Samantha Lennon’s Into The Kit: Fall Beauty Edition

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As a veteran freelance makeup artist that’s thoroughly “for the people,” I research and test products much more than the average person or even other makeup artists. Therefore, I have developed a resistance to buying too many products that are not top of the line. For me, products must be versatile, easy to use, have good value, and most importantly, be of fantastic quality.

Why should I be the only one who has access to what’s “best?” That’s why I will share the latest additions to my makeup kit. These are handpicked and I am sharing my tips with you in this “Into the Kit” column; it’s the Fall Beauty Edition.

Nars Pro Palette: As a leader and authority in makeup artistry, NARS Cosmetics has recently launched their NARSPro Palette, which is the first offering in a line of products designed especially for the professional makeup artist community. It’s an empty palette and it is a must for makeup artists that are on-the-go and and backstage at shows. NARS is inviting you to curate your very own palettes with over 64 refillable pieces. You can mix and match the essential shades of eye shadows, blushes, bronzers, contouring products, and pressed powders in your very own personalized palette. The picture above shows how I customized my very own personal palette.

Laura Geller The Delectables: The definition of delectable is delightful, highly pleasing, enjoyable. I would say this eye shadow set goes further than that; they are sensational. I’m always keeping an eye out for the latest in nude eye shadow palettes. With 14 perfectly wearable shades, this is definitely a keeper in my kit.

Laura Geller INKcredible Gel Eyeliner Pencil: INKcredible Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil is a waterproof glide-on liner that stays put from day to night, delivering powerful, vibrant, and multi-dimensional color. The precision tip allows for even application and the highly pigmented formula stays vibrant all day. It comes in 14 super soft colors; you won’t have to deal with pulling or skipping during application. It’s waterproof and transfer-proof mean so the color won’t run or smudge. Woo hoo!

Jane Iredale Play On Lip Crayon: There’s no greater feeling for a makeup fiend than whipping out your favorite lip color and putting it on, without even looking; I learned that from my mom. For that reason, Jane Iredale Play On Lip Crayon pencils have found their way into my heart and into my purse. Pucker up with smooth, kissable lips drenched in moisture and irresistibly playful color. The creamy formula glides on and stays on. All seven shades are incredibly flattering and I’m kind of obsessed with all of them.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Concealer: This concealer is just marvelous. It’s perfect for women who are no longer in their twenties. It smooths fine lines, covers dark circles, and hides imperfections as it brightens under the eye, leading to a younger, fresher visage. This product is a hybrid of skincare and makeup at its finest.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush: As the season has shifted to autumn, skin does have a tendency to get a little dryer. This is a perfect time for cream blushes! Treat your cheeks to Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Cream Blush. This luxuriously soft cream blush glides on effortlessly and blends evenly, bringing a natural glow and leading to a fresher, more youthful appearance. Replace your old powder blush with this, since it offers antioxidant protection and Vitamins A, C and E.

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude SPF 15: The air is less humid and more dry, so satin and textured foundations are a perfect fit for the weather. Foundation that feels and looks like skin is always the goal and it’s definitely achieved by Elizabeth Arden with this product. This lightweight, breathable formula moisturizes skin for 24 hours while leaving a beautiful satin finish. It’s also infused with SPF and has 26 shade options.

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