Spring Beauty Products and Trends to Try
We know it feels like winter is never-ending here in New York City but we promise that spring is right around the corner. Now’s the time to freshen up your beauty routine accordingly with these new and innovative products that will make you feel pretty and polished for the longer days and warmer temps ahead.
long-wearing nail polish
If you love the shine and durability of gel polishes but not the way your nails look when you remove them, Caption Polish is your new best friend. The three-step nail system, featuring a base coat, polish and top coat, gives you the benefits of gels minus the UV light curing process, stubborn removal process or nail damage. Caption’s trick is in their patented LacQ3 triple layer dual polymer technology and plant-derived plasticizers, which means your mani will last 3 times longer than typical polish. There’s 78 dazzling shades with cheeky names like Looking for Husband #2, Romance vs. Reality and Monday’s the New Friday, and at only $12 a pop, you can afford to stock up. No wonder celebrities like Natalie Dormer and Jessica Chastain have chosen Caption for recent red carpet manicures.
airbrush makeup & facial contouring
Airbrushing isn’t just for tanning anymore. Meet Temptu, an airbrush makeup system that gives you a picture-perfect complexion, even if you didn’t wake up with one. Their Airbrush Makeup System 2.0 contains an AIRpod foundation and their handheld tool, which takes less time to apply than traditional makeup for professional looking results. You’re ready for your close up!
If you’re dying to try contouring, the makeup trend Kim Kardashian loves, their Natural Contour Kit makes it a cinch to fake high cheekbones and beautiful bone structure. Follow their step by step tutorials for a foolproof glam. Rashida Jones’ makeup artist Jamie Greenberg used Temptu to get the actress gorgeous for the Vanity Fair Oscars party, and you can recreate the look yourself at home any day with this video.
If airbrushing seems totally scary, Temptu also offers concealers and lipsticks in traditional formulas you can try.
favorite blush palette
Finally, Fifty Shades of Grey has been dominating the box office and now you can score Anastasia Steele’s beauty look from the hit movie where she goes from innocent student to sultry seductress. The film’s makeup department head Victoria Down collaborated with Make Up For Ever to create limited-edition cosmetic sets inspired by the movie. The Desire Me Cheek Set, available at Sephora for $49.00, features three shades of blush and an artisan brush to score that just-kissed flush. The set even comes in a velvet keepsake pouch to hold whatever your heart desires. Now you’re ready for romance!