$7.99, available at Soap.com
2. Chanel Les Twin-Sets de Chanel
“It used to be that matching your nail color to your lipstick was considered a bit boring and stuffy, but thanks to an infusion of new, hip shades, this retro trend is seeing a serious revival. I love Chanel’s Twin-Sets, specifically the pretty pink Infidèle — it’s pink without being too precious. I think it’s a little silly that they’re sold separately instead of as a set, but the colors are so lovely, I’m willing to overlook it. Just be sure to jump on it fast — these are limited-edition launches and one shade combo has already sold out.”
Lipstick, $26 and Vernis, $32.50; available at Chanel.
3. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact
“I love Laura Mercier’s famed Tinted Moisturizer, so when I heard she was launching a compact version of it, I absolutely flipped. It’s gives you the same dewy, flawless, lightweight finish we all know and love, but now in a handy-dandy compact that’s easy to throw in your bag and even easier to apply.”
$45, available at Nordstrom.
4. Lather Vitamin C Peptide Renewal
“After a summer spent in the sun — okay, more like sitting beneath the a shade, with a hat on, while covered in SPF 95, but still — my skin is looking a little lackluster. The copy on the box for this product promised to pep up tired skin, so I gave it a shot and it did just that. Bursting with vitamin C, which is delivered to the skin in bursts throughout the day, thanks to a nifty, high-tech delivery system, my skin looked brighter and smoother almost instantaneously.”
$58, available at Lather.
5. Sephora Collection Urban Luxe All Over Powder
“A good bronzer is essential to maintaining your glow, especially as the days are getting shorter and we lose that extra time in the sun. I love this shimmering, multi-tonal one from Sephora, partly because it gives me that bronze flush I love, and partly because the animal print on the powder is just so cool looking.”
$14, available at Sephora.
6. Coolway Flatiron System
“In the summer, I don’t use heat-styling tools — I just twist my hair and let it air-dry into waves. But, once the temperature and humidity drop, I suddenly become obsessed with flat-ironed hair. I love the glossy, sleek look, especially when paired with a wide-brimmed felt hat — so ’70s chic. Sadly, most irons fry my thin strands, which is why I was psyched for this new iron from Coolway. While most of these tools need to be at 300 degrees or above to straighten, Coolway uses new technology that uses water to transfer heat, measuring the level of moisture in the hair and adjusting the heat setting, meaning it can straighter using heat below 299 degrees, so your strands don’t sizzle. It’s a little involved, because you have to use the spray that comes with it in order for the iron to actually work, but if it means silky smooth, straight hair, I’m okay with a little extra effort.”
$149.95, available at Coolway.
7. Pinch Provisions for J.Crew Minimergency Kit
“As an accident-prone person — seriously, I’ve done everything from pop a button to explode a pen on myself — there’s always something I wind up needing to avert a fashion catastrophe that I don’t have floating around with all of the detritus at the bottom of my handbag. This little kit features pretty much everything you could possibly need, ever, to look put-together: double-sided tape, stain remover, a tiny sewing kit, earring backs, lip balm, a tampon, aspirin, a deodorant towelette, hairspray, and more, all packaged in a bright and peppy little case that’s roughly the size of your cell phone. Small wonder, indeed.”
$15, available at J.Crew.
8. Garnier Fructis Fall Fight Strand Saver Anti-Breakage Spray
“Like most thin-haired girls, I’m always looking to add more volume to my hair, so when I see chunks of hair in my brush or swirling around the bathtub drain after a shower (hair monsters, as my husband calls them), I start to go into a panic. The last thing I want is to lose any of my strands, let alone giant clumps of it. Garnier’s new Fall Fight line is focused on just that, helping improve your hair’s strength so you don’t lose more of it than you’re supposed to. The Anti-Breakage spray has biotin, caffeine and fruit vitamins to strengthen my strands and keep them healthy, so they’re less likely to fall out or snap off.”
$5.99, available at Drugstore.com.
9. Kiehl’s Rosa Artica Eye Youth-Regenerating Eye Balm
“Most heavy eye creams overwhelm my sensitive skin and just end up feeling greasy, but this luxe balm provides the rich moisturization I crave for my delicate under-eyes area, without feeling greasy or glopped on. It’s infused with the rare resurrection flower as well as white birch to stimulate collagen production, restore elasticity, and smooth, firm, and plump up skin. I like to apply it at night using circular motions around my eye socket — and then, I wake up with a puff-free, bright gaze.”
$46, available at Kiehls.
10. Kat Von D Shade Shifter Eyeshadow in On The Road
“Kat Von D’s beauty line continues to surprise me with quality products that are both innovative and stand the test of time. This new Shade Shifter shadows take monochromatic to a new level. You can wear it wet or dry, but I’ve found that the multi-dimensional effect is better when you use it wet. On The Road is a warm brown with a green shimmer — it reminds me of the iridescence of a beetle’s wings — it’s just really, really cool.”
$16, available at Sephora.
11. Tom Ford Lip and Cheek Stain in Tainted Love
“A great cabernet lip color is my must-have for fall — I wear it with pretty much everything in my wardrobe. We used this color by Tom Ford on the model for our Slacker Beauty Tips and both the makeup artist and I fell in love with it. It was only after the shoot that I learned that this gorgeous lip color was actually a lip and cheek stain. Since then, I’ve been using it religiously — I use my fingers to dab a sheer wash of color on the apples of my cheeks, then layer it on my lips for a bold, wine-stained pout.”
$48, available at Neiman Marcus.
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