nail polish

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Nail Polish

The easiest way to elevate your look for spring? Add polish with one of the newly formulated Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colours , $28 each. From trendy gold to classic plum, there are 15 shades in all, including cult favorites Particulière and Pirate.

From left: Vamp, Gitane, Organdi, Camélia and Chaîne Or.

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Brighten Up

Because we're all in the market for instant radiance (aren't we?), be sure to grab the Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer , $95, and lightly dust the pearlescent powder wherever the sun would hit your face—on your forehead, cheekbones and chin. It gives bare skin a soft, natural flush or adds a rosy glow on top of foundation.


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Covering the Bases

The only thing better than a hardworking treatment foundation? One that flawlessly matches your skin tone. Which is why we were pleased to hear that Neutrogena recently added four darker shades to its SkinClearing Liquid Makeup and Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup ($14.50 each; drugstores)—and three darker shades to Nourishing Long Wear Liquid Makeup ($15; drugstores). Sounds like a home run!

hair color

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Color Play

When your hair could use a little boost, you can now infuse your brunette shade (natural or dyed) with the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter or Visibly Deeper Treatments ($10 each; drugstores).

The Visibly Brighter Treatment lifts the color up to one shade and adds a sun-kissed luster, while Visibly Deeper adds dark toffee and espresso tones, leaving hair a shade darker, refreshing faded color, and kicking up the shine. Subtle changes mean no growing-out stage. Here's to commitment-free fun!

makeup brushes

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Revlon Brush Collection

The genius of these 13 makeup brushes is that in addition to their elegant, practical design and luxurious bristles, the handles are labeled, so you'll never again discover you've been applying eyeshadow with your concealer brush.

Individual brushes, $9 to $18 each, and kits, $20 and $35 each; drugstores.