Minty-fresh hues are not just for fashion, apply them to your beauty routine as well. Not only is it a fun pop of color, but this pale, cool-toned color has an immediate brightening effect.
Apply it all over the lid for a sheer wash of color or try the “Thin Mint” and line just under the eyes for a bright and instantly awake look. Both drugstore and luxury brands have a wonderful selection for a “Minty Mani” but if you feel bold and daring, wear this amazing Lime Crime lipstick in “Mint To Be.”
Here are a few of my favorites:
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics ~ Cosmetic Glitters in Mint: $14.00
bareMinerals ~ Velvet Eyeshadow in Velvet Pistachio: $14.00
NYX Cosmetics ~ Jumbo Eye Pencil in Horseradish: $4.50
China Glaze ~ Nail Lacquer in Re-Fresh Mint: $7.50
NARS Cosmetics ~ Eyeliner Pencil in Parrot Cay: $22.00
Illamasqua ~ Cream Pigment in Bedaub: $26.00
Lime Crime ~ Opaque Lipstick in Mint To Be: $15.99
Stila ~ Eye Shadow in Cha Cha: $18.00
Ellis Faas ~ Creamy Eyes in E117 Mint Green: $36.00
Trending for 2013: saturated lip colors in matte reds, neon pinks and electric tangerines. Neons and bright florescent hues will still be going strong into summer. We will continue to see a ton of ‘pop of color’ on the lip – just exceedingly more bold and bright.
With new formulations and highly-pigmented hues, both high-end brands and drugstore brands provide the tools needed to wear these trends.
In early March, Givenchy is releasing a high-pigment, long-wearing matte lipstick – Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick. Super chic, this lipstick arrives packaged in a leather and silver case.
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick delivers intense, vibrant color with exceptional longevity. Feels great on the lips and is available in a variety of wearable colors.
Drugstore brands are really stepping into the trends these days. They are creating innovative and quality lip products equal to that of their high-end counterparts.
L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lacquer combines the power of a lip stain with the luster of gloss. These lacquers can be compared to, my favorite, Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain.
The Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivids Collection is one to swipe-up immediately. A limited edition line of crazy bright, electric colors – and extremely affordable.
2013 will be a year of new categories in lip products. New Lip Oils, (explained in an upcoming post) colors and formulations will provide the consumer with millions of options to create their own trends.
3floz.com is a website featuring luxurious (TSA-approved) travel sized beauty products. When relying on hotel-provided shampoo and conditioner or drugstore travel products does not cut-it, this website offers an amazing selection of high-end brands.
3floz.com was started by two well-traveled women, Kate Duff and Alexi Mintz, who spent hours scouring websites in search of 3oz versions of their favorite products. When nothing could be found, 3floz.com was born.
This is a great website for not only travel, but experimenting with new brands. If you do not want to commit to buying a full-sized product, try a travel/sample-sized. Also, this site ships internationally, directly to hotels, and if you submit your itinerary showing travel within 72 hours, the site upgrades you to overnight shipping for the cost of ground.
3floz.com carries over 50 luxe brands, so you never have to be without your swanky beauty products again.
ALEXIS BED HEAD KIT – Haircare Essentials
Shampoo/Conditioner/Toning Mist/Texturizing Mist/Hair Spray
SOMME INSTITUTE MOBILE TRAVEL KIT – Skincare Essentials
Nourishing Cleanser/Transport/Serum/A-Bomb/Double Defense
HELP I NEED A LOT OF HELP – First-Aid Kits
Help I have a… Headache/Can’t Sleep/Aching Body/Allergies/Cut/Blister/Sniffles
BEACH BAG ESSENTIALS – Sun & Skin Essentials
Sunscreen Spray/After-Sun Cream/SPF Towelettes/SPF Lip Balm/Facial Towelettes/Facial Mist
A great alternative for this summer’s beach bag is purchasing a shopper tote. Made primarily of waterproof materials, shopper totes will protect items from environmental damage.
Shopper totes can be found everywhere and almost every designer makes one. From low to high-end brands, the beauty of this product is they are all affordable. Available in an assortment of colors and patterns, these bags hold just the right amount.
This Marc by Marc Jacobs Shopper Tote is colorful and bright. The sunny style will be a vibrant accessory for a day at the beach/pool. Coupled with an ‘itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini,’ you will be ready to shine.