Orebella Window2Soul Parfum (orebella.com)

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. New beauty drops come from HourGlass and Fenty. When choosing the right SPF sunscreen look to companies that understand melanated skin.

And for discovering new and old fragrances that are long-lasting for spring and summer, here is a round up for your review.

Ôrebella has rolled out WINDOW2SOUL Parfum promising a faceted rose and jasmine bouquet with accents of fresh lemon, contrasted with addictive tonka bean.

REPLICA From the Garden Eau de Toilette promises a citrusy and earthy perfume that transports you to the joyful memory of a sunny afternoon spent in the garden. The fresh notes of tomato leaf and juicy green-mandarin essence blend with woody patchouli to create a light and balanced scent.

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Urban Decay the go-to brand has a new setting spray packed with a waterproof formula, nourishing hyaluronic acid, and a fresh watermelon scent.

Fenty Beauty has rolled out their new Soft’Lit Foundation with an expanded shade range and a brand-new hydrating formula with waterproof properties.

Pat McGrath Labs has introduced new shades of her beloved Divine Blush, glide-on cream stick which is cherished because its packed with color.

Makeup Forever Foundation Brush (makeupforever.com)

Neuraé is a new skincare brand from Sisley Paris. The Harmonie serum is formulated with alpine skullcap to boost skin’s well-being, red indigo to reduce redness, and eperua extract, which promises a soothing sensation.

EightDay Skin Company is developed by a skin cancer surgeon. Described as a skillful, zinc-only SPF formula that perfects the makeup while protecting your skin with the help of EpiZinc, which is a sheer mineral sunscreen with natural pigments that do not leave behind a white cast.

HourGlass has introduced pressed powder that promises to deliver shine with an airbrush finish that lasts all day. There are only five shade ranges so hopefully, they will provide more options in the future.

Haus Labs has introduced a hybridization oil balm gloss plumper which is packed with skincare ingredients that restore lips and promises to give a plumping effect with two weeks of continual use.

Merit has introduced a new line of lipsticks for those that love the look of matte but not the feeling. The formula has hyaluronic acid and sesame seed extract that promises to provide saturated color that is comfortable to wear.

MakeUp Forever offers some of the best brushes on the market. The Foundation Brush (Large, 108) Artisan brush is a large, rounded foundation brush perfect for the novice and the professional. Designed for the whole face. Straight fibers and recommended for cream and liquid foundations and loose and compact powders.

Sunscreen is important for melanated people. Not only does SPF protect our skin from the UV rays that can cause skin cancer, but from a purely aesthetic POV, it also protects your makeup when you’re layering on serums to address skin concerns like hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and skin discoloration.

Black Girl Sunscreen

This brand was created to fight against sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. BGS protects the skin from sun rays without leaving behind a white cast and also doubles as a moisturizing lotion.

Bolden USA

Bolden is the brainchild and passion of Chinelo and Ndidi, two dynamic women on a mission to embolden women around the world by celebrating their natural beauty.

Kinlò Skin

Created by Naomi Osaka and teamed up with dermatologists, this brand is designed for Black and Brown skin tones and formulated with natural ingredients like jojoba seed oil, hemp seed, and green tea to address common melanated skin concerns.

Buttah Skin

Buttah Skin offers the best skincare products for women and men with melanin-rich skin tones.

Naomi Osaka’s introduced Kinlò skin care line. (adweek.com)

Cay Skin

Founded by Winnie Harlow in 2022. After getting severe sunburn and sun damage that permanently changed her vitiligo during an all-day outdoor photoshoot, the supermodel founded Cay Skin. Cay Skin products are silicone-free, vegan, cruelty-free, reef-friendly, and dermatologist-tested, formulated with sustainable, skin-loving ingredients.

Human Race

Founded by Pharrell Williams in 2020. Founded with a mission to empower all people in their pursuit of wellbeing, the brand launched a three-step routine—including a Rice Powder Cleanser, Lotus Enzyme Exfoliator, and Humidifying Cream—with the consultation of Pharrell’s dermatologist, Elena Jones, MD.