February Launches 2013: Fresh, Essie, NARS, and more

We've rounded up the newest beauty must-haves from our favorite brands. Find out all the crucial deets on these need-to-try products—we love them so much, we may ask them to be our Valentines.

Fresh | Sugar Petal Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15

What winter blues? Fast-track to spring with fresh’s latest lip treatment shade. The sheer pink mimics the color of our favorite blossoms, and the sugar-based formula keeps your lips moisturized for up to six hours while protecting from damaging UV rays.

$22.50; sephora.com

Essie | Sleek Stick Collection

Even if you aren’t a nail-art addict like us, you need to try Essie’s latest invention. These 3-D nail stickers take things into another dimension (literally!) with studs, glitter, rhinestones, and more. Plus, application is completely goof-proof.

$10.25; essie.com


The debut brand of We See Beauty, a non-profit that supports women-led cooperatives in the U.S., MAKE has an impressive pedigree. Makeup artist Ayami Nishimura and furniture designer Fay Toogood worked together to create a collection of products inspired by the colors and patterns of nature—think stunning brights and elegant neutrals. Women empowering women and gorgeous beauty products—what could be better?

$5-35; weseebeauty.com/make

Dr. Jart | Water Fuse Smart Gel BB Cream

Dr. Jart The brand that introduced us to BB Creams just keeps innovating. First, there was their Black Label Detox BB Cream (a true antiaging powerhouse), and now they’ve debuted a new gel-based formula. It has an appealing jelly-like texture that hydrates without any shine. It’s also packed with ingredients to eliminate fine lines, reduce pore size, brighten skin tone, and protect with SPF 30.

$48; sephora.com

Beauty Protector | Protect and Detangle Spray

Beauty Protector
This leave-in conditioner lives up to its name. Not only does it detangle and prep hair for styling, but it also protects from heat damage, UV rays, and split ends by sealing each individual cuticle. It's both perfect for all types of hair, and smells shamazing.

$21.95; birchbox.com

Nars 2013 Spring Collection

With their latest spring collection, beauty juggernaut NARS is bringing back the '90s—only less grunge and more bold powerhouse (shoulder pads and all). Wear these saturated colors on their own, or combine them for a stronger statement.

$18-34; narscosmetics.com

Anastasia Beverly Hills | Bold & Beautiful Kit for Brows and Eyes

Anastasia Beverly Hills
Add these two booklets to your reading list. The brow booklet (Volume 1) is loaded with a specialty spooley brush, powder, pomade, and mini tweezers, while the eye booklet (Volume 2) has a dual eye shadow brush and versatile matte and shimmery shadows. Plus, we're suckers for the plays on words in the design.

$36.00; www.anastasia.net

Marni | Marni The New Fragrance

The fashion cognoscenti and beyond are abuzz about Marni’s first foray into the fragrance world. Fruity and floral notes, including a rose-oil infusion, combine to create a modern woodsy scent. (And can we talk about the amazing polka-dot bottle?)

$50-105; marni.com

Bite | Pastille Matte Crème Lipstick Collection

Bite Inspired from classic French pastille candies, BITE Beauty’s latest lipstick collection features a velvety formula that dries to matte finish. Despite the lack of visible shine, the lipsticks keep skin hydrated and also reduce the appearance of fine lines. We’re sweet on all four candy-colored shades: pastille lavender, lilac, rosebud, and violet.

$15-49; sephora.com

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