Spring is the perfect time to experiment with new skincare routines and brighten your makeup with products that are light and fun to wear. The moderate temperatures mean that you don't have to battle extreme weather conditions and leave you free to focus on perfecting your skin. You can also dab on a flush of color without worrying that it will melt away or cling to dry patches. These are our top five picks for springtime beauty that is perfect for a splurge.
Hourglass Cosmetics brings back this cult obsession from a limited edition collection and adds it to their permanent line. When it was first released it sold out immediately and we caught prices upwards of $200 on eBay. The brand's enormously popular Ambient Lighting powders mimic a diffused, candlelit glow on the skin. The palette feature Dim Light for a balanced peach tone that highlights and blurs imperfections, Incandescent Light for an opalescent pearl finish and Radiant Light for a sun-kissed, golden warmth.
Melanopeel has perfected micro-needle Asian beauty therapy with their precision-cut roller, a Class I medical device that can be used at home. The micro-needle preps the skin and allows serums to penetrate more deeply. The Dermal Recover Serum is formulated with certified organic Argan Oil and a rich blend of omega-3 fatty acids that is a natural oil regulator with anti-inflammatory properties. Used in combination, the system is a powerful treatment for acne, scarring and discoloration.
New from their 2014 Spring Collection, this cream blush is a sophisticated and subdued coral hue that can be dabbed on bare skin or over foundation. It has a micro-fine golden shimmer that is radiant but subtle on the skin. Pat it into the skin for a healthy, outdoorsy flush.
This innovative formula is made with 70 percent organic ingredients and combines Alpha Hydroxy Acid, snail serum and clinically proven ingredients for a treatment that firms, lifts and tightens the skin. It dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This collection from the Prorsum Spring/Summer 2014 runway features six pastels in classic springtime Easter shades of Pale Grape, Rose Pink, Dusky Mauve, Mink, Pale Yellow and Sage Green. The cream shades will give your nails a high-gloss, long-wearing finish, and the collection is presented in a Burberry Gift Box.
Lonni Delane contributed to this article.