In every big city, a little trend must fall. And when it comes to beauty products, there’s generally good reason. Runway has discovered, with the help of a few industry insiders, this season’s must-have products in some of the chicest cities across the country.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss| Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss
WHY: West coast girls can’t get seem to get enough of Hourglass lip glosses: Hydrating, water-resistant, multi-dimensional sheer formulas, with sleek packaging almost promising an easy jean-pocket fit. Hypnotic, a golden berry shimmer in the Prodigy hydrating collection, is a staple fave to pair with smoky eyes in the City of Angels. As is Child, the latest sheer nude to launch from the Extreme Sheen line. www.HourglassCosmetics.com
Evening Out Complexion Kit
WHY: The Chi-town elite don’t mess around. Meet your complexion’s new BFF – LORAC Cosmetic’s Evening Out compact is the perfect all-in-one go-anywhere beauty accessory. Touch ups, full coverage, sheer finish or color corrections – this baby’s got you covered. Literally. Also makes for a fabulous stocking stuffer! www.Sephora.com
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Haute and Naughty Lash Mascara
WHY? Go naturally doe-eyed or bat those lashes with some Manhattan drama… MAC’s dual-wand-wiper system delivers two distinct mascaras in one. Feeling angelic or devilish this New Year’s – or even a blend of both? Just grab the wand! Voila, instantly Haute and Naughty. www.maccosmetics.com
Anti-Aging Neck Cream
WHY: Houstonites are stockpiling on Anti-Aging Neck Cream from La Prairie. Specifically developed to target the age-revealing delicate neck region, this formula boosts skin firmness, elasticity, and hydration. A bit higher of a price tag, but still considerably less costly than a nip ‘n tuck.
Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream | Shea Butter Lip Balm Stick
WHY: Rocky Mountain winters call for ultimate skincare. Sweet almond oil, mallow, honey extract, and a 25% concentration of Shea Butter quench environment-parched skin after a day on the slopes. Plus, L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Lip Balm Stick helps protect and relieve dry lips exposed to chilly temps. www.USA.Loccitane.com