By Amy Sciaretto

“To be beautiful and natural is the birthright of every woman.” -Elizabeth Arden

Ain’t that the truth! Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Color Intrigue Eye Shadow Duos enhance the natural beauty of the windows to your soul. The expertly coordinated duos are contained in sleek black squares stamped with that inspirational phrase, ensuring that you are pretty on the inside and out! Golden Moss allows you to achieve this season’s “right now” shimmery eyes while the gray-toned Illusion lets you smokify lids. Trace lash lines with Color Intrigue Gel Eyeliner in black for stand out eyes.

Paul & Joe Beaute’s Inspiree Collection is a limited edition cache available only at Bergdorf Goodman. Inspiree captures the essence of fall’s warm toned palette for lips and cheeks. They’re housed in delicate, eco-friendly floral patterned keepsake cases that are gorgeous and reusable. Motif Lipstick is a suitable nude for muted, soft lips, while Face Color Powder in Pressed Petals is a classic champagne blush that’s infused with Paul & Joe’s shimmery Secret d’Or. Dust on the apples of your cheeks and the center of your forehead and chin for a kiss of unexpected, light-reflecting color.

Chocolate Thunder

Chocolate-hued smoky eyes are the rage these days and Too Faced Galaxy Glam Smokey Iridescent Eye Shadow bakes opalescent, Italian pigments into a quartet of swirled, multi-dimensional, buildable shadows. Create futuristic yet richly defined eyes with Amber Asteroid (golden beige) and Magenta Moon (beige with a softened magenta). Available at Sephora locations.

Glide Through Life

Urban Decay’s new lipsticks (check out this month’s Lipstick vs. Lip Gloss story for more info on those) aren’t the only products from this downtown chic company making waves this fall. 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils deliver saturated, vibrant and long-lasting color via a cushiony tip. With its unique, smudgeable and stay-put formula, these liners are breath-taking when outlining the inner corners and inside the lower lid. The bold bronze Baked, the decidedly rock ‘n roll, carbony Zero and the peacock-hued Lucky linger all day and all night. Stocked at Sephora locations.

Think Pink

Bubbly actress Kate Hudson was the inspiration for Susan Posnick ColorME travel-ready, practical mineral face color in Peony, a baby pink. Sweep the self-dispensing pot on cheeks, eyes or lips for sweat-resistant glow that mimics that “I’m in love” flush! Proceeds benefit BCA in October.

Get Smart

Blink and you missed Anne Hathaway sliding her Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Pressed Powder compact across the floor in Get Smart. Regardless, the product is an intelligent buy for ladies concerned about fine lines. Apply to your face, after moisturizing, to improve your skin’s canvas before applying your make-up. Available at QVC.

Get Your Rock (& Republic) On!

Glitzy fashion label Rock & Republic crashes the cosmetics party with its new line of products for your glamour puss. The Classic Tinted Primer combines a caffeinated formula with matte finish and a hint of color to wake up your complexion every morning. Available at Bloomingdales.


You’ve got an excuse to purchase a new cosmetic bag. Throw your new beauty loot in fashionable pouches from Trina, available at Bergdorf Goodman. The roomy cases come in array of styles and sizes perfect for organizing and toting all your treats and treasures.

Originally published October 2008
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