Want to add something adventurous to your 2013 beauty arsenal without spending a small fortune? Here are some brand new finds we’re excited about, all for $20 or less.
L’Oreal Colour Caresse Shine Stain Similar to Yves Saint Laurent’s coveted
Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres glossy stains, L’Oreal’s new gloss-stain hybrids come at a much-easier-to-stomach price. Each water-based lip color dries to a long-lasting shiny finish and comes in 12 on-trend shades. (We’ve been living in Pink Rebellion — a sheer rosy pink.) $9.99 at Target store locations.
L’Oreal Paris Féria Wild Ombré hair color kit Contains the step-by-step instructions and equipment needed for users to re-create the ombre trend at home. Available in three shades of dark-to-light gradients: medium to dark brown, dark blonde to light brown, and light to medium blonde. $10.99, Amazon.com.
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tints
A follow-up to the Chubby Stick lip balms, these crayon-like eye shadows smooth over lids with a sheer wash of color that can be built up to full coverage. Twelve creamy shades made the cut, including a Curvaceous Coal, a charcoal gray perfect for on-the-fly smoky eyes. $16, Clinique counters this February.
Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Deep Conditioning Shine Mask This deep conditioning mask infused with Moroccan Argan oil claims to hydrate, soften, and add shine to hair when used in place of a regular conditioner one to two times a week. $3.49 on Soap.com.
Essie Sleek Sticks Available in 12 trendy prints and patterns with amusing names (“Oh My Gold” and “Don’t Cheetah on Me” are among our faves), the DIY nail decal set includes 18 nail stickers, a cuticle stick, a file, and a buffer. $9.99,
Maybelline Rocket by Volum’ Express Mascara Available in blackest black, very black, and brownish black, the washable mascara (also available in waterproof) has a micro-bristle brush to battle clumps and build volume. $7.99, Ulta.
CoverGirl Queen Collection Jumbo Gloss Balm Available in 16 different shades, the crayon-shaped lip balm contains mango and Shea butters for a silky smooth application. The shades, when first applied, go on sheer but can be layered for maximum “pow!” factor. $6.99, Target.
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids lipstick Prep for spring with 10 super pigmented shades, including the boldly beautiful Shocking Coral that gave a glossy hue on the lids (yes, eyes!) at Bibhu Mohapatra’s spring 2013 show. Made with a honey nectar formula for lip nourishment and hydration. $7.49, drugstore locations.
Herbal Essences Smooth and Shine Collections shampoo and conditioner The hair care brand will reintroduce its two classic formulas (updated to be silicone- and sulfate-free) from the ’90s in their iconic bottles and scents in early February. Whether or not the brow-raising commercials (’memba those?) will also be renewed is up for debate. Soon at most drugstore and discount store locations.
Kate Moss for Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte lipsticks The mega model’s popular long-lasting lipstick collection now comes in five new high-pigment matte shades that claim to last up to eight hours. The line was recently given Allure’s stamp of approval for Best Beauty of 2012. $5.49, CVS store locations.
Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Hair Care Collection The new range from the beauty icon includes five care and styling sub-collections: color, moisture, repair, volume, and smooth; a styling and finishing collection; and at-home color kits, all priced to please. Collection starts at $2.47, Walmart.
IMAN Skin Tone Evener BB Cream SPF15 This BB cream features a sunscreen, moisturizer, and a tone-evening, paraben-free formula for a full-coverage foundation. $20, Ulta.com.
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms Heavy in moisture and light in color, these all-natural sheer color balms are made with shea butter and botanical waxes. Burt’s Bees recently added four colors to the collection for 2013: Blush Orchid, Caramel Daisy, Petunia, and Sweet Violet. $7, CVS store locations.
bareMinerals Loud & Clear Lip Sheer Duo The sheer gel gloss set comes in a lipstick-like applicator for easy application and storage. Made with shea butter and jojoba seed oil, the product moisturizes and conditions lips, while adding a sheer wash of bright color and shine. $19, exclusive to QVC and QVC.com starting Jan. 21.