Why let teens have all the fun? These witty, wonderful products remind us that sometimes all it takes to feel reinvented is a piña colada–scented lip color and a handful of good-for-you candy.
Urban Decay Urban Glow Cream Highlight ($24; sephora.com): The skull packaging ups your cool quotient while the shimmery cream inside gives your cheekbones a dewy, 18-again finish. Comes in four colors.
Stila Coconut Crush Lip and Cheek Stain ($24; stilacosmetics.com): Infused with wrinkle-preventing antioxidants, this twofer imparts a bronze tint, and its addictive coconutty cocktail scent will take you back to your Lip Smacker days.
Borba Omega-3 Bursts, Skin Balance Gummi Bears and Slimming Chocolate Chews ($15, $15, $20, respectively; borba.com): Guilt-free sweets? Count us in. These nutritional supplements disguised as candy are packed with skin-enhancing vitamins such as niacin, omega-3, DHA and appetite-inhibiting additives.
As the beauty director of More, I have a work life that requires good hair days. My secret weapon? A blowout by Anthony Sorenson, senior stylist at the Frédéric Fekkai Salon in New York’s Mark Hotel. But when a salon trip isn’t feasible, I grab Alterna’s new treatment, which leaves my hair glossy, smooth and bouncy. Not quite as good as Anthony, but close. —Genevieve Monsma
Iris, once a popular fragrance note, is re-appearing this spring, but in a way your mom wouldn’t recognize: alluring and grownup and surprisingly unflowery. So what happened? Older scents tended to use the iris root, while today’s versions pull the iris note from the budding petals, which are less cloying. Our favorites: Hermès Iris Ukiyoé ($235; hermes.com), Love Chloe ($85; neimanmarcus.com) and Halle Berry Reveal ($35; drugstores).