‘Tis The Season

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The coming holidays signal cheerful times with family and friends that often involve hitting the road and flying the skies. Packing up all those makeup and skin care goodies can take up serious luggage real estate, and flyers face the dreaded three-fluid-ounce rule. There are a couple ways to free up some space while keeping a routine intact. Try a multi-tasking product that can be used to wash hair and body, like Philosophy Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath in festive Peppermint Stick scent. Or skip the liquid all together with a multi-tasking bar soap like Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Face and Body Soap that comes with a travel-friendly dish.

Is it a happy coincidence that this is the season holiday sets hit the shelves? These product-packed palettes put everything in one neat place. LORAC PRO To Go Eye/Cheek Palette offers six wearable eye shadows in both matte and shimmer finish. Three cheek shades – coral, pink and bronze – are widely flattering. And the palette contains a mirror and two brushes. Can’t bear to leave your favorite brands behind? 3floz (www.3floz.com) offers travel-friendly sizes from tons of brands like Dr. Hauschka, Oscar Blandi and Yes To Carrots. The company also offers pre-filled kits curated for particular needs like Men’s, Jet Lag and Hair. Expect to see 3floz on a layover soon: The company is rolling out vending machines in airports to offer any forgotten or needed travel item in terminals.

 

Apply Fashion  

The beauty shelves are packed more than ever with fashion designer collaborations. The most recent collaboration between Revlon and Marchesa couldn’t be more fabulously glamorous. These runway-inspired Revlon by Marchesa 3DJewel Appliqués are limited edition couture fashion offered in the neighborhood drugstore. Each design was inspired by a dress out of Marchesa’s archives. Revlon’s color and trend experts layered on the rich metallic, details and textures. These appliqués are a breeze to apply and last several days. Select one of the nine stickers for the size that best fits your nail. Apply and press firmly. Fold the remainder over tip and file away excess material on one direction. Beaded Couture features multi-colored gem-like details on a black background. Silk Rosette has blue lace set off by a metallic silver nail.

 

Not-so-bashful Blush

With the drier weather, we can play with richer and more moisturizing makeup. One of my favorite fall tweaks is switching over to cream blush. Cream formulas give that authentic cold weather flush much better than powder formulas. Josie Maran recently debuted Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée, a cream blush with the staying power of a gel stain. This juicy pot is full of coconut water-infused pigment that is nourishing and hydrating. Another favorite cream blush is the iconic La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush. The shades are decidedly radiant and worth the splurge. For a drugstore option, Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush has an odd and fascinating bouncy texture that works as a cream with great staying power and a wide range of shade options.

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