Why so good? The perfect nude lip colour with a touch of radiance, this is the spring nude you need. $8, available at mass retailers.
MUST-HAVE BB CREAM: Rimmel London BB Cream Beauty Balm
Why so good? Its long-lasting formula will protect and hydrate your skin all day long, while still giving you that natural look. If you're not interested in wearing a heavy foundation as the weather gets warmer, this BB cream will do the trick. $12, available at mass retailers.
MUST-HAVE HIGHLIGHTER: Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette
Kat Von D
Why so good? You've never seen a formula this shimmery! Its formula is packed with 360° refractive pearls and dipped in a prismatic coating. Talk about luxury! $47, available at Sephora.
MUST-HAVE DUAL-ENDED STICK: Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Colour Bronze + Glow
Why so good? Don't like wearing that much makeup? No worries, Nudestix has got you. This dual-ended stick with a long-wearing matte and monochromatic nude colour is perfect for eyes, cheeks and lips. Lazy girl makeup at its best. $33, available at Sephora.
Why so good? The palette is three matte contour shades and three matte highlight shades that perfectly enhance your features and are so easy to work with. $35. Available at Sephora.
MUST-HAVE EYELINER: MAC Brushstroke Liner
Why so good? It stays strong all. Day. Long. Cat-eye on fleek, as they say. $24, available at MAC.
MUST-HAVE BRONZER: Tom Ford Bronzing Powder
Why so good? With a silky, lightweight and shimmering formula, you'll be sun-kissed all season long. No beach, no problem. $118, available at Holt Renfrew.
MUST-HAVE FOUNDATION: NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation
Why so good? You control the velvety, matte coverage you want by using the drop formula. So if you want heavy coverage, or light, this foundation will give you want you want. $16, available at NYX Cosmetics.
Why so good? It keeps your makeup in place for more than 16 hours. Wow. $39, available at Sephora.
MUST-HAVE MASCARA: CoverGirl BlastPro So Lashy! Mascara
Why so good? That brush, though! This innovative 3-in-1 brush shape will give you bold and voluminous lashes all day long. $10, available at all mass retailers.
MUST-HAVE BROW GEL: Touch In Sol Brow Gellin Gel Eyebrow Styler
Why so good? Its brow gel-to-powder formula won't give you that drawn-on brow look (goodbye, Insta Brow). It keeps the brow looking natural and feathery, and gives you the control to shape the brow of your dream. $30.89, available at Nordstrom.
MUST-HAVE EYE PALETTE: Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette
Why so good? Just look at these colours! Bold pastel colours can create endless spring looks for your eye all season long. $51, available at Sephora.
MUST-HAVE PRIMER: Wander Beauty Rise and Prime - Balm and Primer Duo
Why so good? One side is an ultra-hydrating balm you can use all over your face, the other is an oil-free primer that mattifies the skin. Best of both worlds. $46.80, available at Sephora.
MUST-HAVE NAIL POLISH: Essie Bridal Collection by Monique Lhuillier
Why so good? It's the perfect manicure colour for a new season. And perfect for that spring bride. $13.99, available at beauty destinations across Canada (April 18, 2017).
MUST-HAVE BEAUTY TOOL: beautyblender bubble
Why so good? Whether you use it with your primer, foundation, powder or cream, this legendary cosmetic sponge will give you flawless coverage. $22, available at Sephora.
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