Must-have makeup products for 2012
Out with the old, in with the new! Give your cosmetics case a much needed makeover, and kick the New Year off right with these must-have makeup products for the cheeks, eyes, lips and body.
COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush
Go ahead girl, get your glow on! Featuring Olay Regenerist Serum and SPF 22, COVERGIRL's Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush glides on smoothly to cheer up cheeks and improve skin texture, while providing a natural, healthy-looking glow. Available in four irresistibly chic shades, pick your color and start blushing now.
EnvyDerm Lash Growth and Conditioning Mascara
Always dreamed of having long, luscious lashes without all the hassle? Well, now you can! EnvyDerm's one of a kind, clump free Lash Growth and Conditioning Mascara ($36) instantly enhances lash volume, promotes thickness and growth and even repairs eyelash damage over time. Plus, it's infused with Moroccan Argan Oil and other vitamins, minerals and amino acids to keep your peepers' protectors looking and feeling strong and healthy.
Scott Barnes Body Bling
There's nothing like a little bling-bling to ring in the New Year, and with the reintroduction of celebrity makeup artist Scott Barnes' best-selling beauty product, Body Bling ($42), you can do just that! A radiant, tinted moisturizer that gives you that "lit from within" look, use Body Bling to help even out skin tone or fake a tropical vacation bronze. Pick it up in Original (great for brunettes and darker complexions), or go all out with Platinum (perfect for blondes).
Skindinavia Moisture Lock Makeup Finish
Extend the wear of your makeup for up to 16 hours with Skindinavia's Moisture Lock Makeup Finish ($29), ideal for the girl on the go, day or night. This ultrafine setting spray goes on light and dewy, giving skin a gorgeous, glamour gal glow and holding makeup perfectly in place. That means no creases, cracks or not-so-cute caking!
Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation
Ground-breaking, innovative and ridiculously awesome, Josie Maran's Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation ($42) goes on white before instantaneously changing colors (yes, like a chameleon) to match your skin tone. How? With chameleon pigments, but of course. Choose from one of three shades — Fair/Light, Light/Medium or Medium/Dark — to meet your match. This stuff delivers amazing hydrating, anti-aging and balancing benefits as well!
Lorac Breakthrough Performance Lipstick SPF 15
A lipstick that finally has it all? Um, yes please! Lorac's Breakthrough Performance Lipstick SPF 15 ($22) is unlike any other lip product to ever grace your pout. This paraben free, long-lasting formula helps neutralize and fight the signs of aging, stimulates collagen production, protects against harmful UV rays and nourishes and moisturizes lips. Not to mention, it looks absolutely fabulous and comes in a multitude of shades.
Savvy New Year beauty shopping tip
"Shop for beauty and skin care products like you shop for food," says healthy skin care expert and CEO of Skin Authority, Celeste Hilling. "Look at the label and determine the cost per ounce. When you see a product that is $20 for .2 of an ounce, multiply that and realize that it's actually $100 for one ounce, which is not a great deal." Get more bang for your buck when you buy larger quantities or shop at a spa/salon.