Don’t you hate falling in love with makeup that’s part of a limited edition run, and therefore can’t become part of your regular regimen? This is just what happened with a certain MAC lipstick that Tribeca Mom brought me from the Redbook beauty closet a while back, and the whole situation had me in a mini-panic. I never get compliments on what lipstick I’m wearing, but when I have this on, I do. It’s a rich, berryish shade, very cheery, a little sexy, somehow not too much. I’ve been dreading the day I run out, and I wear it so much that day is fast approaching. So I went to Bigelow, where the ladies behind the counter know their stuff, and asked for the closest match they had. They came up with this—it’s called Apollo—from Lipstick Queen. The match is almost perfect, and I consider the day to be saved.
And here’s another find from my friend Andrea—queen of the no makeup-makeup look: Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonder Glow, which does just what it sounds like: you apply it under or over your foundation or BB cream or tinted moisturizer or whatever, and it just makes your skin all luminous and fresh and younger-looking. It’s super-sheer, so you don’t feel like you’re glopping on another layer, and makes the biggest difference.