As we move on to 2013 in anticipation of great beauty product launches, let’s take a moment to reflect upon and appreciate the past year. 2012 was filled with innovation, and some real winners in all categories across the board, from skincare and hair care to makeup and body care. Here are some that really stood out.
Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator ($60)
This is the first fast-acting serum from the brand to dramatically reduce the appearance of unneven skintone, and the best part is that it’s formulated for all skin types. Banish red spots, acne scars and dark spots with this marvelous fluid. This skintone illuminator also won the “Best Anti-Aging Product”
Fashion Week may come and go like a blur of sequined gowns, but the trends it triggers have a ripple effect for months. During New York City’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, notable and established designers as well as young rising stars presented their Spring/Summer 2013 lines at Lincoln Center, MILK Studios, and other trendy venues. Backstage, nearly all the big names in beauty were hard at work—making up, touching up, and styling the models.
As for the trends, there were so many, but the following really caught our eye.
Homage to the 1980s: Both makeup artists and hairstylists alike sought inspiration from the 1980s to create contemporary looks. At the Tracy Reese show, hairstylist J
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Just in time for Madonna’s new MDNA Tour comes a lip color so mesmerizing that you won’t be able peel your eyes away from the shade.
Gina Brooke,makeup artist extraordinare and a long-time makeup artist to Madonna,spilled the beans about the partnership with Make Up For Ever, where she created an iconic red lip for arguably the most iconic pop figure of our time. Aqua Rouge ($24) is now in stores and you’ll be seeing Madonna on stage wearing the glossy, “come hither” #8 shade, which was created specifically by Brooke for the performer. “This shade looks gorgeous on everyone,” says Brooke. “The pigments are so strong that all you see is color, with no undertones.” With a lot of lipsti
With an enviable career that has taken her from England, to Europe, then Hong Kong, and back, Esther Fieldgrass is the founder and managing director of EF MEDISPA, a comprehensive medical spa offering aesthetic and surgical treatments in London. Launched in 2007, EF MEDISPA is recognized today as a leader in anti-aging therapies, preventative health, and cosmetic procedures.
Ms. Fieldgrass began her career at the age of 20 by opening her first hairdressing salon. She quickly moved into developing an award winning hair and beauty group before expanding her business interests into designer fashion. In the early 1980s, Ms. Fieldgrass relocated to Hong Kong, where she was introduced to east