Spring 2013's 10 Best Beauty Essentials

My entire winter beauty routine revolved around combating dry and irritated skin and brittle hair. Now that spring is finally upon us, it's time to breathe a sigh of relief and just have fun with makeup. Hot pink lipstick? Why not. A floral scent? How refreshing. Green eyeliner? Emerald is the color of the year.

Click through to shop warm weather beauty staples and the new product releases worth getting excited about.

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After months of speculation, Clinique will finally debut its CC cream this April. I recently got a sneak peek of the product and am already obsessed. The lightweight formula moisturizes, provides SPF coverage and will literally make your skin look airbrushed.


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Finally, a floral scent that is both unique and non-nauseating.

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A trusty sunscreen that smells great and is compact enough to throw in your purse.


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The latest addition to the Yes To brand is the Yes To Grapefruit collection. The line of products is formulated to brighten and even out your complexion. This sensitive skin-friendly cleanser is refreshing and lightly exfoliates.

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Colored eyeliner is no longer reserved for your 12-year-old cousin and your eccentric next door neighbor. Unlike a black liner, colors like emerald, aqua or purple will make your eyes pop. Just keep the makeup on the rest of the face to a minimum.

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Oribe's new hair refresher neutralizes odors, eliminates static and adds a light scent to hair. Perfect for post-gym cocktails or to use as a companion to your favorite dry shampoo.


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In 10 minutes, this mud mask will transform your winter skin from dry to silky smooth. Just be sure to warn your roommates before walking around the house with this on. Otherwise, you'll likely scare them.

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This sleek beauty organizer will not only neatly hold all of your can't-live-without-'em products, but it will also fit nicely in your suitcase. Plus, you'll never have to worry about wardrobe-ruining spills.