Fall Product You Need to Know About
Are you ready to talk fall makeup yet? September issues and all that jazz? Now that my birthday has passed, I’m ready, so let’s start with some standouts …
First up, the LORAC 'PRO Matte' Lip Colors. These have a matte finish but in this case matte does not = drying. The formula contains some pretty good moisturizing ingredients like Acai Berry, pomegranate and vitamins C and E, among others. These are ingredients not usually seen in a matte lippie! 12 shades in all for $16 @ ulta.com. Shown here in Merlot and Magenta.
The main campaign picture for NARS’ Fall 2014 Color Collection called Night Caller is quite … hookery, as in, she looks like a woman of the evening, as they say. And with the name of the collection? Ok then, it works! And these colors really work for me.
They did me a big favor by including Satin Lip Pencils ($25) in this collection and the one shown here is in the cranberry shade called Mandore. I’m a big fan of these fat lip colors. The colors are always so wearable and the formula lasts on lips for hours.
Now to the new product they are rolling out in this collection …
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Night Series Eyeliner ($24). What looks like a regular black liner in the pencil form is yes, a black liner but these come with flecks of purple, or gold, or green and the one shown here, cobalt blue, goes by the name Night Flight. Available @ narscosmetics.com.
If off-beat or unusual colors are your thing, OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS, has some you need to see this fall. One is the Nail Lacquer in Technopagan ($10 @ nordstrom.com) from the Unknown Pleasure Collection is a blackened purple with metallic blue pearl and wow! Isn’t this color so hip and hot? I think even someone in their 40’s (me) can wear this one.
Under eye circles and tired eyes are never in season and the latest to rid them on my face is TARTE’s Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector ($24 @ sephora.com). Available in two universal shades, the formula contains those light-diffusing particles, usually found in foundations, caffeine and licorice extract (for brightening), sodium hyaluronate & squalane (for hydration) and mica & silica that helps to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
MAKE UP FOR EVER is just on the roll these days! First this major release and of course you couldn’t put out shadows without some liners to complement, right? What sets their Artist Liner ($19 @ makeupforever.com) apart from other liners? Two properties. They are made with a combo of oils and waxes that give them a totally smudgeproof and budgeproof finish and the other combo inside of polymers and pigments that give these their long-wear and color vibrancy. And these two traits are exactly what I look for in a good liner. When I was at the launch for the new products from the brand last week, one of the featured Makeup Artist, Ve Neill, went as far as to say that these were the best liners she’s ever used on the waterline. That’s a pretty bold statement from someone who’s probably used every kind of makeup out there.
Are any of these on your must-have list this season? Do tell in the comments!
Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.