We’re nearing spring when all the prettiest pastel tinged palettes and floral fragrances are set for release. What’s really catching our eye? Those that will revolutionize your beauty routine and make getting ready faster, more efficient, and dare we say it---fun. While we use the term “genius” sparingly, a rotating curling iron that anticipates your next move, a body lotion that you apply while in the shower, and a serum that can revitalize mascara hours after application are all worthy contenders. See those that get our approval, below!
Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Layering Set ($165; nordstrom.com)However drawn-out, extensive skincare routines (think triple cleansing), as popularized in South Korea, are more popular than ever. When its effects are as transformative as YSL’s magic potion-like trio of serums, we don’t mind the added steps. These serums are designed to tackle specific skin concerns tied to anti-aging, targeting wrinkles, dark spots, and the eyes, the area of the face most susceptible to aging.
Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection ($16; urbandecay.com)Touching up mascara throughout the day without forming an instant spider lash situation is nearly impossible. There’s no need to remove eye makeup entirely and start anew---Urban Decay’s serum softens existing mascara, separates lashes, and preps for additional coats!
T3 Twirl 360 Motion-Sensing, Auto-Rotating 1.25" Curling Iron ($230; sephora.com)Unlike most bicep-building curling irons, T3’s does the hard work for you. The iron uses the same technology found in aviation and space exploration in sensing your hand’s movements, and rotates the barrel correspondingly. SinglePass ensures temperature is equivalent across the barrel, resulting in uniform, shiny curls.
Foreo Issa Toothbrush ($199; sephora.com)Foreo has taken the technology behind Luna, its cleansing/anti-aging facial brush, to dental care. The Issa is lightweight, ergonomic, and uses silicone bristles in place of those of the standard toothbrush, which can be irritating to teeth and gums.
Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion ($7; drugstore.com)Dry skin is just another fact of life for those of us riding out winter in colder climates. Whereas we’d normally apply lotion post-shower when skin is still damp, Nivea’s genius lotion allows you to apply it while in the shower, absorbing quickly to skin and without a greasy residue.
StriVectin Anti-Aging Lip Tint Duo ($29; nordstrom.com)This dream team is the modern day answer to lip balm, performing double duty in diminishing visible lip lines, moisturizing, and adding a subtle hint of color.