The Compact: 5 Beauty Products We're Currently Lusting Over 

Julee Wilson May, 17, 2018

Each day there are tons of new beauty products hitting our Instagram feeds and the shelves of our favorite beauty stores, making it nearly impossible to decide what’s actually worth it. Lucky for you, we’ve go ahead and removed the guesswork for you.

Here, five of the beauty products we can’t stop thinking about!  

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Wellness and lifestyle expert Latham Thomas has teamed up with one of our favorite natural beauty brands to develop products focused on self-care. Thomas believes the line, which includes a lovely body polish and perfume, is "an invitation to mother yourself." We'll take it.

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Believe it or not, cannabis oil, aka CBD, is becoming beauty's of-the-moment ingredient. Don't worry: It won't get you high, but it can do wonders for your lashes. Milk Makeup's recent CBD-laced mascara conditions and nourishes. Combine that with its thickening heart-shaped fibers and you'll definitely take your lashes to new heights.

available at Sephora $24 Buy

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Fashion Week isn't only about identifying clothing trends—we also love being inspired by the stunning faces that hit the runways. This spring it's all about a moody and romantic vibe, which designer Erdem Moralioglu of the fashion house Erdem nailed with both his sartorial selections and limited edition makeup collaboration with Nars. Strange Flowers, their 13-piece capsule collection, is perfect for creating a fierce smoky eye, rosy cheeks, an illuminating highlight and, of course, a killer pout. There's a lip powder palette with a primer and two matte and two metallic hues that are stunning whether worn alone or layered for extra depth.

available at Bloomingdales $49 Buy

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Curls has gotten fancy with its latest offering. The amazing hair care company has harnessed the unique beautifying power of cashmere and caviar. Cashmere extract controls frizz, provides shine and supports the mane's natural protein. Meanwhile, caviar is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamins A and D. That trifecta adds moisture and helps prevent hair loss.

available at Curls $15 Buy

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Finding a signature scent can be as emotionally riveting as reciting a stirring poem. With Floraïku you can do both. Launching this month, the brand, whose name is a hybrid of the words flower and haiku, couples exquisite perfumes with equally splendid poetry by inscribing an original haiku on the back of each bottle. Founders Clara and John Molloy, who also own Memo Paris fragrances, want to provide customers with both a sensational aroma and an enthralling experience. The combo evokes "hope, inspiration, intensity, subtlety—all of Floraïku's values," Clara tells ESSENCE. There are nine core scents divided into three categories based on Japanese ceremonies: tea, flower and incense. Two additional bouquets were formulated for "shadowing," that is, the act of making your core perfume's smell deeper or lighter. How marvelously mysterious!

available at Saks Fifth Avenue $350 Buy


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