My Favorite Newbies for Fall 2012

August’s miserable heat-filled and muggy nights are slowly fading and making way for September’s cooler days and crisper evenings. This is always a fun time of year for beauty lovers: we put away our shorts and burn-out tanks and bring out our jackets and boots. We tuck away our bronzers and coral lip glosses and slap on metallic shadows and dark ,matte lipsticks. Here’s a quick collection of autumn-worthy goodies that I’m stoked about and think you should be too!

Maybelline Baby Lips

With a six-shade variety, Baby Lips visibly renew your lips with 8-hour hydration in 4 weeks. SPF 20 included, making this a great primer for lipstick, or wear alone on “light, no-makeup” days.

Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Stoic

A highly pigmented metallic cream, you can use this baby alone or under other shadows. I prefer using this teal color “Stoic” under duo-chrome pigments and eye shadows to really make them pop.

Lady Gaga Fame

I’m not a big perfume girl, but this black liquid intrigues me. When sprayed, it turns clear! Its delicate floral scent has apricot undertones.

Makeup For Ever Aqua Rouge 

MUF’s answer to long-wearing lipstick. The Aqua Rouge comes in 12 shades. It’s double-ended:  the color with a doe-foot applicator helps your fill in your lips with precision, the clear top coat “locks in” the color while moisturizing.

Boscia Bright White

This cruelty-free product is an advanced, anti-aging mask that brightens, hydrates and smooths skin. All of which you will need when the summer’s humid heat turns its back on you in the coming months.

Phyto Dietary Supplement: Hair & Nails

Frustrated with nail breakage or can’t wait for your “chic” bob to grow out? Enter Phyto Dietary Supplement: This unique vitamin is packed with fatty acids and antioxidents that will illuminate skin, strengthen nails and help hair (and lashes!) grow.


Now, I know Wen has been around for a couple of years, but  I have yet to try it. I must say the QVC commercials intrigue me. I have a feeling this stuff works because its creator, Chaz Dean, used to do my own mother’s hair when I was little, and I remember how great his work was, even in the early nineties. This multitasking cleanser and conditioner was designed to “impart shine, luster, and softness.” The low-lather formula claims to be a universal product that caters to all your haircare needs, regardless of hair type. “Herbal extracts like aloe leaf juice and sweet almond oil help your locks retain moisture, while protecting them from daily and future damage.”