This spring’s beauty look is all about buildable coverage: foundations, eyeshadows, lip colors, cheek stains, and nail hues that go on sheer for a healthy flush with a real potential to pop. Below are the five best new products to pick up this season.
By Tynan Sinks
BareMinerals took all of the perks of a BB cream, CC cream, and tinted moisturizer and created a formula that not only provides better coverage but also superior skin benefits. The gel cream is light as air and dries matte with a dewy, light-reflecting finish that’s satin to the touch. In other words, your skin still feels like your skin.
A lip-to-cheek dewy pop of color that’s buttery smooth, leaving behind a trail of sheer color that you can tap to blend perfectly into your skin. The Beach Stick starts off subtle and builds up beautifully for added intensity when you need it, and is available in Es Vedra, a poppy red; Las Salinas, a carnation pink; Moon Beach, a rose gold; Formentera, a burnished rose; and Ibiza, a brown with flecks of gold that’s perfect in place of bronzer.
True: sheer lipsticks are a dime a dozen, but Urban Decay’s Sheer Revolution line is the new standard. They’re intensely pigmented so you get a noticeable tint from one pass, and color that’s popping off of your mouth by the second or third. Though they never become fully opaque, they leave behind an even, creamy layer of color that’s more solid than you’ll find from most sheers. Plus, they double as a great cheek stain.
Giorgio Armani Eye Tints recreate everything good about liquid eyeshadow in 12 beautiful shades—from pink shimmery nudes to smoldering smoky-eye dark hues and blues that throw back to the best of your ‘90s beauty routine. They’re iridescent with a touch of sparkle by way of very finely milled glitter, and application is a breeze. They’re buildable and blendable, meaning you have complete control over the intensity.
With the Whisper collection, Deborah Lippmann found the perfect balance between light, buildable nail color and wearability. Each is a pastel, but not your Easter-egg, candy variety: These are sophisticated, grayed-out fondants that can be taken from sheer to full opacity. The standout of the collection is Like Dreamers Do, a beautiful taupe that leans equal parts gray and lavender.