Even though Per-fékt Lash Perfection Gel ($29) is not technically called a mascara, it still lengthens, curls, and darkens much like your favorite mascara. But this product goes beyond customary lash offerings. Ingredients like marine plant glycogen strengthen lashes for added growth, while hyaluronic microspheres and panthenol moisturize (your lashes require hydration just like hair, you know). But my favorite element is the short-bristle brush, which makes it easy to get right down to the lash lines. And thanks to the smudge-proof formulation, even the most avid eye-rubbers this allergy season are safe from flakes and spots. Here's to your new daily mascara . . . ahem, lash-enhancing product.
While April may bring us plenty of shenanigans at the start, by the end of the month, we'll all be witnessing something a bit more staid: the royal wedding. So get ready for a few seasonal showers, celebratory events, and rising temperatures by putting a spring in your step with a few of our beauty must haves.