21 Spring Beauty Buys From NYC’s Top Makeup Gurus

Restocking your beauty cabinet for spring can be almost as daunting as revamping your wardrobe. But it doesn't have to be, especially when we've got makeup masters from Barneys, MAC, La Prairie, Chanel, and Sephora ready to spill their sunny-time, get-pretty must-haves. From just-the-right-SPF moisturizer to a lip gloss that will last you 'til fall, these head-to-toe beauty essentials definitely have a place in your clutch, your bathroom, and on your lust list. And you know when your face is good to go, the rest of your outfit is sure to be a win. Click through for your best spring beauty bets. Maybe she's born with it…or maybe it's one of these…
Jason Ascher, Barney's New York Beauty Guru

Koh Gen Do Premium Pressed Powder
Koh Gen Do takes their amazing Manifashi Pressed Powder (one of my top picks and best-sellers) to new highs of luminosity, with a striated trio of skin-brightening shades in sand, pink, and brown. It sets makeup, diminishes shine, and lifts skin without ever looking chalky or flat.

$73, available soon at Barney's New York.

Lipstick Queen Saint Lipstick in Eden
The perfect summer coral? Lipstick Queen's Eden.

$18, available at Space NK.

Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler
The BEST eyelash curler in the industry; totally replaces that one from the brand I can't even recall the name of…

$20, available at Nordstrom.

Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
I've been waiting for a new mineral oil-free cleansing oil and now we've got one from Tatcha, a new line of very simple skin care that utilizes the anti-inflammatory benefits of red algae, green tea, and rice bran. It's based on the formulas and philosophies of geishas. The cleansing oil, serum, and moisturizer leave my skin softer and brighter, plus I love that you can select the texture of exfoliating grain to add to the cleanser, ranging from gentle to classic to deep.

$48, available at Tatcha.

Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum
Every year, the fragrance buyers provide me with at least one new scent I become obsessed with; this year it's the premiere fragrance from Bottega Veneta. It's an intoxicating blend of iris and (what else?) leather. Rarely can a fragrance be so intensely original and feminine without being cloying or flower.

$130, available at Bottega Veneta.


Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection SPF 50 PA+++ Anti-Glycation Primer
The best makeup primer with SPF is Chantecaille Anti-Glycation Primer. Makes skin smooth — with or without makeup — has no color, no SPF scent, and is oil-free.

$85, available at Chantecaille.

Photos: Via Koh Gen Do, SpaceNK, Nordstrom, Tatcha, Bottega Veneta, and Chantecaille.

Fulvia Farolfi, Chanel Celebrity Makeup Artist

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in En Vogue
It's the best orangy-red spring color, and it has great texture.

$32.50, available at Nordstrom.

Muji Thin Cotton Swabs 
These will correct any mistake in a second, with no fuzz left behind.
$3.50, available at Muji.

Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Body Oil
It's both a scent and body moisturizer combined — perfect for a spring day.
$110, available at Barney's New York.

Tweezerman Slant Tweezer
Best tweezers! 
$22, available at Tweezerman.

Photos: Via Nordstrom, Muji, Barney's New York, and Tweezerman.
Raychel Wade, Makeup Artist and La Prairie Color Ambassador

Nars Blush in Gaiety 
The perfect candy-colored pink. I always encourage women to step out of their comfort zone when it comes to blush, and this is the perfect place to start.

$28, available at Nars.

Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss
Tarte's entire spring collection is amazing, but I'm partial to those Maracuja Divine Shine lip glosses, especially in Glisten and Amused. They're paraben-free, and they smell delicious!

$21, available at Tarte.


Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil 
These are great for an on-the-go fix. They're easy to use, and they don't make a mess. 

$18, available at Urban Decay.

La Prairie Cellular 3-Minute Peel
I always turn to La Prairie's 3 Minute Peel to get my skin ready for season changes. Really, all it takes is three minutes and I'm glowing like I just had a facial, and my makeup always looks so much better because of it.

$210, available at La Prairie.

Photos: Via Nars, Tarte, Urban Decay, and La Prairie.
Keri Blair, MAC Senior Artist

MAC Nail Lacquer in In The Dark...Purple
Being the ultimate nail junkie, I would be remiss if I didn't start my must-haves with the gorgeous nail lacquers from MAC's Reel Sexy collection. In The Dark…Purple is a vivid violet, great for your nail tips and toes. I have it on my toes right now!
$16, available at MAC.

MAC Extra-Dimension Highlighter in Whisper of Gilt 
This has been donning my cheeks since early this spring. The texture melts onto the cheekbone, creating the perfect golden highlights. It's perfect even for my fair skin; I honestly can't get enough of this product! The best part is the liquid-to-powder technology makes for a fool proof, glowing application, no matter how much you apply.

$29, available at MAC.

Jo Malone Grapefruit Travel Candle
When you travel as much as I do, little touches of home mean a lot. That's why I love my travel candles from Jo Malone. The grapefruit scent is so fresh and delicious!

$35, available at Jo Malone.


Bumble and bumble Hair Powder in Black
With my busy schedule this spring, I always travel with my Bumble and bumble Hair Powder in Black. It keeps my roots looking freshly touched up even when I'm a week or two overdue for a hair color appointment.

$25, available at Bumble and Bumble.

Photos: Via Mac, Jo Malone, and Bumble and Bumble.
Gilbert Soliz, Sephora Pro Lead Artist

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color Of The Year Collector's Edition Set 
There's no better way to celebrate this year's hottest color! This set offers an amazing assortment for lips, eyes, and cheeks, making it the easiest way to add a juicy spin to your look this spring.

$68, available at Sephora.

Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Mi Vida Loca
Neons are all the rage this season, and one of the most fashion-forward ways to integrate these colors into your look is with a bold eye. I love this palette because it offers a mini eyeliner, plus eight gorgeous shades ranging from brights to neutrals, so you can create a makeup look with just the right amount of pop.

$36, available at Sephora.

Dior DiorShow New Look Mascara
I love how this mascara is able to create tons of volume while giving the illusion of longer, healthier lashes. Its brush is structured to catch every lash!

$28.50, available at Nordstrom.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
BB creams are the busy gal's new best friend! This multitasking tinted cream formula moisturizes, primes, perfects, controls oil, and protects the skin with its SPF formula, so that you can achieve flawless skin in just one step.

$29, available at Smashbox.

Photos: Via Sephora, Nordstrom, and Smashbox.

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