Beauty Buzz: What I'm Wearing Now

December 4, 2009

Though it has been a year of innovative color cosmetics rollouts clad in novel packaging with fun, fresh formulations, some products stand out among the pack. Here are a few samples in my current daily beauty rotation:

Cargo Plant Love Lip Pencil in Rose
These lip pencils are German-made with a vegetable oil base to offer the ultimate in blendability. The texture is soft and gentle, and the formulation long lasting. The rose hue makes a great base for any lipstick or lipgloss. More info:

BareMinerals Natural Lipcolor Palette in Assorted Colors
This set touts eight universal, 100% natural lip colors in hues and textures that work anytime, anywhere—from Ripe Fig, a lilac mauve, to Spiced Rum, a deep shade. Ranging from shimmer to matte to glossy, this palette allows you to wear each shade separately or together for a variety of customized looks. The formulations are light but longwearing. More info:

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Graffiti and Bourbon
This unique eyeliner is the talk of the town with its stay-true color and a subtle pop of shimmer. 24/7 Eye Pencils are waterproof and feature jojoba oil and vitamin E for crinkle-free peepers. Top picks for the season include Graffiti, a green with silver sparkle; as well as Bourbon, a brown with gold glitter. More info:

Tarte Lock & Roll Creaseless Eyeshadow Duo in Citrine
Tarte delivers a dual-ended, color-coordinated, water-resistant cream eyeshadow and loose eyeshadow. Unlike traditional cream formulations that crease and smudge, Tarte Lock & Roll Creaseless Eyeshadow is waterproof and smooth in wear. First you apply the crème formulation with a brush; then you “lock it in” with a rollerball of coordinating loose powder. Classic hues include Citrine, a versatile gold that works with any look. More info:

Benefit High Beam
Known as the "supermodel in a bottle,” this satiny pink liquid highlighter accents cheekbones for a radiant glow any time of year. More info:

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