Fall ’13 beauty must-haves
Nars Radiant Cream Compact Foundation, $38, www.narscosmetics.com
Flawless skin is seasonless. Nars’ new launch combines the velvety texture of a liquid foundation with the convenience of a portable compact. Apply the moisturizing formula — which comes in an array of shades perfect for various ethnicities — wet or dry and build coverage as you need.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Rouge Ecstasy, $34, www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com
Now that you’ve finally figured out BB creams, make room in your arsenal for the first ever CC lipstick, courtesy of Armani. This new multi-purpose formula combines high-impact color with the healing properties of a super-rich lip balm. Pucker up stress-free.
Estee Lauder Modern Muse, $58-$98, www.esteelauder.com
Summer’s gone but Estee Lauder knows you don’t want to completely part with your floral scents. The brand’s newest fragrance mixes feminine jasmine with warm woodsy notes — perfect for chilly days.
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream, $62, www.kiehls.com
Kiehl’s latest mixes three potent ingredients that work together to combat the most apparent signs of aging. There’s jasmonic acid (fights wrinkles and fine lines), beech tree extract (improves skins firmness) and fragmented hyaluronic acid (reinforces moisturization and elasticity).
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask, $300, www.laprairie.com
The newest addition to La Prairie’s loved Caviar line is an overnight mask that firms, hydrates and replenishes the skin while you sleep (when skin repair works its best). The leave-on treatment goes on as a translucent film and soaks into your skin within minutes. Besides bedtime, we like to apply the mask before boarding a flight and letting it work its restorative magic mid-air, so you arrive at your destination looking like, you know, crazy holiday travel is no big deal.
Votre Vu Champagne Kisses Lip Balm, $22, www.votrevu.com
We know you have a lip balm habit: Indulge in this organic formula, which bottles up the benefits of champagne grapes and collagen-boosting celery leaf cell extracts, along with shea butter, sunflower and almond oils to hydrate, plump and protect your pout. Also, anything Champagne just makes us feel fancy.
Jin Soon x Tibi A La Mode collection, $18 each, www.sephora.com
Tibi designer Amy Smilovic and famed manicurist Jin Soon Choi teamed up for a five-piece line of polishes that highlight one of fall’s big nail trends: metallics. If shimmer isn’t your thing, there’s also a matte topcoat for a velvety finish.