Looking to change up your beauty routine in 2013? If your feeling a little overwhelmed or not sure where to start, not to fear....this Beauty Queen has got you covered! In this super-sized edition of "Must Haves", I've listed 18 products below made to make you feel fabulous this year. So, which ones are you coveting?
Primer: Youngblood Cosmetics Mineral Primer. Why you need it: Flawless application, made for all skin types and filled with all natural, good for skin ingredients. Retails for : $41
Foundation: Makeup Forever, Pro Use Multi Finish Foundation. Why you need it: Already making waves in the beauty world, this new age product allows for buildable coverage and a customized finish. The best part? You can apply wet or dry! Retails for: $36
Concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Concealer. Why you need it: Don't let this creamy consistency fool you, the application stays put and away from your lines and concealing those extra dark bags. Retails for: $22
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills, Brow Express. Why you need it: Providing everything you need for flawless brows! It's practically fool proof, as the stencil's for each brow shape come with, along with the tools necessary to create your best arch yet! Retails for: $39.50
Browns (cont): Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Enhancing Serum. Why you need it: Struggle with spotty brows? Get a bad wax? Not to worry! This growth serum works wonders and in a short amount of time, as it encourages the growth of thicker, longer-looking hair. Retails for: $45
Lips: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. Why you need it: Consider these lippy's your new beauty "BFF". Not only is the compact size convenient, the application stays put all through the day (think glorified lip stain with much more color!) and they work great as a liner as well. Retails for: $24 and comes in 16 great shades.
Eye liner: Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner. Why you need it: Precise application, major lasting power AND it's also formulated without parabens, sulfates, dyes and other harmful cosmetic ingredients! What's not to love? Retails for: $15
Eye Shadow: Urban Decay Naked Eye Basics. Why you need it: Neutrals are a staple in any makeup kit, matte's even more so. Balance out all of those shimmering shadows in your collection and get back to the basics with this 6 shade palette. Retails for: $27
Eye Shadow (cont): Urban Decay Vice Palette. Why you need it: Quite possibly the most versatile palette to date, 20 new shades with a mix of mattes, satins, shimmers, neutrals, and brights...oh my! Retails for: $59
Mascara: Benefit "They're Real". Why you need it: Get major lashes with this long lasting, flake free formula. It's a must have with those with love the look of full eyelashes without the need for falsies. Retails for: $23
Highlighter: Makeup Forever Uplight. Why you need it: Quite possibly my favorite new highlighter to date, this liquid enhancer brings the glow without the hassle of re-applying throughout the day. One drop into your foundation, or onto cheekbones gives you gorgeous shine. Retails for: $29, comes in 8 shades.
Finishing product: Davine's Polishing Coat. Why you need it: Don't be thrown off by the tag line, Wizards aren't the only ones who can master their mane with this lightweight, finishing gloss. Expect loads of shine and a smoother do. The best part? A little bit goes a long way with this product, meaning you won't constantly be having to re-stock. Retails for: $32
Tools: Sultra's "The Temptress" Styling Set. Why you need it: The name says it all, get "temptress" like hair with this all in one kit, which includes the Temptress Power Dryer and the Flirt
Smooth and Straight Iron. The advanced technology protects hair, infusing hydration and cutting down on frizz. Retails for: $195 (a $330 value!).
Shampoo/Conditioner: Jason Volumizing Lavender. Why you need it: Loads of volume without having to worry about harmful ingredients messing with your mane. Natural botanical Lavender and Sweet Almond Extract weightlessly
strengthen and fortify hair while Wheat Protein amino acids add lasting volume. If big hair isn't your thing, try Jason's other formula's! Retails for: $10 each
Treatment: Josie Maran's Argan Hot Oil Self-Treatment. Why you need it: It's no secret argan oil is amazing for our hair, and this product is living proof. It's self-heating oil delivers intense moisture and shine in 60 seconds flat, perfect for an quick fix. Not to mention it reduces breakage, strengthens hair and improves smoothness. Retails for: $36 for 4 applications
Regimen: Arcona "Basic 5" Travel kit. Why you need it: Meet all your skincare needs and then some with this 5 piece kit, a great way to get introduced to the product, without having to make a major investment in each individual piece just yet. For the price, your getting everything you need to perfect your regimen, cleanser/toner/moisturizer/protectant/exfoliant for am &pm. For a full review on Arcona, check out my post about it here. Retails for: $87 ($105 value!) and there's a kit for each skincare concern (anti-aging, oily, etc)
Eye Treatment: Natura Bisse NB Ceutical Eye Recovery Balm. Why you need it: I raved about it in 2012 and i'll continue to do so in the new year. I just can't get enough of this ultra effective, lightweight eye treatment, as it addresses all the major concerns with aging and undereye issues (pigmentation, fatigue etc). If there's one thing worth investing in this year, make sure it's your anti-aging regimen. Retails for: $95
Mask: Mario Badescu Enzyme Revitalizing Mask. Why you need it: A great go to product whenever your skin's in need of a good boost. This
creamy combination of papaya extract and vitamin E oil restores needed
moisture and promotes exfoliation for a nourishing treatment for your
skin, bringing it back to life. Retails for: $20