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See Our Editors' Ultimate Beauty Picks For April

Apr 1 2013 - 3:15pm

It's time for more sunshine, warmer temperatures, and, of course, some April showers. This is the month when it first starts to actually feel like Spring, so we're updating our beauty routine with skin care musts, lovely new scents, and makeup necessities. Click through to see what made April's list of must haves.

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I am always skeptical that face wipes will actually get my skin clean, but I swear I woke up with my skin looking better than it did the day before when I used the L'Oréal Paris Ideal Clean Towelettes [2] ($5) for the first time. A toner sweep after use confirms that all makeup really had been removed. What more proof can you ask for?

— Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

Having recently cut off seven inches of hair for a celeb-inspired lob [3], I don't quite know how to make my hair look evening-ready. Enter Jennifer Behr's gorgeous hair clips [4] ($123), which take my shoulder length hair into being red-carpet ready with one snap in on the side. I like the idea of stacking both on top of each other on one side and leaving the other one loose for a Studio 54 twist.

— Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

I'm always up for trying the latest from Drs. Rodan and Fields, whose own glowing skin is a testament to their empire. And I'm a gadget junkie. The Redefine Macro Exfoliator [5] ($279) promises to be the next one I'm obsessed with, efficiently sweeping away dead skin cells for a smoother, clearer complexion without a trip to the facialist or derm. 

— Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

Faking a full night's sleep is a reality with It Cosmetics' Hello Light Creme Luminizer [6] ($35). The satiny, lightweight formula glides on like silk, leaving behind a lit-from-within glow. Use the included tapered brush on the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and inner corners of the eyes for an "I slept eight hours" effect.

— Jaime Richards

Last year, Sebastian Professional [7] released a limited-edition gift set complete with an Alice + Olivia-designed scarf [8]. And this year, the hair brand has collaborated with Mara Hoffman [9] for a similar offering. The three-piece kit ($25) includes the Volupt Shampoo and Conditioner, along with a vibrant-print Mara Hoffman for Sebastian scarf that's perfect for accenting warm-weather coifs. Look for it in Sebastian salons [10].

— Jaime Richards

If you're seeking a lightweight oil that you can use from head to toe, look no further than L.A. Christine's N°3 Berry Face Oil [11] ($58). Made from lingonberry, acai berry, and raspberry, this powerful oil provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, all while leaving the skin supple and more even. Multitasking benefits in compact form: you can't beat that.

— Jaime Richards

I often think my long hair looks flat fast, which is why the Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo [12] ($6) is a new staple in my bathroom. I love the scent of Garnier [13] products, and this one lets me instantly amp up the volume for any style. Plus, it's a quick fix for second-day hair. It's a win-win in my beauty book.

— Kaitlyn Dreyling

I'm obsessed with any product Margot Elena creates (she's the mastermind behind Lollia [14] and Tokyo Milk). Her latest venture is Library of Flowers, and I'm particularly fond of the Wildflower & Fern Parfum Crema [15] ($21). The tin holds a concentrated creamy fragrance of English cucumber and honeysuckle for a refreshing scent that's ideal for Spring.

— Kaitlyn Dreyling

Getting my skin ready to be bared in short sleeves, skirts, and dresses means I need a little sloughing action. Ahava's DeadSea Mud Gentle Body Exfoliator [16] ($26) is packed with skin-soothing minerals from the Dead Sea, and lava rock granules gently buff and smooth skin without irritation.

— Kaitlyn Dreyling

If Spring's floral scents aren't quite your cup of tea, you're going to want to pick up L'Occitane's Magnolia and Mûre ($75, available April 17). With top notes of blackberry and bergamot and heart notes of magnolia and rose, it's just floral enough without being overpowering.

— Maria Del Russo

Yes, even we city dwellers need the protective touch of SPF. Lucky for us, Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum [17] ($20-$42) not only protects my skin from the sun, but also against anything else that might be floating around in the air. Hey, no one said city living was easy.

— Maria Del Russo

Part of my Spring-cleaning? To get my nails back to their peak condition. And since Londontown Kur: Nail Hardener [18] ($25) not only strengthens nails, but also doubles as a base and top coat, it will be in heavy rotation this season.

— Maria Del Russo

I was already an avid fan of the Smashbox [19] BB cream formula, so when I found out about the brand's new CC cream [20] ($42), I had to have it! The big difference between the two products is that the CC brightens skin even more with dark-spot-correcting benefits. The best part, though, is that it comes in five shades, so I don't have to put any foundation on top. 

— Jessica Cruel

In honor of Earth Month, Origins is outfitting four fan favorites in new travel-size packaging. My personal favorite is the Clear Improvement Mask [21] ($19), which contains charcoal to deeply cleanse. During the week of April 21-28, Origins will plant one tree per bottle sold. I can never pass up an opportunity to do something good for Mother Earth (and my skin, too). 

— Jessica Cruel

Since my skin is looking a little pale after a long Winter, I'll be reaching for St. Tropez Bronzing Face Lotion [22] ($30) to get a faux glow in a flash. The beauty brand has even launched mini application mitts [23] ($10 for three) so you're sure to be covered completely without the telltale streaks.

— Jessica Cruel

I look no further than Emi-Jay [24] ($6) when it comes to headbands that stay put. They're ideal for keeping strands away from your face as the temperatures rise. Plus, I know they won't make a crease in my hair. 

— Kirbie Johnson

With Guerlain's Maxi Lash Curl Sculpting Mascara [25] ($30), be prepared to get some of the darkest lashes around. You can also expect even the shortest, stubbiest bottom lashes to get an instant boost.  

— Kirbie Johnson

I'm a nail art fiend, but getting the design just right can be a hassle instead of something artistic. Scratch [26] ($12, shown in Sublime Sapphire) has adorable and intricate nail wraps in a variety of styles, and the best part about them is they're foolproof to apply. They spread easily and don't crinkle upon contact. 

— Kirbie Johnson


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