As we’re finally pulling ourselves out from under the marathon winter and looking towards brighter days ahead, that means revamping our beauty bags with the best of the best. And while you could scour the internet and wait to see what the rest of the world buys, you could also lead the charge and head to our go-to makeup mecca—Sephora, of course—and skip that whole FOMO phase all together to snag the latest and greatest makeup products that you really want. We’ve rounded up seven of the season’s newest and hottest beauty buys, all available only at Sephora. With these picks, you’ll be the one your friends are tapping for the “what are you wearing??” advice.
NARS’s quintessential post-romp flush shade graces itself in the new Orgasm Oil-Infused Lip Tint ($34). The smooth gel-oil formula glides onto lips, leaving behind a non-greasy sheer tinted shade that hydrates and plumps lips, leaving them feeling nourished and soft with a subtle touch of colour that can be worn solo or with your other fave NARS lippie.
As we anticipate the spring weather and its ever-changing mind, you’re going to need a no-fail new primer in your beauty arsenal to keep your makeup looking fresh and in place. Milk Hydro Grip Primer ($36) uses hemp-derived cannabis seed and blue agave extract in one hydrating but lightweight makeup-gripping priming formula. Where most primers leave skin feeling slick and greasy, the silicone-free, oil-free formula integrates skin-loving ingredients like aloe water, cherry blossom, vitamin B and hyaluronic acid to keep skin nourished and makeup locked down, no matter what weather system we’re thrown.
Shed the thick layers of winter and swap in this multi-tasking medium-coverage Babassu Foundcealer Skincare Foundation ($51) from our favourite vegan makeup brand, Tarte. This new must-have find has a trifecta of goodness—foundation, concealer and skincare—in one lightweight buildable formula. Tarte is known for its innovative formulas and skin-boosting foundations (courtesy of the nourishing babassu, hydrating sunflower seed and hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-filled vitamin E) and we suspect this new addition—complete with a 30-shade range—is going to be the new star of the brand.
Constantly finding yourself in need of a portable but amazing kit to keep in your purse or at the office? Don’t sacrifice quality or space—no one needs doubles of their entire routine shoved into their desk—and reach for the Pat McGrath Labs Eye Ecstasy Kit ($64) as your go-to instead. This three-piece kit comes complete with a six-shade eyeshadow palette (including the magically pigmented shades After Glow, Paradiso, Liquid Sun, Dark Matter, Le Sin and Amnesia), the shimmery rose gold Angel Dust Loose Pigment and the hella volumizing FetishEyes Mascara so you can take your look from day to drama in a pinch.
If you haven’t jumped on the Natasha Denona eyeshadow palette train yet, consider yourself already behind on the times. This brand’s ability to create a smooth almost-creamy eyeshadow texture in a pigmented powder form is unparalleled and the new Biba All Neutral Palette ($162) is no exception. Filled with 15 shades, including a mix of some unsuspecting neutrals, warm, cool and different textures such as metallic, duo chrome and chroma crystal, this palette will become your new go-to for creating show-stopping day-to-night looks as you experiment and blend to your heart’s content.
Time to add a fresh jolt of colour to your lipstick rotation. Better yet: Add a comfortable matte lip formula by way of the Too Faced Peaches & Cream Peach Puff Diffused Matte Lip Colours ($25 each). The 12 shades—ranging from a soft peachy nude to a soft vibrant plum—offer up a no-budge diffused matte finish without compromising colour payoff. Matte lip colours often feel heavy and drying, but with the feather-soft application and super-light formula and totally fun Too Faced shades, you can brighten your look without compromising comfort.
Few brands do mascara quite like Dior, especially when they launched the innovative squeezable mascara tube. The brand’s new and improved Pump ‘N’ Volume HD Mascara ($37) offers up high-drama volume and a lash-multiplying effect without making lashes feel heavy or appear clumpy. The improved formula combines the Dior’s existing voluminous mascara and builds on it by adding lash lift and definition and a fuller, more dramatic HD-approved lash line. By squeezing the tube while pulling out the mascara wand, you can ensure you’re getting the right amount of product distribution to ensure maximum application with nary a clumpy lash in sight.
This post was sponsored by Sephora, but opinions are our own.