Easy Beauty Trends for 2012
If you like to keep your finger on the beauty pulse, here are some manageable beauty trends for 2012 that may have some staying power for the rest of the year.
Beauty Balm Creams
Beauty balm (BB) creams are already a hit in Asia, where women are already loving the combination of tinted moisturizer, sunscreen, and blemish healer all in one product.
Clinique, MAC, and Garnier have already launched BB creams in the US and UK, and are headed for Canada in the next few months. In Vancouver, you can already find a Korean BB cream at the Shifeon store at Oakridge Centre.
Baby Lips Cellular Repair Balm with SPF 20
Lip balms and lip butters are the rage this season, which makes sense as most of us are suffering from some form of winter dryness on our lips.
I’ve already raved about Diane Lai’s new lip balm, if you’re looking for a natural alternative.
Maybelline’s latest lip balm goes beyond a basic lip balm, with instant moisturization that lasts for up to 8 hours.
Baby Lips Cellular Repair Balm includes active ingredients like shea butter and centella. A vitamin complex delivers powerful anti-oxidants.
I recently tried Baby Lips in the Peach Kiss shade. The peachy nude shade is very sheer (which means it doesn’t last a long time) but you do get shine that lasts. You can wear the lip balm alone or as a base for gloss or lipstick.
Jennifer Aniston recently revealed some of her favorite beauty products to InStyle magazine.
Jennifer’s beauty philosophy is to “stop using makeup as a mask and feel comfortable in my own skin.”
If you love Jennifer’s sleek look, here are three of the beauty products the actress swears by (check out the other beauty products that Jennifer Aniston prefers here.)
Benefit Hello Flawless Custom Powder
Jennifer uses Benefit’s multi-tasking blendable powder as a pressed powder, cover-up, and spot concealer. She also applies the powder to finish off her look.
The Latest in Beauty
Here are some beauty trends that hit this week’s Inbox.
MAC Cosmetics is introducing several new products next month. The Shop MAC, Cook MAC collection includes the Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad in wearable brights. Check out one of our favorite blogs, Temptalia, for swatches.
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Luminous Shine and No Frizzies
With everything from overheated blow dryers to monthly touch-ups, it’s easy to overwork your hair. Even if your ‘do is perfectly styled, it can still look dull and lifeless.
You can counter daily hair abuse by washing it with a sulfate-free shampoo that cleanses gently and rinses easily without leaving a heavy residue.
Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Shampoo with Mango is formulated with nutrient‑rich mango seed oil, which is clinically proven to minimize frizz, including taming nasty fly-aways.