I don’t know about you but my skin is already lacking in luster and I’m not happy about it when it comes to the dark days of winter. That’s where Laura Mercier and her latest palette comes to my rescue. The Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palatte creates a radiant look in a variety of ways. Want to know more?
The whole palette includes a bronzer in a larger size, two shades of glowing blush and two highlighters for the face. That’s not all. Tucked inside the case are four cards with how-to charts to assist you in creating that healthy glowing look we all crave. Even better is that 100% of the profits from the palette will go towards the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. Each year Mercier creates a product to benefit this fund and 2013 might be the best idea yet! Ultra-sheer and highly blendable the palette is universal for everyone. The soft pinks and beiges look gorgeous on every skin tone. It gives each user a soft, sun-kissed face that doesn’t look all made up. Who doesn’t love that?
I admittedly flip through to the final pages of a magazine to check out my monthly horoscope (hey, why not?), though I don’t exactly seek the planets’ advice when it comes to making major life decisions. That said, astrology’s influence on the latest fashion and beauty trends is undeniable – from Charlotte Olympia’s whimsical smoking flats to Valentino’s Spring 2014 accessories, and beyond. Beauty brand Estee Lauder isn’t one to let a major trend pass it by, so just in time for the Holiday 2013 gifting season, they’ve unveiled a new limited edition version of their Zodiac Powder Compacts. Redone in matte gold with rhinestone detailing, these sleek, astrology-inspired compacts house the brand’s Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder and are refillable, so you’ll be sure to get plenty of use out of it! Each collectible compact will set you back $50 apiece, which is a small price to pay for something that makes mid-day touch-ups infinitely more glamorous.
- Alexandra Gambardella
No one wants to find that the fun photos they took during the holidays are just full of shine. Shine on the cheeks, chin and forehead. Sure, blotting papers will help but why not take some extra precautions this holiday season and feel confident before the flash from the camera even appears?
Manna Kadar Cosmetics has just the thing for all your shine-free needs and gorgeous Facebook-worthy photos. We are talking party-perfect each time. Manna Kadar sets you up with Camera Ready a fantastic little primer that knows how to multitask. It goes on smooth and fills in your skin providing long-lasting protection and wear right under your make-up. Pores are minimized and a silky, matte finish is all you see. Apply Sheer Glo, a mineral enhancer that can be worn alone or with your liquid foundation. Radiance is yours and dull winter skin is eliminated with each use. Play up your pout with Manna Kadar’s Lip Gloss in High Speed that offers up a dose of high shine in gorgeously on-trend oxblood red. Long-lasting and positively brilliant you will look stunning after each application.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist the post title. But It’s been almost two decades since the release of Mariah Carey’s first Christmas album, and few holiday albums since then have managed to evoke the same amount of seasonal cheer. You can’t deny it – Mariah definitely has the whole Christmas spirit thing under her Mrs. Claus belt, so it seems only fitting that she’d put her recent partnership with OPI to good use with another aptly-timed nail polish collection! The 18-shade Holiday 2013 collection is heavy on the red shades (though that’s hardly surprising), with some frosty, snow-inspired tones and of course, plenty of glitter. Mariah’s first collaboration line of polishes featured the debut of OPI’s Liquid Sand shades – gritty yet shimmery, ultra-fine glitter formulas – and this time, Mariah is unveiling six more limited-edition Liquid Sands, just in time for stocking-stuffing season! Not glitzy enough for you? Don’t fret – the holiday capsule collection also includes a top coat made out of genuine 18k white gold leaf, which is bound to put you right in cocktail party mood!
- Alexandra Gambardella
You know what they say – all good things must come to an end – and this holiday season, MAC’s successful partnership with Rihanna officially comes to a close. But before saying goodbye for good, the makeup giant is releasing the final installment of its “RiRi Hearts MAC” collection. The rose gold-themed capsule line, which is being released oh-so-conveniently in time for the 2013 Holiday shopping season, features the return of the famed RiRi Woo lipstick. It also boasts two new lipstick shades, as well as felt-tipped liquid liners, gorgeously shimmery eyeshadow compacts, bronzing powder, a two-sided eyeshadow brush, and even a RiRi Woo nail lacquer. It’s hard not to fall in love (we dare you to resist!), but before you set yourself up for disappointment, don’t forget – like the other RiRi-approved installments before it, this Holiday collection is sure to sell out in record time! Look out for its debut this December!
- Alexandra Gambardella
As any avid trend-hunter knows, Fall is a very exciting time for both the fashion and beauty worlds. And while many of this season’s hottest makeup trends seem to be converting gloss enthusiasts everywhere to matte lipstick, Stila’s latest lip color offers up a warm welcome home to the most faithful of gloss girls. After all, aside from smooth, shine-free shades, vinyl is also having a major moment, and Stila is taking full advantage with their Stay All Day Vinyl Lip Gloss series. Released as part of their Fall 2013 collection, this 8-shade line of lip lacquers delivers high shine and maximum color pay-off without budging, feathering, or drying out lips. Thanks to nourishing ingredients like green coffee oil and seaweed extract, the formula glides on smoothly and stays put while moisturizing throughout the day. Even if you’re one of the many beauty mavens who are mad about matte this Fall, there’s still something to be said about a sexy, glossy pout that keeps its shine for hours!
- Alexandra Gambardella
Ladies, skip the Botox and pick up a box of Furlesse. Founded by a sleepless mother of three who could no longer ignore her growing forehead furrows, Furlesse is based on the old scotch tape idea. That’s right, scotch tape to banish wrinkles. Remember that old story? Well, it works, at least in the way that it produced the brilliant product – Elevens™.
Elevens™ is a transparent patch that is placed on wrinkles to prevent repetitive muscle contraction, which smoothes out the wrinkles over time. Skin stays full of moisture and doesn’t dry out, which causes more wrinkles. A success Furlesse was born featuring more patches for pesky wrinkle and fine line prone areas like around the eyes, lips and forehead. Crows™ (for crow’s feet), Rows™ (for horizontal forehead lines), Lip-Sticks™ (for lip and nasal labial lines) works the kinks out and gives a more youthful appearance. Pick up a box today. You won’t be sorry.
The first hint of cool, fall air and my lips get chapped. Temperatures fluctuating all over the place has me wearing a mix of both summer and fall transitional pieces and that includes my make-up. I’m loving Pacifica Enlightened Lip Gloss with its super smooth, non-sticky shine to get me through these tempermental temps.
With an almost supernatural shine the Enlightened Lip Gloss provides a nourishing hydration with a pop of sheer color that lasts. Made from a natural mineral, coconut and antioxidants it helps heal lips and keep them in good health no matter what time of year you use it. All Pacifica products are 100% vegan & cruelty free and made without the use of FD&C color, talc, carmine, petroleum, parabens or sorbital. Beach Kiss in a pearly, pale pink has just a hint of frost to it that looks just perfect this time of year. Nudist and Pink Coral look great on any skin tone and add instant shine to your lips.