If you, like us, ate and drank yourself into a stupor on Thanksgiving (and the, um, three days afterwards), we're here to tell you: It's only going to get worse over the next month. Puffiness from too much salt and alcohol? Break-outs from sleeping in your makeup? Yep, holiday party season is officially here! Bad diet (hello, Christmas cookie season!), alcohol, lack of sleep, and cold winter air can all do a number on your skin. Masks are a great quick fix--they can deliver a concentrated dose of active ingredients for whatever pick-me-up your skin needs. Whether you're lacking radiance, need some moisture, or want to clear up a break-up, there's a mask for that--and we tried a ton of them.
The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is here, which means if you need a gift in the $20,000 to $1 million range, you can totally relax, because the retailer has you covered. Neiman Marcus has a tradition of offering over-the-top gifts every year (with some proceeds going to various charities), and this year is no exception. The charities benefitting from your gift-giving generosity include Water.org, the Double H Ranch, Stone Barns Center, First Book, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, amfAR™ and Big Brothers Big Sisters. So which one of these one-of-a-kind gifts would you like to give to a loved one? Rubber ping pong table? Ferrari? We'll start with a few cheapies and work our way up to the gifts that say you *really* love someone. Click through to start your holiday shopping list.
From the brightly lit aisles of the drugstore to the rarefied beauty counters at Neiman Marcus, there's a bounty of new makeup out there to try. We went through all the new collections that are hitting stores now to pull out our favorite pieces. From long-staying lip glosses to high-tech mascaras, you're not going to be disappointed. Click through to see the latest and greatest from NYX, Maybelline, NARS, L'Oreal Paris, Illamasqua, Le Metier de Beaute, and Rimmel London.
When I first heard that Ken Downing, the fashion director at Neiman Marcus, developed a color collection in collaboration with Le Métier de Beauté, I said, “Huh?” Then I really thought about it and it started to seem like a good idea. Then I talked to him about it, and it suddenly made utter and perfect sense. Think about it--this man is around clothes and makeup and women constantly. He lives and dies by trends. It’s a no-brainer.