Stepping into Spring
March 31, 2017
Significant signs of springtime abound! From the (slowly but surely) rising temperatures to a swath of new releases, now is the time to step into the sunlight of the season by refreshing your skincare, beauty, and fragrance routine.
To reverse the dull pallor created by winter’s chill, try the skin-brightening power of the SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence. This transformative formula revitalizes skin with every application, banishing dark spots and discoloration with pure Pitera for a visage that glows. Extend the radiance with a healthy dose of the recently launched Sisley-Paris White Ginger Contouring Oil for Legs. Rich with botanical actives including White Ginger, Ginkgo Biloba, Geleidum cartilaginous extract, and Andrioba oil, this luxurious serum soothes and tones tired legs on contact and imparts a healthy luminosity that will have you yearning for the arrival of shorts weather! For daily moisture, the mood-lifting Molton Brown Rosa Absolute Lotion captures the senses with a rose essence that bathes skin in hydration.
As the sun continues to intensify, help protect and even out your complexion with the new Clé de Peau Beauté UV Protective Cream Tinted SPF 50. Boasting sublime skincare benefits and natural full coverage, this formula combines the best elements of foundation and sunscreen for an effortless base experience. To mimic the kiss of the sun, add a few drops of the Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer to your visage; the sheer formula seamlessly blends with skin for an ultra-believable tan and can even be used to add dimension to your shoulders and décolleté. Central to the stunning Tom Ford Soleil Collection 2017, the Soleil Afternoon Palette creates subtle contour, flush, and highlight in seconds; simply sweep your brush across the bronze shade and focus application on the hollows of your cheekbones and the perimeters of the face. Then, swirl a bit of the face-brightening coral pink hue on the apples of the cheeks. Finish with a dash of the pink champagne highlighter on the upper cheekbones for added incandescence. For a new twist on illumination, the Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Limelight Palette offers an ombré effect of delicate lavender hues that enhance features with its silky veil of color. If you’re seeking to up your glow game while on the go, consider the brilliantly multitasking Le Métier de Beauté Full Stream Kaleidoscope; with a translucent powder, rosy blush, warm neutral eyeshadow and pale peach highlighter, this quartet crafts a full face and can easily be tossed in a handbag for the ultimate in portability.
Keep the eyes and lips chic and simple with streamlined products that generate a custom look. The Laura Mercier Sketch & Intensify Pomade and Powder Brow Duo comes in three shades and the two formula textures—a pigmented powder and a tinted pomade wax/gel—add fullness, definition, and hold to brows. A veritable contour triad for the eyes, the Chantecaille Matte Mermaid Eye Trio features cream eyeshadows in pale beige, lush taupe gray, and rich bronze brown; the matte formula has a suede-meets-pearl finish that is resistant to creasing for a doe-eyed look that lasts the day. For a fresh twist on traditional mascara, brush on two coats of the Marc Jacobs Beauty Omega Lash Volumizing Mascara. The formula comes in a spectrum of unique hues, including an opulent garnet tone that brings out the vibrance in blue and green eyes. On casual days, lips will look luxe with the Tom Ford Lip Balm (also from the Soleil Collection); clutch-size and packed with cellophane shine, it’s the perfect, buildable blend of lip care and color payoff. Available in an array of shades and finishes (from glimmering sheer to intense matte), Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge is another gorgeous option for your pout. It nourishes lips for up to eight hours and the click-to-close tube is satisfyingly secure.
Finally, for fragrance embrace an unexpected blend of floral and spice notes to transition to the warmer months. The emotive Guerlain Mon Guerlain relies on lilting lavender and smooth vanilla, making it entirely apropos for the daytime hours. For cool spring nights, Norell Elixir EDP emanates a sultry blend of white flowers and hypnotic musk.