The Compact: Five Fresh Picks On Our Radar This Month

Basquiat-inspired makeup, legendary curl enhancers and guava-infused facial wipes are just a few of the products we're coveting for spring and summer. 

Julee Wilson May, 16, 2017

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For most people, buying a Jean-Michel -Basquiat painting is probably out of the question—unless they’ve got several million dollars lying around. But Urban Decay is making it a whole lot easier to get a piece of the late artist’s world-renowned compositions.


The brand’s Jean-Michel Basquiat collaboration is a special edition makeup line that includes vibrantly hued eyeliners, lipsticks, eye shadow palettes and cosmetics bags based on his attention-grabbing graffiti. And if you’re feeling extra fancy, there are cutouts on the back of each palette so you can hang them on your wall. 

available at Sephora $17–$165 Buy Here

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Clients love this Aveda establishment in Washington, D.C., for its amazing stylists and cozy atmosphere. Another huge draw is the resident certified trichologist, who diagnoses and treats hair loss that’s due to all types of -issues—including stress, diet, health, environmental and genetic conditions.

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It was love at first sight when we spotted this colorful twist on the classic French manicure backstage at the Spring 2017 Creatures of Comfort fashion show. Alicia Torello, an OPI celebrity nail expert, says the hues are inspired by artist Frida Kahlo, architect Luis Barragán and Mexico City. Olé! (Colors pictured are: OPI Nail Lacquer in Unequivocally Crimson, My Twin Mimmy, Stay off the Lawn!!, Charged up Cherry and Eurso Euro)

available at Ulta $10-$13 Buy Here

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Makeup ace and beauty boss Lauren Napier’s latest offering is all about “pro-aging.” The luxe facial wipes are infused with noni, pink guava, lycopene and selenium, all of which combat hyperpigmentation, adult acne and dark circles. 

available at Lauren Napier $10-$40 Buy Here

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If your coils are craving something refreshing, we suggest snagging anything by Phyto Specific, which specializes in textured and relaxed hair. The luxury brand’s most recent launch, Curl Legend, is a collection for women with natural hair who are looking to minimize frizz and maximize fabulosity. Enhanced with pure plant botanicals, castor oil and marshmallow extract, the products leave your hair smooth, soft and stunning. 

available at Sephora $28-$29 Buy Here