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With a new year comes a fresh start, so it’s time to clean out your cosmetic case and throw away old products that you’ve had for too long or those that will never be used again. With all that extra room you now have in your bag, check out these just-released goodies:

 

 

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Covergirl Outlast Lipstains are the newest way to wear lipstains. We have found these water-based lippies are fabulous to apply and when we need long-lasting color they never leave our lips feeling dried out. We resolve to use these year-round. Available in 10 shades. $7.49 each, drugstore.com

 

 

 

smashbox halo.jpgSmashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder & Brush Set is great for all skin types. We fell in love with this revolutionary antiaging formula (that contains Gogi berry, a powerful antioxidant) when we were given the opportunity to try it out during L.A. Fashion week. It made our skin look and feel amazing! Infused with encapsulated water to refresh and hydrate the skin, this pressed powder has a built-in shaver, so you get the convenience of a pressed powder, but end up with the radiant finish of a loose one. The super-sized brush deposits perfect amount of powder, so you end up with the best finish every time. $59, sephora.com

 

 

bobbi brights palette.jpgBobbi Brown Brights Palette is perfect for you if you’re not afraid to play with color, and desire to keep maximum products in a minimal amount of space. These 35 soft matte shadows come in a colorful shade range that includes everything from pinks and greens to blues and purples. All the shades are new and exclusive to this palette, which features a unique, fold-out design and full size mirror. Limited edition. $70, nordstrom.com

 

 

 

mac chill penultimate liner.jpgMAC Penultimate Eye Liner is a liquid pen-style liner that provides the ultimate precise, bold line. It goes on smooth, and though it isn’t waterproof, once it dries, it stays put. We think this is a fabulous liquid liner to try if you’ve shied away from them in the past— it’s very user-friendly! $16.50, nordstrom.com

 

 

 

 

clinique quick blush.jpgClinique Quick Blush is a portable powder blush for cheeks. We love that this easy to use blush offers an innovative way to keep blush and brush with us on-the-go- with a twist of the hand, the brush picks up color inside the cap. The formula is appropriate for all skin types and tones, and offers us a natural-finish. As with all Clinique products, this is allergy tested and 100% Fragrance free. $21.50, nordstrom.com

 

 

 

sonia kashuk organically natural palette.jpgSonia Kashuk Look How To Look Organically Natural face palette is a collection of beautiful, neutral colors that will give you a a natural-but-better makeup look. Again, because of the palette, the 3 eyeshadows, mirror, step-by-step application directions, 3 lipglosses, applicator and blush will take up less space in your makeup bag. $19.99, target.com




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Celebrate the new year by resolving to take chances with your hairstyles each day! Since a new year is a fresh start, it makes sense to make changes that will not only make us feel better, but help us look better as well. A new, healthier diet and exercise routine are typical, but still great, roads to head down. However, we feel that doing something good for ourselves in the beauty department can also help give just the right amount of “boost” to go out into the world with confidence!

 

 

 

Fekkai COIFF Celebration of Style set wraps up best-selling tress essentials and special Frederic Fekkai pro tips. Each product contains the key ingredients you need to create straight, tousled, or curly looks for any occasion, and one key product is included from each of COIFF’s styling segments (Pre-Style, Style, and Finish). Whatever your mood, these products help make the mane to match!

This set includes 1.5 oz Anti-Frizz Creme, 1.5 oz Ironless Straightening Balm, 1.0 oz Finishing Creme, and a special insert with step-by-step instructions for creating three signature Frederic Fekkai looks. Happy New Year! $20, sephora.com
AT-BPC-2.jpgWe all love to have that bright, wide-eye look, and curling the lashes can really help achieve this. Lashes that have been curled open up the eyes, even out stubborn lashes, and short, puny lashes take on thickness and appear longer. While lash curlers can give us the ultimate, glammed-up look, they can sometime cause breakage or create a dent that looks unnatural.

Thankfully, we’ve discovered the Skinn Professional No Damage Lash Curler that bends lashes for an all day lash lift without kinking them or causing damage. Plus, the soft silicone strip is laced with protein, so it helps reinforce lashes at the stress point for less breakage! The spring-loaded style gives us better control while curling, and the silicone pad ensures just the right amount of pressure, with no pinching or crimping. We think we’re in lash curling heaven…

$14 at skinn.com

heidi klum victoria's secret party2.jpgEarlier this month, Heidi Klum showed up at the Victoria’s Secret Lexington Avenue Flagship Store Opening Party not only with a new haircut (we love it!), but with stunning, defined eyes and bold lipcolor.
 

To create Heidi’s thick-lash look, celebrity makeup artist Linda Hay used as many short individual lashes as possible on both the top and bottom lashlines. “I then applied a very fine line of Victoria’s Secret Glitter Eyeliner in Licorice and liberal quantities of High Definition mascara from Victoria’s Secret.”

Hay calls the combination of a strong, defined brow, individual lashes and berry stain on the lips “super striking” on Heidi. We think this look is a perfect balance of naughty and nice, not to mention it makes her look amazing!

 

Victoria’s Secret High Definition mascara, $12, victoriassecret.com

Heidi Klum Collection Glitter Liquid Liner, $10, victoriassecret.com
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Now that 2008 is coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to recap some of the most popular features of the year:


February: Fall 2008: Get The Hottest Beauty Looks Straight From The Runways
From fresh to retro-inspired, learn how to recreate some of the hottest designer looks straight from the Fall Runways.


March: The Best Beauty Tools
Everyone knows the itty bitty brushes that come with our favorite cosmetics are usually meant for the trash can. Get yourself some real brushes, and with proper care they can last forever.


April: Advice For Preventing Runny Mascara and Eyeliner
The ultimate mascara that stays put until you take it off.


June: Sweat-Proof Beauty Must-Haves
Survive the three H’s with these heat- and humidity-proof products that will keep you looking and feeling cool as a cucumber.


July: Beauty Goes Hi Def
Although the demand for Hi Def products was created for those onscreen and the makeup artists applying it, the consumer at home benefits from better options in traceless beauty products.


July: 10 Tips For A Perfect Self Tan
Looking for that perfect streak-free at-home bronze? Here are 10 tested tips to help make you a sunless tanner pro.


July: Top Five Tested Self-Tanners For 2008
Sunless tanning has come a long way from that orange tell-tale faux glow. Here are the top 5 tanners we tested this year to give you a natural at-home bronze.

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August: Sunscreen Solutions: Natural Sunscreens, Two-In-One Products And More
Sunscreen is an essential part of your year round beauty maintenance. Beauty Editor Mickey Williams addresses your most common ray blocking questions and rounds up the newest skin saving solutions.


October: Time-Saver Beauty: Roll-On Beauty Products
Save precious minutes with the latest packaging trend: time-saving roll-on products.


November: Must-Have Beauty Products, Fall/Winter 2008
Trends this year mimic those of the ’80s with a splash of ’40s femme. Beauty is sophisticated and luxurious. Here are some easy additions to pull off this year’s Fall-Winter transition.


November: Solutions For Dry Winter Skin
For many of us, it is a never ending battle to keep our skin hydrated and nourished, especially in the Fall and Winter seasons. Here are some skin-saving solutions for even the driest complexion.


December: Products We Are Loving Right Now
hese are the products we are loving right now, and we think you will too!


December: Give Yourself the Gift of Better Slumber
The holiday season can be stressful, and the most important thing we can give ourselves is sleep— hey, they don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing! Here some beautiful products to help you look like you had a full 8 hours.



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