May's Best Beauty Buys
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks

Are you yearning for a lipcolor you'll want to wear every day, all summer long? That's a tall order, but here it is. Building on the glorious color range of its Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks, Yves Saint Laurent now introduces six more, all in beguiling shades of pink. Whether you go for a rosy tint or a vibrant fuchsia, you'll get the same silky, hydrating formula. A towering achievement!

$30, available mid-May;

Dove conditioner
Dove Hair Nourishing Oil Care
Daily Treatment Conditioner

If it's silky hair you're after, here's a double dose of help: Dove Hair Nourishing Oil Care Daily Treatment Conditioner. Each squeeze of the bottle gives you two ribbons of conditioner: The white ribbon contains softeners that repair damage and seal the cuticle to reduce frizz and lock in nutrients; the yellow is infused with a mix of nourishing oils that penetrate hair, leaving it smooth and shiny.

$5; drugstores
makeup brushes
Sonia Kashuk Brush Couture
Five-Piece Brush Set

We rubbed our eyes in disbelief when we saw the $15 price tag on this five-piece set of gorgeous makeup brushes. Luxuriously soft bristles and stylish handles—the kind you're likely to find on way more expensive brushes—at a price that won't break the bank? Quick, snap up the Sonia Kashuk Brush Couture five-piece brush set before the magic stops!

La Roche-Posay sunscreen
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Sunscreen Fluid

One of the reasons I especially like this sunscreen is that when you shake the container (as directed) before you apply, it makes a satisfying little rattle. There's even a name for it, coined at the Japanese lab where the sunscreens were first produced: "shaka shaka." The sound comes from the small ball bearing that helps emulsify the fluid. Now there's a new "shaka shaka" sunscreen: Anthelios 50 Mineral. It offers broad-spectrum protection in a 100 percent titanium dioxide formula. It's lightweight, there's no residue, it contains no PABA, parabens, or fragrance, and it's water resistant. I tried it (after I got my shaka-shaka thing on, naturally), and though I can't tell you what else I'll be wearing this summer, I know I'll be wearing this. —Valerie Monroe

$32; LaRoche-Posay.US