By Amy Sciaretto
Doesn’t it feel like Memorial Day was just around the corner, instead of Labor Day? Sigh. The calendar may be flying by and the minutes are ticking off the clock for shorter days, but you can retain that healthy, “I was just frolicking on the beach” summer glow through September with Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm, a cream formula blush that mimics the “I just stole a glance at my crush” flush. The rosy Blushed, the peachy Sunkissed or the self-explanatory Bronzed are meant to be swiped on cheeks, lips and eyes for a wash of color that’ll aid you in holding on to summer for a few more fleeting weeks.
The gold standard of skincare – LaMer- has made another foray into color products with The Radiant Concealer, SPF 25. The gemstone-infused, cream-to-powder product utilizes Tourmaline and malachite to capture light and transfers its energy to the skin to actually enhance the benefits of other LaMer products you may use. It camouflages pesky imperfections, dreaded dark circles and unsightly blemishes. Skin can breathe while looking flawless. Available in three scientifically engineered, translucent yet full coverage shades. The product is also packaged in a chic and sleek, white leather case, ideal for purse travel.
Available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue or http://www.lamer.com.
Smashbox’s Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss with SPF 15 glides on with liquid lipstick-like coverage. The beigey Eternity and hot pink Nonstop will extend your light yet pretty summer look when paired solely with the remnants of your tan or with eyeliner and blush as you begin to build your cooler month, ‘more color’ routine. The tubes are also stamped with an expiration date, so you’ll know when to toss them.
Tattoo queen Kat Von D’s face and body are a virtual canvas, covered with tattoos. The artist, who doubles as a makeup maven, thanks to her eponymous line carried exclusively by Sephora, understands that tattoos, while a beautiful expression of who you are, aren’t always accepted by the mainstream. If you’ve got a tattoo, but need to conceal it for an event such as a wedding or job interview, or if you are going to spend any extra time exposed to sun in late summer, Kat Von D for Sephora Tattoo Concealer offers a temporary quieting of a permanent statement, so to speak,, offering full and flawless coverage, making your ink disappear temporarily.
Available at Sephora locations and http://www.sephora.com.
On the flipside, Urban Decay’s Ink for Eyes is the next best thing to permanent eye makeup. Sort of. These paraben-free cream liners -we like playing with the royal purple Empire, the sooty Zero and the blue-black Binge – are more precise than pencils, as well as less intimidating and more mistake-proof than liquid liners. You can create as little or as much drama as you desire when you apply with the angled brush. We also adore the coffin-shaped packaging. The company also took the philosophy of its best-selling Eye Shadow Primer Potion and created a version for lips. It will help your lip…stick! (Wink wink, nudge, nudge!) Your gloss will have more staying power than ever thanks to this adhesive-like base. The Eye Lash Primer Potion will also eliminate the need for false lashes! Don’t cringe and think, “Ugh, I don’t need to add more products to my makeup routine.” This one is beyond worth it.
Available at Sephora locations and http://www.urbandecay.com
Jouer’s Luminizing Moisture Tint employs light-diffusing technology, to even out skin tone and allow you to safely glow as the leaves start to fade and fall, thanks to its airy coverage and luminescent sheen. A little goes a long way, too. You don’t have to give up your summer glow too soon, thanks to this magical potion.
Available at Henri Bendel and http://www.jouercosmetics.com.
A wide range of color – from muted nudes to ultra bright berries – defines Givenchy’s Interdit line of lip glosses. Smooth, sexy and glistening, you’ll want to own the entire shade range, thanks to the way it plumps with a super creamy formulation.
Available at Givenchy counters at fine department stores or http://www.sephora.com.
THIS MONTH’S MUST HAVES
Diamonds are a girl’s BFF, so it’s no wonder that nail color behemoth Essie has teamed up with fine jeweler Judith Ripka for the Essie Loves Diamonds collection, which hit salons last month and are limited edition. What sets the three-shade line apart from countless others? They are made with diamond dust! Only 30,000 bottles have been produced. So once your beloved slips that diamond on the fourth finger on your left hand, make sure to get a mani with the blushed pink Put a Ripka Ring on It or the va-va-va-voom red Queen of Hearts.
Available at http://www.judithripka.com.
Clinique’s Lip Collection for a Brighter Smile
A dental color guide confirmed that any of the 12 shades from this bright, berry-heavy collection will make teeth look at least one shade brighter. So if you can’t afford to bleach your teeth and don’t find Crest Whitening Strips to be of any help, grab any of the shades here – we are super partial to the straight-from-the-apple-orchard Red-y to Wear or the plumy Mystic. Go ahead and flash that smile, girl!
Available at Clinique counters at Macys nationwide or http://www.sephora.com.