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November 12, 2012

Six Surprising Fall Beauty Finds

Fall is in full swing at beauty counters everywhere, and there is no shortage of swoon-worthy products. Before you start shopping for holiday gifts, pick up a little something for yourself. I’ve got my eye on these unexpected finds: (clockwise) Butter London Royal Navy Nail Lacquer ($14) – I’ve never wanted a nail polish shade so badly. If you, too, love a classic navy blue blazer, then you’re going to want to this nautical-meets-naughty shade. It will instantly turn your preppy white button-down or cashmere cardigan on its head. Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Cream ($48) – Most BB creams are made for girls with oily skin, which I am not. So it was with skepticism that I tried this new beauty balm. Earth-shattering result: totally glow-y skin that stayed that way all day. The secret is in a sheer yet waterproof finish, and the bonus is SPF 25. Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder ($65) – I’d like to start each day like geisha, cleansing my skin with an exotic enzyme powder that, when hand-mixed with water, removes makeup and impurities without stripping my skin of its natural moisture. Sjal Serum 1 Liquid Vitamin Lift ($255) – I received a tiny sample of this and, after it rendered my skin practically unrecognizable in a brighter, smoother, and practically ageless way, squeezed every last precious drop from the packet. It costs more than a pair of premium denim, but that’s a small price to pay for daily facial of energizing oxygen, fancy gemstones and fast-acting peptides. Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream ($60) – A number of my fellow beauty writers have sung the praises of the original Rosa Arctica and the precious, rare resurrection flower it contains to defy aging, but I’m loving this lightweight version for day. Bobbi Brown Blush in Plum ($25) – Part of Bobbi’s new Pretty Powerful Uber Basics collection, this deep pinky plum is girl-next-door when applied to just the apples, and nighttime-sultry when swept across cheek bones.

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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