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This summer flew by way too fast, and while I’ll certainly miss the slower pace and my whenever-I-feel-like-it pick of leisure activities, time and the changing seasons don’t stand still for anyone. I spent the past few days making time for school shopping with my kids. We picked up what seemed like enough spiral notebooks, index cards, pens and pencils, pocket folders and reinforcements to outfit a small school. We also shopped for a few new items to add to their wardrobes, and I made a list of the must-have beauty picks for my teen daughter. This year, she’ll be extra busy with schoolwork and studying and sports and socializing, but like all of us — no matter the age — she still wants to look her best. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, when it comes to looking your best, above all else, you need to take care of your skin because when your skin looks good that’s exactly what happens. After skincare, a versatile hair product will help you simplify, and then comes the statement makers. This can be as simple as a pop of color on eyes, lips or even your fingertips and will supply you with that finishing touch that completes a look.
Here, the skincare, multi-tasker and statement-maker hits that will help you rise to the top of your class — looks-wise at least!
SkinKick 2-Step Kick Blemish Relief Kit ($39.95) has got you covered when it comes to treating acne and helping you stay blemish free. This two-step system comes complete with a Face Wash that cleanses, exfoliates and preps skin, and a blemish lotion that soothes your complexion as it keeps blemishes at bay. Powerhouse ingredients include Cat’s Claw Extract, Dragon’s Blood Extract, and Black Willow Bark to treat blemishes and Acai, Camu-Camu and Pequi for their anti-aging properties. This duo combo will also help your skin retain moisture and prevent makeup and other debris from clogging your pores which could lead to future breakouts.
Make Up For Ever Flash Color Palette Multi-use Cream Color Palette ($99) is the palette that professional makeup artists swear by. It contains 12 highly pigmented colors for eyes, lips and cheeks, but because the shades are so saturated, be aware that less is more as a little goes a very long way. The two colors palettes available are the Neutral palette featuring Grey, Neutral Brown, Purple Grey, Rosewood, Dark Antique Pink, Ivory, Livid, Kaki, Pink Brown, Fresh Pink, Sienna, Rusty Brown, and the Artistic palette with shades of Gold, Coral, Turquoise, Fuchsia, Yellow, Brown, Silver, White, Red, Bright Blue, Leaf Green and Black.
Living Proof T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler ($26) works well on all hair types and even offers heat protection. It can be used a number of ways so it’s a no-brainer choice when looking for one product that will give you lots styling options. You can apply a small amount to hands and run through strands to tame flyaway strands, smooth your style or add manageability. For a gorgeous, fresh-from-the-salon blowout try it on damp hair, combed through to ends before blow-drying with a round brush. You can also create lots of separation and definition to your style by applying a generous amount from mid-length to ends of dry hair and gently tousling with your fingers.
NOTE: SkinKick was sent complimentary for review. All other products were tested in store. Opinions are my own.