The 13 Best May Beauty Launches Our Editors Love
Beauty editors may be the only human beings who wish they had After skin surface. Every square millimeter of their epidermis is a playground for experimenting with makeup, skin care, body care, scalp care, perfumes, the list goes on. And, in a world where new cosmetics are flooding the shelves virtually every second, publishers need the space to try everything. So when something is gaining a permanent place in their routine, like the best beauty product of May launched below, that’s a big deal.
Last month, personal care essentials very suitable for spring and summer entered the market. There was plenty to spout out – from a transformative brightening serum to a perfectly pigmented lip balm, an anti-swelling eye product, a scent that brings nostalgia, and so much more.
After weeks of flaunting these skin and hair concoctions, the editors at Bustle have found the 13 that we can’t stop raving our friends about. Need a beauty room refresh? Buy below editors’ picks from May beauty launches.
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A chemical peel in a bottle
A coworker complimented my skin on Zoom the other day, and I can 100% credit this serum from Ambari. Founder Nisha Grewel created this product to truly mimic the result of in-office treatment at home. skin from any irritation. I can’t wait for my skincare products and this serum really, really works while I sleep. I use it two to three times a week and my face is noticeably clearer and brighter – like, looking-your-own-skin-in-the-shiny-mirror. – Faith Xue, Beauty Executive Director
A soothing superhero against inflammation
Summer is my favorite season (and not just because I’m a Leo), but it’s also the season when I face most of my skin issues – partly due to eczema flares and partly from being a mosquito magnet. I get the itch relief isn’t exactly sexy, but I just have to praise this little $ 7 tube of Aquaphor, which has been my skin saver in the summer to soothe the itchiness and any irritation. general. I like that it’s not tacky or tacky, but light and instantly penetrates. – Faith Xue, Beauty Executive Director
The Perfect Liquid Lip
There are only two options for the look of the lips: plump and shiny like a ripe cherry or sweet with a stain that just finished eating a popsicle. This liquid lipstick from MAC makes the first. It is a very easy one-pass product that gives beautiful pigment and a subtle, non-sticky shine. I particularly liked the pinkish hue “Still Winning”, which reminds me of gardens and cottages in the English countryside. – Tamim Alnuweiri, beauty and wellness writer
A beach scent
Vacation by Vacation feels like … vacation. But really, this scent feels like the 80s and evokes all of the pleasant, sun-drenched memories I have from my childhood. Its scent is a mix of sunscreen, sun, and ocean, but it’s also reminiscent of canvas wallpaper in the resort’s bathroom and changing into dry clothes for dinner at the beach club. I’m a firm believer in having a signature scent, but I’ve made room in my heart (and over my vanity) for this scent. – Tamim Alnuweiri, beauty and wellness writer
A cup of coffee for your eyes
I try to be diligent with my eye cream and stay hydrated, but – nonetheless – I still have puffy eyes from time to time. I finally found something that gets these bags wrapped: These brand new Sundree eye masks are infused with white tea extract (a powerful antioxidant), cucumber, CBD, and copper peptides, the latter of which restoring elasticity to this delicate area of skin. In just 15 minutes, they make my eyes look fuller and less cadaverous. I also love that every purchase goes to the Mental Health Coalition, so you chick out for a good cause. – Rachel Lapidos, senior lifestyle and beauty editor
An essential manicure booster
Confession: I have a habit of biting my cuticles whenever I’m stressed. But, since I started applying this oil before bed every night, the gnawing has stopped. The star ingredient is green tea, a soothing antioxidant, which helps strengthen and repair my dry nails because the base oil hydrates all the dry parts of the skin – and the polish-style bottle makes it super easy to use. do in seconds. It has become a pillar on my bedside table. – Rachel Lapidos, senior lifestyle and beauty editor
A hydrating shine for the lips
This lipstick-lip balm hybrid is so good it deserved a full article on How Much I Love It. But here is the tl; dr: it’s made with hyaluronic acid, meadowfoam seeds, and watermelon oil which all lock in moisture and instantly soothe my perpetually dry lips. As an added bonus, the velvety texture applies so easily and is buildable, making the lightly pigmented tube perfect for everyday wear or for a bolder exit look. – Audrey Noble, beauty writer
A shatter-proof facial cleanser
This exfoliator comes in a powder form, which makes cleansing feel like a chic science experiment – all you need to do is add water to emulsify. With ingredients like vitamin C and niacinamide, it gradually eliminates my whiteheads and minimizes the appearance of my pores without leaving my skin bare. Also, if you like the packaging – #shelfie, are you interested? – you will also like the tortoise shell glass bottle. – Hilary Shepherd, beauty writer
The glow giver
Huda Kattan’s new no-makeup makeup collection is a huge win. The Multidew – which falls somewhere between a skin tone and a foundation – is particularly good, with buildable coverage and a melting formula that leaves your complexion radiant and non-greasy. Apply it before the beach – don’t forget the SPF! – for a natural glow. – Hilary Shepherd, beauty writer
A multitasking moisturizer
If you’re looking for a versatile product that will make you shine from head to toe all summer long, look no further. Verb Hair – beloved and best known for its cult ghost oil – has done it again with this out of the ordinary product that combines powerful oils of moringa and jojoba. Use it on your skin, nails and hair for a much needed dose of hydration and to promote healing, repair and rejuvenation. – Kui Mwai, beauty writer
A cover tube that stimulates the skin
There is nothing better than a moment of crossover between skincare and makeup, and the Basma Foundation Stick has masterfully interwoven the two categories. This formula not only contains ingredients your skin adores like aloe vera and apricot butter, it also offers flexible coverage and a commendable range of shades. This buttery foundation heals and nourishes while making sure my base is flawless. – Kui Mwai, beauty writer
A complexion illuminating blush
Like many people, I have used less of my cosmetic stash over the past year. And just when I was starting to feel “meh” about starting a full beat over again, let makeup artist Pat McGrath rekindle my excitement. This pigmented, buttery blush brightened my dull complexion and even had a sculpting effect. No kidding: I looked at myself in the mirror after just one swipe and saw that my cheekbones had entered the chat. While the detailed embossing makes it almost too pretty to use, I find myself searching for it over and over again. – Erin Stovall, Senior Beauty Editor
A Smoothing Scrub
My skin is always coming out of hibernation mode and needs a little extra help in the exfoliation department. Okay maybe a parcel additional help. Fortunately, it only took one appointment with this coffee scented scrub to get rid of all the dry areas without leaving my skin blotchy and red like some harsher formulations I have tried in the past. My legs felt soft and silky after rinsing, and since it is sugar based, the granules dissolve quickly and keep you from overdoing it. – Erin Stovall, Senior Beauty Editor