May Beauty Launches 2012: Dolce & Gabbana Lipsticks, Thakoon for NARS Polishes, and More

Summer’s just around the corner, and we can’t wait for lazy days on the beach and delicious BBQs. What’s even better than a squirt of ketchup? This month’s buzzy beauty launches. From a standout sunblock to long-wear luxury lipstick, these products will keep you cool and stylish even in the heat.

Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector

Kiehl's

This SPF 50 sunblock is a powerhouse multi-tasker. Not only does the antioxidant-rich lotion protect skin from UVA/UVB rays, it also fends off wrinkle-causing free radicals and stays on for up to 80 minutes in the water.

$23; birchbox.com

H2O Plus Softening Toning Lotion

H2O+

This oil-free and alcohol-free lotion gently evens out skin while balancing its pH—making it great for sensitive complexions. Chamomile properties, ginseng root extract and Vitamin E calm irritation while sodium hyaluronate boosts hydration.

$19; h2oplus.com

Monica Bellucci for Dolce & Gabbana

Monica

Italian screen siren Monica Bellucci is both a face of the D&G brand and the inspiration behind these limited edition lipsticks. The six punchy colors, ranging from coral pink to deep burgundy, are gloriously long-lasting and each one includes “Monica” in its name.

$32; dolcegabbanamakeup.com

Pureology Precious Oil™

Pureology

This shine-infusing hair treatment boosts softness and elasticity with an ultra-hydrating mix of sunflower seed, coconut, jojoba seed and olive oils. Bonus: it’s also 100 percent biodegradable and paraben-free.

$40; pureology.com

RMS Lip Shine

RMS

These hydrating lip shades use antioxidant-infused Moringa oil to reinvigorate parched mouths. These summer perfect pinks and peaches can also be used on cheeks.

$25; birchbox.com

Thakoon for NARS Nail Collection

Thakoon

Designer Thakoon Panichgul teamed up with NARS to release these six intensely pigmented polishes. All the hues are inspired by India’s spice markets—we’re partial to bright yellow Amchoor.

From $18; narscosmetics.com

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