Beauty Products – August 2011 Spotlight Must Have Beauty Picks

by Julia Dalton

No Earthquake nor hurricane keeps me away from my favorite picks. The last month of summer’s picks are hot and waiting for you to check them out.

LORAC – Special Effects Mascara

In all my quests for the perfect mascara, I have finally found mine. LORAC Special Effects Mascara has made my life so much easier and my lashes so much more beautifully enhanced and magnified. This primer on one side mascara on the other duo separates and elongates my lashes perfectly. I am consistently asked if my lashes are fake when using this product.

Price Tag: $22 – Click here to purchase

Giorgio Armani – Fall Collection 2011 Jacquard FacePalette

This phenomenal palette including two sculpting tones, an illuminator and a translucent red blush. The four shades give you numerous options and suits all styles of application. Want an instant glow? blend the three nude shades to the face and highlight your cheek bone with a touch of the blush. This is one of the best collections to come from Armani in a long time. They are limited edition, so make sure to grab one before it is gone.

Price Tag: $55 – Click here to purchase

Joya Candle

If anyone knows anything about me, they know that I am obsessed with smells and have a serious candle addiction. Joya Candles are beautiful, sophisticated and have some of the most phenomenal scents that I have ever smelled. They use a unique, crystalline natural wax blend and each item is crafted by hand using natural, vegetable based wax, which is a “100% natural food-grade renewable resource. They have numerous collections and look beautiful in your home and also make the perfect gift.

Price tag: $25 for gift box candle – Click here to purchase

Clinique Quick Eyes Cream Shadow
It all depends on my mood if I use a cream shadow or not, but when it comes to Clinique’s Quick Eyes Cream Shadow, the answer is always yes. These amazing cream shadows are long lasting and you can build them up so easily. Normally I worry about creasing with cream shadows, but not these. These really are some of the best cream shadows out there.
Price tag: $15.50 – Click here to purchase

Makeup Forever Kohl Pencil

This wonderful pencil collection has added a few new colors to it’s Fall Collection. #4K-Intense Pearly Green, #8K-Pearly Deep Blue, #9K-Matte Mocha Brown and #10K- Pearly Black Purple. These pencils are absolutely beautiful and are ideal for rimming the inner eye. The Pearly Black Purple is exactly what you need with fall right around the corner. It adds a beautiful hint of color while not overdoing it. The Pearly Green adds that pop of color if you want to wear color on your eye without overdoing it. These new colors are not to be missed.

Price Tag: $17 – Click here to purchase

Urban Girl Squad
A wonderful networking group for women that throws events at some of the top locations in NYC. Why are they on my top beauty picks? Because they also work with salons like Aveda teaching women who really want to learn the newest fashion trends and how to’s. Their amazing events are the best way to get some amazing beauty tips and, also, drink wonderful cocktails and meet fabulous people.

Price Tag: Varies by event – Click here to purchase