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Five items to add to your beauty regimen this month.

Five items to add to your beauty regimen this month.–Angela Bobo

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat ‘Radiant Touch’
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Touche Eclat ‘Radiant Touch’ $40  
For years, many women thought that this was a concealer and swore by its ability to diminish dark under-eye circles. But, the gilded pen is actually meant to be used as a highlighter to brighten the face at the corner of the eyes, bridge of the nose and on the cheekbones. Recently added shades ensure that there is an option for all skin tones, and with gloomy weather who couldn’t use a little complexion pick-me-up?


Dior ‘Diorshow’ Mascara
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Dior ‘Diorshow’ Mascara $25
This iconic mascara is a go-to because the thick brush lengthens and adds volume without clumping. The formula doesn’t flake or smudge onto eyelids when applying. While many lower-priced options work well, one thing that sets this product apart is the distinct scent. The rose smell might not be a winner for everyone, it adds a touch of luxury which is exactly what you would expect from a brand like Dior.


Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Passion
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Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Passion $22.50 
All of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments are incredible for color and consistency. ‘Passion’ is the perfect sheer, deep red to wear during the day when a bold matte just does not seem appropriate. It is great for feeling pulled together on a ‘no make-up day’ or to layer on for a bolder hue at a more social setting. With SPF 15, vitamins, essential oils—and of course sugar—this tinted balm is just as moisturizing as it is colorful.


MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
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MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation $27
I have been using this product since the first time I ventured out to buy foundation on my own. It is another product that can work in layers, lighter coverage for a natural look in the office; or use it as finishing powder and layer it over foundation to get rid of shine for a matte appearance.


Nars the Multiple in Maui
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Nars the Multiple in Maui $39   
This stick is praised for being the perfect threesome: lipstick, eye shadow and blush. The cream consistency is easily blendable to give a slight wash of color. Nars Orgasm blush is widely favored, but many prefer The Multiple in Maui for its less shimmery and more versatile dusty rose shade. Keep one on hand for traveling, rushed mornings or to keep at work for unexpected meetings.

(March 2014)