April showers bring May flowers… but who needs flowers when you’ve got hoards of new beauty products? This month, we’ve got our eye on everything from a green—yes, green—blush to an Alice in Wonderland–themed eye makeup palette, as well as a fresh new spring scent, hair cleansing milk, and more. Warning: This will tempt you to bid your paycheck goodbye.
Click through the gallery below for May’s best beauty launches!
Nashi, for those unschooled, is an Asian pear—crisper and juicier than it’s American counterparts. Jo Malone’s new spring launch lends this succulent fruit with lemon, white blossoms, and white musk for an utterly intoxicating fragrance.
Silk Therapeuetics is the only skincare line that blends real silk with natural, skin-loving ingredients like rosehip oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E. Our current favorite product? The Silk-E matte hydration moisturizer, which leaves a silky finish and preps your skin for makeup.
Things to snatch up in your local drugstore: Covergirl’s new fiber mascara, which launches in stores and online on May 12. The mascara promises to add 400% volume and length to natural lashes using tiny nylon black fibers (29,000 per tube).
Soap & Glory launched a line of makeup products this spring, and the beauty world rejoiced. The multi-faceted bronzer adds a natural, sun-kissed glow (never veering into orange territory) and will look just as nice sitting on your vanity.
Last year, Dior launched its now much-loved One Essential Serum ($100), which promises to protect skin against pollution, free radicals, and more. This month, the brand is launching this product in mist form. One spritz will draw out pollutants and help you stay fresh-faced.
When Frédéric Malle launches bodycare products, you pay attention—and perhaps even freak out a bit. The brand’s iconic blend of neroli, orange blossom, and bergamot swirl together and get reinvented into a fresh, clean-smelling body wash and body milk. Use them alone to leave the slightest hint of scent, or layer under your Cologne Indelebile ($175) to bring out the luxurious, magnetic fragrance.
Like its name suggests, this green blush is actually magical. The tint transforms into a flattering pink when applied to your cheeks, self-adjusting based on your skintone and body temperature. Excuse us while we marvel.
(To see another color-changing Lipstick Queen production in action, watch our unboxing video featuring the brand's blue lipgloss.)
An SPF face wash? It sounds too good to be true, but Dr. Russo made it possible. The first FDA-approved facial cleanser with SPF 30 has arrived, and it’s chic, easy to use, and protects you from the damaging effects of the sun. We’ll take a lifetime supply, please.
Formulated to mimic your hair’s natural oils, this new launch from Living Proof is a savior for anyone with coarse, thick hair. The light oil nourishes and smooths the hair follicle without weighing it down, resulting in softer, more manageable strands sans greasy feeling.
We’re slightly obsessed with this new launch from Korean brand Too Cool for School, which features a mascara wand that actually bends. Twist the cap, and the wand goes from straight to curved, allowing you the power to sculpt, lift, and curl your lashes with ease. Genius! The mascara will be available later in May.
Just in time for summer, Frank Body is launching a limited edition, travel-friendly set of four mini body scrubs—original, coconut, cacao, and peppermint. Toss one in your carry-on to ensure your skin is silky smooth and irritation-free during your upcoming vacay.
A cleansing milk… for your hair? Yes, it exists, and yes, it may just replace your favorite shampoo. Shu Uemura’s nourishing, sulfate-free formula is made for those with very dry hair in mind, and it's infused with silkening camellia oil to gently smooth away impurities. Plus, it smells amazing.
Whether you’re a Disney fanatic or not, you’re going to love Urban Decay’s new collection, inspired by Disney’s upcoming film, Alice Through the Looking Glass. The eye shadows range from a deep violet to sheer nude (there’s also a very intriguing blue), and the palette features 20 vibrant, whimsical shades just begging to be swatched and played with.
Meet the blush that’s going to replace your favorite highlighter. Becca’s new version of its cult favorite Shimmering Skin Perfector comes in six peachy, luminescent shades that catch the light from every angle. Sweep it on your cheeks for a one-step wake-me-up.
Kosas is the indie lipstick brand you’ll want to tell all your friends about. Created by hand in Los Angeles and boasting natural, botanical ingredients, the spring/summer collection features four classic, flattering shades—from a neutral nude to a bright, warm poppy.
Guerlain's new Super Tips collection puts skincare to the forefront and features four formulations targeting environmental damage, dryness, dullness, and stress and sensitivity. Radiance in a Flash in particular works like an instant pick-me-up, lifting and tightening your skin and adding a subtle, lit-from-within glow. Wear it alone on a good skin day, or layer it under makeup to boost your radiance.
We’re smitten with Dolce & Gabbana’s Rosa spring makeup collection—more specifically, the matte lipsticks, which glide on like velvet and come in a range of petal-perfect shades.
French skincare brand Darphin's new mask is the ultimate hybrid product, combining the active, wrinkle-busting elements of a serum into a hydrating mask. Ingredients like pink coral seaweed and samphire extract (also known as the "retinol of the sea") work together to plump up lines, define your facial contours, and promote collagen synthesis.
Which of these products are you most excited to try? Tune into our Facebook Live session today to see some of these products in action!