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These Are the 17 New Beauty Products Our Editors Can't Put Down This March

In the midst of your almost-Spring cleaning, we have some products that are worthy of hoarding (sorry, Marie Kondo! ). After testing a bevy of new beauty items for months, we’ve hand-picked the following 10 skincare, makeup, and fragrance products as the best of the best. From an illuminating primer that fakes a good night’s sleep to a shimmer mist that will have you channeling your inner Mariah Carey circa 1998, this is the stuff worth shopping in March. Read all about it, and also get a little peek inside our new Beauty by POPSUGAR line , ahead!

You Can Get These Complexion-Changing Skincare Products on Amazon

Sometimes Amazon can seem overwhelming due to the sheer amount of products available. Although it might feel like a hassle, it’s actually an incredible resource to get some of your favorite products quickly and ultra-conveniently. If you’re not sure what to buy, you’re in luck. Some of your favorite skincare brands and products are on Amazon and ready to ship right to your door.

Whether you’re in need of a good scrub, cleanser, spot treatment, or even a moisturizer you can use from head to toe, Amazon has something to suit your skin care needs.

Keep reading to find out our picks for the best skincare products to shop on the site.

Meet CoverGirl Peacock Flare! The Newest Mascara In the Drugstore Family

According to Emmy-winning, celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor, there is nothing more disgusting than when your open beauty product slips out of your hands and falls onto the floor, exposing it to bacteria! CoverGirl is making sure this doesn’t happen with your mascara thanks to its brilliant new iteration. So, we proudly introduce: Peacock Flare Mascara ($8).

Let’s start with the packaging. In addition to the mirrored turquoise, peacock-inspired color and pattern, the cap features a rubber grip. It also has a curved shape for your fingers to grab onto, ensuring that bathroom crime scene is avoided. When I tested it, I definitely was able to pinch the cap more than a traditional round tub.

Onto the brush! The feather fan brush features alternating shorter bristles that spiral around. This is meant to help curl the lashes as you apply. The end result is a lush, flared-out look – hence the name, peacock. I found the curling feature to be effective, and I only needed a few coats to get some drama since the brush is pretty long. It was able to grab everything from my inner corners to edges at once.

The formula is also unique with a wax blend meant to add volume and resist smudging. It has lash-nourishing ingredients, including sea buckthorn extract, vitamins, and minerals. This gives it a creamy feel when applied, and I didn’t feel the need to use my usual lash primer.

And because CoverGirl just thought of everything this time, the brand is offering Peacock Flare Mascara in eight shades! Lookout for five levels of black: Extreme Black, Intense Black, Jet Black, Black, and Black Brown. There are also waterproof versions in Extreme Black, Black, and Black Brown.

If you need one more reason to #WANT this mascara, know that Ayesha Curry was just announced as the face of CoverGirl , and her first campaign is for Peacock Flare.

The mascara launches in November at drugstores and online, but you can see a first look here!

I Tested the 7 Best Fenty Beauty Products For Skin of Color So You Don't Have to

It’s mind-boggling that in 2017, having one makeup line with offerings for more than just a handful of complexions is a huge ask. So of course the hype around Fenty Beauty by Rihanna hit a thousand and hasn’t let up since the collection dropped last week. Just stop by any Sephora store and you’ll see ravaged Fenty Beauty gondolas where dreams of looking like Rihanna once lived.

Rihanna can pretty much do no wrong in many people’s eyes, including mine, but she isn’t the first celeb to do a beauty line. She has been very vocal about the importance of inclusivity with this collection . . . so I had to test it out for myself to see if it lived up to the hype and to find out which products actually look good on skin of color. Hint: it’s pretty much the entire damn collection, but here are the best ones.

Exclusive First Reveal of Huda Kattan's 12 Lip Strobe Metallic Glosses

jIn the midst of an over-saturated, holographic beauty world, Huda Kattan managed to launch a collection of metallic strobing lip gloss collection that feels fresh. The entrepreneur and Instagram star looked for inspiration from both the past and the future when she developed her Lip Strobes, a 12-shade range launching mid June ($18 each, ). The hues play into both the frosty shades of the ’90s and iridescent unicorn-inspired products of 2017.

“Right now people are obsessed with things that seem out of this world and give them some type of surprise,” she told POPSUGAR via email. “The idea of something iridescent or duo chromatic seems a little mysterious and unique. They are kind of super ’90s meets the future.”

The colors may play into the existing trend, but each feels unique. There are both sheer and full-coverage shimmer formulas. Expect a range that varies from Enchanted, a pale pink with a pearlescent finish, to Fearless, a sparkly pigmented fuchsia.

“I am obsessed with duo chromes and iridescence right now!” she said of how the concept was born. “We were inspired when we were creating our Melted Strobe for our 3D Highlighters . We were just playing with shimmers and glitters and somehow this was created.”

Huda went on: “For the colors we wanted something that would almost change in some lights or on top of certain colors. All of the glosses have serious shimmer, some are opaque and full of pigment and shine, while others are duo chromatic and iridescent.”

The vlogger admitted she is not always a fan of lip glosses, so she was extra careful when crafting these. Don’t expect the sticky, goopy ones you actually wore back when *NSYNC was together. “I hate gloss, and I am super fussy with what I wear,” she said. “This feels so luxurious and hydrating while wearing. It’s not sticky and the strobes feel super comfortable on the lips.”

“I hate gloss, and I am super fussy with what I wear. This feels so luxurious and hydrating.”

She even perfected the applicator to enhance the cozy wearability. “The strobes also have a precision, heart-shaped wand which glides on an even coat for a luminous finish giving you an extra smooth application,” she added.

When it came to naming, she simply picked adjectives that would cater to your moods. “The names were inspired by our Liquid Mattes – we thought of it as the next step to your pout,” Huda explained. “So we thought we would make it a way to describe the personality behind the Liquid Matte. So you could be a Ritzy (Lip Strobe) Trophy Wife (Liquid Matte), or a Shameless (Lip Strobe) Trendsetter (Liquid Matte) and really feel something towards the look you floss.”

Though we knew it would be like choosing between children, we asked which color is her favorite. “This is so hard but I’d have to say that I am obsessed with Snobby,” Huda revealed. “It’s one of the shades which took the longest to create, and I’d bathe in it if I could! It’s a semi-sheer pink shade with gold and pink big shimmers!”

According to Huda, the best way to wear the Lip Strobe is to glide it across your pout, and then take some off with a tissue. “You can remove the gloss by blotting off the excess, which will leave you with a glistening shimmer without the gloss.” She also recommends layering it on thoroughly for an intensely pigmented, shiny style, or dabbing it in just the center of your pout for a subtle contoured effect.

Huda even tried wearing them on her eyelids, which she teased on social media ! “I never realized this would work so well until a day before our campaign shoot!” she enthused. “They look ahhhmazing on the lids, and you can wear them on top of a shadow or just as is. For easy application, a small flat brush works nicely or even your fingers will do the trick. I would only recommend adding a small amount and for short periods, since it is a gloss and will move around.” Basically: do it for Instagram, and then wash it off before you attend a rooftop soiree in the heat.

Before you worry about removing these buzzy lip glosses, start planning how you’ll get your hands on them when they launch later this month! And as you count down the minutes until you can hit “add to cart,” see every shade and swatch – exclusively here first!

These Are the 21 Hottest June Beauty Launches You Need to Own

As we embrace June’s warmer weather, our beauty routines are getting way lazier – and we mean that in a good way. We will be air-drying our hair with sea salt sprays, dabbing on a bit of sexy, musky, ocean-inspired perfume oils, and keeping it minimally chic when it comes to makeup. Here, we’re sharing the just-launched hair, skin, fragrance, and makeup products we plan to use down to the very last drop (#empties).

Match Your Summer Makeup and Your Rosé With the Perfect Pink Eye Shadow Palette

Summer is coming and that means it’s time to move our all-black outfits to the other side of the closet and replace our dark eye makeup with something a bit lighter. Dose of Colors has released a brand-new eye shadow palette filled with five ultrapigmented matte shades to help you achieve the perfect pink eye for warmer months ahead.

Whether you’re opting for a rosy pink to day drink with friends or a dark berry shade for a night out on the town, the Marvelous Mauves Palette ($32) has you covered. Brighten up your smoky eye by mixing the colors together, which we’ve heard “blend like a dream” and look stunning on all different skin tones. The cruelty-free, paraben-free palette lets you match your eye shadow to both your Rosé and your red-wine sangria , because we know that’s what you’ll be drinking all Summer!

Keep reading to see photos and swatches of the Marvelous Mauves palette.

9 Summer Makeup Palettes You Can Get at Sephora – All Under $50

Packing for a weekend away can be stressful, which is why snagging a do-it-all palette saves time, energy, and space. You don’t have to make choices. You can have your shimmery champagne and smoky bronze, too. We combed through Sephora to pick out the best palettes hitting shelves this season. The best part is they’re all under $50, so your budget will stay in good shape.

This $8 E.L.F. Lotion Will Make Your Skin Strobed on a Budget

Everyone talks about “glowing” and looking “dewy” in the Summer, but if you’re not sure that’s your jam (hey, you like a matte face!), then try it with E.L.F.’s new Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Lotion. The $8 strobing cream just launched and it gives you that candlelit look.

It’s a lightweight lotion featuring micro shimmering pearls to highlight in a subtle way. Those looking for a seriously bright strobe should check these creams out . The soft, shimmery E.L.F. lotion can be worn alone, under foundation, mixed with moisturizer, or on certain spots on top of foundation (like tops of cheekbones).

It also offers skincare benefits, like aloe and vitamin E, as well as antioxidants such as grape and orange extract. Like other E.L.F. products, it’s free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. We bet its the best lunch money spent this month!

6 Japanese Beauty Secrets You'll Want to Start Using Immediately

Japan is a treasure trove of unique beauty products and experiences. We have them to thank for the massive popularity of cleansing oils, and they produce some of the best sunscreens on the market. Without a doubt, they also have some bizarre products, too, like eye drops that sting (but produce the whitest eyes of all time), plus lip and brow tattoos. But here’s the thing: they actually work and look great, too.

One popular item in Japan is facial essence . To us, it looks like a toner with its watery consistency. But while most toners are astringents that can dry out the skin, these Japanese essences are known for making the skin glow. They have many types of vitamins and acids that help turn over dead skin cells, which in turn makes your skin appear brighter. When do you use it? Think of it as a serum. Apply four to five drops of it on your palm and press into your skin. Then apply your favorite moisturizer.

Check out the six products Japan has bestowed upon the beauty world, and let us know in the comments if you’ve tried any of them!

5 Beauty Products That All Men Should Be Using (but Probably Aren't)

Gentlemen, listen: I know the world of guys’ grooming can be a hard one to navigate. There are so many products “made for men” that it can be hard to figure out which ones are the best. You think you’ve got it bad? Imagine how women feel! You wouldn’t stand a chance in their beauty aisle.

I sometimes worry about you guys, trying to figure out which products are essentials for you and your daily life. Using body lotion on your face. Not using an aftershave. Ugh, it makes me shudder. I often take a quick glance around a buddy’s bathroom and think, “This is it? A body wash and shampoo 2-in-1 and a toothbrush?”

You don’t need a lot, but there are a few beauty products you should be using every day, and I’m here to help you land the best ones.

This Red Velvet Fragrance Collection Will Make You Smell Like a Cupcake

I am a sucker for any gourmand perfume, which are scents with predominantly food-inspired notes . Though I’m still holding out for my dream fragrance (can someone make me “eau de glazed doughnut” already?!), I’ll stop to smell anything that claims to have the aroma of baked goods . Few products, however, live up to my expectations. Many patisserie-inspired scents end up smelling artificial or sickeningly sweet or last for mere minutes on the skin. But this holiday season, Bath & Body Works gave me and my fellow gourmand-lovers a gift.

I don’t know how the brand did it, but its Red Velvet Cheer collection smells exactly like a freshly baked cupcake. There are strong whiffs of vanilla-infused buttercream frosting, zesty citrus notes, and a cakey, chocolatey base that smells authentic, not plastic-y (like many cocoa scents unfortunately are). My favorite iterations of the fragrance are the shower gel and candle (which has since sold out), but you can get your cupcake deliciousness in the form of lotion, a body splash, and an antibacterial hand gel, too.

The only bad part about the collection is that it’s limited edition. The Christmas-themed packaging makes the products great for gifting , but I want them all year! While I love Bath & Body Works’ iconic Vanilla Bean Noel scent, Red Velvet Cheer is even more delectable – and truly hoard-worthy. Read on to shop the lineup.