Beauty essentials

Hot beauty buys for April 2006

The Hit List
FLARE’s essentials of the month

Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Extreme Shine Lipgloss in Hologram Coral, $26, is part of a special collection of four pearl-effect shades for spring—so pretty in peach.
A soft, slightly more powdery version of Chanel Allure, Chanel Allure Sensuelle, 50 mL, $92, brims with vanilla bourbon and amber patchouli, both sexy and mysterious. For where-to-buy, see Stylesource.
Sunlit or just been kissed? Vary the intensity of your “natural” glow with the limited-edition Estée Lauder Exotic Shimmer All Over Highlighting Powder, $35.
Laura Mercier Lip Sheer Pencil in Clover, $25, adds the right amount of definition to wear with your fave sheer lipstick or lip gloss.
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Whistler in British Columbia is sitting on a fab nest egg: the Unna & Co. Exotic Soap Collection of 100-percent-organic handmade soaps from Thailand, 60 g each, $38/set of 2.
Kenzoki Cream with a Sheen, 50 mL, $55, is a delectable moisturizer that contains rice-plant water and silk extracts to hydrate skin and reflect light for notice-me cheekbones.

Smashbox Body Lights Glowing Lotion, 240 mL, $38, is goof-proof. Slather it over your body, then wash it away after each use—no danger of streaking a faux tan here.