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While bold, look-at-me eyes have always ruled the fall trend report (and are still hot this season), the bold, red lip has made a fierce and very glamorous comeback. Everything from a classic, smooth-finished cherry red to a vampy and rebellious bordeaux were seen on the runways during Fashion Week. We recommend that if you are not sure if this will work for you, or fear going too bold on your lips, press red lipcolor onto lips for a stained look, or try it as sheer gloss. Keep cheeks and eyes softly colored in light and neutral tones.



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Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Flambe is creamy and soft, leaving lips looking great and feeling smooth. $6.50,






L’Oréal Paris H.I.P. High Intensity Pigments Shine Struck Liquid Lipcolor in Turbulent has a great texture and finish with a high-gloss payoff. $12,






Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Ms. Behavin offers a soft, silky smooth feel that will never leave your lips dried out. $18,






MAC Lipstick in Russian Red is the brand’s famous formula— this color screams glamour. $14,





Rock + Republic Lip Gloss in Cougar offers classic long-wearing color that isn’t sticky or goopy, just gorgeous and luxurious. $26,




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Chanel Rouge Hydrabase crème lipstick in Shanghai Red gives glides on velvety smooth and won’t feather or smudge. $30,

zoesaldana1.jpgStar Trek beauty Zoe Saldana always looks so fresh-faced and glowing without a hint of oily shine, we had to find out how she does it. Turns out, she picked up her favorite beauty tip on the set of one of her first movies, Crossroads (also starring Britney Spears): “Makeup artist, Kimberly Green, taught me that sometimes, instead of putting on more makeup, you can use blotting papers to take away shine.”

We couldn’t agree more. Adding makeup throughout the day not only can create a fake, cakey-looking complexion, but it can lead to clogged pores and unsightly blemishes. Try any of the following 3 brand’s blotting papers, and continue to look shine-free sans added makeup.



MAC Blot Film is made from a patented material that absorbs oil without disturbing makeup. We love that each is an extra large size, so one is enough for our whole face. 30 films. $12,





The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Facial Botting Tissues remove excess oil and contain skin clarifying tea tree oil to aid in keeping skin blemish-free. 65 tissues. $10,





Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets are inexpensive, absorb oil, and leave your makeup looking fresh. 50 sheets. $5.29,


Our skin needs moisture to stay healthy year round, so naturally we love lotions and creams to keep it that way. This fresh, light-scented body balm by H2O Plus is perfect for warm weather, and our new favorite. Packed with nourishing ingredients, like Vitamin E and Provitamin B, it saturates our skin with water-rich moisture, leaving it looking and feeling smooth. $11.50,

travel2.jpgWe enjoy traveling, but it isn’t always necessary to take our full-size products along. To stay looking our best, we find packing travel-friendly versions of our favorite products to be easies. When we fly, the liquids can come on board with us and on weekend getaways, they keep us feeling pampered without being overloaded. Another plus: most of these compact goodies come with compact price tags.





hopeinajar.jpgHope in a Jar to Go

This fast-absorbing, skin-loving moisturizer keeps our skin looking so great everyday, we wouldn ever dream of leaving home without it. Thankfully, our favorite skin cream comes in this travel friendly jar, so we don’t have to worry about the dreaded dry-out that happens mid-flight. $15,



blissfacevaluetrial+travelset.jpgBliss Face Value Trial+Travel Skincare Essentials Set

To get your glow on on the road, this kit of skincare goodies will do wonders. With everything we need to keep our skin looking it’s best, this set is also perfect for those wanting to try some best-sellers without blowing a budget. $25,




apivitaexpressorangemask.jpgApivita Express Revitalizing Face Mask with Orange

Give your skin a “pick me up” after long flights, or late nights for that matter, with these easy-to-use packets. Each contains Vitamins C & E to fight off cell damaging free-radicals, CoQ10 to fight against fine lines and wrinkles, and hyaluronic acid for helping skin draw in and retain moisture. Ideal for all skin types. 12 packet per box, $28,


jonathan_product_pocket_redo_wipes.jpgJonathan Product Pocket Redo Freshen Up Wipes

Infused with vegetable enzymes and rose and cucumber waters, these wipes are fabulous for giving our scalp a “wash” without shampoo. Each wipe removes odor, refreshes hair and we can easily restyle it back to it’s beautiful state. Can also be used to refresh and hydrate skin. 6 wipes per box. $20,




Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream - Travel Size

To protect and keep your hair in good condition while away from home is easy with this leave-in conditioner. This fast-absorbing cream protects hair from heat styling as well as from the sun with UVA and UVB sunscreens, while leaving it manageable, shiny and healthy looking. $9,




Warren-Tricomi Salon Trial Kit

This for-all-hair-types kit gives tresses the best treatment wherever you may be. With a strengthening and nourishing shampoo, a strengthening complex used between the shampoo and conditioner to add resilience to tired hair, and a revitalizing and moisturizing conditioner, you won’t feel bad for not taking advantage of you hotel’s salon services. $20,



the-Balm-Balm-Voyage-Luxury-Travel-Makeup.jpgthe Balm Balm Voyage Eye Kit

For trips that won’t last more than a couple of days, it’s not a necessity to pack so much makeup. This kit contains three colors that are universally flattering and can be used to create a naturally defined eye to a dramatically, intense night look. $13,




mallybeautyfacepalette.jpgMally Beauty Perfect Palette Total Face Kit

As someone who travels a lot herself, Mally Roncal has created a palette of her favorites— everything you’ll need to “put on your face”. Two blushes, six shadows, a lipcolor and a highlighting cream are all you’ll need to create your most beautiful look. Also comes with a travel pouch and three brushes. $65,



smashboxtrymekit.jpgSmashbox Try Me Set

This kit features everything for creating a flawless look, and is also a great option for those curious to know how these best-sellers really work without the investment. Six customer favorites come in travel-friendly sizes and includes an instructional DVD with tips and tricks from Smashbox Makeup Artists. $29,

dita-von-teese2.jpgWhen it comes to retro-glamour and classic makeup looks, Dita Von Teese has made her mark in the beauty and fashion world. With her distinct style, the celeb has many wondering how she does it. We are here to share a few of her beauty secrets (which really aren’t a secret since she did post these on her Twitter page).



When it comes to foundation, Dita isn’t a snob. She loves using L’Oréal True Match in N1 ($10.95,






To give her fair cheeks a flush of color, Dame and The Perfect Cheek both by MAC ($18.50, are the ones she wears most.






We all know Dita loves to rock a red pout, so what is her favorite shade? “…I like MAC Ruby Woo” ($14,




In addition to her lips, red is her go-to shade for her nails. Essie’s Fishnet Stockings ($8, and MAC Rougemarie ($12, are her top picks.

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