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CHANEL 'LE VERNIS' POLISH IN BLACK PEARL
Brittany Talarico, Associate Editor: My nails have been coated in citrus shades and light colors all summer. But I’m so excited to try deep forest green, one of the It colors of fall. This one (which, yes, is green despite the name) is ultra-shiny and lasted nearly a week – so key when giving yourself a mani in a dark shade.
Buy It! chanel.com, $27
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JANE COSMETICS CREAM EYE SHADOW
Pamela Edwards Christiani, Style and Beauty Editor: I wasn’t quite ready for fall until I picked this up in “Glistening Gold Khaki.” And it’s not just the neutral-meets-metallic autumnal color I love, but also the fact that this formula stays put from the time I put it on in the morning until past dinner (a major feat since my oily lids usually don’t hold a shadow for more than an hour).
Buy It! janecosmetics.com, $8
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URBAN DECAY REVOLUTION LIPSTICK
Zoë Ruderman, Senior Style Editor: Now that I’m out of my 20s, I’ve decided it’s finally time to wear a classic red lip. Current member of the over-30 club (Andrea) introduced me, new member to the over-30 club, to this new lipstick in F-bomb. It goes on smoothly, coats my lips in one swipe and doesn’t smudge. It’s official, people: I’m now a lady.
Buy It! sephora.com, $22
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SMASHBOX LIQUID HALO HD FOUNDATION
Andrea Lavinthal, Style Director: I’m so not a foundation person (really, who is?), but my friend swore that would change if I tried this new formula from Smashbox. And she was right. It made my skin look nearly flawless, yet somehow you couldn’t tell that I was wearing any makeup. The secret is these microscopic gel pigments that mimic light filters (kind of like Instagram) to blur out any imperfections.
Buy It! sephora.com, $42
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JASON WU FOR LANCÔME EYE SHADOW PALETTE
Brittany: Can I afford anything from Jason Wu’s Fall 2013 collection? Outlook not so good. Can I still channel the designer’s aesthetic? It is decidedly so thanks to this color collection inspired by the looks he sent down the runway. I combined all five shadows to create an updated smoky eye for a wedding last weekend and got tons of compliments!
Buy It! nordstrom.com, $51
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DOLCE & GABBANA PERFECT FINISH POWDER FOUNDATION
Pamela: This season is all about a matte finish. (None of that just-back-from-the-beach dewy glow. Sigh.) I get that look by applying the powder with the dry applicator. But the added bonus is that when I go on vacation later in the year and want that warm-weather, luminous look, I’ll just wet the applicator first then apply the stuff like a foundation. Gotta love a twofer!
Buy It! sephora.com, $59
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NARS BROW GEL
Jackie Fields, Writer-Reporter: Full arches are definitely having a moment. But unfortunately for me, I wasn’t born with what Lily Collins and Cara Delevingne are working with. Luckily, I found this gel, which makes my brows look instantly fuller, darker and more defined. But because it’s clear, I don’t have to worry about it smudging halfway through the day.
Buy It! narscosmetics.com, $22
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KIEHL'S FACIAL FUEL LIP BALM
Storm Heitman, Contributor: When temps turn chilly, my lips turn dry as a desert and you can find me applying this stuff, oh, every 15 minutes. I love that it doesn t have the waxy flavor that you get with a lot of other balms in stick form. And because it doesn t have a sheen, I can apply a bajillion layers without my lips feeling greasy.
Buy It! kiehls.com, $9
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URBAN DECAY BROW BOX
Andrea: In terms of my primping priorities, eyebrows fall at the bottom of the list. But with all the attention Lily Collins and Cara Delevingne are receiving for their standout arches, I realized it’s time to up my own brow game. Enter this cute kit which has everything you need – two powders, wax, tiny tweezers, angled brushes and a magnifying mirror – to keep your brows in stellar shape.
Buy It! sephora.com, $29