Big Day Beauty
By Brandee Dishner
Posted: Friday, Nov. 16, 2012
As a newly engaged bride-to-be, I was determined to discover the best new fall products to share with you. A huge thank you to Laura Mercier Global Makeup Artist, Jarvis Johnson, for his help in educating the Carolina Bride bridal beauty team and for giving us an in-depth look into the legendary and ever-evolving brand. Here are my top eight fall finds that have found a permanent place in my beauty closet.This fall, a pioneer in makeup takes her best-selling product and beauty award-winner to new heights. Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer has held its spot on the top for years, and now the formula is available in a convenient compact. Perfect for travel, the lightweight crème provides coverage while giving the signature Laura Mercier natural look. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen. $45. Belk. Laura Mercier's no makeup look is easy to achieve with the Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Palette. The set contains a bronzer veil as well as two cheek and two glow veils. This fall, 100 percent of the profits from the sale of this portable palette will be donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Palette. $48. Belk.Smokey Martini and Roasted Mellow are just a few of the new colors in the Scotch Naturals line. While the products are 100 percent toxin-free they also lack gluten, fragrances and parabens not to mention they're vegan, hypoallergenic and biodegradable. Cheers to that! Scotch Naturals fall collection. $14.99. www.scotchnaturals.com.Available in soft, medium and deep, this brow pencil is near perfection. It delivers just enough color to boost brows and fill in, without the harsh line. Plus, its all-day staying power is something to talk about. Benefit Instant Brow Pencil. $20. Sephora. Any time a gloss can produce mega-shine and nourish my lips, it quickly earns a place in my collection. Available in three shades (Brown Sugar, Plum Glaze and Rose Gold), it's packed with safflower oil, aloe and green tea, not to mention a slew of good-for-your-kisser vitamins. glō·minerals Super Star Gloss. $18. Salons and spas nationwide.
My only complaint about this little miracle worker is that it doesn't come in a larger container. Now with one on my bedside dresser, one in the bathroom and one in my purse, problem solved! Apply just two pumps of this basil, peppermint and eucalyptus treat to temples, neck and back for instant relief. Origins Peace of Mind On-The-Spot Relief. $12. Origins.This new morning staple does exactly what it promises. The smooth formula refreshes, brightens and de-puffs while leaving a light iridescent color on the skin. For extra glow, dab under and on top of eye
concealer. Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream. $30. Origins.Amber, black orchid, rare Kyara wood and water lily are just a few notes that make up this delightfully calming cologne. Jo Malone Dark Amber and Ginger Lily Colonge. $135. Neiman Marcus.
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