By Erin Williams

Since November is the month of Thanksgiving I wanted to let you know which products I have recently been most grateful for. Here are the goodies I’ve been grabbing for again and again as of late – in no particular order.


If you don’t do anything else but wear a concealor, Alison Raffaele’s True Concealor makes it simple. The formula is thin enough to blend easily but thick enough to get the job done, and the colors match nearly everyone. And that little wand? – two swipes, blend, and you’re finished.


For picture perfect skin – and your children are going to be looking at those holiday photos years from now – try Kevyn Aucoin’s new Liquid Airbrush. It’s the first liquid foundation from the line and the finish of the soy-based formula is unbelievable! It hides flaws while still looking like your skin – imagine!


Now, I know it might sound a little vain, but I love a good long lash, and sometimes mine just don’t measure up. The BEST fake eyelashes I have found are Ardell Duralash Knot Free Naturals Flare Individual Lashes (VERY important that you get Knot Free because the other ones look like there are little ants camping out on your lashline). They are practically imperceptible and come in mini, short, medium, and long – I like to go crazy and do minis on the inner eye, move to short at the middle and pop some mediums at the outer corner – have fun!


Oh man, if you’re a lipbalm girl hold on to your knickers! The long-loved Rosebud Salve has gone minty! Their new Minted Rose Lip Balm is honestly so yummy you’ll want to just eat it, but resist, and let it sit on your lips and do some serious softening.


I love pinched pink cheeks and Von Natur’s Solaris Cheek Color is not only vegan certified, but is the most lovely shade of bubblegum that gives a pop to any cheek’s apple. It has a slight shimmer and lends a “just came in from the cold” look without making you freeze!

Originally published November 2006
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