45 Magical Beauty Buys To Discover

Feeling meh about your makeup bag? Lacking inspiration every time you open your medicine cabinet? Well, it's the season for head-to-toe makeovers, and we're dying to finally chuck all of our so-so primpers for the newest, prettiest goods out there.
In honor of a good seasonal restock, we talked to the founders of our favorite indie beauty boutiques to find the new spring buys they're loving right now. Shopaholics, beware. These 45 products are the best of the best, and they're pretty much irresistible. (Don't even ask how long our personal must-have lists are.) Click through for all of the eye candy — your new spring beauty wardrobe is right this way!
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Marla Malcolm Beck, Bluemercury

"As we come off one of the harshest winters in history, our skin needs an extra lift and hydration. Darphin’s new Stimulskin Plus age-defying cream lifts and firms facial contours as it promotes an exceptionally glowing complexion."
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"This versatile quad includes four baked eye colors that have a lightweight yet creamy texture. I love that you can use the quad to create a dewy glow for day and then bump it up for after-work drinks."
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"This lip-specific serum deeply nourishes and visibly volumizes lips with a special cellular filling complex. Plus, it's super-soothing."

Révive Intensité Volumizing Lip Serum, $115, available at Révive.
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"This hand lotion has rhubarb extract and moisturizing rose oil to instantly hydrate and leave behind a delicious scent."
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"Bobbi Brown's iconic gel eyeliner is now finally in a twist-up pencil form, which is perfect for women on the go. No brush, no sharpener — just an ultra-precise line that is completely smudge- and fade-proof."
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Robert Gerstner, Aedes de Venustas

"Olivia, the perfumer, told me that her inspiration for this fragrance was a walk along the Seine river in Paris, on the first days of spring. Perfect."
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"This is an old (and much-beloved) fragrance that L'Artisan Parfumeur discontinued some years ago. This season, they're bringing it back as a limited edition."

L'Artisan Parfumeur Jour de Fête, available at Aedes de Venustas.
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"This scent is great for warm weather — spicy and sexy, but not too heavy."

Le Premier Parfum Eau de Parfum, $175, available at Aedes de Venustas.
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"Citrus, mint, and cashmere —a very fresh and uplifting scent. And, the bottle is simply gorgeous."
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"This is a gorgeous white floral that's very well-blended — it's great for spring."

Chris Adams Possessive, available at Aedes de Venustas.
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Tara Foley, Follain

"This is my favorite day-to-night lip shade. It always manages to put a smile on my face after applying, which is a nice bonus!"
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"This is one of the most powerful products to ever meet my skin. It's a serum-moisturizer-skin-healer all in one that always makes a huge difference. It's blue magic, literally."

May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Concentrate, $160, available at May Lindstrom.
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"This bronzing cream has the perfect touch of color and glow — not too dark, too orange, or too brown. Perfection."

RMS Buriti Bronzer, $28, available at RMS Beauty.
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"I swear that this toner somehow makes my moisturizers absorb more easily. Plus, it has a fresh scent that I so look forward to spritzing on my face after cleansing."
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"This cleanser leaves my skin looking and feeling bright and clean, but never dry or tight. It smells and feels like fresh, light, silky honey — yum!"
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Jessica Richards, Shen

"The founder of De Mamiel, Année, has a devout following — including myself! Her seasonal oils fly off the shelves so quickly after we get them in that I'm lucky if I even get one. The smell, feel, and results of her products and facials are that of the high heavens opening up."

De Mamiel Spring Facial Oil, $107, available at De Mamiel.
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"This turns my dry, parched winter skin into beautiful, shiny skin that looks like I have been in the tropics (even when I don't have a tan). The small pot is perfect for travel or to carry in my purse during the day. I always find that my legs look extra dry come spring, so this is my savior at this time of year."

Soapsmith Camden Town Body Butter Melt, $18, available at Shen.
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"This has been my go-to for spring and summer for the last three years — it is my favorite bug spray, hands down! The lemon-tea fragrance and lack of disgusting residue make it great for the entire family, and the chic packaging make it a great hostess gift."

Mrs. White's UnStung Hero-Mosquito Spray, $38, available at Shen.
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"I absolutely love this entire range, but for me the hero product for spring from this line is the brightening serum. It contains dragon's blood extract, which works to instantly brighten while softening fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, it helps with those pesky age spots over time."

Su-Man Velvet Skin Brightening Serum, $164, available at Shen.
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"This tightens, brightens, and lightens even the dullest of winter-ravaged skin. This product does wonders that I have not seen a mask (at $60!) do in a long time."

Clayspray Brightening Mask, $60, available at Shen.
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Ricky Kenig and Vincent Mallardi, Kenig + Alcone

"The Australian cure-all for everything! An all-natural fermented papaya ointment that any reputable makeup artist has on hand at all times. It can be used on the lips or any area on the body that needs moisture or healing. Bruises, burns, cuts, dry chapped skin can all be tamed with this little miracle!"

Lucas' Papaw Ointment, $12, available in store at Kenig + Alcone.
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"These brushes are strikingly powerful and are virtually indestructible. They are specially sized to suit all blowdrying needs, which means faster drying time and less heat damage — which is always a good thing.”

YS Park Round Brush, $69.95, available in store at Kenig + Alcone.
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"These take off everything, including waterproof mascara, and are extremely gentle on the skin. They just so happen to be cult favorites in the television and film industries!"

Alcone Make-Off Makeup Removing Wipes, $6, available at Alcone.
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"These brushes are another favorite of ours — especially for fine hair. They're gentle and make your hair both silky and shiny. They're lightweight, easy to maneuver, and the cork handle ensures that they won't go flying out of your hand!”

Ibiza Hair Brushes, available in store at Kenig + Alcone.
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"This is Japanese liquid illuminator with a focus on skin care and HD quality finishes. Use it alone, over makeup, or mixed with your favorite foundation for a healthy all-over glow."

Koh Gen Doh Aqua Foundation Illuminator, $39, available in stores at Kenig + Alcone.
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Franco Wright, Lucky Scent

"Our best-selling warm-weather scent is now available in a smaller size for travel. This gin-and-tonic-like scent is really seductive — opt for the alloy case in the cool orange metallic finish."

Escentric Molecules Escentric 02 Travel Spray, $80, available at Lucky Scent.
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"Tête-à-Tête, a line from Australian perfumer Vicki Kim, blends unusual yet seductive compositions for the home. Her candles are inspired by cinematic scenes in films. No longer do you need to imagine the moment Mrs Robinson seduces Benjamin Braddock — now you can be transported to that very room in time. A staff favorite, as well as the Blue Lagoon scent!"

Tête-à-Tête The Graduate Candle, $50, available at Lucky Scent.
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"This is a seasonal blend from Northern-California-based line Juniper Ridge. It has notes of moss, plants, mushrooms, and bark — all from the Mt. Tamalpais region. It brings the forest to your shower...in a good way!"
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"By Kilian's brand-new release is simply the best tea-based fragrance we've ever smelled. Light, fragrant, and never imposing, this is truly the ultimate flirty spring scent."
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"This hand-blended scent from perfumer Sarah McCartney is whimsical and totally addictive. Case in point: that name. It's impossible not to love it."

4160 Tuesdays The Sexiest Scent on the Planet. Ever. (IMHO), $90, available at Lucky Scent.
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Katie Chang, Miomia

"McBride is a tiny one-woman operation (like myself!) and makes beautiful, honest, good-for-you creams. Her newest moisturizer is packed with vitamins A, B5, C, and E, and leaves my skin feeling balanced and comfortable."

McBride Vitamins in a Jar, $45, available at Miomia.
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"Like an igloo for your face, this deep-cleansing mud benefits all skin types, from acneic to dry. And, hands down, it's the most refreshing and invigorating face cleanser I've ever used. Men and women love it, and it comes in particularly handy when you're stressed, sleep-deprived, or hungover."

Osea Ocean Cleansing Mudd, $45, available at Miomia.
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"KO founder Mike Potter — who's working on Neil Patrick Harris' wigs and makeup for Hedwig and the Angry Inch! — has a seriously strong eye when it comes to creating new shades for his Flatte nail-polish line. And, Eel is no exception. It's fun, punchy, and looks super fresh on tips."

Knock Out Cosmetics Eel Flatte Nail Polish, $14, available at Miomia.
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"I'm a firm believer in blush. It instantly perks up all complexions, so you look like you've worked out, spent time in the sun, or, ahem, shacked up with someone...all of which are good things, right? This beeswax-based palette is genius. It's the size of a credit card, comes with a mirror, and is intensely pigmented, so a little goes a long way."

Hakansson The Color 7 + 8, $43, available at Miomia.
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"I'm on the road a bit, so I stash these in my bag wherever I go. They're individually wrapped, gently cleanse and tone the skin, and smell heavenly. That little burst of aromatherapy is especially appreciated during a long flight or after a long night out."

Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes, $25, available at Miomia.
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Nicky Kinnaird, Space NK

“Kevyn Aucoin’s Creamy Glow Duos are pocket-sized cheek- and lip-color combos that the pro makeup artists are clamoring to get their hands on. They're available in four color pairings: Number one provides the perfect blush to lightly complement a bold red lip and number four offers a compact version of Kevyn's cult sculpting powder and Candlelight highlighter. I want them all.”
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“African Botanics Pure Marula Cleansing Oil is an antioxidant and omega-rich cleansing oil that gently yet thoroughly cleanses the skin of makeup, pollution, and surface impurities. Containing AHAs, it lightly exfoliates, then soothes skin with chamomile essential oil. I'd say that this is the start of a new generation of cleansing oils.”

African Botanics Pure Marula Cleansing Oil, $60, available at SpaceNK.
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“If you’ve met Lipstick Queen founder Poppy King, you know animal print is one of her signature obsessions. Now, she has created Jungle Queen Lipstick, an on-trend, semi-sheer bright coral shade with a hint of luminescence that flatters all complexions and will complement your spring wardrobe perfectly.”
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“Colbert MD's Illumino Body Oil instantly improves the skin's overall texture, elasticity, and suppleness. A weightless blend of oleic acid-rich marula, argan, yangu, passion fruit, and borage-seed oils that's perfect to get limbs in tip-top condition for summer.”
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“Eve Lom’s new Brilliant Cover Concealer is an all-purpose concealer that treats and protects as it seamlessly camouflages dark circles, redness, and minor skin imperfections. Infused with antioxidant-rich BerryFlux Vita, it offers full coverage but with a light, blendable texture that imparts a soft-focus effect.”
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Misha Anderson, Woodley & Bunny

"Hands down one of the best body hydrators I have ever used. Soaks in quickly and really, really works. Great for tough elbows and heels — and it keeps newly shaved calves soft and smooth." Indie Lee Hydrating Body Balm, $32, available at Woodley & Bunny.
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"Spring hair trends are all about sleekness, which makes this serum perfect for the season. It's lightweight, extremely effective, and with luxuriously silky results — but, truth be told, it had me at the packaging."

David Mallett Hair Serum, $65, available at Woodley & Bunny.
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"I wasn't always into the idea of toners, but Korean brand May Coop's Raw Sauce convinced me of what these products can add to my skin. It has intensely hydrating powers due to its composition of 93% Acer Maple Tree sap, the molecular structure of which is smaller to that of water, and therefore makes it an amazing delivery system for nutrients."

May Coop Raw Sauce, $42, available at Woodley & Bunny.
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"This under-the-radar (but not for long!) brand has a plethora of gems, but it's this mask that is a genuine hero. Prickly Pear Oil — one of the most expensive beauty oils in the world due to a labor-intensive and time-consuming extraction process — is packed with very potent antioxidants and is intensely nourishing... This is one of the best masks I've ever used."
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"For those of us who remember Love's Baby Soft — and the fact that EVERYONE loved it — artisanal perfumer Julie Merriman Wray has made the perfect collection for those of us who would like to conjure up those memories, but with today's level of sophistication. The bottle is also a beauty on the vanity.
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