Anyone else feeling some transitional anxiety? We’re all for changes in season (especially when that season is sunny, blossoming spring), but the sudden change in temperature and humidity has us feeling a little out of (beauty) whack. To get spring-ready, our beauty team has been making some key swaps in their medicine cabinets, makeup bags, and even in the shower (we’re talking to you, long-unshaven legs). Read on to scoop the R29 beauty department’s latest obsessions — April showers got nothin’ on these prettifying picks!
1. Estée Lauder Mad Men Collection See-Thru Blush in Light Show
“I plan to start spending my free time in the sunshine, and nothing looks better outside than pure, perky pinks (on my extremely pale face, at least). This blush is everything I’ve ever wanted in a shade of pink — no subtle mauves or oranges mixed in. This is just the real deal, and it looks like a natural flush.” — Gabrielle Korn, beauty production assistant
$50, available at Estée Lauder.
2. Pacifica Lip Tints
“So, I recently read Jessica Alba’s book, The Honest Life. I was a little skeptical at first, but now I feel that my eyes have been opened to all of the chemicals and additives in some of the products that we use, and I’m trying to switch to more natural options. These Pacifica lip tints are petroleum-free (so I don’t feel like I’m eating gunk all day), and the blood orange scent reminds me of a summery cocktail.” — Tara Rasmus, assistant beauty editor
$6.99, available at Target.
3. Tom Ford Beauty Illuminating Cheek Color in Blush Guilt
“Thanks to a lack of sun in NYC and my tendency to hibernate when the temperature dips below 50 degrees, my pale skin has been looking a bit more lackluster than usual (read: corpse-like). Tom Ford’s Illuminating Cheek Color is a new addition to my makeup rotation that has helped bring my skin back into the land of the living. The color is so complementary to my complexion and the pearl finish adds a gorgeous luster that highlights my cheekbones and lights up my whole face — so I don’t have to worry about getting chased down by one of those zombie apocalypse enthusiasts when I finally do venture outside.” — Megan McIntyre, senior beauty editor
$58, available in May at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Photographed by Maia Harms