazing one that it deserves to be on every "best of" list! Not only does this primer help reduce the look of pores, but it also keeps makeup in place all day long for a gorgeous beauty look that truly lasts.
Especially if you have oily skin, the primer will minimize shine.
After a long day of wearing all this amazing new makeup, you'll need a great cleanser to take it all off before heading to bed. ASARAI is a new Australian brand featuring chemical-free and fragrance-free skincare products, including this gentle cleanser that transforms from a clear gel to a milky cleanser when you add water.
A good cleanser should be simple and effective, and this one whisks away dirt, makeup, and oil quickly. Bonus: the cheery yellow packaging will never cease to put a smile on your face!