goop beauty editors

New Beauty Obsessions for March

From an inky new mascara to skin-transforming treatments that light up your face like magic (and—bonus!—the lip balm that sold out instantly is back in stock!), here’s what goop beauty editors Jean, Megan, Simone, and Brianna can’t get enough of this month. We’ll put our favorite news first:

The Best Lip Balm Ever Is Back in Stock!

Rich and ultramoisturizing with a fresh sheen that’s flattering on absolutely everyone, we (and practically everyone we know) are completely obsessed with this creamy, smooth, cushiony, citrusy balm.

Jean Godfrey-June


executive beauty director

“The fix for ‘I need ten coats of mascara or you can’t see my eyes’ is jet-black liquid eyeliner. Counterintuitively, the most natural-looking way to make your eyes instantly more noticeable is to ink in a little at the base of your outer lashes. A pen (instead of a brush) is by far the easiest liquid eyeliner; this is the first clean one I’ve ever found, and it rules. I promise if you’ve ever been frustrated by even the idea of liquid eyeliner, this one will convert you—it’s quick and chic and blackest black.”

Ilia Clean Line Liquid Eyeliner
ILIA Clean Line
Liquid Eyeliner
goop, $28

“Deep orange because it’s chock-full of sea buckthorn, carrots, and tomato-seed oil for lycopene, this is pure sunshine in a jar—and it looks like a little sun perched on the side of my sink. It gives your skin an instant healthy glow, moisturizes like crazy, and delivers antioxidant upon antioxidant. (You know how nutritionists advise eating a zillion colorful vegetables to get enough nutrients? I feel like a swipe stuff of this counts as a serving.) You can use it as moisturizer, eye balm, mask, and, believe it not, cleanser, for morning or night. It’s also whipped and weightless and smells like vanilla—sublime.”

Okoko Cosmetiques Sublime Balm
Okoko Sublime Balm goop, $83

“This is one of those whispered-about cult items that’s even better than people say it is—it’s an amazing skin treatment and a supermoisturizer in one. I started using it about a year ago, and I keep it in my kitchen so I get this treat for my skin when I walk by. It feels so good on your skin (especially now—it is drier than dry in New York with all the snow), and the ingredients are as cutting-edge as it gets, addressing everything from wrinkles to elasticity.”

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
Bader The Rich
goop, $265
Megan O’Neill


senior beauty editor

“If I could, I’d have four or five tubes of this incredible hand cream—on the bathroom sink, in my tote bag, on my bedside table, in the car. It’s rich yet melts right in and leaves even the most hot-water- or wintry-air-ravaged hands soft and ultramoisturized with its blend of hyaluronic acid and prickly pear extract. A little blob does the trick: You don’t need much to get the full amazing pampering effect. And if you think you wash your hands a lot, imagine being pregnant like me (you have to pee all the time). So I’m loving this stuff more than ever right now.”

Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Hand Cream
Dr. Barbara Sturm Super
Hand Cream
goop, $65

“This cute little palette contains four gorgeous, sheer, subtle, creamy pigments that each work on lips, lids, cheeks—anywhere. I love a little at the Cupid’s bow, just under the brow bone (blending a bit of color there instantly brightens your entire face—a tip I learned from makeup artists). Best of all, there’s just no way to eff it up—you need no skill! The bright poppy red diffuses into the prettiest, mellowest cheek and lip flush; the coral pink with warm undertones and the dusty rose are magic on lids; and the champagne luminizer adds the dewiest sheen when your skin needs a pick-me-up. The pigments are made with coconut and castor oil, so they glide on like a dream, boost glow, and feel like nothing on—the absolute best.”

RMS Lip2Cheek Glow Quad Mini
RMS Lip2Cheek Glow
Quad Mini
goop, $25

“If—like many of us here at goop—you can’t live without de Mamiel’s Altitude Oil, the news that there’s a bath soak is all you need to know. If not, know that sinking into a steamy bath of this stuff is paradise—and the best way to detach from your laptop. Dump in a capful or two—it’s a blend of pink Himalayan, Epsom, and Dead Sea salts—and the scent of lavender, pine, lemon myrtle, and peppermint that swirls up is incredible. Everything acupuncturist and aromatherapist Annee de Mamiel makes is magic (her team chants and meditates over every single product before it ships), but this bath soak always surprises me, shifting me into a lighter, happier, dreamier mode instantly. Loll around for twenty minutes or so and emerge unburdened.”

de Mamiel Altitude Oil Bath
de Mamiel Altitude Oil Bath goop, $78
imone Kitchens


senior features editor

“You know those people who have naturally long, defined, wide-awake-looking lashes? That’s not me. But thick coats of mascara aren’t me, either. Which is why I love this new mascara: It approximates that super natural no-eye-makeup look I’m after. After a couple pulses with my lash curler from Saie, I go in with the ILIA and the results are just pretty, long, and never ‘done’ looking.”

Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara
ILIA Limitless Lash
goop, $28

“If, like me, you’re a fan of Dr. Sturm’s iconic hyaluronic acid, you need to know about her night serum. This unassumingly lightweight formula might be the most powerful of all my nighttime moisturizers. I’ve noticed a huge difference since I’ve started using it; I wake up with this glowy, even, fully hydrated look every morning. It’s packed with cotton-thistle extract and purslane to help soothe, hyaluronic acid to moisturize, and plankton extract to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It glides on beautifully, sinks in instantly, and layers underneath everything else like a dream.”

Dr. Barbara Sturm Night Serum
Dr. Barbara Sturm Night Serum goop, $310

“My on-the-drier side skin loves a deeply nourishing cleanser, but it also needs a thorough cleansing. This new one from Follain checks both boxes—I use it morning and night. The foamy wash quickly sweeps away any makeup, sunblock, and daily grime and gently clears out my pores with willow bark extract. Afterward my skin feels plump and moisturized—and so soft. Plus, since I’ve started using it, breakouts have been a nonissue.”

Follain Hydrating Cleanser
Follain Hydrating
goop, $22
Brianna Peters


associate beauty editor

“I reach into my makeup bag for this new golden-peachy-pink highlighter every time I have a camera-on meeting. It gives my skin the best glint-of-shimmer glow—a single swipe warms and brightens my face, and it makes my cheekbones pop. It feels hydrating and silky going on, and the new gold-capped tube is just gorgeous.”

Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick in Nectar
Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight
Stick in Nectar
goop, $48

“As someone with incredibly sensitive skin, I’ve found that a consistent routine and gentle exfoliation is everything. After a few weeks of smoothing this serum on right before bed every night, my skin is softer, smoother, and plumper, and my pores are all but invisible.”

KORA Organics Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum
KORA Organics Noni Night AHA
Resurfacing Serum
goop, $72

“I’m predisposed to dark undereye circles, so my makeup routine starts with concealer. This new super creamy one covers so seamlessly that no one can tell I’m wearing it—they just think I don’t have circles! You need only the tiniest dot—put it directly and only on the darkness, not the skin around it—and pat with your finger to blend it out. It’s made with skin-care ingredients like caffeine and hyaluronic acid, so it leaves me looking refreshed and wide-awake.”

Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer and Daytime Eye Cream
Kosas Revealer Super
Creamy +
Concealer and
Daytime Eye Cream
goop, $28