What's Hot What's Hot for Beauty: Maybe it has something to do with Back-to-School, but it seems that even beauty products have gotten smarter. Check out these new products that are filled with the latest innovations.
by Natura Bisse
A non-toxic cosmetic alternative to Botox injections. Hailed as a breakthrough in the cosmetic industry, INHIBIT is formulated with active ingredients to relax the muscles that create expression lines on the face instead of paralyze them. The product is not even in stores yet and already waiting lists have been forming across the country! $225, available at Neiman Marcus.
HYDRATING GEL CREAM
from Prada Beauty
A lightweight, sheer cream featuring Hyaluronic acid to help strengthen skin's natural support system and yeast extract to invigorate cell metabolism. Meaning this tinted moisturizer re-tones and re-texturizes from the inside out, thereby illuminating skin with a non-makeup glow. $40, available at Neiman Marcus.
SUPER DUPER LIP KIT
by Joey New York
The next best thing to collagen injection. This lip fattening set includes a plumping gel and a lip-hued pencil to play up your newly bee-stung pout. Top it with some Juicy Tubes from Lancome and you'll be a puckering princess. $25, available at Sephora.
Get the long, full lashes you've always wanted. This plant-based wonder treatment is the only product on the market to claim eyelash growth. $35, available at Sephora.
by Delux Beauty
A sheer, non-greasy shimmering lotion that moisturizes and illuminates skin. This hydrating cocktail of hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, and grape-seed oil is infused with super subtle, light-reflecting particles, so it's not too sparkly for wintertime and it minimizes minor imperfections with a soft opalescence that evens out skin tone. $32, available at Bellacara in Alexandria, (703) 299-9652.
INTENSITE CRÈME LUSTRE
based on Nobel prize-winning technology and is the first cosmetics product powered by Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF). Originally developed for burn victims, it tempers the effects of aging by decreasing wrinkles, fine lines, and thickening the deep structural elements of the skin. It unveils a vibrant layer of skin without harshness or "scaling" with vitamin enzymes. $375, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
BRUSH SET and ROLL
by Kevin Aucoin
A 12-piece set of handcrafted brushes from the late celebrity makeup artist who used his years of experience painting famous faces to help him design brushes that grab just the right amount of color. The shape of each brush is specific to its function and designed for precise placement of color. $392 for the 12-piece set or $150 for the 5-piece brush set available at Neiman Marcus.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG MAKEUP
The woman that changed your wardrobe is now trying to change your makeup. Launching at only 5 Saks Fifth Avenue stores in the nation, Lucky Washingtonians can sample her wares starting in early September at the Saks Fifth Avenue in Tysons Galleria.