There was a revolution this spring on the Alexander Wang Fall 2016 runway—the arbiter of downtown cool, the resident king of punk chic, had called for an unexpected beauty prescription: a pale pink manicure with a flat matte finish. The color they deemed “pink chalk” was a pitch-perfect match to Wang’s stripper-embroidered chinos, studded ankle boots, and Mohair statement beanies. The message? After a lifetime spent in gendered toys and sorority stereotypes, pink has made the jump from precious to smart.
From the start of the day, Clinique’s exfoliating cleanser promises to get your skin glowing from its neon tube, while Glossier’s subtly shaded container of moisturizer will gently hydrate. In terms of makeup there’s something for every surface of the face—Milk Makeup’s creamy blush oil gives a just-pinched finish, MAC’s shimmering shadow is equal parts intrigue and definition, and one of Dior’s latest launches, a rosy lip gel, is aptly named Addict for its skin-smoothing, mood-lifting effects.
If it’s cute you’re after, try a cat-shaped perfume or a bunny-topped lip tint, the contents of which are as sophisticated as they come. From a punchy pedicure polish to a comb that insures a good hair day, here are 15 products that will have you embracing la vie en rose.
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