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Fall in Love with Our October Must Haves

Oct 1 2012 - 4:04am

There's so much to get excited about in October. Halloween [1] is right around the corner, and we're giving you our version of a bag full of candy: a roundup of our top beauty picks of the month. Whether you're plagued with flaky skin, experimenting with your signature scent, or just hunting for your new go-to lipstick hue, we've got you covered. Click through and bob for your new favorites . . . They're more fun than apples.

Source: Flickr user Petropavlova Daria [2]

Golden Flowers

When a pretty bottle meets a pretty fragrance, it's my dream come true. I love the light, flowery scent of BCBG Max Azria Bon Chic [3] ($75) . . . and how chic the bottle looks on my desk for last-minute spritzes.

— Liza Kaplan, fashion and beauty producer

Peck on the Lips

Straight from Galeries Lafayette [4] in Paris, Bellapierre [5] is now available stateside, and je suis très contente. I'm particularly partial to this All About Lips Kit [6] ($50) because you can go from glossy to matte to mixed-and-matched all in one place. No need to carry around 12 lipsticks anymore: pick your signature color and manipulate it into a slew of new looks every time you leave the house.

— LK

The Saga of Sassoon

Hair industry visionary Vidal Sassoon passed away earlier this year at the age of 84, and what a wonderfully rich, fulfilled life he lived. With a flair for words and a keen sense of humor, Vidal Sassoon: How One Man Changed the World With a Pair of Scissors [7] ($50) by Vidal Sassoon with Michael Gordon (founder of Bumble and bumble), the late, great Vidal will make you laugh as much as he'll make you cry. He was a true inspiration.

— Jaime Richards, associate editor

Dynamic Duo

Dramatic brows are in, and you can easily enhance yours with Pixi Natural Brow Duo [8] ($15) without looking harsh or overdone. On one end, you'll find an angled brow pencil that allows you to fill and feather in, and on the opposite side, a tinted gel quickly sets and polishes. Talk about bold brows on the double.

— JR

Dark and Stormy

Deep, wine-colored hues are perfect for Fall, and I can't get enough of Laura Mercier's Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Sienna [9] ($26). It's semimatte, and the color isn't too intense, so it can easily transition from sitting at a desk chair to a bar stool.

— Maria Del Russo, editorial assistant

Citrus Squeeze

Antioxidants are your skin's best friend, and Peter Thomas Roth's Camu Camu Brightening Moisturizer [10] ($72) gives your skin a serious dose. Using the Camu Camu berry, which contains 30 times more vitamin C than an orange, this moisturizer is lightweight, evens skin tone, and smells like a basket of oranges. Yum!

— MD

All Aboard

Dark, creamy, and metallic — it's what we all want in our Fall makeup shades. Revlon [11] has overdelivered with makeup artist Gucci [12] Westman's Midnight Express Palette ($10), available Oct. 15. The hunter, violet, and pumpkin shades can be doubled as lip color or eye shadow. Then you can highlight with the champagne and foil shades.

— Jessica Cruel, editorial assistant

Cool as a Cucumber

What if your primer could cool on contact, soak up oil, and fight acne? Vichy Normaderm Total Mat [13] ($25) does do all of that and leaves a fresh cucumber scent. Tested in sauna conditions, this is one primer you can depend on all day.

— JC

Line It Up

Fall means adding a little drama to your beauty look, and I'm always on the lookout for a liner pen that won't spot and doesn't tug at my eyes. Mirabella's Magic Marker Eyeliner [14] ($18) has the staying power of a Sharpie and dissolves easily with a little soap and water. It'll be any winged-liner fiend's best friend.

— Kirbie Johnson, beauty reporter

Lash Out

Whether you want to amp up your eyes for Halloween [15] or want to add a little razzle-dazzle to your date-night look, Smoke and Mirrors Beauty's faux lashes have you covered. Blow everyone away with impossible length and thickness with Heart Lash ($13.50) or get a more natural style with New York City Lash (shown, $13.50).

— KJ

Shine On

I don't need blindingly white teeth, but an occasional brightening does wonders. Go Smile's Truly whitening system [16] ($42.50) combines a polishing paste and a whitening gel to do just that as you brush. One less step, one gleaming smile, one happy me.

— Annie Tomlin, beauty director


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