Spring Must-Haves


1) Sonia Kashuk Hidden Treasure Brush Set – If you’re in the market for a set of makeup brushes, typically The Beauty Bug advises waiting until the holidays when brands such as MAC release limited edition brush sets, but not this year. Known for quality, yet affordable, cosmetics and beauty tools, Sonia Kashuk is celebrating her 10th  anniversary with Target. To mark the ccassion, Sonia has releasd her Spring Treasures Collection; limited edition pieces all inspired by the treasures of the ocean. The highlight of the collection is the six-piece travel-sized brush set. Each brush has a unique faux-siler coral-shaped handle and all are housed in a bright, fun coral-print case with a silver lining.  A steal for $19.99. Only at Target.

2) Shu Uemura’s pk310n Gloss – A high-shine gloss brightens any face. From the new gloss unlimited pink collection, this gloss is sheer with the slightest pop of color and shimmer for maximum shine. For the most wearable, pure pinks this spring, check out the entire collection made from an innovative pink hybrid pigment.

3. Smashbox’s Hybrid 2 in 1 Luminizing Primer – Get this product while you still can, but don’t use it as a primer. A combination of their can’t-live-without Photo Finish Foundation Primer and Artifical Light Luminizing Lotion, it’s versatile, packed with vitamins and antioxidants, and provides a natural (not too bronze-y) glow and radiance. Squeeze the tube and each product is dispensed separately. The Beauty Bug mixes the two together on Her hand and applies it (lightly) all over Her face with a sponge, focusing on her cheeks and cheek bones. The result is a a beaming complexion, and makeup that lasts throughout the day. Keep this product in your makeup bag throughout the summer, and wear it alone (on top of sunscreen) for a hint of shimmer that will catch the sum beautifully.  Available at smashbox.com for $34.

4. Laura Mercier Gilded Garden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc – One look at this compact and any beauty junkie is sucked in, immediately. This limited edition bloc provides wearable shimmer and adds a fresh, spring-y glow to cheeks. The light-reflecting particles brighten and highlight – use it on eyes or brush it on your collar bone for a healthy luster. Available at www.lauramercier.com for $38.

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