Fashion week’s bevy of beautiful models had their natural beauty highlighted for Spring 2013. Eyes, lids, brows, and lips were the focus: soft, feature-enhancing makeup and bold, modern looks both reigned on the runways. From iconic images of the past to scenes in nature, makeup artists drew inspiration from a variety of muses and really mixed the old with the new. We can’t wait to try out these fresh trends next spring!
We love trying all the latest beauty products out there and sharing our finds with you. There are tons of new products for smooth hair, soft skin or long lashes. Which should you try? Read on for our faves.
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, $42
When Rachel Zoe claims to be a fan, you know its got to be “MAJOR!” This tinted moisturizer is perfect for summer as it provides light, skin illuminating coverage as well as sun protection. And coming from one of our favorite makeup brands, it’s no surprise the shades are gorgeous.
Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation, $42
Illamasqua is known for their highly-pigmeneted, dramatic makeup, but this foundation is natural and beautiful. It goes on so smooth and has staying power. Plus you can layer and blend for the right amount of coverage for you. It isn’t cakey at all and has a mild fragrance.
Simply Vera Vera Wang Cosmetics Transforming Shadow Duo, $19.50
Vera Wang’s line for Kohl’s has now expanded into cosmetics. The formulas and packaging are so luxe you won’t believe they aren’t from a high end department store. The eye shadow duos are the perfect size to keep in your purse and come in an array of shimmer-y and matte shades that go on smooth and don’t crease.
Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector Sunscreen for Body SPF 50, $23
Kiehl’s new sunscreen not only protects you from the sun but is also full of antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients such as goji berry, vitamin e and wheat. It’s perfect for sensitive skin, too!
Maybelline Volum’ Express The MegaPlush Mascara, $7.99
This new mascara’s gel mousse formula doesn’t flake and creates super long lashes that almost look fake. The unique flexor brush ensures lots of product gets on your lashes without clumping. Plus, you can’t go wrong with this drugstore price!
Nexxus Pro-Mend Split End Treatment Daily Shampoo, $9.50 and Split End Binding Daily Conditioner, $17
If you’re prone to split ends between cuts you’ve got to try Nexxus’ new shampoo and conditioner. Their pro-mend line is formulated to treat dry, damaged hair and bind split ends. The scent is addictive and keeps your hair smelling fresh between washes.
Eclos Anti-Aging Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream, $24.99
We recently discovered Eclos’ line of plant stem cell products that is amazingly moisturizing with great anti-aging properties. The moisturizer smells fantastic and isn’t greasy…it will leave your skin feeling super soft!
There’s a mascara out there for everyone whether you want to lengthen, thicken, volumize, or separate your lashes. Get amazing lashes with our tried-and-true picks below.
Chanel Inimitable Mascara, BUY NOW, $30
Chanel’s done it it again with their innovative, bendable brush for extra control. It lifts and curls lashes without creating clumps. An amazing mascara!
Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer, BUY NOW, $28
For super dramatic eyes that pop, use Hourglass’ Film Noir Lash Lacquer OVER your mascara. If you want to take your look from day to night without a fresh face of make-up, coat your lashes with Film Noir.
Make-up Forever Professional Smokey Lash, BUY NOW, $22
Make-up Forever’s Professional Smokey Lash gives you impossibly long lashes. Use it to define your eyes for a night out and rock the look of wearing false eyelashes.
Bare Escentuals Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara, BUY NOW, $22
This innovative brush expands and shrinks with a twist of the cap. Use the big brush setting for volume (it gets a lot of the product on your lashes) and the tiny brush to de-clump and define.
LashControl Volumizing Mascara, BUY NOW, $20
If too much product is not your thing, Lash Control lets you customize the amount of formula on the brush with a squeezable bottle. Perfect for the girl who prefers a more natural look.
Maybelline Great Lash Designer Limited Edition Collection, BUY NOW, $14.99
Maybelline’s iconic pink and green mascara got a designer update recently – Tracey Reese, Max Azria and Vivienne Tam recently designed their own versions of the make-up bag staple. It’s Melissa’s go-to for her lashes year in and year out.
L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes, BUY NOW, $8.95
L’Oreal mascaras give the cult classic DiorShow a run for its money. To capture a more natural, lengthening and separating look in dramatic black try Million Lashes in the blackest of all blacks: Carbon.
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