We think you’re lovely just as you are, but we understand that sometimes it doesn’t hurt to have a little help. That’s why we’re featuring some of our favorite beauty products that will get you looking gorgeous in no time.
Hard Candy Lunch Box
A complete makeup "meal" in a compact case, the Hard Candy Lunch Box mini makeup kit serves up a sweet selection of Hard Candy beauty treats for the eyes, lips and face. Opening the top layer of the pint-sized pack reveals six delicious lip glosses ranging from a warm peachy shade to a brick red hue, two mini lip brushes and a mirror for easy application. The second section contains an assortment of eight eye shadows, a mini black eye pencil, mini black mascara and two double-ended eye shadow applicators. The third section has everything you'll need to make your face look flawless, including two shades of cream-to-powder concealer, a powder blush, a pretty shimmer powder and, as an added bonus, yet another mini black mascara. Keeping everything in its proper place, all layers of the Lunch Box open up and lock together with ease. See for yourself how easy looking gorgeous on the go can be!
Available at Hard Candy.
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Kiss Me Mascara
You can kiss smudging, running, smearing, flaking and clumping goodbye when you switch from your regular old oil-based mascara to Kiss Me Mascara. As it dries, this ingenious mascara forms tiny water-resistant tubes around your lashes that stay on better than waterproof mascaras yet come off easily without the need for a makeup remover. To remove Kiss Me mascara, all you have to do is wet your lashes with warm water and gently pull: it all comes off easily in little lash-shaped tubes. (It actually makes taking off your makeup kind of fun.) As an added bonus, your lashes stay happy and healthy, since you don't have to scrub away at them to get your mascara off. Now why didn't we think of that?
Available at Sephora.
Johnson's Baby Powder
Believe it or not, Johnson's Baby Powder isn't just for the diaper set. Snowboarder Alexis Waite learned this pro beauty trick at etnies Girl's Spring 2005 photo shoot in September: When your hair is greasy but you don't have time to wash it, sprinkle pinches of baby powder onto your scalp at the roots, rub it in really well to get all the "white" out (no water needed) and soon all the excess oil will have been absorbed and your hair will have more volume. You can also use a warm blow-dryer aimed at your roots to create even more volume. Beauty supply stores sell brown baby powder for dark haired girls, but brunets can use regular baby powder as long as they apply it sparingly. (Case in point, we hear that Angelina Jolie uses Johnson's Baby Powder on her dark locks when she's in a pinch.)
Available at your local drugstore.
Fred Flare’s Candy Lip Balm Set
Sugar addicts of all ages will be in heaven with Fred Flare's set of candy flavored lip balms. The set of four delicious lip confections includes one each of Tootsie Roll, Bubble Yum, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and Hershey's Milk Chocolate. Mmm...they're almost good enough to eat. (We tried to when we were younger, so we can say from experience that it's best just to use them on your lips.)
Available at Fred Flare.