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    Just 29 Beauty Products You'll Use All The Time This Spring

    Get ready to ✨ glow ✨

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    1. Saturday Skin's Rub-A-Dub Refining Peel Gel erases dull, patchy skin leftover from winter. The papaya, pineapple, and aloe vera formula not only leaves your face softer and smoother, but smelling downright incredible!

    the pink bottle of exfoliator with papaya and pineapple in the background

    Promising review: "This takes off dead skin and allows your moisturizer to seep in deeper. My face has a softer appearance after. This is one of my go-to products." —Penny

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    2. Haus Laboratories Eye-dentify Gel Pencil delivers a vibrant, highly-saturated look in your choice of shimmer, matte, or metallic finish. The creamy formula is waterproof, transfer-proof, and meant to last for up to 12 full hours of wear.

    Haus Laboratories

    Promising review: "I’ve bought seven different shades now and they’re all SO GOOD. I tend to gravitate more towards the shimmers and metallics because they are incredibly pigmented and don’t require much building to make them pop, but I have three of the mattes and really enjoy them too. They work great for my waterline and even after a 12-hour shift in food service." —Alex E.

    Get it from Haus Laboratories or Amazon for $18 (available in 20 shades).

    3. Revlon's Oil-Absorbing Volcanic Face Roller works just like your go-to oil-blotting sheets but it doesn't create any extra waste. Just roll the mattifying stick all over your T-zone (or anywhere else that gets greasy) and soak up excess oil.


    In case you're wondering — no, the volcanic roller doesn't mess up your makeup. And once you've given your face a quick touch-up, just twist off the top of the roller to release the stone and give it a wash before your next use.

    Promising review: "This rolling device is like pure magic. You simply roll it around your oily areas and BOOM the oil magically vanishes into the ball never to be seen again! This is an item that #tiktokmademebuy for sure! I saw a video on TikTok and immediately went on the hunt only to be disappointed that this item was sold out everywhere! I eventually got added to a waiting list her on Amazon and once they had it in stock again, they charged my card and sent it my way! If you have the chance to purchase this and you have oily skin, get yourself on the waiting list if you need to and just kick it until it shows up. You will be pleased. Thank me later. ;)" —Veronica Cooper

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    4. Wishful's Thirst Trap Juice keeps skin healthy, strong, and bouncy with THREE types of hyaluronic acid and firming peptides.

    A model applying the liquid serum to their hand
    Huda Beauty

    The ultra-moisturizing serum comes courtesy of Huda Kattan, the Iraqi-American makeup artist and entrepreneur behind Huda Beauty, Kayali Fragrances, and — now — Wishful.

    Promising review: "I love this serum. I am new to serums, but I watched a video review of this product and decided to give it a try. My normally dry skin soaks this up and LOVES it. I use it every morning and night directly after my toner and I have noticed a huge difference in hydration and dewiness that we all crave." —MaggieMayTrout

    Get it from Sephora for $47.

    5. KraveBeauty The Beet Shield protects skin from everyday environmental irritants like the sun and airborne pollutants. Plus, it won't leave you looking like Casper the Friendly Ghost right as we're all gearing up to spend more time outdoors.

    Krave Beauty

    KraveBeauty is a Korean woman-owned skincare brand from influencer and YouTuber Liah Yoo. If you're wondering what the hype about beetroot is — listen up. The antioxidant-rich extract fights off environmental aggressors and reduces pigmentation from sunburns past.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing sunscreen! No white cast whatsoever, easy to blend into the skin, and no nasty smells. I swear it also helps with providing hydration too! I have sensitive combination skin and it didn’t irritate or make my t-zone oily. Highly recommend to everyone!" —Kiana

    Get it from KraveBeauty for $20.

    6. Maybelline Multi-Use Concealer erases dark circles, redness, and acne. If a full face of makeup isn't for you, but you would like a lil' bit of convenient, easy-to-use coverage, check it out.,

    Promising review: "HELLO where have you been all my life? How have I slept on this drugstore product for so long?! It gets glowing reviews everywhere and now I know why. I started using concealer about 6/7 years ago and never in all those years found something that either matched my skin tone or didn’t crease and look awful — or both. From the high end to the organic to the low end, never found it. Enter this simple product and the quest is over. Formulation is light and creasing is barely noticeable on me even without setting. Color ‘light’ is a perfect match for me. Warm and light but not whitish or pinkish like most concealers I’ve used before. Not pearlescent, not streaky, not powdery: just looks like my skin but healthier. Also it looks INVISIBLE. This would be my main pet peeve when it comes to concealers : when it looks obvious, it’s probably one of the things that looks the most aging to me. I want to look fresh, not like I’m trying hard. Try this stuff." —Agatha

    Get it from Amazon for $7.48 (available in 18 shades).

    7. Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel sets and defines your eyebrows for all-day wear whether you're hitting the park or window shopping. With a chamomile and hyaluronic acid formula, it also hydrates and conditions your hairs so they look on-point even when you go au naturel.

    a before and after photo of a model which shows a more defined brow with product

    Promising review: "The best brow gel I’ve ever used! I’ve tried so many different products to try fluffing up my brows and shape them how I want that will actually make them STAY, and this is the first product that has allowed me to do all of those things. I put this brow gel on in the afternoon around 4 p.m., and my brows were still perfectly intact at 2 a.m./until I washed my face — it HOLDS. I got the clear gel since I already have darker brows and It doesn’t look glossy/ sticky like many other brows gels I’ve tried before. It dries well and looks natural without feeling like you have crusty glue on your brows, too. Seriously, no complaints with this — if you’re considering GET IT. Save your money on getting your brows laminated and get yourself this gel!!" —CatheRH

    Get it from Sephora or Amazon for $22 (available in eight shades).

    8. Peach Slices Citrus-Honey Aqua Glow Hydrating Moisture-Gel delivers an instant wave of hydration with a silky formula that goes on more like a serum. The clean, fragrance-free product also calms, brightens, and evens out skin tone with the aid of annatto seeds, grapefruit, and honey.

    Peach Slices

    Promising review: "This moisturizer has become my FAVE! It really makes your skin glow without looking greasy. It's so hydrating but lightweight. I can NOT believe this moisturizer is so inexpensive! I would buy this again over any of the $50+ moisturizers I've tried." —beatsbylizzie

    Get it from Ulta Beauty or Peach & Lilly for $11.99.

    9. L’Oreal Paris Volume-Building Mascara makes eyes pop whether you pick it up in cobalt blue, burgundy, or deep green. If the majority of your face will still be hidden behind a mask this spring, might as well go big or go home with your eye look, right?


    Promising review: "So very blue! The blue is vibrant and has a nice thickness. People noticed my blue eyelashes from down the hallway at work, so it does not need to be seen up close to be appreciated by others. I am madly in love with this product." —Merry Sunshinee

    Get it from Amazon for $6.12+ (available in 11 colors).

    10. Mighty Patch Hydrocolloid Spot Treatments speedily pull the pus out of your most worrisome whiteheads. (Sorry that was a gross sentence, but it is what it is 🤷‍♀️) Before you head to bed, just slap the dots right on any zits and they'll work their magic overnight.


    Promising review: "I do not claim to understand the science behind these tiny miracles, but they have changed my life. I spent my workday looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit and the overnight results were Shocking. Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with a bloody crater in my face because my previous method of dealing with unsightly blemishes was to pick pick pick." — Adg

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $12.50.

    11. ColourPop's Twitterpated — a trio of Disney-inspired pearlescent glosses — leave lips ultra shiny and shimmery. The non-sticky formula also hydrates your pout with ingredients like antioxidant-rich black rose, poppy seed, and Madagascar vanilla.


    Promising review: "I kept hearing that the gloss was sticky and stringy. This is far from what I experienced. I LOVE the formula. No strings, no white build up. Stays on for hours and stays moist enough to rub lips together. I love it highly recommend 👌👏👍" —Aubrey

    Get the set of three from ColourPop for $27.

    12. Buttah Skin's three-step Customizable Skin Set is specially formulated for melanin-rich complexions. Aside from providing much-needed moisture, the products also help address discoloration, oiliness, and blemishes.

    Buttah by Dorian Renaud, Buttah

    Buttah Skin is a Black-owned skincare company from Dorion Renaud. This kit comes with a gentle gel cleanser, a vitamin C serum, and your choice of a cocoshea revitalizing cream or facial shea butter.

    Promising review: "Love it! My skin was extremely dry and flaky. After only two uses of the kit with cocoashea cream, my skin is back to feeling smooth and moisturized. This is my new regimen! I’m also buying my husband a kit now." —Kristi

    Get it from Buttah for $59.99.

    13. Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo absorbs oil and extends the life of your hairdo without the need for water. If you've been trying really hard to "train" your hair between washes (hiiiii, it's me), this will come in handy.

    the yellow bottle of dry shampoo

    Promising review: "I saw Amika on a list of best dry shampoos for dark, curly hair, and I'm so impressed. It's a bit spendy, but a little bit goes a long way. The scent is very light and sometimes hardly noticeable. It goes on completely sheer with no white cast and actually absorbs the oils so my hair is soft and shiny but not greasy-looking. My curls stay intact even with the rubbing in of the spray, so styling isn't limited to a ponytail anymore!" —Kelly Sobczak

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in two sizes).

    14. Orly's Day Trippin' spring 2021 collection is packed with ~groovy,~ '70s-inspired colors from saffron and terra-cotta to pastel turquoise créme and teal grey.


    Promising review: "So excited to wear these colors for the spring and summer! Mostly opaque in two to three coats! Average wear time :)" —ellielemonade

    Get the six-piece collection from Orly for $57 or buy them individually on Amazon for $9 each.

    15. Olaplex No.0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment repairs hair on a molecular level, strengthening it and protecting it against future damage. If you're looking to revive your curl pattern, prevent further heat-induced breakage, or allow your locks to recover from lots of bleaching or dyeing, this is for you.


    Promising reviews: "Firstly, I have type 4 kinky curly hair and was very skeptical of this product. I watched countless reviews on YouTube but mostly of people who didn't have my hair texture, but decided to give it a shot anyway. My hair was extremely damaged, split ends traveling up my strands, and I was desperate to find anyway to save even a little bit of my hair after cutting off a lot of the damage ends and still had. I used this and the No.3 (Get it from Amazon for $28) for a month and I saw a difference in my shed hair. When I started I would lose clumps of hair the size of my palm; after washing with this, the hair balls were little larger than a quarter. My hair is shoulder length and it lasted me three to four washes. My hair now is still only shedding a quarter sized amount even though I ran out. Reminder you MUST deep condition or use a conditioner after like it says on the bottle. So far 9/10" —Kiara

    "I am 63 years young. My hair is long and has never been treated with dyes – just wash and wear. The past couple of years, my hair has had a lot of breakage I am guessing due to aging. I have tried many hair products to reduce breakage to no avail. I was in fear of having to cut my hair short, no, no, no! As a very last resort, I tried the Olaplex regimen. After using the conditioner, I towel dry and add a drop or two of argan oil. The breakage has stopped. My hair is soft and smooth. I am so happy with the results. My hair is beautiful again." —Love to Listen

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    16. Bolden Brightening Glycolic Acid Toner combines glycolic acid and antioxidants to target dark spots, uneven texture, and fine lines. The brand says it's ideal for oily skin, blemish-prone skin, and those dealing with hyperpigmentation.

    A model holding the 7.5-ounce bottle of toner

    Bolden is a Black- and woman-owned beauty brand that creates products that work well for and empower women of color. They also offer a handful of other skincare solutions from moisturizers and cleansers to night serums and spot treatments.

    Promising review: "As a first time buyer of Bolden, I’ve been raving about this to all of my friends that suffer from oily skin like me. This toner has been a game changer. It’s become a staple in my skincare regimen. With the Summertime heat & humidity my face would usually be a grease pan but since using the Bolden toner it has stopped the overproduction of oil. Plus it’s helped even out my skin." —Jenifer O.

    Get it from Bolden for $19.50.

    17. bareMinerals Loose Powder Foundation not only gives wearers lightweight and luminous coverage, but also SPF15 to protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays.


    Promising review: "I bought this since it has limited ingredients and I have been having trouble with deep, painful pimples. Within two weeks, my skin was almost totally cleared! I used the shade finder tool and was able to get the perfect shade. My advice is start with a little and build and blend, blend, blend. I have combination skin and this stays on all day, doesn’t look powdery or too dewy, and doesn’t rub off on my mask." —Ceecee555

    Get it from bareMinerals for $32 (available in 30 shades).

    18. Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops lend your complexion a natural glow. If the bottom half of your face is a different shade from months of mask wearing, mix a couple drops in with your moisturizer to even things out.


    Promising review: "Sun-kissed glow is right! Nothing but compliments the first time I tried it! I used two drops with my moisturizer and it went on smoothly, and washed off of my hands leaving no streaks. I have already recommended to several friends and family! I like that the ‘light’ drops don’t make my face look orange. Just enough that I can wash my face, and it doesn’t completely fade and I can build from there each time I moisturize. I use two to four drops at a time, and it works great!" —LLHains

    Get it from Sephora for $29 (available in three shades).

    19. Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes and hydrates sensitive skin with a refreshing mix of antioxidant-protecting calcium, magnesium, and amino acids. Spritz it on to reduce redness after shaving, use it to calm itchy eczema, or mist your face to set your makeup.

    a model applying the thermal mist

    Promising review: "It's... a can of thermal spring water. I don't know what else is in it and don't really care because it works. I had initially received one in my Ipsy bag and fell in love with it right away. You could buy a (cheaper) can of Evian spray, but this one is worth the markup. Its great for calming sensitive skin, sunburn, any type of skin irritation, cooling down from being overheated (put it in the fridge for awhile, it feels AMAZING) or even just setting your makeup if its looking too matte. If you have rosacea, it's a miracle product and you should buy this immediately. Recommended it to my mother, who was experiencing hot flashes due to menopause and she loves it too. You won't regret it." —SP077

    Get it from Amazon for $9+ (available in three sizes).

    20. Urban Decay 24/7 Moondust Eyeshadow provides long-lasting, high-impact sparkle in five multi-dimensional shades. Get it now and wear it all spring and summer long!


    Promising review: "Absolutely love the packaging and the product itself. I have been wearing it on its own and on top of dark or colorful eye shadows... it gives the look an extra umph! I have been applying it with my ring finger and it goes on oh so very smooth! it is sparkly but not in a childish way. It can be layered and intensified as the layers become thicker. It came right at the perfect time: spring and summer. I can see this being a staple for holiday season as well, though. Love, love, love it." —anakarinag

    Get it from Ulta for $22 (available in five shades).

    21. Olehenriksen Smoothing Scrub exfoliates skin, reduces the size of pores, and polishes your complexion with a mix of AHAs, sugar, and a spring-appropriate scent: lemon peel extract. 🍋

    the blue bottle of scrub next to a bunch of lemons

    Promising review: "This is my first time trying a chemical exfoliant and... wow has my skin has been missing out!! I immediately saw a difference after the first use. My skin was smoother, brighter, and my pores were smaller. It smells just like lemonade too, so yummy!" —gabbyyperez

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    22. Glossier Futuredew moisturizes skin and leaves you radiant with or without makeup. Just swipe on two pumps of the hybrid serum/oil after applying your regular moisturizer, serums, and sunscreen.


    Promising review: "Love this product! Makes my skin glow like nothing else. I layer it on my high points as a highlighter. My perfect skin, no-makeup routine is priming moisturizer, concealer, then futuredew." —Melissa

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    23. Nudies Matte Blush and Bronze Stick multitasks like no other with a brush on one side and a colorful balm on the other. Swipe it on your eyes, cheeks, and/or lips for a bit of pigmented glow.

    the stick in four different nude and pink colors

    Promising review: "if you haven't been wearing as much makeup lately because #lockdownlife but you want something to elevate your quarantine look, this is ITTTT. So easily blendable and buildable on top of a light layer of moisturizer or tinted moisturizer... Not in love with the brush? I use my own so NBD" —ECacciave

    Get it from Sephora for $34 (available in 10 shades).

    24. Saie Dew Blush melts into skin lending you a natural, healthy looking flush. The water-based product is particularly great for spring as it's formulated with mulberry, elderberry, and evening primrose, three ingredients that brighten, moisturize, and help fight off free-radicals and environmental damage you'll be exposed to outdoors.


    Promising review: "A little goes a looooong way. I put a tiny bit on my fingers then apply to my cheek to control the amount. The look was perfect and it stayed on all day through an outdoor socially distant picnic. I love the tone of this color and will probably wear it more in the fall. I want to try one of the lighter colors this summer." —Haley811

    Get it from Sephora for $22 (available in four shades).

    25. Tula's Brightening Vitamin C Serum erases dullness and dark spots and leaves your skin ☀️glowing.☀️ If the last year has gotten you really into minimal makeup (or no makeup at all), this is all you need.


    Tula is a woman-founded skincare brand from Dr. Roshini Raj, a practicing gastroenterologist and alumna of Harvard and New York University. The brand's products heavily feature probiotic extracts and superfoods.

    Promising review: "I am no sucker for really expensive skin care, but after having my son my skin was horrible. I tried everything and it was no better. I walked into Ulta for some makeup and I saw Tula was in there. At first, I walked by and said 'Wow, yeah, I don’t know about that price.' But I love, love, love this! I pushed myself to do it because my skin tone was so uneven and not smooth. It’s been a week now and I have glowing, vibrant skin. When I'm able to get my mind around it, I'll buy the other expensive stuff and have a full face of Tula. I can’t wait!!!" —Brooke B.

    Get it from Amazon or Tula for $48.

    26. Danessa Myricks Beauty's Dew Wet Hydrating and Highlighting Balm leaves your skin radiant and even more glowy when the warm spring sun kisses your cheeks. The shimmering product is not only buildable, but formulated with moisturizing jojoba oil that leave you perfeclty dewy.


    Promising review: "I don't know how I ever lived without this brand, tbh, everything I've tried so far has been life-changing, this highlighter included. It's not sticky or tacky or glittery or anything, it just gives you that perfect natural glow that's so hard to achieve with most highlighters. It's not blinding or over the top, it really is just the perfect addition to your face to give you a healthy glow." —Kingfish

    Get it from Sephora for $22 (available in three shades).

    27. Noto's Natural Deep Serum is formulated with a laundry list of nutrient-dense natural ingredients including marula, rosehip seed, and wild carrot. Together they not only hydrate and nourish skin, but also encourage acne (yeah, I'm talking about you, maskne) to heal via cell rejuvenation.

    The 2-ounce bottle of serum which has a dropper

    Noto is a queer womxn-founded brand from Gloria Noto. The company's products are vegan, cruelty-free, and inclusive. A percentage of sales on the brand's Agender Oil are also donated to community organizations like Planned Parenthood, Black Mama's Matter, and the LA LGBT Youth Center.

    Promising review: "This is officially my new fave serum. It’s so light yet so nourishing. Other serums have always sat on my face and made me look oily but this makes me glow. I am a forever fan." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon or Noto for $56.

    28. Paula's Choice Oil-Reducing Cleanser — a cream-to-foam formula — eliminates excess oil, clears out your pores, and mattifies shine so it won't look like you rubbed french fry fingers all over your forehead on the way out the door.

    The bottle and a dab of the white cleanser

    Promising review: "I have gone through probably five or six bottles of this face wash now. It is my holy grail!!! It literally removes all my makeup and dirt on my face. When I go over my face with a toner there is absolutely nothing on my cotton round it's amazing. This cleanser is so gentle yet so effective. Ive tried so many cleansers in the past but i'll never stop using this one." —Sam Soth

    Get it from Amazon for $18+ (available in two sizes).

    29. And Baby Foot's Exfoliating Peel is so horrifyingly effective, it'll have you ready for pedicure season in no time. Idk about you, but winter + quarantine = my toes could use some *major* TLC.


    If foot graters give you the heebie-jeebies (hi, hello, it's me!), try these instead. Just slip on the booties for one hour, wash away the leftover solution (there are 16 natural extracts), and then wait patiently as it takes five to seven days before your feet shed like a freakin' iguana. At the end, you'll be left with moisturized, baby-soft tootsies!

    Promising review: "This worked exactly how it says it will. I soaked my feet and put this on. After four days my feet didn't seem to be doing anything until I soaked them while in the shower. When I got out they were peeling. It lasted about two days and my feet are so soft and smooth. It has been a bit over a month since doing it and my feet still feel amazing. I had thick, hard, dry skin on my heels that never seemed to go away but this product not only removed the skin but left them soft. I will be using this product every spring to get my feet ready for summer!" —Shanna

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    Your glowing spring skin:

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    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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