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Makeup-For-Everyone-Image.jpgWe know, we know … so many products that supposedly work for every skin tone or every woman just, well, don’t. But we promise there are a few out there that really do look amazing on everyone! Check out our picks.

Stila Lip Glaze in Starfruit
This coral lipgloss is a total dream. It seriously looks amazing on every skin tone, from super pale to super dark. Totally fabulous.
$22 at

Benefit Posietint
While we haven’t found many blushes that really work for everyone, this one really and truly does. The pale pink hue perks up your cheeks with just three small dabs of the brush across the apples and cheekbones—and leaves such a pretty flush in its wake.
$28 at

M.A.C Russian Red Lipstick
Though many makeup artists have told us that every woman can—and should!—wear red lipstick, we never believed them. Until we came across this gorgeous intense blue red, that is. Pale, olive, creamy, dark … everyone looks amazing in this hue.
$14.50 at

NARS Night Rider Single Eyeshadow
Soft plum with silver glitter? YES! It’s so much prettier than grey, and it picks up on every eye color and makes them stand out.
$23 at
justinbiebersomeday_smh.jpgIn another semi-shameless way to take his fans’ allowance money (see his OPI nail polish line) Justin Bieber has created a fragrance called Someday — as in, ‘If you buy and wear this perfume, someday maybe Justin will be with you… but probably not.’

I’m only kidding; if anyone is a self-admitted Belieber, it’s me. All the proceeds from Someday are actually being donated to charity (although the website does caveat it with “Donations to charity are after taxes, expenses and company requirements), so back off the Biebs, maybe.

And this move isn’t totally unexpected. Justin already dabbled in the fragrance world with his scented dog tags. Remember those? What, you’re not fourteen, so no? Fair enough.

Justin’s signature scent, not his own obviously, is said to be more than a fragrance: “It’s energy with a state-of-mind that inspires. It is a personal gift straight from his heart, giving fans a chance to get one step closer to Justin. It’s a fragrance he can’t get enough of and can’t stay away from, making those who wear it irresistible.”

Okay, first question. Does this mean Selena Gomez wears Someday because that would mean she can’t release a perfume of her own until they break up, right?

Second, I hate to be a hater… okay, I don’t really, but I can’t help but notice the striking similarity of the perfume bottle’s plastic rose cap to Marc Jacobs’ Lola. Seriously, I can’t believe no one caught that. The cap is actually made up of hearts, not rose petals, but from the side, it looks almost identical to the Lola cap. It also should have been purple (Justin’s signature color) instead of pink to avoid comparisons to less-than-innocent imagery. Yeah, I said it.

The fragrances top notes include: mandarin, pear, wild berries, jasmine, floral and musk. 

KenzoKi-Barefeet-Fantasy.jpgNow that sandal season is upon us, it seems imperative that we prepare our tootsies for what’s to come. And that means, of course, that KenzoKi Barefeet Fantasy has made its way into our nightly body regimen.

A combination of shea butter, cupuacu butter and rice plant water work to soften, moisturize and condition skin in a flash. You’ll see — in a matter of days, your feet will be so smooth, you’ll wonder whether they’re brand new.

The moisturizer itself is rich and lush. Its whipped consistency feels like a combination of whipped cream and butter—and only a dime-sized amount is needed for each foot on a nightly basis!

KenzoKi Barefeet Fantasy retails for $30 at
benefitsampler_smh.jpgImagine my surprise at Sephora recently when I was offered a product I actually use as a reward for my Insider Beauty points. I quickly said yes to Benefit’s ‘Feelin’ Cheeky! Minis’ which included tiny travel size versions of Benetint, Posietint, and High Beam.

I use High Beam and I love it — on my eyelids, cheekbones and even under my eyes if I have really dark circles. Unfortunately, the mini size is not that much smaller than the regular size High Beam and doesn’t have a wand to help rub the product in. I don’t really see the benefit (sorry, couldn’t resist) of buying this three-pack, unless you like Posietint and Benetint.

I don’t.

Benetint does an okay job of adding a bit of color to your cheeks and lips, but it’s definitely not a product I would deem “must-have” and therefore, am not really in need of a travel size. Also, it tastes horrible and the experience is a bit like dribbling Kool-Aid on your lips and hoping they stay a little red. And Posietint is just useless. 

Bottom line: Apply the $15 towards a full-size High Beam.

Feelin’ Cheeky! Minis, $15 at
Kate-Somerville-ExfoliKate-Gentle-Exfoliating-Treatment.jpgWhile we love the idea of exfoliating our skin, many scrubs are way too harsh for our sensitive visage. Even if we mix an exfoliator with our cleanser, it still hurts and irritates our face. That’s where Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Gentle Exfoliating Treatment comes in.

What we love most about this exfoliator? It really is gentle. The green scrub is filled with tiny granules, but they don’t feel harsh against our skin. And rather than rubbing it into our skin and immediately washing it off, which generally causes redness and irritation, it’s basically a mask that’s left on for 2 minutes and exfoliates slowly and gently.

We also love the color of the scrub—it’s such a gorgeous deep green! We’ve taken to applying it in the shower so it can work quickly on steamed, warm skin. It decongests, detoxifies and refines even the dullest skin, leaving behind a fresh, youthful glow. (And we’ve even tried it on skin that was completely dehydrated from tons of travel!)

We recommend using this scrub 1-2 times per week. You’ll be amazed at the difference in your skin almost immediately!

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Gentle Exfoliating Treatment retails for $65 at

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