If you're still in need of some inspiration for Mother's Day, then check out our top gifts that are perfect for any mom. From relaxing treats to luxurious makeup finds, we have everything you haven't thought of yet. Plus, we even have the perfect replacement for a bouquet of flowers — it will outlast any wilting tulips! Be sure to shop everything from our gift guide below. On Kirbie: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Tibi dress.
Red lips are a classic, but this innovative new lip color is anything but traditional. Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($28) goes on like a lip gloss but delivers serious pigment like a lipstick. Muse, a universally flattering shade of coral red, glides on smoothly, giving your lips an opaque wash of vibrant color in one stroke. Plus, since this product is packed with skin-conditioning ingredients like goji berry extract and vitamins A, C, and E, this matte formula won't dry out your lips. Now that's impressive.
I don't exactly have a need for an hourglass in my life — a shower timer, yes. Commonly used in Italy during the 14th century, hourglasses were useful for keeping time during church sermons and for measuring time and distance on ships. But, for obvious reasons, they're not as common anymore. I'm tempted to buy this Black Hourglass ($26) on looks alone, though. Do you own one? Do you use it?
I love Simon Doonan, the creative director of Barneys New York. He and his husband Jonathan Adler just might be the world's best-dressed, most talented, and cutest couple. You'd think that someone with such style could be snobby, but Simon is the complete opposite. And he's a very funny writer, too!
Recently, he was working on copy for the fall Barneys Beauty Book and became baffled by the number of creams, cosmetics and other girly ephemera. So to gain insight, he rifled through the makeup bag of Bettina O'Neill, the cosmetics queen of Barneys. To see the dream creams and luxe lipsticks in her bag, including this pricey Serge Lutens mascara, read more
Welcome to Honeymoon Beauty, my series on what types of beauty essentials you need of three different kinds of vacations. There are definitely a few honeymoon essentials that apply to the princess bride, the natural bride and the daring bride—even if you are taking three very different trips. You must pack something sexy, pack things that don't wrinkle and only bring what is necessary. Most likely night after night it's just going to be you two lovebirds, so trust me when I say there's no reason to overpack!
If you are the type of couple that's dreamed of a long, hot warm tropical getaway, then the theme of your vacation is going to be chic and low-maintenance. Things to remember to pack are sunscreen, sunblock sprays for your hair, lip gloss with SPF and a great bronzer to really enhance your tan. Ideally, your makeup should be fuss-free. Take a look at a few of these tropics-inspired makeup palettes perfect for a honeymoon in paradise!
Lisa Watier Palette Honey Moon is a sunny eye palette created to achieve a glowy, bronzed effect. It includes five powder eye shadows, (one of which can also be used as an all-over face illuminator) that can each be worn alone or blended together. The palette costs £24, which is roughly $50 (and yes, this site ships internationally).
For more tantalizing, tropical makeup palettes, read more