The 5 best beauty buys for spring 2017

The beauty industry is bigger, better and more accessible than ever before. Last year, worldwide beauty sales surpassed $80 billion alone.

On the one hand, this is great news: It means there’s something for literally everyone. On the other hand, the sheer size of the industry makes navigating the beauty aisles a bit of a challenge, especially for the casual shopper.

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That’s where we come in. Below, we’ve rounded up five of the best beauty breakthroughs of 2017, from makeup, to skincare and some things in between. The future of beauty is here, and it looks good on you:

1. Milk Makeup Blur Stick, $36

This cult product smoothes pores, eradicates shine, and blurs imperfections better than anything we’ve tried. Alone, it gives the skin an airbrushed effect; used as a primer, it gives foundation a flawless finish that lasts all day.

2. Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch-Up Stick, $25 

We wouldn’t expect anything less than magic from celebrity hairstylist Rita Hazan, and this easy-to-use stick does not disappoint. Use it to cover up stray grey strands, roots or even brows in less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee.

3. Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster With Pure Vitamin C 10%, $76.50

This revolutionary powder features 10% Vitamin C to brighten skin and fade imperfections. Mix it into your morning and evening moisturizer to kick your anti-aging routine into high gear.

4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit, $40

Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of the biggest names in beauty, and this palette — with six sheer, ultra-flattering powder highlighters — is sure to sell out.

5. Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask, $22

We love sheet masks, but sometimes the sopping wet formulas can feel a little slimy. This innovative mask, which features avocado oil and mango seed butter, goes on dry and "melts" into the skin after application, leaving behind a healthy, glowy complexion.