Seasonal Favorites: Five Editor-Tested Beauty Products to Fall For

Posted Saturday October 6, 2012 11:43 AM GMT

If there's anything we love more than pumpkin spice lattes and "Sex in the City" re-runs, it’s trying out all the latest and greatest products in the beauty realm.

With all the options available, someone has to offer themselves up as guinea pig in order to discover the cream of the crop, and for the record, we gladly accept the challenge.

So, after vigilantly testing out a slew of moisturizers, cosmetics, hair care products – you name it – we've narrowed down our list to five stellar items we love for fall, all editor tested and editor approved.


Urban Decay’s Smoked Eyeshadow Palette, $49: This palette combines everything we love about smoky-eye shades, and then some! Along with staple hues like black, cream and gray, the range also includes sultry swatches of seductive purples, striking blues and glam greens. All can be worn separately or together in one of the 12 mega-glamorous styles provided in the How-To Look Book located inside the packaging - we’re totally hooked!

PeterThomasRoth’s Camu Camu Power C x 30 Vitamin C Brightening Moisturizer, $72: The camu camu berry, a superfruit found in the Amazon, possess 30 times more vitamin C (per ounce) than an orange. This highly concentrated formula is mega-moisturizing and is equipped with vitamins A, D and E, which promote collagen production, firmness in skin and an allover younger, brighter looking complexion! After some trial and error, we discovered that in the morning, you should only apply a small amount so that the moisturizer doesn’t get tacky when combined with primer and foundation. Other than that, it’s pure perfection … and the smell is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

Twistband Hair Ties, $10: A cool new accessory to incorporate into any ‘do, twistbands are easy to use and are even easier on your hair! Made of soft elastic, these babies hold hair firmly in place without leaving any unsightly creases behind. You can don them with any hair style, from a pony tail to the season’s hottest look – the side braid! They come in a variety of colors and prints, and are made in the good ol’ U.S.A..

June Jacobs Spa Collection Revitalizing Eye Gel, $96: The first thing you’ll notice about this eye product is its unique metal applicator tip which helps to soothe and reduce puffiness in your under-eye area. Its impressive ingredient list of ceramids, algae, horse chestnut, caffeine and mica (just to name a few) promotes a smoother texture (diminishing fine lines and wrinkles) and eliminates redness. Premature-aging is truly no match for this product - we think we found the Fountain of Youth here.

ELLE Cosmetics Nail Lacquer, $10: Currently in the midst of a nail polish obsession, we’re always on the hunt for brands that produce quality lacquers in an array of eye-catching shades. Enter, ELLE Cosmetics. With their nail range, it was love at first swipe! From creamy tones to pearlescent lacquers, there are a slew of trendsetting shades to choose from. Some of our faves are Dancing Queen, Seaside Chic, Imperial Purple, and Trouble in Taupe.

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