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Some of these brands may be familiar, some of them may not—and even if you are aware of these names, you probably didn’t know they’re Australian exports. But what sets these Aussie offerings apart? According to Melbourne-based Auspect Skincare’s founder Heather Harrison, “We take a holistic approach to skincare, and because we experience climates of all types in Australia, beauty brands are required to develop comprehensive lines that meet a broad spectrum of needs.” It’s also important to know that Aussie brands are among the most Earth-conscious. “There’s a strong emphasis on environmentally friendly products that are never tested on animals,” Harrison explains. So if
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Curious about what beauty insiders picked as the best beauty products of 2016? The winners of the prestigious 22nd Annual CEW Beauty Insider Awards are in, and as always, Beautyinthebag editors cast our votes and some of our favorites won. (See the products with an *).
Held at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria in New York City, Tony Award winning actress, Laura Benanti hosted the event, the single beauty awards program in which the winners are determined exclusively by industry insiders. CEW’s more than 6,000 U.S. members whittled the potential winners down to 212 finalists from more than 800 entries. Then the winners were chosen by CEW’s Board of Governors and a select group of beauty in
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Face mists have come a long way from the Evian Brumisateur, which set the bar years ago. Now, they not only give you a refreshing feeling but they also act as primers, hydrators, refreshers and anti-aging boosters. Here are five we love:
La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water ($12.99)
Rich in selenium, and other mineral salts and trace elements, this spray is loaded with antioxidant and softening properties. It’s ideal after a day outdoors but also soothing after aesthetic treatments like a peel. Formulated for sensitive skin (as with all La Roche-Posay products), this is a great summer buy.
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A brume d’eau face mist (it also comes in a high
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With tons of shows during New York’s Fashion Week, it’s hard to pinpoint makeup trends because they can be all over the place: designers don’t really share their trade secrets, and often, makeup artists are given just minutes to decide which look would BE best for the overall show. But as always, there were a few well-marked makeup and nail motifs particular to the 2014 Fall/Winter shows. Here are a few standouts.
Perfect, Glistening Skin
One thematic constant that ran through many Fall/Winter 2014 collections was glistening, perfect skin.
Romy Soleimani creates flawless, snow-like skin for
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Backstage at HONOR, the models’ beauty looks reflected the
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