March heralds many things -spring, a new wardrobe, fresh fitness regimes, and a beauty closet filled with exciting buys that will take you through the season. Here are the noteworthy ones that are hitting shelves in March 2019.

Kiko Milano Waterflower Magic Collection
Waterflower Magic Foundation Pigment Drops
Waterflower Magic Foundation Pigment Drops
Waterflower Magic Kabuki Brush
Waterflower Magic Kabuki Brush

The Kiko Waterflower Collection comprises fluid formulas with softly textured powders that resonate with spring. The collection contains brilliant products for the eyes, lips, cheeks, and nails, and is complemented by skincare infused with botanicals. For the skin, there’s a face mask and scrub alongside a flower lip oil with real petal specks for the lips to feel nourished. We are excited about the Face Cream with Foundation Pigment Drops, which adds a super lightweight BB cream effect in eight shades. The design is spring-friendly, and is all pastels.

Guerlain Terracotta Sun Trio

Guerlain Terracotta Sun Trio is the first Guerlain bronzing and contouring powder that combines three shades in one palette, to tan, contour, and light the complexion. The fact that it naturally reproduces the sun’s reflections on your face to make your face brighter and more contoured is a miracle we all want. It gives your face an ultra-natural finish and comes in a matte look. If you’re a fan of the usual Guerlain Terracotta Light or the usual Terracotta The Bronzing Powder, this one is a step ahead. Price: Rs 3,625.

Nasomatto Blamage & Nasomatto Silver Musk
Nasomatto Silver Musk
Nasomatto Silver Musk
Nasomatto Blamage
Nasomatto Blamage

This niche perfume label is now available at Maison Des Parfum stores in Delhi and Mumbai. A unique scent, this fragrance for women and men comes from the woody-spicy family and it has got ingredients like musk, birch, leather, and white woods. Another favourite is the Nasomatto Silver Musk, a subtle, rather gentle warm scent.

The M.A.C Shape and Shade Brow Tint & M.A.C Hyper Real Glow Enter Hyper-Reality Palettes

M.A.C Hyper Real Glow Enter Hyper-Reality Palettes

This new launch at M.A.C is the new-age eye brow styler that comes with a spoolie and updated waterproof formula, which also gives you extreme precision in one dynamic pencil. This smudge-proof power tool fills in sparse brows while shading and setting brows with tinted powder in place for hours of water-resistant wear. Price: Rs 1,900

The Hyper Real Glow-Extension Enter Hyper Reality is another palette we are very excited about. The new palettes are called Get Lit and Shimmy Peach, and they both add a new dimension to highlighting. This innovative palette commits to us three hues of highlight for supercharged radiance, a creamy formula that blends in effortlessly to give a smooth sheen. Price: Rs 4,550

Becca Soft Light Blurring Powder and Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter
Shimmering Liquid Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter
Shimmering Liquid Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter
Becca Soft Light Blurring Powder
Becca Soft Light Blurring Powder

If you follow us, you’ll know that we are partial to high-performance label, Becca. This season, the brand sees some exciting new launches such as the Soft Light Blurring Powder (Rs 4,000) and Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter (Rs 3,810). The blurring powder is a unique light-reflecting powder that absorbs shine and gives skin an airbrushed finish like a beauty filter. A sheer liquid highlighter illuminates the skin beautifully and fill it with a natural glow for a delicate, dewy finish.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color & Luxe Eyeshadow

We are fans of nourishing ingredients, so say hello to the new luxe lip colour from Bobbi Brown that delivers incredibly luxurious, rich formula. The lipsticks also gives you maximum-coverage colour in just one swipe and comes in a sexy crest-embossed gold tube. The good thing about luxe lips is the fact that it reduces the appearance of fine lip lines and relieves flaking while working with moisture-boosting ingredients. Pick Limited Edition Afternoon Tea, New York Sunset, SoHo Sizzle, Manhattan Sunrise, and In line Flame, Imperial Red, Tahiti Pink, Retro Coral. Price: Rs 3,600.

As for the Bobbi Brown’s new Luxe Eye Shadow, it’s a high-impact formula that is known to give your eyes a multi-dimensional effect with three dramatic and distinctive finishes: high-shimmer Rich Lustre, molten foil Rich Metal, and super-charged Rich Sparkle. Why we love these shadows is that they don’t crease or fade, and can survive the most humid of circumstances (so, hello summer). The cream-powder finish also gives a pretty, full, intense pigment  and a velvety texture payoff. Friendly tip: Wet your brush for the most heightened pigment.

Shades: Melting Point, Moonstone, Sun Flare. Rs 3,300.

Forest Essentials Shea Butter & Pomegranate Lip Cream and Cane Sugar Lip Scrub

Lip Cream Shea Butter Pomegranate

Winter’s gone but that doesn’t mean that the skin on your lips is faring well. It’s constantly  prone to dryness and dullness and that’s why the new Forest Essentials Shea Butter & Pomegranate Lip Cream and Cane Sugar Lip Scrub come in convenient, easy to carry and hygiene friendly tubes to ensure your lips receive the amount of attention they deserve. The Shea Butter & Pomegranate Lip Cream uses  fatty acid enriched Shea Butter, Coconut and Carrot Oils and fresh Pomegranate extracts to smoothen lines and soften the skin. The Cane Sugar Lip Scrub on the other hand is a conditioning and polishing lip scrub that lightens lip dis-coloration and exfoliates dry flakes plus it adds on the nourishment.  Priced at Rs 750 and Rs 595 respectively, these are perfect as gifts.

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Latha Sunadh
Deputy Editor
When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.