My biggest issue with make-up is I can never find eyeliner that doesn’t smudge even though it says waterproof. By the time it’s happy hour my eyes look like raccoons and rubbing it off makes me look like I’m ready for a game of football. For the past month I’ve been using black|Up Waterproof Smokey Kohl Pencil and haven’t had a smear since. This long-lasting, waterproof pencil goes on like butter and has a satin finish. It may have taken over 10 years, but I’ve officially found my go to liner.

And speaking of satin finish, always have a black|Up plan with their Two Way Cake. A 2-in-1 compact pressed powder that doubles as foundation. Glide over dry for a matte finish or apply with a damp sponge for adjustable, flawless coverage.

Gold your color of the make-up season? black|Up has the liquid eyeliner that’ll add the perfect amount of KE$HA, minus the dollar sign as an “s”. Basically, it’ the right amount of partying at a rich dudes house, except you know this “rich dude”. Their gold, highly pigmented liner provides an intense (and I mean intense), 24hour lasting, gloss finish.

ORLY introduces Fired Up, a collection created to showcase inner power. Its high gloss shades range from a warm taupe to a fiery red in names like Ignite, Smolder and my favorite, Rapture. And unlike other nail lacquers, ORLY lasted me nearly two weeks before the chips started flying and a touch-up was needed.


Flip the switch on basic, with CoverGIRL BlastFlipstick’s color options. This 2-in-1 lipstick offers colors that transform your style from day to night, or blend it together to create an edgier look. Creamy on one side and glittery on the other, it’s the perfect cosmetic staple for the girl who can never “make-up” her mind.



Add some Nourish-mint to your lips with Aveda’s limited edition collection. The rehydrating lip glaze comes in 12 glossy shades proven to smooth the look of fine lines, refresh your breath with an organic vanilla/mint flavor and condition your lips after eight weeks. And for us ladies who love the smooth application that lasts over six hours (I’ve tested it!) before a necessary touch up, Nourish-mint smoothing lip color is your cup of tea.

Gloss or lipstick not your thing? Votre Vu created the item for the wake-up and go gal, Bébé Duette. This duo is singing relief across the globe with a moisturizing lip balm and hand cream in one. With a double lid, the balm rests below the first cap – with a mirror for application perfection – and almond infused cream right below. Balms available in two looks – raspberry and clear – each balm is packed with parsol for UVB protection, coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax for the ultimate lip defense.