My Favorite Spring Beauty Products

Sheridan Martinez, Editor in Chief


This spring, there are a lot of new beauty products out and many are essential must-haves. I have created my own list of favorite beauty products that I use myself or would recommend. The list includes some bigger brands, as well as cheaper alternatives, because makeup can be very expensive– especially if you’re a Sephora junkie like myself.


  • Sephora Lightweight Liquid Foundation: A light-to-matte, everyday wear foundation. $20
  • Kat Von D “Lock it” Foundation: A thick matte foundation that stays on all day. $35
  • Maybelline “Fit me!” Foundation: A very light foundation base that makes skin look smooth and dewy. $6
  • Sephora Baked Pressed Powder: Best face powder that looks matte. $22
  • BareMinerals Powder: Best face powder that’s beneficial for your skin, while also making it appear that you aren’t wearing much makeup. $22
  • LUSH “Love Lettuce” Face Mask: 100-percent vegan, this mask is made with almond shells and lavender to soothe your skin. $7


  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit: Comes with six different perfect tones of beautiful bronzer and highlighter, now available in cream as well as powder. $40
  • Sephora Contour Palette: Comes with one bronzer and two beautiful blushes. $15
  • Too Faced “Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer”: A bronzer and blush duo in the shape of a heart, a limited edition set. $34
  • E.l.f Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzer: Perfect duo for your cheeks at a value price. $3


  • Urban Decay Naked 1 & 2 Palette: Beautiful nude-to-neutral pigmented colors that can make any eyes pop. $54
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion: In “Original” or “Sin,” this primer provides 24-hour protection for your eyeshadow. $14-20
  • Sephora Liquid Eyeliner in Jet Black: My favorite eyeliner, the best for the perfect winged eyeliner. $14
  • E.l.f Black Gel Eyeliner: Once you try this gel eyeliner for you bottom liner, you’ll never go back to regular pencil eyeliner. $3
  • Urban Decay Vice Palette: A brand-new limited edition colorful playful palette. $58
  • E.l.f 100 Piece Marble Eyeshadow Palette: 100 different colors for a wider variety. $10
  • Too Faced “Better than Sex” Mascara: A lovely new mascara for your lashes. $23
  • Cover Girl “Lash Bloom” Mascara: Also new, works great for the price. $7


  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade: The best possible product for your brows, it’s a thin gel you apply with an angled brush to fill in your brows. It’s worth the price, and one pot could last you up to a year. $18
  • Cover Girl Concealer Stick: To shape your eyebrows with so they pop. $6
  • E.l.f Angled Brush: My favorite tool to shape my eyebrows. $3


  • MAC Satin Lipsticks: My two favorites are Viva La Glam II (nude) and Fanfare (pastel pink). $17
  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick: All-day wear, in “Lolita” (pink nude), “Outlaw” (matte red) and “Vampira” (deep burgundy red). $20
  • Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick: In “Lovecraft” (pink nude), one of my favorite everyday wear lippy. $21
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: Best to line your lips. $26


Some Grossmont Students also give some insight on what their current beauty obsessions are:

Tiffany Shumack says her top favorite brands are Anastasia Beverly Hills and Urban Decay. “I love the Naked 1 palette from Urban Decay, Anastasia’s dipbrow in auburn along with her brush, Anastasia’s contour creme kit in light, Kat Von D’s tattoo trooper liquid eyeliner, Urban Decay’s Persuasive mascara and NARS matte lipsticks.”

Brenda Perez De Leon
said, “For spring, I’m especially obsessed with my Lime Crime Velvetine in Wicked, and my Wet ’N Wild lipstick in “StopLight Red.” I also like my Too Faced “Return of Sexy” palette with its gold and soft purple shades. Can’t go wrong with a red lip and soft eyes for the spring.”