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InStyle’s Makeup Bag Must-Have’s!

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Guerlain Russian Doll Blush

A few pumps of this liquid formula elicit a glow so natural it’s hard to believe it came from a bottle.

$42; saksfifthavenue.com

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Estee Lauder Private Collection Jasmine White Moss Eau de Parfum Spray

Personally created by Aerin Lauder, this luscious, summery fragrance contains notes of jasmine and white moss.

$80; at esteelauder.com

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Avon Pro 3-in-1 Lip Wand

Celeb makeup artist Jillian Dempsey designed this clever wand that delivers a lip liner, creamy lipstick and shiny lip gloss in one convenient package.

$10, avon.com

 

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Chanel Luminous Cream Quadra Eye Shadow

A gloss for your eyelids, this luminous gel-cream formula adds shine and depth and can be layered for more intense pigment.

$65; at chanel.com

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Yves Saint Laurent Luxurious False Lash Effect Mascara

Try this va-va-voom mascara in the sexy-yet-subtle gunmetal hue.

$29; yslbeautyus.com

 

 

Hot fragrances for fall?

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September 2009’s Best Beauty Products

The beauty editors at O Magazine have listed the hot new fragrances for fall, including Marc Jacobs new Lola  (read Jocelyn’s review on Lola here).  I love all the fall products coming out, so exciting!

 

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From left to right:

  • On a chilly, gray fall morning, you can slip into a hot summer day with Benefit Laugh With Me Lee Lee ($36; Sephora.com), a sunny, citrus-drenched scent of sugared lemonade and blackberry pie (there is the slightest hint of flaky crust).
  • A Scent by Issey Miyake ($89; department stores) is like clean, clear air blown over fields of snow and ice, carrying the scent of frozen crystals and a fresh balsam tree.
  • American Beauty Beloved Red Rose ($40; Kohls.com) invokes a breeze that has picked up the green notes of grassy meadows and passed through a hedge of young roses, just opening in May.
  • Lola Marc Jacobs ($65; Bloomingdales.com) explodes with vivid fruit. Each one seems lit up. Wearing Lola is like walking through Times Square and smelling the thousands of purple, orange, and lemon gas-plasma lights.

Chandler Burr

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This Month’s Best Beauty Buys, by Marie Claire!

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SPACE FACE
I’m hooked on the ethereal, soft-focus finish of La Mer Treatment Powder Foundation, $90. Fittingly, its base ingredient is Airgel, a literally weightless material used by NASA.

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GOLDEN GIRLS
To soften the edgiest makeup looks, Lancome’s Aaron De May cleverly borrows a stroke from Renaissance painters, highlighting faces with gold—on cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, Cupid’s bow, or center of eyelids (my personal fave). Best gilty pleasures: Lancôme Poudre Liberté Highlighting Powder, $40, Sensai The Lipstick by Kanebo, $55, and Avon Anew Ultimate Age Repair Gold Emulsion, $36.

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DOUBLE HEADER
Ouidad Double Detangler, $24, is designed to gently unfurl ringlets. But I found it also effortlessly rakes deep conditioner through my long straight hair, pre-swim, making it my new beach-bag staple.

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RED EYE
Runway Dorothy-worthy ruby eyeshadow, sparkling up models’ lids at Prada.
Reality Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Red Iron mascara, $28, and palette, $58, serving up vibrant yet flattering crimson shades that most of us can pull off (seriously). The exception: pale blondes (you’ll want to avoid the albino bunny look).

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THE BIG APPLES
My beauty crutch: heaps of blush. But fall’s high-drama eyes and shockingly bold lips demand a lighter touch. For a featherweight fix, Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint, $9.99, serves up just the right dewy dose.

Marie Claire


NEW from Marc Jacobs: LOLA

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Two years ago, Marc Jacobs launched the wildly successful Daisy.  I love Daisy, it’s such a great scent.  I never actually splurged on buying it – but everytime I go to a Sephora – or Macy’s I definitely spray it on.

I was recently sent a sample of Marc Jacobs LOLA (in quite possibly the cutest packaging I’ve ever seen) and immediately I want to claim this scent as my own.   It is so ME! I wonder if everyone will feel this way. It’s just the best scent ever, probably one of – if not the one favorite perfume I’ve ever smelled.

Those that follow this site probably know that I never really review many fragrances, because I’m so darn picky.  But this scent is amazing. It’s so unbelievably intoxicating – that’s a great way to put it.  When it’s released – you need to go check it out.  See for yourself.  You won’t be sorry!

LOLA is a warm floral bouquet – irresistibly alluring, vividly tempting. The fragrance is an intoxicating swirl of rich layers, wrapping the skin in sensuous florals blooming with a signature of the fuschia peony.

LOLA sparkles with fruity topnotes of delectable bright pink peppercorn, seductive pear d’anjou and succulent ruby red grapefruit. The ultra-feminine heart is highlighted by the lavish dischia peony with soft touches of rose and geranium.

The base lingers on skin exuding a warm and seductive aura with enveloping notes of smooth vanilla, tonka bean and creamy musk.

“Where Daisy is more innocent and sweet, Lola is more sensual — the name conjures up a flirtatious, warm spirit,” Jacobs told WWD.

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THE COLLECTION

EAU DE PARFUM

LOLA Marc Jacobs  Eau de Parfum is a warm floral bouquet. It is playfully alluring and irresistibly tempting. The captivating heart of the fragrance blooms with luscious fuschia peony.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Eau de parfum: SRP $65 / 1.7 fl. oz / 50 mL
$85 / 4 fl. oz / 100 mL

SENSUAL BODY LOTION

A luxurious yet lightweight lotion that delicately envelops the body in moisture, LOLA Marc Jacobs Sensual Body Lotion leaves skin soft, smooth and sensuously fragrant.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Sensual Body Lotion: SRP $45 / 5.1 fl. oz. / 150 mL


SILKY SHOWER GEL

Creating a rich, moisturizing lather that gently cleanses and refreshes, LOLA Marc Jacobs Silky Shower Gel leaves the skin dewy, renewed and lightly scented.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Silky Shower Gel: SRP $40 / 1 fl. oz. / 150 mL

LUXURIOUS BODY CREAM

LOLA Marc Jacobs Luxurious Body Cream is the ultimate indulgence for bare skin. A rich, all-over body cream that lavishly moisturizes and envelops the skin in pure luxury, it leaves skin silky, radiant and veiled in sensuous scent.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Luxurious Body Cream: SRP $50 / 4.9 oz / 140 g

Available August 2009 exclusively at Bloomingdales and September 2009 at select specialty retailers nationwide.