By Lindsay Hahn
With warm spring weather right around the corner, fashion thoughts turn to skimpy tops, sexy sundresses, and sun-worthy swimsuits. So, it’s time to slim down. Out with the bulk and in with the minis! No, not a detox diet slim-down. Makeup minis! We love teeny-tiny beauty products that pack a super-size style punch! Need to be red-carpet ready or simply pack for a weekend getaway? You don’t always need a satchel handbag or a makeup case for travel. Here are 9 makeup products to travel light from day to night.
Makeup Minis for Nails: Nail Polish & Emery Boards
On the go? No time for a manicure? Mini nail polishes are perfect for travel or a quick chip fix. From a soft sweet pink to an edgy urban purple, the Sephora by OPI Urban Ballerina Mini Collection offers 4 must-have nail polish shades for $18. The hot color trend for spring? It’s all about Black Swan chic—think purples and grays. If you dream of a complete manicure experience on the go, smooth away your rough edges with Anne Taintor Born To Be Wild Emery Boards for $7.49. These matchbooks contain 12 colorful emery boards. Their witty phrases and vintage ’50s motif will add some flair and fun to your nail routine.
Makeup Minis for Lips: Lip Gloss
When stocking your makeup bag, don’t let lip gloss size panic limit your lip color options. No space is too limited for lip gloss. Pucker up in style! Trish McEvoy’s Emergency Card means never needing to pick favorites! For $32, you get 8 flattering glosses—a color for every makeup look—in a sleek, slim case. And 100% of the proceeds go to the Girl Scouts of America—gotta love a beauty product that gives back! And there’s no need for lips to go bare when you carry Cargo’s Daily Glosses, $12 for a 30-day supply. Each gloss is packaged individually, so just tear off a lip gloss tab and toss it in your purse.
Makeup Minis for Eyes: Masacara, Eye Shadow & Eyeliner
Don’t let size fool you! Dior’s Best in Show Mini Mascara Duo Set gives you 2 of the best mascaras in the beauty products biz. Use Dior’s original mascara to create those lush, catwalk-ready lashes. All eyes will be on you wearing the other mascara mini, DiorShow Black Out mascara. It adds a little oomph and a lot of drama to your lashes. Wear each masacara alone or layer them for that ultra-glam, show-stopping look. Two minis for $18. It doesn’t get better than that.
A bold eyeshadow always adds wow-power! The Bobbi Brown Mini Bobbi Brights Palette packs 20 fun eyeshadow colors compatible with any complexion. Back away from the neutrals and try out these fresh pastels and rich pigments for $70. Step into the limelight and play up your eyes! This eyeshadow palette is a makeup mini must-have!
Are you looking for your Romeo, Don Juan, or Casanova? While you wait, you’ll fall head over heels for The Balm’s Pick-Up Liners. Each makeup-mini set has 3 mini eyeliner pencils. But this is not your schoolgirl pencil set! For $19, the tiny makeup case even includes a sharpener.
Makeup Minis Tool Set: Makeup Remover & Tweezers
The weather can be your makeup’s worst enemy, but don’t let the heat or rain ruin your picture-perfect eyes. If your mascara or eyeliner starts to run, grab bareMinerals On-The-Spot Makeup Remover. With a skin conditioning solution, these individual cotton swabs are perfect for quick fixes. For $5 a package, they are also the ideal eraser for those post-shower mascara raccoon eyes.
Let there be no more stray hairs . . . it’s time to tweeze—mini style! Tweezerman Hot for Dots Mini Slant Tweezers are the perfect portable size for grooming on the go. Whether you are at home, traveling, or just running errands, tweezers are always an essential tool. The original Tweezerman tweezers are a PageDaily beauty gadgets and tools award winner, and the mini version doesn’t disappoint. For $15, you get the same amazing precision with a playful, sassy dot pattern.
Makeup Mini Bonus: Purse Perfect
We just had to make a “mini” makeup exception when we saw a mini purse! Picture this: you are almost ready for a night out on the town but your bulky wallet won’t fit into your ultrafabulous clutch. Don’t stuff your credit cards into a pocket! Just rock the Callet—a silicone cell phone case with built-in pockets to hold your cash and cards. Made for the Blackberry or iPhone, the Callet is all about taking up minimal space. For $14.99, you carry a lot in a little!
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By Daniela Apeloig & Lindsay Leff
Love makeup but leave it lying all over? We know all about it. We buy every new shade of eyeshadow from our favorite makeup counters, scour the drugstore for the miraculous new mascara. From the bottom of your handbag to the shelves inside your medicine cabinet to nightstands, under sinks, and more, your makeup runneth over!
The first step in conquering your beauty build-up is the makeup bag makeover. Keep your must-haves, organize your can’t-throw-aways, and store your extras. To keep your makeup in check, keep them in the best makeup bags and organizers. There is a cosmetic bag or case for your every need. From the perfect purse case to a display case, we’ve got your makeup storage bases covered.
For the World Traveler: A Clear Cosmetic Bag for Easy Flying
You can ditch the Ziploc bag when flying—surprise the TSA agent with this Lug Clearview Train Case, $26. This water-repellent case comes in different colors, including purple, orange, pink, green, navy blue, teal, and more. The clear cosmetic bag includes a removable zippered envelope for smaller makeup products.
For the Up for Anything: Cute Multipurpose Makeup Bags Set
This Nick & Nora East West Set, $26, is fun and practical. It comes in cute and colorful patterns like birdcages, lipsticks, owls, flowers, leopard, and fruit. The set contains 2 top-zippered bags—1 large and 1 medium bag with a separate mirror. The makeup bags are made of printed cotton poly, which is protected by clear PVC. They’re easy to clean in case something spills. Use promo code # TL2011SP and you’ll get a 20% discount at tommyandlulu.com
Makeup Storage for the Girl on the Go
Perfect for the style child on the go, this Felix Rey Emma Cosmetic Pouch, $49.99, carries your everyday makeup essentials in style. Made out of PVC with hot pink nylon lining and a side patch pocket, this cosmetics bag with its large sateen bow and pyramid studding can also double as your evening clutch.
A Practical Makeup Bag for the Space-Saver in You
Want more practical, less fashion statement? If you like multipurpose makeup to save space and time, then the Trina Raquel Mini Square Organizer, $24, is the perfect bag for you. The compact makeup bag has a zipper closure and luxurious lining.
For Ms. Fix-It Cosmetic Organizers with Room for Makeup Tools
This multi-tasking Gidget Compact Brush Case by Stephanie Johnson, $52, is perfect for keeping your beauty tools and gadgets in tip-top shape. With 4 brush pockets, a detachable zipper pouch, and a clear zip pocket, not only will this case protect your brushes from dirt and regular wear-and-tear, but you can also store your must-haves beauty products for easy access. Not to mention it comes in an array of bright colors and fun patterns. Our favorite is Bollywood Pink.
For the Minimalist: Simple Fabric Cosmetic Bags
This Apple & Bee Pencil Case, $29.95 (pencil size), will hold your makeup essentials wherever you go. Made from organic printed cotton with a lush hemp lining and a zipper closure, this compact case is strictly “essentials only”!
Makeup Storage for the Must-Take-It-With-Her
Stylish and practical? Fashion scout’s honor! The Mini Kittour Daily Mini Organizer, $50, is perfect for travel. With a brown exterior and a purple, waterproof lining, this travel case holds 2 TSA-approved mini bottles, 2 small jars, a 3-piece brush set with an attached mirror for quick touch-ups. With this mini organizer, you won’t want to wait for that next vacation.
For the At-Home Makeup Artist: Lacey Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer
You’ll feel like a makeup artist once you organize your makeup in this Caboodles Black Lace Cosmetic Case, $20.79. Use individual compartments to sort lip liners, lipsticks, eye liners, and mascara, while larger compartments can hold compacts, foundation, eyeshadows, brushes, and even perfume and nail polish. The lace on the outside of the case gives a feminine and chic look.
A Dozen Places to Hold Makeup for Little Ms. Tidy
This Clear Cosmetic Organizer from Target, $29.99, is perfect for your bathroom cabinet. You can leave your brushes, sponges, and daily makeup essentials among its 12 compartments, including some for cotton balls and Q-tips. Save time getting ready every morning with your beauty products all in a row.
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By Daniela Apeloig & Lindsay Leff
Have you ever walked into a drugstore to buy shampoo and only shampoo? Suddenly, you find your hands full of new lipstick shades, a mascara you just read about, colored eyeliner, even bronzer (summer is only a few months away!). Days later, you look over your new purchases and realize you will never wear that electric blue eyeliner or too-bold lipstick. We’ve been victims of the beauty aisle vortex, too. Instead of falling under the influence of makeup, makeup, and more makeup, just buy the best. The PageDaily Awards for the Best Drugstore Makeup—from the winning lipstick to the perfect skin-matching foundation—mean no more drugstore makeup mistakes. Bring a copy of these beauty awards and get ready to hit the drugstore!
And the PageDaily Awards for Best Drugstore Makeup Go To . . .
Best Drugstore Lipstick: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge
Clear away your lipsticks, glosses, and stains because we found the ultimate in lipcolor—1 lipstick that covers all of your lipcolor needs. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge conditions lips with vitamin E and ceramide 5, while supplying long-lasting color for up to 10 hours. (The lipstick goes for a suggested retail price of $9.95. All prices shown here are suggested.) With 30 different shades, ranging from vibrant reds, ladylike pinks, and bold plums, there is a color for everyone.
Best Drugstore Foundation: Maybelline New York Fit Me! Foundation
The Maybelline New York Fit Me! Foundation, $7.99, replicates the exact shade of your skin, giving you natural and breathable coverage. Like a miracle camouflage, no one will be able to tell you’re wearing foundation. Fit Me! is available in 18 shades that match even subtle variations in skin tone. An added bonus—its sun-safety rating is SPF 18, which is a must-have in your everyday foundation.
Best Drugstore Mascara: Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara, $9.99, is a 2-in-1 mascara and lash-lengthening treatment. The formula promotes fast-growing lashes, promising a fuller, stronger, lusher lashline in just 30 days. Ingredients darken lashes while conditioning and protecting them from further fall-out and breakage. The mascara is available in 2 shades, Extreme Black and Black.
Best Drugstore Bronzer: Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed Bronzer
A healthy-looking tan and natural glow is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the help of the Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed Powder, $14.95. The bronzer comes in 3 shades from light to dark so you can get your desired level of color. Formulated with vitamins, moisturizers, and antioxidants, this bronzer gives skin foolproof color for the perfect looking tan.
Best Drugstore Blush: Covergirl and Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush
Formulated with Olay Regenerist serum, this Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush, $10.99, is creamy and lightweight. It not only gives cheeks a pop of color but also strengthens your skin’s moisture barrier and protects against free radicals. This power-packed blush comes in 4 skin-flattering shades for a defining, even look.
Best Drugstore Eyeliner: Milani Liquif’Eye Liquid-Like Eyeliner & Eye Liner Pencil
We can’t get enough of Milani’s eyeliners! If you feel adventurous and want to test the waters with spring’s color makeup trend, try Liquif’Eye Liquid-Like Eyeliner, $6.99. In blue, purple, and green, the smooth formula glides on, leaving a shimmering finish. If you prefer classics like black and brown, Milani Eye Liner Pencil, $3.99, in true black and dark brown is the winner. These eyeliner pencils go on extra-smooth to give eyes that wow factor.
Best Drugstore Eyeshadow: Revlon Colorstay 12 Hour Eyeshadow Quad & Revlon Luxurious Color Satin, Perle, & Matte Eyeshadows
Revlon won over our hearts and our eyelids with its shadows. We chose not 1 but 2 different styles and formulas to match your makeup personality. The quad, $6.99, is perfect for the girl who likes to use them all or isn’t sure which shades to wear together. The 12 hour shades won’t crease, smudge, or fade and glide on easily for long-wearing color.
If you like to match your own shades, or always wind up with 1 color used up and the other 3 never touched, the singles are for you. In satin (a smooth, shimmering finish), perle (a sparkling, crystallized finish), or matte (a creamy, rich finish), these shadows, $4.99 each, are rich in pigment and blend well for even color.
Best Drugstore Concealer: Almay Smart Shade Concealer
Finding the perfect shade of concealer is like finding a needle in a haystack. Well, we found that needle with Almay Smart Shade Concealer, $8.99. Made with shade-sensing technology, this concealer transforms itself to match your skin tone, concealing dark circles and blemishes. The lightweight formula comes in 3 shades to match all skin colors.
Best Drugstore Makeup Remover: Andrea Eye Q’s Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads
After you spent the day looking and feeling great, don’t wake up the next morning looking not so great. No going to bed with a face full of makeup. Treat your skin well while keeping it healthy with the Andrea Eye Q’s Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads, $5.29. The pads quickly and effectively remove all types of eye makeup and dirt while conditioning the most sensitive area on our faces. Each jar contains 65 pads.
Best Drugstore Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips
Are you a girl on the go with no time for your nails to dry? Us too! To the rescue—Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips, $9.99. These peel-and-apply nail strips come in hot neons, shiny metallics and glitter, and fun patterns like lace and leopard. Kit includes 16 nail polish strips, a cuticle stick, and mini file/buffer.
Arm yourself with this list, or better yet memorize the PageDaily Awards. The next time you are in line at the drugstore and feel the need for a little something pretty, you’ll know the drugstore makeup brands that won’t create buyers’ regret!
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By Lindsay Leff
I Want Red Lips
As a beauty editor (read I get paid to shop for makeup!), I have gathered my fair share of professional makeup tips.
How to Wear Red Lipstick with Your Skin Tone
I learned long ago the first rule for wearing red lipstick: match your skin tone to the undertone of the lipstick. How that translates:
• fair skin tones need a blue-based red lipstick
• olive-toned skin needs an orange-based red lipstick shade
• darker skin tones need deep burgundy-red lipsticks
Finding the Right Shade of Red Lipstick
So, finding the perfect shade of red lipstick should be as quick as blowing a kiss, right? More like finding a needle in a haystack . . . of lipsticks, of course. For a long time, I was at a red-lipstick standstill. I promise, I’ve tried them all and not one shade clicked, giving me that “ah, that’s it!” moment. Can you feel me pouting?
Illamasqua-Brand Beauty Products: Stage Makeup Meets Mainstream
Recently, I attended one of the most exciting work events I’ve ever experienced—the Illamasqua Makeup Master Class. Illamasqua, whose tagline is “Makeup for your alter ego,” is known for its almost-outrageous, richly pigmented colors—think stage makeup meets mainstream. This event was a showcase for the London-based beauty brand’s creative director and makeup artist, Alex Box. With her eccentric-genius approach to beauty, Alex’s idea of “everyday makeup” includes blue eyebrows and shadow, purple cheeks, and red lips. The look she created on the model was wild and spectacular, her face and neck stenciled with a piece of paper Alex cut on the fly.
Loved Illamasqua, but Will This Shade of Red Lipstick Be the One?
The morning after the event, I was feeling quite adventurous, so I looked into the bag of samples I had been given and smeared on red lipstick in Alex’s namesake shade—Box. A quick check for lipstick on my teeth and I was out the door and off to work.
The Perfect Red Lipstick Shade for Every Skin Type!
I wasn’t in the office long enough to get my coat off, when my editor-in-chief, perpetually on her own search for the perfect lipstick in red demanded to know what I was wearing and if she could try it. She did—and loved it! Everyone else at the office tried it too: blonds, brunettes, fair skin, olive skin. That’s when I realized that I had finally found the holy grail of beauty products—not just the perfect shade of red lipstick for me, but the perfect shade of red lipstick that looks great on everyone.
Buy Illamasqua Lipstick in Box, $22, at sephora.com
Makeup Tips & Tricks: The Right Way to Apply the Right Red Lipstick
When it comes to rich lip colors, particularly red lipstick, you shouldn’t just apply on the go. For the proper technique, we’ve got some beauty and style tips to keep that pucker perky.
Step 1 Apply lipstick with a lip brush, not straight from the stick
Step 2 Smear the lipstick carefully with your finger along lips to lock in color
Step 3 Dust translucent powder on and around lips to seal color so it won’t bleed
Step 4 Purse your lips around your index finger, then pull it out quickly to remove excess color and keep lipstick off those pearly whites
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By Lindsay Leff
Wouldn’t you love to have 5 fewer things to put in your purse, 10 more minutes of sleep in the morning, $20 or more of “found” money to save—or spend? Get your hands on our favorite multipurpose makeup picks! Save time, ditch the bulk in your already overcrowded it-bag, and save money with top double-duty beauty products like eyeliners that help to grow lashes, skin-perfecting primers, and double-sided makeup staples. Start the year off right and save space, time, and money. Why buy 2 or 3 beauty products when 1 hardworking cosmetic will do? Make your makeup work overtime. You don’t need a million products to look like a million bucks!
1. Scented Lotion Candle Meets Moisturizer
Infused with teas from Hollywood hot spot, the h.wood Tea Room, the wax in these candles melts into body lotion. Available in delicious-smelling scents like Coconut Chai and Green Apple, these candles not only brighten your mood but also supply your skin with loads of beauty benefits. The wax is formulated with shea butter, coconut oil, essential oils, and natural fragrances, and the blend of tea and natural soy intensify the hydrating effect of the lotion that comes from the melted candle.
Buy h.wood.beauty Melt T Glow Lotion Candle, $44, at hwoodbeauty.com
2. Grow Longer Lashes Through Eyeliner
The eyes have it with Line N Grow Lash Lengthening Tinted Eyeliner, which strengthens and conditions lashes to rival the look of falsies. Natural ingredients like aloe leaf, Japanese green tea, and rosemary extracts stimulate lash production, resulting in fuller, longer lashes. Perfecting the celeb-favorite cateye look has never been easier with the long-tipped applicator brush and and smooth-gliding liner.
Buy Line N Grow Lash Lengthening Tinted Eyeliner, $39.95, at beauty.com
3. Two Beauty Product Fix-Ups Are a Perfect Cosmetic Match
The ultimate makeup must-have for every girl-on-the-go, On the Double Pens make multitasking as easy as 1 + 1. The duos come in 2 different combos: black liquid liner and coral cream blush, or black mascara and concealer/highlighter. These beauty essentials are practical to carry in your everyday makeup bag and slim enough to toss in your clutch for evening. Double-duty beauty products that go day to night? Now, you can reach makeup perfection, anytime, anyplace.
Buy NP Set On the Double Pens, $13, at target.com
4. One-Stop Beauty Product for Flawless Skin
Perfect, flawless skin in one stroke? You bet. Physicians Formula’s 3-in-1 is a skin corrector, primer, and sun protector. Available in 3 skin-correcting shades, this multitasking mineral powder with a sun safety rating of SPF 15 fixes imperfections, smoothes the skin’s texture, and fills in fine lines. Wear it alone, or under makeup for longer-lasting color.
Buy Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Correcting Primer SPF 15, $10.95, at physiciansformula.com (available March 1)
5. Kiss This Double-Duty Lipstick Hello
Scrounging around that bottomless pit otherwise known as your purse to grab lipstick for a quick touch-up is never easy! Add in the attempt to find the matching lip liner, and you’ve got mission impossible! Smashbox’s Doubletake Lip Color spares you that stressful double search, combining a longwearing, vitamin-rich lipliner on one side with satin-finish lip color on the other. Apply precise liner color, perfect for a day in the office and turn up the heat by smudging in the deeper, vibrant lip color for a date night out.
Buy Smashbox Doubletake Lip Color, $22, at smashbox.com
6. Cosmetic Magic: Battle Blemishes & Make Them Disappear
Try a little makeup magic with Murad’s Acne Treatment Concealer, which covers up and reduces pimples and other pesky skin imperfections. Formulated with acne-fighting salicylic acid, antioxidants like green tea extract, and vitamin A, this 2-in-1 concealer will become your skin’s best friend. Not only can you kiss your skin imperfections goodbye instantly, but using the treatment daily will help prevent further blemishes from rearing their ugly heads.
Buy Murad Acne Treatment Concealer (here in Light), $21, at murad.com
7. Get 2 Coats for the Price of 1
Get a salon-style manicure at home with the help of Np2 Nail Perfection 2-in-1 polish duos. A bottle of chip-resistant base coat and express top coat stacks on top of a bottle of chemical-free polish color, ranging from classic pearl pink, Addition, to a funky peacock green, Cosmic Ray.
Buy Np2 Nail Perfection, $22.50, at np2beauty.com
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By Lindsay Leff
With tons of lotions, potions, and more flooding the shelves of your favorite beauty product retailer, how do you choose the bath and body products that make it into your beauty artillery? What beauty products will cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize best? Fret no more. Our latest installment of the PageDaily Awards has you covered in all categories, from body butters and scrubs to shower gels and shaving creams. We’ve tested them all—hard-to-find luxury lines, natural and organic beauty products, discount beauty products, drugstore brands, and everything in between. And we’ve weeded out the so-so and not-even-close to give you the best of the best. With our PageDaily Award winners, your bath and body will thank you this winter.
Best Body Lotion: Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion
• Nongreasy formula infused with essential lipids and vitamins B5 and E
• Clinically proven to moisturize and soothe extra dry, damaged skin in 1 week
• Use daily for best results
• Ideal for extra-dry, sensitive skin
Buy Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion, $10.49, at drugstore.com
Best Body Butter: Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter
• Shea butter and squalane (a moisturizing oil) heal dry skin, delivering hydration for up to 24 hours
• Enriched with jojoba oil and beta carotene to protect and soften skin
• Ideal as an everyday body butter, applied directly after showering
• Perfect for all skin types
Buy Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter, $35, at kiehls.com
Best Hand Lotion: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment
• Fast-absorbing cream formula moisturizes for up to 8 hours
• Soothing emollients smooth and soften rough, dry skin and cuticles
• Reverses damage from winter weather
Buy Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment, $16, at drugstore.com
Best Hand Soap: Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap
• Lightweight foam washes away dirt, while leaving hands soft and lightly scented
• Formula includes moisturizing honey, coconut milk, and fruit extracts
• Also available in 33 other scents, including a holiday collection
Buy Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap (here in Nectarine Mint), $3, at bathandbodyworks.com
Best Foot Lotion: L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream
• Ingredients include lavender essential oil to purify skin, arnica extract to reduce irritation, and mint to cool feet
• Shea butter increases skin’s softness and comfort
• Best used daily after showering
Buy L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream, $26 (5.2 oz.), at loccitane.com
Best Shower Gel: Philosophy Be Somebody Water Lily Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel
• 3-in-1 shampoo and bath and shower gel gently cleanses skin and hair
• Made of natural extracts and antioxidants to soothe and calm skin
• Scented with citrus and water lily
• Shower gels are light cleansers great for fragrance, as compared to body washes, which cleanse, smell good, and provide additional benefits from moisturizing to anti-aging
Buy Philosophy Be Somebody Water Lily Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel, $16, at philosophy.com
Best Body Wash: Aveeno Positively Nourishing Antioxidant Body Wash
• Available in Blackerry + Vanilla and White Peach + Ginger
• Rich, cleansing formula is fortified with antioxidants to repair cell damage and protect skin from free radicals
• Available starting in February
• Body washes cleanse, smell good, and provide additional benefits from moisturizing to anti-aging, as compared to shower gels, which are light cleansers great for fragrance
Buy Aveeno Positively Nourishing Antioxidant Body Wash, $6.99, at aveeno.com
Best Body Scrub: Fresh Sugar Acai Body Scrub
• Combines sugar crystals to scrub away dead skin cells, hydrating sugar fruit acids to promote new cell growth, and cupuacu seed butter to leave skin silky-smooth
• Gentle enough to use daily
• Scrubs smell great, remove dead skin cells, then pile on the added benefits, as compared to exfoliators, which are all about the scent and the dead skin cell removal
Buy Fresh Sugar Acai Body Scrub, $48, at fresh.com
Best Exfoliator: Carol’s Daughter Sweet Honey Dip Chocolate Brown Sugah Scrub
• Cleans pores, washes away dead skin cells, and leaves skin balanced and hydrated
• Contains proteins, vitamin E, antioxidants, and olive oil to soften skin
• Primrose oil improves skin’s cell rejuvenation and elasticity
• Exfoliators are all about the scent and the dead skin cell removal, as compared to scrubs, which smell great, remove dead skin cells, then pile on the added benefits
Buy Carol’s Daughter Sweet Honey Dip Chocolate Brown Sugah Scrub, $34, at sephora.com
Best Bath & Shower Tools: Earth Therapeutics Bamboo Bath Collection
• Made from eco-friendly, naturally anti-bacterial bamboo fibers
• Collection includes bath & body sponge, bath mitt, complexion mitt, complexion towel, and bath pillow
• Helps unclog pores and stimulate circulation to revitalize the skin on face and body
• Ideal for sensitive skin
Buy Earth Therapeutics Bamboo Bath Collection, $4.99–$14.99, at earththerapeutics.com
Best Body Bar: Sabon Loofah Soap
• Glycerine-based soap poured into a natural loofah
• 2-in-1 skin cleanser and exfoliator
• Also available in Amber, Lemon, and Lavender
Buy Sabon Loofah Soap (here in Lychee), $7, at sabonnyc.com
Best Shaving Cream: Eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream
• Nonfoaming cream formula includes aloe, oat, shea butter, and antioxidant vitamins E and C
• Improves skin’s moisture level and prevents razor bumps
• Available in Pomegranate Raspberry, Vanilla Bliss, Lavender Jasmine, and Sensitive
Buy Eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream, $3.49, at evolutionofsmooth.com
Best Razor: Bic Soleil Twilight Triple Blade Disposable Shavers for Women
• Perfect for sensitive skin
• 3 blades give a close, smooth shave
• Lubricating strip contains lanolin and vitamin E
• Lavender-scented handle with nonslip grip
Buy Bic Soleil Twilight Triple Blade Disposable Shavers for Women, $5.99, at walgreens.com
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By Stacey Mayesh
I recently went to a cocktail party and trunk show at the beautiful Tribeca home of a fabulously chic and beautiful Danish makeup artist. Tata Harper, a Colombian-born skincare entrepreneur, was there to show off her amazing organic skincare products and to give mini-facials.
Now, I have to start by saying that I am JADED! Having spent 15 years as a fashion editor at a magazine, with every beauty product known to mankind landing on my desk at some point or another, it is very difficult to get me excited. I am cynical when it comes to beauty-product claims that they will change your skin—most of it is just clever marketing.
I LOVE This Line of Organic Skincare
Well, let me just say that I was blown away by Tata’s beauty products. Frustrated that all she could find in the marketplace was synthetic, “cancer juice” products, or natural ones that didn’t produce results, Tata set out on a 5-year quest to create the most exquisite, 100% natural, results-driven organic product line available.
All of the products are made, packaged, and shipped directly from her organic farm in Vermont—many of the potent ingredients are grown there as well. Every beauty product is free of synthetics and is completely nontoxic.
I must admit that I’m a sucker for yummy-smelling products and clean, chic, simple eco-friendly packaging. I don’t like “perfumey” smells because I find them too artificial, and I’m very picky about the smells I like. Tata’s organic products smell so divine I just cannot get enough of them! After applying them to my face with my fingers, I find myself smelling my hands all day!
This Skincare Line Is Natural & Eco-friendly
I love that Tata also practices what she preaches. She uses glass when possible, instead of plastic. She uses treeless labels. She buys her farm’s electricity from sustainable sources. Too many beauty companies market their products as “natural,” but they are filled with parabens and chemical-laden ingredients I can’t pronounce. To add insult to injury, most packaging is made cheaply in China, using too much fuel to ship from the other side of the earth, and then ultimately ending up in a landfill because it’s not recyclable!
Organic Facial Products with Great Results
I’ve been using Tata Harper organic skincare products for a few weeks now, and I truly love them. My skin looks radiant, and I feel good about the business I am helping to support. I try to live my life in a socially conscious way, and I have to factor what I put on my face every day into the overall equation.
Buy Tata Harper Skincare Products, $45-$150, at tataharper.com
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Stacey Mayesh, Fashion Contributing Editor
I am a NYC-based fashion stylist who has worked with top tier magazines (Marie Claire, InStyle, Elle, Lucky), and celebs (Selma Blair, Jessica Alba, Susan Sarandon, Sean Combs) for 15 years. I was recently featured in Vogue and on NBC Weekend Today. I now work with private clients bringing a fresh . . . Read more of her fashion secrets
By Stacey Mayesh
Huge Lips Skinny Hips—a plumping lip gloss—was the first product launched by cult beauty brand Purple Lab. Now, with a half dozen double-duty beauty products in its arsenal and a deal to sell online through Urban Outfitters starting November 11, the brand is set to go from under-the-radar darling to mainstream fave.
Started by Karen Robinovitz, a former fashion journalist and all-around style guru, Purple Lab showcases multitasking products and sly humor. The Huge Lips Skinny Hips gloss includes a lip plumper and hoodia, an appetite suppressant. So as your lips get bigger, your hips get skinnier . . . sounds like win-win to me!
The lip gloss colors are fabulous and the names are as clever as Karen, who is hands-down the most creative woman I have EVER met! Think Kitty Pole Dancer (because Karen really wishes she was an exotic dancer), Worship Kate (because she WORSHIPS anything and everything Kate Moss), Red Sole (an ode to her god, Christian Louboutin), and No Panty Lines (a perfectly clear gloss).
Other Purple Lab makeup products include such genius combos as Cheek Implants, a cream blush with collagen for those supermodel cheeks; Luxury Squared, a concealer and highlighter in one; and the 2 latest—Silk Sheets, a lightening, brightening, firming, and moisturizing powerhouse that goes on bare skin, like silk sheets; and Pearlesque Show Silicone-Free Primer, a canvas for flawless foundation.
I’m OBSESSED with this stuff . . .
Buy Huge Lips Skinny Hips, $25, at purplelabnyc.com
Buy Cheek Implants, $26, at purplelabnyc.com
Buy Luxury Squared, $26.50, at purplelabnyc.com
Buy Silk Sheets, $34.50, at purplelabnyc.com
Buy Pearlesque Show Silicone-Free Primer, $30, at purplelabnyc.com
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Stacey Mayesh, Fashion Contributing Editor
I am a NYC-based fashion stylist who has worked with top-tier magazines (Marie Claire, InStyle, Elle, Lucky), and celebs (Selma Blair, Jessica Alba, Susan Sarandon, Sean Combs) for 15 years. I was recently featured in Vogue and on NBC Weekend Today. I now work with private clients bringing a fresh . . . Read more of Stacey’s fashion secrets
By Lindsay Leff
We all have our favorite foundations, eyeliners, lip glosses, and more that we love year after year. Keep your classics, but wake up your makeup with our favorite new products for fall’s beauty trends.
BUY MAYBELLINE VOLUM’ EXPRESS THE FALSIES MASCARA, $6.99; BUY ESSIE NAIL POLISH IN SEW PSYCHED, $2; BUY GIORGIO ARMANI LASTING SILK UV COMPACT FOUNDATION, $59; BUY M.A.C PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME IN FAITHFULLY YOURS, $16; BUY BOBBI BROWN CRYSTAL EYE PALETTE, $45; BUY ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR STAY-IN-PLACE EYE PENCIL IN MIDNIGHT BLUE, $19; BUY LA PRAIRIE CELLULAR TREATMENT POWDER BLUSH IN PLUM, $55; BUY COVERGIRL SHINEBLAST LIPGLOSS IN FIRE, $7.44
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