New Beauty Releases for Fall
Today our fashion and beauty contributor Faith Pierce is rounding up some of the seasons newest beauty products. Last week Faith and I had the opportunity to attend the Neiman Marcus Blooger Beauty Trend event and we sampled several of these amazing products. I tried the YSL Ink Foundation and loved the weightless and smooth coverage. It also gives a nice soft matte finish.
Along with fall fashion I typically find fall beauty products to be the standout products of the year. I personally love the color palettes that get released, the deep neutrals, and nice bold lips. Above are a few newer released products in the beauty world that are creating some buzz.
Armani Eye & Brow Maestro: This is a very cool product; it’s an all in one, easy to throw in your bag pot in which you get a brow shaper, a contouring product, eyeliner, eyeshadow, and a root touchup - yes root touchup, you can even use this product on your hair. It comes in nine waterproof shades and has a cream texture with incredibly long lasting properties. Definitely a good grab for a woman on the go!
Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara: Just when you though Lancôme couldn’t top themselves in the mascara department along comes Grandiôse. The idea behind this product and it’s wild looking wand, is to make it easier for users to apply mascara on both eyes. For those of you who don’t switch hands to apply your non-dominant side, this product will be your lifesaver! It also keeps users from “pumping” their mascara - which is so bad for you! Each time the wand is pulled out of the tube you are left with exactly the right amount of mascara needed for your lashes. The formula is high gloss, smudge free, and uses rose cell extract for nourishment.
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide: This is a new foundation from Laura Mercier, which is a heavily water based two-part formula created to give a matte, flawless finish, and diminish the look of pores. Even though it is a matte formula it does not dry out the skin and feels incredibly lightweight.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aura: This is a personal favorite of mine from the fall launches. The hydrating formula of the Rouge Coco Shine leaves your lips moisturized but still pigmented. The dark shade is gorgeous but definitely not as intimidating on since it isn’t a matte finish. The best way to describe this one? It’s the look of having just bitten into fresh berries.
Bobbi Brown, “Sandy Nudes” Palette: I’m also a little biased on this one since nude palettes are my downfall. I love the pink and brown tones in this one and think they are gorgeous for fall. I also really love the shimmers that come out of Bobbi Brown. They give just the right amount of illumination without making you look like a disco ball.
Chanel Eyeshadow Quad, Tissé Vénitien: The launch of the Chanel quads has been much talked about, and they have definitely lived up to their hype. The formula is lovely and the color selections are gorgeous. I really love how Chanel prompts you to use the colors in a “C” formation to apply them. Clever, and easy to know which order they go in.
NARS Audacious Lipstick in “Charlotte”: There is nothing I love more than a NARS lipstick, so naturally when they released forty new colors I was ecstatic. The formula is creamy, super smooth, and very pigmented. They are non-drying and long lasting as well. Also, can we talk about the packaging? NARS always knocks it out of the park on packaging.
YSL, Fusion “Ink” Foundation: This foundation has a lot of hype around it. It is meant to be a feather-light feel with the coverage of ink and incredible lasting power (24 hours according to YSL). The finish is more of a satin finish with a slight amount of glow to it.