Fall in New York City is jam packed with events and traditions that remind us just how much we love to call this place home. But between Fashion Week, the New York Film Festival, all the foodie events and the New York City Marathon — our beauty routine can take a hit. Don’t let the easy, breezy summertime glow fade away as the temperatures drops. We’ve rounded up our favorite new beauty products — for all different budgets — to help local ladies look their best all the way through 2014.
CC Glow Cream by Dr. Brandt
$39, Sephora.com and www.drbrandtskincare.com
Dr. Frederic Brandt has taken the popular BB cream to the next level. CC glow (‘CC’ stands for ‘color correcting’) is infused with his signature ruby crystals and Vitamin C which brightens, hydrates and protects your skin. This innovative formula does for dull, uneven complexions what BB Cream did for blemished or troubled skin, immediately erasing imperfections and signs of age for a flawless effect.
Simply put, we love this stuff. Just over a week of using it twice daily on our eye area, we saw brighter, healthier looking eyes. The serum is specially formulated for to help firm, tone, brighten and restore lost volume. New Yorkers are no strangers to hard work, long work days and late nights, which can leave us with wrinkles and dark under eye circles. The amino acids in this hydra-gel help to repair damage already done. It boasts both immediate and long-term line-reducing ingredients, with collagens, luminosity enhancers and hyaluronic acid, leaving skin visibly fuller and younger looking.
45 E 17th St
(between 5th Ave & W Union Sq)
New York, NY 10003
New York ladies are constantly on the move from work to cocktail parties and events. Who has room in their purse to lug all of their makeup essentials around? For your eyes, the new redesigned Brow Box from Urban Decay is a lifesaver. This bestselling box fits in the palm of your hand and contains all the essentials for perfect brows. The ultra-fine, silky powders create defined, natural-looking brows, and the soft, pliable perfecting & setting wax (infused with nourishing aloe, beeswax and coconut) provides the perfect amount of grip without being sticky. They even included two brushes – one for the wax and the other for the eyebrow powders. Available in two shades – Honey Pot for blondes and Brown Sugar for brunettes.
Rembrandt Teeth Whitening System
$19.99, walmart.com & drug stores
There are plenty of teeth whitening products on the market — from toothpastes to mouthwashes and whitening strips. Rembrandt’s Intense Stain Dissolving Strips are our pick for keeping our smile bright and white. Unlike some of the cheaper items you can buy at drug stores, Rembrandt’s products is less harsh on your teeth and comfortably make your smile whiter. The strips dissolve in 5-10 minutes and whiten your teeth in two weeks when used twice daily. The line is endorsed by celebrity chef Aida Mollenkamp, who says Rembrandt has helped her maintain her bright white smile — even though wine tastings and dinners featuring stain-inducing meals.
This is a go-to for everyday wear. The OC8 is a light, clear facial makeup primer which will improve the appearance of your foundation. We found it to be long-lasting and a big boost for our skin tone, giving us a beautiful base which didn’t interfere with our daily makeup routine. The OC8 works quickly without drying out your skin or clogging your pores. Pick it up at drugstores across New York City.
Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium
At $22, this hairspray is a splurge when compared to the brands you can pick up at any drugstore, and sure, the cheaper products work just fine in a pinch. But for the perfectly polished hairstyle, we rely on Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray. Stylists for celebrities like Miranda Lambert, Scarlett Johansson and Kim Kardashian have used the Moroccanoil brand to keep locks looking healthy and alluring at glamorous red carpet events. Pick it up at salons and stores across New York City, or online at moroccanoil.com.
N.Y. State Pendant
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While not exactly a beauty product, we couldn’t overlook the newest additions to the Auburn Jewelry collection. This adorable pendant will help you show off your New York pride in style. Auburn is a jewelry start-up by Empire State native Samantha Levine. Featuring sterling silver and enamel necklaces, these pendants can crafted to feature your home state. For fall, the jewelry comes in attractive autumnal colors like Chocolate, Brown, Burnt Orange, Deep Red and Hunter Green.