The Compact: New Beauty Products You Have To Try This Month

The Compact

Francois Durand
Nykia Spradley
Apr, 03, 2017 6:06 PM UTC

This feature originally appeared in the April 2017 Issue of ESSENCE Magazine.

If the thought of buffing on your foundation is intimidating, the Temptu Air will change your life. The company that makes the device is expanding its offerings with an oil-free, 24-hour-wear foundation packed with peptides, amino acids and antioxidants. The 20-shade collection meets all your base needs with a three-in-one formula that primes, conceals and corrects. It's highly pigmented but buildable. And once it dries, it won't budge.

Jon Paterson
$38 available at

For the many fragrance enthusiasts who fell in love with niche luxury label Pinrose's fragrance wipes, your new favorite may be right here in its latest colorful lineup in larger sizes. If it's your first experience with the brand, the online quiz at can help you tap into your sensory preferences for certain colors, shapes and sounds, and predict which perfume you'll love.

$65 available at

Following the success of its Frog Prince collection, Lipstick Queen's latest color-changing hue transforms from a sunny yellow to a peachy coral that really looks good on every skin tone. The lippy is sheer, so give it a swipe.

$25 available at Nordstrom

Celeb makeup artist Yolonda Frederick-Thompson, who knows a thing or two about on-the-go beauty, has created a phone case with a refillable, full-face makeup palette stashed inside.

$100 available at

Grab your girlfriends and join a few thousand others at the annual Natural Hair Academy event in Paris on June 10. Enjoy tutorials, panels and endless hair inspo. Plus, ESSENCE Fashion and Beauty Director Julee Wilson will be there! For more info, visit