Looking Ahead: New Year, New Beauty
January 26, 2016
January serves as a glorious catalyst for change; with the arrival of the new year come 365 (or, in this case 366!) days that invite the adoption of healthful habits and the embrace of novel opportunities. In light of this annual occurrence, here is an array of beauty to consider integrating into your routine. Each of these products delivers a fresh start with daily benefits:
Skincare: Now is the time to create your best canvas. Begin with daily applications of Orlane B21 Extraordinaire Youth Reset. This revolutionary serum works in conjunction with your existing skincare to boost the efficacy of active ingredients, ultimately helping to bring skin’s cells to an improved condition that results in firmer, softer and more glowing skin. To increase moisture and cell turnover without some less desirable side effects of retinol, the Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift is a decadent treatment. Cooling and refreshing, this new release pairs the transformative power of oxygen with retinol to even skin tone, reduce pore appearance and smooth and refine skin texture. For the sensitive orbital area, the Omorovicza Gold Eye Lift contains a host of potent ingredients including Gold Ferment, Vitamin C and Vitamin K to brighten, minimize fine lines and help correct sun damage. Dull and dry winter skin often requires an extra boost; auspiciously, the La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask works while you slumber (talk about effortless skincare!) to hydrate, purify, strengthen and tone for a noticeably revitalized canvas in the morning.
Face: Foundation lovers have a wealth options in the modern age. From high-tech gel to weightless veils of luminous coverage, customizing one’s base per one’s taste is so easy. For light coverage with a glowing finish, try the recently debuted Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation. This lightweight formula envelops skin in a wash of skin-perfecting radiance. The Chantecaille Future Skin is excellent for sensitive skin seeking buildable medium coverage with the most natural finish—this brilliant formula simply looks like really good skin. This month, Giorgio Armani Beauty released its latest incarnation of the cult-favorite Maestro Foundation. The resplendent Maestro Glow Nourishing Fusion Makeup features a two-layer suspension of powder pigments and nourishing skincare oils for medium coverage with subtle illumination—distinguishing it as one of the most inventive formulas on the market. For cheeks, gently sculpt and enhance facial structure with the Clé de Peau Beauté Powder Blush Duo in Plum Flower. This dusty rose pairing has a deeper shade to sweep along the hollows and perimeters of the face and a lighter shade that adds a gorgeous flush to the apples of the cheeks.
Eyes: Sometimes, a single palette can have transformative powers. The Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow in Defiant Nude possesses the perfect combination of neutrals to artfully define the eyes. From lush cream to rich sable and everything in between, this palette’s five pigment-saturated shades look fetching on a spectrum of skin tones.
Lips: Marc Jacobs Beauty recently arrived at Neiman Marcus, and the lip wardrobe is expansive; start with the plush, full coverage Le Marc Lip Créme in Georgie Girl, a classic light pink with a velvety cream finish. Top it with the Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss in Discreet Nude. This luxurious, color-saturated formula is hydrating and not sticky, making it a must-try for those who may have had an aversion to lip gloss in the past.
Haircare + Fragrance: For tresses that are decidedly more manageable, try the Edward Bess Black Sea Hair Hero. Possessing his own mane of epic proportions, Edward has managed to capture the brilliance of an all-in-one, post-cleansing styling product that masterfully detangles, smooths and volumizes while offering impressive shine. Uniquely haunting, Mojave Ghost (from the innovative and unisex Byredo line) emanates notes of musk, violet, sandalwood and ambergris for an ethereal fragrance with immense lasting power. Such are the elements from which a signature scent is made!