Ah, spring, the quintessential season of renewal.
Delightfully warmer, longer days can translate into a restored spirit, increased productivity and a general sense of lightness.
The same notion goes for beauty picks, too. Gone is the need for thick, heavy and now too-rich cream. In its place, a beautifully refreshing gel moisturizer works a treat (and feels amazing, too).
When it comes to choosing a stunning spring shade in which to dress our freshly, barely sunkissed selves, a lipstick and nail polish combo can't be beat.
Here are best new picks of the season for both lips and tips.
Take note, ladies.
1. Live outside the lines
Benefit has long since had us taking a double look at lashes, with a result so luscious, the packaging proclaims, “They're Real!"
Brand new to the so-good-they-look-almost-deceptively-false collection is its They're Real Double The Lip lipstick and liner.
Streamlining a liner and lipstick in one slick tube, this pout-enhancing pick makes pillow-soft, full lips possible with just one slick.
Eight gorgeous shades makes for a flattering selection no matter your taste or tone.
2. Gloss is boss
For a plush, full and glossy lip, look no further than the inimitably edgy and majorly mischievous lip lacquers from favorite Smith & Cult.
These glosses really moisturize and hydrate your lips, and they add an incredible sheen to your pout.
With a clever, cheeky and playful spirit, shade names like Flesh Riot (a beige-nude) and Her Name in Bubbles (a pop of pink) are only second-best to the products themselves.
3. Popsicle slick stains
Drawing inspiration from one of our favorite summertime snacks, popsicle-stained lips that give you a healthy glow will be huge this spring.
Achieve this on-trend look with the Smith & Cult's stains, appropriately named The Tainted Lip Stain, which come in both a satin and matte finish.
You can also check out Benefit's Benetint for the perfect, rose-tinted cheek and lip stain.
4. To top it all off
For a luxuriously splash of glossy color, slick on Chanel's new Rouge Coco Gloss shades.
With impressive color payoff and a juicy, never-sticky texture, these insanely glamorous and iconic black and gold tubes brilliantly smooth, plump and illuminate lips.
With an innovative and unique applicator that allows for a precise line for both top and bottom lips, color and shine stay exactly where they're supposed to.
And thanks to the exclusive and results-driven Hydraboost Complex, lips stay hydrated and comfortable for hours on end.
If you're a die-hard lipstick lover but crave fresher, spring-ready texture, Chanel's Coco Gloss Top Coat is just the right thing.
Available in three distinct variations, each melt-in, long-wear shade transforms lipstick while maintaining the classic bullet's color.
1. Cool, edgy and glamorous
No matter your color preference or shade inclination, a base and top coat are non-negotiable.
With a serious devotion to impeccable polish, the Basis of Everything is the stuff 10-day plus manicures are made of.
Ghost Edit, that elusively perfect nude/beige/soft pink that is ultra-flattering on all skin tones, is the perfect manicure to usher in the warmer weather.
For those still-stormy days, slick on Dark Like Me, an extraordinary rich, deep aubergine, which manages to ooze moody glamour all while looking spring-ready.
Top with its Above it All top coat for shiny, chip-free and flawless nails.
2. Pretty, feminine and fashion-forward
Searching for a more illuminating shade? Chanel's limited-edition and brand new Tulle shade in its iconic Le Vernis Nail Colour collection fits the bill.
With its creamy, soft peachy-pink shade, nothing says spring quite like this pastel pick.
For a deliciously and decidedly darker manicure, Chanel's Androgyne shade evokes fashion-forward sense with its dark granite shade that ever-so-slightly glints with the most subtle splattering of eye-catching shimmer.
The newly reformulated five-free formula ensures nails stay healthy and strong, while the re-designed brush makes for a super easy and smooth application and result.