8 Spring Beauty Launches to Watch Out For

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Our favorite part of spring isn’t the reemergence of iced coffee or blasting Kelly Clarkson with the windows rolled down (although those are numbers two and three on our list): it’s the season’s cheerful beauty products that lift our spirits no matter what the day brings. Now is the perfect time to ditch your winter beauty routine and emerge fresher and more radiant with this spring’s beauty collections. From retro Mad Men-inspired palettes to irresistible paw-printed lipsticks, you’re sure to find a springtime product that’ll leave you feeling unstoppable!

NARS: Bright, Bold, Iconic
There’s no better way to emerge from that winter rut than by going for springy colors, especially with your makeup. NARS offers us bold and bright products that’ll instantly elevate your mood, adding some cheery variety to your beauty routine. Their spring collection features a sweet blush in Bright Candy Pink, green and rose-colored shadow compacts, and an on-trend navy blue shadow pencil. The line also includes three lip products in a rich pink, dark raspberry, and subtle topaz and a nail polish in chic metallic violet. With so many springtime shades offered in one collection, you’ll be glowing no matter which products you choose.

nars spring 2012

Bobbi Brown: Brightening Nudes Collection
With Bobbi Brown’s new Brightening Nudes Collection, you’ll look (and feel) more radiant than ever. Enhance your inner glow with the line’s Brightening Finishing Powder, and make your eyes sparkle even more with the Sparkle Eye Shadows in Ballet, Silver Moon, Mica, and Sunlight. Make your pout perfectly kissable with the Brightening Lip Gloss in sweet pink shades, or go for the versatile Glitter Lip Gloss in a sheer Crystal. We love how each product complements your natural beauty you’ll be feeling simply sexy.

Victoria’s Secret: The Incredible
Victoria’s Secret really does have a secret after all: they offer fantastic makeup. The new spring Incredible collection has four limited-edition products that’ll leave you feeling just that. The Illuminating Face Powder will give you a simply radiant complexion, while the line’s lip gloss makes for enviable, kissable lips with a quick application. The collection’s eye shadow palette features two compacts of five shades each—complementary purples and irresistible blues with natural browns—so you can mix and match to create your own signature springtime eye. To complete the look, add on the Shimmer Liner Due, offering a creamy eyeliner color and glittery highlighter in one stick. Is there really any better way to kick off spring than by rocking naturally sexy products? We don’t think so.

victorias secret the incredible

MAC: Cook, Cook, CookShop, Shop, Shop
MAC’s new spring collections are all about amping up women’s everyday lives, and we couldn’t agree more; you can feel glamorous any day of the week!

The Cook, Cook, Cook line includes deliciously adorable Fluidline Gel eyeliner with names like Midnight Snack and Added Goodness. It also includes a glossy Tendertone Lip Balm in springy lime greens, soft yellows, and light tangerines. As if the names Al Fredo, Kid Orange, and Salad Dressing aren’t enough reason to snag the collection’s nail lacquer, the bright green, coral, and aqua pigments are the ultimate spring colors to don on your nails.

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Shop, Shop, Shop is comprised of products that will instantly add dazzle to your day. The Cremeblend Blush in orange, coral and plum shades is great for achieving a fresh-faced look, while the lipsticks and Kissable Lipcolours come in ultimate flirty colors, from light pinks and corals to dark reds and fuchsias. MAC is looking out for us ladies, because who doesn’t want to feel fabulous every single day?

mac makeup shop shop shop line spring 2012

Estee Lauder: Mad Men Collection
The 1960s are making a comeback all over Hollywood. Stars like Adele and Scarlett Johansson are rocking bright red lips and gorgeous cat eyeliner on the red carpet, but attempting to recreate such a bold look can seem pretty intimidating. Luckily, Estee Lauder’s new Mad Men line provides all the necessities to flawlessly pull off this sophisticated look. The collection includes the perfect retro lipstick shade in bright Cherry and a cream blush in Evening Rose to highlight your feminine features. Simply add some winged liquid liner and a few coats of mascara to complete the fabulous look. Estee Lauder even amped up the glam factor by designing the compacts and lipstick tubes to be reminiscent of those used by Betty Draper. Could this line get any more chic?

estee lauder mad men collection

Paul & Joe: Kitten Collection
Even if you’re not a cat-lover, Paul & Joe have created the purrfect (we couldn’t resist) spring makeup line that caters to all kinds of women, from the boho au-natural girl to the all-out glam fashionista. The Mattifying Pressed Powder, with an adorable paw-shaped applicator, will give you a shine-free complexion without that heavy foundation feeling. Paul & Joe’s eye colors are equally adorable in complementary shades of brown, pink, and green, all of which can be toned up or down to fit your makeup taste. Feeling dramatic? Create your own cat eye look with the Waterproof Gel Eye Liner in Black Cat Cool! The collection’s Blusher Sticks are easy to apply for a subtle, cheeky glow, available in Glamour Puss (beige), Minou (soft pink), and Catfight (tangerine). However, our favorite part of the new line is the Paw Print Lipsticks, featuring small paw prints right on the product. Even better are the names: Sex Kitten (nude), Meow! (subtle pink), and Catwalk (light orange). Get your paws on these must-have products before they sell out!

paul and joe makeup kitten collection spring 2012

Essie: Navigate Her
There’s nothing quite like finding the perfect shade of nail polish, and Essie never fails to give us that indulgence. Essie’s spring collection, “Navigate Her,” will give you that powerful and sexy boost to get you through the day in style. Choose from a colorful palette of Orange, It’s Obvious, A Crewed Interest, Navigate Her, To Buy or Not to Buy, Tour de Finance, and Ole Caliente; there’s a shade that’ll match your every mood and outfit! Whether you’re giving a presentation or hoping to ace your test, rock a color from this collection, and you’ll feel unstoppable.

essie navigate her collection

Zoya: True
Zoya’s rich pigmented nail lacquers have always impressed us, and their new spring colors are no exception. We particularly love the variety of the True collection, because it caters to all different fashionable occasions. For a more natural and conservative look, Zoya offers Farah and Cho, while a flirty mood might call for the adorable mossy green Bevin. Feeling a little daring? Go for the deep purple, Tru, or the dusty blue, Skylar; both are speckled with gold shimmer to give your nails that extra bit of glam.

zoya makeup true collection spring 2012

What are your favorite springtime beauty products? Share with us below!

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Cameron is a senior at Bucknell University pursuing degrees in English and Theatre. Born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, she is a member of Delta Gamma sorority and recently spent a semester abroad in London (tea and scones galore!). Her favorite things include (but are not limited to) anything with the word "coffee" in it, her two shih tzus, peppermint gum, reality tv, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, dancing, staying active, and singing. Her claim to fame? She was a street shoutout on the show "Cash Cab".