2013 Beauty Guide: A Bakers Dozen for the New Year

by Rashida Bolden

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Jurlique Rose Water Balancing Mist

1. Prep your skin with Jurlique Rose Water Balancing Mist. This will tone and hydrate your skin leaving it in perfect condition for your makeup application. $55

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Maybelline Super stay 24hr Foundation w/ Micro Flex Technology

2. Achieve flawless looking skin with Maybelline Super stay 24hr Foundation w/ Micro Flex Technology.  Expect to be amazed at the gorgeous coverage, light feel and long lasting power. $9.99

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NYX Powder Blush in Cocoa


3.  NYX Powder Blush in Cocoa is the Holy Grail of universal colors. It will look perfect on any skin tone giving the most beautiful flush of color. Don’t shy away from the matte dark brown description; it’s honestly perfection in blusher form. Layer for a more intense look. $6

4.  To achieve a dazzling, start with Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. Guaranteed brilliant color, creaseless, long wearing eye shadow application with this primer. In other words…worth every penny. Sephora $24

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Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

5. The new Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette will take you from day to night with its refreshing yet simple choice of 6 neutral tones. You can keep it natural or smoke it out, either way the outcome is gorgeous. $27

6. Intensify you eye with Milani Liquid Eye Liquid-Like Eyeliner. Smoothest, darkest application with great staying power. CVS $6.99

7. Lancôme Hypnôse Star Mascara will be the final boost you need to get the flirtiest lashes ever! Helpful tip: Lightly coat lash tips, followed by a light coat on the back of lashes and finally wiggling the wand from base to tip closing the eye as you stroke upwards to achieve full coverage.  Sephora $28

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Evercolor Poreless Face Defender

8. Set your full face with Evercolor Poreless Face Defender from Celebrity Makeup Artist Mally Roncal. This product is simply magic in a compact. You’ll have a smooth and flawless look all day long. $40

9. Prepare your pout with a Waterproof Lip liner from BH Cosmetics. This will help hold your lip color in place and prevent color bleeding. $2.95/each  *get them all, you won’t regret it*


OCC liptar NSFW

10. Once upon a time the gods created an all-time perfect red lip color and they called it OCC liptar NSFW…enough said! $16

11. Of course quality tools are a makeup maven’s best friend. Sedona Lace Midnight Lace Synthetic Brushes are ideal to for seamless application. $12.95-$14.95/each

12. No look is complete without a sultry scent to complete the package. Try LUST from Lush cosmetics. They’ve combined jasmine, ylang ylang, rose, vanilla and sandlewood to produce what I simply call SEXY, SEXY and SEXIER! $1.95-$35.95

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Lab Series Instant Booster

13. Fellas, I couldn’t leave you out. I know you work hard and sometimes the fatigue of career, family and everything else in between can leave you looking drab. Refresh your skin with Lab Series Instant Booster. This light serum will reduce puffiness and calm discoloration from skin irritations. What’s even better is it can be used anytime, anywhere! Macy’s $33

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