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January 4, 2018

New Spring Beauty Launches 2018

Spring launches are trickling in and I’m so excited to see what will be launching in the next few weeks! A few new spring items that have caught my eye – highlighters still make my heart sing. I will have reviews of everything in this roundup in the upcoming weeks.

What’s on your radar this new year?


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  • Suzanna January 4, 2018 at 10:34 am

    I thought I had escaped wanting anything, but now the new Dior luminizers are calling. I have always rued not buying the Glowing Gardens from two years ago and have to make this up somehow. That’s the justification.

    My fave foundation, YSL Fusion Ink, is discontinued. I need to find a new one. No doubt this project will occupy much of 2018. I did end up buying the Tom Ford Traceless stick, matched to color 4, but it is too whitish. The next shade down was too orange. The search continues…

    • BeautyLookBook January 4, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      Oh no! So sad about your YSL – have you tried the All Hours Foundation? It had SO many rave reviews!

      • Suzanna January 5, 2018 at 2:04 pm

        It is too matte for me. I might just have to go with Touche Eclat. The color 30 in YSL is almost perfect for me to wear year round since I can sheer it out in the summer and use bronzer to deepen a bit. No other color line works as well as this. Tom Ford has nothing for my skin tone, unfortunately. I fall right between the cool Fawn and the warm Bisque.

  • accordingtoame January 4, 2018 at 10:55 am

    I am trying very hard to limit myself this year (LOOOOOOOL) and stick to a makeup budget (LOOOOOOOOOOOOL harder) so that we can remodel our kitchen in our house, get my husband his car, and pay for the apartment we need to pay for in the other city we need to split time between for his work. It’s going to hurt. But on my list, I do have a few things:

    My big excitement is that Shape Tape Foundation is finally sounding like it’s going to happen. A year after the big tease…I cannot wait. Whatever “soon” is… I am testing the new Nars one and it’s nice, though it needs more coverage for my tastes. I’m waiting for the Jouer one to get the shade expansion CZ Jouer promised bec I am hoping a shade that will work for me hits in that. That formula is gorgeous.

    Those Dior highlighters look interesting. I have NEVER tried theirs. I suck at highlighting. I really have no damn clue what I am doing, and end up basically having two giant shiny cheeks!

    I picked up the PTR Hungarian Thermal Water Cream the other day, which I don’t know if that’s technically spring or not. It’s nice, but I think I am clueless on what a water cream is and does. I don’t know if it’s rich enough for me for winter/with retinoid use, but it’s nice. It might be more spring summer so I might need to wait on that.

    • Ashley Laughlin January 4, 2018 at 11:01 am

      I know! I can’t wait for the Shape Tape Foundation to be released!


      • Swingtime January 4, 2018 at 1:25 pm

        I use Shape Tape as foundation on bad skin days. As long as my skin is well-moisturized, it blends easily and looks more natural than you’d think. It’s a huge tube of concealer–this is the only way I’ll ever use it up!

    • nic January 4, 2018 at 11:12 am

      I must be good too! If I actually do want to have this wedding, I have to save money! Only going to the courthouse and having a reception, but I don’t want to feed people sackfuls of Krystals!

      • Swingtime January 4, 2018 at 1:28 pm

        Elope and have a party later. It’s cheaper and way more fun. My husband and I did it almost 31 years ago and I have never had a single regret.

        • nic January 4, 2018 at 1:34 pm

          We have to go to the courthouse for his grandpa. He’s 95. We already cancelled the wedding that was October 2017. We will have that party eventually, we just have to wait for his family in Hawaii and his marine brother to be able to visit! We got fake married in the Savannah, GA snow last night!

        • BeautyLookBook January 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm

          I ditto this! We skipped the wedding and don’t have any regrets!

      • susan h January 5, 2018 at 8:42 pm

        We got BBQ from Costco, grilled it with friends on a Mon evening in the summer. Around dessert, we surprised everyone with a quick wedding “ceremony” if you can even call it that. Basically we signed the papers. Everyone was so surprised but we all had a great time because it was intimate, casual and exactly what me and my husband wanted. With social media, there’s so much pressure to have that perfect wedding, but please do what makes you happy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ashley Laughlin January 4, 2018 at 11:01 am

    That Tarte palette has caught my eye, too!


  • Lyse Davitt January 4, 2018 at 11:07 am

    The way you laid out this is so beautiful. It makes me want everything!

  • anna January 4, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Why is that candle more expensive on the NM site than the own diptyque site? Am I missing something?
    It looks gorgeous though and the rose is probably my favorite from them.

  • Collar Wilson January 4, 2018 at 11:42 am

    I just purchased three of the four Chanel spring nail polishes. I purchased them through the link on your blog. Thanks, Sabrina, for your recommendations. I really enjoy your blog and look forward to your posts.

  • Daphney Degand January 4, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Smith and Cultโ€™s nail polish bottles are so beautiful! I just want one on my vanity! Lol.

  • TheDecemberDame.com January 4, 2018 at 11:54 am

    That Bobbi Brown highligther looks bomb af!


    • BeautyLookBook January 4, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      It does! I love the white packaging ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amy Case January 4, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Just bought the Diptyque candle and am SUPER excited about the new Dior Lip Glows — my absolute favorite lip product! Thanks for the intel Sabrina!

  • nic January 4, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Ok, I really do want a Dior balm, but have no idea what color to get.

  • Alison January 4, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Well, I am another nude polish lover– for whom Dior’s Lady was a fave. (Although the TF one is also pretty good.) Powder Posse looks the closest. Here’s hoping it isn’t too dark. I am currently looking for a good dark brown liquid liner. Using the Stila now– not too bad. I am much paler in winter and so can wear more warm toned eye shadows and am trying to match the liner. I am also looking ahead to ultra violet as the color of the year and hoping that brings in some dark purple and blackened purple liquid eyeliners and maybe even a darkened purple mascara. Chanel’s Purple Choc has been my go-to. I know you got a poor quality one. Mine works fine, but still hoping for more options.

    • BeautyLookBook January 4, 2018 at 3:25 pm

      Yay!!! Glad your purple one works great. Also Dior Lady is the best, wish it was still available.

    • Gail January 5, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      When is Powder Posse supposed to be released?

      • Alison January 6, 2018 at 10:02 am

        Not really sure. But I have my Dior and TF polishes out to compare.

  • makeupsessions January 4, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Thanks for the link! I was actually looking for the new candle yesterday and they didn’t have it yet on the website. Just got it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rosie von Waldherr January 4, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    I am loving the new Dior things <3 <3 <3

    xo, Rosie //Curvy Life stories

  • Lena L January 4, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    I’ve been eyeing on those beautiful Dior highlighters. I’ve seen swatches online and they are surreally pretty!

  • Maggie January 4, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    I will never not love Dior lip products. And those highlighters! My wallet is trembling. <3

  • Jennifer Jones January 4, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Iโ€™m excited to see your review of the new Dior colors before I make make my selection.

    Iโ€™m excited about the new Bite Pearl Multi-stick, Bobbi Brown release, and more Chanel glosses. Iโ€™m curious as to what Tom Ford will release.

  • Shelleyeatz January 4, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Why is that Diptyque candle so beautiful why ๐Ÿ™

  • lawler January 4, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    The Givenchy La Couture Atelier palette is speaking to me. I don’t know why. I am determined to make this work on my face. https://ba.fimgs.net/system/pics/thumbs/18360/product/po-m.18360.jpg

    Outside of this, I generally don’t get very excited about Spring releases.

    Although, I did grab the new Sephora Favorites lip set (which I don’t see on the site anymore) that looks like a cute, floral animal crackers box for grownups. It has formulas that are all new to me, which is a feat in and of itself, so I will count that as a Spring purchase. The La Douche color from Stila’s Shimmer and Glow line also looks divine. I am considering the Drunk Elephant Protini cream as well.

    • BeautyLookBook January 5, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      Interesting! The bronzey/brown shade in the palette looks really pretty!

  • bisbee704 January 4, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    I am trying to cut back…but the new Dior lip glows are calling kept name…I actually have 4 Dior lip products in my cart.

  • Anne Capitant January 4, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    The Chanel Spring/Summer collection looks so gorgeous this year!

  • Catherine Shi January 4, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I just picked up Rose Delight candle from the SF boutique yesterday! Haven’t gotten a chance to open it and burn it yet, but it really lives up to it’s name! Lightly powdery sweet rose with just a touch of green to keep it from being too sweet. I enjoyed it a lot and I can see burning it well through the summer months.

    I’m so bummed about the Dior glow balms. They look so fun and beautiful especially now with the new sparkly ones. I’m allergic to the sunscreen in them so have to pass every time. I might have to look into the new Chanel polishes – that pale pink looks so springtime perfect.

    • BeautyLookBook January 5, 2018 at 9:25 pm

      Diptyque Rose Collector twins. Still sad I missed out on Rose Duet ๐Ÿ™ Bummer you’re allergic to the sunscreen in the Dior balms!

      • Catherine Shi January 6, 2018 at 2:29 pm

        Yes! Aww, yea I miss Rose Duet a lot. Reps keep hinting at how they recycle the rose fragrances and I keep waiting for them to bring it back. I was actually mildly offended when they brought back Rosamundi again last year (though I think last year’s was better than previous versions) but I guess we’ll just have to keep waiting!

  • Shilpa Shetty January 5, 2018 at 3:43 am

    I love highlighters alot,. but Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask seems to be best pick as I will be taking rest at home for few months post delivery,.. Nice picks,..

  • Nemo Saint Claire January 5, 2018 at 6:57 am

    I bought the entire Chanel Neapolis spring makeup collection. It is wonderful.

    • BeautyLookBook January 5, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      High Five!!!!! You are my hero.

      • Nemo Saint Claire January 6, 2018 at 11:53 am

        Got so excited to hear from my dear pal Eileen that I forgot to address her comment. Yes, Iโ€™m the same Nemo! Yes, I still worship at the shrine of CHANEL! The eye palette is exquisite. The lipsticks look dark but they are sheer & springtimesque. The blue gloss is wonderful. It applies with a soft shimmer, not in the least freaky. And btw, Eileen, you may recall that I loved Le Metier de beaute too. A heads up to all: LMDB does very little color these days but they did do an eye kit called Starry Nights. $65, not $95. I bought it. The pans of color cracked & big chunks of shadow fell out. I sent it back. Sad. The best of 2018 to you!

    • Eileen January 6, 2018 at 11:17 am

      Hi Nemo!
      If anyone were to buy the entire Chanel collection, it would be lucky you. I remember you well from BTIB (attorney, blue-eyed blond, right?) You always were a big Chanel fan. Itโ€™s a stunning collection of springtime light and warmth and I bet it looks beautiful on you. As for me, I have my eye on the eyeshadow palette and can hardly wait to see it in person.

      • Nemo Saint Claire January 6, 2018 at 11:41 am

        Hi, Eileen! So good to hear from you! So wonderful! I wish we could correspond privately. Sabrina has my permission to give you my email address!

  • Sarah Jiang January 5, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    i’m keen for the nars spring 2018 collection. especially the lip covers ๐Ÿ˜€


  • Petunia January 6, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Turning around and running away to stick my head in the sand…

  • Eileen January 6, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Holographic seems to be the word du jour for many of the spring collections. Iโ€™m hoping that the prestige brands will be a bit more refined and sophisticated than all the unicorn stuff that is better suited to teens and much younger women. Not that there is anything wrong with it, itโ€™s just that at 74 I donโ€™t think of myself as one of those mystical creatures. LOL I love Diorโ€™s highlighters and will be taking a look at the Holo Pink one. That Bobbi Brown opal powder also looks interesting. We shall see.

    Hi Nemo!
    If anyone were to buy the entire Chanel collection, it would be lucky you. I remember you well from BTIB. You always were a big Chanel fan. Itโ€™s a stunning collection of springtime light and warmth and I bet it looks beautiful on you. As for me, I have my eye on the eyeshadow palette and can hardly wait to see it in person.

  • Clever Girl Reviews January 7, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    I’m all about trying that new Fresh mask!

  • Swingtime January 7, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I’m really getting into Smith & Cult’s cosmetics. I love their Flatte Lip Stains (very comfortable to wear) and glosses (and I’m not a gloss girl). I’m looking forward to trying some of their new additions to their line–shadows, liners, blush. They’re expanding slowly, which is probably a good idea, but I find their products to be of exceptional quality.

  • Elise Alyson January 8, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    I keep hearing raves about the Dior highlighters so I picked up the Halo Gold at Nordstrom yesterday (I was torn between the two colors, but my bf voted for gold so I took his suggestion and the two colors are actually quite similar on the skin). I am also curious about the Bobbi Brown Moisture Balms, but I will wait for some reviews. Iโ€™m trying chill with my beauty purchases in 2018 because, you know, I have way more products then I can reasonably use.

  • all that jae January 10, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    That Diptyque candle is so pretty! I want it but don’t know if I need another Diptyque candle in my apartment. But the pretty packaging makes it so hard to resist!

  • Marina January 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    I just bought Dior Lip Glow balm and very happy with that )) Thank you for your review ๐Ÿ™‚

  • TraceyEB January 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Chanel is on my radar. I’ve purchased the cream eyeshadow, both eyeliners and a lipstick. I returned a lip balm/powder as it didn’t work for me at all. I see you have Bobbi Brown on your radar screen. I purchased the Opal highlighter in a 2016 Christmas set and it is my favourite Bobbi Brown highlighter, possible my fave overall. I also own the BB Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm, which is a regular member of BB’s Extra line. I understand this product has been renamed ‘Bare’.