Both Estée Lauder TurboLash All
Effects Motion Mascara and Lancôme Oscillation are powered by tiny
batteries contained in their caps. The Estée Lauder wand starts
softly trembling as soon as the cap is unscrewed (and turns off again
when it's twisted back on); Lancôme's has a button on the side that
lets you control when it vibrates. The pulsating motion of these
wands is supposed to eliminate clumps and coat each lash all the way
around for more fullness. Maybelline is entering the growing segment of unique lash-enhancing products with the upcoming release of its newest product, Define-a-Lash Pulse Perfection.
Estée Lauder TurboLash All
Effects Motion Mascara
Estée Lauder 's turbo mascara is
available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue for $32. Turn on the power
and the brush does the rest. An innovation of design and engineering,
this motion mascara promises to help you achieve lash effects you
never thought possible with volume, length, curl and separation all
at once. With micro-pulse bristles, the brush works its magic,
moving rapidly continuously separation and saturating your lashes
with a rapid release gel formula. Finds lashes you didn't even know
you had and coats them instantly and perfectly. The motion brush
keeps lashes clump-free. In Style (August 2009) rated this vibrating mascara as "best for thickening."
Lancôme Ôscillation Vibrating
The first vibrating powermascara by
Lancôme provides 7,000 oscillations per minute for ultimate lash
transformation. Press the button and experience a breakthrough
sensation in application. In one easy new gesture, let the vibrating
brush combined with an exquisitely smooth formula wrap every lash up
to 360 degrees.
With this revolutionary mascara, your lashes
will instantly appear ultimately extended, exceptionally separated,
and virtually multiplied in number. The brush was created by
Jean-Louis Guéret, who has developed almost 400 mascaras in his
lifetime. In Style (August 2009) rated this vibrating mascara as "best for lengthening."
Maybelline Define-a-Lash Pulse
Maybelline's newest product, Define-a-Lash Pulse Perfection is battery-powered mascara and the first of its kind in the drugstore
category. It will officially debut in July for $15 at your local drugstores. At 7,000 vibrations per
minute, the movement of the brush is designed to mimic the zig-zag
motion that a professional makeup artist might use. Available in two
washable shades (Very Black and Blackest Black) and one waterproof
shade (Very Black), this mascara carries with it a battery life
lasting for a minimum of 130 applications, or over four months.
That's just in time to make it under the three-month expiration mark. In Style (August 2009) rated this vibrating mascara as "best bang for your buck."
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Clear lip liner can keep the contour of
your lipstick defined without looking harsh or artificial, says
Cristina Bartolucci, the cofounder and creative director for DuWop
Cosmetics. Apply the liner before your lipstick and you create a
physical barrier that blocks the color from seeping into those teeny
vertical lines around the lips, so your color stays neat. And because
clear liner is undetectable, you'll never worry about having a ring
around your mouth once your lipstick fades. Ensure that your
lipstick stays put with Benefit D'Finer D'Liner ($20 at Sephora).
Fresh's Umbrian Clay Treatment Bar is a
multi-functional treatment composed of 100% "argilla bianca,"
the rare and ancient alkaline-rich earth from the hills of Umbria.
The alkalinity corrects imbalance and neutralizes redness
the minerals are rich, anti-inflammatory and absorbent. The bar
calms irritations from acne, rosacea and ingrown hairs to eczema,
insect bites and diaper rash. It is suitable for all skin types
and delivers a paper-thin, fast-drying layer to any area in need. People with oily skin can use it as a daily cleanser, and it's incredible for all skin types as a mask several times a week. Also works as a spot treatment. People with more advanced acne should use the bar as a 3-5 minute mask daily.
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Dead Sea Salts
gently exfoliate dead skin cells while high quality Essential Oil
Lubricants nourish, moisturize and protect nails, hands and feet thus
enriching a healthier glow. Barielle claims you will experience
instantaneous results and feel the difference after only one
According to Barielle, some of the natural benefits of the 60-second mani-pedi
include the following: (1) Dead Sea salts which promote regeneration of
healthy skin rich in hydrogen sulfate crystal salts gently exfoliate
while purifying the skin; (2) grapeseed, a natural anti-oxidant that helps to
protect from environment; (3) avocado which soothes the skin, natural
germicide and (4) jojoba a soothing and energizing benefit.
The cost is $25
for 12 oz.
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No more excuses for simply pulling your hair back. Fall's crop of modified ponies gives us easy tweaks to take your tail from pony to stallion. Stylist's favorite was spotted at J. Mendel, where Odile Gilbert created a crazy combination of ponytail and chignon. "From the front, the sides and the back it looks like different styles," Gilbert noted. Gilbert worked Barex Italiana Gum Gum through the hair, then gave it a deep side part and rounded it back like she was making a high chignon, but secured it as a ponytail instead. Gilbert then looped a string in the hair near the nape of the neck and used it to secure the bottom of the ponytail. She finished the look with a spritz of Barex Italiana Gloss Hair Spray, to get the hair extra smooth and shiny.
The hair bun is the ultimate safe style but fall's crop of buns are anything but. Using intricate twists and adornments galore, the bumming-around bun has become the glamorous style du jour. At Max Azria (wonder bun on the left), hair stylist Laurent Philippon created a tousled, twisted bun. "I wanted the hair to look tight but nothing too slick and finished," he said. "I wanted it to look very organic." At Carolina Herrera (wonder bun on the right), Orlando Pita created ornately pinned buns -- studded with copper roses - to juxtapose the high collars shown on the runway. Dry conditioner was worked through the hair, which was pulled - not slicked - back.